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  • Originally posted by in625shooter View Post

    When I started in in 2000 the hearing test consisted of if you heard the friggin Dr or PA when they asked you questions. This was a stand alone ISP and we had Officer with a prosthetic arm that I would have taken to a fight any day.

    They make it sound way more formal than it really is.
    SIDE NOTE............I was a STATE CO/Supervisor not BOP

    I worked with a guy who had a prosthetic arm and another with a prosthetic leg.

    The guy with the artificial arm qualified with handgun and later became a transport officer for the local SO....and qualified under Iowa Law Enforcement standards for officer handgun. & yes, you wouldn't want to fight him

    Cops in Iowa are allowed to wear hearing aides per Iowa Law Enforcement Academy standards
    My new word for the day is FOCUS, when someone irritates you tell them to FOCUS

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    • Just checked my status on USAJobs and it changed from referred to not hired. I feel bummed out over this. I interviewed at FCI Danbury on 12/16.

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      • Originally posted by A300! View Post
        Just checked my status on USAJobs and it changed from referred to not hired. I feel bummed out over this. I interviewed at FCI Danbury on 12/16.
        Sorry to hear that. Did you get any feeling when you interviewed as gow it would go? And not asking for you to put it out here but sometimes Credit or past employment BS can be an issue.

        Other issue is Danbury could be harder to get in as it's a stand alone FCI but it 100% sure as some in urban areas (Danbury sort of fits that) have a higher turn over as local PDs pay more conpaired to Terre Haute Indiana where BIP makes 2 1/2 times what any local agency pays.

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        • Johnny4x4
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          in625shooter what do you mean by , "stand alone."

        • in625shooter
          in625shooter commented
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          Jonny 4x4 a stand alone is referent to a single institution nd not a Complex where there are 2 or more institutions. A FCI stand alone is harder to get on at than a USP or Complex due to less positions

        • A300!
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          I won't know for sure what happened until I call them which I intend to this week. I don't know what happened, only that I saw my status changed on USAJobs. I have already reapplied for Coleman since I heard they need officers.

        • Johnny4x4
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          in625shooter, thanks for the clarification. I've seen that phrase before and wasn't quite sure.

      • I was wondering can someone tell me does DOP move pretty fast with their applications? I've heard some federal agency take an extremely long time to get through the process. Also, is DOP one of the agencies that does psychological and polygraph on all it applications? Looking at applying to either a medical facility or a prison camp.

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        • inventorchris
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          Thanks, I did a search and found someone asking one of the question, but it doesn't allow you to see the response to it. I know the prison in IL are desperately hiring, but want to work in either a medical or low security women prison.

        • in625shooter
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          Medical is hurting for folks about everywhere. As far as Low Female institutions there aren't a whole lot to choose from. Aliceville AL, Dublin CA and Wasica MN off the top of my head are about it.

        • Johnny4x4
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          Ya in general, FEDs will move as fast as they want to move...usually as slow as possible at first until deadlines approach. If they are short and need holes filled yesterday, they may move faster. Just remember, some of these hoops or people your application gets passed around to, don't get a dollar more to move your process a little faster. I've seen a few months to over a year.

        • Knightwolf
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          I didnt take a polygraph before, maybe they changed it since 2017

      • Had to send credit resolutions to the Human Resources department . I faxed over all documentation and completed entire process . Has anyone have to go through this before ?

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        • in625shooter
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          I haven't personal have seen some but, have to "explain away" some BS Don't sweat it

        • Knightwolf
          Knightwolf commented
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          Yeah, as long as you don't have past due stuff your good. I had to fix some issues and ended up getting dropped because of the hiring freeze which lasted until they had to start the next hiring cycle. My advice? Make sure your payments are up to date and make payment arrangements whit whoever you owe so they see you are trying to fix any issues.

      • I would say no. BOP arrest authority is quite limited. If I were interviewing candidates, I would ask how many felony arrests and misdemeanor arrests have you made in the last year? How many times have you been subpoenaed to court on your arrest cases?
        The BOP experience might get a well written application in the door, but probably not in the pool of applicants to interview or move on with those requirements.

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        • Originally posted by Wentwestco View Post
          I would say no. BOP arrest authority is quite limited. If I were interviewing candidates, I would ask how many felony arrests and misdemeanor arrests have you made in the last year? How many times have you been subpoenaed to court on your arrest cases?
          The BOP experience might get a well written application in the door, but probably not in the pool of applicants to interview or move on with those requirements.
          BOP doesn’t have “Limited” arrest powers, they just enforce different laws then most agency’s. You can say that about any Police Agency then... A cop from one town can’t enforce a Town Ordinance in another town. And a Cop in New York can’t arrest someone for a Misdemeanor in California. Different agency’s Enforce different laws in the scope of law enforcement. Military Cops can’t even carry there badge off the job, that doesn’t mean they are limited...everyone just has a different job to do.

