Federal Government Interview Questions

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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    Field Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was by way of application, written program test, and interview. Each having different phase levels. The interview was more at a social level. It was one on one with an representative. Once these phases were complete a job was made and then a complete background check.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiations that took place.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Federal Government Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Smooth process. 7 interviews with different managers. Mostly related to what my goals are and my professional experience. Very standard.

    Accepted Offer
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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trenton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trenton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    The interview was completely performance based. I.e name a time when you had to do a, b, c etc. all questions were based off of past experiences as opposed to what you would do if you came across a specific situation. They wanted to hear that when and where you had done certain things, relating to the job.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, just know your own experiences and how they relate to your current position. Know the full job description and be able to relate your past e pertinence with everything that entails.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    Went to a recruiter

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Loan Officer/Underwriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Citrus Heights, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Citrus Heights, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very easy. As long as your resume is exactly what they are looking for. They screen your resume for experience first and If they like what they see you shall receive a phone call for a one on one interview to make sure you truely are qualified for this position. usually they tend to hire around tornado seasons.

    Interview Questions
    • Do not have any school debt that is in default nor any other federal debt that is in default or you will not be considered for any of these positions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was negotiations based on what ranking you would hold. Which would be a gs-9 or Gs-11.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Criminal Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was handled through the HR Staff of WHS, the interviews were conducted by the agency staff. They asked lots of questions involving getting along with other cultures and races.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you hate people of any particular group?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was called by WHS and offered the job and we negotiated salary
    Accepted Offer
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    Budget Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 initial phone interview followed by another phone interview three days later by a panel of 3 people. I felt that I did well but wasn't offered the job. For out of state people be willing to talk about how you would be willing to move ASAP.

    Typical Questions were asked. A lot about writing and your writing style.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the one thing you would improve about your writing?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    USAJOBS, interview, waiting, security clearance, lots of waiting, little interaction from HR, drug test was easy to find, security clearance process is very long. Interview questions where very weak and did not really tell much about the jobs, interviewees did not seem interested in really finding the best candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for the federal comments.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    This is a typical government position. I applied through USAJOBS.com and was called in for a series of two interviews. I worked in the Agency as a contractor before I applied, so I had some inside information about the DoT.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advertising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Federal Government in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact via phone. Subsequent in-person interviews - three.

    Interview Questions
    • We can clearly see that you did an outstanding job and achieved so much throughout your career. What exactly brings you here?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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