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  • I have a question. What, if any, benefits are there for CBPOs with bachelor's degrees? Would you get paid more? If so, around how much more?
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight." - Proverbs 3:5,6

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    • All Green.

      Checked my cass today and I am all green. yeah buddy!!!
      GEO Pref: SWB
      App Date: 6/2/11
      Written Exam: 7/23/11
      NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-7): 9/29/11
      TSL submitted: 10/07/11
      E-QIP 10/15/11
      Qualifications: ( cleared CASS GS7 1/11/12)
      PFT1: 11/03/11 (cleared CASS 11/1/11)
      Med: 11/8/11 Done (cleared on CASS )
      BI: 11/02/11 (cleared CASS 11/25/11)
      VBT/SI: 12/16/11 cleared on CASS)
      DT: 12/14/11 (cleared 12/20/11)
      Referred to Schedule EOD 01/31/12
      PFT2: 3-7-12
      EOD:3-19-12
      FLETC: 4-18-12

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      • Originally posted by IamWolf View Post
        I have a question. What, if any, benefits are there for CBPOs with bachelor's degrees? Would you get paid more? If so, around how much more?
        I got a bachelor myself and i don't think it makes that much of a difference. If am right the bachelor would help you to qualify as a G7, which means you might make a couple extra thousand at entry level.At the end you should be making about the same money than everybody else according with your level and locality
        GEO Pref: SWB
        App Date: 6/2/11
        Written Exam: 7/23/11
        NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-7): 9/29/11
        TSL submitted: 10/07/11
        E-QIP 10/15/11
        Qualifications: ( cleared CASS GS7 1/11/12)
        PFT1: 11/03/11 (cleared CASS 11/1/11)
        Med: 11/8/11 Done (cleared on CASS )
        BI: 11/02/11 (cleared CASS 11/25/11)
        VBT/SI: 12/16/11 cleared on CASS)
        DT: 12/14/11 (cleared 12/20/11)
        Referred to Schedule EOD 01/31/12
        PFT2: 3-7-12
        EOD:3-19-12
        FLETC: 4-18-12

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        • Did my 2nd BI July 2011 and I'm still waiting for result. Its almost taking same time as first one. BTW I tested March 2008.






          Originally posted by sandwichman View Post
          To any of you guys that recently got the call to EOD, how long before the call did you do your second BI?

          or

          Have any of you currently at your POE or in FLETC gotten a call to do a second BI?

          After my first BI (2 years ago), the investigator told me that I wouldn't have to go through one again until 5 years after I became a CBP officer (and every 5 years thereafter). I asked the second investigator about the discrepancy and why I'm being asked to do another complete BI (neighbors, employers, coworkers, friends getting interviewed, paperwork gone over, etc, etc), and he told me that he usually does the 2nd BIs right before someone gets hired (right before EOD), or right after (already at POE or already in the academy) and that it is being done to increase my security clearance.

          The investigator told me that I should hear back from someone (I'm guessing TSU) in about a month or two and that the second BIs don't take very long to clear. Anyone else go through this recently?

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          • Originally posted by IamWolf View Post
            I have a question. What, if any, benefits are there for CBPOs with bachelor's degrees? Would you get paid more? If so, around how much more?
            I believe you come in as a GS-7. Here's the pay scale

            http://www.opm.gov/oca/12tables/html/RUS.asp
            EOD: 2/2012
            FLETC: 3/2012

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            • Short answer... a bachelor's degree solely qualifies for the GS-05 level. In order to qualify for a GS-07 based on education alone, one needs at least a year of post-graduate education or qualify under the Superior Academic Achievement program.

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              • Originally posted by davidB. View Post
                my classmate at my port didn't pass her 1st polygraph. She then retested under their suggestion and passed. She's the only one out of us 8 that had to take that test.


                Then coincidentally in the internal journal for CBP (forget it's name) there's a nice long article about why the polygraph works.
                Another person that was given a 2nd chance to retest the poly?

