Scott just called me and gave me the good news that he's accepted a job offer with the Kentucky State Police doing facility security work. This has been a 4 month process from the time he took the state test to qualify even to be considered for the job, through a short interview about the actual job, to a state background check, then a very long interview where he was grilled about his background (financial, personal, legal, military, etc.) and including an FBI background check, and finally, an offer. Whew! What fun.
I tried to warn him that getting a job with state government takes forever. I don't think he believed me at first, but he did by the end of the process. The good thing is that once you're in the system, it's remarkably easy to move around if you choose to do so. I'm just glad Scott will be able to do a less physical job than he has, and one that has lots of potential for future advancement. It doesn't hurt that he'll be working in Frankfort with me, either!