What was the level of your decision-making authority in past positions?
Describe a time when you made a decision you made in the absence of a clear policy regarding the issue.
Describe your experience with setting goals and objectives.
Describe your experience in developing and monitoring budgets.
What fiscal authority have you had in past positions?
What is the most effective method for setting priorities, in your opinion?
What would you current/past employer tell us about your ability to organize your work?
What is your most innovative accomplishment?
What experience do you have with writing?
What experience have you had with public presentations? What was their purpose, and what visual aids and kinds of notes did you use?
Briefly describe a difficult situation pertinent to the vacant position, doing so in a way that protects the privacy of individuals involved.
Ask an open-ended question - one that does not require knowledge of institutional or departmental policies and procedures - about how the applicant would deal with this situation. Encourage the applicant to think out loud and explain the kinds of solutions he or she might try.
Eligibility and Availability:
All persons hired to work at Central Washington University must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of hire and must provide acceptable proof of identity and employment eligibility within three business days of the date of hire. If you are hired, will you be able to do so? (NOTE: When this question is asked of one applicant, it must be asked of all applicants still under consideration. Otherwise, allegations of illegal discrimination may arise.)
If you were offered the job, how soon would you be able to begin employment?