Interview Questions: Professional Specialty Richard Stokes, Human Resource Consultant May 22, 2012 The Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) is a state-wide agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service, and helps municipalities in Tennessee with technical consulting, training and field services. Through MTAS cities and towns are supported by and have available technical experts dedicated solely to their service. MTAS links the expertise of Tennessee colleges and universities with cities and towns to provide timely and valuable information and assistance on issues of critical importance. ordinances and not enforce them. PROFESSIONAL SPECIALTY PSOO1 What was your responsibility at each stage of development of products or equipment that you designed, fabricated, and tested? PS002 What computerized equipment have you used for research and development? PSOO3 What is the biggest problem, you have encountered in developing a system to meet a set of rigid specifications? PSOO4 Explain your method of logging and documenting your work. PS005 What have you invented independently or for a company? PS006 What have you designed that you are particularly proud of? PS007 Do you have any inventions or patents that you researched and helped develop? Engineering - Civil PS008 Tell me about some of the structures you have actually built. PS009 Tell me about some of the structures you have designed. PSO10 What specific responsibility have you had for supervising actual construction? PS011 Describe your highest level of authority on a project where you could make changes in completion dates and designs. PS012 How much experience have you had with preparing proposals? PS013 How much experience do you have in purchasing equipment and business supplies? PS014 What is your experience with budget and cost analysis? PS015 Describe a project with cost overruns and your method of dealing with the interested parties. PS016 What specific experience do you have with structural analysis? PS017 Describe the methods of structural that work best for you. PS018 What is your background with residential constructions? PS019 What is your background in road construction? PS020 What is your background with concrete highways and runways? PS021 Describe your experience with clams and flood control. PS022 To what extent have you interfaced with the architect and at what stages of the project? PS023 Describe your experience with integrated circuits. PS024 Describe your experience with printed circuits. PS025 Describe your experience with analog circuits. PS026 Describe your experience with digital circuits. PS027 What electronic component systems have you designed? PS028 What patents do you hold? PS029 Describe some projects where you had to troubleshoot and modify equipment to get better results. PS030 What is the nature of your experience regarding the operation of a power plant? PS031 What is your specific experience with nuclear plant? PS032 What is your specific experience with hydroelectric power plants? PS033 What electrical power equipment have you designed? PS034 Tell me about your specific experience in planning for quantities of power generation. PS035 How were you involved in the needs analysis of a power system? PS036 Describe special project designs for which you have been responsible. Engineering - Industrial PS037 Sometimes an industrial engineer is referred to as an efficiency expert. Would you comment on this statement? PS038 Please list the manufacturing and service processes you have worked with. PS039 Tell me about your approach to streamlining a manufacturing process? PS040 What results are you looking for as an industrial engineer? PS041 In your previous employment, how much of your time was spent on time study? PS042 Tell me about the job categories for which you establish rates by doing a time study. PS043 How does knowledge of cost accounting integrate with industrial engineering? PS044 What is your specific experience with incentive systems where a union was involved? PS045 If you were to set incentives for indirect labor, how would you do it? PS046 How do you feel about facility layout work? PS047 What criteria do you examine before you design a facility or work flow layout? Engineering - Mechanical PS048 Please list the mechanical engineering functions with which you have the most experience. PS049 Which products have you designed or helped design? PS050 What is your experience in using computers to design products? PS051 Explain to me whether you would prefer troubleshooting problems or actually designing prototypes of products? PS052 What experience do you have with writing or editing technical manuals? PS053 Tell me about some results that were achieved when you recommended and followed through on product modifications. Law PS054 What was your rank in your graduating class from law school? PS055 Tell me about any law review articles which you have authored. PS056 Tell me about any experience you have as a law clerk. PS057 Specifically, what legal specialty areas do you have experience with? PS058 In which specialty area would you like to build a practice? PS059 Are you a member of the bar in this state? PS060 In which other states are you eligible to practice law? PS061 What legal documents its have you prepared? PS062 What experience have you had conducting depositions? PS063 What is the nature of your experience in researching and preparing memoranda of law? PS064 Tell me about any experience you have had in appellate world? PS065 How much actual client contact have you had? PS066 What experience have you had in negotiating with other attorneys on behalf of your clients? PS067 What trial experience do you have? PS068 Tell me about your experience with pretrial motions? PS069 Tell me about one of your more interesting experiences with a legal case? Nursing PS070 What is your attitude about primary care nursing versus team nursing? PS07l Do you see your career advancement through a clinical ladder or in nursing administration? PS072 How