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Top 25 Environmental Scientist Interview Questions
Question 1 of 25
Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.
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List of Environmental Scientist Interview Questions
  1. Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.
  2. What are your personal goals in regards to your career?
  3. What kind of decisions do you make rapidly? What kind takes more time? Give examples.
  4. What do you like most about being an environmental scientist?
  5. What do you like least about being an environmental scientist?
  6. How did you get along with your last supervisor?
  7. How do you manage stress in your daily work?
  8. How does this position fit into your career goals?
  9. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  10. What types of air testing have you performed? Tell me about a few of them.
  11. What are your career aspirations beyond this job?
  12. What career path interests you the most in this company?
  13. What made you choose to become an environmental scientist?
  14. What is your greatest strength?
  15. What is your greatest weakness?
  16. Do you have any experience maintaining a database?
  17. What do you know about our organization?
  18. What type of monitoring equipment have you set up before?
  19. Provide me with some details about your science background. Have you had any lab experience or have you written anything?
  20. Do you have experience with asbestos?
  21. What experiences helped develop your interest in pursuing a career in the environmental field?
  22. If you were interviewing for this position what would you be looking for in the applicants?
  23. Describe the types of teams you've been involved with. What were your roles?
  24. What kind of events cause you stress on the job? How do you deal with stress?
  25. If your previous co-workers were here, what would they say about you?
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Environmental Scientist Information
October 3rd, 2017

Environmental scientists are dedicated to protecting the environment and improving human health. These specialist scientists work with local and state governments, and scientific, technical and engineering services where they may advise policymakers, oversee the cleaning up of polluted areas or reduction of industrial waste. They use their extensive knowledge of the natural sciences to determine data collection methods and develop plans to fix, prevent or manage water or air pollution and other environmental issues.
A bachelor's degree in a natural science will help you gain entry into the field but will have limited opportunities. Higher education will open up more opportunities and higher income potential. Self-discipline is important for this role and so are good analytical, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
Why are you interested in becoming an environmental scientist? That is likely to be the first question any prospective employer will ask you. Their main purpose in asking this question is to determine whether or not you are passionate about the environment and conservation. Other questions they will ask you will typically relate to your career goals and your job knowledge. To get a better idea of the types of questions that interviewers ask candidates at environmental scientist interviews, go to Mock Questions.
Environmental Scientist User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 25
Tell me about a crisis you encountered at work and how you handled it.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Asking people to follow procedures and yet there were no resource s to do it.
2.
A co-worker cut their finger to the bone with a saw. It was bleeding a lot. My co-worker was in a panic and didn't know how to react. I began to calm him and grab some first aid bandages. Once we bandaged up the wound, we left for the hospital.
3.
I handle any kind of work just I know what is work we doing exactly.
4.
We lost our fiscal sponsor, handled it by locating an organization to step in.
Question 2 of 25
What are your personal goals in regards to your career?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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In five years I would like to have five years of experience.
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This career will help me gain skills to go into other careers.
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My personal goals within the career I am choosing are; to gain the entry level experience needed to prove myself as an environmental scientist. Maintain a stable job while I learn the ins and outs of the career. Once that is achieved I will then be able to move higher up the ladder.
Question 3 of 25
What kind of decisions do you make rapidly? What kind takes more time? Give examples.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Priority requests and non-essential requests.
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Shortterm emails and phone messages. long term budgets grants long term stratagies.
3.
Rapid decisions making is data entry. Takes more time is big projects I will take time to review.
4.
Now my situation very bad its take more time for me take decisions.
5.
If it's within your authority.
Question 4 of 25
What do you like most about being an environmental scientist?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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An ever changing work environment, and seeing progress on a job.
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Because I love the earth.
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Opportunities for a broad range of experience.
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Being out in nature, and seeing it recover.
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Supervise on my student and change in environment of my institute like more reserach planting more tree in garden favourable ecosystem which attract every body.
Question 5 of 25
What do you like least about being an environmental scientist?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I would like to being lecturer or professor in enviornmental scietist field.
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Its about environmental like pollution global warming water pollution.
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Working with hazardous materials.
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More qualified people than jobs.
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The thing I least enjoy about the major itself is there are many laws that get in the way of solving the goal.
Question 6 of 25
How did you get along with your last supervisor?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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My last supervisor and I had great respect for one another.
2.
Since four month but my coordination with teachers and all staff is very nice.
3.
Its good but when works comes he some high per in that siuvtion.
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My last supervisor and I worked very well together. We utilized our different techniques together to get the jobs figured out efficiently.
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I got along well with my last supervisor. With him trusting me with doing my job exceptionally well, I was able to excel at my job and be able to learn different aspects of the job.
Question 7 of 25
How do you manage stress in your daily work?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Talk about the stressors and try to find a way to minimize future stressors.
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Save less stressful tasks to do as a break and get a lot of exercise.
3.
I do deep breathing everyday, and meditation.
4.
When come word os strees I feeling streesful I manage it taking rest with cup of tea try to avoid any body to answer again and again I always try to in situation less speak using audio songs for change my mood.
5.
Nothing about stress being quite do the work what assigned to me.
Question 8 of 25
How does this position fit into your career goals?
