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days12  
#241 Posted : Thursday, August 26, 2021 3:21:45 PM(UTC)
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Hey Allsourceguy I noticed you got LASIK prior to your eye exam date. I currently have my SUPER on 9/2/21. I have not got LASIK yet but I need to. I understand the wait time for the eye exam test with LASIK is 3 months. Would I be okay with getting it done right after my interview? I’m guessing I’ll either have to wait 3 months to take the eye exam or they might let me take the eye exam?

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#242 Posted : Friday, August 27, 2021 3:34:23 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: days12 Go to Quoted Post
Hey Allsourceguy I noticed you got LASIK prior to your eye exam date. I currently have my SUPER on 9/2/21. I have not got LASIK yet but I need to. I understand the wait time for the eye exam test with LASIK is 3 months. Would I be okay with getting it done right after my interview? I’m guessing I’ll either have to wait 3 months to take the eye exam or they might let me take the eye exam?


Yeah I would do it asap. I did mine right after the SUPER and it ended up being a few months until my eye exam.

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#243 Posted : Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:33:28 AM(UTC)
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What are the SAFE and SUPER? Not familiar with the terminology here
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#244 Posted : Wednesday, September 1, 2021 3:46:51 PM(UTC)
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SAEE = Special Agent Entrance Exam
SUPER = Special Agent and Uniformed Division Pre-Employment Review
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#245 Posted : Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:29:41 AM(UTC)
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Hey everyone! Just passed my SAEE today and waiting on the email about my SUPER. I recently passed the FBI background investigation (I am apart of the 2021 Collegiate hiring initiative program) I figured while I wait for calls about interviews with them, I’ll apply to other things. When I applied here, I didn’t think things would be happening so quick! I usually don’t have luck with USAjobs.

Anybody know if me passing the FBI background has any impact on my background that would take place with the USSS?



Your FBI B.I. has no bearing on your USSS B.I. The Service will do their own Background Investigation independent of any other agency.
FedMaMa  
#246 Posted : Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:45:01 AM(UTC)
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Hey I'm at my SUPER stage, just waiting to receive the call. I'm wondering what I can do to prepare or expect. Will I know same day like with the SAEE? Thanks guys! How's everyone else's process going?
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#247 Posted : Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:18:04 PM(UTC)
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For your SUPER just prepare scenarios from your own life and experience using the STAR interview method. You won’t know right away, as what follows is the COE and if you passed they probably need time to get you approved for it and prepare it.

I had mine last week and I haven’t received an answer yet. I’m hoping this week.

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#248 Posted : Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:41:11 PM(UTC)
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Thanks got my SUPER set up for Tuesday! Any news yet Lunaticox for yours?
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#249 Posted : Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:47:45 PM(UTC)
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Nothing yet @FedMaMa.

Do you feel ready for your interview?

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#250 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:12:57 AM(UTC)
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Well after talking to the recruiting office. You can reapply after getting a BQA letter unless it states otherwise.
So now ill reapply on the next job announcement and hopefully continue the process(hopefully pickup at the poly again).
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#251 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:56:34 PM(UTC)
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That’s actually good to read @Allsourceguy. I hope you’re able to go through the second time around.
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#252 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2021 10:53:57 AM(UTC)
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I have my medical tomorrow, and the reminder from the USSS auto mailbox mentions the attire is business...is that right? Seems impractical and I've emailed both the medical center and the agent who's been processing my application to verify but I haven't heard from either one.
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#253 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2021 1:09:04 PM(UTC)
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I have my medical tomorrow, and the reminder from the USSS auto mailbox mentions the attire is business...is that right? Seems impractical and I've emailed both the medical center and the agent who's been processing my application to verify but I haven't heard from either one.


Yes it is rather impractical but make sure you’re in a suit and tie for at least the first session (remember, follow instructions and first impressions). The nurse will most likely tell you to come in athletic attire at your follow up. Also, just a word of advice with the medical, make sure you provide as much info as you can on anything that may come up. You do not want to fall into the “medical review” after you finish all the steps in the hiring process. I have been stuck there for a couple months and it is turning into a black hole it seems, they just keep wanting more and more additional information that is really just the same thing over and over written/or conveyed in different ways. Each time I have provided them with whatever they request, it takes about a month to “review” it and then get back to me only requesting more info. Anyways, good luck.
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I have my medical tomorrow, and the reminder from the USSS auto mailbox mentions the attire is business...is that right? Seems impractical and I've emailed both the medical center and the agent who's been processing my application to verify but I haven't heard from either one.


Yes it is rather impractical but make sure you’re in a suit and tie for at least the first session (remember, follow instructions and first impressions). The nurse will most likely tell you to come in athletic attire at your follow up. Also, just a word of advice with the medical, make sure you provide as much info as you can on anything that may come up. You do not want to fall into the “medical review” after you finish all the steps in the hiring process. I have been stuck there for a couple months and it is turning into a black hole it seems, they just keep wanting more and more additional information that is really just the same thing over and over written/or conveyed in different ways. Each time I have provided them with whatever they request, it takes about a month to “review” it and then get back to me only requesting more info. Anyways, good luck.


