I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Caltrans in November 2011.
Interview Details –
applied online by taking an assessment test. Was called for an interview about a week later.
Interview panel had 3 people, only 1 tolerated being there. My future boss texted during the interview, hardly paying attention to my answers.
After the interview, met 2 of the interviewers outside the room. Both were kind, sweet and friendly. Complete 180 from the interview.
Was asked if I ever worked with endangered species, and to explain what federal and state environmental laws apply to CalTrans work.
The process took a day - interviewed at Caltrans in June 2011.
Interview Details –
The hiring process started off with an online self-assessment to pre rank yourself. If you ranked high enough for an interview you are contacted to set up a time.
The interview process was 2 parts; written and oral. The written part of the interview was 20 minutes and it was a scenario that you had to talk about the environmental process of a proposed project. The oral portion of the interview was a 3 person panel interview where different questions were asked about yourself, experience and education.
Interview Question – Please name all acronyms that you know in the environmental field and explain what they are for. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiations at all
The process took a day - interviewed at Caltrans in April 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was very rigid, seven questions which were asked to all candidates over thirty minutes. No follow up questions (I suspect they were not permitted) throughout, and lots of writing going on while the interview took place. Once the "Do you have any questions for the panel?" question was asked, the interviewers finally were allowed to have personality and were all very nice people. Quality folks, I just wish I had been extended an offer - but all part of the game.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Caltrans in March 2010.
Interview Details – First online test, then on-site technical test and finally Board interview.
Interview Question – Ask for "real world" example for Environmental assessment. Answer Question
Often little pressure to produce productive and "profitable" results.
Many opportunities to participate in paid educational opportunities, including week-long classes and seminars. – Full Review
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