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Corrections Agent Interview

Corrections Agent
Pierre, SD

I applied online and interviewed at State of South Dakota.

Interview Details – There were two interviews, one with the director of the department and the second with a panel of three. The State doesn't open their positions to internal applicants first so there is a lot of unneccesary work. Often an internal applicant receives the position in a lateral transfer anyway- therefore there essentially wasn't really a position available to the "public." Of course the jobs that are left without anyone transfering are the ones that no one else wants to do!

Interview Question – If you wrote the "motto statement" for this departments objectives, what would it be?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation phase

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Auditor Interview


I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at State of South Dakota in January 2012.

Interview Details – I applied online and got a phone call to schedule an interview approximately 2 weeks later. The interview consisted of 3 people (Manager, Director, & Human Resources.) The Manager conducted the interview with some input from the Director and Human Resources personnel. All 3 were very professional and I was offered the job at the end of the interview.

Interview Question – What would your ideal supervisor be like?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I didn't need to negotiate. The offer was acceptable to me and I was happy with the outcome.

No Offer

Positive Experience

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Finance Officer Interview

Finance Officer

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at State of South Dakota in April 2009.

Interview Details – The interview was fairly laid back. Extensive experience in Governmental accounting was desired.

Interview Questions

  • If you could describe yourself with one sentence, what would that sentence be?   Answer Question
  • Describe a time in which you were overwhelmed and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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