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  • #61
    Originally posted by Camelbak View Post
    So I got a conditional offer, the next step is the medical, psych, and physical test in Albuquerque. Does anyone have any insight about the career? I have a general idea (since I’ve done nuclear convoys before), but there really isn’t that much info out there. From what I understand it’s a lot of driving and training, which I would enjoy. I’m not married/family, so the amount of travel doesn’t bother me.

    Pros/Cons?
    Advancement and career progression?
    How was their interview process? Where are you up too now with them? And to me LEOSA is a big deal. That would be a deal breaker for me.

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    • Camelbak
      Camelbak commented
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      I haven’t had an interview yet. I’m assuming its part of the three day screening process I’m going to later this month. From what I gathered, if I pass the screening process then they just have to do the BI for the Q clearance and waiting for an academy date.

      I’m covered by LEOSA atm, but losing it wouldn’t be a problem for me.

    • NCG128
      NCG128 commented
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      What do you do currently if you don’t mind me asking? And why do they call themselves Federal Agents if their not covered?

    • Camelbak
      Camelbak commented
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      I’m a CO with the BOP. I never planned on working corrections, but they were the first agency to offer me a position (and in my hometown) after I graduated, so I went with it. It’s not a bad gig by any means (it’s actually quite the opposite); but I just want a bit more with my life.

      The second part of the question I couldn’t tell you.

  • #62
    I got back from Albuquerque the other day. Overall, it was a positive experience. I learned a lot from some of the agents while I was there. The agency has a good vibe. I liked what I saw, but I went in knowing what to expect. You’re not going to be doing LE work (there are slight LE aspects about it) and you’re not going to be kicking down doors either (even through you get a lot of training in that regard).

    With that being said, they check everything while you are there. If there is something wrong with you, they will find it. So just be ready for that. The next academy is supposedly going to be in August, so hopefully I get into that one.

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    • ateska8514
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      Sent you a DM.

  • #63
    It seems the August academy is a go and I'm in it.

    I'm definitely looking forward to this!

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    • Army_Cyber
      Army_Cyber commented
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      Congratulations!! Good luck, sounds like a pretty cool gig

    • Camelbak
      Camelbak commented
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      I got my FO today, so now it's official. August it is.

    • B O Double
      B O Double commented
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      Anyone else get a final offer or know of anyone else who did?

  • #64
    Hey so I got a tentative offer letter today , thanks for providing the update on the process on here. Hopefully it goes smoothly waiting to take the drug next is the next 3-4 weeks. I will be definitely relocating to Texas assuming I am selected etc. I did not like that they did not re-imburse for relocation, but I guess they make up for it with the paid training. I suppose already have a clearance already helps for this job. Question is what will this job lead to as far as opportunities afterwards?

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    • B O Double
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      Career & Resume building.

  • #65
    Originally posted by Lotalty 7 View Post
    Hey so I got a tentative offer letter today , thanks for providing the update on the process on here. Hopefully it goes smoothly waiting to take the drug next is the next 3-4 weeks. I will be definitely relocating to Texas assuming I am selected etc. I did not like that they did not re-imburse for relocation, but I guess they make up for it with the paid training. I suppose already have a clearance already helps for this job. Question is what will this job lead to as far as opportunities afterwards?
    I received a tentative offer as well, and the next day they emailed me saying they made a mistake How could something like that ever happen when they took the time to write the offer with my name, address, choice of location, and stipulations. Regardless, congrats

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    • B O Double
      B O Double commented
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      Was this resolved?

  • #66
    Originally posted by RSORX8510 View Post

    I received a tentative offer as well, and the next day they emailed me saying they made a mistake How could something like that ever happen when they took the time to write the offer with my name, address, choice of location, and stipulations. Regardless, congrats

    Yeah ended up with the same result, letting me know some mistake was make. Definitely not logical, more so I know that agency needs individuals to do that specific job and role. Well the journey continues.

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    • #67
      Anyone have updates on this job? My husband has passed all of this physicals and what not, has been "tentatively" offered a spot in the next academy that is supposed to be in January. Anyone else hear differently?

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      • B O Double
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        January 2019

    • #68
      Can anybody provide more insight in this job? I heard most of the training doesn’t transfer over to other LEA , and strictly stays within DOE

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      • B O Double
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        True. Foot in the FED door & if you enjoy the job, then you're golden.

