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Fed3117  
#1 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 2:07:24 AM(UTC)

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How long did your hiring process take? For instance, after the announcement closed, how long before hearing back and moving on to the next stages, including being hired? Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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#2 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 4:02:45 AM(UTC)

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Fed3117 wrote:
How long did your hiring process take? For instance, after the announcement closed, how long before hearing back and moving on to the next stages, including being hired? Any help is appreciated, thanks.


It depends on so many factors, including the specific Division or Office doing the hiring, the type of occupational position, the office location, etc. It might be relatively fast for seasoned lawyers to get hired at the FDIC than IT specialists; people hired under the CEP program (entry level FIS positions) for risk management, consumer protection or resolution positions have their own procedures. Contract specialists hired in Dallas as opposed to headquarters might be on a faster track than the latter. Also, the security clearance process, once an offer has been extended, might vary depending on the particular appointment -- permanent vs. time-limited.

You need an insider from the specific group you're seeking employment to guide you in the process. And even then the hiring group might be at the whim and caprice of the HR folks. The Agency is no longer in crisis hiring mode, which generally means the process is more deliberate and patient.
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#3 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 11:14:20 PM(UTC)

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Thanks for the insight. I am going for a contract specialist position, however I know no one on the inside at HQ.
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I joined FDIC on a term appointment in 2009, right at the height of the financial crisis when banks were failing every week. I applied in July, interviewed in October, was selected in November, started working in December. Went to job-specific training in January 2010.

It was a "temporary,Not to-Exceed 2 years" job but with extensions, I finished just short of five years. Not bad, considering.

I'm out now--term expired last year---diligently trying to get back in. It was the best job I've ever had. I enjoyed the travel and the variety of assignments.

The FDIC is currently reducing their workforce, so most openings will be filled as terms, not permanent. Competition is stiff, as there were three large temporary satellite offices which closed as the activity slowed down. So there's something like 2000 former employees who are no longer there, and many of them (including myself) are re-applying.

Good luck!
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#5 Posted : Sunday, April 12, 2015 3:51:42 PM(UTC)
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The FDIC is currently reducing their workforce, so most openings will be filled as terms, not permanent. Competition is stiff, as there were three large temporary satellite offices which closed as the activity slowed down. So there's something like 2000 former employees who are no longer there, and many of them (including myself) are re-applying.

Good luck!

While the term appointments will continue to expire and the term workforce will go back to pre-crisis levels, permanent staffing is actually below anticipated future levels. But, not by much, so opportunities will be fewer than over the past few years. Well, until the retirements kick in. ;-)

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#6 Posted : Sunday, April 12, 2015 6:22:31 PM(UTC)
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I'm a recent graduate applying for the CG-7 Financial Institution Specialist program. Do you think that, as a result of the cutbacks, there will be fewer FIS's hired on permanently at the end of the training period?
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#7 Posted : Monday, April 13, 2015 1:45:30 AM(UTC)
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I'm a recent graduate applying for the CG-7 Financial Institution Specialist program. Do you think that, as a result of the cutbacks, there will be fewer FIS's hired on permanently at the end of the training period?

There are no hiring cutbacks; term appointments primarily related to back resolution work are being allowed to expire. Financial Institution Specialists are hired into the Corporate Employee Program to replace attrition in the Examiner ranks. That process will continue. As always, staying on as a Financial Institution Examiner requires completion of the three-year training program and successfully acquiring a commission within four years of entry into the program.
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#8 Posted : Monday, June 26, 2017 10:56:48 AM(UTC)

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An update on my situation after a few years...

Applied for the same position at FDIC (contract specialist) in October 2016.

Hiring freeze hit and heard nothing until June 2, when I was given an interview slot the next week. Interviewed and have not heard anything for 2+ weeks. References have not been called as of yet. Any tips on when to expect a decision?
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#9 Posted : Thursday, August 10, 2017 2:32:48 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fed3117 Go to Quoted Post
An update on my situation after a few years...

Applied for the same position at FDIC (contract specialist) in October 2016.

Hiring freeze hit and heard nothing until June 2, when I was given an interview slot the next week. Interviewed and have not heard anything for 2+ weeks. References have not been called as of yet. Any tips on when to expect a decision?


Curious if any updates?
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Fed3117  
#10 Posted : Friday, August 11, 2017 7:15:47 AM(UTC)

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I interviewed June 9th, and I periodically email HR and they've said time and again that they are still in the decision making process.
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:02:27 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fed3117 Go to Quoted Post
I interviewed June 9th, and I periodically email HR and they've said time and again that they are still in the decision making process.

It would not be out of the ordinary for the time between the final interview and a tentative offer to be between 3 and 4 weeks (outside of the Corporate Employee Program), but over 2 months seems a bit long. That said, the issue may not be the date of your interview, but rather could be the date of the final interview.

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