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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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ggus  
#1381 Posted : Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:29:37 AM(UTC)
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Greetings guys,

Been on this forum for a while now but never posted. I found out that FPS sometimes attend the hiring fairs that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce put on, There are a few hiring heroes hiring fairs around the country that will be taking place soon. Check out their site and look up the one nearest to your location, link at the bottom. I made contact with them and they post a week before the event the employers that will be attending, for FPS look for "DHS/FPS". You have to register to attend but its free. Anyways wanted to put this out there, might be worth checking out for those of you that are interested in FPS.

https://www.uschamberfou...n.org/events/hiringfairs

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Zipity  
#1382 Posted : Monday, April 24, 2017 7:08:23 AM(UTC)
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Did anyone apply for this position hear anything yet?

Law Enforcement Specialist (LESO/Canine Handler)
National Protection and Programs Directorate
Agency contact information
Few vacancies in the following locations:
 Hartford, CT

Work Schedule is Full-Time - Permanent
Opened Friday 2/10/2017
(73 day(s) ago)
Closed Friday 2/17/2017
(66 day(s) ago)
Salary Range
$45,000.00 to $100,746.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
GS-1801-9/12
Promotion Potential
12
Supervisory Status
No
Who May Apply
Government Wide
Control Number
463936500
Job Announcement Number
PH-17-10002517-JL-MP


I got referred to the one location I left in the job announcement above. Just was wondering if there was any movement yet.
Inspector14  
#1383 Posted : Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11:57:31 AM(UTC)
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Anybody know if FPS will be posting Jobs anytime soon on USAjobs? I worked for on of their contract security companies before taking a GS job in Virginia and would like to jump on with FPS as an Inspector. From what I understand, they are always on bases recruiting military? Anyone have a recruiter contact information?
ninja316  
#1384 Posted : Friday, May 5, 2017 2:26:21 PM(UTC)
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Howdy folks. Been a while since I posted here and thought I'd check in. I am a current FPS 1811 with 6 years on the job.

Be happy to answer questions about hiring, etc.

Message me as you please.
ninja316  
#1385 Posted : Friday, May 5, 2017 2:34:05 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Tcroft13 Go to Quoted Post
Does anybody know the daily schedule (generally) for an FPS Special Agent? Such as, do they work a 9-5, Monday through Friday or is it shift work including weekends and holidays. Obviously, as an 1811 you have to respond to incidents during off hours and LEAP issues, but I am asking about the regular daily life.


Having worked for FPS for going on 6 years now, I can say definitively that we work Mon-Fri 10 hour days. Some agencies simply have 1811's be 'available' for the 2 LEAP hours, but FPS has a policy that we actually work it. But I get in the office at 7am and leave at 5. I get home and actually have a life, go to my kid's soccer games, etc.

We work mostly threat cases (IE Threats against fed employees). Some agents use the 18 USC 111 statute but I have had many more prosecutions using the lesser known 18 USC 115(a)(1)(B) Threats to Fed Employees statute, but I digress.

We rarely work weekends, but we do respond after hours and on weekends if needed. I've had to wakeup at 2am and respond to white-powder letters at the IRS or evening protests at ICE facilities blocking busses and the like.
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#1386 Posted : Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:54:43 PM(UTC)
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What kind of people are they looking for? Specific type of background?
someoldguy  
#1387 Posted : Monday, May 8, 2017 2:18:30 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ninja316 Go to Quoted Post
Howdy folks. Been a while since I posted here and thought I'd check in. I am a current FPS 1811 with 6 years on the job.

Be happy to answer questions about hiring, etc.

@ninja316, I'm just curious, I used to hear about these FPS recruiting events held on or near military bases where they were looking for vets, presumably to hire them under special hiring authorities.

Does FPS still do this? And if they do, how do you find out about them?



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ninja316  
#1388 Posted : Tuesday, May 9, 2017 2:49:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MarinePSS619 Go to Quoted Post
What kind of people are they looking for? Specific type of background?


When I was hired in 2010 as an 1811, they were only hiring:

5 and 10 point preference vets
with a bachelor's degree
AND prior law enforcement experience

I did 4yrs active duty army and am a 10 point pref vet. After I got out, I got a job as an IEA with ICE (uniform) working on the southwest border. I finished my degree while working for ICE and applied for FPS Special Agent. I was interviewed and offered the job in Kansas City. The rest is history.

I would assume, for AGENTS, they are looking for the same.