Question 9 of 25
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Question 10 of 25
What types of air testing have you performed? Tell me about a few of them.
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Water and parameters analysezes plants minerls identification.
2.
Ere are a few reasons why air-quality testing might help you ... At some of the most common indoor air pollutants, how to detect them .... "You do not need to know the type of mold growing in your home,
3.
I have not done any air testing. I believe I have the skill set needed to perform and learn how to.
4.
At this point in time I have not performed air testing.
Question 11 of 25
What are your career aspirations beyond this job?
Question 12 of 25
What career path interests you the most in this company?
Question 13 of 25
What made you choose to become an environmental scientist?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I choose teaching at university and also research work for being environmental scientist.
2.
I enjoy the scientific side of it, and there is such a variety of areas that it covers.
3.
I have always had a passion for protecting the environment ever since I was young child.
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I have always liked the hands on approach to living and the environment needs to be protected. Becoming an environmental scientist allows to have a hands on approach to working toward a healthier environment.
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I started being really interested in environmental science in high school when a teacher showed a movie. After that it was always something I was passionate it about but didn't really know it could actually be a career choice until the end of my sophomore year of college. I looked into a major of Environmental Science and Technology and decided to take a class to test it out. I fell in love and knew if I could be an environmental scientist it would be the perfect job. I just always pictured my dream job would be for the government, taking samples, analyzing them and making a difference in my community.
Question 14 of 25
What is your greatest strength?
Question 15 of 25
What is your greatest weakness?
Question 16 of 25
Do you have any experience maintaining a database?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes geographical informaion system how to collect poverty line and different things how its implement in graph or map.
2.
Yes, as an assistant foreman. I worked with a database of past, present, and future jobs through Microsoft Excel.
3.
Yes, I had to update a database for our local barn population post fire.
Question 17 of 25
What do you know about our organization?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes invironmental scientist is the organization for minimize use resources for sustainable way void of waste urban planning nature conservation and favourable condition with environment.
2.
Organization is an where people working different kind of departments or postions.
3.
That it is your mission to protect and manage the state's vital natural resources, protect public health and safety, provide quality outdoor recreation and to serve and educate the citizens of the first state about the wise use, conservation and enhancement of Delaware's environment. There are also many different divisions.
4.
I believe that your organization is a solid company with a good group of professionals, who not only work to protect and maintain a healthy and clean environment but also live it.
5.
I know that this organization have clear mission statement to protect and serve the environment.
Question 18 of 25
What type of monitoring equipment have you set up before?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I have never setup any monitor equipment, but am looking for an opportunity to learn and get experience.
2.
I have used transect tape.
Question 19 of 25
Provide me with some details about your science background. Have you had any lab experience or have you written anything?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Thesis written on plants and identifection.
2.
I have had basic biology requirements as an undergrad. In my senior thesis class, I wrote a thesis on stream geomorphology and erosion control.
3.
Yes I have had lab experience, during my senior year I had to do a project dissecting owl pellets, and seeing what food they were consuming in post fire environment.
Question 20 of 25
Do you have experience with asbestos?
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have no experience with asbestos.
2.
No I do not have any experiences with asbestos.
3.
Its use minium amount in labworks but in hud=ge amount use in industires.
Question 21 of 25
What experiences helped develop your interest in pursuing a career in the environmental field?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
My family has a small hobby farm where I spent a lot of time working in the fields. I am an avid outdoorsman. Camping, hiking, fishing, basically anything outdoors.
2.
While I was attending college my environmental professor brought in national park rangers to talk to us about the environment, and I thought that sounded like someone I would like to do.
3.
Coordination with my senior superviser disscusion on projects.
4.
I wanted to pursue a career in the environmental field, and after some research I ... With a little careful research, you can ensure that your college experience, and the ... And career can help you to make the best decisions for your education.
Question 22 of 25
If you were interviewing for this position what would you be looking for in the applicants?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
I would be looking for a positive attitude, basic skills for the job, great communication, and someone who takes pride in their work.
2.
Someone bright, someone who cares about the environment, and will take the company into the future.
3.
Good knowledge of the subject and some skills.
4.
How much passion a bout work for that guy or girl.
Question 23 of 25
Describe the types of teams you've been involved with. What were your roles?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Some types of teams I've been on were; on-site installation crews, our metal shop, and sports teams. I was an installer, welder, leader, an extra helper. Being a team player and working with the others involved.
2.
During team activities my role was working as one team to finish the job.
3.
Mangement every body shouls responsible their own duties work implement.
4.
I can handle the customers, convince the customers, with in the company terms.
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Currently I'm part of a team where we have totally different roles but work together to get major projects completed in a timely manner. But I have worked in teams where I worked very closely with team mates and were highly dependent on them. In that environment I was actually the team leader, and kept everyone on track.
Question 24 of 25
What kind of events cause you stress on the job? How do you deal with stress?
User Submitted Interview Answers
1.
Events that stress me out on jobs are; lack of communication, poor planning, and laziness of co-workers.
2.
The kinds of events that cause stress on the job are when my project or objectives aren't clear. If I am unsure about how to do something or it is unclear it can make the work stressful. But usually in these types of situations I ask a manager or someone close in the field.
Question 25 of 25
If your previous co-workers were here, what would they say about you?
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