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Yes. Government can ask about all your convictions, even those that were later expunged. They can also see what private employers cannot, so if you don't give them the information they ask for, they will know that you are are not telling the truth.
The rule of thumb with a government employer on any level is to give them everything they ask for. You can always find a place on the application to note that the conviction was expunged.
Same goes for licensing authorities. Anything governmental.
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