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  • Thats what I had heard too. A friend of mine works longbeach and said they have recently approved many many positions in LAX and surrounding areas. Hope that holds true.
    Geo: West Coast
    Applied: 7-1-13
    Tested: 8-3-13
    NOR: 9-9-13 (96%)
    Tentative Select: 12-16-13
    Medical: 12-30-13
    Submitted SF86: 2-28-14
    VBT & SI: 3-17-14
    Polygraph x2: 4-7-14 (inconclusive)/ 4-30-14 (passed)
    Sit down with BI: 5-22-14
    Background finished: 6-10-14
    Background Checkmark: 8-14-14
    Drug Test: 8-13-14
    The Call: 08-20-14
    PFT2: 09-05-14 San Diego
    EOD: 9-22-2014
    Academy: 10-23-2014 to 03-09-2015

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    • Originally posted by shawal16 View Post
      More good information. I'm thinking about leaving another agency. I would lose AUO I'm just seeing if there is a possibility to make up the difference. I would also be taking a pay cut because they don't pay match anymore
      Well, in some ports there is the opportunity to work 35K or more in differentials and overtime pay...especially once you clear your training status. Other ports are very limited on what is available for OT and differential.

      Pay matching was largely a child of the FCIP appointments. Once our POTUS did away with the FCIP, pay matching left as well.

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      • Originally posted by Jade78 View Post
        Does anybody knows what kind of clearance CBPO requires?
        The "normal" CBPO holds no active clearance...as the "average" CBPO has no official duties that require an active clearance.

        Those people who hold positions/job duties that require clearances get them. By far, they represent a minority number of CBPOs.
        Last edited by merlin436; 06-07-2014, 08:31 PM.

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        • Originally posted by cloudbuster View Post
          50% Sunday differential wow.
          Does BP only get like 15%?
          BP gets 10% in night differentials and 25% in Sunday pay.

          If you're trying to compare compensation across two different positions like CBPO and BPA it's probably best to look at all compensation as a whole.

          Border Patrol has(at least until they lose it) 25% AUO attached to their position. That's a huge chuck of change that virtually every PA can elect to receive/work. Plus they collect some FLSA OT on top of that AUO and they collect "LEO" scale pay in the GL-05, 07 and 09 range. Also, 100% of that AUO is retirement creditable income.

          All told, I'd be willing to bet that the "average" salary of a CBPO and a BPA of comparable pay grades leans to the advantage of the BPA...in most circumstances.
          Last edited by merlin436; 06-07-2014, 08:30 PM. Reason: mis-typing

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          • Originally posted by USCG LEME View Post
            My Geo is Westcoast. Im in OC so it would be nice to get something within 100 miles of here. I'm trying not to get my hopes up but at this point it feels like I might actually get hired.
            I feel the same way.
            Waiting for this phone call is killing me. Since this is the part where they could say "thanks,but no thanks."
            I'm hoping and praying.
            Geo - East Texas
            Exam date - 9/7/2013
            NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
            TSL - 11/27/2014
            PFT1 - 12/27/2014
            VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
            EQIP - 1/18/2014
            Credit check - 2/4/2014
            GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
            Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
            Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
            Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
            Drug Test - 6/26/2014
            PFT2 - 7/10/2014
            EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
            FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
            CBP Session #359 Guidon
            Awarded Physical Training Award

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            • Originally posted by USCG LEME View Post
              Here is my timeline:

              Applied:7-1-13
              Tested:8-3-13
              NOR:9-9-13 (96%)
              Tentative Select:12-16-13
              Medical:12-30-13
              Submitted SF86:2-28-14
              VBT & SI:3-17-14
              Polygraph x2:4-7-14 (inconclusive)/ 4-30-14 (passed)
              Background started:5-20-14
              Background finished:6-9-14 (expected finish date according to BI)
              Background Check Mark: ???
              Drug Test: ???
              EOD: ???
              Hopefully I get into the Academy with you guys!
              I, too, have very similar timeline as you are, I met with my BI yesterday and guessing a week before he submits my file to be reviewed. How long that will take? I don't know, does anybody have an idea of how long we have to wait on adjudication process?

              Originally posted by USCG LEME View Post
              I currently have Secret and had Temporary Compartmentalized in the past. But Navym2 is right, your standard Customs Officers are only required to have Secret Clearence.
              Originally posted by NavyMa2 View Post
              Jade78 I have a TS/SCI because I am Intelligence Contractor for BAE. I was a Military Police officer or Master At Arms for 7 Years and I switched over to the Intelligence when I was in the active duty Navy and never looked back since. I am tired of dealing with Intel its a headache plus the war is dying down and I have been deployed too many times because I am a HUMINT Intelligence Analyst. I wanted to go back to my Law Enforcement roots. I just recently finished a deployment and I'm ready to get a federal job contracting is not the way.....it is too many uncurtains pertaining to job security unless you want to live in DC.....
              Do you guys know what kind of investigation you had? Is it SSBI, FSBI, or what?

              Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
              The "normal" CBPO holds no active clearance...as the "average" CBPO has no official duties that require an active clearance.

              Those people who hold positions/job duties that require clearances get them. By far, they represent a minority number of CBPOs.
              So if that's the case, why do we have to go through this whole process if we won't get clearance?

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              • Depending on circumstance, there is a chance you might end up doing duties during the course of your career that requires you to have an active clearance, so you'll be initially vetted by a SSBI for the possible issuance of one.

