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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:33 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Have any DOL regional offices done second round interviews yet?


I wasn’t aware they’ve done any first round interviews


Are we assuming all DOL HQ offers have been sent out?


Seems like HQ would be all wrapped up if they sent offers out weeks ago. Additionally, it seems unlikely that regional offices would have held any interviews during this packed holiday week. Hopefully they resume after the 1st. Anyone think the debt ceiling could become an issue with hiring? Last I heard, they'd only extended funding a couple of weeks.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:31 pm

Well has anyone had DOL regional office invites yet?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:04 pm

I posted earlier but I had a first round regional interview along with the HQ first round. Never heard anything since.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I posted earlier but I had a first round regional interview along with the HQ first round. Never heard anything since.


The initial interview isn't the same as the regional interview. Yes, it's technically for both. However, there is a second interview at the regional office, if they are interested in you. It doesn't sound like anyone has received an offer for a regional interview yet. At least no one on here.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:26 pm

What do you mean? I had an interview with 2 different people with one being from the regional office since I put that in my cover letter. So that wasn’t regional?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What do you mean? I had an interview with 2 different people with one being from the regional office since I put that in my cover letter. So that wasn’t regional?


This happened initially, as in you had two separate interviews back in September or October? Maybe you are an anomaly. Do you go to school in the same city as one of the regional offices? Seems as though the normal course is to have an initial interview with 2 people (Doesn't seem to be any ryme or reason why certain interviewers visited or called certain candidates). In my case, my OCI screeners were both from regional offices. However, this interview was the general interview and serves as the only one for HQ. Then, candidates are contacted by regional offices to come to their office and interview for that specific office. It does not sound like this second stage has even begun yet.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:41 pm

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This happened initially, as in you had two separate interviews back in September or October? Maybe you are an anomaly. Do you go to school in the same city as one of the regional offices? Seems as though the normal course is to have an initial interview with 2 people (Doesn't seem to be any ryme or reason why certain interviewers visited or called certain candidates). In my case, my OCI screeners were both from regional offices. However, this interview was the general interview and serves as the only one for HQ. Then, candidates are contacted by regional offices to come to their office and interview for that specific office. It does not sound like this second stage has even begun yet.


Yes this is my impression as well.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:43 pm

Ahh I understand! So just the first round for me then.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:45 pm

Anyone hear how the debt ceiling may impact hiring? (Specifically at the DOL)

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:53 pm

As far as I know, the debt ceiling isn’t up until Marchish and people aren’t that concerned about a deal in Congress. The real issue is the government funding bill (deadline within a couple weeks?). That being said the two realistic options—when it comes to funding levels—look to be a CR or a shutdown (which, of course, won’t last forever). If CR, hiring presumably goes on as planned.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:As far as I know, the debt ceiling isn’t up until Marchish and people aren’t that concerned about a deal in Congress. The real issue is the government funding bill (deadline within a couple weeks?). That being said the two realistic options—when it comes to funding levels—look to be a CR or a shutdown (which, of course, won’t last forever). If CR, hiring presumably goes on as planned.


Yes, I couldn't remember the more immediate deadline. I think it was pushed a couple of weeks ago (This mean the new deadline may be this week?). I hope this whole debacle doesn't royally f*** candidates like in prior years. Talk about a nightmare! (Only thing worse would be bartending after law school)

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:54 pm

I just got dinged via email. Best of luck...

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just got dinged via email. Best of luck...


For?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I just got dinged via email. Best of luck...

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So what does not having been dinged mean yet mean?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:44 pm

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So what does not having been dinged mean yet mean?


Means we have different screeners. I can only speculate that you will hear in the coming weeks whether or not you will have an additional interview or also be dinged.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:54 pm

I heard that DOT sent emails asking for continued interest to the top 25 finalists.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:19 pm

Any updates from NOAA?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:23 am

Have any qualified USACE candidates been contacted by a regional office yet?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Have any qualified USACE candidates been contacted by a regional office yet?


Do those who are regarded as qualified receive some type of notification other than being contacted by a regional office?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Have any qualified USACE candidates been contacted by a regional office yet?


Do those who are regarded as qualified receive some type of notification other than being contacted by a regional office?


The process for me was that I was sent an e-mail about a week after my “qualifying interview” (second round interview) with the chief counsel saying I was qualified and to look out for contacts from the regional offices

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:47 am

Are there any EPA honors positions open this year? The website gives a February 1st deadline, but it has not been updated since 2016. USA USAJobs is also quiet. Any information on a potential 2018 program with OGC or the regional offices out there?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Have any qualified USACE candidates been contacted by a regional office yet?


Do those who are regarded as qualified receive some type of notification other than being contacted by a regional office?


The process for me was that I was sent an e-mail about a week after my “qualifying interview” (second round interview) with the chief counsel saying I was qualified and to look out for contacts from the regional offices


Thank you! Can I ask when your 2nd interview compared to your first?

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Have any qualified USACE candidates been contacted by a regional office yet?


Do those who are regarded as qualified receive some type of notification other than being contacted by a regional office?


The process for me was that I was sent an e-mail about a week after my “qualifying interview” (second round interview) with the chief counsel saying I was qualified and to look out for contacts from the regional offices



Thank you! Can I ask when your 2nd interview compared to your first?


I had an OCI interview on, I believe, Sept. 19th and a qualifying interview on Dec. 13th

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Are there any EPA honors positions open this year? The website gives a February 1st deadline, but it has not been updated since 2016. USA USAJobs is also quiet. Any information on a potential 2018 program with OGC or the regional offices out there?


I emailed the EPA OGC contact listed on the website and she said they're under a hiring freeze and the position will not be filled at this time.

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Re: Honors Programs 2017-2018 (Non-DOJ)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:25 am

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Have any qualified USACE candidates been contacted by a regional office yet?


Do those who are regarded as qualified receive some type of notification other than being contacted by a regional office?


The process for me was that I was sent an e-mail about a week after my “qualifying interview” (second round interview) with the chief counsel saying I was qualified and to look out for contacts from the regional offices



Thank you! Can I ask when your 2nd interview compared to your first?


I had an OCI interview on, I believe, Sept. 19th and a qualifying interview on Dec. 13th


They are still conducting some 'qualifying interviews' and I am not sure if the district offices have received all, or any, of the already qualified names. I was told that HQ would be compiling a qualified list and then would send out the list, broken up by regional preferences, but perhaps it is done in parts to give district offices a head start on hiring so they don't wait for the entire list.



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