                I offered to show IA that I recently passed a poly for a local agency after I supposedly failed the CBPO one and was told it doesn't matter-no chance to retest. I was also told that I can file a FOIA for the results, but I was also told that the request would be ignored. looks like I'm giving up on CBPO and DHS for that matter.

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                • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                  Short answer... a bachelor's degree solely qualifies for the GS-05 level. In order to qualify for a GS-07 based on education alone, one needs at least a year of post-graduate education or qualify under the Superior Academic Achievement program.
                  I was going to say something along those lines. Thank goodness I got the 7 lol... other then that sitting here playing the waiting game for the call.
                  CBPO
                  GEO Pref: SWB
                  App Date: 8/2/11
                  Written Exam: 9/1/11
                  NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-5/7): 9/29/11
                  TSL submitted: 10/12/11 (faxed & mailed)
                  E-Qip submitted: 10/14/11
                  SF86 submitted: 10/25/11
                  PFT1: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/1/11)
                  Med: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                  BI: 11/15/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                  VBT/SI: 12/7/11 (cleared CASS 12/15/11)
                  DT: 12/9/11 (cleared CASS 12/20/11)
                  Referred to Schedule EOD 12/15/11
                  Call Rec.: 3/2/12
                  PFT2: 3/16/12
                  EOD: 4/9/12
                  FLETC: 5/11/12 - 9/17/12

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                  • Originally posted by buis02 View Post
                    I was going to say something along those lines. Thank goodness I got the 7 lol... other then that sitting here playing the waiting game for the call.
                    i got the 7 too and i applied for the 5 lol. needless to say i was happy when they told me
                    EOD: 2/2012
                    FLETC: 3/2012

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                    • Originally posted by buis02 View Post
                      I was going to say something along those lines. Thank goodness I got the 7 lol... other then that sitting here playing the waiting game for the call.
                      looks like me and you are only apart for 1 day I got tsu on 12/13/2011 and took the test 8/31/2011, SWB too. hopefully we get the call the same week, and soon!

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                      • Originally posted by buis02 View Post
                        I was going to say something along those lines. Thank goodness I got the 7 lol... other then that sitting here playing the waiting game for the call.
                        @Buis02 did you get the call for your 2nd PFT2?
                        GEO Pref: SWB
                        App Date: 6/2/11
                        Written Exam: 7/23/11
                        NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-7): 9/29/11
                        TSL submitted: 10/07/11
                        E-QIP 10/15/11
                        Qualifications: ( cleared CASS GS7 1/11/12)
                        PFT1: 11/03/11 (cleared CASS 11/1/11)
                        Med: 11/8/11 Done (cleared on CASS )
                        BI: 11/02/11 (cleared CASS 11/25/11)
                        VBT/SI: 12/16/11 cleared on CASS)
                        DT: 12/14/11 (cleared 12/20/11)
                        Referred to Schedule EOD 01/31/12
                        PFT2: 3-7-12
                        EOD:3-19-12
                        FLETC: 4-18-12

