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#661 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:58:42 AM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: LameUsername Go to Quoted Post
I applied for a VA position.

Closed 8/30.
Referred about a week later.
Contacted for interview 9/15.
Interview 9/20.

I don't currently work for the VA so I'm hoping that because the position was open to all current Feds that they don't already have someone picked out.

Was not selected.
Notified on 10/10.
I still have 100+ applications that have never been updated on USAjobs so that is nice to know at least.
#662 Posted : Friday, October 13, 2017 3:55:02 AM(UTC)

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Though not a federal position I will share my timeline for the position I accepted.

Government for the District of Columbia: Auditor 11/12

Applied: April 2017
Interview: July 2017
TO: July 2017 (by phone then email one week after interview)
Background Investigation: Started end of July
EOD: October 2 2017

#663 Posted : Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:43:49 PM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: Cataract2 Go to Quoted Post
Timeline for me thus far. Vet preference 5 point.

GS-09/11, Promotable to GS-12
Posted 03/03/2017
Closed 03/10/2017
Notification of referral GS-11 05/09/2017
Contacted for interview 06/13/2017
Phone interview 06/19/2017
TO 06/29/2017
Negotiation Higher Step started 07/05/2017
Higher Step via hiring manager Needs Superior Qualifications form submitted. TO accepted 07/05/2017
EQIP SF86 received and started 07/17/2017
EQIP SF86 submitted 07/18/2017 (Yeah, just a bit motivated...)
Fingerprints Electronically Submitted 07/19/2017
Interim Secret Approved 08/01/2017
Step Increase Approved to Step 3 08/21/2017
Recruitment Bonus (Relocation money, not much, but it wasn't offered so...) Approved 9/29/2017
OCHR sent Formal Offer 10/17/2017

Update. Formal offer received. Start date Dec 11th.
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