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Federal Government Interview Questions

Updated Nov 23, 2014
Updated Nov 23, 2014
94 Interview Reviews

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    Poll Worker Interview

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

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Federal Government in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application to work for the census at a library and took a test to become a census taker. The next job was poll Worker for which I am tested and traied every six months.

    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Electronics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Federal Government in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hiring was competitive, as were promotions along the way.

    Interview Questions
    • Put in a lot of situations - where I/we were representing the USG or USA and needed to quickly form a position on issues.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since salary schedule is published (and public), there isn't a lot of negotiation. However, once on the inside, upward mobility was very achievable (and usually fair).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Realty Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met up at a Starbucks and just got to know each other. There were three women that interviewed me. Mostly they just talked about the job and it really did not feel like an interview at all.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do in high pressure situations?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    With the government it is VERY difficult to negotiate. Luckily I just finished my Master's so I got hired on at a level 9 instead of a level 7. That was a difference of $9000
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The entire process is long and drawn out. The electronic application with specific KSA is always a pain to remit. After the closing I didnt hear anything for about 3 months. Then was told to interview on the phone. After that I was offered the job but went back and forth with HR about starting salary at least 7 times. The hiring manager had to interviene as HR was constantly tring to offer less that what I though was agreeded upon.

    Interview Questions
    • Describle my adhearments to the core values of the organization.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    All pay is negotible, the benifits are not.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Paralegal Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was fine. I was questioned by two interviewers who were very laid back. They did not ask me many questions. I was a little uncomfortable because i was nervous.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Social Scientist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    When I was offered the initial interview I was told that if I happened to be in the area, they would be happy to interview me in person, otherwise it would be a phone interview. I made arrangements to pay my way to be there in person. If you can afford to do this, I would highly recommend it over the phone interview option.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked if I had any questions for them   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newport News, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Resume and interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation you start at the grade and step offered in the announcement.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Social Work Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    PBI questions so be prepared. Formal interview setting with 4 people total interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Federal Government in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 person panel, 6 questions per person, all questions came from application qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    No relocation funds.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Federal Career Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Federal Government in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Panel Interview with Division Leaders

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle adversity in the workplace   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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