National Park Service – Washington, DC
Interview Questions for a Park Superintendent
Please share with me an example of how you helped coach or mentor someone. What improvements did you see in the person's knowledge or skills?
Provide an example of when you set expectations and monitored the performance of subordinates. What guidance and direction did you find most effective?
In your experience, what is the key to developing a good team? (Look for how they build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.)
Provide an example of a time when you successfully organized a diverse group of people to accomplish a task.
Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
What are some long-range objectives that you developed in your last job? What did you do to achieve them?
Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
Would you consider analyzing data or information a strength? How so?
Tell me about the last time you oversaw the work of someone else. How did you effectively motivate, develop, and direct the worker(s)?
What is the key to a successful budget?
Provide an experience that demonstrates your ability to manage time effectively. What were the challenges and results?
Share an experience in which your ability to consider the costs or benefits of a potential action helped you choose the most appropriate action.
Provide a time when you were able to identify a complex problem, evaluate the options, and implement a solution. How did the solution benefit your employer?