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LA County Department of Public Works Interview Questions

Interviews at LA County Department of Public Works

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    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in July 2020.

    Interview

    Friendly Interview. No technical questions just a few personal questions about experiences. and you will be scored based on your answers. it is very difficult to get into the second round after getting your score due to high volume of people applying to this job.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where you and a co-worker are in a disagreement?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works.

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email requesting an online video interview a month after submitting the application. A few weeks after the interview, I received a physical letter with my evaluation score and my ranking. I was emailed a few weeks after that requesting a second interview, also an online video interview (I'm not local at this time). Questions were non-technical, mostly general ones about how to handle a certain situation. A few weeks after that, I received an offer.

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    Management Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Alhambra, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Tedious and lengthy but well worth it. I applied in March of 2016 and tested with about 5000 applicants, I did an online test, then a written test and was then banded. After being placed on the eligibility list several County Departments started to call and invite me to interview. I interviewed for 3 different departments before receiving a second interview with my home Department (DPW). After my second interview with DPW I received a call stating that they were recommending me to HR, it then took over a month for HR to do their part. Once HR cleared me, they called me in for fingerprinting. Results of Background took less than 2 weeks and I started working 1 week after that.

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    Engineering Aide III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring process I believe is pretty typical for LA city/county positions. Consists of a written test and a general interview to give you a final "score". From there you wait and see if you get called back for the second "real" interview.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were put into a situation where you had to handle a known difficult customer but are busy handling other customers, how do you approach the situation?   Answer Question

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    Civil Engineering Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Very down to earth interview, probably my easiest one yet. I hear the associate positions are a lot harder though because your knowledge is quizzed with easy questions. However, only those with experience would know.

    Interview Questions

    • What do i expect to experience from Interning   1 Answer

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Palmdale, CA (US)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Basic HR Questions, fairly easy questions. Be confident in your responses, you don't have to know everything, but it is important that you know what you wrote on your resume and can elaborate further. They were really impressed with engineering organizations and involvement.

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    Construction Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The interviews for promotions are purely a exercise formality.
    The candidate is preselected by upper management based on friendship, personal relations and not skills to actually perform the scope of work.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions are preselected and are gust an exercise.   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works.

    Interview

    usually HR review only the first 200 or 300 applications, so if you are interested apply early. otherwise you won't get to interview. The entire process take about 6 to 9 months, so you need to be patient.

    Interview Questions


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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works in July 2014.

    Interview

    They give you a rank based on your interview score and calls you in for a second interview depending on your previous. Questions were pretty general, why you want to work there, etc.

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    Student Professional Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at LA County Department of Public Works (Alhambra, CA (US)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    There were 3 total interviews for this. Initial one was with the HR for the department, and the other two were with the actual division (first was on the phone, second was in person). After the HR interview, you get a score and are put on a list that divisions who are hiring see.

    In my case, the division conducted an initial phone interview, and then invited those who they liked to an in person interview. For the in person, I was interviewed by 3 people, and it was about 15 minutes.

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