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Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Xelkelvos posted:

Does anyone have any tips on trying to apply for this position: https://careers.state.gov/work/foreign-service/specialist/career-tracks/security-engineering-officer/

Particularly the Statement of Interest.

Quoting myself from the USA jobs thread

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Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


I've gotten scheduled for oral (and written?) examinations in Virginia in November for a Security officer position. What should I expect?

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Tyro posted:

Just to double check, this is for Security Engineering Officer (SEO) like you said in the other thread, right? If you just say Security Officer people might assume you mean a DS Agent position.

Right it's from the post I made in the US Gov jobs thread

Xelkelvos posted:

I've gotten to move forward with my Department of State Foreign service application as a Security Engineer and now scheduling my oral examination. I have no idea what's gonna happen there or why they want me in person despite Covid.

Xelkelvos fucked around with this message at 22:41 on Aug 20, 2020

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


My exam/interview has been scheduled for November after the Election. If the post-election fallout hasn't burned everything down, I hope I do well.

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Did my FSO exam a few weeks ago. Got 5 points. Threshold was 5.25 points. What does it mean?

Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


zzonkmiles posted:

It means you failed your Oral Assessment and your candidacy is finished. Condolences. Better luck next year.

Really?
I know I didn't do that well on it, but is it really that obvious from the score?

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Xelkelvos
Dec 19, 2012


Nutrimentia posted:

It's obvious from the score only because 5.25 is the threshold. Below that mean that your candidacy for this application is now finished. I believe they may have provided a score breakdown of the various components, but they don't offer specific feedback as to why you got the score you did.

They didn't provide a breakdown which is why I'm confused as to how someone immediate figured it was the oral portion that I failed at.

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