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Old 23 June 2009, 10:42
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NNSA OST Agents

Any NNSA OST Agents out there? I have just been offered a seat for the July academy and would like to know what to expect. Thanks
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Old 23 June 2009, 11:06
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Not an agent, but thought this might help you out.

https://fmt.kcp.com/OSTfederalagent/...ntBrochure.pdf
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Old 23 June 2009, 11:27
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thanks, already have that. Just have some questions about living quarters, internet access, etc. Thanks guys
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Old 23 June 2009, 18:15
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PM EODSGT. He can help you out.

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Old 23 June 2009, 20:03
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thanks brother.
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Old 24 June 2009, 16:10
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I can tell you that there isn't shit to do in Fort Chaffee AR.

they had to pipe in sunshine when i went to JRTC there...
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Old 24 June 2009, 20:55
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I can tell you that there isn't shit to do in Fort Chaffee AR.

they had to pipe in sunshine when i went to JRTC there...

That country has changed alot in the last fifteen years. I540 now runs from
I40 all the way to damned near Missouri. It's about twenty minutes to Fayetteville (AR, not NC) now, with the University. Lots of lookers, and this time of year, it's hot and muggy and nasty, so the girls aren't wearing much.

All the conveniences you will find elsewhere, you can find in NW Arkansas nowadays, unlike back in the 80s and earlier, when it really was like something out of "The Shepherd of the Hills."

I grew up near Fayetteville, and haven't spent much time in that area since I was a private, but I do go back occasionally. Everytime (last time was 3 years ago.) I go, I am amazed at the expansion.
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Old 30 June 2009, 08:02
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Can anyone tell me if the age limit is waiverable?
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Old 30 June 2009, 12:12
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To each his own I guess, but you couldn't melt me down and pour me on that job.
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Old 30 June 2009, 17:54
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Can anyone tell me if the age limit is waiverable?
Negitive....it is not. I called several years ago and was told so....

HR basically said they have a ton of folks applying for each opening that are under the limit....no need to allow exceptions....
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Old 12 September 2009, 13:27
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Mods, can you please delete this post. Thank you
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Old 29 October 2012, 19:41
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FYI - it's not the kind of job you think it is but it does pay the bills


NV-01 Couriers for July 2013 Academy

For the positions in Albuquerque, NM:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/329761900

For the positions in Amarillo, TX:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/329764400

For the positions in Oak Ridge, TN:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/329765900
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All the conveniences you will find elsewhere, you can find in NW Arkansas nowadays, unlike back in the 80s and earlier, when it really was like something out of "The Shepherd of the Hills."

I grew up near Fayetteville, and haven't spent much time in that area since I was a private, but I do go back occasionally. Everytime (last time was 3 years ago.) I go, I am amazed at the expansion.
I have zilch to offer in regards to info about the job, but the wife and I love Fayetteville / Bentonville. Still has that small-town country feel with all the amenities and open spaces that you need. Even the drive to Memphis and back was enjoyable.

But then, I spent a decade in an area where driving 600km for a cheeseburger was not uncommon.
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Old 30 October 2012, 20:34
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USA Jobs info

For what it's worth, and I could be wrong, but a friend who posts jobs on USA Jobs, says that if you see one announced for less than a week that announcement is only up there as a formality as they already have a candidate and have to post the job per guidelines. Most announcements I see are for 2 weeks, to a month, and some open ended (6 months to a year).

This courier announcement was only for one day.

If you know different, please advise.
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Old 30 October 2012, 21:07
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It was from oct 29-nov 2nd
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Old 30 October 2012, 23:19
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If you know different, please advise.

Recently, there have been some agencies doing only 1-3 days due to the fact they know they are going to get hammered when it comes to applicants. USMS and ICE come to mind did it that way. Either a couple of days or cut off when XXXX number of applicants have applied.

Also to add, I saw that they did change the annoucement to allow Vets that are over the cut-off age apply.... Glad to see that happen.....as its nice when agencies obey the law.
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Old 31 October 2012, 07:32
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I think there may be some ulterior motives to allowing vets past 37 to apply, namely that it will reduce turnover.

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Old 1 November 2012, 06:17
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The Gov got sued years ago re: 37 and under applicants and VEOA potential employees, hence all Fed LEO LEAP agencies (Law Enforcement Availability Pay- 25% of your base pay) now hire candidates 37 and older that fall under VEOA (mainly disabled vets; campaign vets; and recently separated vets).

The original idea when it came to Federal Law Enforcement agencies is that they get an employee that is at 37 (or under) and they work their 20 years with the 6c retirement coverage and retire under 57.....('20 and out')

It is a big misconception that all Fed LEO employees must be under 37 YOA and that is not true. That restriction only pertains to agencies that have the 6(c) retirement. There are a lot of fed leo agencies that do not have the age limitations. You just have to read the entire announcement. You can pretty much sum it up that if the agency you are looking at does not have LEAP, then they do not have 6(c). I know the FAMS have it and they are pretty much the only agency I know of that are not 1811's but get LEAP and 6(c). That is about the only thing the USSS did right when I was with the FAMS.
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Old 2 November 2012, 23:24
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Recruiter states they were only taking the first 200 applicants for Albuquerque & Oak Ridge. First 400 for Amarillo.

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Old 10 November 2012, 20:56
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I missed the window for the Albuquerque / Oak Ridge places, too many applicants. Was able to get in the Amarillo application though, I imagine they're sifting through the tons of applicants. Curious if anyone has heard back yet?
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