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    hiring authorities can legally hire and promote by name only, they do not even have to announce a job internally or externally.

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    Well, i got to tell ya. I thought that this Fed process would be a little different. A little more on the up and up. Unfortunately I'm starting to realize that DOD fire fighting plays more politics and favoritism than most Civvie departments. This is disappointing, i assumed that a Federal agency would have more oversight, but it's becoming clear that not everything in this process is as it seems. Two of the jobs i have applied for now have had the position filled before they even posted it. Another job was given to a guy that had a DUI while on active duty (2 years ago) but was tight with the Chief.
    I just wrote that and wondered what that says about myself, that this guy gets hired over me.. ha.
    guess i'll just keep plugging away, but this is getting discouraging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbound View Post
    Well, i got to tell ya. I thought that this Fed process would be a little different. A little more on the up and up. Unfortunately I'm starting to realize that DOD fire fighting plays more politics and favoritism than most Civvie departments. This is disappointing, i assumed that a Federal agency would have more oversight, but it's becoming clear that not everything in this process is as it seems. Two of the jobs i have applied for now have had the position filled before they even posted it. Another job was given to a guy that had a DUI while on active duty (2 years ago) but was tight with the Chief.
    I just wrote that and wondered what that says about myself, that this guy gets hired over me.. ha.
    guess i'll just keep plugging away, but this is getting discouraging.
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    Federal Fire Chiefs are all made from Teflon.
    Also, don't forget about www.dodfire.com for more help/tips/assistance.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Also, don't forget about www.dodfire.com for more help/tips/assistance.
    just don't apply for the first 2 jobs under the "JOBS" link... they are open only to non-US Nationals.... weird....

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    So i made the short list. I'm thinking about driving out and talking with the Chief. What the hell should i say though, hey, i want the job? Willing to work my butt off for it? Or should i just express my interest in the position? This is all really new to me, but again, i /really/ want this job, and i feel like i'm missing a step in the process

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