Questions and Answers about US Department of the Interior

Here's what people have asked and answered about working for and interviewing at US Department of the Interior.

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Took about 3 weeks from start to finish phone call interview 2 personal interviews

Answered - Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) - Glen Jean, WV 25846

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It can take up to 3 months.
1. Apply
2. Reply with more information and provide UA
3. Wait for confirmation

Answered - Small Craft Operator (Current Employee) - Vernal, UT

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Average federal govenrment time. background investigation; long wait because of backlog

Answered - Mgmt Assist/Travel Coordinator/Govt Purchaser (Current Employee) - Boulder City, NV 89006

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It depends on the position and the requirements for each responsibility, especially gaining initial training and certifications for each job to be performed.

Answered - Site Surveyor Aide (Former Employee) - Washington, DC

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4 to 6 months

Answered - Custodial worker (Current Employee) - North Rim, AZ 86052

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2 months, background checks too long

Answered - Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) - Albuquerque, NM

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At least 2 months, there are background checks and proper channels need to be met.

Answered - Human Resource Assistant (Former Employee) - Billings, MT

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Any where from one month to a year after getting selected for a job the employee would have to do a background check.

Answered - Property Supply Tech (Former Employee) - Billings, MT

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Takes a long time to get hired. You put in the app. Take a brief test on your experience. Then you wait a few weeks and hopefully get an interview. The wait is worth it.

Answered - Lead Payroll Tech (Former Employee) - Lakewood, CO

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You initially have to build a resume on USAJobs, the Government's website. It isn't the same as importing your resume. You can have as many as 5 active resumes on the site, and use any of those to tailor for an opening. (highly recommended). Search for jobs in your geologic area, and by agency if you wish. When you find an opening you'd like to apply to, submit all of the required materiels (i.e. resume, transcripts, DD 214) by the closing date and complete the questionaire. If contacted for an interview, you'll typically be in a pool of 8 -10 finalists for a position. Jobs like these usually close about 30 days before they go to interview and 30 days more before hiring. It would be another 30 days after that to start date. So, for a job beginning in May 1, start looking for postings as early as January.

Answered - Education Specialist (Current Employee) - Florissant, CO

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