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  • Marine Interdiction Agent (MIA)

    There are healthy posts for CBPO and BPA.... havent seen any on MIA applications. Figured I'd try to start one here for those who have done the process to provide feedback and those in the process to provide hope.

    Applied - 12/15/18
    NOR - ???
    CBPO 19-1
    CBPO (44%)
    Eqip: done
    PFT1: 11/08/2018
    Medical: 10/30/2018
    SI: 12/11/2018
    Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
    Poly 2: 5/22/2019

    BPA 19-1
    BPA (44%):
    Eqip: done
    PFT1: 11/08/2018
    Medical: 10/30/2018
    SI: 03/05/2019
    Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
    Poly 2: 5/22/2019

    MIA (DoA due to Fed Resume writing issues.... I am getting lessons now :P )

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Talonderiel View Post
      There are healthy posts for CBPO and BPA.... havent seen any on MIA applications. Figured I'd try to start one here for those who have done the process to provide feedback and those in the process to provide hope.

      Applied - 12/15/18
      NOR - ???
      do you have a OUPV from the Coast Guard?

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      • Talonderiel
        Talonderiel commented
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        Yes, I do have my OUPV. This last deployment in the US Navy Reserves gave me more than enough time on the water with 3 years experience operating as a tactical craft boat captain.

    • #4
      I work for Air Marine. You need to have either a OUPV or a Masters license. Most everyone hired has a Masters license of 50 tons or greater and law enforcement experience and or military experience. After you apply and do the poly and background you will take a 100 question nautical knowledge exam and chart plotting test then a vessel handing skills assessment. Pass all that you get a job offer and academy date. After academy there is additional marine law enforcement course's you will attend prior to hitting the field..., well water actually.

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      • Talonderiel
        Talonderiel commented
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        Thank you for your guidance, DiverB72!

        - I have the OUPV, issued this Dec in time for the Dec 15th application closing
        - Over 3 years experience (13 yrs US Navy Reserves) as a tactical craft boat captain (34' PB) doing HVA escorts, intercepts, and static defense... The man who trained me for the job is a MIA out of St. Thomas and sold me on it 3 years ago!
        - I have experience with federal law enforcement, did an 8 month contract LEO for Cape Canaveral Air Force Station/Auxiliary for NASA and the National Missile Launch Command and Naval Ordnance Test Facility. And 4 years in a Navy Security Forces unit with Military Law Enforcement powers.
        - I know it probably doesn't count, but I have almost 5 years experience with Hospital Security (licensed and credentialed) covering adherence to policy, procedure, and customer service skills in the unique environment of Healthcare.

        I'm single and used to being deployed for the last ~8 years with the Navy Reserve.... So give me 4 hours notice and I'll go to the Duty Station that is hardest to fill. lol

        My only concern is how skilled I need to be on the vessel handling assessment. Given a jet-drive boat, I'll walk circles around an object and be at home while providing a stable shooting platform. But I'm not that proficient on a outboard. I can safely operate one and execute dynamic operations easily enough, just the slow speed maneuvering (docking/launching/recovering) will be done at overly safe speeds till I readjust from jet-drives.

    • #5
      I'm sure if you go out for a few hours and practice on a twin engine boat splitting power plants for docking then also docking with steering only (no splitting) you will be fine. Good luck

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      • #6
        Thank you! I will hit up my buddies and borrow their boats. I'm sure its just learning a new pivot point and the joy of immediate responses again. Jet boats can have some awful lag at low rpms.
        CBPO 19-1
        CBPO (44%)
        Eqip: done
        PFT1: 11/08/2018
        Medical: 10/30/2018
        SI: 12/11/2018
        Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
        Poly 2: 5/22/2019

        BPA 19-1
        BPA (44%):
        Eqip: done
        PFT1: 11/08/2018
        Medical: 10/30/2018
        SI: 03/05/2019
        Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
        Poly 2: 5/22/2019

        MIA (DoA due to Fed Resume writing issues.... I am getting lessons now :P )

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        • #7
          I emailed the AMO HR email again about my application, since I had yet to receive a NOR and the 19-6 is closing on the 15th.... They confirmed my fears, I was not referred. Not sure why they didn't tell me sooner.

