Today I called the operations manager, because I knew the job posting had closed on Monday, and I hadn't heard about interviewing yet. I left a message and a short while later, she called me back.
We set up an interview time for tomorrow, and that was that.
A few minutes ago, I got another call from her. The only other person (the one who had seniority over me) had decided to withdraw her interest. That leaves the job for me.
Now all the hoops have been jumped through, and there shouldn't be any more surprises - right??