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  • Texas343
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    Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS)

    Hey guys,

    Have been lurking around here for a while and kept up with the 'old' FAMS thread while it still was unlocked. Just wanted to generate some respectful discussion on the FAMS and possible hiring processes to come!

    Has anyone heard much or have a guess as to when they might begin hiring? I've looked all over online and the closest thing I've found is some sort of budget that supposedly gives the TSA some $ in the next year to hire? Any idea if that's true?

    Thanks and stay safe!

  • AgentNitro
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    Congress doesn't have to show that the threat doesn't exist. History shows that it does. However, federal investigations into terrorism have been a primary interest and focus. Therefore, they can validate with some level of accuracy how likely we are to be the victims of an act of terrorism. If the risk isn't tremendous, they'll continue to downsize this agency.

  • invertedPanda
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    750 a yer due to attrition is what I was told. Pretty crazy numbers because there is no way to hire enough to keep up.

    When you consider that TSA is seeing their budgets are being cut, the IG report that half of FAMS budget is wasteful, congress wanting more K9's and more CT scanners at the checkpoints (expensive next gen xray machines), wanting TSA to do something about the low moral with TSO's (i.e. pay them more money) and the crazy amount of money being spent to train TSO's at FLETC (the main priority of money for TSA is going to go to the TSO work force) I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the FAMS go through some serious changes. It's hard to put numbers and statistics on potential threat thwarted, which is what congress needs to justify spending.

  • AgentNitro
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    There's no longer a significant focus on FAMS. We've successfully deterred acts of terrorism for almost the past 20 years. You won't see a hiring surge in this area if we continue to succeed with fewer and fewer marshals. The federal government is very reactive rather than proactive. Especially considering fiscal responsibility and cutting budgets, this is a no-brainer for the government.

  • 2019_Applicant
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    That's nuts. I imagine they have to be losing staff more and more with no replacements in sight.

    I talked to a current FAM who's been with them for over 15 years, he mentioned the TSA leadership is SNAFU and he expects a large organizational change to happen before any hiring takes place. Did not sound too hopeful.

  • invertedPanda
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    I had a SAC tell me that hiring is pushed back to 2021...take it for what you will. I don't think anyone really knows for sure.

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  • mxh
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    Edit: found email...

    FAMS G Band hiring has been suspended for 2018. Your application and assessment results will be retained for two (2) years for future consideration should openings become available. Be advised that there is no guarantee that additional positions will become available.

    If positions become available, you will be required to clear the background investigation portion of the process, have an updated drug screen, and provide updated medical information. This will require the completion of a new SF86 (eQip) and SF93 (medical update) to be submitted. If positions become available, you will receive additional directions and copies of the forms at that time.


    I have been heard that the polygraph expires after two years as well and I don’t know if want to go through that again...
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    original post...

    I wonder if those like me that have been in the waiting pool for two years will still be eligible. From what I understood, my package expires this month. The gave us a year extension sometime around this point last year.
    Last edited by mxh; 05-08-2019, 08:54 AM.

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  • Nsk_104
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    Spoke with a recruiter this week. Expect an announcement to come out beginning of next year. As mentioned before there will a large number of air marshals set to retire, so they will be hiring for substantial vacancies.

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  • Sgt0844
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    Kind of just saw this forum looking at other topics but I spoke with some FAMS working a detail in DC last week and they mentioned a huge amount of people retiring in near future so Im guessing they'll need a mass hiring initiative.

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  • Radio Raheem
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    This is totally my incorrect opinion, but I don't even think this organization will exist in the next 15 years. The powers that be have no idea how to utilize this asset to it's full potential. There needs to be a serious brainstorming session regarding this agency.

  • HeavyCargo
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    Any word when they we open up for applications?

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  • invertedPanda
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    TSA is going through a re-org, including the OLE/FAMS. Hiring overall is pretty limited to just screening operations and HQ spots. It will be interesting to see the changes coming.

  • Sheridan1
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    What happened to this position? I think it's literally been years since the last announcement.

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  • Esco
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    It’ll be years if they ever hire again. They are getting smaller closing offices, etc.

  • bellyer
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    That is definitely not what I want to read. Fingers crossed something changes quickly and they decide to open up the process again and get a class scheduled!

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