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  • Diplomatic Courier

    Anybody applying?

    I know a few of them. It's not a FLEO position, but interesting for some nonetheless.

    http://careers.state.gov/specialist/...s/dipcour.html

  • #2
    Honestly, they range. If you have a couple of years professional experience and can get through the BEX, you tend to be good to go from what I've heard from them. Many join and hope to jump to SA later in their careers.

    Maybe an actual DC will be able to give more insight, or possibly DSS Agent who posts on here since he is part of the service. My knowledge is second-hand so I don't want to spout off false information.

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    • #3
      There is a former DC and some threads over at 911 Forums ...

      Do a search and they should come up. I think you can search the site for free but have to pay to post now if you weren't grandfathered in.....

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      • #4
        You can go there and search for free.....and I pulled up about 5-6 threads with good info in them.....

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        • #5
          Interviews will only be conducted in DC. Attending the interview will also be on your dime. This leaves me out.

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          • #6
            Bump....talked to DSS-SA about the position....

            If you are interested in a DSS-SA position....you might want to talk to him...as he said going from this position to a SA position rarely (if ever) happens....

            2 different careers within State.....

            Just some FYI info...

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            • #7
              Hey,
              Do you guys possibly know... where to get a practice written exam?? )))

              I'll be applying as well :P

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              • #8
                Same type of exam as DSS SA position except that it has courier centric questions. The grading on the exam is also a lot more stringent as they have a very limited number of openings.

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                • #9
                  There isn't a practice exam. It's something you will either know or not know how to do and is more based on your life education and experience.

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                  • #10
                    im a student at John Jay college in NYC, i have 60 credits already but i do not have prior law enforcement or military experience.. im employed as a stockman at a warehouse so i highly doubt that it counts toward specialized experience heh... do i qualify for this job?
                    John Jay College

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                    • #11
                      http://careers.state.gov/specialist/...s/dipcour.html

                      Pretty self-explanatory my friend. You can apply.

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                      • #12
                        I took the courier exam several years ago after I retired. I came out number 57 on a list of 1,400 people. I wasn't reachable because they only anticipated hiring 36 people over the two year life of the list.

                        Had I read the below manuals ahead of time, I would have scored a lot better.

                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/88331.pdf
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/88332.pdf
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/88333.pdf
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/88334.pdf
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/88335.pdf
                        http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/88336.pdf
                        Going too far is half the pleasure of not getting anywhere

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nevet
                          Has anyone on here who applied for this position heard anything yet?
                          Just got an email invitation to take the assessments in Rosslyn, VA. Sounds like they'll do the written and oral tests at the same session.
                          Timeline:
                          3/2002: Phase I - Passed
                          7/2007: Phase II - Fail
                          12/2009: Phase II - Passed
                          12/2009: PFT I - 14
                          5/2010: PFT II - 17
                          6/2010: Final Offer NAT 10-16

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                          • #14
                            I havent heard squat.

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                            • #15
                              Seems like a tough job to land. They only hire about 10 people per year, compared to 200 DS Agents. Even if you ace the test, your chances of getting called within the 18 month time frame are slim.

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