Local government HR departments often trend behind private sector HR. Expect the experiential "tell us about a time you..." questions. It's the behavioral interview approach that was popular in the 90s. Google "behavioral interview" and you'll see plenty of question lists. Then take a look at the position profile for hints, read the papers, and/or talk to some staff. Inevitably, they will ask you to tell them about times you fixed issues they feel they have.Depending on the size of the job, you'll likely have different panels, e.g., community members, employees, governing body, etc. Many times, the questions take on the flavor of the panel. For example, I had an employee panel ask how I felt about privatization of public services.Municipal/county managers are often "an inch deep and a mile wide." Cities and counties deal with many of the same challenges as private firms and other governmental entities. While your knowledge may not translate directly, your skills will. Remember, there's an entire organization already doing the business of local government. Your role will be finding where you can add value.Final bit of advice... you interview for a day or two, but have the job for years. I rarely give textbook answers to interview questions because I'm not a textbook leader. I'd rather my governing body know that going in than after a few months on the job. Rather than worrying about the "right" answer to interview questions, I recommend trying to be as authentic as possible. Job interviews are like blind dates... most don't end in marriage and that is a good thing. Good luck.