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I am wondering if you are able to apply for both the FSOT and a specialist position at the same time. Should you make it through both precesses would you be placed on both lists and then choose whichever one you get offered first?
I am really torn. I really want to be a Diplomatic Security Specialist, but I am also very interested in the Consular or Public Diplomacy tracks. I have taken the FSOT and passed but I did not get an invite to the oral assessment. I went for Public Diplomacy before.
I also applied for the DS specialist and made it through all four stages of the oral assessment, but did not meet the cut-off score. The panel highly recommended I retry this next year as they felt I was a strong candidate.
Should I register to take the next FSOT or should I wait till the next opening for DS specialists which should be early this fall?