Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Washington Department of Corrections
- Community Corrections Officer (1)
- Classification Counselor/Community Corrections Officer (1)
- Community Corrections Specialist (1)
- SOTS (1)
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Washington Department of Corrections.
Apply online, receive email from office asking for interview. Complete oral board interview with 3 supervisors and their supervisor. After interview, they will contact references right away if interested in you.
There is no negotiating. They are union.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Washington Department of Corrections (Seattle, WA) in June 2011.
Panel interview which consists of a handful of standard questions. Interviewers show little interest in actually engaging in a dialog because of fears of lawsuit if someone feels slighted they weren't hired. Most of the interviews I observed weren't super important anyhow because the panel already knew who they wanted to hire.
- How to prioritize a response to several emergent issues arising at the same time. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Washington Department of Corrections (Longview, WA) in June 2008.
Panel interview consisting of three to five interviewers with scripted questions that they do not deviate from. Background check consists of WSCIC/NCIC and reference check.
- All questions are standard and easy to answer from a common sense perspective. Volunteer or relevant experience that can be referenced throughout the questions is helpful. 1 Answer
Little negotiating is able to be done as it is a state agency.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Washington Department of Corrections (Longview, WA) in January 2008.
An application is submitted on-line, and then scored to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the job. Once you pass that selection process, you will be notified by phone and/or e-mail of an interview. The interview will most likely take place in front of a panel of three or four people in the office, including the unit supervisor. You will be asked exactly the same number of questions and the exact same questions as the other candidates. After the interview, you will usually be given an approximate date to expect a response.
- Perhaps the most surprising interview question wasn't a question at all. After a break between two questions, one of the panel members appeared to become increasingly agitated by one of my answers. He began yelling at me, telling me I was "ignorant" and the answer was "ridiculous." He rose from his chair shouting to the other panel members to have me removed. 1 Answer
This is a state position and the pay scale has been determined through negotiations between the agency and the department management. There is no negotiating your salary.
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