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aeroengineer 04-06-2019 07:48 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bandit612 View Post
Has anyone been successful into getting into AMO while retired over the grade of O-4? Recruiters are saying not possible without disability points for veterans preference due to being (way) over 40.

If you are a retired 0-4 or above, you must have a disability letter from the VA, of 0% or more, in order to get the age waiver. In 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act amended the employment preference for retired officers by denying it to those retiring at the rank of major (O-4) and above.

Don't know if this is your situation but I believe you still get the preference if you are retired from the reserves.

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-over...professionals/

grumpydwarf 04-07-2019 08:14 PM

CBP questions
 
I just applied through the April announcement. They drug their feet on the last couple applications; they timed out. I have a couple questions, assuming this application goes through.

Does the application process still take the better part of a year?

How long is FLETC for AIA? I saw conflicting numbers, but the lowest was 73 working days. That's a long time if weekends are not counted.

Is CBP feeling the pain of the pilot shortage? APC shows about 500 pilot on staff, but CBP official websites says they have over 700.

DustoffVT 04-08-2019 04:25 AM


Originally Posted by grumpydwarf (Post 2798502)
I just applied through the April announcement. They drug their feet on the last couple applications; they timed out. I have a couple questions, assuming this application goes through.

Does the application process still take the better part of a year?

How long is FLETC for AIA? I saw conflicting numbers, but the lowest was 73 working days. That's a long time if weekends are not counted.

Is CBP feeling the pain of the pilot shortage? APC shows about 500 pilot on staff, but CBP official websites says they have over 700.


The application process still takes a while, it is hard to give estimates because a lot of the hangup is your clearance, which varies for everyone. We have started running one-stop hiring events where you do the face-to-face, poly, etc all in one day. You may want to ask about getting into the next one, I don't know when the next one is.

Figure 3-4 months for FLETC/Spanish.

500 is closer to the truth. We have been told of a raise to boost retention, but no start date yet. It is most likely coming, as DOD/DOS/DOJ/NASA/NOAA GS-13 pilots all saw a significant raise as of 1 JAN.

grumpydwarf 04-08-2019 01:08 PM

DustoffVT,

Thanks for the info. Can you share what FLETC is like for AIA trianing? Basic daily schedule, how intense is the physical training and do AIA's have to do the room searches and other training that would be more intense for ground agents?

Bandit612 04-08-2019 04:58 PM

Thank you
 
[QUOTE=aeroengineer;2797881]Quote:
Originally Posted by Bandit612 View Post
Has anyone been successful into getting into AMO while retired over the grade of O-4? Recruiters are saying not possible without disability points for veterans preference due to being (way) over 40.

If you are a retired 0-4 or above, you must have a disability letter from the VA, of 0% or more, in order to get the age waiver. In 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act amended the employment preference for retired officers by denying it to those retiring at the rank of major (O-4) and above.


**Many thanks to Aeroengineer and Shifty101...now it's hurry up and wait for the VA to get through the 4 month process of confirming I can't hear anything anymore...

Shifty101 04-08-2019 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by grumpydwarf (Post 2798958)
DustoffVT,

Thanks for the info. Can you share what FLETC is like for AIA trianing? Basic daily schedule, how intense is the physical training and do AIA's have to do the room searches and other training that would be more intense for ground agents?

I am surprised you are applying on USAjobs when there are so many resources to apply directly to the agency. CBP AMO has direct hire authority. I recommend you reach out on the APC link below and click on the "contact us here" link. That said, if you made it this far in the forum and you still want to apply, click below.

https://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/...ine_operations

grumpydwarf 04-08-2019 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by Shifty101 (Post 2799182)
I am surprised you are applying on USAjobs when there are so many resources to apply directly to the agency. CBP AMO has direct hire authority. I recommend you reach out on the APC link below and click on the "contact us here" link. That said, if you made it this far in the forum and you still want to apply, click below.

https://www.airlinepilotcentral.com/...ine_operations

I didn't realize there were other ways to apply. I already submitted my app through USAJOBS, so I'll wait that one out. Do you happen to know which veterans can have the poly waived?

Shifty101 04-08-2019 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by grumpydwarf (Post 2799278)
I didn't realize there were other ways to apply. I already submitted my app through USAJOBS, so I'll wait that one out. Do you happen to know which veterans can have the poly waived?

Grumpy, dont make this process any harder on yourself. When you get recommendations on here, you should probably take it as free advice. That said, do not go through usajobs its a broke system, which is why AMO has direct hire authority.

You may qualify for a poly waiver if you have an active Top Secret with a SCI (read on or not read on) but you cannot have received that TS on a waiver. One common waiver is a financial waiver.

again, usajobs is a broke system the has failed many agencies. Stop making things harder and reach out directly, again, free advice...

grumpydwarf 04-09-2019 07:12 AM


Originally Posted by Shifty101 (Post 2799293)
Grumpy, dont make this process any harder on yourself. When you get recommendations on here, you should probably take it as free advice. That said, do not go through usajobs its a broke system, which is why AMO has direct hire authority.

You may qualify for a poly waiver if you have an active Top Secret with a SCI (read on or not read on) but you cannot have received that TS on a waiver. One common waiver is a financial waiver.

again, usajobs is a broke system the has failed many agencies. Stop making things harder and reach out directly, again, free advice...


Thanks for the advice. USAJOBS definitely is a broken system.

Brown Shugaaa 04-22-2019 04:59 AM

Puerto Rico
 
I know this has been asked a few times over the last 18 pages, but only halfway answered once. Are there any relatively new hires that have been stationed in Puerto Rico that could comment on the living conditions.
Do our kids have access to the DoD school that is there?
Is it a safe environment for a family, crime wise?
Are there realistically any nice places to live? Most of the neighborhoods look pretty junky.

I've been to San Juan a few times, working narcotics with the USCG, but that was 12 years ago.


Also, on a semi different topic... Are there any requirements for how far away I live from work (anywhere, not just in Puerto Rico)? Lets say I lived in the USVIs, could I fly my own C172 into work (~ 1 hour flight). Same if I worked in Miami but lived in the FL keys. Is flying into work in a personal plane realistic at all?

Any feedback is appreciated!


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