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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Staff Services Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    When the state has an opening, they need to fill it FAST. I got a call Friday afternoon asking for an interview Monday morning. I went in and they were way behind schedule, about an hour late. They sat me at a desk and gave me a sheet of the interview questions - about 20 of them, and very in depth. Glad I had that hour to really prepare my answers. It was specific to the job - asking about previous coordinating experience, how do you deal with bad coworkers, etc. Not too bad, just have a ton of concrete examples to talk about. They don't want abstract "I'm a hard worker" but rather "Last week when 3 of my coworkers called in sick I jumped on and helped our unit stay on track." I went into the interview, which was 2 people (a 3rd was supposed to be there, but the doctor was too busy). They asked me all the questions, and it lasted about half an hour. Then they lead me to a desk with a computer and gave me a sheet of paper. They told me to follow the directions on the paper, and I had half an hour. This is called an "inbox exercise" and it's fairly common with CCHCS. They just want to prove you can actually do the work. Unfortunately, they don't know how to ask it very well, so I was unsure, but apparently I aced it. After I accepted the job they wouldn't stop talking about how amazing it was. The paper just asked me to put together a report on the number of people getting a liver transplant. So it listed 50 people had requested, 20 were awaiting doctor's approval, 40 had been rejected, and 2 had completed. So on the computer I used excel to make some charts displaying the data different ways, and then put it into a written report using word. I just explained the number of people and what that meant, and I ended with that because only 2 people had succeeded it was clear we needed to streamline the process to get more people finished with the process quicker. They called soon after, and I had to go in to get all my hiring paperwork done - several times sadly. They kept thinking of new things they needed from me. I ended up hiring myself mostly since I had worked as a hiring coordinator for the same department before.

    Interview Questions
    • No hard questions - just really focus on concrete examples.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is NO negotiation. Your pay is posted online, on the job posting. The managers usually don't really know what you would make - just look at the classification online and you'll know. If you're concerned about where in the range you'll be you have to actually talk to HR, which is after you've accepted. You take it or leave it. It's almost unheard of for someone to decline.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Parole Agent III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 12 months - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Bachelor degree minimum required. Be aware of all applicable Laws governing Parole and Treatment of convicted felons while under supervision. Written exam 3 hours. Oral interview, Peace Officer background

    Interview Questions
    • If you discover an Agent is lying about his work detail and you are required to fire this person. Even if this person has been in life threatening situations with you before...   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    none. Job offer I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Staff Counsel III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    This was for an internal promotion. In order to interview for the promotion, I had to fill out a questionnaire which was scored and then placed on a list. Once I was on the list, when there was a promotional vacancy I applied and then interviewed for the position.

    Negotiation Details
    There is no salary negotiation. The salary is set by the State of California and the Personnel Board.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Lucensing Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning.

    Interview Details

    Important to read the job specs and know a little about the agency to which you are applying. It is helpful to have experience with the agency, know of current events involving the agency, agency dirctor etc. Most interviews are a series of questions asked by the panel, don't worry about eye contact from them as they tend to have their heads down writing. This is a good thing. Try and repeat their question back in your answer. Good luck.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you like and not like about your current position?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation in government job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Claim Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    they were looking for bilinguals when i was hired

    Interview Questions
    • they have the typical questions - you are interviewed by the managers   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    you start at the lowest pay always and slowly increased until you cap
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Employment Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line, and was called in for interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you dealt with people with different socio-economically backgrounds.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Manager In 07 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    straight forward fine.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiaqtion
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Processing Manager I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    The process inclued an application process, an interview with patterned standardized questions, my answers were scored based on patterned answers and my answers were scored and ranked based on my answers and in comparision to the other applicants. I then applied for positions that on my eligibity for individuals positions. I was hired after my first interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about your knowledge of the system development lifecycle (SDLC)   View Answer
    • What would you do if you had a good employee that personal problems started to effect their job.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Therer was no negotiation phase. The salary and job requirements were already established and there is no deviation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Governmental Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview for Associate Governmental Program Analyst is a typical panel interview where you meet with the manager who would be your boss, one of the staff people you will work with and sometimes the HR person who works in the department which is hiring you. Most of the questions will be about your previous analytical experience. The most important thing to remember when interviewing for these positions is to do your homework ahead of time and know a little bit about the program in which you interview for. If you are scheduled for an interview, ask the person who schedules you if they can send you a duty statement. A duty statement is a detail job description of the position. Usually you can figure out what they are looking for by reading the duty statement and researching the department website.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your experience in interpreting and implementing the California Code of Regulations?   Answer Question
    • Describe how you would manage workflows within your unit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    At this level, salary is typically not negotiable. A starting Associate Governmental Program Analyst will always be started at $4400 unless you are transferring from a similar classification and you are already earning more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Governmental Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was a great interview process with straight forward questions. Management was very relaxed and opened, which gave me the opportunity to focus on my experience and my qualifications rather than being too nervous. I had approximately nine questions and a writing assessment. The writing assessment had about ten different choices. Interview length was about 45 minutes. The interview had a panel of three. Two line managers and another upper manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell me about a project you had to complete in the past that you could have done better? What went wrong and what would you have done different if given a second chance?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    State of California has set salaries for every position. There is no room for negotiation. You either start at beginning level or level 2, 3 or 4 depending on how many years of related experience you have.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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