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  • FYI, several people who initially applied but never moved forward have been contacted to now move forward. There is hope for many of you. Best of luck.

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    • Originally posted by Tommy_V

      Is there hope for us who took the exam many months ago and still don’t know if we passed the exam?
      I don’t know the answer to that. I have no knowledge of test exams.

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      • Got an email this weekend gauging interest in NorCal... no thanks on that one lol

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        • CFAV
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          GS-13 start at $107k in San Fran, here in FL we start at $88k. I would lose all that "extra" money in taxes and cost of living. It's insane.

        • Gooby77
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          Got it too, passed on it for now. Not a sensible move for me at the moment

        • battlewagon
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          19K more wouldnt even begin to cover the increase in cost of living. Granted it is a little bit more since LEAP is calculated on the higher number, but yeah.

          The $133,000 GS13 in SF would pay approximately $42,500 in taxes a year between federal and state and other taxes. That's about $90,500 after taxes.

          The $110,000 GS13 in Jacksonville, FL would pay a little over $26,000 a year in taxes, netting around $83,700 after federal, state (none), and other taxes.

          So basically you have a net pay increase of $7,000 in SF vs FL. And as anyone who doesn't live under a rock, your expenses just for housing alone will be A LOT more than $7,000 a year. You'd probably eat that different up in 3 months of housing in SF vs FL.

          Not talking anyone out of SF or Cali, and these are just back of the napkin numbers, but something to consider. Obviously living would be much cheaper in other NorCal offices than SF proper, but there ya go.

        • CFAV
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          ....but I hear the tent cities are pretty cheap to live in lol.

      • Got offered Nor Cal and Chicago via email from the respective offices. Hell nah. Currently at another 1811 academy though so hoping all goes well here. No more BP for me!

        My buddy for the Puerto Rico FO will have his PT test soon and he got told his offer would come in as soon as he passed it.
        Former BPA, finally out , current 1811.

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        • Sheridan1
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          Yea I hear UD is bad, but apart from maybe the traveling and some boring protection details, it seems SA would be a pretty cool gig

        • CFAV
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          Basically people who find out travel 90% of the month isn't all it's cracked up to be... and the fact protection details trump all other investigative work flows. I might be speaking to the choir, but most don't know that the primary job of USSS is major finical crimes... all most see is the protective side. You could be working the case of the century and if they need you to guard a dumpster at a presidential rally...you're gonna get pulled from case work to guard that dumpster!

        • Radio Raheem
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          If Chicago wasn't so COLD, then that would be my number three choice. Outside of New Orleans, Chicago and Baltimore are tied for best food, then it's New York. However, New York pizza is better ;- P

        • FutureFed1988
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          If you're with USSS and still in the process with HSI, keep your application going. You'll know what I'm talking about when you get to Maryland (if you're not there already).

      • Has anybody heard any updates who took the proctored test but didnt receive a phone call? I took the proctored and havent heard a peep since.

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        • FutureFed1988
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          In the same boat. Took the exam in June.

          Others I know who took it and didn't pass were notified of their results. No news is good news?

      • Got my medical waiver pass finally from the July 2016 hire announcement.... yes, Ive been in the process that long! Also got a letter from Honolulu HSI for this direct hire.... guess since I passed all my medical now, I can jump ship from the open announcement and go right to Hawaii direct hire lol.

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        • Be patient, phone calls are still going out.

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          • aspiring_1811
            aspiring_1811 commented
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            Is there anything you recommend doing if your desired office has not contacted you yet? I've been contacted by NorCal, Chicago, and Hawaii but I'm really trying to stay in DC if possible. If anything, just figure out if they still have vacancies. I've tried calling but I'm told there is no recruiter and I have to send an email to an email address that never responds.

        • I received a T.O. from the office I applied to yesterday evening after not hearing a word from them since I forwarded my resume to a supervisory agent and applied the day of the announcement. I will say that I’ve received inquiries about my interest in NoCal and Chicago in the last month, neither of which were the office I applied to. Was surprised to see the T.O wasn’t from one of those and from my initial choice.

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          • CFAV
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            what was your choice?

        • CFAV pmd ya

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          • Longtime lurker, first time poster. Has anyone received a TO for Newark NJ?

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            • Alaska invite just came....burr

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              • Took the Alaska offer!

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                • Another DH announcement is on the horizon, they’re saying December.

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                  • illini372
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                    Great. Hopefully they'll let everyone know if they passed or failed the proctored exam.

                  • CFAV
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                    It's weird we didnt get pass/fail emails. They never told me, but when the offers started coming in...I assumed I did. In reality, if the office you apply to dont pick you... your application is pretty much dead in the water. I found out the office I applied to only picked like 6 out of nearly 70 people that applied. Thats why I jumped on an offer from another location that was hurting for bodies.

                • Congrats on Alaska, if it’s anchorage that’s a beautiful place to live. There’s a really great agent up there once you’re on the job.

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                  • CFAV
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                    Yeah , its Anchorage

                • .............
                  Last edited by illini372; 11-14-2019, 11:07 PM.

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