          So I've re-worked my resume to the verbiage they said I didn't show enough about and resubmitted for MIA 19-6. Hopefully 2nd time around is a go. If not, I'll have to get professional assistance with the resume writing. lol

          At least CBPO and BPA are still rolling along.
          CBPO 19-1
          CBPO (44%)
          Eqip: done
          PFT1: 11/08/2018
          Medical: 10/30/2018
          SI: 12/11/2018
          Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
          Poly 2: 5/22/2019

          BPA 19-1
          BPA (44%):
          Eqip: done
          PFT1: 11/08/2018
          Medical: 10/30/2018
          SI: 03/05/2019
          Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
          Poly 2: 5/22/2019

          MIA (DoA due to Fed Resume writing issues.... I am getting lessons now :P )

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          • #8
            How long would it realistically take to get one of these license if you go a job part time in the maritime industry?

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            • Talonderiel
              Talonderiel commented
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              90 days worth of sea service within the last year and a total of at least 1 year of sea service. And, 90 of those days need to be on the ocean, past the line of demarkation, or your license will be limited to inland only. 1 day is defined as 4 hours underway.

              So part time, you are looking at almost 2 years if you are working part time. However, you can also include time on the water for personal boating too, if you document it correctly.

              https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Portals/9/N...ea_service.pdf

          • #9
            Originally posted by Rmodel1965 View Post
            How long would it realistically take to get one of these license if you go a job part time in the maritime industry?

            It takes 1 year of underway experience (underway time is viewed as 4hrs per day to count as a day) to get the 6 pack license. You can count time if you own or have owned a boat. I have owned a 24' boat for years and i used that time and the time i was on the BP Marine patrol to get my 6 pack, then I got underway with the Coast Guard to get my 50 Ton. You can pay to take a weekend course to help prep you for the written exam. You just need to get your physical and TWIC (Transit Workers ID Card) on your own.

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            • #10
              I have a twic and live here on the Atlantic coast. Maybe I should see about getting my license. Currently fed leo the marine interdiction looks interesting for sure

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              • Talonderiel
                Talonderiel commented
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                Go for it! I'd say it's a dream job.... but I might be biased lol

            • #11
              My buddies who are MIA's like it. If you have any specific questions let me know and I can call one of them to get the answer for you. I work for AMO, but am not a MIA, I work on the aviation side

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              • Talonderiel
                Talonderiel commented
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                DiverB72, thank you again for your assistance! If i was younger or kept up with my hours, I'd ask about applying AIA..... but I've heard the hour requirements is crazy and I left that life behind me after graduating from my alma mater.

            • #12
              Well, I got an immediate response to the 19-6 MIA announcement when it closed. Was told that I still didn't show enough law enforcement experience in my resume. So the same answer twice. I rewrote my resume from a 2 page civilian style to a rough federal resume 9 pages in length.

              I will seek some professional assistance in wording my law enforcement with the military... Anyone have experience with this?
              CBPO 19-1
              CBPO (44%)
              Eqip: done
              PFT1: 11/08/2018
              Medical: 10/30/2018
              SI: 12/11/2018
              Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
              Poly 2: 5/22/2019

              BPA 19-1
              BPA (44%):
              Eqip: done
              PFT1: 11/08/2018
              Medical: 10/30/2018
              SI: 03/05/2019
              Poly: 4/15/2019 (QC request additional screening
              Poly 2: 5/22/2019

              MIA (DoA due to Fed Resume writing issues.... I am getting lessons now :P )

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              • Rmodel1965
                Rmodel1965 commented
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                Email the posting and ask questions

              • Talonderiel
                Talonderiel commented
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                I emailed the AMO HR specialist for the first one, since I didn't get the message and was given the response of "you did not show enough law enforcement experience in your resume."

                The 19-6 application was almost immediate, like 2 business days after the closing of the application, that I got a message saying the exact same phrase.

                Thankfully, I have a friend that writes Federal Resumes as her profession.... I sent her the job posting and the two resumes I sent. She told me I owe her three bottles of wine while she tries to fix my "horrible, horrible, childish" resumes. :\

                This is the first time I've needed a resume that's more than just an apprentice level job application (which basically doesn't need a resume). So I'm getting lessons from her and her husband on how my resumes probably didn't get seen by a person the first time, and then the second time the person, if they saw it, would have just trashed it.

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