A new company is relocating to my town and I am interested in applying to work there. Currently there is no specific position being offered that I could/want to apply for, however on their website they welcome all interested people to send in their resumes for consideration.
For the 3 jobs that they do have posted on Indeed, in all 3 cases one of the requirements mentioned is being a US Citizen (however I can't find this mentioned anywhere on their website). I understand this basic requirement as they have ties to various 3 letter agencies and also the nuclear industry, and that with ITAR etc not being a citizen can be a show stopper. But I also know that there can be work arounds for people like me who are only permanent residents and not US citizens.
Note that for the jobs mentioned on Indeed, I overlooked the following text
This position is only available to citizens of the United States and applicants must be able to pass a government background check and be eligible to obtain and hold government security clearances.
But in a recent press release this company highlighted working in an industry where I have over a decade of current experience and where being a PR was not a hindrance due to the general nature of the work. They are also looking to expand into other industrial arenas where my background would be a solid fit, which is why I am interested in working for them.
My question is this then:
In writing a generic cover letter, should I mention that I am only a PR and not a citizen, given that their website makes no mention of this?
On one hand I can see mentioning this a positive because it shows upfront that I am open and honest. On the other hand they could reject me over my PR status without considering that there are roles I could play in the company where it wouldn't be an issue.