Discussion in 'Civil Service' started by Rob720, Aug 1, 2014.
My mistake! Thank you for your fathers sacrifice! I'll shoot you a PM.
Appreciate it brother.
did anyone else on the current list get an email yesterday night from the civil service dept? it was asking who would be interested in a certain department..?
Readers Digest version:
You get a "card", sign the list, background check, interview, contingent job offer (hopefully), PAT, academy.
Question. And thanks in advance for any helpful answers.
I received me "card" about a month and a half ago, and I signed the list later that week.
I was told the next steps would be receiving. An orientation packet followed by a background check and subsequent interview.
I still have received nothing as well as no contact. Is this normal or out of the ordinary? I guess my bigger question, maybe stemming from paranoia, is that I could get skipped over. Is that possible?
Thank you guys!
There is no harm in contacting the station and asking to speak with the training officer (or whoever is responsbile for new hires). Do you know any specifics? How many do they plan on hiring? How high up on the list are you?
Does anyone know if it is still 3 no's before your removed from the list all together?
Just trying to figure that out before making myself available to every town available and then receiving perm intermittent offers from appalachia
Yes 3 declines and you're gone.
There's about a dozen names that happen to be on every towns list and top 5 in their own community. Could easily happen to a few of those people
It's def a better temporary solution then working in a southern shithole making 30 grand a year and realistically being poorer than your daily clientele.
It could become a permanent solution just like a lot of other jobs you can fall into
What's really not helping things is that the federal government really hasn't hired any new people for 8 years across the board and if you've ever gone through their hiring process you can get dicked around and jump thru hoops for consideration to be like a border agent in ND to have them turn around and DQ you for no reason and then put the job back online and bitch about lack of candidates. Then you can reapply again and make it farther along to have a different dumb reason to fail you out of process and then say 90% of candidates aren't qualified
this will be my second time taking the CS, any tips? Rumor has it this past test was strictly corrected. Mostly, everyone I talked to scored lower than last time they tested.
I only dropped a few points on the last one but some people did drop like 15 points. UMass Amherst test was definitely ten times harder somehow.
If you take them enough times you should get mid 90s to High 90s but it really depends on the community you live in as in how many vets and how many people want that type of job. Such as Lexington and Brookline having small lists
Huh? I've been through several fed processes and am in more now. FLETC has been at record capacity for quite some time now, they've been doing extensive hiring for many different agencies. Even the ones that hadn't hired in sometime have opened up some major announcements. FLETC has agencies fighting over class space as we speak for both basic and advanced programs, with something like 3,000 students at Glynco alone at any given time. USSS recently paid massive amounts of $ to rush through 6 classes of their own at a FLETC campus they don't normally use.
Any idea if Transit will be putting on another academy from the 2015 test? I heard that they just put an academy on so I was assuming that may be the last one. I'm #24 out of the non-vets on the list (scored a 98, no res preference) so I'm guessing I wouldn't even get a card but just curious.
Hi, I'm looking for some advice. I am a non-veteran with high hopes of becoming a Mass PO. I'm looking at the 2015 ranking lists, and most towns have anywhere from 5-50 veterans at the top of the list. I'm going to take the exam regardless, but I was wondering if it was reasonable to hope that with a good score I could get an opportunity? Thanks for the help!
Secret service hired 300 out of 22,000 people when they needed about 1,500 to 2,000
CBP is hiring 1 out of 146 and hasn't been able to fill the 2000 jobs they were given to fill as of 2014 or 2015 and have been subject to congressional inquiries on how 90 percent of their applicants can't pass their background check
If you want to be a BOP guard making 35 grand living in CT then ya you might be able to get hired
One Agency Congress Actually Wants to Hire More People Is Failing in That Task
All of this might change with the new president. However it does seem that if you weren't an "exotic" candidate they weren't interested.
If you were a single mother who happened to be transitioning to a man and spoke a foreign language you'd be a shoe in
A mailman pays better than BOP
Did you get hired by any of them? Congrats if you did but FLETC does in service training and even trains building maintenance safety inspectors.
Some of the agencies that have been hiring have money to hire and literally will have the same undesirable locations listed.
USCP had a job fair in 2015 where they invited everyone down to attend then cancelled it and then two months later reinforced everyone to attend and redo it even if they passed the initial screening.
Money to interview'*. Not hire
The 39th MPOC is starting at the end of this month. Each academy lasts for just over 6 months. So if you're looking at being picked up by Transit then you'll be waiting another 4 months or so.
I shouldn't comment but I will. I played the game in the late 80s and 90s when it was significantly harder than it is now. I ended up getting hired when I was 33. It took me until I was about 30 before I began to figure it out. I somehow believed that as a white, non-vet, no preference male I was going to get hired on Boston PD. I did not want federal because I did not want to move (big mistake). I won't go into all of the reasons why no matter how good I did on CS exams I never got close. I eventually realized that I needed to expand my search or change career paths.
Don't be afraid of the large numbers of people the feds weed out. A large portion of those people have deal-breaking baggage. If you don't get a certain Fed job, immediately try for another. The Fed prison system and Border Patrol are the exception. If you don't want those jobs, don't apply. You very well might find that getting another fed job from these agencies isn't easy because the other agencies don't want to steal from them. I hear you have a better chance coming from the outside than transferring from these couple of agencies.
As far as Mass policing goes, if you don't have a preference in CS, expand your search. You may find yourself in your early 30s changing careers or realizing you have to expand your search and getting on a PD you never thought of and wondering why you didn't do it 10 years earlier. For example, Western Mass has a few non-cs towns that are always hiring. Northampton, Amherst, and UMASS are a few. They are all very busy. There are several good PDs around them that will take you after you get an academy. The cost of living is much cheaper and the pay gets you more than the Boston area. CT is also always hiring and generally pays very well. The PDs in CT are squared away and professional. You would probably be working less than 2 hours from the Boston area.
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