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  • First time poster.

    timeline:
    01/2019 Applied
    05/2019 Written, PT, Panel, COL, Psych exam
    08/2019 e-qip
    11/2019 psych interview
    02/2020 drug test & medical exam
    03/2020 polygraph
    05/2020 BI started (first week of may)
    05/2020 BI finished and sent over to final hiring panel (end of may)
    07/2020 approved for hire, filled out necesarry forms & office of preference
    10/2020 update office of preference(locations available changed) & pt refresher
    11/2020 received final offer letter for BAT in January. !!

    best of luck to everyone!

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    • jccabori21
      jccabori21 commented
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      Thank you!
      First week of November I received the call.

    • BDwo
      BDwo commented
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      Thanks for the info! I know there are a couple of us that are hoping to be in January class but haven’t heard a peep. Hoping to hear soon!

    • StephLova
      StephLova commented
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      Awesome timeline...congrats and good luck in the academy.

    • jccabori21
      jccabori21 commented
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      Thanks man! Hope you hear back soon

  • First time poster but I’ve followed this thread a while...

    Anyone here from the NJ area? I have not been able to get a hold of anyone from the Recruitment Office in roughly two months, I’ve tried the number provided on the NJ DEA website several times in the last month and a half to no luck.

    If any fellow NJ candidates have anything to shed light for me, please let me know or send a PM, thank you! And good luck to everyone in here no matter where you are in the process.

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    • First time poster here, out of the Chicago office

      04/19 Application sent
      ​​​06/19 Written test
      08/19 Dallas MAC, ( PT/Interview )
      09/19 COL
      10/19 Equip completed
      04/20 Polygraph
      05/20 Both psychs and Medical

      My recruiter said it will take 12-15 months for BI to clear so between Oct-Jan, I called OPM they said my BI was closed and sent to the DEA in April of this year.

      I was born outside the US so I wonder if that is holding me up longer?

      Anybody out of Chicago and or have a similar timeline?

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      • Samo1211
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        OPM 724 794 5612 ext 7000 then hit 2 and I believe 4 after that for the options, someone posted this a few months ago, tell them you're in the process and want to find out the status of your BI

      • Levithane
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        Samo1211 Born outside of the U.S as in born to U.S citizens outside of the United States (military family), or born outside of the United States and later became a naturalised citizen? The latter one will more than likely have an impact, but the former one shouldn't. And by closed do you mean adjudicated? If its been adjudicated and cleared then you're just waiting on DEA, I would call their Personnel Security office then. After a BI has been sent in to the agency, I can't think of a good reason why you would be waiting on a yes or no for 7 months after its been completed.

      • Samo1211
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        No I am first generation, born in Europe and immigrated here with the immediate family, and thats whats OPM told me, that they closed my BI and sent it over to DEA, I just can't get a hold of anybody in HR or anywhere in the DEA, all numbers go to voice mail

      • Levithane
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        Samo1211 So this is where the terminology they use matters. A "closed" BI can mean anything from "Something we found led us to make the decision to terminate/proceed no further with the investigation. We'll send a report to the sponsoring agency for their records". The other is that the person misspoke and said it was completed so therefore it was closed. This is why I asked if it was adjudicated because that means an adjudicator looked at it and made a yes or no decision (favourable or unfavourable). Try sending one of the emails you have a record an email inquiring about that status.

    • Does anyone know if interim clearances are ever utilized. My current agency has my security clearance renewal (TS/SCI) underway so DEA can’t do my BI until that is done. I’m finished with the process just waiting on BI but hoping they can give me an interim clearance to class up. Some agents mentioned the possibility of an interim clearance but I’m not sure, just thought I’d check here.

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      • StephLova
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        From what I was told from someone in DEA HR is that undee normal circumstances everyone is issued an intermin clearance because the background can take a while. But if something unfavorable comes up during that initial check then you would have to wait until the whole background cleared.

      • WannabeAgent
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        StephLova copy thanks I have an active TS/SCI so hopefully that helps get the interim so I can class up ASAP

    • Well yesterday 11/20/2020 I took the fitness test and I passed. All I can say is practice your form do your push-ups in sets instead of just reaching muscle failure and stop, same with sit-ups. The run is the run not much you can do there but practice.
      Now what's next?

