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BAP1015  
#721 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:42:28 PM(UTC)
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Congrats! Did you accept the San Francisco position or have they started calling for other areas?

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#722 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:56:04 PM(UTC)
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Chicagojay,

Congrats! Did you accept the San Francisco position or have they started calling for other areas?

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I accepted SFO, but having cold feet since it isn't my first choice
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#723 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:59:24 PM(UTC)
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It’ll be beautiful though and such a great experience. If I hadn’t just bought a house, I would have accepted it! I’m excited for you!
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#724 Posted : Friday, November 30, 2018 7:40:27 AM(UTC)
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Hi All! I've been a lurker for quite awhile and now felt it was appropriate to make a post.

I'm an 18-3 applicant. I can't really remember when the listing was posted but I think it was late august/early September. I've already done the medical, filled out paperwork, Structured Interview and I received an email today stating they submitted it. I am surprised by how fast this is moving. I took my SI on Wednesday and received the passing results yesterday by 1 pm. I've been waiting for this job to pop up for a few years (I just never caught it or was happily employed) so when I saw it posted I applied. I've worked for the federal gov't seasonally for 2 years and they never moved this fast. My first year, they took over 3 or 4 months to let me start working. Anyway, I hope it keeps pressing on!

Congrats to all who have accepted the offers presented to them and are off to training :)Please keep us updated!
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#725 Posted : Friday, November 30, 2018 10:26:28 AM(UTC)
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Are there excercising/running tests at the Georgia location? Or daily excercising?


No... there are no Physical Training, (PT), tests nor daily PT requirements, (like the officers have). But there is "defensive tactics" training which requires a bit of working out and physical exertion, and the skills you learn will be tested at the end of the academy in mock scenarios. So it will be beneficial to work out a bit before you go to make sure are in good physical condition. You don't want to injure yourself and fail the academy because you can't participate. So make sure you're in good condition.
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#726 Posted : Friday, November 30, 2018 10:31:48 AM(UTC)
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That’s exactly what I was wanting to know. I wanted to be ahead of the game with excercising if need be.Thanks!
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#727 Posted : Friday, November 30, 2018 9:45:30 PM(UTC)
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Are there excercising/running tests at the Georgia location? Or daily excercising?


No... there are no Physical Training, (PT), tests nor daily PT requirements, (like the officers have). But there is "defensive tactics" training which requires a bit of working out and physical exertion, and the skills you learn will be tested at the end of the academy in mock scenarios. So it will be beneficial to work out a bit before you go to make sure are in good physical condition. You don't want to injure yourself and fail the academy because you can't participate. So make sure you're in good condition.


how physically fit do you have to be for the defensive tactic? how difficult is it and what the pass/fail rate?
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Are there excercising/running tests at the Georgia location? Or daily excercising?


No... there are no Physical Training, (PT), tests nor daily PT requirements, (like the officers have). But there is "defensive tactics" training which requires a bit of working out and physical exertion, and the skills you learn will be tested at the end of the academy in mock scenarios. So it will be beneficial to work out a bit before you go to make sure are in good physical condition. You don't want to injure yourself and fail the academy because you can't participate. So make sure you're in good condition.


how physically fit do you have to be for the defensive tactic? how difficult is it and what the pass/fail rate?


How fit?... that's pretty subjective. But THE most important thing is that you give 100% while you're in the mat rooms. The instructors understand that aggies don't have a fitness requirement for the job, so they don't expect you to be a first class athlete. But they DO expect you to give them all of your attention, and put everything you have into the process. Your class will likely have the full spectrum of fitness levels... from old guys like me (that are still pretty fit), to young kids who can run circles around you, to some who are not fit at all. Even for those who really weren't fit, they still gave everything they had (and I could tell it was a challenge for them), but they did just fine. That said, it would be helpful if you try to get yourself prepared before you go. You'll be throwing punches and kicks, wrestling around on the ground, taking falls and throwing others around. Give 100% and you won't fail. But, get injured to where you can't participate, and you will. So avoid injuries, and the best way to do that is to stay fit.
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#729 Posted : Wednesday, December 05, 2018 5:05:01 AM(UTC)
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Do most of the ag specialists working in airports focus on cargo from planes or more on the passengers luggage. For example, I’m hoping to work at O’hare airport in Chicago and was wondering if I’d be focused on cargo planes or if I’m given the option. Also, anymore info on working as an ag specialist at O’hare airport in Chicago would be helpful.
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