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Re: FBI Investigative Specialist/SSG
Reply #15 - Jun 11th, 2004 at 11:26pm
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Positives, paycheck and benefits everyweek including four weeks vacation after three years,  access to information that few people are aware off, some cases are very interesting.

Negatives, you cannot tell anyone about anything interesting about your job because it is all top secret, you cannot impress your friends about what you do because it will be frowned upon by the security people of the FBI.  The FBI wants you to keep an exceptionally low profile almost to the point that no one is aware of the fact that you work for the FBI period.  The FBI is experiencing a low point of prestige after the 911 commission findings and the Director, to his credit, is fighting with all of his might to keep as much work under the FBI as possible.

You can contact me with specific question via private messages about anything more because I do not want to bore people with the details.

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I have read in several places about the SSG and the job sounds boring as hell. Sitting and rotting in a car doing surveillance should be a dandy.

Bring toothpicks to hold your eyelids open.

Go another route brother or you will slit your wrists.

  
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Reply #16 - Jun 17th, 2004 at 8:25am
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kodak,
     I know I am probably late getting in on this conversation, but if you have anymore questions on the position of Investigative Specialist - SSG, you may contact me..
     I am a new SSG recruit and know all about the job.. I also worked with them this summer while doing an internship at the FBI.. This is an awesome job, and every "G" loves their job..
     I can give you any information, (that won't violate my TS clearance) about the job that you want.

  Hope this helps..
  
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Reply #17 - Jun 17th, 2004 at 6:53pm
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SSG Recruit,

I sent you an email, hope that was ok. But just in case you can read below.

I am in the middle of the SA and IS hiring process.

If possible could you provide any information about the IS job, good and bad alike. I have to decide hear pretty soon which avenue to take. I want to get as good as possible view of the IS position, since there is not much out there.

In addition if you could maybe give a comparison sort of speaks of the IS to SA. I know they are two completly different jobs but any insight in that route would also be very helpful.

Also, relocation how does that work for the IS?

Money and retirement issues really don't matter regarding choosing one over the other.

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Reply #18 - Jun 17th, 2004 at 6:54pm
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SSG Recruit,

I sent you an email, hope that was ok as well.

I am in the middle of the SA and IS hiring process.

If possible could you provide any information about the IS job, good and bad alike. I have to decide hear pretty soon which avenue to take. I want to get as good as possible view of the IS position, since there is not much out there.

In addition if you could maybe give a comparison sort of speaks of the IS to SA. I know they are two completly different jobs but any insight in that route would also be very helpful.

Also, relocation how does that work for the IS?

Money and retirement issues really don't matter regarding choosing one over the other.

Thanks for any input,
  
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Re: FBI Investigative Specialist/SSG
Reply #19 - Jun 18th, 2004 at 4:19am
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Hi SSG Recruit,

  I sent you a PM related to the position and this thread.  I would like to know as much as possible about what I'm getting myself into!

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Reply #20 - Feb 28th, 2005 at 4:05am
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Does anyone know what cities they are looking for Investigative Specialist to serve in?  I understand at the interview they read a list of cities they are looking to fill positions?  I did not get my call yet but am still hope full.  I read my status and it still stated "Sent to hiring official"  What ever that means.  Any help would be appreciated.  If anyone has any information email me at Jisdabomb1@aol.com.
  
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Reply #21 - Apr 2nd, 2005 at 4:56pm
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Hello, I am interested in any advice that can be given concerning the interview process?

I am interviewing for positions with the FBI in SSG and as a Special Agent.

Any advice on how I may best prepare for these interviews would be most appreciated.

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Reply #22 - Apr 19th, 2005 at 9:15pm
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does anyone still read this message thread?

if anyone would like to know more about the job, I will answer any questions!!

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Reply #23 - Sep 22nd, 2005 at 9:38pm
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To G-Man:

What is the FBI's policy on hiring and previous drug use?
  
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Reply #24 - Mar 15th, 2006 at 2:59am
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I used to work for the FBI's SSG team for about 10 years in a major metro area. This job is the biggest bullshit going. It's become much larger today than when I got in. There are SSG field units attatched to alot of FBI offices throughout the US. The bureau makes a big deal out of the G's and they do give them alot of support especially after 911. But basically it's alot of boring surveillance work where you follow subjects around from place to place. These subjects are usually diplomatic staff or suspected foreigners here that might be involved in terrorism. The money will go anywhere from a GS5 to GS 13. Not bad. But the job is basically a career dead-end with little chance of advancement. Some G's make it up the ladder to FBI Special Agent- A much better job. But alot don't... If you don't make a move then your stuck following people around for the rest of your career. A pretty thankless task. There's  no gun or arrest power. You do get cool looking credentials and a badge. Most  have take home Bureau cars. There is some travel and no heavy lifting or any real thinking either as you could sleep walk through this job. A lot of Bureau bureaucratic bullshit to deal with. If you don't mind the bullshit and a decent steady pay check; this job might be for you. But most people in this job complain about the job dissatisfaction and petty in-fighting that goes on regarding perks. cars, equipment, travel etc. If you have anything on the ball and want a challenging career where you have to use your brain ---then don't go to the SSG's......................
  
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Reply #25 - Jan 31st, 2008 at 4:36pm
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Good morning,
I recently was notified that I was chosen for a SSG position. I was told the next step is my Background Investigation. Can anyone tell me what is next? Poly? More interviews? I already had one interview. What does the pay start at for a GS 7? How long before I start training? How long is training? Do I live at Quantico when I go to training? You can email me if it's easier. Thanks a lot.
Many, many questions...
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Reply #26 - Jan 31st, 2008 at 5:25pm
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K....

