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US Army Corps of Engineers Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014

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Civil Engineer Interview

Civil Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

Interview Details – Applied online at USAJOBS. It took about 6 weeks to receive and email that I made it to the interview stage. They flew me in to do an in person interview. It was very structured interview. There were 4 people in the interview, the dept. head read the job description and handed me a list of 8 questions. He said start with

Interview Question – question 1 and the 4 interviewers wrote everything that was said. The questions were very generic. They dealt with education and experience. Nothing difficult or situational.   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

Interview Details – Took about 3 weeks after making a referral list to be asked to interview. Interview was 45 min, 8 questions. No second interview. Had to call and ask the status, they dont seem to let you know if you don't get selected. Asked pretty general questions, want examples of specific projects, teamwork, leadership

Interview Question – How have you worked on difficult technical projects and how did you lead the team doing so? Describe the technical project.   Answer Question


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Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in November 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewed by the construction management division. It's a 3:1 interview, but they are super nice and casual. They basically just asked me to give detail info on the things that I've put on my resume (i.e.: if you mention about a course project on your resume, they would ask you what that project is about...). No technical problems, no writing test.

Interview Question – Why do you want to become a civil engineer?   Answer Question


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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in November 2009.

Interview Details – Very formal process with 10 questions asked by the board president and the other 2 members grading the responses. There was no elaboration on the question nor any discussion after the answer was given. The entire process took about 45 minutes. My best advice I can give is read the job announcement very carefully and you can almost come up with the questions from the key words that are placed in the Job Description.

Interview Question – Describe the Governemnts role in Project Management   View Answer


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Dredge Operator Interview

Dredge Operator

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in June 2009.

Interview Details – The process begins with an online application that you fill out on the "Army Resume Builder" website. The system requires you to provide a lot of specific details regarding your previous employment (specifically, salary, hours worked, dates of employment and duties performed). After you have built your resume you submit it and wait for the position posting to close. If you are selected, you will have an interview about three weeks later. The interview is conducted with a panel of three members. The board asks a series of questions designed to get a feel for how you will perform within their organization. They were very friendly throughout the process and the interview lasts less than 1/2 an hour. It seemed like it would have been a really good place to work.

Interview Question – Would you tell us about yourself?   View Answer


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Average Interview

Internship Interview

Internship

The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in March 2009.

Interview Details – Please note that the best way to get in contact with the Corps of Engineers regarding their intern program is to stop by their booth at a career fair or find the contact's name online. For some reason, the program does not appear in the main federal hiring database.

Because the intern program is entry-level and requires no work experience, the interview focused on instances in which I displayed various qualities: initiative, teamwork. A set list of questions was used; presumably multiple candidates were interviewed according to the same questionnaire. They also require a college transcript.

Interview Question – Describe an instance in which you exemplified teamwork.   Answer Question


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Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Manufacturing Lead Engineer Interview

Manufacturing Lead Engineer

The process took 3 days - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in January 2008.

Interview Details – went to employers job fair and met with lady from hr. all of the interview people had left 1 hour early which i did not view as favorably at all. i talked with the hr lady and got a call the next day that there was a lot of interest my managers at the plant.

Interview Question – where do you want to be in 5 years   View Answer

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