do you deal with the frustration of having the responsibility for patient care but only limited authority in directing that care? PS073 Which methods of medication administration are you familiar with? PS074 What is your flexibility in being able to shift to different hospital departments as the need arises? PS075 How have Diagnostic Related Group (DRG's) affected your role in nursing? PS076 How do you feel about performing non-nursing duties such as patient transport or specimen delivery? PS077 Describe the typical documentation you would be responsible for with a Medical/Surgical patient. PS078 Where do you see the opportunities for nurses to help control health care costs? PS079 What effect do you think the use of agency nurses has on the quality of patient care? PS080 Which types of patients do you most enjoy caring for? PS081 Which types of patients do you least enjoy caring for? PS082 In which nursing service such as O.R., O.B. or Pediatrics, do you feel most productive, and why? PS083 How do you feel about caring for geriatric patients? PS084 Please describe any special training experience that you have in passing medications. PS085 What is the most difficult part of a nurse's job? Social Work PS086 Please describe the setting, such as hospital, mental health clinic, or school that best fits your talents. PS087 With which client populations do you have "hands on" experience? PS088 What special problem areas do you see in working with the elderly? PS089 How much of your work day should consist of counseling clients? PS090 Tell me about your experience in assisting clients with their financial planning. PS091 Tell me about your experience in coordinating your efforts through the department of Health and Human Services (HHS). PS092 What approach do you take to providing liaison between your clients and various social service agencies? PS093 How do you establish criteria to determine where you should refer a client for additional help? PS094 What is your experience with family counseling? PS095 Tell me about the teams, comprised of several professional disciplines, which you have worked with. PSO96 What is your reaction to the phone work, paperwork and documentation required of a social worker? PS097 What special attributes are needed by the social worker who works with physically ill patients? PS098 How would you react to a physician who shows little respect for social work or your opinion during a patient conference? PSO99 Please describe your approach to discharge-planning. PS100 What is your specific experience with home health care? PS101 How have Diagnostic Related Groups affected the role of the social worker in the hospital? PS102 What part of your work day are you willing to spend performing routine tasks such as arranging client transportation? PS103 What, in your opinion, is the real value of possessing an MSW degree? PS104 What is your opinion of the value of community support and advocacy groups for mental health? PS105 How do you feel about using nonprofessional volunteers to work in the mental health and social service field? PS106 What kind of case management system have you worked with? PS107 How familiar are you with the Baker Act laws? PS108 Do you have Baker Act authority? PS109 What specific experience do you have with discharge-planning? PS110 Describe your experience working with other professional disciplines in order to best serve your clients. PS111 Where did you take your Social Work Internship and what were your primary duties? PS112 What client population have you most enjoyed working with? PS113 In what area of mental health do you feel best suited to practice? PS114 Tell me about your work with Social Service agencies funded by public grants. PS115 What responsibility have you had for Social Service or Mental Health organizations? PS116 What are the signs that indicate that a counselor is in danger of burnout? PS117 What do you do to avoid counselor burnout? Teaching PS118 What is your approach to maintaining discipline in the classroom? PS119 Please explain your method of preparing lesson plans for a week and for a month of classes. PS120 What criteria do you emphasize in evaluating a student's performance and in assigning grades? PS121 What is your attitude about the paperwork and record-keeping that are part of a teacher's job? PS122 How do you use parent conferences to aid the teaching process? PS123 What is your personal feeling about assisting with student clubs, teams, and other extra-curricular activities? PS124 Please outline your experience with specific audiovisual media equipment. PS125 Give me some examples of innovation and improvisation which you have introduced in the classroom. PS126 What method or criteria do you think should be used to measure a teacher's performance? PS127 How do you feel about the teacher's responsibility to be a positive role model for students and to teach them a value system? PS128 What training have you had in identifying students suffering from substance abuse? PS129 What subjects are you certified to teach? PS130 If you have ever been suspended from teaching by a school system or regulatory board, please explain the circumstances. PS131 How have your students performed on statewide or regents' exams compared to the overall student population? PS132 What is your attitude about the frequency and value of quizzes and tests? PS133 What difficulties have you encountered in teaching a curriculum to a classroom of students with different learning capabilities? PS134 If there is a negative to teaching that might drive you out of the profession, what would it be? PS135 With curriculum and procedures becoming more and more restrictive, how do you bring freshness and originality to your work? PS136 How do you think people outside of teaching view the profession of teaching? PS137 How do you react to performing non-teaching duties, such as hall monitoring or cafeteria duty? PS138 How do you react to the fact that a businessman with comparable education usually earns much more than a teacher?