US Department of Defense Interview Questions

Updated Jul 21, 2015
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    Science Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    The hiring process was first a call from the Deputy Director to state that they are interested in interviewing you. Then the management admin. arranged all the details. The interview process consisted of a five person panel of current employees, who would be your colleagues, if you accepted employment and then a two person interview by management.

    Interview Questions

    • I really can't remember the most difficult or unexpected questions. The questions were all pretty much the typical interview questions (e.g. where do you see yourself in 5 years, etc.)?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate, but I should have negotiated for more.

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    Operations Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Suffolk, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Defense (Suffolk, VA).

    Interview

    The interview was a good opportunity to share my experience and get to know some of those I would be working with. I feel that I had an excellent opportunity to show the panel what I was like and I was able to expand on what was in my resume. The hiring process was pathetic, however. It was 6 months from the time of the interview until my start date.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the last book you read and what did you learn from it?   1 Answer
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    Logistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    Nothing out of the ordinary that you would have any where else. Just be you and you should have no problems unless you have a disability that really can not be overlooked.

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Defense (Washington, DC) in January 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring process was long. It took about 4 months to get an email. Followed up with a phone. Went in for a panel interview. Why do you want to be a federal employee? What are your strengths and weakness? Do you prefer to work on a team or individually.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were very easy, more so about my previous experience.   Answer Question
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    Staff Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring process took nearly a year, during which time there was almost no communication from the administrative officers handling the interviewing and on-boarding. The hiring process consistent of a single interview that was entirely composed of behavioral questions. There was a heavy emphasis on why I wanted to join the Department of Defense.

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    PHNSY Marine Machinary Mechanic Apprentices Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Defense (Honolulu, HI).

    Interview

    Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard hires about 100+ Blue Collar trade apprentices a year. About 1000 persons take the test every year, but only 20% pass. It's a 90% Math100 and English100 test. They also use key words is your resume to select where to place you. Then you do a interview with three supervisors. I

    Interview Questions

    • The shipyard is looking for long term workers, that works well in a teams and get along with everyone. It you have mechanical skills, talk about it because the interview will not ask you that questions. Because all the questions that every apprentice in a trade is asked is the same and you are not expected to know anything about your new trade. Pearl Harbor hires High School Graduates and Collage Students starting at $19.00+   1 Answer
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Monmouth, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Defense (Fort Monmouth, NJ).

    Interview

    Hiring process took about 3 months from start to finish. It was a panel interview of 4 people.

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    Negotiation

    It was entry level and a career ladder 7/9/1/11.

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    Deployed Forces Support Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Defense (San Diego, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring process is pretty standard. Submit resume/applications to local HR offices. This is a wonderful place to work for room to grow if you really put your best foot forward. The internal hiring process is much simpler, and most positions will require an entry level position experience within the DOD for a couple of years or valuable experience directly to the program to contribute immediately. It can be tedious, but in reality it is worth it once you get your foot in the door. The interviews are panel review style, extremely professional, but also very sincere.

    Interview Questions

    • There are no "difficult" questions, merely questions that will allow them to grasp your knowledge of the concepts of their programs and missions and beliefs. The questions are aimed to discover what you actually know, and what you are making up as you go. If you know nothing of event programming, but are applying for an event programming career, their questions will bring that to light very quickly. Its a great place to work, they just value experience like everyone else. The entire thing can be very tedious and trying but patience is a virtue and great things come to those who wait.   Answer Question
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    Environmental Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    Phone interview, offer call, acceptance paperwork.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you plan to be in five years?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    If the offer is acceptable to me, I take it as offered.

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    Aerospace Inspector Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    Getting hired long and difficult. Will hire entry level position only, there is no room for advancement, nepotism is rampant throughout the entire system! The hiring official has no accountability on whom they hire.

    Interview Questions

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