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  • Originally posted by blk98gt View Post
    Thanks for the answers everyone but I have one more question.
    What are my chances of starting as a GS-7?
    I have about 2 years of private security screener, 2 years with TSA, and 4 years as a deputy sheriff/ correctional officer (current) behind my belt.
    Oh and 80+ college credits but no degree.
    There's really no easily understood method for determining who is offered 07's and who isn't, at least not one I know of. Also, there's only a limited number of 07's available, if they're all gone...they're all gone. You settle for a 5 or nothing.

    Apply and see. Plenty of folks with 'better' credentials than yours have had to settle for 05's, plenty of folks with 'lesser' credentials have talked their way into a 7.

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    • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
      There's really no easily understood method for determining who is offered 07's and who isn't, at least not one I know of. Also, there's only a limited number of 07's available, if they're all gone...they're all gone. You settle for a 5 or nothing.

      Apply and see. Plenty of folks with 'better' credentials than yours have had to settle for 05's, plenty of folks with 'lesser' credentials have talked their way into a 7.
      I see. I passed my written with 88 (No vet points) in 2006 and I just got my packet in the mail with the fingerprint cards. The salary goes up fast but I don't think I would be able to afford starting at GS-5 with the fiancee in school and a mortgage to pay. I'll just have to see what happens like you said.
      You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!

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      • I can't remember if the cutoff was 60 credit or full on degree for GS-7. But given TSA is on a pay band i wonder if you can come in and ask for pay parity since you were a previous federal employee and it be equal to about GS-7 pay call Twin Cities and find out.


        Originally posted by blk98gt View Post
        Thanks for the answers everyone but I have one more question.
        What are my chances of starting as a GS-7?
        I have about 2 years of private security screener, 2 years with TSA, and 4 years as a deputy sheriff/ correctional officer (current) behind my belt.
        Oh and 80+ college credits but no degree.

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        • A four year degree gets you GS-5. Superior academic achievement gets the 7.

          My best advice for getting GS-7 is read what the agency considers qualifying and write, a lot, about how you have already done that type of work. Do NOT embellish, the BI is paid to tell the agency why you are not a good candidate and will reveal, often inadvertently, discrepancies. When I applied, essentially a years worth of police work would qualify you for a 7. As with police work, your successful justification for 7 is all in how you articulate it. If you've done a higher level of work include it. For example if they are looking for you to have been a fry cook and you were the fry cook shift supervisor, include that experience in detail as well as being a fry cook. When I wrote mine up I had to write very small and I filled up the page.
          But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

          For the intelectually challenged: If the government screws the people enough, it is the right and responsibility of the people to revolt and form a new government.

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          • Does anyone know if you are currently employed with ICE and just recently graduated from the academy. Will your background, medical, etc. transfer over to CBP?
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            • Originally posted by Drew23 View Post
              Does anyone know if you are currently employed with ICE and just recently graduated from the academy. Will your background, medical, etc. transfer over to CBP?

              Why would you want to leave ICE for CBP?

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              • A buddy of mine here at the POE has a COE pending from ICE DRO and he told me that he did and sent the standard forms (SF-86 etc) and all that j*** and then basically they would do NAC Crim checks etc but not necessarily the full interview your mother's cousin's daughter's boyfriend thing.

                When I turned down a IEA job in Oct 2006 San Diego, I was actually hired without even being notified of a background or anything. I was told your EOD is this day. I had not even accepted an offer! They did this type of hiring for CBPOS to ICE IEA for about up to a year later. Sorry I don't have more current information.

                I can say that I applied BP in late 05 and they did a brand new background from scratch even though I was already an 11 CBPO.

                Good Luck!


                Originally posted by Drew23 View Post
                Does anyone know if you are currently employed with ICE and just recently graduated from the academy. Will your background, medical, etc. transfer over to CBP?

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                • Originally posted by Ry greve View Post
                  Why would you want to leave ICE for CBP?
                  Not to put words into Drew's mouth...but the reasons I can think of leaving an IEA gig for CBPO include:

                  1: Location. A chance to get somewhere closer to where you want to be.

