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US Department of State Passport Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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Passport Specialist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through other source. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of State.

Interview Details

6+ months, no interview. Contingent offer based on passing security clearance. Started within a month of security clearance.

Some colleagues that were interviewed had to go through two rounds with an interview panel.

Negotiation Details
No negotiation, federal. Except you can negotiate the starting grade. I didn't have to.
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

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    Passport Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of State in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    In person interview as first step

    Interview Questions
    • How would I deal with doing a redundant mind numbing task for hours at a time?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Passport Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Department of State in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application via usajobs.com. Was contacted by email a month later to set up a phone interview. The first interview was pretty standard. They wanted to see if I had the skills to adjudicate, make decisions and to be meticulous. A few weeks later I had a second interview that was more of the same. I was offered the job a week later. Once this was done I was sent a hireling package. This position requires a high risk public trust screening, this is similar to a security clearance. They went ten years back on law and conducted a credit check. The most important thing to this check is being completely honest. This number one thing that will cause you problems and takes the longest time. It took four months from accepting the position to getting to my start date.

    Interview Questions
    • I really can't remember. I do remember that they were not impressed with prior leadership positions since this is an entry level position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No. This is a GS position and you fall under that scale
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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