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MrsG1987  
#1 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 9:11:46 AM(UTC)
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Hello, I am curious if there are other Intelligence Research Specialist that applied in 2016 and still going through the hiring process?
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#2 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 6:39:38 PM(UTC)
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I am a November 2016 applicant and STILL going through the process. Here is my timeline:

Applied: November 2016
Proctored Exam: October 2017
Panel Interview: March 2018
Fingerprint: March 2018
Tentative Offer: April 2018
Onboarding info: April 2018
Drug: May 2018
E-Qip: June 2018
Polygraph: September 2018

But crickets since I took my polygraph and a Background Investigator has not reached out to me. I called the person who contacted me from suitability and he stated that I am still in the process but I wasn't selected for the October class. Apparently they have a pool of qualified applicants and they're pulling from that pool and he was not sure how they are determining who goes to which class. So it's just a waiting game unfortunately. I called HR and they are waiting on Suitability to get with them to let them know if my background cleared. HR stated; "No news is good news".
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#3 Posted : Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:35:27 PM(UTC)
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My timeline is similar to yours, except after my drug test in May I didn't get my E-Qip access until I called for an update in October. I was then told my information some how fell through the cracks?? Needless to say the middle of October I got access and completed my E-Qip. Two weeks ago I found out my friend and neighor had been contacted which is how I found out my background had been started. Then yesterday I had an interview with my background investigator and he interviewed my supervisor and coworker. However I still haven't been contacted to take the poly. So it seems our process has happened in a different order towards the end and there is no logical way to understand their hiring process. I was hoping to find out how soon after the background that you get contacted to take the poly? I'm just hoping to not have several months pass by again with no updates. As soon as I think something is happening it usually ends up being another waiting game. So you talked to someone from suitability then had your poly scheduled after?
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Destined4success32  
#4 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 6:39:54 AM(UTC)
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Yes, I grew anxious back in August and called the rep from suitability and asked when shall I expect to have my polygraph scheduled and he stated that he was not sure and does not know how they determined what is scheduled. Miraculously, about a week or so later, I was scheduled for my poly. I'm not sure if it was coincidence or him but I was just happy to cross off another step towards a final offer letter. Hopefully the same things happen this time and a Background Investigator reach out to me.
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#5 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 11:35:10 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the info.Glad to know I'm not the only one still lingering in the process. I havent been able to get ahold of my suitability rep since I asked for the access code for E-Qip. When I spoke to HR in October they said the next training was in January. I'm guessing I won't make it to that deadline. Also how soon after your poly did you find out you passed? Thanks again for the info and hopefully we both get through the final stages of this process sooner than later.
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#6 Posted : Friday, December 7, 2018 4:57:57 PM(UTC)
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Sure thing! I don’t know if I passed or failed, the suitability guy said they don’t tell you. I had to blow the suitability guys phone up for at least a month or two and then finally he decides to pick up and answer all of my questions😩. I hope us coming this far means something!
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#7 Posted : Sunday, December 9, 2018 8:28:00 PM(UTC)
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I hope it means something also! That sucks, you'd think after all that they would at least let you know if you passed or failed. I'm assuming things are going to slow down now that the holidays are approaching. I hope you hear something soon and we will both be in DEA training in 2019 🤞. Happy holidays and best wishes!
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:23:03 PM(UTC)
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Does anyone have any updates on their hiring process? Has anyone received a final offer? You guys are all ahead of me but this is my timeline:

Applied 06-01-18
Interview 08-14-18
Tentative Selection (CJO) 09-20-18
Initiate Pre-Employment Phase 10-03-18
Drug Test 10-17-18
EQUIP submitted 11-04-18
Met with investigator 01-10-18
Polygraph 05-20-19
MrsG1987  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:10:56 PM(UTC)
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I am in the current BIRS class that started in May. After I finished my poly in Feb I was contacted a month later to complete sf86c, shortly after I got my preference sheet, then a week later I got my final offer letter and information for training.
Everyone has a different experience some people in my class were contacted a week prior to attending training. During week 1 of training it was mentioned that here will be one class in September and they have two scheduled in 2020. Also they are trying to get as many as 50 people in the future classes. There are only 29 in my class and they stated that's the most they have had in a while. So they are really pushing to get people through the process faster! It seems like you are getting through pretty quickly compared to other who have applied, best of luck!
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, July 3, 2019 4:17:07 PM(UTC)
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Thanks so much for the info. I hope training is going well!
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#11 Posted : Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:41:57 AM(UTC)
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I applied for the recent July 2019 Schedule A announcement and the Sept. 13 open to the public announcement and took the writing assessment. How long did it take for you guys to get your results on whether or not you passed the test? It's been almost three months and i still haven't found out if i passed or not.
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#12 Posted : Thursday, October 24, 2019 3:54:38 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MrsG1987 Go to Quoted Post
I am in the current BIRS class that started in May. After I finished my poly in Feb I was contacted a month later to complete sf86c, shortly after I got my preference sheet, then a week later I got my final offer letter and information for training.
Everyone has a different experience some people in my class were contacted a week prior to attending training. During week 1 of training it was mentioned that here will be one class in September and they have two scheduled in 2020. Also they are trying to get as many as 50 people in the future classes. There are only 29 in my class and they stated that's the most they have had in a while. So they are really pushing to get people through the process faster! It seems like you are getting through pretty quickly compared to other who have applied, best of luck!


