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    I received an e-mail a couple days ago that reviewed the process and stated that I should be hearing something in regards to the IA interview. Looks like they did indeed do away with the oral boards.

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    I got the same email. Hope to see you there. Did it tell you how you ranked on the test too?

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    Congrats on moving forward guys. I still haven't heard anything back yet. I believe that they are doing those with EMT certifications first. So hopefully I'll hear something in the coming weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DETe36 View Post
    I got the same email. Hope to see you there. Did it tell you how you ranked on the test too?
    It said I was in the top 60 of all "qualified applicants", I'm not quite sure what the implication of that was. My initial thought when I read the e-mail was that they were only inviting 60 people to continue on with the process, but that cut off seems way too small this early in the hiring process.

    Perhaps they were just providing rankings in increments of 10. Did yours say 60 as well?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cant_wait View Post
    Congrats on moving forward guys. I still haven't heard anything back yet. I believe that they are doing those with EMT certifications first. So hopefully I'll hear something in the coming weeks.
    According to the e-mail the order they will be calling people is dictated entirely by your score on the written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang281 View Post
    It said I was in the top 60 of all "qualified applicants", I'm not quite sure what the implication of that was. My initial thought when I read the e-mail was that they were only inviting 60 people to continue on with the process, but that cut off seems way too small this early in the hiring process.

    Perhaps they were just providing rankings in increments of 10. Did yours say 60 as well?

    According to the e-mail the order they will be calling people is dictated entirely by your score on the written.
    Mine said top 60 as well. I was hoping I was special! ha

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    good luck guys in top 60. I'm apparently in group 2,

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    Should be about 12 or 13 people joining the class in February to join up for the fire side after the current folks complete the Ems side.

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    Thanks for the info.

    Are these 12 part of the 40 starting in may, or a separate hiring?

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    This is a separate hiring that is joining the current class. This group, the current people in the academy, and the guys who got out early will be officially one class. There will be a new class starting in may.

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    That is really good to hear.

    Thank you for the updates sir. It is much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cant_wait View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    Are these 12 part of the 40 starting in may, or a separate hiring?
    Did they recently move the number up to 40? It was originally 30 but I know they were trying to increase it.

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    Yea. the email I got from IA said they expect around 40 to start in may.

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    Awesome. Good to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cant_wait View Post
    Yea. the email I got from IA said they expect around 40 to start in may.
    They sent another email recently?

    I haven't heard anything since a week or two ago when I got the email saying I was in the top 60.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DETe36 View Post
    They sent another email recently?

    I haven't heard anything since a week or two ago when I got the email saying I was in the top 60.
    The email in reference is the one sent to applicants outside the top 60 exam takers.

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    Internal Affairs interview is tomorrow. Any tips or ideas of what to expect? I'm assuming it's not a traditional panel interview, but a bit nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DETe36 View Post
    Internal Affairs interview is tomorrow. Any tips or ideas of what to expect? I'm assuming it's not a traditional panel interview, but a bit nervous.
    Hey Brother,
    Can't give you any tips about Cobb County but not sure if you have done any FD/Internal interviews before but first thing is get a good nights rest. It's hard to do especially when you have a big interview coming up the next day.

    Second thing is something that has always helped me is taking a deep breath right before you answer that first question. Trust me it helps a lot and seems to relax and get any butterfly's I have to disappear.

    Third and final is just be yourself and answer honestly. I work for a FD in Metro Atlanta and work part time for Cobb County Ambulance Service so I have talked to a few of the guys that work there. They hold their county employes not just the FD to a high standard. They want someone who is original and truthful because if they haven't already told you they will find out if you lied or tried to hide something from them.

    Best of luck to you brother and hopefully good news will be coming your way. One of the best fire services not only around Atlanta but throughout the state!

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    Hey DET.

    Don't worry about it man, i'm sure you will do fine. Andrew seems to have some solid advice. Good luck, let us know how it goes.

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    Good luck, let us know how you do.

    Has anyone else been contacted about the IA interview?

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    Thanks for the replies.

    It was tentatively rescheduled because of weather so hopefully I will have good news on Thursday.

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    When I had my IA interview, it was one on one with my BI. They just go over your background packet and ask you to clarify some things if needed. Like stated before, be honest, don't try to hide things and you should be OK. But, it could be different this time around, who knows.

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    Good luck today DET, be careful in that weather.. let us know how it goes

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    How did the IA interview go? What kind of questions were they asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang281 View Post
    How did the IA interview go? What kind of questions were they asking?
    Just finished. Went well I think. They are finishing the background check and now have the psych eval, polygraph and medical eval scheduled next week. They said Ill then have the interview with the chief in April if I pass the rest of the background check.

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    Congrats man. Out of curiosity. What was your score on the test

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