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County of Santa Barbara Interview Questions

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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA).

    Interview

    There was an initial online application. Then the County requested an in-person schedule test. The test was about an hour long. There was a group of people taking the exam and only those who score higher than 70% were asked to move forward with the application.

    Interview Questions


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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    -on site interview, then get asked questions
    -the questions include about the department you will be entering
    -remember to research about the actual department and some of the history behind it
    -you will be talking about how you can help the department
    -follow up with the employer
    -takes time because of slow communication
    -email constantly the employer because it might take time

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Name a difficult situation that you handle well. Job experience. Can you work under pressure? Have you worked in the government work? They will call you for an afternoon interview. It looks well to be early. The interview itself is a standard interview, nothing too difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one example where you had to deal with a difficult client and what you did   Answer Question

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    Eligibility Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Maria, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Maria, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Panel of at least 5 Managers and supervisors. they ask general questions and for examples of your answers. 1 person does most of the interview process, however each of them do ask you at least one questions. They ask you for 3 letters of recommendation that you hand to them at the time of the interview and they ask you about those individuals, how you know them, if you've worked for them, so on.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time you had a difficult situation where there was a positive outcome?   Answer Question
    • Describe how you have worked in a team, what was your best and worst experience working within that team?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for the Department of Social Services?   1 Answer
    • Tell us about yourself?   1 Answer

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    Deputy Public Defender Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA).

    Interview

    Submit application. Reference letters help. Called for interview and met with three attorneys. Talked about experience and philosophy. Several canned questions that were easy for experienced trial attorney. Will usually be an ethics question and another pertaining to how you would handle difficult client who insists on making bad decision.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when mentally ill client insists on a trial when the DA is making a generous off that will allow the client to be released.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I negotiated for quicker promotions and raises as I was starting at a lower level than my previous position and experience called for. They accepted my conditions and I started two weeks later.


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    Sheriff's Sergeant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara in June 2009.

    Interview

    Typically what you would expect from a local law enforcement organization. Most study and prep guides will adequately prepare a candidate for the process.

    Interview Questions

    • There will be an interview question dealing with an ethical issue, most likely coupled with a political component. Consider this: you conduct a traffic stop and suspect that the driver is intoxicated. You eventually learn that the driver is the assistant chief of a nearby police department. What do you do?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Nothing is negotiable with government service - however the compensation is fair and worthwhile.


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    Real Property Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    The process took 6 days. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    As this is a gov. position the interviewers have to stick to a script. Up to the interviewee to get creative in how they answer the standard questions. Good idea to ask the person
    conducting the interview some questions of their work background or overall industry experience.

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    Administrative Office Pro III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Standard interview. Lasted about 45 minutes. I met with 2 of the project managers in the department that the position supports. They asked about my former SB County experience and asked about my customer service experience based on my past experience

    Interview Questions

    • They asked if I had a preference between using a Mac or a PC
      I was asked about customer service and how I would handle an irate caller or office visitor   Answer Question

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    Career Employment Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lompoc, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Lompoc, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It's a long process. You have to pass computer skills test and a written exam and if you rank in the top ten candidates you get an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the position.   1 Answer

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    Social Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Maria, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at County of Santa Barbara (Santa Maria, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Horrible experience, was asked to pay for a background check before I got hired and did not get hired. Will never apply here again. Working at CWS would be a mistake anyway.

    Interview Questions

    • Sat in front of 4 women who asked me a series of questions, nothing easy about it. As an older white male from the military, I knew my chances were slim especially since I don't speak Spanish.   Answer Question

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