How is the training? On your preference sheet what options did you have? Anything you can share with us?
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#13 Posted : Thursday, October 24, 2019 4:02:53 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: MrsG1987 Go to Quoted Post
I am in the current BIRS class that started in May. After I finished my poly in Feb I was contacted a month later to complete sf86c, shortly after I got my preference sheet, then a week later I got my final offer letter and information for training.
Everyone has a different experience some people in my class were contacted a week prior to attending training. During week 1 of training it was mentioned that here will be one class in September and they have two scheduled in 2020. Also they are trying to get as many as 50 people in the future classes. There are only 29 in my class and they stated that's the most they have had in a while. So they are really pushing to get people through the process faster! It seems like you are getting through pretty quickly compared to other who have applied, best of luck!


How is the training? On your preference sheet what options did you have? Anything you can share with us?


Could u post in the 2019 intel research specialist forum we could really use your input
Destined4success32  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:05:54 AM(UTC)
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So after YEARS of being in this process for the position of DEA IRS, I have FINALLY received my preference sheet and will be attending the upcoming January 2020 BIRS training!!!!!!

Here is my timeline:

Applied: November 2016
Proctored Exam: October 2017
Panel Interview: March 2018
Fingerprint: March 2018
Tentative Offer: April 2018
Onboarding info: April 2018
Drug: May 2018
E-Qip: June 2018
Polygraph: September 2018
EQIP Recert: April 2019
Preference Sheet: November 2019
Final Offer Letter:

Not too thrilled on the location choices however, but very appreciative! Does anyone know of any way around the location options? I'm aware that ultimately staffing is based on the need of the DEA...
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:31:47 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Destined4success32 Go to Quoted Post
So after YEARS of being in this process for the position of DEA IRS, I have FINALLY received my preference sheet and will be attending the upcoming January 2020 BIRS training!!!!!!

Here is my timeline:

Applied: November 2016
Proctored Exam: October 2017
Panel Interview: March 2018
Fingerprint: March 2018
Tentative Offer: April 2018
Onboarding info: April 2018
Drug: May 2018
E-Qip: June 2018
Polygraph: September 2018
EQIP Recert: April 2019
Preference Sheet: November 2019
Final Offer Letter:

Not too thrilled on the location choices however, but very appreciative! Does anyone know of any way around the location options? I'm aware that ultimately staffing is based on the need of the DEA...


Sheesh your timeline is soo long you have me hoping mine is gon b different
My timeline is

Applied: September 2019
Exam 1:September 2019
Exam 1 results passed:October 2019
Interview: TBA
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Destined4success32  
#16 Posted : Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:16:20 PM(UTC)
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Yes my timeline is ridiculously long! Hopefully yours will not be as long as mine! Good luck!
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:23:44 AM(UTC)
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@Destined I tried to reply to your message but your mailbox is full. So happy you finally made it through to the academy!
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:45:19 PM(UTC)
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Applied: November 2016
Proctored Exam: October 2017
Panel Interview: March 2018
Fingerprint: March 2018
Tentative Offer: April 2018
Onboarding info: April 2018
Drug: May 2018
E-Qip: June 2018
Polygraph: September 2018
EQIP Recert: April 2019
Preference Sheet: November 2019
🎉Final Offer Letter: December 2019🎉
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:26:56 PM(UTC)
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Congrats! Wonder why it took 3 years to get through all of that when some take about a year
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#20 Posted : Thursday, December 19, 2019 3:43:37 AM(UTC)
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Congrats! Wonder why it took 3 years to get through all of that when some take about a year


Lots of different reasons as to why timelines can vary so much honestly. They have averaged around a year lately it seems. Not unusual at all to take 3 either each applicant is different in their own way.
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