I will see you there, just got the email myself today!
I am rank 20.
So I talked with a couple of buddies who went to the last PAT and they also got an invitation to the practice PAT. I as well got an invite... Rank 25
Class of 15-20 in February, so I hear...
Nice way to start the year. :)
Dropped off the packet at headquarters today and hope to get the invite to the PAT this go around. Good luck to all!
Does anyone know if not attending the practice session is frowned upon and hurts one's chances of not getting hired? I know HR would say that would not happen but unofficially it seems it is encouraged for applicants to show their faces for the practice.
Piphill, I think i depends what kinda person you are.
Everyone during the practices is being watched, and there are usually a bunch of Chief's rolling through.
If you are friendly, outgoing, and a hard worker, I think it's a great opportunity to meet some of the people that will be sitting on your board, as well as other ff's. It's a chance to show you are a hard worker by helping reset the course.
Interact with the other candidates as well.
When we see a guy that's workin hard, friendly to the other people, not afraid to come up and introduce himself to us, well, that's kinda the type person you'd wanna work with, isn't it?
Flipper that is a great point. Other than a 20 min interview I guess how else will I become noticed from the dept. I was just supposed to fly back overseas on the 21st but extended to make this opportunity and as always appreciate the info!!!!!
Anybody interested in carpooling from the PDX area for the Saturday morning session?
Anyone have info on the PAT? I was unable to make it for the orientation day. Is it anything like the CPAT?
Nothing like the CPAT : http://www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=8663
PATs in the 2nd week of October (that's two weeks from now, folks!)
Oral boards in November/December
Recruit class in early spring (approximately 20)
I don't remember how many they said they send to the PATs, but approximately 60 to oral boards, and from that, a class of 17.
Thanks for the link.
Thanks for the info. and dates.
I don't know the "true" answer to this, but based on my own conjecture, since the packets are due the 29th, and they probably need some time to review those, I would put calls going out somewhere around October 5th or 6th.
But that's just me.
The PHQ time frame is now closed. Will be waiting by the phone for the PAT invite mid October!
Just recieved call from HR for PAT tues oct. 11! Go time for round 2! Good luck to all!
I did! But no interview! 8 th band w/exp. Hoping for an interview this time.
I think today is the last day for PAT invites next week.