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Passport Specialist Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at US Department of State.
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.
No negotiation, federal. Except you can negotiate the starting grade. I didn't have to.
Other Interview Reviews for US Department of State
Passport Specialist InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at US Department of State (San Francisco, CA) in April 2013.
In person interview as first step
- How would I deal with doing a redundant mind numbing task for hours at a time? Answer Question
Passport Specialist InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of State (Boston, MA) in March 2012.
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.
- 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
No. This is a GS position and you fall under that scale