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  • PSOSAC
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    Originally posted by 20NOutLife View Post
    hi everybody, ive been researching and I cant seem to find the actual payscale for USPO. I know its starts at gl 25- gl27 and gl28 is considered a specialist. But on the uscourt.gov, it only gives the pay structure for gl 25-gl 26 under LEO pay. How is the progression work, starts off at gl 25, then after one year to gl 26 and then another yr to gl 27 and then competitive promotion to SPECIALIST/ GL28? It just a little confusing. Thanks for any help.
    It all depends on the districts hiring practices. Some districts like hiring those with a little less experience at 25's. Then you slowly progress up to a 28, typically one grade per year. There are default steps while in the developemental range (2steps every six months); however, chiefs have the ability to override. Other districts only hire 28's (mine included). 28 is the full performance level for a line officer. Once out of the developemental range the default step is 1 step per year. Specialists are typically 28 - 29's. Supervisors are typically 29 - 30's. Hope this helps!

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  • 20NOutLife
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    hi everybody, ive been researching and I cant seem to find the actual payscale for USPO. I know its starts at gl 25- gl27 and gl28 is considered a specialist. But on the uscourt.gov, it only gives the pay structure for gl 25-gl 26 under LEO pay. How is the progression work, starts off at gl 25, then after one year to gl 26 and then another yr to gl 27 and then competitive promotion to SPECIALIST/ GL28? It just a little confusing. Thanks for any help.

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  • HMCN
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    Really good to know there is hope. Thanks guys.

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  • GBP_12
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    I'll echo GA12, I've never served as a P/P officer before and I have an interview today. I have some CO experience and a Masters in CJ. You never know until you try. They worst they say is no thanks and at that point at least you know the answer. Nothing hurts more that what if.

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  • GA12
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    Originally posted by HMCN View Post
    That is unfortunate, but it is what it is. Thanks for the info guys.
    I'd still put in for it. My old district would interview CO's and cops. If you've got some stories to tell in an interview and some good experience you might be able to land it. Good luck.

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  • HMCN
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    Originally posted by Nola504 View Post
    This is exactly correct. What he said. It is kind of unfortunate; however, it really does not apply to what PO's do.
    That is unfortunate, but it is what it is. Thanks for the info guys.

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  • Nola504
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    Originally posted by PSOSAC View Post
    Unfortunately, no, it will not count as experience. Most announcements will specifically state the following, or something close to it:

    A minimum of two years of progressively responsible casework experience in the investigation or supervision of offenders as a probation, parole or pre-trial services officer is required. Experience earned in a detention or correctional facility, or residential treatment program, is not considered to be qualifying experience. Experience must be earned subsequent to the awarding of the bachelor's degree. Preferred experience includes: Preparing presentence reports for the court and supervising offenders in the community. Supervision experience should include knowledge of evidence based practices in community corrections; these include, but are not limited to, risk assessment, risk-based supervision, cognitive behavioral treatment and motivational interviewing techniques.
    This is exactly correct. What he said. It is kind of unfortunate; however, it really does not apply to what PO's do.

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  • PSOSAC
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    Originally posted by HMCN View Post
    Hi, great forum. Does correctional officer (USBOP) experience count as experience required for USPO?
    Unfortunately, no, it will not count as experience. Most announcements will specifically state the following, or something close to it:

    A minimum of two years of progressively responsible casework experience in the investigation or supervision of offenders as a probation, parole or pre-trial services officer is required. Experience earned in a detention or correctional facility, or residential treatment program, is not considered to be qualifying experience. Experience must be earned subsequent to the awarding of the bachelor's degree. Preferred experience includes: Preparing presentence reports for the court and supervising offenders in the community. Supervision experience should include knowledge of evidence based practices in community corrections; these include, but are not limited to, risk assessment, risk-based supervision, cognitive behavioral treatment and motivational interviewing techniques.

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  • HMCN
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    Originally posted by Albert Wesker View Post
    These are not easy jobs to obtain. They are looking for people with state or local probation or parole experience.
    Hi, great forum. Does correctional officer (USBOP) experience count as experience required for USPO?

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  • GBP_12
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    It took me a while to hear back, whether is was an acceptance or rejection. This was for Arkansas, Maryland, and Connecticut.

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  • tx0811
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    Originally posted by Dennymac777 View Post
    Anyone put in for dallas and hear anything yet? Sent everything to hr in early March but was never given a time frame.
    I applied there early this year and have not heard a peep from HR.

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  • Nola504
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    Originally posted by GBP_12 View Post
    I do have a question for the PO's out there. How is the work/life balance? I know the majority will say it depends on the district, but I'm just looking for the overall feel. I've worked in LE and the military so I know all about crap schedules.

    Thanks
    Work from home as much as I want. I work in presentence 7am-4:30 and every payday Friday off

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  • Dennymac777
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    Anyone put in for dallas and hear anything yet? Sent everything to hr in early March but was never given a time frame.

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  • GBP_12
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    Thanks, brown & jdg, I appreciate it.

    I just got word that I will be doing a facetime/skipe interview on 1 May. I guess I passed the written. So far I am blown away with the process for the position, unlike anything I've ever encountered. This whole teleinterview thing is a little different too. I wish more agencies were this accommodating, I'm liking them more and more.

    Any tips for the interview?

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  • jdg0044
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    Originally posted by GBP_12 View Post
    I do have a question for the PO's out there. How is the work/life balance? I know the majority will say it depends on the district, but I'm just looking for the overall feel. I've worked in LE and the military so I know all about crap schedules.

    Thanks
    It's a very family friendly work schedule, at least in my district. Pretty much 8-5 M-F with about one evening in the field per month. I'm in supervision.

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