That is helpful, thank you.
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#255 Posted : Friday, October 15, 2021 11:32:46 AM(UTC)
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Long time lurker at the soup. Applied for a couple of 1811's this summer. A couple has gained some traction.

Applied: 5/8/2021
Notified to schedule SAEE test: 6/21/2021
SAEE Taken: 6/28/2021
Passing Score SAEE: 6/29/2021
SUPER: 7/13/2021
COA: 8/5/2021
Received Notice of E-Quip: 8/11/2021 (they wanted it completed in a week after waiting a month) There was a lot to add after my first SF-86!
Reached out to schedule SI on 8/17/2021 for 8/19/2021 (I couldn’t make it work)
SI: 8/31/2021
Poly: 10/6
Medical: 10/14


The USSS poly was my first ever. The gentleman that did it was excellent in administering the poly. I would hate to be a bad guy on the other side of him. I have not heard the results yet. I was told in the beginning that the failure rate is high with the USSS. I am pretty much assuming that I didn't make muster on this one.

Since taking the Poly with the service, I have taken it with another agency. It was evident the training was the same for both. Within a day, I found out I passed the second agency's poly.

As for attire, I wore a suit to each of the face-to-face interviews until the poly. I called my polygrapher, and he reported a sport coat and no tie would be fine. I wore khakis and dress shoes with a sport coat.

For my medical for the service, I wore tac pants and a polo. No complaints from my medical team. I had two medicals that day back to back for two different agencies.

I have met some professional individuals in the service. If it ends now, I have nothing but great things to say about them. The poly is no joke tho.
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#256 Posted : Thursday, October 21, 2021 9:30:01 AM(UTC)
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I guess I was wrong about not making it through Poly. I received a random call from a retired agent doing a portion of the background. I told him I didn't know I passed...

Today, 10/21, I received my tentative offer with pay and location.....So cool.



Are there any current USSS people that wouldn't mind reaching out? I have questions about the next steps and after.


Thank you!
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#257 Posted : Wednesday, December 22, 2021 10:23:24 AM(UTC)
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Just to update this forum the following has been my timeline for the USSS application process:

USSS APPLICTAION FILED 10/05/2021
BEST QUALIFIED EMAIL 10/29/2021
SCHEDULE SAEE EMAIL 10/29/2021
SAEE TAKEN AND PASSED ON 11/4/2021
SUPER INTERVIEW 11/22/2021
CONDITIONAL OFFER 12/13/2021
REUEST FOR EYE EXAM/OF306 12/13/2021
SENT IN EYE EXAM/OF306 12/14/2021
EQUIP EMAIL RECIEVED 12/14/2021
EQUIP / USSS SC FORMS SUBMITTED 12/15/2021

I will keep the forum updated once I receive any new updates, according to the agents in charge at my super interview they are looking to hire me on by Feb-2022
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#258 Posted : Tuesday, January 11, 2022 7:48:51 AM(UTC)
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I've got my SUPER interview tomorrow, reading up on interview tips, the STAR method and listening to some podcasts about interviewing.

I am optimistic but have a couple of questions.

As far as I know, the Army and USSS both use OPM for their clearances, will my current TS carry over?

Also, I do have a tattoo that goes very slightly below my wrist bone, wondering if that will automatically disqualify me, or if they are in need of people and will give me a waiver. It is covered up by my shirt sleeve unless i raise my arm in the air. My plan is to just be upfront about it.
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#259 Posted : Friday, January 28, 2022 3:35:05 AM(UTC)
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Any received “the call” recently, or any other recent updates from anyone?

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#260 Posted : Monday, January 31, 2022 10:04:44 AM(UTC)
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Just to update this forum the following has been my timeline for the USSS application process:

USSS APPLICTAION FILED 10/05/2021
BEST QUALIFIED EMAIL 10/29/2021
SCHEDULE SAEE EMAIL 10/29/2021
SAEE TAKEN AND PASSED ON 11/4/2021
SUPER INTERVIEW 11/22/2021
CONDITIONAL OFFER 12/13/2021
REUEST FOR EYE EXAM/OF306 12/13/2021
SENT IN EYE EXAM/OF306 12/14/2021
EQUIP EMAIL RECIEVED 12/14/2021
EQUIP / USSS SC FORMS SUBMITTED 12/15/2021

I will keep the forum updated once I receive any new updates, according to the agents in charge at my super interview they are looking to hire me on by Feb-2022


UPDATE: Just got a call to schedule my Security Interview, it will be on 02/03/2022 - The Agent stated there was a hold up as eQuip was having technical issues and my initial eQuip did not process correctly. Therefore I had to send them a paper copy to resubmit. Hopefully they are still able to give me a final job offer as estimated before the end of February.
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