Homeland Security Institute
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Homeland Security Institute.Interview Details
This information may be dated, it was over 5 years ago, but I suspect it hasn't changed too much.
First contact is made by an HR person who has received the resume and is gauging continued interest/availability, and is trying to set up the interview. In my case, I was immediately referred to an admin person who owned the schedules of the panel I was interviewed with. Both of these people were very helpful, but I understand both have since left.
The interview is a "Panel Interview" - in my case I believe it was 5 people of varying pay grades, from peer to division manager. There were 2 task leaders, 1 Division Manager, and 1 Analyst in the interview. The Panel Interview starts with a brief chat, and then the interviewee presenting previous work that is relevant. I had a slide deck to present (my creation), and was virtually uninterrupted during the presentation, and then we had a discussion on the analytic approach taken during that project. Then I received the "sales-pitch" part of the interview describing the work I would be doing.
After the interview, I received an offer within about 72-96 hours (I think), via a phone call from the HR person, and a package being FedEx'd to me.
There is some pre-employment stuff to be done including verifying clearances, drug screening, and checking references. From first contact to start date was probably around 30 days.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsVery brief back and forth - I should have been far more forceful.Accepted OfferAverage Interview
- The interview was very straightforward, and focused on working in some challenging environments - demanding clients, time constrained work, high standards for work, and the like. I would not say there was anything overly difficult about it, and it was a pretty conversational interview. Answer Question