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Interviews at US Department of the Interior

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at US Department of the Interior.
Interview experience
Based on 40 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 39 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 33 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at US Department of the Interior

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
Difficult
Interview process length
More than one month
33%
About a week
18%
About two weeks
18%
About a month
18%
About a day or two
12%
Most reported steps
Phone call/screening
67%
Background check
61%
On-site interview
48%
Drug test
27%
Group interview
15%
Least reported steps
Presentation
3%
They have no interview
3%
Take-home/sample work
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at US Department of the Interior

  • It seems fair in the beginning
    Shared on January 1, 2019 - Employee - Washington, DC
  • Very informal
    Shared on August 21, 2018 - Accessibility and Disability Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
  • There was no interview process.
    Shared on February 27, 2018 - Land Technician / Document Controller - Wheat Ridge, CO

Interview questions at US Department of the Interior

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Not many - they rely on an extremely detailed and long resume and questionnaire submitted on USAjobs.gov
    Shared on December 29, 2018 - Biological Science Technician - Page, AZ
  • No interview.
    Shared on June 23, 2018 - United States youth conservation corps - Cheney, WA
  • I believe the objective was to determine how deferential I would be to the Regional Solicitor.
    Shared on November 21, 2017 - Assistant Regional Solicitor - Sacramento, CA
Interview tips at US Department of the Interior
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)47%
  • Formal (business suit)28%
  • They didn’t have a dress code19%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)6%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at US Department of the Interior
  • Be prepared to be a Government worker; best to stay still and not rock the boat.
    Shared on October 18, 2018 - Property & Procurement Technician - Phoenix, AZ
  • Let the interview panel know what you can do for them.
    Shared on June 13, 2018 - Human Resources Specialist - Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Most interviews are over the phone. Have your notes out and refer to them when you need to.
    Shared on May 17, 2018 - Training Coordinator/Administrative Assistant - Lakewood, CO
The first interview at US Department of the Interior
How candidates got an interview
  • Other online application50%
  • Nothing is applicable17%
  • Recruiter contacted me12%
  • Employee referral6%
  • I walked in6%
How candidates received their first interview at US Department of the Interior
  • Knew someone who worked there
    Shared on December 29, 2018 - Biological Science Technician - Page, AZ
  • Sent an app, got the interview.
    Shared on October 31, 2018 - Horse Breaker, Trainer - Gunnison, UT
  • Threw my high school coordinator
    Shared on October 4, 2018 - IT Specialist/System Administrator - Denver, CO