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Texas Department of Public Safety Interview Questions in Austin, TX

Updated Feb 15, 2017
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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by four people. They asked questions in a round-robin format and most of the questions had two or three parts. They were warm and supportive, and I felt like they wanted me to do well. One of the interviewers explained an unrealistic job requirements at the end of the interview. I thought I wanted the job, but at that point I started having doubts.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a situation where I had a disagreement with someone and how I resolved it.   1 Answer

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    WEBEOC Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was very straight forward and all of the questions were applicable to the job posting and tailored to your resume. All 5 members of the panel provided questions of equal importance. The interview was also very relaxed and not very stressful.

    Interview Questions

    • What level of programming experience do you have with XML and can you provide an example of one of your larger projects.   Answer Question
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    Intern - Monthly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I got a call from a manager to schedule a phone interview with about 5 other people within the department. The interview itself was very laid back and it felt more like casual conversation.

    Interview Questions


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    Network Support Specialist IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was a standard panel interview with multiple IT staff from around the state. All were very polite, courteous and friendly. The position was described in detail and then they each asked two or three questions from their list. None of the questions were difficult. Some were standard "give and example of xxx from your career" while others were basic what is Active Directory.

    I was given the opportunity to ask questions about the department, the job and how operations were handled.

    I left feeling that the interview had gone really well and was likely beaten out by a more qualified candidate.

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    Forensic Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    There was a panel of 6 people total, ranging from Forensic Scientist IIs, to a Human Resources representative, to my prospective forensic science lab manager, to the Deputy Scientific Director (the one who oversees all of the crime labs in Texas). Each person (less the Deputy Scientific Director) asked me 5 questions. Each person's questions dealt with a different topic, ranging from why I was interested in their lab, to my basic knowledge of science concepts utilized in their labs, to general personality questions, to hypothetical scenarios.

    Interview Questions

    • "What are two of your characteristics qualify you for a position in our lab?"   Answer Question

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    Training Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview, followed by a phone confirmation to inform you that you've been selected to face to face interview. The face to face is a Board style interview process followed by a 10 minute class (presentation) of your choice.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you had to deal with someone outside of your department to accomplish a difficult project; how did you accomplish this, and were you successful   Answer Question

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    Forensic Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    There was a 6 person panel, everyone asked 2 or 3 questions, and the questions were behavioral and technical. The technical questions were easy, the behavioral questions required some thought. The interview lasted 1 hour exactly.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you are superior to anyone? Tell me about a time when you had difficulty with a co-worker, how did you handle it, and what was the outcome. Tell me about a time when someone criticized your work, how did you handle it and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
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    Java/Grails/Rails Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I got call the same day I filled out application online. I had interview with them on site. Interview was fairly very easy. There were total of 8-9 people taking your interview. There were no phone interview. Nobody asked me Tech questions but there were some very easy behavior questions.
    I got call the next day but I have rejected the offer because of following reason:
    1. I am the only person who will be required to be on call support at grave-yard shift as well as day shift.
    2. I will be working with only 1 part time contractor.
    3. Offer was very miserably low, but they claim that they have excellent benefit. I have worked for another state agency and I know how their benefits are. They do not give maximum range offer, so better don't get convinced by salary range written on job description.
    4. Work place and culture was very boring and I see pretty much all elderly working there.
    5. I have to give supports to multiple application developed by contractor who already left. i.e. Kind of Application Technical support role.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you be working graveyard shift and give Application support to existing application?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    very low offer, graveyard shift, poor work place & culture. Its 20% developer and 80% application technical support role.


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    Assistant Recovery Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Got a call and went before an interview board. You enter the room and sit on the opposite side of a table in front of 5 people who are managers in that division. They each ask you about two questions and from your answers they score you and make their recommendation.

    Interview Questions


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    Janitor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Texas Department of Public Safety (Austin, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Please write at least 30 words on Hiring and Interview process. Well, it went like this. Ya see, I told 'em I was lookin' to make a lotta money. "Why so," they says. I told em that Stupid is as stupid does.after that They done asked me some more questions.

    Interview Questions


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