US Army Corps of Engineers Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Civil Engineering Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2 months - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initially, I was interviewed and hired by another USACE branch. I had an arranged date and time for my interview and asked numerous questions about my skills, work ethic, etc. The interviewers were nice, calming and compassionate because it took place at the height of the 2009 recession. I had been with a firm for 12 years, planning to not leave, but retire with them. It was a very emotional interview for me and the USACE interviewers fully understood.

    Interview Questions
    • How to find an answer to something I didn't know.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I was grateful to get this initial 6 month contract job, that eventually became a term and extension.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Ecologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vicksburg, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vicksburg, MS
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    I was notified of a new position by a professor who was contacted by a USACE employee looking to expand his research team. I was contacted through email with additional details of this new position followed up by a phone call. I sent my resume and unofficial transcript by email. After a period of time for their consideration, they invited me for an interview and made travel arrangements. The interview process was relatively informal. I was introduced to many employees who shared their responsibilities. I was required to share a presentation about my graduate research as a seminar. Over all it felt like a get to know each other session.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    A very good offer as a recent graduate, no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Ten official Questions in general. 1. Computer skill. 2. How's like work with the others 3. how was the former job. 4. what is your short term and long term plan of your life. 5. How you think about team work.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    phone interview - ridiculous "generic" questions. It's difficult to convey your qualifications. They don't seem to care about your skills but just get bodies in the door. It doesn't matter if the 'fit' is right-just don't open yourself up to EEO lawsuit!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    (MP) Military Police Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment station hiring and interview for process full time entry into Army

    Interview Questions
    • What time would I be available for air station show for special force army soldiers airbourne division   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Ability to travel to Bosnia January and Israel for training and work duty
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Threat Analysis and Assessment Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Sub Contractor Hired me to work for the customer (USACE)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was fair and it went well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Power Plant Trainee I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hendersonville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hendersonville, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied in early December on USAJobs.gov. Was referred for consideration late Dec. Drove to Nashville for test on January 21. Was selected after making the minimum score on the test and had an interview. Interview was very structured. Panel of 4 with a monitor. 10 questions cut and dry about work experience, why you applied, what do you expect, strengths, weaknesses and such with no follow up questions. Had to thoroughly answer questions to make sure the info you wanted to relay was put out there because they didn't ask for more info in an answer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No salary negotiation. Starting rate is set and pay increases happen with satisfactory progression through program. Start date is set the same for everyone in program.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Real Estate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    Very general based on qualifications

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you be a good fit with organization?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Set income based on pay grade
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by the site administrator, who I can tell was gauging my behavior over the phone. She set me up with an in-person interview with members of two different teams from different branches of the site. There, I was mostly asked behavioral questions and my experiences and preferences regarding different programming languages and frameworks. I absolutely did not know much about .NET, given that may expertise is in Java, but they seemed happy with my responses in general.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you worked with a difficult team member and what you did to make the situation better.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had zero negotiation. In fact, they eventually reduced my pay and grade to a GS-5, which I found very disappointing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Accounting Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    One panel interview, including Director, Deputy Director, and Supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic interview question. "your weakness, your strenghts, What do you do in negative situations? etc."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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