Chief of Operations Interview Questions

1 Share an experience in which you successfully coordinated with others. How about a coordination effort that was not as successful?
2 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?
3 In your experience, what is the key to developing a good team? (Look for how they build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.)
4 Describe an experience when you provided emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
5 Walk me through how you would assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
6 Describe methods you have found effective to assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
7 Provide an example of a time when you successfully organized a diverse group of people to accomplish a task.
8 What is the key to success when communicating with the public.
9 Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
10 Tell me about your qualifications for and your experience handling vehicles and/or mechanized equpiment.
11 How do you stay fit in order to perform physical activities that are required in the workplace?
12 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
13 What are some long-range objectives that you developed in your last job? What did you do to achieve them?
14 Give me an example of when you thought outside of the box. How did it help your employer?
15 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.