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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackHawkDriver View Post
    yep!

    is everyone going to chief's interviews??
    I received the email about going to a chief's interview but I'm still waiting for the actual date in the mail.

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    Rumor is the Chief herself wants to interview all candidates herself! Heads up everyone, Be Ready!!!!

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    still no letter.... Are there other on here that are still waiting??

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    has anyone done their chiefs yet?

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    not until the end of this month...

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    Has anyone still not received a interview date?? I have still not received anything

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    Mine is at the beginning of next month.

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    Trying to keep this thread alive...

    how have interviews been going?!

    good luck to all!

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    Had mine on the 30th, short and to the point.

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    mine is Oct 17

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    Yep, Very short and to the point! mine was 25th of Sep.

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    Rumor is there was A Lot of no shows!! Good Luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150 View Post
    Rumor is there was A Lot of no shows!! Good Luck!!
    Any idea when results will be sent out??

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    I'm eagerly waiting to hear from Oakland too.

    Lots of no shows on the day I interviewed. Additionally, everyone I know (about 17) from So Cal decided not to go to their interview. Add that everyone in the waiting room expressed how some of their friends decided not to interview, the 559 that got invited to Chief's Oral could be much lower like "5150" said in post above.

    Looks like they are hiring 24 off the list (https://oakland.legistar.com/Legisla...3-3A1DE98C4B41), but one of the guys in the waiting room heard that OFD would like to pull two Academies off this list. Again, another rumor but thought I would share on this thread.

    I'm only speculating but if my memory is right, OFD was hoping for a January 2014 academy. Therefore, I don't expect a long wait to hear how we rank as the original job posting stated that we would need to do (pass) the following if we get an offer: Background Check, Psychological Suitability Assessment and Medical Assessment....and all of that takes time....especially for 24 new hires.

    Again, this is all speculation as I'm eagerly waiting like all of you to receive my results. If I had to put money on it: we will hear around Thanksgiving and the Academy will be late Feb/March.

    Good luck to everyone......

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    I too heard of a January academy, and also had 2 no shows before my interview. Two academies from this list would be nice, hopefully they would be back to back. From what I remember interviews were going to be until the first few days of Nov., so hopefully we will find out our ranks in the first or second week of Nov.

    what is a psych suitability exam?? is that like a voice stress analysis/polygraph??...

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    >>From what I remember interviews were going to be until the first few days of Nov.<<

    I actually asked how long they were interviewing and was told by the lady at the front desk when I signed in that the last day of interviews was Monday, October 21st. So they are done.

    I think the "Psychological Suitability Assessment" is the same as the one they use for law enforcement which is an evaluation by someone to see if you are stable. Then there's a follow up polygraph exam on those questions to see if you lied on your app and background packet.

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    FFCM is right, I was one of the last interviews on the Oct. 21st. As far as word on results, the only answer I got was "soon".

    I've heard that they were hoping to get the first academy started by January, but it would be more realistic to expect it to happen in late Feb/March.

    As far as how many were going to be hired, I've been hearing two academies as well, but this paints a better picture:
    http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/gr.../oak040601.pdf

    Under the public safety section: Graduate two academies in FY 2013-2014 Filling approximately 30 vacant firefighter positions and hiring approx. 10 medics.

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    anyone have experience applying for EMT positions as a Medic?

    I'm a medic (still maintain my EMT card) so does that mean I will only be considered for the medic slots or can I be considered for EMT slots too???

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    >>anyone have experience applying for EMT positions as a Medic?<<

    The Job Bulletin states: "Successful candidates who possess a Paramedic License may be considered for future Firefighter Paramedic vacancies"

    My interpretation is that you will be hired as an EMT but can apply for future Medic positions when they open.

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    Thanks for info codustx3. 30 firefighter positions and hiring approx. 10 medics is a larger hire than I expected.

    Hearing something "soon" would be great.

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    this is all extremely exciting news!! I was also wondering how that was going to work out if we are paramedic that also have valid EMT-B, thanks for clarifying! I wish the best of luck to everyone, big things are to come in the near future.

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    Yes def. heard two academies will be from this list. Also heard 25 emt's and 10 medics being thrown around for this academy, rumors only.

    Have heard of people being hired as a FF/EMT although they were medics so it can happen.

    Also heard they want to move on this quickly they want an academy to start in Jan/Feb

    Good Luck!!!!!

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    >>Also heard they want to move on this quickly they want an academy to start in Jan/Feb<<

    Any word on when we will hear our rankings or be notified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFCM View Post
    >>Also heard they want to move on this quickly they want an academy to start in Jan/Feb<<

    Any word on when we will hear our rankings or be notified?
    January is right around the corner, I bet we will hear the first or second week of November. Any ideas how many will be moving on to backgrounds??

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    Heard e-mails are going out, know two who got offers!!! Good Luck!!!

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