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  • The more i see people saying they wont hire up here the more i think about not even taking this damn test.

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    • Originally posted by 2Eagles View Post
      The more i see people saying they wont hire up here the more i think about not even taking this damn test.
      They will hire, it's just a question of when. Right now it seems like it won't be for a considerable amount of time, especially at your location. It's up to you to decide if it's worth your time to invest 5 hours taking a test that will not land you a job in the near future, bull will get you considered for future openings, if you pass of course.

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      • There wont be any hiring untill the end of 2012. From the 25,000 that applied for the test most will not pass but only 2,000 will be hired. I once heard that cbp gives preference to law enforcement officers, current federal employees & veterens. bummer...............

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        • Originally posted by LEO2010 View Post
          There wont be any hiring untill the end of 2012. From the 25,000 that applied for the test most will not pass but only 2,000 will be hired. I once heard that cbp gives preference to law enforcement officers, current federal employees & veterens. bummer...............
          Leo,

          Sorry, but your statement (Statements) are incorrect.
          Le gra'sta De' a Theim.
          Galic: By The Grace Of God Go I.

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          • does anybody knows the number to reschedule the CBP test, to a different location? The website ain't working for me.

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            • This may have been covered but when taking the test are you allowed to use a calculator?

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              • Originally posted by dubb18 View Post
                This may have been covered but when taking the test are you allowed to use a calculator?
                No calculator allowed. If I remember correctly they provide scratch paper.

                skoonz

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                • Originally posted by skoonz View Post
                  No calculator allowed. If I remember correctly they provide scratch paper.

                  skoonz
                  WOW! Thanks bro

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                  • Originally posted by LEO2010 View Post
                    There wont be any hiring untill the end of 2012. From the 25,000 that applied for the test most will not pass but only 2,000 will be hired. I once heard that cbp gives preference to law enforcement officers, current federal employees & veterens. bummer...............
                    Does the 2200 include Border Patrol Agents?

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                    • Originally posted by ringo3727
                      After reading the last 15 or so pages...is it even worth my time to take a day off work (airline manager) to go test if there is such a great back log in hiring for CBPO?
                      I'm 3 steps from FO for ICE 1811 and 2 steps from FAMS 1801. I'm scheduled to test 12-8-10. All replies appreciated. Thanks guys.
                      I personally would take it. If you can keep as many doors open as possible that is going to be your best bet. Take it from someone who took multiple tests years ago and had multiple jobs thrown at him only to take the job that I thought I would enjoy but ended up disliking very much. Good thing is I was smart enough to defer a few job opportunities and now they are coming available to include this CBPO position. It won't hurt to take the test. Heck, it's free. You may get hired by ICE and absolutely hate it. Four years from now you can be working for ICE or FAMS and get a job offer for CBPO and you might be drooling at the idea to leave and transfer your items over. Think about it.


                      Originally posted by ee78 View Post
                      Does the 2200 include Border Patrol Agents?
                      I do not believe so. 2,200 is the number of open BPA positions rolling around. There really hasn't been a specific number for CBPO's other then the 250 for the southwest border. Some people keep saying that his new announcement is for 2,000 positions... I am not sure where that came from. Could be true but I wouldn't hold my breath.

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                      • I stumbled upon the notes for the "Airport and Seaport User Fee Advisory Commitee" meeting. It made for a very intresting read. Among the topics discussed were the use of new technology for paper work to "move people from desk to floor". No money in FY 2010 budget for "new hires". Not hiring new CBP to replace attrition because of budget shortfalls. It reinforced most of what has already been said here. I will check back here after FY 2011 this one seems to be a dud.

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                        • Interesting, I tested 4/2009 and just last week received a TO for the Southwestern Border.

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                          • DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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                            U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
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                            AIRPORT AND SEAPORT USER FEE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
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                            WEDNESDAY,
                            JUNE 10, 2009



                            Customs and Border Protection is working on a new charter. As the Agency moves forward,
                            it must address certain changes that are taking place within the travel industry. CBP’s budget
                            based on appropriations is declining. And as people continue to travel less, CBP’s budget based
                            on fees is also declining. Thus, staffing positions that are traditionally supported by these fees
                            are in danger

                            OVERVIEW & DISCUSSION OF CBP’S BUDGET: SUSAN SHUBACK
                            Ms. Shuback began her presentation by giving some statistics on the scope of CBP’s
                            work. She then showed a chart depicting the CBP’s enacted FY ‘09 budget side by side with its
                            request for FY ‘10. The chart also showed that the vast majority of CBP’s budget comes from
                            appropriations, with only 8 or 9 percent coming from user fees. The Agency’s anticipated
                            collections in the form of user fees will decrease by about $50 million in FY ‘10. Ms. Shuback
                            then showed a breakdown of the FY ‘08 to FY ‘10 budgets by program. The next chart showed
                            how the number of CBP officers has increased from about 17,500 in 2004 to over 21,000
                            requested for 2010. The number of agricultural specialists has also increased over this period of
                            time from 1,441 to 2,377, with an average increase of 7.5 percent per year. The next several
                            slides showed examples of the administration’s priorities for CBP. In FY ‘10, an increase is being
                            requested for the Law Enforcement Enhanced Retirement Program. It is hoped that additional
                            funding in this area will help both to retain experienced officers and to recruit new ones

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                            • OFO BUDGET AND STAFFING UPDATE: JOHN MECKELY
                              Mr. Meckely said that he would be giving an update on budget and staffing from the perspective
                              of the Office of Field Operations. In FY ‘09, the OFO acquired 265 new CBP officers for
                              seaports, and 284 new CBP officers for airports. In the FY ‘10 budget, no new positions have
                              been authorized for airports or seaports. The decline in user fees is posing a challenge to CBP’s
                              ability to maintain its current hiring rate of officers. However, the FY ‘10 budget proposal to
                              consolidate user fees, which will improve CBP’s governance of user fees and may increase
                              revenues, is moving forward.
                              In terms of staffing, OFO has been able to increase the number of its CBP officers and ag
                              specialists at airports and seaports by about 20 percent since 2006. Mr. Meckely then stressed the
                              importance of staffing, since it is the people on the ground who really make a difference. Also,
                              the OFO is now doing accelerated hiring as a regular practice. This means that OFO hires before
                              an employee’s full background investigation is complete, with the goal that it will be complete by
                              the end of the employee’s training period. They are also speeding up the hiring process by
                              contacting potential candidates by email rather than by regular mail.
                              Ms. Kostuk asked if they will be backfilling existing positions vacated due to attrition.
                              Mr. Meckely said that they intend to fill all of the existing positions. Mr. Rubinstein asked what
                              they intend to do about the roughly 900 positions that are potentially at risk as a result of the
                              decline in collections. Mr. Meckely replied that, even if they lose an amount of money equal to
                              the salaries of 900 employees, this will not result in 900 people being let go. They will find other
                              ways to manage the loss, such as extending the time by which they fill positions vacated due to
                              attrition
                              . Ms. Blume asked what percentage of people in the accelerated hiring program had not
                              ultimately passed the background check. Mr. Meckely replied that he would get back to her on
                              this. Ms. Sotorrio asked if they have been able to improve their recruitment efforts for th

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                              • Mr. Hirschfeld suggested that they discuss using technology to cut back on the amount of
                                paperwork used by CBP. Automation would not only save paper and money, but would also get
                                more staff out of the offices and onto the floor.



                                These sections were the most important part in regards to hiring. It was a 10 pages.

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