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  • Originally posted by shawal16 View Post
    I noticed that those that have been waiting for a while for BI to be completed are located in CA (not all but the ones that posted recently). I wonder what contributes to the hold up. How density, larger area to cover? Well just a thought.
    You all should live in Buffalo. My friend just got his "CALL" on monday they gave him his hire date for 4 week training and his FLETC arrival and departure date on monday of this week and he did'nt even meet with his
    BI until yesterday for the first time!! Crazy how things go in this process. I am going on 3 months waiting for medical to clear. My BI was done in a week and cleared in CASS in 3 weeks. It is the government!!! just be patient I am told! so i will pass that info along to all of you in waiting!
    Last edited by Whiplash454; 06-11-2008, 11:56 AM.
    GEO LOC: BUFFALO
    Applied: 09/07
    CBP Test: 11/07
    NOR:11/07 - passed
    Preemployment Forms: 02/08
    Qualifications : Completed 05/08 Qualified for GS-5 level
    Fitness : Completed/Passed 03/08
    Medical Exam: taken 03/08 -Your file has been referred to a medical specialist
    VBT : Completed/Passed 03/08
    Background Investigation Completed : 03/08
    Drug Test : 4/08 - Successfully Completed

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      Last edited by Saladine; 08-20-2008, 05:22 PM.

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      • Originally posted by Saladine View Post
        I was just wondering, since I've never seen or heard of it, are CBPO's issued body armor?
        yes we are.
        Don't tase me bro!!

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        • Originally posted by gms632 View Post
          Anyone have any insight into how long it takes to transfer within a geographic district once appointed? I understand it probably varies on a case to case basis... but in general.

          Thanks.
          Minutes to never.


          It all depends on what's meant by 'transfer' and where you are looking to leave from/go to.



          Almost no one moves before their 2 year probation is over. Very few move before their third year is up. Generally, most ports hold people to three years of service before considering letting people go. Most moves take about 4 years(or more)to accomplish.

          Straight 'transfers'(reassignments) are very rare. They might happen a bit more often within the same service port, but still seldomly. Most ports require a 'body for a body' swap. Finding a person from where you want to go who wants to go to where you are takes time and effort...if it happens at all.
          There are also a few laterals that open each year. Laterals tend to open for ports that have problems filling openings. Ports that have laterals tend to be rural places like Noonan, ND and Raymond, MT or places with a high cost of living like Key West, FL.
          The other main option to move is to apply and be accepted into a pre-clearance or cargo(CSI) spot in Canada or overseas. Pre-clearance/CSI spots are 2-5 years gigs at the end of which you may elect up to five choices of places you'd like to be assigned to. This is often the best option for people looking to get to a specific port.
          There is also a hardship transfer option, but that's almost exclusively geared to major medical issues/critical needs.

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          • I live in Buffalo, tested in March, NOR in April, but still waiting fot a T.O.

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            • Hey guys,
              As for the Vision tests goes, they test with and without your glasses on... They'll send you to a general medicine office to carry out all of the tests, and I mean all of them. They tested my hearing in a room that even with the headphones on I could hear the engines of vehicles going by on the road outside the office, and the sent me a notice about me having some hearing loss on one of my ears... Imagine trying to hear a faint tone over cars going by outside the office!... Anyway, what I want to say is that most of these offices try to do everything in a couple of hours and in that rush they might screw up somewhere, mine was that "I had NO Depth perception" according to their results. I had to go to an eye doctor and pay myself to have that test redone, with a result of BETTER than Normal. You'll look into a machine and they;ll do the letter chart, then they'll test color blindness, then depth perception (Stereo Acuity). You might want to consider eye surgery if your vision is that bad uncorrected.

              On the topic of the Los Angeles port,
              When I tested they were looking to fill 150 positions, 100 for Long Beach and 50 for LAX, and I was part of the FAST hiring process. Took the Test and had my TO the same day, and they told us that it would take no more than 6 months to be hired, so here I am 9 months after the fact and on the 6th month after my interview for the BI, and nothing....
              CBPO
              Written: 08/29/2007
              EOD: July 11, 2011

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              • Background question

                still waiting for backround to get done. it has been in their office since april, with no action. cass says pending. is there a number to call to see what the status is? how long after bi is done do you hopefully get a start date?

