City of Salem Oregon Interview Questions

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    Senior Accounting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at City of Salem Oregon in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the City of Salem for an interview in April 2001. We did a phone interview and I was invited for a second interview. I was employed by a staffing agency and worked for the City on a temporary basis. I saw a job opening and applied. I just happened to know Barbara Brown, a former employee of Ulven Forging which is where my husband works. Dave Hauser, the Chief Accountant spoke with my former supervisor from Mary F Brown EA and decided to make me a job offer. He was an excellent supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question I was asked was who is your customer?   View Answer
    • How would you proceed to perform a duty you have never done before?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Police Corporal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salem, OR
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at City of Salem Oregon.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough application, written test (easy) followed by a interview. Interview was supposed to be geared for those without police experience, but clearly was not. Also the interview was clearly biased for those who lived in the area.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't remember, but the process has also changed dramatically in the last 10 years.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at City of Salem Oregon.

    Interview Details

    Not entirely sure of what the current process is, but there is a written (video based last time I saw) a oral interview with usually six questions that they hand to you on cards, a physical, followed by placement on a list. When your spot on the list comes up, a conditional offer is made with a background, medical, psych, etc. Oregon is a no polygraph for employment state, so there is no polygraph.

    Interview Questions
    • Usually some scenarios are given, and despite what they say, having a basic knowledge of officer safety, use of force, etc helps.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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