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NCO1540  
#1 Posted : Sunday, May 02, 2010 3:30:14 AM(UTC)
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I thought I'd start a new thread for those of us that just got into the hiring process.  Just got my "conditional offer" this week and I'm taking for what it is.  The Fed hiring process is long and drawn out and a CO can be withdrawn at any time as I've found.
 
Anyone else get offers for this latest vacancy announcement?
 
Anyone know what the "minimum" score is for the PTT?  I looked everywhere and couldn't seem to find it in the packet.  I found the scoring criteria just no "passing" score.  I heard a person throw out passing with a 21.  I'm actually glad that the PTT is what it is.  DHS has some pretty ridiculous "indicators" to test your physical ability that does NOT prepare you for the intense PT for training.
 
Hoping to land a spot along the southwest border and based on the recent developments along the border it sounds like that will be a high priority area.
 
 
ineedajob  
#2 Posted : Sunday, May 02, 2010 12:01:58 PM(UTC)
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It's 10 to pass the ptt the first time, then 15 for recert before going to the academy with 1 point at least in each event.  More than 15 is nice but higher scores do not increase competitiveness for class placement/hiring, it's only pass/fail despite whatever anyone says.
NCO1540  
#3 Posted : Monday, May 03, 2010 4:59:07 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the info.  It helps to have something to shoot for.
Poodle  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, May 04, 2010 2:11:13 AM(UTC)
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Are you guys sure about the 10 minimum? I was told it was 15.
ineedajob  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, May 04, 2010 6:14:19 AM(UTC)
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Yep, just 10 just to pass for application process to move on to the BI and other stuff.  15 for class placement.  In theory, it really is 15, but hey, why kill yourself the first time?   The applicant is only allowed one failure for the entire process though.
NCO1540  
#6 Posted : Saturday, May 08, 2010 10:37:57 PM(UTC)
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Didn't realize that you had to do the test twice but it makes sense.
mandyr220  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:23:33 AM(UTC)
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My hubby just got a conditional offer. I'm excited, I hope it works out for us. I just don't know what the rate is for people who get offers that actually make it through. He is physically fit and relatively young but you never know! I am cautiously optimistic. We really don't care if we have to move, or where we are located. He just finished his background and got his CO on 6-8-10. My only concern is the medical. I wonder what they disqualify you for? He has a stent that he has had for several years.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, June 26, 2010 7:44:32 AM(UTC)
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The reason for the two tests is based upon the length hiring process.  It can take well over a year to be hired following successful completion of the PT test.  DEA wants to make sure that the applicant remains in good physical condition.
 
Also, once at the academy, and following the 1st PT test, if the BAT (Basic Agent Trainee) scores below 20, they are required to do remedial PT to bring their score up. 
ineedajob  
#9 Posted : Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:09:32 AM(UTC)
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15, unless something has changed recently...
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, July 07, 2010 7:07:11 AM(UTC)
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Anybody received anything since submitting their packet?
NCO1540  
#11 Posted : Friday, July 09, 2010 1:40:15 PM(UTC)
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Not a word.
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, July 28, 2010 12:45:19 AM(UTC)
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Nope, nothing
Relaxing-Dude  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:41:08 AM(UTC)
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I wonder what is taking so long.......hopefully not the budget.
Poodle  
#14 Posted : Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:55:58 AM(UTC)
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thats what im thinking.....budget. I hope they do not have another freeze!
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#15 Posted : Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:01:36 AM(UTC)
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I applied to this vacancy as well, and at this point, just the COE's for 7 and 9. I did see that DOJ pulled my credit report last month though, so that's a good sign!
<font size="1"><strong>Vacancy BA-2010B</strong> <br /> <br />Applied: 02/2010 <br />COE GS-7: 04/2010 <br />COE GS-9: 06/2010 <br />Passed Phase I Testing: 10/2010 <br />Passed Panel Interview: 12/2010 <br />Passed Medical: 12/2010
hoskjo  
#16 Posted : Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:21:07 AM(UTC)
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I spoke to a friend who is an instructor at the academy today and he hasn't heard any rumblings or rumors about a freeze.  He couldn't elaborate on dates but there FY '11 BAT classes. hoskjo2010-07-29 10:26:40
NYCDivision5289  
#17 Posted : Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:27:13 AM(UTC)
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I actually just got off the phone with the recruiter in my division office to let them know that I took a new job last month and it wasn't listed on my SF-86 in April, but he gave me the impression that it was probably going to be a while for those of us on this vacancy because he told me I didn't need to worry about updating that info at this time. He said once they start processing our group of applicants, I'll be given a chance to update that info. So hang tight everyone!
<font size="1"><strong>Vacancy BA-2010B</strong> <br /> <br />Applied: 02/2010 <br />COE GS-7: 04/2010 <br />COE GS-9: 06/2010 <br />Passed Phase I Testing: 10/2010 <br />Passed Panel Interview: 12/2010 <br />Passed Medical: 12/2010
Relaxing-Dude  
#18 Posted : Friday, July 30, 2010 7:46:10 AM(UTC)
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Just received an email from my recruiter. Had to fill out a consent form and a background survey. Hopefully it will start the process going because I know it will take a while. I believe the whole entire process only takes about 30 days from start to finish. But of course, it takes longer because they have to mail stuff to us and wait for us to reply and all this back and forth mumble jumble stuff. But oh well.....the process will beging soon.
 
Did anyone else receive these forms?
Relaxing-Dude  
#19 Posted : Friday, July 30, 2010 7:52:55 AM(UTC)
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Does anyone know if there is a written test since they offer us COE? I hate taking tests. Big smile
ineedajob  
#20 Posted : Friday, July 30, 2010 8:11:59 AM(UTC)
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yes, nothing too bad though.  Read an affidavit to get an idea to see what type of writing is desired.  People are processing right now, this is just the normal wait (calm before the storm), then everything will start to move quick once you start the writing/interviews, then seize up again at the BI.
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