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Staff Auditor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Monterey Park, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in October 2011.

Interview Details – I got the the interview through their college campus recruitment through the career center's job board. I was a selected candidate for an entry-level staff auditor position. The interview lasted for about 45 minutes in the morning. They were looking for candidates with interpersonal skills, some audit experience, and technical writing skills. They had asked me to describe my past experience in those three areas. I had illustrated my interpersonal skills by telling them about my past experience of gathering business requirements from numerous stakeholders for projects. I had also elaborated on my auditing skills as I have completed an information technologies compliance audit. Finally, discussed the aptitude of my technical writing skills from my past experiences creating internal control procedures, documenting business processes, and variance reporting for senior management.

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Program Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Columbia, SC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in March 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online, received a call about 3 weeks later to schedule an interview. The interview was a panel interview consisting of 3 supervisors. They took turns asking questions, very strange questions, such as your biggest weakness. Also, they tended to ask different questions that all had the same answer.

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Auditor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in February 2010.

Interview Details – The interview lasted for about an hour. There were 3 people interviewing me. Some of the questions were:

Why Dept of HHS?
What is your biggest accomplishment?
Tell me about yourself?
Do you have any experience with SQL, databases?

Thats really all I can remember. Athough they emailed me back and said that they liked me , there for looking for IT Auditors. I said that wasnt my speciality in the interview so thats why they didnt pick me. I was just being honest. Most classes I took pretained to FInancial Statement Auditing.

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Administrator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in April 2009.

Interview Details – It was okay but clearly I was overqualified for the position.

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Attorney Interview

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Washington, DC

The process took a day - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in August 2009.

Interview Details – Very nice people. Interviewed a lot of people. The office environment was very professional and the tasks seemed very interesting. The job consisted of a lot of research and writing and working with colleagues. The office is in a nice location.

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Branch Chief Interview

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in August 2009.

Interview Details – Standard government hiring process

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Analyst Interview

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The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in March 2010.

Interview Details – From the get-go, the interviewers wanted to find out how much I knew about the health care reform. They pretty much skipped the routine part of interview, i.e., your experience, why you were interested in the job, etc. They did ask these questions later on, though.

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