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  • jdg0044
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    One major difference is that they do the BI after you are hired.

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  • PSOSAC
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    It is the same background as most other agencies. The exception to this is, of course, the FBI.

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  • Munevo89
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    Ok I hope to have a few years experience and earn my masters then apply in the future. I was just curious how is the Background investigation compared to other agencies? I have excellent credit never been arrested in my life just a few speeding tickets from 5+ years ago.. currently have zero points on my license.

    Forgot to mention does certificates help out during hiring process? I have earned the following:

    Private Investigation, Forensic Accounting and Forensic Psychology.
    Last edited by Munevo89; 10-16-2014, 04:32 PM.

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  • bayranger
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    Originally posted by Munevo89 View Post
    Guys does a Graduate degree help for a Federal Probation officer? I have a BS in Criminal Justice and one year away from earning my MSBA- Master of science business administration. I am hoping to start out as a probation officer at my local court. It is a part time position (14 hours a week) I am currently still a full time student..
    Can't imagine an advanced degree hurting anything for sure. Worst case if you are up against another applicant of equal experience then your your Masters will put you ahead of them. Masters degree always helps when competing.

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  • Munevo89
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    Guys does a Graduate degree help for a Federal Probation officer? I have a BS in Criminal Justice and one year away from earning my MSBA- Master of science business administration. I am hoping to start out as a probation officer at my local court. It is a part time position (14 hours a week) I am currently still a full time student..

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  • SaceLA
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    Wow, that is insane! I guess I better cross my fingers that I don't have either of those issues. Thanks guys.

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  • MDSAE
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    I hear that. QTC lost my blood work... twice. The first time they waited three weeks to notify me. The second time two.

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  • AZbarr
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    They took the full 30 days before I got the call about a start date. I might have heard something sooner if it wasn't for the medical facility I went to not sending my results to QTC until over a week after they had the results.
    Last edited by AZbarr; 10-13-2014, 12:23 PM.

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  • SaceLA
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    Congrats AZbarr! I'm currently in the process as well. How long did it take for the medical review? I just had my medical exam on 10/07.

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  • AZbarr
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    I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that gave me advice through the hiring process. I get sworn in November 3 in AZ.

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  • jdg0044
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    Originally posted by sally mae View Post
    I have no experience and I am finishing up my bachelor's degree in Dec. Do you think I'll have a chance at being USPO? Also do they test for color vision?
    You'll need to start off at the county or state level and gain experience. Also, start a Masters program in criminal justice or psychology as soon as possible. You have to set yourself apart from the competition if you want to make it to the Feds.

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  • satxparoleofcr
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    Originally posted by sally mae View Post
    I have no experience and I am finishing up my bachelor's degree in Dec. Do you think I'll have a chance at being USPO? Also do they test for color vision?
    I agree with the other posts that the chances of getting picked up for USPO or USPSO are going to be tough without prior experience. I was a student intern, received my BA and got a bit of experience with 4 years of doing state supervision. You could probably apply for a POA or PSOA position but those are likely to be highly competitive. Try to get into a county/state agency doing some type of probation, parole, pretrial services work, or something similar. I would advocate for working on your graduate degree. Some districts prefer candidates with grad degrees but at least where I'm at, it wasn't something that was necessary. Best of luck to you!

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  • MDSAE
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    Originally posted by AZbarr View Post
    Does FOH usually take the full 30 days to do the medical review?
    FOH took about 2 weeks for their review during my process. QTC on the other hand was a nightmare.

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  • tx0811
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    Has anyone applied to any USPO positions in Texas recently? If so, any luck?

    God Bless

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  • AZbarr
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    FOH Review

    Does FOH usually take the full 30 days to do the medical review?
    Last edited by AZbarr; 09-29-2014, 06:42 PM.

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