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City of Austin Texas Interview Questions

Updated Jan 4, 2015
Updated Jan 4, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Parking Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at City of Austin Texas in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was basically hired over the phone, I only went into the office for a face to face meeting. I was hired as a temp attendant and it ws one of the easiet job that I have ever had. I loved it, I wouldn't mind going back.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I don't feel called by God to be a parking attendant all of my life.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Culture and Arts Education Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at City of Austin Texas.

    Interview Details

    I recently interviewed for a position as a Culture and Arts Education Specialist. The interview was pretty terrible (on their part). Interviewed by 5 people, only 1 of whom I would actually be working with. The others were from various other city institutions. It was incredibly insulting to be judged by people I wouldn't be working with at the potential job. Given a list of questions, everyone went around the room asking. No back and forth dialogue, no one ever looked directly at me...everyone had their heads down. Was rushed out as soon as I stopped answering the last question (literally grabbed by the elbow) and given no time to ask questions of my own. They need to truly rethink their interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were alone at the office and a homeless man wouldn't leave, what would you do? (This was seriously a question.)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interview, easy and direct questions

    Reasons for Declining

    got better offer

    Declined Offer
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    Supervising Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at City of Austin Texas in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I responded to a posting with the bar association and was called for an interview the following week. I was kept waiting for approximately 30 minutes, then escorted into a conference room with five COA employees. They asked very little about my previous experience, and concentrated mostly on some behavioral questions. They spent a good deal of time discussing the need to be politically sensitive and highly responsive to City Counsel members.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at City of Austin Texas in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    My interview and hiring process was exciting, new adventure, benefits good for single individual. One District Manager interviewed and hired me. Also, another District Manager had called me and told me if I did not get hired, this District Manager said she'll hire me.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle upset client in a stressful situation?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was satisfied with the interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at City of Austin Texas in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of application submission and 1:1 interview with prospective supervisor. Pretty straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was out of the ordinary--just work history, etc.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at City of Austin Texas in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was three parts. First, I did a panel interview with five multi-functional staff members. Next, I gave a two minute presentations on the pre-assigned topic of ethics. Finally, I performed a case study which consisted of two relevant situations.

    The group was friendly and represented a diverse range of skills and personalities. It wasn't a good fit, but I liked the organization.

    Interview Questions
    • A scenario was presented where the candidate is forced to make an ethical decision based on experience and demonstrated knowledge of the relevant subject matter.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Programmer/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at City of Austin Texas in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    5 weeks after application, I received an email to determine if I was still interested in the position.
    2 weeks later, I received an email requesting that I arrange a schedule to take a skills assessment test.
    3 weeks later another email requesting that I call in to schedule face-to-face interview time. Schedule times were 9 day out.
    Face-to-face interview. 1.5 hours. Three managers of different groups that this position work with.
    2 weeks later, rejection letter.

    Interview Questions
    • Please relate your encounter of conflict w/ another employee.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Environmental Compliance Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at City of Austin Texas.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of an initial computer based exam then a forum interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at City of Austin Texas in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication was a phone call to schedule an interview. There was only one panel interview with three interviewers asking questions. All three interviewers had specialized knowledge of their areas, and all of them asked specialized questions along with some generic questions.
    It would be a good idea to brush up on governmental accounting, database, and bond.
    People: mixed bag

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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