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  • I keep wondering how/ when in the process they factor for diversity of candidates: is that before or after the Vet points and cutoff scores etc?

    Do they expedite older applicants through the process or is it first come, first serve... if so, why do they keep accumulating such large applicant pools and selecting so few? And how they pull from the multiple pools... do the new announcements cancel out the old ones?

    Ugh

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    • Y'all are overthinking this. There are a bunch of GS5's looking for keywords and numerical qualification scores. The G doesn't know how many will be hired, could be 50, could be 200. They don't care what you did, how old you are, or your experience unless it was properly documented in the application. They will arrange those names in order based on that qualification, then pull those names as academy slots open. That's as deep as it gets.

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      • Originally posted by onmygo View Post
        Y'all are overthinking this. There are a bunch of GS5's looking for keywords and numerical qualification scores. The G doesn't know how many will be hired, could be 50, could be 200. They don't care what you did, how old you are, or your experience unless it was properly documented in the application. They will arrange those names in order based on that qualification, then pull those names as academy slots open. That's as deep as it gets.
        Unless it's a "one opening" spot in which the job PD is written to meet just the person preselected and then a few disqualifies to weed out everyone else.... Seen at my agency

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        • Originally posted by ajdeployed12 View Post
          Sounds like you need help writing your resume
          Errr.... He's a FLEO....has been for sometime.....

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          • Just saying, I've never heard of a class being filled with all white male veterans... Because they seem to be plentiful in the pool.

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            • Originally posted by PHSeaBee View Post
              Unless it's a "one opening" spot in which the job PD is written to meet just the person preselected and then a few disqualifies to weed out everyone else.... Seen at my agency
              They do that too, but that's usually the lateral openings

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              • Originally posted by TheKansan View Post
                That is encouraging, but I am skeptical that HSI will truly be hiring people from all walks of life. 13+ years of investigative experience is no small thing, and you shouldn't try to down play it.

                The fact is that this position is far more competitive than it was back in the FCIP days and prior. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but someone with the bare minimum qualifications should not get their hopes up of even making it to the test. Believe me, I should know as I did not score high enough to test for the DHS only announcement in spite of having a Bachelors degree and having worked as a Border Patrol Agent, Federal Correctional Officer, and Deputy Sheriff.

                The only thing that I can say is that it is very likely on an open public announcement that many extremely highly qualified people applied, and many of them likely will receive veterans preference on top of that. So I would not get my hopes up. Continue applying for other positions and working hard at your current job. Basically have the "Go on with your life like you never applied" attitude. If you are one of the lucky few who continue in the process, still don't change anything until you get that final offer.

                In the past, all who were qualified were offered a testing date.

                Many people don't show up for the test.

                After testing ICE/HSI processed applicants based upon their test score.

                I haven't known a single person who failed the interview but I am sure it happen.

                The medical, well I've heard the doctor that reviews it these days is tough but long story short if you have medical issues, be prepared to ask a specialist to to see you, evaluate you, and stated whether or not your medical issue(s) prevent you from performing the duties of the position.

                The background, well you should have an idea if you will pass or not. This part shouldn't be rocket science.

                In my experience, from these types of announcements, who you are or what you have done doesn't mean a thing until you make out of the academy and to your new office.

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                • Originally posted by hpy1 View Post
                  In the past, all who were qualified were offered a testing date.
                  In the past when? I applied at the DHS only announcement, and the last open public announcement back in 2011 or 2012 and that is not how they did things. If you did not rank as Best Qualified on the questionnaire, you did not test.
                  What is Perseverance?
                  -Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
                  -Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
                  -PERSEVERANCE IS TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN.


                  BOP - BPA - ICE

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                  • Originally posted by TheKansan View Post
                    In the past when? I applied at the DHS only announcement, and the last open public announcement back in 2011 or 2012 and that is not how they did things. If you did not rank as Best Qualified on the questionnaire, you did not test.
                    This thread is about the most recent opening on USAJOBS. That opening was open to the public. Hence, my reference is in regards to past announcements that were open to the public, not in regards to the department specific opening. I'm comparing apples to apples not apples to oranges.

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                    • Originally posted by Bearcat357 View Post
                      Errr.... He's a FLEO....has been for sometime.....
                      I understand that, no knock against him. My perception is that when he first was hired it was probably based on KSA's (which help guide people to capture certain information) and now they don't. I would imagine that someone with his experience should be best qualified...because of that my perception is that he is not capturing his experience in the est way (for USAjobs) OR being overly modest on the questionnaire.

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                      • Originally posted by hpy1 View Post
                        This thread is about the most recent opening on USAJOBS. That opening was open to the public. Hence, my reference is in regards to past announcements that were open to the public, not in regards to the department specific opening. I'm comparing apples to apples not apples to oranges.
                        I mentioned specifically that I applied to the last open public announcement. Obviously you missed that part so let me quote for you
                        I applied at the DHS only announcement, and the last open public announcement back in 2011 or 2012
                        As I said before, during the last open public announcement, if you were not one of the Best Qualified on the questionnaire, you were not allowed to test. Did you apply to the last open public announcement? If not, you are talking about a hiring process that is no longer used (FCIP).
                        What is Perseverance?
                        -Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
                        -Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
                        -PERSEVERANCE IS TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN.


                        BOP - BPA - ICE

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                        • Originally posted by ajdeployed12 View Post
                          Sounds like you need help writing your resume
                          My resume is 100% honest in concern to my experience. I have never worked in an investigative role. I have never been on a task force. I would be lying if I said that I was doing surveillance or applying to get wire taps. I would be lying if I said that I have ever worked with confidential informants or worked to collect evidence from crime scenes like fingerprints/dna/etc.

                          I answer the questionnaires honestly, and I do not meet the cutoff score. All I am saying is that it isn't as easy as you would think. I work with a few other BPAs who had worked on the HSI task force, and one of them didn't make the cutoff score either. I know that I could lie and qualify to test, but I have too much integrity to do such a thing.
                          What is Perseverance?
                          -Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
                          -Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
                          -PERSEVERANCE IS TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN.


                          BOP - BPA - ICE

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                          • Originally posted by TheKansan View Post
                            My resume is 100% honest in concern to my experience. I have never worked in an investigative role. I have never been on a task force. I would be lying if I said that I was doing surveillance or applying to get wire taps. I would be lying if I said that I have ever worked with confidential informants or worked to collect evidence from crime scenes like fingerprints/dna/etc.

                            I answer the questionnaires honestly, and I do not meet the cutoff score. All I am saying is that it isn't as easy as you would think. I work with a few other BPAs who had worked on the HSI task force, and one of them didn't make the cutoff score either. I know that I could lie and qualify to test, but I have too much integrity to do such a thing.
                            honesty is the best policy... may not get ya hired, but in the end it'll pay off

                            or so I keep hoping? I have done all the mentioned things and here I am still applying hahah

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                            • Anyone get word about their application or have any inside scoop on when the test invites might come out? Announcement said 30-60 days but you never know!

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                              • Originally posted by ifaynshteyn View Post
                                Anyone get word about their application or have any inside scoop on when the test invites might come out? Announcement said 30-60 days but you never know!

                                Received an Invite this morning to schedule the exam battery...

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