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#381 Posted : Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:10:29 PM(UTC)
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Sorry to hear about your troubles on the trip down, Gooby. Glad you made it safely and hopefully everyone else does, too.

To everyone starting FLETC this week, good luck to you. Hopefully you guys find time to give the rest of us the play-by-play on what's going on down there. We have to live vicariously through you!
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#382 Posted : Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:47:15 PM(UTC)
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Glad you are ok and good luck to all
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#383 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 3:00:25 AM(UTC)
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Thanks guys, got about 4 hours left to drive still today. That compared with the holiday traffic made for a long first day of driving
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#384 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 3:29:28 AM(UTC)
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Sorry to hear that...see you down there later today. I am only 3.5 hours from Brunswick so I am leaving a little later.....just for clarification we need business attire for tomorrow, we dont need to show up in it correct?
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#385 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 3:54:01 AM(UTC)
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Sorry to hear that...see you down there later today. I am only 3.5 hours from Brunswick so I am leaving a little later.....just for clarification we need business attire for tomorrow, we dont need to show up in it correct?


Yea as far as I know suit and tie tomorrow. I just have jeans and a shirt for today to roll in
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#386 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 4:23:35 AM(UTC)
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Sorry to hear that...see you down there later today. I am only 3.5 hours from Brunswick so I am leaving a little later.....just for clarification we need business attire for tomorrow, we dont need to show up in it correct?


Yea as far as I know suit and tie tomorrow. I just have jeans and a shirt for today to roll in


Wear the suit and tie your first 2 days
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#387 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 8:39:47 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone on here have any insight as to the background check requirements? The current posting says top secret clearance required, however the previous posting was listed as public trust position. No security clearance for that posting in February 2019. Did standards change that require a Top Secret clearance now? or is that just in case the position would require one the applicants are aware of it?
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#388 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 9:57:09 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone on here have any insight as to the background check requirements? The current posting says top secret clearance required, however the previous posting was listed as public trust position. No security clearance for that posting in February 2019. Did standards change that require a Top Secret clearance now? or is that just in case the position would require one the applicants are aware of it?


I asked a SA and he told me he was not sure why they listed it differently, however that "top secret clearance" is is the minimum clearance for the SA position anyway.
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#389 Posted : Monday, December 2, 2019 3:59:49 PM(UTC)
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Wear the suit and tie your first 2 days


I agree
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#390 Posted : Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:13:28 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone on here have any insight as to the background check requirements? The current posting says top secret clearance required, however the previous posting was listed as public trust position. No security clearance for that posting in February 2019. Did standards change that require a Top Secret clearance now? or is that just in case the position would require one the applicants are aware of it?


I asked a SA and he told me he was not sure why they listed it differently, however that "top secret clearance" is is the minimum clearance for the SA position anyway.


We go through high risk public trust background check. Top secret is usually based on need including for all SSAs and those on task forces.

Maybe they are changing it for new hires OR it’s a typo.
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#391 Posted : Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:52:12 PM(UTC)
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I didn’t really read the previous post LOL but does anyone have an idea or can give me a brief summary of what the hiring process is like for special agent? I terms of exams etc.. I recall for an RA we had to go through a simulation exam. Thanks!
Also I noticed there is a vision requirement are we allow to take the exam with our glasses or we have to get lasik?
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#392 Posted : Wednesday, December 4, 2019 7:51:51 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MICPA Go to Quoted Post
I didn’t really read the previous post LOL but does anyone have an idea or can give me a brief summary of what the hiring process is like for special agent? I terms of exams etc.. I recall for an RA we had to go through a simulation exam. Thanks!
Also I noticed there is a vision requirement are we allow to take the exam with our glasses or we have to get lasik?


Check this out: https://www.jobs.irs.gov...estigation-special-agent

Believe it is 2, maybe 3 online assessments, then a proctored assessment, then the interview if you make the cut. Vision test is corrected or uncorrected (glasses are fine) but you have to meet minimum vision requirements specified at the link, above.
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#393 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:34:59 AM(UTC)
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Just out of curiousity, if you can't meet the 20/200 uncorrected, will waivers be granted? Also, will you have the opportunity to get the eye surgery post medical review if it comes to it?
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#394 Posted : Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:24:14 PM(UTC)
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Being that they posted a new announcement, is it safe to say that they’re not considering anyone else that interviewed within the last 2 months?

Would they update USAJOBS as not considered/selected?


Probably moved on. I know my FO has.


So, if someone never heard back after interviewing at a particular FO, I'm guessing it would probably be in their best interest to not make that FO their #1 location preference when reapplying?


Not necessarily but if you are open to working somewhere else then apply there too. I don't know if the new announcement is letting people rank field offices or PODs or just pick a specific number in order.

How far did you make it in the process before not hearing anything? Have you tried to see where you stand with that office? Maybe a document requested was not received or something simple like that.

