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  • That is between you and your port. You must make arrangements in advance. It is understood that you must take time off to move and such. Therefore, you can take off a reasonable amount of time to get your affairs in order.
    If you have enough time in or other gubment service time to which you have accrued vacation then you can stay off and get a check while you move. If you are relatively new to the gubment and have no time off, then you will be off without pay until you come back to work.
    I've seen people take a couple of weeks off to move. Most of everything was already done prior to starting but needed more time out of the academy to fix up stuff.
    I had already moved and was unemployed for two weeks prior to starting. Then I took about 5 days to drive back and rest up before returning to work. By then, I had the vacation time so I still got paid.

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    • Most people move first out to the port. You usually have 1-2 weeks "pre-academy" to see what we do to decide if it's for you before attending FLETC. You can take leave, and they understand if you have to move your household. They're usually pretty good about that.

      A normal day at a port can be as varied as the POEs are. Ours is pretty much radiation portals all day. Pretty easy job, and it is boring, but it pays very well. Enough to like it....lol!

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      • Im waiting for my call to schedule the drug test. I have an offer for Anchorage, AK and was wondering when the earliest I could transfer to another post (years?), like a little warmer and maybe some more action? I was also wondering if they ever offer you a promotion to transfer to another post where they need people? Thank you! -Josh
        USAF Cyber
        IRS IT Specialist
        CBPO ??

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        • Where in Alaska? If you are going to Ankorage or Fairbanks, you will be in a big city. If you are going to Alcan or any interior land crossing, get ready for a new adventure. Learn hwo to speak and kiss like Eskimos do.
          There are also a few coastal ports and Juneau airport which are cool gigs to latch on to and enjoy life.

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          • ..........
            Last edited by tigers2007; 04-17-2017, 07:23 PM.

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            • Don't hire on with the idea you can transfer or do your time and simply change stations a few years later. A transfer is not for sure. Either hold out for what you want or just be prepared.

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              • Thanks for the replies! The duty location is Anchorage, AK. I dont plan on transfering, I was just wondering if it was possible to travel around at all? I've always heard that the key to promotion in the federal government is relocation relocation relocation.
                USAF Cyber
                IRS IT Specialist
                CBPO ??

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                • I just recieved the pass for the VBT and was wondering how long other people had to wait to schedule the drug test? And after the drug test, how long til you heard from them for an final offer? Thanks!
                  USAF Cyber
                  IRS IT Specialist
                  CBPO ??

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                    Last edited by Dirty'South; 10-06-2011, 01:20 AM.
                    "This whole town...I'm puttin it in my reahview"

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                    • not if you did not apply as a GS 7. Not going to happen.

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                      • Well, I took the exam last weekend, and got the NOR form this Saturday. The score was 100 with no vet points. I applied to "South Texas." Does anyone happen to know how long it might take to get on down there?
                        CBPO - Nirgendwo in Amerika

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                        • Originally posted by HokieBird View Post
                          Well, I took the exam last weekend, and got the NOR form this Saturday. The score was 100 with no vet points. I applied to "South Texas." Does anyone happen to know how long it might take to get on down there?
                          100% on the test, your a vet, and you want SW Texas???

                          Go wait by the phone!

                          Congrats first off, secondly, you should get that geo-preference since it is filled with many ports to choose from, and generally not on peoples choices of duty to go....if your not from there that is.

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                          • Took the physical today, Dr. said I was in great physical health.

                            I must say though that 5 minute step test was a little harder than I expected, the step is pretty large and the cadence they make you step is pretty fast. I think it's 120 beats per minute.

                            The test administrator told me it pretty much weeds out overweight and old people.

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                            • Congratulations there, deyosurf19, on your good results!

                              Were there a lot of people testing on the same day?

                              Also, what was involved in the physical?
                              CBPO - Nirgendwo in Amerika

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                              • I recently applied for BPA will work experience suffice for a GS 5 or will I need a degree to get hired?

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