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          • in625shooter
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            Ace, while your right on most of your post (as we mirrored each other) I have to say respectfully the town ordinance comparison is not accurate.

            Town ordinance are an infraction where the subject is fined and the city gets 100% of the fee. No Statutory Powers of Arrest is needed as several cities have code enforcement and they only have authority to write Infractions on ordinances

            Also some states differ in their laws on arrest. I was a municiple LEO at one time and in my home state Any LEO (state, municiple, county had state wide powers of arrest. Did it happen? Not usually but it was there.

        • So I interviewed for mcc in Chicago and my status changed to not hired I don’t have anything on my credit and I’m currently a federal employee my sup and other friend interviewed as well sup didn’t get it but my friend is still in the process but doesn’t want the position so my question is can I apply to other locations or is it a waste of time because I interviewed there???

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          • 17Jeep
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            I would reapply, if your open to moving look at some of those institutions with a recruitment bonus. Also if you get any email asking you to change your preferences to that particular spot put in there as well. I did that to get in and will be transferring soon to a location I had been wanting to go to.

          • Rmodel1965
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            I assume you're in the chicago area? Look slightly north to fci oxford. As stated above about inventive. they have an inventive to offer. Once you're in you can lateral later. Oxford would put you about 4 hours from chicago

          • Sam1985
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            I took your advice and got a call from Oxford saying to change them to my number one preference

          • Rmodel1965
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            Great news!

        • Just a quick question. When I reapplied to FCC Coleman, my status on USAJobs still says not hired for the BOP. Is that normal or should it have changed back to received?

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          • JZ71LT
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            USAJobs isn't always the most accurate.. I would email HR and verify that you have an active application. GRA-HRM/[email protected]

          • KJB
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            While I was in the hiring process for BPA USAJobs said I didn't get referred.

        • How often does FMC Lexington hire?
          I have as many names as there are winds, as many titles as there are ways to die. -Odin

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          • Estill is having a hiring fair Feb 22nd

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            • Originally posted by Knightwolf View Post
              How often does FMC Lexington hire?
              Lex doesn't hire Officers very often Just gave a friend that transferred there a call. He said they will run a class of 2 or 2 Officers then nothing for months.

              If your Medical they seem to hire more frequently

              he did say there's a chance it could increase slightly but don't hold your breath. Lots of staff want to go there so Wardens ge really put out announcement for laterals. Then they are already trained and a win win for a warden

              Your best bet for that area is USP Big Sandy or Mcreary as they will always outhire a FMC

              Good luck
              Last edited by in625shooter; 02-02-2020, 07:50 PM.

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              • Knightwolf
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                Would already working corrections increase the possibility of getting picked up?

              • in625shooter
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                Knight, if you are BOP yes just let your boss know and they usually know someone at where6you want to go. Word of mouth is a big factor in an institution putting an announcement for Laterals for BOP Reassignment Elegibles.

                As far as experience in Corrections if your not currently BOP you have nothing coming or special considerations. Most have to have it to get BQd but they dont care how one gets BQd just that younate. And not me saying this just how it is. No one cares what Jail, prison or system anyone comes from. You start over and have to sort of take your lumps. Just how it's been since 1935.

                Good luck

            • Can anyone give me any advice on FCI Oxford? Anyone that knows people or anyone that has or does work there. Looks like I will be headed up there soon and wanted to get some details on the Prison and maybe some places to live or just any general advice or info about it.

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              • Rmodel1965
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                Places to live
                Portage
                Wisconsin dells
                Montello
                Plover/ steven's point area(small university in town)
                Oxford
                Baraboo
                Wisconsin Rapids
                Westfield is a compromise close enough to portage and close to the institution in the winter when driving on the unplowed country roads(you will be behind amish buggies sometimes going to work)

                Portage has a Walmart, as does Wisconsin dells, and Steven's point. Some of the others don't. Its quite rural. Some of the Cheapest car insurance in the country spends so I'd change over quickly.

            • I recently submitted some credit updates to Human Resources and now when I logged on USA jobs my application changed from referred to hired . Does this mean I got the job ?

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              • Rmodel1965
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                They might be closing the certificate and put that there because you're in the process...I'd reach out to hr

              • JZ71LT
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                My status changed to hired about 3 months before EOD.

            • My file was submitted to a investigator at mcc New York on Friday 02/07/20 how long does the background take usually ?

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              • in625shooter
                in625shooter commented
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                They do a interim one to get you started but the main public trust one will not get cleared until somewhere between the 6 and 9 months in.(on average you will always have a few much shorter or longer) A lot depends on how quick the BGI can make contact with former employees, references etc.

                As far as hired never take USA Jobs as official. Wait until the HR office formally notifies you a firm offer in writing or E mail
                Last edited by in625shooter; 02-13-2020, 11:14 AM.

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