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  • Are the medical exam and the first fitness exam completed on the same day?

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    • county25
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      I did mine on separate dates. Your e-mail from CHS should specify what is going on. Also, you will be emailed paperwork to print off from CHS for your exams, so if you look through that paperwork, then it should be helpful. If you still aren't sure, then call CHS to verify.

    • Acenall
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      I did my Medical on Friday 9/22 and my Fitness on 9/25. Also they were at different locations.

  • Originally posted by DallyDallington View Post
    Are the medical exam and the first fitness exam completed on the same day?
    I did both in one day but some people had them separate. Just depends I guess.

    If anyone is starting in Blaine soon send me a PM. My report date is the 29th.

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    • Casper_Talon
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      Are you in Blaine now? How's the weather and surrounding areas? Did you make the 3K+ mile drive?

    • keifehr
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      I've got my Medical and Physical on a separate appointment.
      fathitman I applied for Blaine too, still waiting on MEdical and BI to clear. And appt for my Poly.
      Good luck and Let me know how it is on BLaine. Send me a PM if you can. Thanks

    • county25
      county25 commented
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      Congratulations! I chose Blaine as well, but I'm still waiting on polygraph/BI to be scheduled. Only time will tell.

    • Mac1186
      Mac1186 commented
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      Yea I'm in the same boat as well. 17-7 waiting for BI/poly Blaine location. Hopefully everything speeds up after the end of the fiscal year.

  • Originally posted by Diesel27 View Post
    CBP 17-10 Announcement - Does anyone know how the "location negotiable" applies to this direct hire announcement (CBP 17-10)? Is there any plausible opportunity I could get a duty location other than that listed in the announcement? i.e. Boston?
    I'd say possible...but unlikely.

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    • Hello, i got an email saying to fix my eqip and submit the residency and provisional clearance forms because i inputed some wrong information. I fixed the eqip but forgot to attach the two forms and submitted the eqip already and was wondering what will happen next. I emailed my BI and told them but have not received a response.

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      • county25
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        I'm pretty sure you have done what you can, but if you don't get a response from the BI-hiringbox e-mail within a day or two, then I would suggest sending an e-mail to the eQIP email/contact on this page: https://www.cbp.gov/careers/hc-contact-table .
        ( [email protected] ) Make sure you always include your name and applicant ID on all emails submitted.

        Most likely they will just send you another email to edit/fix your eQIP and attach the forms at the end of it. They may just have you send the forms in an email to them. I think as long as you make the effort and let them know what happened, then they will help you to get it right. With my experience with the hiring process so far - I don't think they want to force anyone out for something simple - just make the effort if you made a mistake.

    • Hi all! When I log in to see my progress, for the fitness exam 2 it says “N/A- not applicable”. I thought the second fitness test is where the 1.5 mike run takes place, correct?
      Last edited by Glkslngr; 09-26-2017, 06:22 PM. Reason: original post deleted in error
      Actually, I'm a woman. https://forum.officer.com/core/smili...lies/smile.png

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      • fathitman
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        They pushed back the PFT 2 so now you take it at the academy and not before you get hired. So now it is not apart of the hiring process like it originally was. So yes you will still have to do the run but at the academy.

      • TheSlammer
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        It says announcements 17-3 and after dont require it. Which is good. One less step. But should still stay in shape.

      • Glkslngr
        Glkslngr commented
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        Thank you for the replies guys. Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing somewhere that the shuffle and box lift weren’t necessary for exams after a certain number but I didn’t know it applied to the mile run as well. I will definitely still stay in shape. Thanks!

    • To piggyback on Diesels question, for those who applied for the VRA posting (not direct hire), when they say its "location negotiable" but then give you the list of 10-15 or so locations that will have openings, are those realistically the places you will go or could you technically negotiate with a location that isn't specifically on there?

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      • merlin436
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        Champlain is the largest of the North Country ports, followed by A-Bay. Buffalo, of course, is the largest in the Field Office. If lots of overtime is your thing, pick carefully. Not all the aforementioned have huge OT budgets. I'd probably limit the choices to Buffalo, Champlain and A-Bay, if chasing plenty of overtime is a goal.

      • ExtraRely
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        Gotcha. I appreciate the info. In your opinion, although Alex Bay is the only NY port that shows up on the job vacancy, could negotiating Buffalo specifically yield some positive results or is that a mere pipe dream? Lol that or Alex Bay would be ideal, Buffalo being preferable.

      • merlin436
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        Syracuse has a small port. Rochester, an even smaller one.

        You can ask for an non-advertised location. The worst they'll say is "no". That recent Trout River VRA hire, that was a surprise to everyone in TR...and TR hasn't been on any priority hiring list for years. So, I'd say it's at least possible to cherry-pick some ports off the VRA announcement.

      • ExtraRely
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        Heard about Syracuse and Rochester as well, I know they’re smaller offices though but hey like you said, it doesn’t hurt to ask!

    • Im going to take the test in a few weeks. I looked at the samples they gave briefly. However...is it actually accurate? Ive taken many civil service tests and the questions werent similar to the samples provided (in terms of types of questions)

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      • TheSlammer
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        Thanks for the reply. Guess Ill study extra for it to ensure a passing score.

      • county25
        county25 commented
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        Depending how long you've been out of high school, I would probably study algebra and get good at the logical reasoning sample questions. Good luck on your test.

