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Victorious1  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 19, 2010 3:31:20 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone have any clue what happened with the hiring in thiese positions?  I was found "Best Qualified" for this position, the end of 2008, and have never heard back about it.  I checked my ststus, and it still says "Best Qualified", and with a date of 2008.  HELP!!!!  I DESPERATLEY want to get out of the federal job I have now!!!!  
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, January 20, 2010 2:36:59 AM(UTC)
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The ATF ever since they went over to the DOJ are trying to wrestle jurisdiction with the FBI now, who has something like eight times their budget. The budget in the ATF nowadays is really thin, and the ones getting calls for this years SA classes are ones who applied two to three years ago. The moral of the story is apply and forget about it, much like a rebate - if you get a call you're great and when you never hear back, you won't be disappointed because you already forgot about it. 
"When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty." <br />— Thomas Jefferson <br /> <br />
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#3 Posted : Monday, March 22, 2010 8:44:47 AM(UTC)
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I realize it has been a little while since this question was posted, but I just saw it.  I am currently at FLETC for training for this job.  I just wanted to tell you that they are supposed to be having another training class in May and one in July.  I applied on an announcement at the end of Oct of 2008. Then interviewed in May of 2009 and started the background in July of 2009.  Some of the people that I am here with applied on the announcement before the one in Oct of 2008, so try not to lose hope.  I had just about lost it as well.  Good luck!
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#4 Posted : Monday, March 22, 2010 10:40:01 PM(UTC)
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I just wanted to know what the interview process is for this position ?
Fiel  
#5 Posted : Thursday, March 25, 2010 2:50:51 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone! I too am in the process for the IOI position with the ATF. My timeline is as follows:
 
Applied:                                                 10/2008
Interviewed:                                          07/2009
Received Background Packet:                08/2009
Returned Background Packet:               10/2009
Field Investigation:                                01/2010
HQ contacted me for clarification:          02/2010
Waiting. . . . .           
 
I'm not sure if I am still being considered for the position. I have called to see if they could provide me with any information and all they said was "no news is good news". I haven't received a rejection letter either.
 
To be honest, the waiting is a little challenging, but I'm staying faithful that I will have an answer soon and that I will receive the position.
 
I'm curious to know if anyone has any insight to how long it approximately takes from the Field Investigation to the phone call?
 
 
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#6 Posted : Thursday, March 25, 2010 9:09:38 PM(UTC)
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Victorious1  
#7 Posted : Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:42:38 PM(UTC)
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Morning people!!  I just interviewwed for the position last week, and of course, I've been replaying the interview in my mind over, and over again, and wishing I'd answered some questions differently!!  I dont know how I did in the interview, but I want this job so badly, and I've heard nothing but good things about the ATF.  After my interveiw was over, they did give me a contact number for their HR/Recruiting office, and told me to call if my phone number or address changed.  Is that somthing standard that they give everyone after their interview?  I applied to the 10/2008 job posting too, and was called almost 2 years after the fact.  I sure hope they send me a BI packet, and not a rejection letter!!!
Victorious1  
#8 Posted : Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:46:19 PM(UTC)
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Oh yeah, they told me about the same FLETC classes, but told me that if I got the job, I'd be in the July class, and that they had three spots to fill for the region to which I applied.  I interviewed in Kansas City, MO and was todl that they had spots open in Nebraska, Des Moines, IA, Wichita, KS, Springfiled, MO and one other location, but could be sent anywhere they needed me to go. Of course I told them I would GLADLY move anywhere they sent me.
I also had to sign a form about being converted from a career-conditional employee to an excepted service employee (I think that's the correct wording), after the tests, and before my interview.  Did you guys have to to the same? 
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#9 Posted : Friday, March 26, 2010 12:12:03 AM(UTC)
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#10 Posted : Friday, March 26, 2010 12:15:56 AM(UTC)
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Federal Diva,

I forgot to mention that I also did the drug test. I believe this was around 09/2009. When did they finish your field investigation?

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#11 Posted : Friday, March 26, 2010 1:14:11 AM(UTC)
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Victorious1  
#12 Posted : Friday, March 26, 2010 2:47:38 AM(UTC)
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LUCKY DUCK!!!! Hopefully I'll get my BI packet in the mail soon.  I'M PRAYING I WILL!!!!!!  Keep us posted on your progress and where you'll be located!!  Best wishes to you, Investigator Federal Diva :)
Fiel  
#13 Posted : Friday, March 26, 2010 3:53:32 AM(UTC)
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Federal Diva,
 
That's great news. As I mentioned, my field background has been completed since January 2010 and I am still waiting from HQ. I'm not sure how long it takes for the security suitability determination. I'm hoping to get into the May class. I'm praying for a phone call and not a letter in the mail!
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#14 Posted : Friday, March 26, 2010 3:11:38 PM(UTC)
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#16 Posted : Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:32:59 AM(UTC)
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Fiel  
#17 Posted : Monday, March 29, 2010 12:53:34 AM(UTC)
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HeartFeltDiva,

It looks like our timelines are very similar. I have read from other posts that they typically call six weeks before the academy start date. In addition, other posts have stated that there is a May 11th academy. This is now the sixth week countdown to the next academy date. Hopefully we get a call soon!
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#18 Posted : Tuesday, March 30, 2010 7:38:52 AM(UTC)
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Hello everyone,

I am glad I found this forum and there are some of you going through the process for IOI as myself. I applied back in 11/08 and interviewed in June 2009. I was at the FLETC facility in New Mexico for another agency when they finally sent me my background package in 02/10. Things are moving since then, I took the drug test and met with my BI on Friday. She said they will reference my background done last year by the another agency. I hope I get cleared quick. I am hoping to get into the May class. Does anyone know how many classes they have at once? Is it just one at a time? And how many students more or less? I live in Miami and I do not remember for the life of me what geo preference I picked. Is there anyway to find that out? I wish everyone the best of luck and will keeping cheking back here for updates.
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:16:54 AM(UTC)
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mtoro,
 
There are several postings that note academy dates for January, May, and July of this year.  I am not sure of how many per class. You might want to try and contact the Human Resources, Staffing and Recruitment Department to see if they can provide you with the information that you selected on your location preferences.
 
My background field investigation finished in January and I have been waiting ever since. From reading numerous current and former postings, it seems that this process is very lengthy even for government standards. However, with that said, it also seems worth the wait.
 
I wish you and everyone else the best of luck in the process. I hope that they expedite the process to get us all in the next two academy classes!
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#20 Posted : Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:44:53 PM(UTC)
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Has anyone that applied to the 10-11/2008 announcement received an offer yet? I have only found about two people that have. If you don't mind, what is everyone's time line?

Thanks!

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