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US Department of State Special Agent Interview Questions

Updated Nov 2, 2014
Updated Nov 2, 2014
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Special Agent Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I applied online. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at US Department of State.

Interview Details

a series of tests and interviews to assess skills, personality and suitability.

Negotiation Details
this is a govenrment job, no negotiation.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Special Agent Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of State in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very interesting. I had to travel to Washington DC on my own dime, find my own lodging, etc. The interview itself consisted of 4 phases that take about 3-4 hours to complete. I cannot go into detail (they make you sign a paper saying that you cannot disclose this type of information) but I can say that the interview was pretty free flowing. By that, I mean that there was little time of rest in between phases. You will have to explain your experience, verbally and on paper, you will get cross checked, you will be asked about international relations, foreign policy and current events, and you will be asked about security matters. The hardest part, beside the interview itself is the written test that you have to complete. You have 45 minutes to complete a 5 paragraph essay based on the information that the provide you with. It has to be official and relevant to the scenario that's been given to you. Written competency has to be sharp because of the time limit. Overall, it was a great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot disclose that information, but I can say that your knowledge of government operations, functions and international relations as well as security operations, and integrating all of these will be required.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was a conditional offer of employment based on my background investigation. If everything clears, then you get put on a waiting list called the register with a ranking, based on that ranking you will get assigned to a Special Agent class.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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