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    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Recreation Leader in San Jose, CA

    I worked at City of San José part-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    The facility I taught my classes in was brand-new. Classes were designed for the community with age-appropriate guidelines. I was able to teach my classes around the framework given which was very rewarding. Supervisors (I went through a couple while I was there) were supportive and encouraging.

    Cons

    Safety was an issue. Many times we were left with young children and when an emergency came up, which there is always a chance where young children are involved, there were no Supervisors present at the facility.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that when unavailable, especially when young children are attending classes there, that there is someone in authority to speak on your behalf.


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    Environmental Inspector Interview

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at City of San José (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Online application, first round interview, second round interview First round interview was a panel (3 people from 3 different departments). Interview is 30 minutes long. They have a piece of paper in a sheet protector in front of you on the table. Roughly 10 questions? You have to answer all 10 of them but there are no time limitation on any of questions, so you have to pace yourself. At the end, they'll ask you if you have any questions for them or have any information that you would like to add. For my interview, they stated explicitly that the interviewers might not have reviewed all of the interviewee's application, so I took that to mean that they didn't read it. Mixture of technical and behavioural questions

    Interview Questions

    • Don't remember them all, but here's some of them (order asked): -Experience conducing inspections -Embarrassing mistake in email, publication, or report that you made before. What did you do to remedy situation or what should you have done? -Project where you worked with people form all levels of experience -Scenario: you were denied entry to a place you're supposed to inspect, what do you do? -Developing, leading, conducting an environmental report -Scenario: Your preceding inspector left and didn't leave any files or information on a site that you're scheduled to inspect in the afternoon. What do you do? -Questions for us?   Answer Question

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Website www.sanjoseca.gov
Headquarters San José, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1846
Type Government
Industry Government
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Do you know the way to San José? If so, you're probably a high tech worker, and hopefully one with a salary to match its real estate prices. The city, with a population of more than one million, is known for its Silicon Valley location and technology-driven economy. More than 6,000 tech firms employ about 244,000 people in the area, which is also known for its premium home prices (median $449,000). The city government uses the council/manager model wherein the council, made up of the mayor (elected at large) and the 10 council members (one from each district), sets ... More

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