      • TheSlammer
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        Wow forgot how old I was...next spring will be 10yrs...jesus. Anyway. Math was my best subject anyway. I looked t hose practice ones and came back with no problem. The logical ones might be my biggest hurdle

      • county25
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        Just take your time and try to pick the most reasonable answers. It's a long test, but if you don't let the words begin to blur together, then you'll be fine.

    • Does anyone know what would happen if I we're to also apply for a Border Patrol Agent position? I'm about halfway through hiring process for CBPO. Have SI in a couple weeks. Do they have a separate exam or is all the hiring criteria the same? Any help appreciated.

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      • toonguy15
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        It's a separate exam. I took both in four days, I thought the CBPO exam was harder. I thought I failed CBPO and passed Border Patrol. Turns out, it was the exact opposite.

    • Originally posted by Bassboy View Post
      So in the middle of my poly I disclosed a recent arrest fora minor incident. The examiner said he couldnt proceed with testing until the Background unit did some digging on the matter. Has this happened to anyone? What should I expect?
      Why did you wait to disclose this up until the polygraph exam?

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      • Originally posted by batman_robin View Post
        Hello, i got an email saying to fix my eqip and submit the residency and provisional clearance forms because i inputed some wrong information. I fixed the eqip but forgot to attach the two forms and submitted the eqip already and was wondering what will happen next. I emailed my BI and told them but have not received a response.
        They'll probably tell you to re-do it, again, like they already did previously. Start paying attention to detail so you don't delay your chances of getting hired.

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        • So I recently received an email from the NGA to be a police officer at the St. Louis location. I'm still in the process of CBPO, in my mind it is in my best option to wait on CBPO, am I right?

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          • Kmiech
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            How far along are you in the process? Have you taken your poly yet and passed? If not, then take the guaranteed job.

          • toonguy15
            toonguy15 commented
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            Well I'm waiting on my SI and Poly for CBPO. I haven't heard any updates for the NGA. All I've received is the offer email from HR. I'm sure it won't start for quite some time however.

          • Kmiech
            Kmiech commented
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            So you still have to pass a polygraph exam which 3 out of 5 fail for CBP. Again, accept the offer you have and try to continue on in the process. If you have to reapply most of your steps will carry over anyway.

          • ThGreatFandango
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            Sent ya PM reference this.

        • So if I wanted to change my original selected duty location, should I just contact my background investigator or do I have to submit another application? Has anyone done this already?

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          • ES90
            ES90 commented
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            You're probably going to have to reapply to whatever announcement has the port you want.

          • FreshStart
            FreshStart commented
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            Please let me know once you find out. I'm simi in the same dilemma.

          • fathitman
            fathitman commented
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            Just apply to the new announcement with the duty location you want and everything just carried over. You don't have to do anything over again.

          • toonguy15
            toonguy15 commented
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            You have to reapply for a new annoucement. I originally picked Corbun Gore,but was like no thanks and switched to Houlton.

        • Hey I have couple questions hope someone can help me. Recently applied for CBPO position and I would like to know
          1.who do I contact to submit religious accomadations for a male with long hair? Will they be able to be accomadate me because of their grooming standards ?
          2. Have y'all seen or known any cbp officer with long hair or turbans?
          3. Qualified as gs7 what pay step would i go in as fletc ?

          thanks

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          • ES90
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            I know of Sikhs that are allowed to wear their beards and turban. Shouldn't be an issue but it is the government so feet will be dragged getting it approved. I have no idea who to contact, I might email the MHC and ask. As a GS7 step 1 CBPO, depending on the locality pay wherever your port is, is about $40k and some change.

        • Quick question for those of you who have been through the entire process. I took the poly on 9/20 and this morning I got an email from HR saying congratulations because OPR notified them that I fulfilled the polygraph requirement and I am now ready to move on to the field investigation phase. The email also states that I must recertify my eQuip and resend all the signature forms again once I go through and add any information. Is this the normal next step before meeting with the investigator and does this mean that I passed the polygraph? Thanks for any info
          BOP 10/04/2015

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          • fathitman
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            I wouldn't say you passed the poly until you see is updated on CASS.

            But it sounds like you did. Now the hard part the BI starts.

          • Capt_Falco
            Capt_Falco commented
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            Yea I'm trying not to get too excited just yet. I just got my public trust clearance from BOP, after 2 years in, so it shouldn't be too bad.

          • fathitman
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            Well you will fit in.

            My and another new guy are both BOP guys.

          • Capt_Falco
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            Thanks man. fathitman , did you receive an actual email or notice stating you passed the poly? I just checked the CBP phone app and on there it has my polygraph separated from the general background investigation part showing it as "passed".
            Last edited by Capt_Falco; 10-05-2017, 03:31 PM.

        • Hello I have an urgent question, I applied back in august for job announcement CBPO 17-10, during the past month I've had to deal with personal matters and I missed the deadline for the e-QIP, at this point would I have to reapply? If so would my test scores carry over? If I do have to reapply would the process be as fast as smooth as this one?

          Hope to get some help soon because the current announcement closes tomorrow and wouldn't want to wait for the next announcement, Thanks!

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          • GD1R90
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            Test scores are good for 6 months. All you need to do is apply to another announcement.

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