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                • Good Luck FedCop,
                  I've been waiting for mine to clear since they interviewed me last December... Mind you they contacted people that knew me about a month before they contacted me... and here I am pulling the hairs off of my head waiting for an answer
                  CBPO
                  Written: 08/29/2007
                  EOD: July 11, 2011

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                  • With regards to the vision requirements, I was DQ'd from the Border Patrol process for poor vision. It was a few years ago, but I seem to remember the letter saying that if I have performed law enforcement duties with my poor vision, then they may consider a waiver.

                    I couldn't see the E either, which is 20/800 I think. I was legally blind. You may want to consider corrective surgery since it will help you get hired, and it will change your life, at the very least. Now I'm 20/15, if not better.
                    Last edited by will0861; 06-12-2008, 02:16 AM.
                    ICE IEA

                    May 08 Written Test
                    Feb 09 TO-Los Angeles
                    March 09 Medical/PT/Drug Test
                    July 09 Oral Board
                    Background Started 11/16/09

                    EOD 11/23/09 San Bernardino
                    Academy class 006 12/03/09-04/13/10

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                    • Its the government playing the typical sit and wait routine. We just had five people from TSA transfer to CBP and it took them almost a year to get hired.

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                      • Originally posted by yoda View Post
                        Good Luck FedCop,
                        I've been waiting for mine to clear since they interviewed me last December... Mind you they contacted people that knew me about a month before they contacted me... and here I am pulling the hairs off of my head waiting for an answer
                        I know how my posting sounded, some have been waiting a long time to get their BI. When he called after I sent the post, he wouldn't answer any questions I had -- how far along, are you going to my job, whats next. I was just trying to get a feel for how they are progressing after the inital contact. Sorry you have been waiting since December. They haven't contacted any of my references yet. I already have a clearance with my current job, told him, but he didn't seem to care.

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                        • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                          I doubt it; it won't heard to ask for it though. It's extremely rare for anyone without previous Fed. work history to come in at other than step 1.

                          As far as OT goes:
                          I don't work in VT, but I imagine that Derby Line and Highgate have a fair amount available. The outports probably do not.
                          The outports are staffed by the main port at Derby Line so you will get overime if assigned to Derby Line even if you don't want it.

                          FB

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                          • Talked to the BI today. He said I should hear something around August. So another wait, but it looks good so far.
                            USSCP
                            Faxed App 7/28/10
                            Received notice of testing 8/28/2010
                            Test Scheduled 9/9/2010

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                            • Originally posted by will0861 View Post
                              With regards to the vision requirements, I was DQ'd from the Border Patrol process for poor vision. It was a few years ago, but I seem to remember the letter saying that if I have performed law enforcement duties with my poor vision, then they may consider a waiver.

                              I couldn't see the E either, which is 20/800 I think. I was legally blind. You may want to consider corrective surgery since it will help you get hired, and it will change your life, at the very least. Now I'm 20/15, if not better.
                              Is that the only way you can get a waiver?? Another thing the big E is 20/200 and the line below that is 20/100 which is what you have to have uncorrected.

                              I still dont understand though, i have poor eye sight but when i put my contacts in my vision is fine, isn't that the only thing that matters. If i can see what im doing at work why does it matter if im wearing contacts or if im not. This whole uncorrected vision thing confuses me and it seems wrong. IMO vision is a disability and if you can have contacts in your eyes to fix this disability, then why does homeland security care??

                              Does anyone have info on the vision test?? Im not sure if i will even be DQed but i think i might, is the test just like one you take when you go to the eye doctor. Sometimes i can see well sometimes i cant (not to sure why) do you have to read one eye chart or more than one?? Any info will be appreciated thank you

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                              • Hi there, hope this answers your question. Directly from the CBPO Employment Packet.

                                "Vision:

                                Any disease or condition that interferes with a person's vision may be considered disqualifying. In addition:
                                • Uncorrected distant vision must be equal to or better than 20/100 binocular.
                                • Near vision must be equal to or better than 20/40 binocular, with or without correction.
                                • Corrected distant vision must be equal to or better than 20/30 binocular.
                                • Depth perception, peripheral vision, and color vision must be normal. Tinted lenses are not acceptable as a means for correcting color deficiencies.”

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