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US Department of Defense Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2017
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  1.  

    Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Alexandria, VA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was in three phases. The first was a telephone interview with three to four supervisors of the organization. After the agency scaling down the number of candidates a second telephone interview was conducted. The final was a face to face interview at the OIG just outside Washington DC.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clarkston, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Clarkston, MI).

    Interview

    I signed up with a recruiter, filled out all necessary paperwork and went through an extensive background check for the required security clearance. The process is fairly simple, but it takes a long time to go through.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any prior criminal charges on your record?   Answer Question
  3.  

    NA-4 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camp Lejeune, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Camp Lejeune, NC) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Went well overall, manager is down to earth and polite
    The manager claimed to be flexible on schedules
    Working inside most of the day
    Staff seemed to enjoy working
    Work can be considered highly demanding, physically
    Interview process can be quite long and drawn out
    Manager is extremely busy and involved in working

    Interview Questions

    • If I knew the dangers of gas
      Had i worked in landscaping
      Did I know how to use power tools  
      Answer Question

  4.  

    Security Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Telephone, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Telephone, TX) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Short and to the point. Technical questions and personality questions asked. Friendly panel. I'm tired of trying to reach 30 words in this field just to unlock a review. This is annoying

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Summer Hire Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    I didn't have one. I applied through a summer hire program. I got accepted, and at the end of my three months, they hired me for a co-op. After my o-op, I interned, and then just kept on working. It was really great. So I guess my summer hire project was my interview that just lasted three months.


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    Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Leonard Wood, MO
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Fort Leonard Wood, MO) in March 2016.

    Interview

    the interview proces was done over the phone and there was a panel of 3 people, and one of the people has to haev the same ranking as the posisition, and one neutral partty form the outside
    it was average, and the the candidates came from all over
    this is a typical day in our interview processed

    Interview Questions

    • the interview proces was done over the phone and there was a panel of 3 people, and one of the people has to haev the same ranking as the posisition, and one neutral partty form the outside
      it was average, and the the candidates came from all over
      this is a typical day in our interview processed  
      1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    the interview proces was done over the phone and there was a panel of 3 people, and one of the people has to haev the same ranking as the posisition, and one neutral partty form the outside
    it was average, and the the candidates came from all over
    this is a typical day in our interview processed


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    Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    poly, background check, simple interview. The interviewer didn't even know she was interviewing me that day. We literally talked for 10 minutes, I said a few things that she liked such as "I like to focus on being efficient and save money". She took those notes and basically said I was hired. It took a while until I actually started working there, but that's the nature of the place.

    Interview Questions

    • What side of the bed do you sleep on during August?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Lead Police Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Applied thru the US Gov't Human Resources Office (HRO). Compete all government official documents that is provided to you (approximately 20 pages). The most meticulous form is the Security Clearance background check forms, in which you need to remember addresses dating back as far as your high school days. You also need to know your in-laws DOB, Address, contact # and etc (if married). Once the initial local background check has cleared, they will contact you to make an appointment for an interview. Once you passed the interview (psychological interview included), you will take a physical fitness test. After passing and completing these tests, you will be contacted with an offer letter. This letter will include the Federal Police Academy dates and the itinerary.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for DoD police instead of local city, county or State law enforcement agencies?   Answer Question
    • Upon acceptance for hire, what are your short and long term goals?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Defense (Colorado Springs, CO) in January 2016.

    Interview

    2 phone calls; very informal; no discussion about job description or duties; did not speak with a financial expert; Most of the process was accomplished through an out of state hr office

    Interview Questions

    • There wasn't any discussion or questions about finance or financial analysis; There were no formal questions in this process; Some personal questions anyone could answer with no trip ups   Answer Question

  10.  

    IT Systems Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Defense.

    Interview

    Conducted by phone and quick; seemed like they already had their decision made; the wait time to get to the interview was lengthy and several times I wondered if my application was even in the system.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your experiences? have you worked with the organizations we support?   Answer Question

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