Arlington County Interview Questions

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    Deputy Director Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Arlington County.

    Interview

    Very thorough, included interview panel with presumptive subordinates. Hiring official gave me several scenarios in which I was to provide feedback. Tried to not let them know this, or that, direction already taken was a poor decision.

    Interview Questions

    • "How would you follow policy or leadership direction for an issue or program that you personally did not support, believe in?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Open & frank.

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    Lab Tech Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Arlington County.

    Interview

    Hiring process was horrible. I was e-mailed all the details (salary/benefits). However, I did not receive an offer letter until after the start date! ( Note, I lived in another state at the time) Luckily, everything worked out fine. Interview process was informal and interviewers were very friendly.

    Negotiation

    None

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    Developmental Disabilities Specialist Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Arlington County (Arlington, VA).

    Interview

    Two interviews, both panel interviews

    Interview Questions

    • You will be asked about Virginia Medicaid, specifically, ID Waiver.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiations on salary, benefits, or leave time.

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    Clerk Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Arlington County (Arlington, VA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Interview went well. It was a panel of 3 people. Each person asked about 4 questions and really enjoyed when I went into detail with my past work experiences and accomplishments. I was offered the job, however, I had to decline because they were offering a very low salary for a very expensive area to live.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were difficult. They just wanted a sense of my past experiences and what I had to offer.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Pay too low.

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    Mana Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Arlington County (Arlington, VA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Panel

    Interview Questions

    • How can you contribute in this position   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Fair

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    Help Desk Tring to Move Up Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Arlington County (Arlington, VA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    I wanted to be considered for an other position in the county which I was qualified for but I didn't know the right people

    Interview Questions

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    Contract Administration Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Arlington County (Arlington, VA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Walked into a panel interview. The questions were preconstructed. Overall work atmosphere were cramped and very "government". The people seemed very nice and committed to their job.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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    Substitute Teacher Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Arlington County in November 2010.

    Interview

    Applied online, talked on the phone, then 1 on 1 in-person interview. Regarding the in-person interview, the interviewer explained all regulations and compensation. Then asked about teaching experience. Dependability and patience is very important to this position. A background check was conducted using finger print analysis. Dress business casual, especially if you are young.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about teaching experience at Elementary, Middle, and High School levels.   Answer Question
    • Asked what you would do with a child misbehaving and a teen misbehaving.   Answer Question
    • Asked what you would do if a student was having trouble with with an assignment or did not seem interested.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    NA

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