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GH  
#241 Posted : Wednesday, August 18, 2021 7:02:51 AM(UTC)
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Ok so yeah ill do it after the poly like I planned. guessing they give you start date a few months in advanced?


For what it's worth, I was told at my SUPER that it is only about 2 weeks' notice.


Thats crazy if so. If that was the case then id expect there to be a break after training in order to report to your field office. Especially if you need to move.



Yea, if I wrote this down correctly, here is what I was told: two weeks' notice to report to your local field office, then two weeks there prior to FLETC, back to local FO for 2 weeks after that, then to JJRTC, graduate there on a Thursday, report to new FO on Monday. So technically quite a while before needing to actually move to a new city.
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#242 Posted : Friday, August 20, 2021 9:47:26 AM(UTC)
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Well the poly didn’t go so well for me . Apparently I had issues with drug questioning . Haven’t touched drugs in 12 years 😞
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#243 Posted : Friday, August 20, 2021 2:44:05 PM(UTC)
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Well the poly didn’t go so well for me . Apparently I had issues with drug questioning . Haven’t touched drugs in 12 years 😞




Three things can happen:

1) You were within acceptable parameters and you pass.

2) They invite you for a second poly

3) You get the BQA letter.

2/3rds chance this works out in your favor, keep your head up.
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#244 Posted : Monday, August 23, 2021 5:24:25 AM(UTC)
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Yup got the BQA email today . Has anyone who failed the poly been able to reapply ?
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#245 Posted : Monday, August 23, 2021 10:18:58 AM(UTC)
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Yup got the BQA email today . Has anyone who failed the poly been able to reapply ?



Unfortunately, I think a failed poly precludes you from applying with the USSS again. However, a failed poly with one agency has no bearing on you applying with another agency.
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#246 Posted : Wednesday, August 25, 2021 3:43:18 AM(UTC)
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Your probably right. Im going to call the field office today to confirm , before my dreams are completely crushed
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#247 Posted : Thursday, August 26, 2021 3:21:45 PM(UTC)
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Hey Allsourceguy I noticed you got LASIK prior to your eye exam date. I currently have my SUPER on 9/2/21. I have not got LASIK yet but I need to. I understand the wait time for the eye exam test with LASIK is 3 months. Would I be okay with getting it done right after my interview? I’m guessing I’ll either have to wait 3 months to take the eye exam or they might let me take the eye exam?

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#248 Posted : Friday, August 27, 2021 3:34:23 AM(UTC)
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Hey Allsourceguy I noticed you got LASIK prior to your eye exam date. I currently have my SUPER on 9/2/21. I have not got LASIK yet but I need to. I understand the wait time for the eye exam test with LASIK is 3 months. Would I be okay with getting it done right after my interview? I’m guessing I’ll either have to wait 3 months to take the eye exam or they might let me take the eye exam?


Yeah I would do it asap. I did mine right after the SUPER and it ended up being a few months until my eye exam.

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#249 Posted : Wednesday, September 1, 2021 6:33:28 AM(UTC)
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What are the SAFE and SUPER? Not familiar with the terminology here
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#250 Posted : Wednesday, September 1, 2021 3:46:51 PM(UTC)
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SAEE = Special Agent Entrance Exam
SUPER = Special Agent and Uniformed Division Pre-Employment Review
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#251 Posted : Thursday, September 2, 2021 7:08:17 PM(UTC)
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Hey everyone! Just passed my SAEE today and waiting on the email about my SUPER. I recently passed the FBI background investigation (I am apart of the 2021 Collegiate hiring initiative program) I figured while I wait for calls about interviews with them, I’ll apply to other things. When I applied here, I didn’t think things would be happening so quick! I usually don’t have luck with USAjobs.

Anybody know if me passing the FBI background has any impact on my background that would take place with the USSS?
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#252 Posted : Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:29:41 AM(UTC)
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Hey everyone! Just passed my SAEE today and waiting on the email about my SUPER. I recently passed the FBI background investigation (I am apart of the 2021 Collegiate hiring initiative program) I figured while I wait for calls about interviews with them, I’ll apply to other things. When I applied here, I didn’t think things would be happening so quick! I usually don’t have luck with USAjobs.

Anybody know if me passing the FBI background has any impact on my background that would take place with the USSS?



Your FBI B.I. has no bearing on your USSS B.I. The Service will do their own Background Investigation independent of any other agency.
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#253 Posted : Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:45:01 AM(UTC)
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Hey I'm at my SUPER stage, just waiting to receive the call. I'm wondering what I can do to prepare or expect. Will I know same day like with the SAEE? Thanks guys! How's everyone else's process going?
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#254 Posted : Sunday, September 5, 2021 5:18:04 PM(UTC)
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For your SUPER just prepare scenarios from your own life and experience using the STAR interview method. You won’t know right away, as what follows is the COE and if you passed they probably need time to get you approved for it and prepare it.

I had mine last week and I haven’t received an answer yet. I’m hoping this week.

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#255 Posted : Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:41:11 PM(UTC)
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Thanks got my SUPER set up for Tuesday! Any news yet Lunaticox for yours?
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#256 Posted : Thursday, September 9, 2021 2:47:45 PM(UTC)
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Nothing yet @FedMaMa. It’s been a exactly 6 business days due to the Holiday, so at this point I’m hoping for next week. In the meantime I’m trying to gather the required paperwork for the eQip.

Do you feel ready for your interview?
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#257 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:12:57 AM(UTC)
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Well after talking to the recruiting office. You can reapply after getting a BQA letter unless it states otherwise.
So now ill reapply on the next job announcement and hopefully continue the process(hopefully pickup at the poly again).
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#258 Posted : Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:56:34 PM(UTC)
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That’s actually good to read @Allsourceguy. I hope you’re able to go through the second time around.
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#259 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2021 10:53:57 AM(UTC)
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I have my medical tomorrow, and the reminder from the USSS auto mailbox mentions the attire is business...is that right? Seems impractical and I've emailed both the medical center and the agent who's been processing my application to verify but I haven't heard from either one.
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#260 Posted : Monday, October 11, 2021 1:09:04 PM(UTC)
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I have my medical tomorrow, and the reminder from the USSS auto mailbox mentions the attire is business...is that right? Seems impractical and I've emailed both the medical center and the agent who's been processing my application to verify but I haven't heard from either one.


Yes it is rather impractical but make sure you’re in a suit and tie for at least the first session (remember, follow instructions and first impressions). The nurse will most likely tell you to come in athletic attire at your follow up. Also, just a word of advice with the medical, make sure you provide as much info as you can on anything that may come up. You do not want to fall into the “medical review” after you finish all the steps in the hiring process. I have been stuck there for a couple months and it is turning into a black hole it seems, they just keep wanting more and more additional information that is really just the same thing over and over written/or conveyed in different ways. Each time I have provided them with whatever they request, it takes about a month to “review” it and then get back to me only requesting more info. Anyways, good luck.
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