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03-21-12, 10:08 AM
Sorry, I realize that there are a lot of topics about the marshals right now. However, if anyone could answer a few questions for me, that would be awesome.
1. I recently put my application in at around 12:30 AM on the 5th. My package is complete and I've looked over it many times. I'm pretty sure that I meet the requirements for the listing. I suppose my question is, will I be notified regardless of if I will advance or not?
2. What does the actual hiring process entail? I've heard a lot of different stories from a lot of different people that have applied at different times and they all seem to differ in several ways. If someone could clear that up, I would really appreciate it.
Thanks again! This board is always a lot of help.
03-21-12, 10:15 AM
All I can really add to this is that it's a brand new hiring process, so there's going to be a lot of unknowns. But per the site there is a two-part exam consisting of a situational judgment (I'm assuming this is either the new test or a board), and a writing sample. If you rank amongst the highest then you will have a structured interview. After that it should start with the BI, med exam, and the PAT is last before you go to glynco, whenever the marshals and glynco have enough money to run a course.
Keep in mind I have no affiliation with the Marshal's, this is just the information I've gathered while I have been looking at the DUSM job, for the last 4 years or so.
03-21-12, 10:16 AM
ALL of your questions have been asked and answered before.
With that said, and as is generally the case with all LE hiring, no news is good news. It is a long process. There will be long periods of time when you will hear nothing. If you have not been told that you are no longer being considered, then you are still in the game. FWIW, on more than one occasion when I was being hired, I had assumed that I was out of the process... only to get something in the mail, telling me what to do for the next step in the process.
Now, the USMS hiring process has once again been revamped. The biggest change is bringing back the exam. So, you should get something in the mail, notifying you of the exam, along with some paperwork/instructions. After that, I imagine you will get a packet to fill out, in preparation of the interview. After the interview, the order of things can vary greatly. Generally speaking, you will do your medical exam, drug test, security clearance and fit test. The clearance tends to take longer than the exam and drug test, of course. Your fit test should be towards the end of the process. Otherwise, it can expire and you may have to retake it to attend the academy (this DOES happen on occasion).
Bear in mind, I am no HR/recruiter type. So, another DUSM who is more "in the loop" may correct me.
03-21-12, 10:49 PM
I am not into recruiting either so take this with a grain of salt. I spoke with someone who is very involved in hiring recently and I think you are going to see mostly vets hired off this announcement that meet the criteria. The list is supposed to be good for 3 years. But again that is subject to change. I believe MPsoldier is pretty close to the testing structure. The situational judgment will probably be in test form based on the test they were giving DUSM's in the development phase.
People should start getting notified 6-8 weeks out from the 5th (according to HR). SB is right, it's a waiting game.