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Any GS-13,14,15 here? - August 19, 2009, 07:40 AM

I've been contemplating moving into the public sector since this economy thing is taking a toll on my current employer; and found a few jobs that I feel potentially qualified for... so I started kicking around in the application process. NOT like the private sector at all. the application forms seem to be designed to elicit certain responses indicating an aptitude for the position. Now, I've done some work with the government before, and have a belief that the process thru which applications are screened is looking for certain key points in specific locations. Anyone have some insights for me re: how they landed their job with the fed?

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Answer yes to everything so that you qualify. One question with the wrong answer will automatically kick you out of the running.
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Do you have to be in the headline paygrade to answer this question??

Applying for a govt job is a long & daunting process that takes patience. But once you're in, you're IN.




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I've been a fed for almost 5 years now. I've been on panels to review applications for positions. I got in from doing good work as a contractor and having a good relationship with the fed poc.

PM if you have you any specific questions about the application process. It took me almost 6 months from application to employment.
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I'm only GS-7, but my pops is either a 14 or 15. If you wanna talk to him Pm me bro.
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August 19, 2009, 09:10 AM

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I've been a fed for almost 5 years now. I've been on panels to review applications for positions. I got in from doing good work as a contractor and having a good relationship with the fed poc.

PM if you have you any specific questions about the application process. It took me almost 6 months from application to employment.
This is exactly how I got in.... but if you do it the "traditional way" it is a long process.
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hey bobby hill, how long have you been in? What agency? I tried to get in years ago without luck.....and +1 to the long process, such a waste of time


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August 19, 2009, 11:38 AM

its a long process, but there is a big push for Veterans. So where you may score 100/100 on the answers to the questions... if there are enough Veterans applying, they can get up to +10 points. So they can score 110/100.

Its not a bad thing to hire the Vets, but it can make your attempts to get a position very difficult.


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Don't know about other agencies, but NO ONE has come into my agency from off the streets at those pay grades.


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Don't know about other agencies, but NO ONE has come into my agency from off the streets at those pay grades.
without being older than and having a ton of experience and military time... he's right... you'll probably slide into a GS9, then be able to fast track a little with education... stall a little until the experience level gets up... etc.


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Make sure when you apply you say you are an expert in everything. THat is how they sift thru applications. Once you cert for the list you can apply to multiple jobs.


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without being older than and having a ton of experience and military time... he's right... you'll probably slide into a GS9, then be able to fast track a little with education... stall a little until the experience level gets up... etc.
seriously, when I was looking GS9 required 4yr + 3.5+ (if I recall) + mad experience, or masters+....for non-military or disabled types

all of the people that I know started in the dirt and worked up over time....


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August 19, 2009, 12:21 PM

My dad started at like a GS-4 in the 70's and worked up to 14 with nothing but high school diploma. Can't do that anymore though, but he did work his butt off and rose up through the ranks which can help but def. need some higher education nowadays.
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