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  • What are the physical test exercises and point requirements for the current USSS standard? I'm seeing conflicting information from different sources.

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    • NYC1175
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      Situps, Pushups, Pullups, 1.5 mile run. You need a 10 total, no zeros to stay off remedial PT at FLETC. You take a test week 5 and another week 10. You need at least a 6 week 10 with only one zero to avoid going to student review board. You need a 10, no zeros to graduate and become an agent. Aim for 16 (perfect score) the whole time, it'll make life easier.

    • ToraChan23
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      Thank you
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      NYC1175 for the info!

    • TerminalBRD
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      I think that's the clearest explanation of the standards that I've heard so far. I don't know if I'll ever hit a 16 (at 35 I'm running the 1.5 mile at a pace that is equal to or better than that which I could achieve as a semi-athletic 16 year old... but I don't see myself ever getting it below an 11:15 or so...). I've always wondered why the standards aren't actually clearly laid out anywhere in their recruiting literature that I could find.

    • big_bob_69
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      If you look at the relatively new brochure they posted on the USSS website career section, it gives a decent overview of the fitness requirements for each stage of training.

  • Anyone have an idea how long after the home interview do potential agents usually get sent to the training?

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    • TerminalBRD
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      The answer I've received from everyone I spoke to was "I have no idea." My sense is that it can vary quite a lot. I had my home interview before I even had the physical/medical intake and it's been several weeks. My understanding is that from the time you get "the call" to the time you start can be very quick, within a couple of weeks.

    • ToraChan23
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      Thanks
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      TerminalBRD!

  • I finally finished up the process yesterday (assuming that there are no medical follow-ups), so now the real waiting begins.

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  • Originally posted by TerminalBRD View Post
    I was told after my SUPER that I should hear something within 2 weeks and it took 9 weeks before I heard anything. I believe that I heard back after my SI pretty quickly (within a couple of days if I recall correctly) and the poly was scheduled about a month later. That said, I've had portions of my process that took forever for others happen super quickly and then other steps that were quick for others take forever for me.
    Thank you for your insight!

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    • If you are done with the process or close to being done, you stand a very good chance of being hired. I'd even say it's a matter of when and not if at this point. New CITP classes are coming in on a rotating basis here at FLETC and the USSS has some serious manpower demands. Sit tight, stay in shape, and stay motivated. I can't stress the stay in shape part enough. There is one particular workout every class here for the USSS (UD and SA) does that is a bit of gut check, and it is sort of a rite of passage; you'll know what I'm talking about when you get here.

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    • Well, I've got some medical follow-up to do. Hopefully, everything will shake out fine after I follow up with my primary care doctor.

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      • griffinlocke
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        good luck. be as thorough as humanly possible with the information/documentation you give them. been stuck in the med review for almost three months now sending them essentially the same stuff over and over.

      • ETX1811Hopeful
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        gracious. everyone is falling into med review - and it isn't quite that easy to get into your PCP/specialists these days. In my case, the admin staff were very understanding when notified the earliest appointment was over a month away.

        Good luck!

      • TerminalBRD
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        Thanks, I'm definitely going to need some luck to get in anytime soon. I've heard that appointments are being set as far out as January with my doctor. Unfortunately, I have such rare need to see a doctor that I've never established a new PCP where I live now, so I've also got to travel 700 miles to get to my appointments for this follow-up. Fortunately, most of this follow-up is related to my history of asthma and I have very mild and intermittent asthma. The other issue was elevated blood pressure and a borderline EKG, which was a surprise, but it turns out at the time of my physical I was just coming down with a sinus infection and an infected molar that necessitated an emergency root canal less than a week later. I suspect those factors are related.

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      Last edited by lunatico86; 12-05-2021, 11:13 PM.

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    • Has anyone ever submitted a polygraph retest request? If so, what was the outcome?

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      Last edited by Craig_USMS; 11-30-2021, 10:48 PM.

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      • ETX1811Hopeful
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        I think the consensus is to obtain as much information as possible on the injury/condition/surgery/whatever - which it sounds like you have done that. If the USSS medical team needs further information on your situation, they will reach out fairly quickly after your evaluation. Good Luck!

      • PA2123
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        When it comes to medical you want to ensure you address any issues or concerns that may come up. I would assume that if you have adequate range of motion during your physical and list no pain then you’re going to be fine. Answer questions the physician asks confidently to ensure he writes a favorable evaluation.

