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Bexar County
Juvenile Probation Officer was asked...January 3, 2012

If faced with violence from the juveniles how would you handle it?

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Instantly try to restrain and calm

As a JPO, it is your duty to gain total control of a violent situation with the least amount of force as possible as quickly as possible. Many juveniles resort to anger due to an inability to understand the thoughts and feelings they are experiencing; that is why it is crucial to maintain control and attempt to diffuse the situation to prevent further escalation. Less

There is no right answer other than making sure to articulate that it is unacceptable to strike a resident in anything other than the most extreme situations. Less

Arrow Electronics

What is an accrual?

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Revenues and expenses are recorded when earned; not received or paid.

Is an accounting method

An adjustment to either 1) record revenue earned but not yet recorded or 2) record expenses that have been incurred but not yet recorded Less

Dallas Police Department-Texas

You show up to a burglary call, your partner gets shot and falls to the ground while the burglar runs away. What do you do?

2 Answers

I would attend to my partner that has been shot. Once I have attended to my partner that has been shot, depending on how bad the situation is and If he needs medical attention. I would call it in as an officer down, suspect on the run, and I would try to give a brief description of the suspect so my fellow officers could apprehend the suspect. Less

The answers i provided were scrutinized while the interviewers yelled at me and criticized my decisions. Eventually I said that I am not familiar with the policies and procedures but I am trainable and then I would be confident that I can take the appropriate action. Less

Northeast State Technical Community College

What knowledge did I have about the Clery Act?

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I had no experience with the Clery Act and did not know how it affected law enforcement on a college campus. Less

The Clery Act applies to college campuses in regards to crimes that are associated with the college, regardless if they were on, next, or off campus. It requires colleges to distribute and educate people about crime on campus each year as a measure of prevention. Less

City of Portland (Oregon)

If you are faced with multiple tasks, which would you prioritize first, second and third? Time sensative task, customer impact task or internal date and time sensative task.

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Remember, Your interviewing for a City Job....that isnt really make or break customer dependant... correct anser ... Time Sensative Task is first. Less

Time sensitive first, internal date sensitive, and then customer impact. Taking care of the time sensitive tasks first will most likely help many more customers. Less

Cornerstone Healthcare Group

What's the accounting equation? It wasn't difficult but it was unexpected and resulted in me having to ponder for several seconds to recall the information to mind

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assets-liabilities=owner's equity or assets=liabilities + owner's equity The balance sheet should always net to zero Less

Snoqualmie Casino

What would you do if you see two guests fighting on the floor.

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Ask them to leave the premises if not then either call the law enforcement actions or escort them out of property with a backup. Less

Call for backup/police. Break up the fight and deescalate the situation using effective communication skills. Less

Par Electrical Contractors

Can I balance a high stressed work environment and role being that I was a single mother.

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That was an illegal question they asked if it is about your parental, marital, or health status. Less

As long as the company allowed my son to come first in my priorities, I would be able to balance and maintain work and personal life. Less

How will you achieve your goals.

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Connect wtih Realtors, stay in contact with past clients, montly mailings

Phoebe Putney

Aside from conducting the typical organizational survey, please identify specific steps you would take to improve the culture of safety, for inpatients, outpatients, visitors, and staff.

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The organization is results driven organization - so the best response to this question is to use Lean Concepts and rapid cycle testing of research based ideas that have been effective. Be ready to discuss the plan in some detail - bring handouts of past success. Less

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