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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)

Perhaps you are working for the DHS or interested in working for the DHS. Here is a forum to share your experience with the DHS.

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feddreamer  
#521 Posted : Friday, January 25, 2019 7:55:18 AM(UTC)
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No problem! The waiting and silence can be stressful! Good luck!!


And stressful it is lol. I still haven't received anything but I'll wait until Monday. They said they would get back to me this week and it's just been crickets. I still haven't put in my resignation and if I do, it'll be much less than two weeks. Yikes. A fed job is worth it, but at the same time, is the Monday before I'm supposed to start a normal time to receive reporting instructions? It doesn't look like I'll be receiving them today either. So I'm guessing Monday? I'm starting to freak out a little bit.
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#522 Posted : Friday, January 25, 2019 10:35:00 AM(UTC)
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Just wanted to provide my timeline for posting CIS-DHA-10339654-ASY. I applied to the Houston office and got notified of my choice between two EOD dates today.

10/31: Application submitted.
11/9: NOR received ("best qualified"/"top-rated").
11/15: Notified via e-mail a writing sample would be required.
11/20: Writing sample submitted via e-mail. Was given 30 minutes to complete. Response requested time slot for interview.
11/29: References contacted (references notified me).
11/30: Panel interview.
12/12: Tentative offer via e-mail.
12/19: e-QIP/SF-86 instructions received via e-mail.
12/20: e-QIP submitted.
01/15: OSI requested more information. Response submitted same day. Informed next contact would be grant of interim clearance and next step of background investigation via CSRA (interview).
01/25: Notified via e-mail of my choice between two EOD dates.

I'm happy to answer any questions.
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Vlad73  
#523 Posted : Friday, February 15, 2019 8:07:21 AM(UTC)

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I applied to CIS-DHA-10394920-ASY (Asylum) and chose Lyndhurst NJ. Today I got an email to schedule an interview. Anyone else get an email?
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Does anyone have details they can explain about the Asylum interview? Thanks

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Vlad73  
#525 Posted : Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:09:20 AM(UTC)

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I'm happy to answer any questions.


Could you tell us anything about the interview itself or is there an NDA?
Prospect  
#526 Posted : Tuesday, April 09, 2019 7:34:37 PM(UTC)
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Hey guys!

In February I was interviewed by my investigator for my background investigation for AO. I was wondering, anyone know how long (estimate) it takes to adjudicate a secret clearance for USCIS? They interviewed about 10 people from my SF-86 and for the past few weeks the trail has gone cold. It seems that the investigators stopped reaching out to people. I'm waiting for my secret clearance before I can EOD.

I got a few offers for an ISOA positions as well (interim while I wait for my clearance), but I hard to turn those down because USCIS told me I can only stick with one TO.
Mrsmaylv  
#527 Posted : Monday, April 15, 2019 9:44:14 AM(UTC)
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Hey guys!

In February I was interviewed by my investigator for my background investigation for AO. I was wondering, anyone know how long (estimate) it takes to adjudicate a secret clearance for USCIS? They interviewed about 10 people from my SF-86 and for the past few weeks the trail has gone cold. It seems that the investigators stopped reaching out to people. I'm waiting for my secret clearance before I can EOD.

I got a few offers for an ISOA positions as well (interim while I wait for my clearance), but I hard to turn those down because USCIS told me I can only stick with one TO.


The background can take a few months depending on the adjuicators. Mine took about another month to be cleared once I had my BI interview.
nydude123  
#528 Posted : Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:15:40 PM(UTC)
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I received my TO at the end of April. I did the drug test and that's about it. It's been about 2 weeks since I heard anything and haven't been contacted for the background investigation or anything else. I currently work for DHS, so maybe everything is transferring over in terms of my background paperwork? Either way, it feels strange to sort of just be waiting and not know what date I'm due to start or how long the background check takes etc... My interview process involved a writing sample during the interview, which has been different from what I've read on other people's experience. Either way, I have no idea when I'll be contacted by OSI or what my potential EOD will be..
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