                  2: Money. GS-11 pay, COPRA OT and more generous differentials vs GL-09 pay, AUO, FLSA and lesser differentials

                  3: Different work. Working CAP...being a glorified corrections officer...smelling sweating inmates...driving inmate transports, etc may not be to his liking. Maybe he'd prefer being a 'stamp monkey' at an airport or popping trucks at the land border.

                  Now that CBPO's are covered under 12D I expect we'll see more IEA's jumping across to lock in GS-11's and to change scenery.

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                  • I have no college degree or military experience and I was hired as a GS7. The only thing I did was check the box no that I would not accept a job as a GS5.
                    There is no rhyme or reason for a GS7 other than those who risked checking the box...

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                    • I'm meeting an investigator for the first time tomorrow, is it safe to assume that I should wear a suit to this?

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                      • Originally posted by NAL06 View Post
                        I'm meeting an investigator for the first time tomorrow, is it safe to assume that I should wear a suit to this?
                        Wouldn't hurt, business casual is also acceptable.

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                        • I'm curious, has anyone who tested in July of 2008 for the VT - All locations position ever received a TO? or for that matter has anyone from any location received a TO within the last month or so? It seems like MHC has been pretty quiet lately. I'm still debating changing my TO; anyone know which locations seem to be moving through the process the quickest lately?

                          Specifically I am looking into the following:

                          1. East Texas - My current GEO
                          2. WA - Northern Locations
                          3. FL - All other locations (listed Nov. of 2008 I believe)
                          4. PA - All locations

                          All of the above were open when I applied (July of 2008) with the exception of #3.
                          Last edited by Peteylaw06; 12-28-2008, 09:26 PM.
                          CBPO:
                          EXAM: 8/08
                          NOR: 9/9/08 - 98
                          T.O.: 2/2/09
                          GEO - E. TX
                          Forms - 2/6/09
                          Quals - 4/13/09
                          Med - 2/27/09 Clr 4/10/09
                          VBT - 3/10/09 Clr 4/6/09
                          UDS - 6/24/09
                          BI - Met w. B.I. 4/12/09 clr 7/2/09
                          Fitness - 3/9/09
                          TSU - 7/2/09
                          ___________________

                          Law Enforcement Specialist (ICE)
                          GEO: VT
                          NOR: 99 (GS-11)
                          T.O.: 10/28/09
                          B.I.: clr 3/12/10
                          E.O.D.: 4/11/2010!!!

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                          • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                            Not to put words into Drew's mouth...but the reasons I can think of leaving an IEA gig for CBPO include:

                            1: Location. A chance to get somewhere closer to where you want to be.

                            2: Money. GS-11 pay, COPRA OT and more generous differentials vs GL-09 pay, AUO, FLSA and lesser differentials

                            3: Different work. Working CAP...being a glorified corrections officer...smelling sweating inmates...driving inmate transports, etc may not be to his liking. Maybe he'd prefer being a 'stamp monkey' at an airport or popping trucks at the land border.

                            Now that CBPO's are covered under 12D I expect we'll see more IEA's jumping across to lock in GS-11's and to change scenery.
                            Merlin:

                            You did a good job putting words into my mouth lol. Those are pretty much the reasons why.
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                            • Originally posted by OVERCBPII View Post
                              A buddy of mine here at the POE has a COE pending from ICE DRO and he told me that he did and sent the standard forms (SF-86 etc) and all that j*** and then basically they would do NAC Crim checks etc but not necessarily the full interview your mother's cousin's daughter's boyfriend thing.

                              When I turned down a IEA job in Oct 2006 San Diego, I was actually hired without even being notified of a background or anything. I was told your EOD is this day. I had not even accepted an offer! They did this type of hiring for CBPOS to ICE IEA for about up to a year later. Sorry I don't have more current information.

                              I can say that I applied BP in late 05 and they did a brand new background from scratch even though I was already an 11 CBPO.

                              Good Luck!
                              I appreciate the insight. My BI was finished August 2008....so I would like to think it is still current enough, but if I have to wait, I have to wait.

                              Thanks
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                              • Originally posted by Drew23 View Post
                                Merlin:

                                You did a good job putting words into my mouth lol. Those are pretty much the reasons why.
                                IEA to CBP I can understand but ICE to CBP?

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