    • #69
      Originally posted by RSORX8510 View Post
      Can anybody provide more insight in this job? I heard most of the training doesn’t transfer over to other LEA , and strictly stays within DOE
      Sure, I've actually worked with them. Picture a truck driver that is cross between SWAT and USMC long-range reconnaissance patrol. Their sole mission is to escort and protect nuclear weapons and special nuclear materials (plutonium, highly enriched uranium) being moved in heavily armored trucks around the country. All US nuclear weapons are actually owned by the US Department of Energy - its responsible for the design, testing, production, and disassembly. DOE does all assembly and disassembly at its facility in Texas - Pantex Plant - so weapons have to be moved to DOD bases where they're turned (aka loaned) to the US military and mounted on delivery systems (aka airplanes and ICBM or SLBM missiles). So these agents protect the movements of these weapons as well as nuclear materials being moved to and from the DOE research labs (Los Alamos in New Mexico, Livermore in California, Y-12 in Tennessee) and testing site in Nevada.

      The convoys with these agents are self-sufficient from a force protection standpoint and are armed/trained to hold off and defeat an attack. As you can imagine a high level security clearance is require, plus regular drug, alcohol and polygraph testing. Their OST website is below with some pictures and video - it should be noted that they normally wear clothing to blend in at truck stops, so the tactical gear in the picture is just for training exercise.

      https://www.energy.gov/nnsa/office-s...transportation

      The LA Times also ran a feature story on them and their personnel issues last year

      http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...310-story.html

      An interesting unique aspect of their job is the federal authority (US Atomic Energy Act of 1954) to use lethal force to protect, secure, and if necessary recover the cargo in their convoy. They actually establish under the law what's called a National Security Area around the convoy when its on the road, basically federalizing this space, even local law enforcement doesn't have jurisdiction. In an emergency or roadway accident the Convoy Commander has legal authority to expand this area as large (feet or miles) as he/she see fit based on the event/threats. Any and everything that is not part of the convoy - including LEA - is considered a potential threat and treated as such. Also they're not there to protect or help civilians that might be caught up in whatever is threatening the convoy. I was once at a training drill exercise with them and the scenario have a civilian family being carjacked and used by the "bad" guys as a shield to approach a damaged truck that another bad guy had rammed with another car - lets just say it unfortunately didn't end well for anybody that was in the civilian car.
      Last edited by JayEnergy; 11-03-2018, 12:04 PM.

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      • okc2018
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        Thank you for sharing. My husband is currently trying to decide between this job and our local PD. Still have not made a decision, but it's getting very close to crunch time.

    • #70
      The LA Timea story hit hard. I'm really surprised nuclear transport doesn't fall under DOD and staffed with military. I thought this was more nuclear transport for energy generation, not warheads.

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      • sapper101
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        If the DoD took charge of this then the program would seriously be screwed up.

    • #71
      Can someone explain how pay/compensation works? What are pay bands? Does anyone know what the estimated starting pay is?

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      • LONG_HORN
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        It’s all on his conditional offer letter or he selected shows on his final offer letter his base pay. Overtime is various on location. Amarillo and Oak Ridge has more overtime. First year he will looking for Amarillo location $70-85 k depend on how much he can hit the road.

      • LONG_HORN
        LONG_HORN commented
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        Did he get final offer or he just assuming he will get it??

    • #72
      Who all are hired into the January 2019 class?

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      • B O Double
        B O Double commented
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        3 confirmed classes for 2019

    • #73
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      Last edited by Saltine Kracker; 03-17-2019, 01:18 AM.

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      • #74
        I declined the offer given to me in Albuquerque a few months ago. The thing that really turned me off is driving tractor trailers. The job description sounds much sexier than it is from what I keep hearing from former Couriers.

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        • Saltine Kracker
          Saltine Kracker commented
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          How far in the hiring process did you get?

        • LONG_HORN
          LONG_HORN commented
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          Either you driving or riding, read job description carefully before applying anything!

      • #75
        How often are you gone from home? And for how long? Any info would be appreciated.

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        • LONG_HORN
          LONG_HORN commented
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          You will be on the road %50 and %25 training. Read job description!

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