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State of Arizona Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 14, 2014
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Average Interview

Statewide Accountant I Interview

Statewide Accountant I
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State of Arizona in November 2013.

Interview Details – Two interviews than offered formal job

Interview Question – Strengths/ weakness. Difference between cash and accrual   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


1 person found this helpful

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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Systems Analyst Interview

Systems Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State of Arizona in February 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring process is slow in some cases. Average hiring time frame can be from 3 - 6 months.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. You are hired at the specified salary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

PSE III Interview

PSE III
Phoenix, AZ

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State of Arizona in March 2010.

Interview Details – I tested first and then was asked to do a panel interview. After that I received an offer.

Negotiation Details – There was none.


1 person found this helpful

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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Eligibility Interviewer Interview

Eligibility Interviewer
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at State of Arizona in September 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online, took a 2 hour online assessment(semi-difficult). A couple days later, I got a call for an interview. Interviewed with 2 managers who asked interview questions. The interview lasted about 25-35 minutes. Nothing too difficult.

Interview Question – Share a time when you had to deal with an irate customer, how would you deal with a co-worker who's hard to get along with?, Are you a team player?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pay was non negotiable but I was able to pick a location near my home. Mon-Fri 8-5p.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

PSE I Interview

PSE I

I applied online and interviewed at State of Arizona.

Interview Details – Applied online. Got a phone call about three weeks later. The call was brief just asking my interest and some basic info. Had a panel interview with two managers. Got a call a week later to verify my references. A few days later I got an email stating I got the job.

Interview Question – STAR type questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary was non negotiable. Was able to choose schedule and location.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 4+ months - interviewed at State of Arizona in February 2009.

Interview Details – Took forever to get an interview. Expect 6 to 8 weeks for the first call. Usually group interviews. Interviewees are usually asked about specific experience related to the job opening. Often people you will be working with will sit in on the interview to see how they like you.

Interview Question – You will not get any oddball question for the most part because they adhere to federal regulations pretty closely. Be prepared to explain why you left your lest position though.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I asked for an amount and was given that amount. You will not be getting any raises ever, so ask for more than you think is fair. You will have that same salary during your tenure unless you change jobs so BID HIGH. You cannot bargain for perks. Other than how close your parking spot is to the door or where your cubicle is located, there are no perks, If you need a particular working schedule to care for children or go to school, ask for that upfront. You will most likely be accommodated.


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Public Service Evulator Interview

Public Service Evulator

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at State of Arizona.

Interview Details – feels like a board meeting where they try to intimidate you but they don't even know what to do

Negotiation Details – 25000 take it or leave it


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Disability Examiner Interview

Disability Examiner
Tucson, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at State of Arizona in May 2009.

Interview Details – Panel of 3 in an anonymous little gov't room. Not too intimidating, questions were reasonable. Lasted maybe 45 minutes.

Interview Question – None were that difficult that I recall   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It's the government, there was no negotiation


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Eligibility Interviewer Interview

Eligibility Interviewer
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at State of Arizona in April 2011.

Interview Details – Do not remember the date of the IQ/Skills test but it was intense and online, tool about 2 hours to complete. Never thought I had passed it. Then one day I received a call for a panel interview, so I guess I did pretty good! The panel interview was very professional, took about 1 hour once the quesitons began.

Interview Questions

  • How many times have you had unexcused days from work?   Answer Question
  • How would your current employer/manager describe your work habits to others?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the location I would like to work, I had two choices.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Legislative Assistant Interview

Legislative Assistant
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at State of Arizona in October 2008.

Interview Details – Sent letter, received emailed response with skills test.
Interviewed with panel of three.
Took second skills test, timed.

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – Received a better offer elsewhere.

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