Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Interview Questions
Updated Mar 13, 2023
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I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
There was only one interview with the head of the internship program, which lasted 30 minutes. I received an offer a few weeks later. Overall my experience interning there was very good.
- What’s one strength and one weakness?
I applied online. I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Four questions. Asks why you are qualified. There is a panel of people each asking a question. They write it all down and just stare at you. No feedback. Very structured
- How would you handle a mental health emergency
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections in Feb 2022
Interviewed in front of a panel of four people. They took turns asking basic interview questions, but it felt more like an interrogation. They didn’t say anything to me other than the actual questions. It was almost like talking to an emotionless brick wall. I suspect they had someone in mind that they wanted to hire before I even walked in.
- What is your experience in an office environment
Anonymous Employee in Bellefonte, PA
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Bellefonte, PA)
Civil Service application, placed on list, rec. letter when job openings arise, interview for position, extensive background checks before hire. Hiring process takes approx. 2 weeks from interview to notification of hire.
- How would you handle a situation involving a difficult inmate?
Anonymous Employee in Skippack, PA
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Skippack, PA)
You get two people to interview you generally, a Major and a Unit Manager. They ask a lot of questions about how you would handle certain situations, some of it involving life and death.
- How do you feel about working around murderers.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Hill, PA
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Camp Hill, PA) in May 2016
Fairly formal process with a script of interview questions. Not much of a discussion type interview, but there was some. It really depends on who is doing the interview. Some people like to chat and ask questions while others were more here is the question and you give me the answer, then I ask the next question.
- Why do you want to work with inmates?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Anonymous Employee in Phoenixville, PA
I applied through college or university. The process took 12 months. I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Phoenixville, PA) in Feb 2015
Took more than a year to finally complete the hire. The interview process was arduous and tedious. Bureaucracy held the whole thing up. The hiring process was all part of the big bureaucracy that is the DOC.
- What was my theoretical orientation? What assessment did I know how to administer? What was experience working with adjudicated individuals? Could I teach the other psych workers how to administer assessments?
Anonymous Employee in Altoona, PA
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (Altoona, PA) in Sep 2011
The interviews vary depending on when and when you interview. There is usually a few people that interview you. The questions are your typical questions that are asked during any decent interview. Nothing special to report on the interview process.
- Define loyalty.