Got a voicemail earlier this week stating that my PHS 1662 (memo stating my BOP position is cleared to be converted by my warden) was received. Thats it.
Got a call yesterday from the Call to Duty team stating I am good to go to fill out the medical/dental forms, and he asked for my mailing address to get fingerprinted, and to initiate a background check. States even if I got these done immediately, they anticipate getting commissioned at the earliest June. I heard it takes ~4 months for presidential appointment so it may even be longer than this.
Moral of this story is - if you already have a job you should process your PHS 1662 form stating your position is convertible from GS to PHS, and they process your application quicker. This may be why I didn't need to interview? Who knows, maybe I'll get a call next week stating I still need to interview, but hopefully not since I'm at the next stage.
I knew I needed a memo, but generated a generic one with my application. Did not know there was a specific memo for this. If I had known I may be ahead of this game! I would love to be part of the recruitment team someday after learning all this... may be a calling for me.
Will keep everyone updated.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel!