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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Interview Questions in Sacramento, CA

Updated Jul 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I have to arrive 15 minutes prior the interview, I had to fill up forms about authorization Background check, 3 people on the interview panel, they provide a question sheet to read it.

    Interview Questions

    • 1.- What is your experience doing seasonal clerk duties?

      2.- How do you protect the confidential information, what is your experience doing that job?

      3.- What are your strength and weakness?

      4.-In a front desk, What do you do if you have a phone call waiting and the same time you have a person in front of you? what do you do in this case?

      5.- if We call to your current supervisor, what did he would say about you?

      6.- If you enter data in a spreadsheet how can you check if it is correct or not?

      7.- Rate 1 - 5 your training in the following tools:

      1.- Word
      2.- Outlook
      3.- Exel
      4.-Power Point

      8.-How you will prepare a meeting, what do yo do to ensure that everything will be good?   Answer Question

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    SSA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elk Grove, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Elk Grove, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied via mail (one of few departments that doesn't accept online applications). After about a month, received a phone call asking if I was still interested. I was and we set up interview.

    On day of, had to sign releases for previous state personnel file, then was led to a cramped room with would-be manager and supervisor. Asked set of standard questions. Manager didn't know what an Apple Watch is, and didn't seem too with it technologically. This was a red flag as the position was in a section that dealt with tele-health.

    As it was limited term, I asked about the possibility of the former employee exercising her return rights. Did not receive a confidence-inspiring answer that she would not want the job back.

    After interview, hand wrote and mailed two thank you notes. Never heard back from anyone, not even a quick e-mail.

    Interview Questions

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    LVN Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    Panel of 3. All RNs. They asked several questions and scenarios.
    Some were basic nursing questions. Others were about my experience and why I wanted to work there.
    I felt quite comfortable going through the whole process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation


  4. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Information Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Usually consist of 3 panel members, prior to the interview there may be a questionnaire, or written test. The interview itself usually consist of about 10 questions which the panel members will ask one at a time, with a copy of the questions in front of you.

    Concluding the interview questions you may be granted a chance to an open forum of questions that you ask the panel, and they you about things not listed.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe any work experience and/or education which you belief qualifies you for this position?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Staff Services Manager I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Apply and wait to get called for an interview. If you are selected for an interview, expect to sit in front of a panel of manager that will ask you your questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle an under-performing employee.   1 Answer

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    Labor Relations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied in February 2015 and was called for an interview about six weeks later. Once i interviewed, my references were called the next day. I was offered the job two weeks later. Thus, from the time I applied to job offer it was about 8 to 9 weeks, and I started at about 11 weeks. Since working for the State, i have seen other people get hired, and all of them take at least two months, if you're lucky. The State hiring process is never fast.
    I was invited by the Office Technician, who did not know how to operate email. I was in a busy work environment when she called and did not have a pen and paper ready, so I asked her to email me the invite. The interview was the very next day and there was zero flexibility given on the date, so I had to pretend to be sick so I could get to Sacramento. When I arrived, no one greeted me with a smile, and I was not offered to use the restroom or any water, despite having driven almost two hours to get there. The interview itself was with two managers and they gave off a very good impression, despite the fact that once I started working there, I realized it was just an act. The Office Technician told me to bring a copy of my transcript or degree to demonstrate I meet the minimum qualifications, and when I provided that to the interview panel at the end, they acted surprised and confused as to why I brought it with me. Despite all that, I wanted to work in my field (government) and took the job to get my foot in the door.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle telling an authority figure that they are wrong?   Answer Question

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    AGPA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    One in person panel review with three different managers for 3 different units. The interview last one hour and started with a writing test. Test prompt was easy and it was a timed test. Thirty minutes were given.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Psychologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Panel structured interview. May have an assignment such as a vignette or a sample of your clinical documentation skills to complete prior to the interview to bring with for their review. Interviews are followed by a typically lengthy wait to hear back for follow up/ offers. Even following accepting offer long wait times to actually start due to credentialing and background checks etc.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if an inmate reported to you that he/she was suicidal?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    With state employment there is little to no room for salary negotiation. Whether you have little experience or years of experience salaries are dictated by state standard ranges and typically everyone starts at the bottom of the range. With that being said, you get a yearly 5% raise until you max out of the range or promote.


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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Elk Grove, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Elk Grove, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process is mostly a panel of atleast 2-3 people consisting of SRN 2 and 3. The process takes about 5-15 minutes or maybe longer if they have folow up questions. They give preference to applicants who are lateral transfer from another prison.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you going to do if you see an inmate unresponsive?   1 Answer

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    Correctional Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    Short on-line questionnaire followed by a written examination, physical fitness examination, medical examination, written psychological examination, in person psychological interview, and a background examination.

    Interview Questions

    • Expect interesting questions during the psychological testing phase.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable terms.


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