If they called you and stated your background interview (BI) was next, that means they will start to conduct their investigation. It will comprise of them knocking on doors (to neighbors, roomates, employers, and they probably go to your college and talk to professors) They then will run a credit check on you and so forth.. The process, if I remember right, took 3-4 weeks.. You will not have anymore interviews, however, the background investigator (usually done by a third party whom is not employed by the FBI, but is a contracted worker through the FBI) will be busy interviewing your references, and that is done face to face.. So, if you would like the process to go fast, give your references a heads up and MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE available.. If your references put the BI off, it will slow your BI, thus taking longer..

After your BI is conducted, and the FBI deems you eligible for a TS clearance, you should get a call to complete your polygraph.. If you were not drug tested, they will do that too, and fingerprint you.. After that is all complete, the FBI office you process out of will send the paperwork (BI and polygraph) up to FBI HQ in DC for their blessing..

Then, after HQ gives you the nod the last step should be your physical.. The office you process out of will contact you and send you all of the stuff you will need for your physical (yeah, you have to collect poop samples yourself).. Let me offer you a word of advice, if you are not thorough with anything else, make an exception on this.. And MAKE SURE YOU ARE UP ON YOUR VACCINATIONS and can provide accurate documentation... I was held back a class due to an "adult polio booster" and I didn't know it until I had the office call HQ..

After you pass your physical (nothing to sweat) you're pretty much in... Don't be surprised if you have a long wait.. They seem to be slow on hiring G's right now due to financial reasons.. There is going to be a class sometime this year.. The class is approximately 4 weeks long, and they may or may not put you up in a hotel.. Some of the class is conducted in Quantico, but a vast majority of it is conducted in a discreet place..

As far as the pay goes, refer to this website:
http://www.opm.gov/oca/08tables/indexGS.asp

Your pay will depend on your field office your assigned to.. Places like L.A. and Houston have higher pay, but it's all based on the cost of living.. A GS-7 is anywhere between $36,800 to $43,000 .. But, like I said, the $43,000 could sound great, but in places like Los Angeles, that is low! But don't sweat it.. In two years, you'll be a GS-11..

I hope this was a help..

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Re: FBI Investigative Specialist/SSG
Reply #27 - Feb 1st, 2008 at 2:41am
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Alot of good information in this thread.  I gently remind you that support positions are still considered second class citizens in the fbi.  If you are using this position as investment towards SA, good luck.  Do not use this position as career investment towards another support position.  It is a very poor investment of your time and career if you are trying to attain career status (dead end).  I know I am very blunt but honest.

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Reply #28 - Jul 28th, 2008 at 1:41am
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Hi

I have a few questions.

But first let me say there was a class that started July 21st.

My question is this. I have done the polygraph, physical, interview, fingerprinting and drug test. I submitted my paperwork back in May. I had my poly etx June 12th. I recently had my physical in July. What is left? I have made it clear to all my reference that they would be contacted etc. None of them have gotten anything or heard anything. But my file has been gone a good 8 weeks. I also received note my credit was pulled a month ago but then they called and scheduled me for the physical.

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Reply #29 - Aug 1st, 2008 at 1:30am
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If you’re still getting positive attention, that is a good thing.  I recently finished up everything but now find myself on silent hill.  From what I have been told, you will be receiving a letter in the mail when you’re all done, and that it goes out to a number of people all at once in order to fill an available class.  So they pick how many they need off the eligible list, and it goes from there.  I guess this letter will contain your report date, reiterating your grade and pay, and additionally of course, the official "Welcome to the Bureau" lead off sentence.  But the bottom line is, as it was said to me, that if you have completed everything, then you are in.  If everything is good on their end, then you are good to go, hello 7 weeks in Quantico.  

I am not at all new to the Federal hiring process, and that goes for a number of positions, and usually notifications of EOD dates are received through a phone call.  In my experience, you might receive a phone call for most positions informing you of your final hire, followed by an e-email containing your information and instructive documents.

Nevertheless, if this is true of a class having begun July 21st, and your source is a good one, then it may be safe to say that we are in for a bit of a wait, perhaps a couple months –not to discourage anyone, but I’ve been doing this far too long to pump you-guys up only to be waiting for another 6 months of nothing.  Come to think of it then, this would explain the July 2nd hiring push.  

If it’s already been noted on this forum, good, and I will say it again, to keep pumping out those 612’s to agencies, and create as many job options as you can.  Keep yourself busy by doing that, and it will go a lot faster.  Before you know it, you will receive your cool as* Bureau badge and credentials, be walking into your field office, getting welcome aboard handshakes, your car keys, cell phone, pain in the as* paper work, swear in ceremony, and your SSG nick name (think of something cool, like “Pac Man”, or “Spy Hunter”.  A couple years locked in, you’ll be GS 11 or have move onto Team Leader, making good money.  That’s right, I did say good money, because I come from the gutter, literally, where this Devil Dog has done worse for much less –to include 4 months in An Nasiriyah Iraq/2003 getting paid $1,800 a month while trying to keep my limbs attached and AK rounds from scuffing my brand new flak jacket.  So for those that have slammed this gig, ask me if I will be complaining while sipping Starbucks with my IPOD, note pad, pen, and camera pack in my car following folks possibly perpetrating the fraud in the homeland.  It’s all about what you make of it.

Now, retirement….yes…..now that is a different story, I agree, and having that 6C Law Enforcement coverage is something to smile about.  But it’s not the only way to smile.          
  
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