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The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 230,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. [Their] duties are wide-ranging, but [their] goal is clear: keeping America safe. (source: www.dhs.gov)

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Carla  
#21 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:33:20 AM(UTC)
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I also have one for Newark on the 21th
8nnrr  
#22 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:46:23 AM(UTC)
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OMG how many people applied for Newark LOL,  im getting scared now. I wonder how many positions they have available...
futurefed2?  
#23 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:50:16 AM(UTC)

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Ok good! Do they let you know how well you do? Or if your out the running? My buddy got hired with the gov a while back and he said he went on a bunch of interviews and sometimes they'd tell him afterward if he "made it" or not and sometimes he'd just get we'd be in touch. Lol

They hiring more than one position there? I Wanted to apply to mt. Laurel I just assumed it was a small office.
futurefed2?  
#24 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 7:55:22 AM(UTC)

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My other buddy applied to a job and they checked his references before he interviewed fingerprinted him afterwards and he still didn't know if he got the job. Does IA do anything like this cinnamon? Is that it just interview questions and have a "nice day"?
8nnrr  
#25 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:22:06 AM(UTC)
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futurefed2? wrote:
Ok good! Do they let you know how well you do? Or if your out the running? My buddy got hired with the gov a while back and he said he went on a bunch of interviews and sometimes they'd tell him afterward if he "made it" or not and sometimes he'd just get we'd be in touch. Lol

They hiring more than one position there? I Wanted to apply to mt. Laurel I just assumed it was a small office.



I had 3 different Gov positions (including CIS) and they all only consisted of 1 interview, I think it may depend on the agency. I've also seen people get hired b4 their background check cleared, and some were let go cause they weren't cleared..
futurefed2?  
#26 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:09:00 AM(UTC)

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I know my buddy said they removed a coworker after he was caught lying on BI I just assumed there would be something more like 2 interviews, fingerprints, writing sample or something.
8nnrr  
#27 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:18:23 AM(UTC)
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U normally get a package in the mail instructing u to go for a drug test and fingerprints. But that's after your selectedPinkIO2011-09-14 20:07:56
futurefed2?  
#28 Posted : Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:11:44 AM(UTC)

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No writing tests? I just want to be prepared. Lol cinnamon, did you have to do anything like that? Writing test or anything?
8nnrr  
#29 Posted : Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:00:35 AM(UTC)
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I interviewed in Newark today, my Interview went ok but I think it couldve went better (I get very nervous during interview).... Hopefully my previous experience with CIS gained me some bonus points. There was another person there also waiting to be interviewed. I was told there is 7 positions availble..
cinnamoncau  
#30 Posted : Wednesday, September 21, 2011 12:04:42 AM(UTC)

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Sorry I am not just seeing this. They gave me a ten minutes to write something about myself that wasn't on my resume. It was unexpected, but that was okay. I thought I did okay on my interview. U can never tell with these types of things. Good luck to evveryone!
futurefed2?  
#31 Posted : Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:01:14 AM(UTC)

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Wow seven positions that shoulld be alright. I can't see them interviewing 50 people for seven slots. Lol maybe it's more like 10 or 11 people for 7 slots. My hubby got hired for a federal gig a couple years back and there were 9 certified applicants for 6 slots so let's hope we all can get hired! Lol
futurefed2?  
#32 Posted : Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:53:58 AM(UTC)

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Ok cinnamon it's all good we are all busy. Thanks though.

But did they say how Many positions they were hiring for?
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#33 Posted : Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:55:19 AM(UTC)

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i just applied to this position, It said one vacancy.. But I applied anyway. So whats the latest on this.. is it one vacancy across the board?
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#34 Posted : Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:31:59 AM(UTC)

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There were 2 vacancy announcements in Cleveland, and I applied. I recieved three scores because the vacancies were for GS-5/6/7. I got a score of 102 for GS-5/6 and a 97 for GS-7. I am a Vet and current federal employee if that gives you some insight.
The interviews are sweet and simple. It's just for them to judge your character, personality, and psycholigical reactions. HR has 30 days after the last person interviews off the certificate to make a selection.
 
CHUCK SAMOCKI  
#35 Posted : Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:32:30 AM(UTC)
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The only geographic location that could have a lot of vacancies was Newark NJ. Are we talking about vacancy number 510646? It is for a GS 5/7. When I applied for it it said Many for the amount of openings, so its at least 4 probably more.
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#36 Posted : Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:49:31 AM(UTC)

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what questions do ask during the interview?
how do they access your personality?
any additional details would be much aap
Carla  
#37 Posted : Friday, September 23, 2011 4:20:13 AM(UTC)
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Has anyone's references been checked yet?
8nnrr  
#38 Posted : Friday, September 23, 2011 5:44:23 AM(UTC)
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They don't check references unless your selected for the position, that's part of the background investigation. PinkIO2011-09-23 13:50:46
Carla  
#39 Posted : Friday, September 23, 2011 6:16:48 AM(UTC)
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Really? They checked mine today - I guess that is a good sign?
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#40 Posted : Friday, September 23, 2011 7:09:22 AM(UTC)

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If you have a scheduled interview the hiring office can check your references, including your current employer. I had an interview for an FDNS position and the supervisor of that office called my current supervisor. However, I was not chosen for the job. Point is they can check your references but it does not mean you are 100% selected until you get a tentative offer.

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