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US Army Corps of Engineers Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2017
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview

    They had met me through a camp called GEMS, Gains in the Education of Math and Science. The interview was quick into the point. It was a phone interview after having been at GEMS Camp. I believe they were looking for enthusiasm and a joy for math and science.

    Interview Questions

    • How was I with the younger kids? Did I have a desire to help teach younger kids?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview

    Essentially, I was asked if I was willing to work in a hazardous (war zone) area for up to 4 years. When I answered in the affirmative, I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Essentially, I was asked if I was willing to work in a hazardous (war zone) area for up to 4 years.   1 Answer
  3.  

    Technical Writer/Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers (Jacksonville, FL) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. The interview process took about an hour. It was a panel of 5 individuals. They asked me various questions about the job duties and how I would perform the various duties.

    Interview Questions

    • What is my process for solving a visual information problem.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers (Concord, MA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my application in early April and was not contacted for an interview until late June and was not actually interviewed until mid-July. The interview itself was straightforward with the typical questions regarding knowledge of the organization and the job. About one month later I was called with a job offer so the process is slow but the job is worth the wait.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your biggest failure in your career? How did you respond to it and how have you ensured that it will not occur again?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rock Island, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers (Rock Island, IL).

    Interview

    Pretty laid back. Only had to interview with three people all at once for about an hour or so. Questions weren't specific, mostly general. The group was nice and gave me some background on the types of things they did.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked how much experience I had with electrical distribution design.   1 Answer
    • They asked about what type of projects I did at my past jobs, mostly on general.   1 Answer

  6.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Got a call and the interview was a few weeks later. Board interview with the group, they gave the interview questions beforehand and I had 10 minutes to review them. They were all behavioral.

    Interview Questions


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    Civil Engineer Student Pathways Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview

    I met someone who was at the career fair at my college and we hit it off. He gave my information to one of his colleagues and we arranged a call/phone interview. This may be a unique experience but it was very informal. He didn't really ask me any tough questions--just simple stuff about myself. We talked for about 30 minutes; the majority was him describing how great the corps was. Very polite, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions

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    Student Trainee (Accountant) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore, MD) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through USAjobs.gov in September. I got an email in mid November to come in for a panel interview. I got an email from the manager of the department in which I interviewed stating they chose me for the position and I would be hearing from HR. I got a tentative offer from HR a week later, I filled out some attached paper work and returned them via email stating I accepted the job and was hoping for a salary negotiation (pending) I am now waiting to get a firm offer!

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you made a mistake and how you corrected it.   1 Answer

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    Regulatory Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers (Seattle, WA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Contacted first by the supervisor to schedule an interview, then from then on solely spoke with the HR rep. Because I was overseas, we conducted the interview over the phone.

    Interview Questions


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    Realty Assistant (Recent Graduate) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers (Louisville, KY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the job through USAJOBS.GOV. It closed on Oct. 8. On Friday, Oct. 14, I received an email stating I had been referred to the appropriate hiring agency. That same day, the department chief called my phone, but I missed the call. So, she said she'd call the following Monday to discuss the job. When we spoke on the phone, she was very warm. It wasn't really an interview, but rather she explained what the job entailed and discussed the salary. She suggested we meet in her office so we can talk further and she can show me how the department is set up. She also wanted to show where I would be working. Before we hung up, she asked me one question, "What is your dream job?" I said I wanted a job where there's room for growth and I can contribute to the best of my ability. I wanted to be able to support the mission and vision of the organization, as well as have my values inline with its core values. Since my bachelor's degree is in business administration, she said, "So you want to stay in the business field." And I said, yes, of course, because that's my major.

    I went to the office the following day. She pretty much talked about the benefits and talked about the responsibilities of the job. I should say that I claimed a 5 point veteran's preference on my application on USAJOBS.GOV since I served in the U.S. Navy and qualified. My grade point average for my major is 3.8. I think the combination of the 5 points and high GPA is what landed me the job.

    Interview Questions

    • After I have talked about the scope of responsibilities, are you still willing to take the job?   1 Answer

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