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  • Nola504
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    Originally posted by Chambers26 View Post
    Does anyone know of any city or district throughout the country in which you dont have to be in the actual city to take the tests? In other words are there any districts that accept out of state applications and you dont have to fly out to that state to test
    I interviewed as a transfer to Middle District of Florida but I did not accept the offer because I did not want to work in the Orlando office. Did the interview on "Skype" from my old district interview room.

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  • COPO85
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    Any good info on the Los Angeles District? Any pro's and con's to this District? I am originally from LA...

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  • brownj21
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    Originally posted by holycrikey View Post

    There are some. My district will occasionally grant Skype interviews or send the applicant to his/her local district US Probation Office to do a teleconference. That requires the assistance of the local district too. Sometimes they don't want to facilitate that.

    I can only speak for us, but we have never hired someone we interviewed remotely unless it was a current USPO looking for a transfer. We have interviewed good long-distance candidates, but to be honest, it can be easier to find the same level candidate, but local and with knowledge of the area. There are more assurances there if we are speaking frankly.

    Attempting to hire from well outside the target district is hard. Some districts who have higher turn-over may be more inclined to give a shot to longer distance applicants.
    Our district would NEVER do Skype/teleconference interviews, but I have heard of several that do (at least for the initial one).
    But our district does hire a LOT of out of state candidates. I guess if you drive or fly hundreds of miles to interview, it shows that you are serious.
    With all that said, the last line written by holycrikey definitely applies to our district.
    Last edited by brownj21; 01-17-2019, 07:56 AM.

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  • holycrikey
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    Originally posted by Chambers26 View Post
    Does anyone know of any city or district throughout the country in which you dont have to be in the actual city to take the tests? In other words are there any districts that accept out of state applications and you dont have to fly out to that state to test
    There are some. My district will occasionally grant Skype interviews or send the applicant to his/her local district US Probation Office to do a teleconference. That requires the assistance of the local district too. Sometimes they don't want to facilitate that.

    I can only speak for us, but we have never hired someone we interviewed remotely unless it was a current USPO looking for a transfer. We have interviewed good long-distance candidates, but to be honest, it can be easier to find the same level candidate, but local and with knowledge of the area. There are more assurances there if we are speaking frankly.

    Attempting to hire from well outside the target district is hard. Some districts who have higher turn-over may be more inclined to give a shot to longer distance applicants.

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  • Chambers26
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    Does anyone know of any city or district throughout the country in which you dont have to be in the actual city to take the tests? In other words are there any districts that accept out of state applications and you dont have to fly out to that state to test

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  • Deadpker
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    I'm right before the orientation process =/. I always apply for every announcement, but it's just the matter of paying for travel. Thank you for letting me know, that could be a factor in deciding if I'll fly out. After the orientation is a writing test and then an interview if you pass the writing portion.

    Can you shed any light on this part? Is it all in the same week, or will I have to fly out again if I pass the writing section?

  • Chambers26
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    Originally posted by Deadpker View Post
    District of Massachusetts reached out to me yesterday about transcripts, pretty surprised considering the shut down and everything.

    I applied to District of Mass about a year ago and was invited to the orientation in Boston. I kid you not when I say this but there was probably 250 people there. They explained that they were hiring for like 8 positions throughout the state. My best advice for these positions is apply to as many as you can throughout the country if you are willing to move. Not sure how far along in the process you are but I just wanted to make you aware.

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  • Deadpker
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    District of Massachusetts reached out to me yesterday about transcripts, pretty surprised considering the shut down and everything.

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  • Hoppyandiknowit
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    Originally posted by holycrikey View Post

    I know of no districts that are doing hiring at this time. Funding will be exhausted later this month. I would expect absolutely no hires anywhere until after a resolution is found. For your case, it really could be either/or. I'd wait for 1.) Gov't to resume and 2.) Once it does, wait about 30 days. If you don't hear anything then, most likely means they've moved on from you. Best of luck though in this bad luck timing.
    Thank you for responding holycrikey. I thought the same thing... Unfortunately I received an email stating they chose another candidate. I will keep trying, I have applied for PO and pretrial officer and was not getting any response so I threw my chance at pretrial officers assistant hoping I could at least get my foot in the door . I have 6 years corrections experience (5 or them being federal and one of those five as unit team) I do only have my BA which I feel like might be hindering my shot .
    i really appreciate your feedback!

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  • holycrikey
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    Originally posted by Hoppyandiknowit View Post
    Hey all and Happy New year . I had a first interview with the us courts in November and was asked back for a second interview in December they said I would hear back regardless in 7-10 days which lead right into he shutdown and holidays. I have not heard anything, do you think they have taken a step back from hiring right now, or is it just no reach out means no? Thank you all!
    I know of no districts that are doing hiring at this time. Funding will be exhausted later this month. I would expect absolutely no hires anywhere until after a resolution is found. For your case, it really could be either/or. I'd wait for 1.) Gov't to resume and 2.) Once it does, wait about 30 days. If you don't hear anything then, most likely means they've moved on from you. Best of luck though in this bad luck timing.

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  • Hoppyandiknowit
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    Hey all and Happy New year . I had a first interview with the us courts in November and was asked back for a second interview in December they said I would hear back regardless in 7-10 days which lead right into he shutdown and holidays. I have not heard anything, do you think they have taken a step back from hiring right now, or is it just no reach out means no? Thank you all!

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  • brownj21
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    Apply for as many locations as you are willing to move to/work at.
    I can't tell you the number of folks I have met that told me they had applications in at multiple districts and eventually found one that hired them.

  • brownj21
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    Originally posted by VidaG View Post
    Anyone got any insight on NDIL or NDIN (northern district of Illinois - Chicago) or (northern district of Indiana - Hammond).

    Chicago has that new office built. New Chief from Kentucky, Holmes... Any insight on how they roll and the atmosphere there or across the street at pretrial would be appreciated on the culture of the office, leadership, type of new hires they usually have recruited recently, social work/LE orientation, carry in office/field, FLETC training spots, dedicated car or shared gov car, how is fieldwork conducted, telework, upward mobility, training opportunities within district and out of district, the judges, etc?
    I recall hearing that Chicago office was pretty much a virtual office-they have a workspace with computers so folks can come in to complete/submit paperwork as needed, but every one does the vast majority of their work in the field or at home. That may have changed with the new office that you mentioned, I am not sure. I do not have any direct contacts there.

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  • Balco42
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    I applied with several districts but only received an interview with one, which happened to be the district where I live.

  • COPO85
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    Is there anything to applying multiple places at the same time? Are you held to applying one district at a time?

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