For other FPS positions, K9, Inspector, etc.... generally speaking they prefer vets with prior LEO or physical security experience.
ninja316  
#1389 Posted : Tuesday, May 9, 2017 2:50:38 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: someoldguy Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: ninja316 Go to Quoted Post
Howdy folks. Been a while since I posted here and thought I'd check in. I am a current FPS 1811 with 6 years on the job.

Be happy to answer questions about hiring, etc.

@ninja316, I'm just curious, I used to hear about these FPS recruiting events held on or near military bases where they were looking for vets, presumably to hire them under special hiring authorities.

Does FPS still do this? And if they do, how do you find out about them?





Yes they do do this, but the communication is so terrible within the agency I really have no idea how to get advanced notice about them other than to contact local FPS offices and inquire directly.
Zipity  
#1390 Posted : Wednesday, May 10, 2017 4:11:07 AM(UTC)
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@ninja316 sent you a private message.
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#1391 Posted : Wednesday, May 10, 2017 3:06:57 PM(UTC)
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Don't they have a recruiting number? I worked for Paragon Security, which is one of their contract companies and have wanted to cross over to be an Inspector but the Inspectors where I use to work never put out any information about hiring events locally. I am a 10 point vet with experience and I am finding it very difficult to even find information on these folks.
MLECK51  
#1392 Posted : Friday, June 2, 2017 9:56:23 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone know what clearance is needed for regions 9 and/or 10 as it seems each region is different?

I have an active Secret with DHS so it would be nice to transfer that over to the FPS side of the house and streamline the process.
ggus  
#1393 Posted : Saturday, July 1, 2017 3:00:21 PM(UTC)
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Hi Guys,

Been a while since I posted. I have trying to apply with FPS but lately I have not found any hiring event. I made contact with my local Houston office, I was invited in by the area commander and he was very friendly and explained the job but unfortunately he told me even he doesn't know when they will start hiring or of hiring fairs, HR doesn't notify them and the different regions don't communicate. I have been keeping in touch with him with hopes he might hear something. Other then that I am working at the VA Police just waiting. If anyone hears any new news please share. Thanks!

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nighthawk  
#1394 Posted : Sunday, October 8, 2017 6:41:51 AM(UTC)
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Hi Guys,

I'm new to this forum but have been following along ever since receiving my TJO (06/01/2017) for a 1801 position with FPS. I received an email last Monday from HR in regards to a "Strategic Pause" with respect to hiring actions and there is no time frame as to when the strategic pause will be lifted. Anyone else on the waiting list to be hired?

Thanks
byoung  
#1395 Posted : Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:50:34 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MLECK51 Go to Quoted Post
Does anyone know what clearance is needed for regions 9 and/or 10 as it seems each region is different?

I have an active Secret with DHS so it would be nice to transfer that over to the FPS side of the house and streamline the process.


When I was in the process a secret was all that was needed for region 9.
byoung  
#1396 Posted : Monday, October 9, 2017 12:07:11 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nighthawk Go to Quoted Post
Hi Guys,

I'm new to this forum but have been following along ever since receiving my TJO (06/01/2017) for a 1801 position with FPS. I received an email last Monday from HR in regards to a "Strategic Pause" with respect to hiring actions and there is no time frame as to when the strategic pause will be lifted. Anyone else on the waiting list to be hired?

Thanks


The hiring process with FPS was the worst that I have ever experienced in my life. It only took them 2 years to tell me that my PTSD rating was too high and I needed a second opinion from an outside Dr. By that time I was so sick of them I just told them to f* off.

Sorry for the rant, just letting you know that you can be in the hiring process for a loooong time.

Edited by user Monday, October 9, 2017 12:08:05 AM(UTC)  | Reason: My grammar sucks

NavyVet85  
#1397 Posted : Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:34:19 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: nighthawk Go to Quoted Post
Hi Guys,

I'm new to this forum but have been following along ever since receiving my TJO (06/01/2017) for a 1801 position with FPS. I received an email last Monday from HR in regards to a "Strategic Pause" with respect to hiring actions and there is no time frame as to when the strategic pause will be lifted. Anyone else on the waiting list to be hired?

Thanks


Full on hiring freeze now until further notice, bad timing for people waiting for final offers still...
FEDbound  
#1398 Posted : Wednesday, November 10, 2021 5:36:23 AM(UTC)
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Any updates? Sent my resume to careers@fps.dhs.gov and I received a response from David Thompson auto reply.
jdeeds  
#1399 Posted : Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:20:41 PM(UTC)
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