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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:07 am

Hi all including SDTX curious above.

I applied from out of TX end of May 2018 through USA jobs. Got the email July 6 I had interview. Did interview one mid July. Follow up with USA late July. Offer late July. Started late November. It was very quick between second interview and offer. Like hours.

For those curious. Went to a top 150 school. Did not graduate top of class. Got a job as rural prosecutor right out of school. Did felony trials immediately. Did dozens of felony bench trials and a few jury trials. Left to go to state AG Office in criminal appeals. Did fifty plus direct appeals and federal habeas stuff over eighteen months. Applied to a bunch of offices. Got in at one.

Do. Work. That. Is. Relevant. The rest of your credentials don’t matter if you can do the work. I was not law review. Didn’t go to top school. But I’ve got “tons” (compared to others with three years out of school and shiny credentials at big firms) of trial experience and appellate experience.

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:57 pm

Are all hiring decisions frozen? Resume reviews, interview decisions, hiring decisions, etc.?

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby mhylden » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:17 pm

Yes. Our office has frozen all hiring decisions. Interviews were cancelled.

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 pm

Same in my office. Someone who was supposed to start this week can't come on board till this is done (the admin people are all furloughed).

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:54 am

Weird how inconsistent this is. I’m in the middle of my BI for the DOJ (not for the USAO) and the shutdown hasn’t slowed anything down. My BI is still proceeding as if nothing happened. I have no idea if everyone is working for free, though.

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:51 am

I think a lot of the investigators may be contractors? Have you been dealing with the pertinent HR people and do you have a start date?

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Weird how inconsistent this is. I’m in the middle of my BI for the DOJ (not for the USAO) and the shutdown hasn’t slowed anything down. My BI is still proceeding as if nothing happened. I have no idea if everyone is working for free, though.


How do you check on the status of a BI? I submitted all my paperwork in early December and I just assumed it was on hold until the shutdown is resolved.

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:54 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Weird how inconsistent this is. I’m in the middle of my BI for the DOJ (not for the USAO) and the shutdown hasn’t slowed anything down. My BI is still proceeding as if nothing happened. I have no idea if everyone is working for free, though.


How do you check on the status of a BI? I submitted all my paperwork in early December and I just assumed it was on hold until the shutdown is resolved.

I called the admin processing my application and got confirmation that it was all still in the works. Turns out the admin is working, too.

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Weird how inconsistent this is. I’m in the middle of my BI for the DOJ (not for the USAO) and the shutdown hasn’t slowed anything down. My BI is still proceeding as if nothing happened. I have no idea if everyone is working for free, though.


How do you check on the status of a BI? I submitted all my paperwork in early December and I just assumed it was on hold until the shutdown is resolved.

I called the admin processing my application and got confirmation that it was all still in the works. Turns out the admin is working, too.


Interesting. Per the HR people processing my application: "We have been notified that all processing regarding on boarding of new employees through eQIP has been halted due to the government shut down." Would really like this to end so we can get moving....

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:24 pm

Had my final interview with DOJ Main component in November. Still haven't heard anything. Ding? Seems like successful candidates are asked for references a few days later, at most.

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Re: AUSA/USAO hiring

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had my final interview with DOJ Main component in November. Still haven't heard anything. Ding? Seems like successful candidates are asked for references a few days later, at most.


It took about 2 months for them to ask for my references and I got an offer. Given the holidays and the shutdown, I wouldn’t draw any conclusions yet.



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