US Department of the Interior Interview Questions

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    Writer-Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of the Interior.

    Interview Details

    I applied using USAjobs, and was emailed a few weeks later. After several emails of verification, the hiring manager called me to discuss the position and set up a formal telephone interview. A week later, I interviewed over the phone for a panel of three hiring managers in the Bureau of Land Management.

    The questions were very standard, and should not have been surprising for someone with adequate business communications experience or skills.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you prioritize two projects which are simultaneously due by the end of the day. There is no way to complete both projects.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Suppoer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Took over 4 months. I applied on usajobs.com, had an email that my resume was being forwarded to the hiring manager, was contact by the current boss in June, started in August.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't attend an interview, I actually sat in on their group meeting and was asked if I had any questions at the end. I obviously had a lot since I had never been there.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Worked with the office in Albuquerque to settle salary, etc.
    Accepted Offer
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    Supervisory Attorney-Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of the Interior in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact about interview was via e-mail. Setting up the interview was easy. Interviewed by two senior attorneys in the Solicitor's Office. One Interview. Most senior attorney had to leave in the middle of the interview. Both were pleasant. Interview went well. Questions were fairly standard. Atmosphere of the organization was professional, but relaxed. Seemed like a good place to work.

    Interview Questions
    • As usual, being asked to discuss weaknesses. Wanted to know specific examples and how they impacted job performance.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of the Interior in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    As far as the interview process goes, it was pretty straight-forward, especially for a government agency. However, after my first interview, which seemed to go very well, I never heard back from anyone. Just tell me if I wasn't a good candidate at least! I

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were taken directly off the job announcement. Nothing too strenuous.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Supervisory Ranger Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of the Interior in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    USA Jobs

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Program Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of the Interior in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews, one over the phone with a panel of three supervisory project leaders. The phone interview was challenging because none of the panelists provided any feedback whatsoever. The second and final interview was in person with the hiring manager. The Department took 5 weeks to give an offer letter and wanted me to accept/decline within 3 days.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a project where you failed and had a huge negative outcome with the public.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation possible since it is the federal government.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Telecommunications Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of the Interior in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got contacted by HR for an initial interview, after that had a face-to-face with supervisor, then contacted by HR weeks later for an offer. Once I accepted, it took about 2 months due to background checks and filling out forms, emailing back and forth, all that nonsense

    Interview Questions
    • They surprisingly had no difficult questions, then again I was only 18, right out of high school.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there is no negotiation in government, they go through, basically, a mathematical formula to mix experience with education and they tell you what grade/step you qualify under.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of the Interior in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Standard with background check for government work.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you leaving you current employer?   View Answer
    • How did you hear about the job listing and why were you interested in applying.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    good, signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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