US Defense Logistics Agency Interview Questions

Updated Mar 5, 2015
Updated Mar 5, 2015
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pearl Harbor, HI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency.

    Interview Details

    Behavior base interview (BBI). Questions were not related to position being offered. Questions were situational in order to get to know interviewee's reaction to different scenarios pertaining to job being offered

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was not an option.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    General Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was a BBI (Behavior Based Interview) with engineering related questions. Following the interview, there was a vetting process (Optional Form 306) with a tentative offer for the final selectee(s). DLA's vetting process is basically a "brief" background investigation, which took no more than 2 weeks for me. After the vetting process, I received a phone call informing of a firm job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • After answering all the BBI questions with a STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Review), I was asked to solve several engineering questions with difficulties ranging from high school math/physics to college level engineering courses. I had about a week to prepare myself for an interview, but it's really either you know or you don't.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was the standard Behavior Based Interview with a panel of 6 people and I was asked five situationational questions and I was expected to use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result). The interview lasted about 10-15 minutes, although they give you 30 minutes to answer the questions, I do not believe it will take that long to answer the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had to adapt to a situation?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you had an issue and had to prioritize and/or set goals? How did you accomplish this? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Describe a time you had to quickly analyze a situation?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There's no room to negotiate with the federal gov't unless it is a position that is hard to fill, which this position is not.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Student Trainee (Laborer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scotia, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Scotia, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Other than submitting information, filling out and electronically signing government forms on USAJobs and the DLA's onboarding manager, the hiring process was completely out of my hands. Once I submitted my resume and unofficial transcript the process was out of my control until the HR contact called me and asked me to fill out more paperwork, and then offered me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • I was proactive about calling the depot manager and introducing myself, so nothing caught me off guard. He mentioned that had I not called ahead, policy states that they would have had to call all or most of the other applicants. Though since I did call, that step was avoided.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Summer aid/intern position, no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contracting Specialist- Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency.

    Interview Details

    Applied for 3 DLA intern Positions (HR, Finance and Contracting) in November. Contacted for interview for contracting position in April. Went to interview and next day offered position for Finance even though I didn't interview for it. I accepted. Had an EOD date after 2 weeks of tentative offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral type questions. Describe an instance that demonstrates your negotiation abilities. Describe an instance that demonstrates how you multitask. Describe an instance that demonstrates your attention to detail   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    General Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Belvoir, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency.

    Interview Details

    They use this stupid process EBB or something. It's totally lame. If you get the job it's because you can lie in an interview. They never ask about your experience! It's like "You had a problem once. How did you solve it?" It's ridiculous. Anybody can make up an answer. And their HR! OMG. What total nonprofessionals.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had a tough situation and how you solved it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    An email from a non-person.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Customer Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral based interview with set of 12 preselected questions presented by panel of 6 managers.

    Interview Questions
    • Share an example of how you learned and improved after a significant personal failure.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Decided to remain in the private sector.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Eastern Store Sales Checker Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on usajobs.gov. I am a recent college graduate with a high GPA but it took well over a year and hundreds of applications before I got my first federal job. I kind of wonder if getting into a good graduate school separated me from the fold as I was not called for this position until after I updated my federal resume. The phone interview mainly just involved reiterating what the job posting said. The recruiters main issue was making sure I was not about to run off and join the military and if my grad school classes hampered by availability (If you really want a job, continue your education, but take classes online, half-time or less. No employer wants to hear that you do not have full availability, even if a job only promises you 15 hours a week). You have to do a lot of paperwork and get an unclassified security clearance. All together a total of four months passed between applying for the job and my first day of work.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult as far as interview goes. If this is your first time getting a security clearance it will take a while but its no big deal. Just be 100% honest on your security questionnaire because they don't ask you anything they can't find out themselves. If you have a criminal record it complicates things but I have been told that that alone does not disqualify from getting a low security clearance.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Federal government - paygrades and promotion potential are more or less pre-set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Operations Liaison Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with a 3 member panel. They told me very little about the position and simply stated they were going to ask me 5 question. They didn't make me feel comfortable about asking questions about the organization. They seemed rather surprised that I had several questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an time when you had to discuss a senitive/difficult problem with a client who was irrate/extremely upset. What was the situation? How did you interact with the client? What steps did you take to resolve the problem? What was the final out come?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Logistics Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Defense Logistics Agency in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    There was only one interview, a panel of 3 people, each asking Behavioral Based Questions. The questions are difficult to answer because you have to come up with specific examples.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are not predictable and you can really feel put on the spot. If you are lucky, you may get someone nice enough to give you the questions 10 minutes prior to the interview. Just be prepared with different scenarios to address, such as name a time when you had a conflict and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiations as it was for a GS scale job. Salaries are predetermined.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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