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  • Originally posted by JT85 View Post
    How long did it take for you to hear back from your panel interview? And def let us know how it goes. Good luck man.
    I had the interview on November 30th, and I just got the call for the PFT this week.

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      • Originally posted by BORSTARSDbuff View Post
        Has anyone considered doing Mission Support Specialist while waiting? Was just looking at it and it's kinda vague what they do. It sounds administrative but I was wondering if they do anything else other than paperwork? If nothing else it's a paycheck while working in a USBP station. Any insight from the BPAs?
        I don't see the BP hiring someone as an MSS while that person is in the process to be a BPA. What are you going to say when they ask you what you'll do when you get an offer to be a BPA? I don't forsee them hiring and then training you when you'll likely be gone in less than a year (probably much sooner). But you never know. No one will knock you for trying.

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        • Originally posted by tacscuba View Post
          I had the interview on November 30th, and I just got the call for the PFT this week.
          OMG!!!! It took that long???!!! Wow. I mean it was during the holiday season so I am sure everything came to a screeching halt so maybe that was reason as to why it took so long but damn thats a long time.

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          • It was worth asking though. I'm just weighing my options. It's not unheard of to be waiting 2-3 years and I'm looking for a steady job in Arizona. I'd be trying to go to Casa Grande which is just under and hour from my girlfriend's place. Based on what you all said, it doesn't sound like the best option though. You said less than a year... is there a big push coming?

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            • Originally posted by BORSTARSDbuff View Post
              It was worth asking though. I'm just weighing my options. It's not unheard of to be waiting 2-3 years and I'm looking for a steady job in Arizona. I'd be trying to go to Casa Grande which is just under and hour from my girlfriend's place. Based on what you all said, it doesn't sound like the best option though. You said less than a year... is there a big push coming?
              If you are dead set on moving to Arizona, want to get some LE experience, and get in on the federal retirement/benefits, I suggest you apply with the BOP. FCC Tucson is one of those facilities that is always hiring and offers a lot of overtime. I personally have been working for the BOP for 1.5 years and I have learned a lot. I'd rather be here while waiting to get a job as a BPA than in some office job.
              What is Perseverance?
              -Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
              -Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
              -PERSEVERANCE IS TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN.


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              • The border patrol does not really care what you do before the patrol. I've seen people hired who were truck drivers, cooks, managers at victoria's secret, and straight out of college. They care more about the quality of person then their work experience. Just get a job so you can pay your bills.

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                • Originally posted by TheKansan View Post
                  If you are dead set on moving to Arizona, want to get some LE experience, and get in on the federal retirement/benefits, I suggest you apply with the BOP. FCC Tucson is one of those facilities that is always hiring and offers a lot of overtime. I personally have been working for the BOP for 1.5 years and I have learned a lot. I'd rather be here while waiting to get a job as a BPA than in some office job.
                  Just applied to Tucson and Phoenix about a week or so ago. Haven't heard anything back yet though but that's fine, I have patience.

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                    • Originally posted by o2force View Post
                      The border patrol does not really care what you do before the patrol. I've seen people hired who were truck drivers, cooks, managers at victoria's secret, and straight out of college. They care more about the quality of person then their work experience. Just get a job so you can pay your bills.
                      That may be true, but personally, I would rather be building my TSP, FERS, annual/sick leave, and stopping the clock for a federal LEO job than driving some truck.
                      What is Perseverance?
                      -Perseverance is commitment, hard work, patience, endurance.
                      -Perseverance is being able to bear difficulties calmly and without complaint.
                      -PERSEVERANCE IS TRYING AGAIN AND AGAIN.


                      BOP - BPA - ICE

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                      • If Border Patrol hired me as an Agent they can send me anywhere they want. My girlfriend knows that wherever that call says I can go, we are going. However if it was just MSS I was applying for, I'd be a little more picky.

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                        • 2nd Physical Fitness Test

                          Does anyone know how long after you BI you have to wait for the 2nd PFT?

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                          • Originally posted by smiley502 View Post
                            Does anyone know how long after you BI you have to wait for the 2nd PFT?
                            There is no set time, you will take it prior to your EOD.

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                            • Originally posted by northbound View Post
                              There is no set time, you will take it prior to your EOD.
                              Hey Northbound,

                              Thanks for the reply dude. I was interview by BI last week and he contacted contacted all my references. I am going to get some type of indication as to how it went. He said that he writes the report to the agency and depending on how things went will determine how he writes. I know to look for the green check in the cass system, but is there an more immediate notification? And is the academy up and running? Sorry for the question, just trying to gather intel!!

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                              • There is nothing you can do but wait. Patience is key in this process. I would not recommend contacting your BI. MHC or your BI will contact you if they need any additional info. I had my BI right after the new year and still haven't heard anything. No news is good news. As far as filling classes, yes., they have been filling classes mostly with people who have been in TSU from 09 and 10 so we still have a wait ahead of us.

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