State of Ohio Interview Questions

Updated Aug 11, 2014
Updated Aug 11, 2014
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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at State of Ohio.

    Interview Details

    The entire process is slow and takes at least three months to complete. It is inefficient and poorly managed. The entrance exam was created by an employee with no test design experience.

    Negotiation Details
    It's government, so there is no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewing at the Ohio Public Defender's office can be a lengthy process. It was a few weeks after I submitted my resume in response to their ad that I was contacted. The interview was set up for the following week. I was interviewed by two attorneys before meeting with the Ohio Public Defender. It was just one interview but it was another three weeks before I was called and offered the job. The atmosphere was very casual, with everyone wearing jeans.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at State of Ohio.

    Interview Details

    It was a very extensive and thorough interview process. I applied by sending an email with my resume and cover letter. Then I was invited to start the interview process which included a panel interview with senior staff, followed by a one-on-one with the executive director. Once I completed the panel interview and was asked to move to a final, I was asked to fill out the state application and submit a drug test. I was also asked to complete a project review as homework. I had a weekend to complete it and send it in via email.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't one particular question that was the most difficult but the panel interview consisted on over an hour of behavioral questions that sometimes seemed to overlap and make it difficult to come up with new "situations" from my work history to share. It definitely was an exercise in endurance.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Be prepared for a lengthy process. The jobs was posted in November. I applied when it was posted. I never received any feed back until January when I was called for a interview. There was not standard interview with HR which was good. However, there is a panel interview with 2 managers. During this interview they take turns asking you a series of questions, where they each score your results. The interview lasted about an hour. I never heard anything back until May, and did not start work until a month later.

    Negotiation Details
    Very little. The state has salary ranges and steps.
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Psychologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at State of Ohio in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by varied group of administrators and clinicians. They seemed to be looking for a creataive, fairly accomplished person who could hit the job running with little break in time.I fit the bill in that I have had 43 years of experience dooing the job with the exact skills needed as they were looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • What would I do if an assistant didn't want to follow directions   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Since I expected an advance step appointment, the position approval had to go to top administrator which took 45 days to approve which it finally was to my satisfaction
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Janitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at State of Ohio in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    was to fast and they did not care a bout me all they want to know if i could do the job, and be on time will be back if i dont get a job soon!

    Interview Questions
    • could you stay over and do some one work with no pay   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    took what they gave me
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at State of Ohio in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two panel interviews - first one of canned questions, second one had canned, but in-depth questions. 1 written test, 1 presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • None. All were elementary. Most difficult thing was not laughing at one of the 3 IT Managers in the panel who dozed during the interview and didn't participate at all.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Typical - offer/counter, settled near middle.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at State of Ohio in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    online application, on site testing.... very easy... Apply online at public website, build a profile. There is nothing else to add. Very simple, low stress situation. A lot of intermittent to permanent positions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at State of Ohio in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Ther were 2 interviewers from differing levels of management in the interview. Be sure to research your department before interviewing as they take great stock in your questions about the position.

    Interview Questions
    • How has your experience prepared you for the particulars of this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Army Section Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at State of Ohio in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Written application, application screened, background check completed, security clearance verified, drug test, 1:1 interview, panel interview to include physical fitness test & body fat test, and a formal presntation to demonstrate presentation skills & knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your experience with counterinsurgency warfare in a combat theater of operations.   Answer Question
    • Describe your knowledge of enemy TTP's in combat theater of operations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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