I made it to phase 4 (interview), which was about two months ago. I emailed the HR contact about a week or so ago to see if selections were still being made from that announcement, but have yet to hear back. I haven't tried reaching out to the person who scheduled the interview/was on the panel, but I guess at this point, it can't hurt to do so. I assumed we'd at least receive an email notification saying whether or not we "passed" the interview.

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Just out of curiousity, if you can't meet the 20/200 uncorrected, will waivers be granted? Also, will you have the opportunity to get the eye surgery post medical review if it comes to it?


Per the announcement, "All of the medical requirements MUST be met at the time of initial examination/test. Applicants failing to meet the medical requirements at the time of their initial examination/test will be considered ineligible for the position."
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#395 Posted : Sunday, December 8, 2019 11:23:25 AM(UTC)
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Hi, ladies and gents. Does anyone know what happens if you've cleared all onboarding steps but are then unable to report to FLETC on the date indicated with the firm offer? Say you had sustained a temporary injury that would require another month or two to recover from, would they have you report later, or perhaps report to the field office to do some type of work prior to going to FLETC? I've tried to contact Homer Byers to run through this information but I can't get a response. I'm hoping they wouldn't just give you the boot after such a long process. I have not received a firm offer and this may not even be an issue but I'm trying to get out in front of things, as well as pass this on to the Agency, for the sake of full disclosure.

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#396 Posted : Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:26:21 PM(UTC)
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Hi, ladies and gents. Does anyone know what happens if you've cleared all onboarding steps but are then unable to report to FLETC on the date indicated with the firm offer? Say you had sustained a temporary injury that would require another month or two to recover from, would they have you report later, or perhaps report to the field office to do some type of work prior to going to FLETC? I've tried to contact Homer Byers to run through this information but I can't get a response. I'm hoping they wouldn't just give you the boot after such a long process. I have not received a firm offer and this may not even be an issue but I'm trying to get out in front of things, as well as pass this on to the Agency, for the sake of full disclosure.


There is-potentially-the possibility of flexibility with scheduling dates. Are you in contact with your field office?

I don't know what the standard procedure would be in this case. Each field office seems a bit different. Some people in my class started at the field office a few weeks before FLETC. It's possible, and IRS-CI is pretty flexible.




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#397 Posted : Monday, December 9, 2019 6:22:28 AM(UTC)
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There is-potentially-the possibility of flexibility with scheduling dates. Are you in contact with your field office?

I don't know what the standard procedure would be in this case. Each field office seems a bit different. Some people in my class started at the field office a few weeks before FLETC. It's possible, and IRS-CI is pretty flexible.


Thanks for your reply. I've not been in touch with my field office; I don't have a contact there. I was emailed by the SAC for the region when I received my TO but was told I would be in one of the smaller offices. I wasn't sure if it would be appropriate to reach out to the SAC with questions like these.
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#398 Posted : Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:26:35 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone had any movement getting into the January class? Finished all my medical follow-ups so waiting to see if I get a firm offer for January. Does anyone know if the next class is February or march?
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#399 Posted : Tuesday, December 17, 2019 8:35:08 PM(UTC)
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Some new info on the current open announcement.

Applicants are asked to list up to 5 locations. Don't pick one you aren't willing to move to. Strategy says if a tentative offer is made it will be from one of those locations only.

If interviewed it will be at one of the locations listed by the applicant, selected by the IRS. The applicant won't have a say in which location the interview occurs in. The interviewee is responsible for travel to/from the interview location. The locations may be changed after applying up until the HR people actually review the application.

The application should not be submitted until the requirements are met. HR will review the applications after they are submitted and it is expected they meet the requirements when reviewed. If the requirements are not met they will be rejected at that time. If rejected the applicant can't reapply to this same announcement later.

Since applicants only get one chance to apply during this announcement it is advised to be very specific and accurate in their application and with their resume.

Good luck.
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#400 Posted : Wednesday, December 18, 2019 6:19:53 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 9L81 Go to Quoted Post
Some new info on the current open announcement.

Applicants are asked to list up to 5 locations. Don't pick one you aren't willing to move to. Strategy says if a tentative offer is made it will be from one of those locations only.

If interviewed it will be at one of the locations listed by the applicant, selected by the IRS. The applicant won't have a say in which location the interview occurs in. The interviewee is responsible for travel to/from the interview location. The locations may be changed after applying up until the HR people actually review the application.

The application should not be submitted until the requirements are met. HR will review the applications after they are submitted and it is expected they meet the requirements when reviewed. If the requirements are not met they will be rejected at that time. If rejected the applicant can't reapply to this same announcement later.

Since applicants only get one chance to apply during this announcement it is advised to be very specific and accurate in their application and with their resume.

Good luck.


Any info on what happens when there is interest by more than one of the offices?
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