The secret airline run by the US government is hiring — and to get the job, you have to share your drinking habits, sexual behaviour, and mental health

You need the highest level of security clearance for this job. Chris Parypa Photography/Shutterstock
  • Janet Airlines, the secret airline run by the US government, is hiring flight attendants.
  • The airline mostly shuttles workers from the Las Vegas airport to locations like Area 51.
  • The flight attendants will have the highest level of security clearance and be privy to classified national security information.
  • To qualify, prospective employees will have to reveal some of their most intimate details, including their alcohol consumption, sexual behaviour, and mental health.

Forget secret agent – if you want one of the most exclusive, top-secret jobs about there, consider becoming a flight attendant.

Janet Airlines, the secret airline run by the US government that mostly shuttles employees and contractors out of a private terminal at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas to their jobs in places like Area 51, is hiring flight attendants.

As Business Insider previously reported, while some joke that Janet is an acronym for “Just Another Non-Existent Terminal,” it may mean “Joint Air Network for Employee Transportation.”

The airline’s hires will perform all the usual tasks of a flight attendant, including providing food and drinks, giving pre-flight safety demonstrations, ensuring passenger safety throughout the flight, and providing assistance during emergencies.

And like other airlines’ flight attendants, Janet Airlines’ must have a high-school diploma or an equivalent, pass a training program, and comply with the airline’s dress code, among other things.

But they must also qualify for and maintain top-secret government security clearance and associated work location access.

According to the US State Department’s website, “top secret” is the highest level of security clearance, and having it gives you access to classified national security information.

The government evaluates security-clearance applications on an individual basis and considers several deeply personal details about the applicant, including:

  • Allegiance to the US.
  • Foreign influence.
  • Foreign preference.
  • Sexual behaviour.
  • Personal conduct.
  • Financial considerations.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Drug involvement.
  • Emotional, mental, and personality disorders.
  • Criminal conduct.
  • Security violations.
  • Outside activities.
  • Misuse of information technology systems.

If this sounds like the job for you, find the listing at AECom.