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                        • Originally posted by Aesco84 View Post
                          i got the 7 too and i applied for the 5 lol. needless to say i was happy when they told me
                          I applied for both and got a 7 so I'm glad. I think my work experience helped a bit since I'm in the financial sector.
                          Originally posted by mandarrin View Post
                          looks like me and you are only apart for 1 day I got tsu on 12/13/2011 and took the test 8/31/2011, SWB too. hopefully we get the call the same week, and soon!
                          Wow pretty close. I hope we get the call too lol. Just trying to time it so I get my lump sum bonus from my company to make sure I have something to fall back on for mortgage and car payments.
                          Originally posted by jose45th View Post
                          @Buis02 did you get the call for your 2nd PFT2?
                          Haven't gotten the call yet. Still playing the waiting game like everyone on this site lmao... Hopefully people start to get picked up. I'm just fortunate I moved through the process fast and got green flagged on everything within 3 months.
                          CBPO
                          GEO Pref: SWB
                          App Date: 8/2/11
                          Written Exam: 9/1/11
                          NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-5/7): 9/29/11
                          TSL submitted: 10/12/11 (faxed & mailed)
                          E-Qip submitted: 10/14/11
                          SF86 submitted: 10/25/11
                          PFT1: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/1/11)
                          Med: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                          BI: 11/15/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                          VBT/SI: 12/7/11 (cleared CASS 12/15/11)
                          DT: 12/9/11 (cleared CASS 12/20/11)
                          Referred to Schedule EOD 12/15/11
                          Call Rec.: 3/2/12
                          PFT2: 3/16/12
                          EOD: 4/9/12
                          FLETC: 5/11/12 - 9/17/12

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                          • Originally posted by sandwichman View Post
                            hey Rocafella,

                            How do people in the CBP program get to and from classes at FLETC? Do you see people rolling around on longboards? Would a road bike or mountain bike be better suited for the commute from the dorms/housing to the classrooms?

                            I pulled up FLETC on gmaps but trying to figure out what buildings the classes are in, in relation to who knows where my housing will be is a bit tricky.

                            thanks
                            Sorry took a while to reply...But I just graduated today. FEELS AMAZING!! good-bye FLETC. and to answer your question you could walk or ride a bike or take a shuttle. I always took the shuttle they drop you off exactly where you need to go. But I took my car there so on the weekends I can go anywhere I wanted to.

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                            • Originally posted by buis02 View Post

                              Haven't gotten the call yet. Still playing the waiting game like everyone on this site lmao... Hopefully people start to get picked up. I'm just fortunate I moved through the process fast and got green flagged on everything within 3 months.

                              YUP that was fast it took me six months to go all green, hopefully i don't have to wait long for the call. Was your process expedite as well?
                              GEO Pref: SWB
                              App Date: 6/2/11
                              Written Exam: 7/23/11
                              NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-7): 9/29/11
                              TSL submitted: 10/07/11
                              E-QIP 10/15/11
                              Qualifications: ( cleared CASS GS7 1/11/12)
                              PFT1: 11/03/11 (cleared CASS 11/1/11)
                              Med: 11/8/11 Done (cleared on CASS )
                              BI: 11/02/11 (cleared CASS 11/25/11)
                              VBT/SI: 12/16/11 cleared on CASS)
                              DT: 12/14/11 (cleared 12/20/11)
                              Referred to Schedule EOD 01/31/12
                              PFT2: 3-7-12
                              EOD:3-19-12
                              FLETC: 4-18-12

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                              • Originally posted by jose45th View Post
                                YUP that was fast it took me six months to go all green, hopefully i don't have to wait long for the call. Was your process expedite as well?
                                Yes my file was supposedly "Expedited" from what my background investigator told me. She had less then a week to submit the file and same with the other background investigators that were checking my references. Are you referred to EOD Scheduling rite now? Didn't see it in your signature.
                                CBPO
                                GEO Pref: SWB
                                App Date: 8/2/11
                                Written Exam: 9/1/11
                                NOR (Rating: 85, no vet pref, GS-5/7): 9/29/11
                                TSL submitted: 10/12/11 (faxed & mailed)
                                E-Qip submitted: 10/14/11
                                SF86 submitted: 10/25/11
                                PFT1: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/1/11)
                                Med: 11/8/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                                BI: 11/15/11 (cleared CASS 12/8/11)
                                VBT/SI: 12/7/11 (cleared CASS 12/15/11)
                                DT: 12/9/11 (cleared CASS 12/20/11)
                                Referred to Schedule EOD 12/15/11
                                Call Rec.: 3/2/12
                                PFT2: 3/16/12
                                EOD: 4/9/12
                                FLETC: 5/11/12 - 9/17/12

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