Why is it so rare for the US marshals to hire people?
We are actually a relatively small agency with approximately 4,000 deputies. A normal year might have us push through three or four classes of 48 people. We can usually fill those slots with student co-ops (Consolidated Student Experience Program), administrative people who switch to operational and Detention Enforcement Officers moving up. And yes, we have an extremely low turnover rate which I think says a lot about the agency.
Hey Vorpal, I have a question I'm hoping you could answer.
I'm registered on USAJOBS.gov with my required documents and ready to apply at 9PM (I'm in CA and USAJOBS.gov operates on the east coast time zone) on March 4th when the application opens up.
I've been a Juvenile Corrections Counselor at a Juvenile Hall for 2 years, a CSO with my University's PD for a year, an intern in the Detective's Bureau with my local city PD for 2 years, and I have 350 hours with the same city PD's volunteer program (VIPS) prior to those positions. I'm working on my degree (done in December 2012 - BA in Criminal Justice). I have also maintained physical fitness through sprints, running, pull-ups, powerlifting, rope climb, etc. I often compete and hold a CA state record, a World record, and am competing in the US Police and Fire Games this June.
With this said, my GPA my first semester (Jan-May 2011) was a 3.2 and a 2.4 last semester. I took on the 2nd job as a CSO and my grades slipped down to two Bs and two Cs. My overall GPA now is a 2.83.
With all my experience, is my GPA something that could ultimately disqualify me from testing with the minimum requirement being a 3.0?
Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
A response to the above post would be helpful to me as well.
I am also in pursuit of a Bachelor's Degree, having not obtained it yet, and have a decent cumulative GPA (>3.0), but have my professional experience with Firefighting/Paramedic work, and only some volunteer work with PD (years ago).
Basically- how flexible are they towards awarding applicants with the GL-07 qualification?
Thank you for the response. I attempted to send you a PM but the site wouldn't let me. I added you as a contact - I assume that's when I can send you a PM.
I certainly do have a few more questions. I've considered the Marshals since 2009 and periodically checked the 'Career Opportunities' section. I noticed the hiring announcement within a week of it being posted. Any further advice is greatly appreciated.