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Reply #30 - Oct 1st, 2008 at 3:25pm
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What would be the effect of a three-year-old chapter 7 bankruptcy in the presence of no current bad credit issues on a recent credit report?
  
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Reply #31 - Oct 1st, 2008 at 6:22pm
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Not good at all.  The FBI like most intelligence agencies has concluded that financial responsibility is mandatory for successful application.  You will have to have many more years of clean financial history because there are too many applicants who will not have filed for bankruptcy.
  
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Reply #32 - Nov 3rd, 2008 at 2:10pm
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Hey all,

I recently got a COE for an SSG IS position and just wanted to confirm a few rumors about the position that I have read on other sites. Is it true that they now give you your station assignment before sending you to class for your training?  Also, I heard that this is automatic gs 11 promo after one year, is that true?  None of this really matters to me, I'll take whatever they give me, I'm just curious as to how much I'm hearing out there is disinformation.

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Reply #33 - Nov 13th, 2008 at 3:53am
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i applied for fbi investigative specialist announcment 05-2007-0044 I was found best qualified I also applied for surveillance specialist  05-2007-045 and was found best qualified . I was given a coe on May 15,2008 I have not heard from the fbi  regarding the BI ,drug testing or the polygraph . I am a little worried that my application is no longer active I tried calling the fbi But no one has return my phone calls or email I am a little nervous I really want this job does anybody know who I can contact to see if I am still being considered for the position?
  
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Reply #34 - Nov 14th, 2008 at 4:08pm
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Cosmo,

I applied for similar positions with the FBI several years ago, around the time that this original thread started.  The FBI is notorious for taking a very long time between notices.  Be sure, however, that they will most likely not respond to your email or phone messages, based on my experience and others I have spoken with.  I tried numerous times to contact my coordinator during my process but she never responded.  The only way I was ever able to get through to someone was because my SO was employed with the FBI at the time and provided me with real contact info.  My only advice on this is to be as patient as you can.  You will hear something eventually.

Like you, I was told by one of my interviewers and a couple of coordinators that I was one of the best qualified and organized applicants and they looked forward to having me join their team.  BUT, then came my false-positive polygraph result that ended any hope of ever becoming an FBI employee.  My point is this: please don't get your hopes up too high.  And make sure you educate yourself on the polygraph beforehand.  

Good luck to you.
  
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Reply #35 - Nov 21st, 2008 at 10:53pm
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Mustbaliar: Not so much a polygraph inquiry, but I'd like to know more about your responses to the interview questions that resulted in a highly qualified status. There's an FBI SSG thread over on Federal Soup I'm active with, and your info may be helpful there. Now in regards to the false-positive, may I ask what that was in regards to? TIA.
  
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Reply #36 - Nov 26th, 2008 at 3:13pm
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Charlie,

I'm not sure I can pinpoint why they said what they said, but I can't impress upon you enough how important it is to be prepared for the interview (and polygraph).  I was very prepared for the interview, but not at all prepared for the polygraph.  Regarding my poly results, apparently I am a drug user/dealer/kingpin of some kind which is really quite amusing for anyone that knows me.  Also according to the poly, I may be a spy with illicit foreign contacts.  Good luck!
  
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Reply #37 - Nov 26th, 2008 at 9:38pm
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I'm not sure I can pinpoint why they said what they said, but I can't impress upon you enough how important it is to be prepared for the interview (and polygraph).  I was very prepared for the interview, but not at all prepared for the polygraph.  Regarding my poly results, apparently I am a drug user/dealer/kingpin of some kind which is really quite amusing for anyone that knows me.  Also according to the poly, I may be a spy with illicit foreign contacts.  Good luck!


It never fails to amaze the number of spies, and drug dealers who  apply to work at the FBI.  Luckily, we have an army of vigilant polygraph operators to "catch em" before they manage to get hired!  Gotta go, Oprah is on after this commercial!

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"There is no direct and unequivocal connection between lying and these physiological states of arousal...(referring to polygraph)."

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Reply #38 - Jan 7th, 2009 at 7:24pm
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With the evergrowing dangers a job like this brings and the possiblity of some MOB thug making you while suvaying them and pounding your face in, is it possible that someday SSG's might be armed??
Even some Mall cops are armed these days.
  
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Reply #39 - Jan 8th, 2009 at 4:27am
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Dear nitehumper,

In a word, "NO_WAY!!"  The only way you will get a weapon in the FBI is over the last Special Agents' dead carcass.  That is what makes them special from the rest.  They are armed and everyone else is not in the FBI.  Take away that last vestige of power and the whole Hoover legacy takes a bloodbath.  This is what is making them so upset with Mueller, he is not "one of them".  The IA rise to power and prestige within the FBI is completely upsetting the apple cart of hen pecking order.  There is grave concern that the worst Special Agent in the FBI is not automatically assumed better than the best "Support Employee" by default.

It is really amazing to observe the insecurity of these "top notch best of the best" people.

Good luck getting a weapon.
  
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Reply #40 - Mar 9th, 2009 at 4:49pm
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Hey I am almost done the application process and awaiting my call to start class. Can you please let me know more of your likes/dislikes and give me a little more info without violating the code?

Fair Chance wrote on May 1st, 2004 at 1:30am:
Dear kodak,

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.

Regards.

  
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Reply #41 - Oct 21st, 2011 at 7:52pm
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@ SSG Recruit

I was hoping you could please send me any info on becoming an investigative specialist. I am very interested in working for the FBI, but IDK if i meet the requirements for that IS job.
  
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Reply #42 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 9:06pm
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Looking for a full time position after a long time in local law enforcement.   Worked JTTF for 4 years as part of my gig.  Are there any age requirements for the SSG.
  
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Reply #43 - Aug 30th, 2013 at 1:10am
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Readers,

I have been reading from afar. I waited for a new SSL before posting. George, you might want to do it more often than every year. You have no idea how irritating you are to so many Agencies.

My first and last post for a while.  Keep up the great work.

To all of the new readers, you need no more than to read all of the existing posts to know what you need to know. It is what it is.  The Emperor still has no clothes but everyone who can see clearly is afraid to say the truth.  Those that do will be beat down.

The general attitude in government is to surround yourself with yes-men.  It helps them to cope with their disillusions. When something goes wrong, everyone asks, "Why didn't somebody say something?"  They were trained to say yes, why would you ask them to say anything else?

Say the truth and lose your job.  Say nothing and this country will lose our Constitution. Caught between a rock and a hard place in the landslide of our government, what is an executive branch worker to do?
  
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Reply #44 - Aug 30th, 2013 at 3:46am
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Fair Chance wrote on Aug 30th, 2013 at 1:10am:
Say the truth and lose your job.Say nothing and this country will lose our Constitution. Caught between a rock and a hard place in the landslide of our government, what is an executive branch worker to do? 


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