US Department of State Diplomatic Security Special Agent Interview Questions

1 Interview Review

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

100%
0%
0%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

100%

Interview Difficulty

4.0
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

1 Candidate Interview Review Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

Helpful (2)  

Diplomatic Security Special Agent Interview

No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of State in December 2008.

Interview

If you pass the online screening, you will receive a phone call from DSS to set up your interview and provide instructions for materials (paperwork) that you must bring. My interview was held at the Bureau of Diplomatic Security headquarters in Arlington, VA. There are four stages of the interview, beginning with two written test to examine your overall knowledge of the State Department and assess your writing capabilities. If you progress beyond this stage, you will be undergo an structured interview with two DSS SA's consisting of a series of questions that examine your analytical thinking ability. If you progress beyond this portion, you move on to the final stage which is a panel interview with with a veteran/retired Special Agent and a Foreign Service QEP representative. The final stage, as with the rest of the process, is very structured. Do not expect warmth or smiles or any show of emotion from your interviewers.

Interview Questions

Work at US Department of State? Share Your Experiences

US Department of State

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.