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Technical Staff Assistant Second Interview

Review the job description for a Technical Staff Assistant. A number of the underlined keywords have links to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

Description: Under general supervision, provides administrative support to City Departments.  Orders and tracks the delivery of computer equipment; troubleshoots problems and performs maintenance and minor repairs to hardware and software; provides ongoing user support to City personnel.  Provides one-on-one training upon request.   Gathers and manipulates data enabling residents to access data via the City website.

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Practice Technical Staff Assistant

The following is a second interview.  Click here for the first interview.

  1. Tell us about your present job.
    Focus on the aspects of your current job that are the most relevant to the job you're interviewing for.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. What aspect of your current job do you dislike the most?
    Don't focus on those aspects which are vital to the job you're interviewing for.

  3. You've been given the assignment to work with the office staff to automate a certain process. What steps will you take in carrying out this assignment?
    Identify the objective, solicit input, encourage involvement and ownership, id alternatives, recommend solution w/cost benefit analysis. Following implementation, monitor.

  4. You've come across a particularly difficult problem with a manager's PC. What resources will you rely on to resolve the problem as quickly as possible?
    Suggest keeping a database of problems, maybe an on-line database so users can access. Don't reinvent the wheel.

  5. Tell us about your experience in collecting and analyzing data?
    Focus on the analysis or a particularly challenging data collection situation.

  6. What are some of the benefits of allowing citizens to access data on a municipal website?
    Convenience, reduce cost of processing just to name a few.

  7. Have we missed anything?
    Tips on your interview closing.


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