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US Department of Veterans Affairs Police Officer Interview Questions

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Police Officer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in September 2017.

Interview

Submitted application, resume, and supporting paperwork in September. Position closed the next day. Two weeks later I received phone call from administration and scheduled a phone interview (I live about 50 miles away). A week later I had a phone interview with a 3-member panel consisting of various police chiefs and bigwigs. They asked situational questions about times when I've done _________. I was asked 5 questions, then was allowed to ask questions myself. Whole interview took about 20 minutes.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a time when you’ve had to deal with an agitated customer – what did you do?   Answer Question
  • Describe a time when you failed to meet organizational objectives and how did it affect your team or organization.   Answer Question
  • Describe a time when you’ve had to balance multiple tasks and decide how to prioritize them.   Answer Question
  • Describe a time when a supervisor was absent and you had to overcome a challenge without guidance or aid.   Answer Question
  • Tell us why you want to work here.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs

  1. Helpful (8)  

    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Martinez, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Martinez, CA).

    Interview

    Applied and was selected to interview. The interview as informal and very unprofessional and very much unlike any civilian interview process. The interview was unprofessional due to the interviewers not seemingly taking the process seriously themselves and joking the entire time inappropriately. Questions were seemingly out of left field and caused the interview to go over the allotted time limit. Inappropriate questions were asked during the interview which alluded to what could be construed as ageism. After interviewing with civilian law enforcement and going through the process with an offer I would highly recommend anyone interested go that route instead of here. I am considering filing a formal complaint on the process. Be wary.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you saw a vehicle on fire?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allen Park, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Allen Park, MI).

    Interview

    The interview process was fairly easy and smooth. There were detailed, indepth background investigations as well as interviews with neighbors, family and friends. There was also financial background checks. All in all it went pretty smooth.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (11)  

    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    one interview with a panel, and a series of 4 questions per member. The entire process took almost a year from applying to getting hired. After getting hired even if you were a seasoned Police Officer you still have to attend their joke and a waste of an academy.

    Interview Questions

    • when did you disagree with a supervisor and what was the outcome,   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there was none


  4.  

    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Brooklyn, NY) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Federal Job Site: www.usajobs.com. Pass on-line test. Wait for written notification of successful of qualifications . Subsequent interview, medical exam, psychological exam. Upon completion of process, wait for confirmation of acceptance to Federal Police Academy.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you qualified for this job.   3 Answers

    Negotiation

    Have sufficient experience before applying.


  5. Helpful (7)  

    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    Interview was a standard board style interview for federal jobs. You sit in front of 3 senior officers and they ask you 12 questions. The interview is a Behavior Based Interview. I recommend searching Behavior Based Interview on google and do a little research on them before going. It will help you a lot and give you an idea about the types of questions they ask. I could tell you the questions they asked but it wouldn't help because they don't ask the same questions every time.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs Police Service?   3 Answers

  6. Helpful (3)  

    Police Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Albuquerque, NM).

    Interview

    Direct hire so no interview was needed. I had prior police experience so my resume spoke for itself. Spoke to human resources on the phone to go more in depth of my experience.


  7.  

    Police Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Chico, CA).

    Interview

    Was first called to confirm I was interested in the position then invited to an interview. I checked in with the officer and waited in the lobby on the day of the interview. I was then escorted to a board room where I was interviewed by a five person panel, including one human resources representative. After completing the interview, the escort informed me I would likely get an offer. I later received a call to schedule a chief's interview. The Chief's interview was very relaxed, one on one, in the same board room as the first interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if your partner on duty found his wife cheating on him in the parking lot and decided to confront them?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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