                If and when you actually have the offical need for an active clearance, you'll be issued one.

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                • I met with my background investigator on the 7th of May.
                  And again - last week. June 4th.
                  To go over what another investigator ran into in another state.

                  I think you, Jade, said you had multiple states being covered.
                  So don't count on your investigation to be wrapped up in a week.
                  They all have to forward their information to the investigator that you just sat down with.
                  Geo - East Texas
                  Exam date - 9/7/2013
                  NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                  TSL - 11/27/2014
                  PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                  VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                  EQIP - 1/18/2014
                  Credit check - 2/4/2014
                  GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                  Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                  Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                  Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                  Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                  PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                  EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                  FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                  CBP Session #359 Guidon
                  Awarded Physical Training Award

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                  • Jade and Future what regions are you? I'm Southwest so I'm hoping to be able to stay here in San Diego!
                    Geo: SWB
                    CBPO Exam: 09/24/13
                    NOR: 92% - 10/28/13
                    TSL - 01/31/14
                    Medical/PFT1 - 02/19/14
                    VBT/SI - 02/28/14
                    BI - 03/15/14
                    Poly - 04/30/14
                    BI Cleared - 06/24/14
                    Drug Test - 06/26/14
                    The Call - 06/26/14
                    PFT 2 - 07/11/14
                    EOD - 07/14/14
                    Academy - 08/14/14 - 12/23/14

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                    • I asked my BI on their timeline to get my papers ready, he said they have only 18 days for each applicant to gather info. Other investigators have already started interviews with ppl I put in my sf86. My BI said that he should be done by the end of next week. I met him on Thursday and again yesterday which made me very stressed after the stuff he told me. Now I have to wait restlessly to find out when I get a result from the adjudication which some say might take few weeks to years.
                      Kattle, my geo is central east coast.
                      Last edited by Jade78; 06-08-2014, 07:12 AM.

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                      • I had SSBI done on me took 1 year to get it adjudicated would have been quicker but the government slowed things down a lot.

                        Originally posted by Jade78 View Post
                        I, too, have very similar timeline as you are, I met with my BI yesterday and guessing a week before he submits my file to be reviewed. How long that will take? I don't know, does anybody have an idea of how long we have to wait on adjudication process?




                        Do you guys know what kind of investigation you had? Is it SSBI, FSBI, or what?


                        So if that's the case, why do we have to go through this whole process if we won't get clearance?

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                        • I don't think it will take too long.
                          A couple co-workers already got their offer like I said before. And we started the background around the same time. I guess my BI just drug his feet a little bit. But they only took about a week for the adjudication process for them. Hopefully we are in the same boat Jade.
                          Because some of the stuff I had to go back over also from another state is making me stress also.
                          Geo - East Texas
                          Exam date - 9/7/2013
                          NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                          TSL - 11/27/2014
                          PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                          VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                          EQIP - 1/18/2014
                          Credit check - 2/4/2014
                          GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                          Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                          Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                          Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                          Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                          PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                          EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                          FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                          CBP Session #359 Guidon
                          Awarded Physical Training Award

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                          • FutureCBPO can you pm me plz? My phone isn't showing that option.

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                            • Originally posted by Jade78 View Post
                              Do you guys know what kind of investigation you had? Is it SSBI, FSBI, or what?

                              So if that's the case, why do we have to go through this whole process if we won't get clearance?
                              I can't speak for anyone else in CBP, but my buddy who is GS-12 CBP said they do Secret clearence for all CBP Officers...Fun fact- They give Secret clearence to all members of the US Coast Guard as part of their enlistment. So knowing this info does not make it hard to believe they provide Secret to all oncoming CBP Officers.

                              When I got Secret clearence when I joind USCG all I did was SF-86 and never actually met with anyone... It wasnt till I got SCI that I met with someone.
                              Geo: West Coast
                              Applied: 7-1-13
                              Tested: 8-3-13
                              NOR: 9-9-13 (96%)
                              Tentative Select: 12-16-13
                              Medical: 12-30-13
                              Submitted SF86: 2-28-14
                              VBT & SI: 3-17-14
                              Polygraph x2: 4-7-14 (inconclusive)/ 4-30-14 (passed)
                              Sit down with BI: 5-22-14
                              Background finished: 6-10-14
                              Background Checkmark: 8-14-14
                              Drug Test: 8-13-14
                              The Call: 08-20-14
                              PFT2: 09-05-14 San Diego
                              EOD: 9-22-2014
                              Academy: 10-23-2014 to 03-09-2015

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                              • Jade, you have to go into your settings and turn on PM's.

                                And CBP does get a clearance. As they are exposed to information and procedures that the public should not know about.
                                Whether it's security clearance or secret, I do not know.
                                Geo - East Texas
                                Exam date - 9/7/2013
                                NOR - 9/13/2013 score = 97 no vet pnts.
                                TSL - 11/27/2014
                                PFT1 - 12/27/2014
                                VBT/SI - 1/7/2014
                                EQIP - 1/18/2014
                                Credit check - 2/4/2014
                                GS-7 Qualification cass update - 2/24/2014
                                Poly exam - 4/8/2014 - PASS
                                Interview with investigator - 5/7/2014
                                Background submitted from investigator - 6/4/2014
                                Drug Test - 6/26/2014
                                PFT2 - 7/10/2014
                                EOD - JULY 28th, 2014
                                FLETC - 8/18/2014 - 12/30/2014
                                CBP Session #359 Guidon
                                Awarded Physical Training Award

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