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New York City Department of Education Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Nov 6, 2014
Updated Nov 6, 2014
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  1.  

    Community Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on 9/30. Got an email a few days later. Came in for group interview that consisted of a performance assessment and speed interviews. The process took 2 hours. At the end the indicated we would be contacted via email with next steps for a follow up interview. The group interview had 6 applicants.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called to interview with the Program director and his higher up. They were pleasant and professional. The interview consisted of 8 questions about my past work experience, accomplishments and expectations of the future.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your proudest achievement in your professional career, so far?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Teacher Interview

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

    I applied in-person – interviewed at New York City Department of Education.

    Interview Details

    At the time that I applied to become a NYC teacher, an organization called the Board of Examiners administered the testing process. There was a multiple-choice test of subject area content and pedagogical practices. There was a writing sample test. There was an oral interview test dealing with subject area content and pedagogy. You were given the oral interview questions on the day of the test, somewhat in advance, and were allowed time to outline a response.

    Interview Questions
    • You are a high school teacher. You come into your classroom and find that the teacher who was there before you leaves it messy on a daily basis. There are mounds of paper and candy and gum wrappers on the floor. What would you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    We work under the United Federation of Teachers contract. There are no individual negotiations during the hiring process. Once you're there, you can request certain things on a "preference sheet" -- courses taught next term, room assignment next term, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were two interviews. I was being hired to replace someone who had been promoted (who in turn was replacing another person who had been promoted). The first interview was with the person I was replacing and the person he was replacing; very casual and conversational. Very pleasant. The second interview was with the person I was replacing and his superior; again, very pleasant, but a little more structured this time.

    There was a timed skills test around handling data and using some basic software (e.g., PPT, SPSS). But the test itself was pretty simple.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no particularly difficult or unexpected questions. Some questions about how to navigate a large, rigid bureaucracy like the city government. But nothing difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. Given that it was the government, my salary and benefits were pre-established based on my educational background and work experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Evaluator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an assistant to set up a phone interview. The two interviewers called right on time, and it only lasted about 10 minutes. It sounded like they were doing a bunch of phone screens in rapid succession. They got back to me within 24 hours about coming for an on-site interview. The interview was at the Tweed Courthouse location. It was a good interview. There weren't many skills-related questions; most focused on how I would react in certain situations. They were candid when I asked about the downsides of the job. They were very friendly. There was no office or room to meet in, so the interview was conduct in the middle of a large, open room filled with people. I also completed a computer task, which was fairly intense given that I only have one hour to finish it. Afterwards I presented the results of my task and discussed how I completed it with one of the interviewers and the director of the group. I was told I would hear something within a week but I never heard from them again. In total I was at the interview site for about 2.5 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you have been stressed at work.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the recruiter for an in-person interview. I met with the Director and another staff member to discuss my experience and background. After the interview, i was asked to complete an exercise. The last stage was a group interview with current members of the department.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The offer took a couple of months. Little room to negotiate on salary since DOE jobs follow a pay scale based on degrees and years of experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Talent Acquisition Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, invited for an interview after a week. Two interviewers, they asked basic question about my former working experiences. It lasted less than half an hour.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an online application and got a response about one month later asking for a phone interview. That interview lasted for about half an hour, and then another few weeks passed. Then, the DOE invited me for an in-person interview with two people, and then another in-person interview with several more people one week later. I also submitted some writing samples and professional and academic references at that time. Another week or two went by, and then the Department offered the position, and I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you manage work requests from outside offices and external parties?   Answer Question
    • How do you lead meetings?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate much. I think there is room for negotiation, although with government pay scales, there probably isn't the latitude that there would be with private companies.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Group interview and it went well, the questions were very basic.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Assistant Cook Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at New York City Department of Education in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I met with the supervisor first then with other school managers who asked me questions concerning my thoughts about working with others in a fast pace environment. My willingness to work in collaboration with others and my feelings on being giving orders by others who maybe older or younger than myself. they were exspecially concerned with my thoughts and feelings about working with students who can be loud and rowdy at times.

    Interview Questions
    • If a student threw something at you what would your reaction be?   View Answer
    • Do you have issues with taking orders from others?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no Neg
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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