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      • Levithane
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        They invite you for a written test. If you pass the written, you get a panel interview. If you pass the panel interview you get a conditional offer letter with more forms to fill out, then its more of a waiting game.

    • Took the PFT on the 11-19-2020.

      Scored 18 after being gigged on form and counting my own reps.
      we can take away reps just like the academy will do.

      Basically you better be able to do more than expected. Bc they going to not count something.

      just part of it, knocked me out the 20 club, but practice makes perfect.

      hoping to get a written test date soon???

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      • I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving despite of the current pandemic, and I wish everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Happy holidays guys, keep on training

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        • StephLova
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          You too. Happy Holidays.

      • How did you, or those you know, handle the moving issue? It seems a bit difficult to pay for two rents/mortgages at a GS 9 or 7 while you sell one home to move to another. Did you stay in a hotel for a few months? Did your family move into your in-laws or other family members home while you move to the new duty location and found a place to rent/buy?

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        • WannabeAgent
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          Yak you should get 60 days temporary quarters substinence expenses (TQSE) when you get to your new office which helps give you time to get familiar and look for a place, save etc

      • After passing the PFT the invite you to take the written test. Do they give you a location close to home or is it like the lotto pretty much, whatever is available?

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        • Levithane
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          The FO that you sent all of your paperwork to is the one that will contact you if they are doing a written test. If you get an email from HQ about a MAC, then its up to you if you want to travel to test at the MAC or not. MACs are not mandatory, so if you choose not to go, it doesn't affect your application. A lot of times the MAC will be in a city not near you or in another state entirely.
          Last edited by Levithane; 11-29-2020, 10:20 PM. Reason: Added content

        • jorgemal1030
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          Levithane good to know, thanks for the info

      • Just received news that the early January class is full, but there will be a late January class.

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        • nonotnow
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          Good info. makes sense. Still waiting on a location and not too hopefully for a good pick with the delay.

        • BDwo
          BDwo commented
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          That’s good to know. Does that mean you received a call that you’re in it?

        • StephLova
          StephLova commented
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          No. I asked a buddy of mine to make a call. I'm still waiting on final hiring decision.

        • jccabori21
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          Early January class is not full yet. Good luck to anyone still waiting!

      • Originally posted by StephLova View Post
        Just received news that the early January class is full, but there will be a late January class.
        2 in a month? Nice. Good luck.

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        • StephLova
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          Just what I was advised sir. Just passing along the info.

      • that’s awesome- thanks for the info.

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        • Finally got some feed back...I won't make any of the January classes, but hopefully March. Good luck to anyone who gets in January. I know it's been a long road for everyone. Keep working hard. Hopefully I'll catch some of you in March sometime.

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          • nonotnow
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            Hey man you're almost there. You'll hear soon.

          • StephLova
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            Hopefully.

          • BDwo
            BDwo commented
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            At least that’s some clarity. Good luck with everything up until the academy.

          • StephLova
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            Yea. I appreciate it. You guys too. Goodluck with everything.

        • Hopefully.

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          • Just received notification to complete E-quip for a second time. If you get this notification and you’ve already completed polygraph, you need to contact your recruiter ASAP. Apparently informations isn’t always passed along to continue applicants in process. It will delay your process. Long story short, my file is complete and I’m going to next hiring board.

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            • StephLova
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              @Deboytown...did you already complete you background interview?

              When they told me to resend my eqip, I had passed the poly, but hadn't had a background interview. I completed the background interview late October and its been quiet since then. Only other info I received was my packet looked complete and it "should" be going to the next hiring panel. The person that told me this was DEA HR. But I don't think my background has been adjudicated just yet. Just confused.

            • Deboytown
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              I Had my five year reinvestigation for my current job last year. I supposeThey might have used that info for my background as both investigations were happening simultaneously. After the issue with second E-Quip request, my recruiter got to the bottom of it with HQ. They told him my background was complete and my recruiter’s contact at HQ said they would personally see to it that my file makes next hiring board. Hopefully there are no more delays.

            • StephLova
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              Yea, hopefully they will start moving forward again.

            • NAC1848
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              StephLova yeah I've talked to my recruiter several times, he tells me HQ will contact me. After a year and a half though, I've lost faith

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