        I’m also vet, medically retired with a very high VA disability rating, needless to say I was concerned. But I was medically cleared. If you’re honestly capable of performing the job, I wouldn’t sweat it.

        Good Luck!

    • I'm completely bummed out and confused. I got the "you are no longer being considered" email at 11:30am this morning, after a full week of getting the medical review requirements completed and not hearing anything about my polygraph since I had it on 10/27, making me think everything was good.

      My local office even called me at 1pm, AFTER the BQA email was sent, to reschedule my home interview because of a "protective detail", and that they would contact me to reschedule. I just checked my email at 6:30pm tonight, so I didn't know about the BQA email from 11:30am when I answered their call.

      Why would they wait 2 weeks after my polygraph, ask me to complete some medical review steps, send me an email that I'm medically cleared before the BQA email, AND schedule and tell me they will reschedule my home interview, just for me to get a BQA email? And TWO of the BQA emails as well, 1 minute after the other?

      I'm so confused that I don't even have time to be disappointed...

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      • PA2123
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        ToraChan23
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        ToraChan23 I'm sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, the Poly, Medical and BI all run concurrently and independently and sometimes it takes some time for the other parties involved to be notified. Depending on how willing your recruiter will be to help, they may be able to find out more information as to why.

      • Charioce
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        You can call the Special Agent support number and one of the reps there will be able to look up your profile and give you the reason for your DQ over the phone.

      • ToraChan23
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        Lawness
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        Lawness yes, your snarky explanation was enough.

      • Achiever1911
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        ToraChan23
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        ToraChan23 I went through the entire process and heard nothing after. That was back in 2015. I am now an 1811 with another agency.

        Applications get lost, screwed up and denied sometimes with no explaination. The best thing to do is apply again and/or apply to a bunch of 1811 jobs and see what sticks.

    • ToraChan23
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      ToraChan23 Not snarky at all. If this is your first application to a federal agency; you likely will never get an exact explanation, as to why you didn’t move forward in the process. Most people, will get that feeling that their poly didn’t go well. Not saying that was the case for you.

      If this job is something you really want, reapply. The guy in this video gives a somewhat decent explanation on the numbers. https://youtu.be/8474PcH-eXY

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      • Any tips on what to wear at FLETC and RTC? I know that some clothing will be given. What is the daily classroom attire? Khakis, BDUs, any specific type of boot?

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        • steelman87
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          I appreciate the quick response, would you happen to know the grooming standards after all of the training is complete? Is it dependent on field office? I know that other 1811's are allowed to have beards once they are on the job, I just can't seem to find anything for the USSS however.

        • NYC1175
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          steelman87 you are allowed to have a beard once you are operational. It has to be neatly trimmed.

        • steelman87
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          Thank you again for the quick response. I've only ever seen clean shaven USSS agents in all of the pictures I have seen out there, so I wasn't sure, but thanks again for the clarification!

        • Kodanight
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          Webs1994
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          Webs1994 you will get all the info you need before you go. Stay patient

      • Are there any current USSS employees on here that know why stuff became extremely slow moving for applicants since this passed March? I've talked to others, and I'm not the only one. Just curious if there is any possible explanation. Been in the process for 14 months, going on 15....

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        • Kodanight
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          No one is ever going to be able to give you the exact answer. All applicants/cases are different. Your app might just be stuck on someones desk or up for review, etc. I believe one common reason is due to the small amount of polygraphers available. This was a cause for my hold up earlier this year.

        • DocHolidayFan
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          Did poly in March, and then they called my at the time employer in September. Back to crickets....

      • USSS Timeline 05/24/21- Applied 05/28/21- Best Qualified Applicant 06/21/21- SAEE 07/22/21- SUPER 09/30/21- EQIP completed 10/08/21- Factor V 10/20/21- Poly 10/20/21- UA 11/04/21- Home interview 11/12/21- Medical 1 & 2 Currently awaiting results! Praying I make the cut!

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      • Applied to SA-ORB03-21-NCN posting a few days before the closing date. Was lucky to do a search in USAJobs and catch the posting when I did.

        Applied for GL7, GL9, and GL11. Application has been referred to management for all three. Was extremely surprised to see my application for the GL11 grade be referred to management. I have zero college and a GED.

        Good luck to those who have completed the process.

        Applied: 9/23/2021
        Best Qualified E-mail: 10/21/2021
        SAEE Pass Date: 11/16/2021

        Currently waiting for SUPER interview date confirmation.
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        Last edited by Ivychips; 11-18-2021, 03:16 AM.

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