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  • #16
    I see most of the locations start you at $29k. Can anyone give an example of the pay potential after a few years? Not this one guy that got promoted to supervisor in 1 year but the normal progression say after a few years.

    They have openings in Anchorage but $32k is not enough out there.
    Due to the Juvenile bickering and annoying trolling committed by members of this forum I have started an igore list. If your name is listed below I can't see you.

    CityCopDC, Fire Moose, Carbonfiberfoot, Damiansolomon

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    • #17
      I see most of the locations start you at $29k. Can anyone give an example of the pay potential after a few years? Not this one guy that got promoted to supervisor in 1 year but the normal progression say after a few years.

      They have openings in Anchorage but $32k is not enough out there.
      Due to the Juvenile bickering and annoying trolling committed by members of this forum I have started an igore list. If your name is listed below I can't see you.

      CityCopDC, Fire Moose, Carbonfiberfoot, Damiansolomon

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      • #18
        Originally posted by UD4LIFE View Post
        +1

        Just don't clobber you coworker with a baton and you should be OK.

        Good luck and congrats on the new career.
        Or don't walk through the body scanner when you are hung like a gnat

        Alternatively, don't make fun of said gnat boy unless you can kick his [email protected]@.
        Big Brother is watching

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        • #19
          Originally posted by JMABirdUNC View Post
          You're absolutely right, it IS a job and like I mentioned, jobs right now are very hard to obtain. I also shouldn't have used the word "transfer", as it is a loose term.

          TSA-Sup: I appreciate the advice, and I have a few more questions. Do you by chance work at a Category X airport, and how do I determine the category of my airport? And also, if I happen to see a job (whether it is in DHS or outside of DHS) I want to apply for, but I'm not a status candidate yet, do I apply publicly and indicate in the application that I am a federal employee?
          Well the reason I brought up the transfer part was because alot of people do come to TSA thinking they can transfer after 6-12 months and when they found out they could not they just end up quitting or becoming lazy. I'm not knocking TSA at all, the job gave me 7 years of employment and after a couple of years you will make very good money. The reason I left is because they suddenly cut all OT and there is no defined benefits retirement plan. Alot of people come to TSA and simply cannot deal with the hours because the shift starts at 0400 which depending on where you live means you have to wake up around 3AM which gets old real quick.

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          • #20
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            Last edited by JMABirdUNC; 07-19-2010, 11:38 PM.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by tmartinez91084 View Post
              Call me crazy, but if I saw an ad in the paper that read this, I am not above picking up trash for $27 at 40 hours a week. When asked what I was doing, I wouldn't say "trash picker", I'd say "Environmental Appearance Specialist" :-D
              You better believe it, I would alot of things for around $27 an hour...

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              • #22
                Originally posted by leesrt View Post
                I see most of the locations start you at $29k. Can anyone give an example of the pay potential after a few years? Not this one guy that got promoted to supervisor in 1 year but the normal progression say after a few years.

                They have openings in Anchorage but $32k is not enough out there.
                Good question. I would "assume" if you have real life experience in the 10 years or more, a college degree, etc... You would receive top STARTING salary. So in Newark NJ and New York you would get $46k to start. Am i wrong? Someone help leesrt out.
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                • #23
                  Hey JMABird, how long were you in the background process for?

                  I passed the computer based test, passed the medical, and passed the interview and assessment all in December of '09. I've yet to hear anything from them since, the dashboard still says it's in background process and the people at the TSA help-line say it can take up to a year. Just curious how long yours took, and anyone else in this thread who is a screener, thanks!

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                  • #24
                    Post removed.
                    Last edited by JMABirdUNC; 07-19-2010, 11:38 PM.

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                    • #25
                      According to the dashboard and the TSA Help-Line I am currently still in the background process, do they usually notify you when you pass the background? Or is it all one process, the background and ready pool.

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                      • #26
                        I'm in the same boat as the OP, except I do want to become a DEO for the Marshals. Not sure about my chances in that so thats kind of like a shattered dream.

                        I'm in the IT field but I been doing contract work and its been hard finding a full-time job. I had applied for a job with TSA and they been calling me about taking the test. They been calling me at least 2 times a week for the past month(they must be desperate).

                        The only thing is i hold student loans that I havent paid off yet and thats on my credit report. Since they check it i'm afraid it will affect my consideration. So thats why I havent taken the test yet. Should I take it anyway and take my chances? Or just say the hell with it?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by FutureUsMarshal View Post
                          I'm in the same boat as the OP, except I do want to become a DEO for the Marshals. Not sure about my chances in that so thats kind of like a shattered dream.

                          I'm in the IT field but I been doing contract work and its been hard finding a full-time job. I had applied for a job with TSA and they been calling me about taking the test. They been calling me at least 2 times a week for the past month(they must be desperate).

                          The only thing is i hold student loans that I havent paid off yet and thats on my credit report. Since they check it i'm afraid it will affect my consideration. So thats why I havent taken the test yet. Should I take it anyway and take my chances? Or just say the hell with it?
                          The service might be a great way to go. You will have some mileage built on that credit report by the time you get out, too.
                          "Well, there is a delicate corneal inversion procedure... multi-opti-pupil-op-to-my. But, in order to keep from damaging the eye sockets, they've got to go in through the rectum. Ain't no man going to take that route with me."

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by FutureUsMarshal View Post
                            I'm in the same boat as the OP, except I do want to become a DEO for the Marshals. Not sure about my chances in that so thats kind of like a shattered dream.

                            I'm in the IT field but I been doing contract work and its been hard finding a full-time job. I had applied for a job with TSA and they been calling me about taking the test. They been calling me at least 2 times a week for the past month(they must be desperate).

                            The only thing is i hold student loans that I havent paid off yet and thats on my credit report. Since they check it i'm afraid it will affect my consideration. So thats why I havent taken the test yet. Should I take it anyway and take my chances? Or just say the hell with it?
                            Yes, I have about 15k in student loans and it didn't ruin my chances. I think they are more concerned with delinquencies etc.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by FutureUsMarshal View Post
                              I'm in the same boat as the OP, except I do want to become a DEO for the Marshals. Not sure about my chances in that so thats kind of like a shattered dream.

                              I'm in the IT field but I been doing contract work and its been hard finding a full-time job. I had applied for a job with TSA and they been calling me about taking the test. They been calling me at least 2 times a week for the past month(they must be desperate).

                              The only thing is i hold student loans that I havent paid off yet and thats on my credit report. Since they check it i'm afraid it will affect my consideration. So thats why I havent taken the test yet. Should I take it anyway and take my chances? Or just say the hell with it?
                              You should be fine, I don't think student loans will affect your status.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by mothq4 View Post
                                The service might be a great way to go. You will have some mileage built on that credit report by the time you get out, too.
                                Thats 1 thing I was trying to avoid. The service. Dont get me wrong, I love my country and all but serving it in that type of way is not really for me. So i was trying to avoid that.


                                Originally posted by JeffMerr View Post
                                Yes, I have about 15k in student loans and it didn't ruin my chances. I think they are more concerned with delinquencies etc.
                                My old loans were charged off from like 2005 or so. I wish I was more responsible then. Oh well I was dumb then and now I guess its costing me.

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