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Staff Auditor Interview

Staff Auditor
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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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Program Assistant Interview

Program Assistant
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.

Interview Question – What made you apply for this position?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Officer Interview

Administrative Officer
Christiansted, VI

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in May 2010.

Interview Details – I truely did not feel ready for this interview, i was very much not prepard

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  • How would you say you rate your skills at multi-tasking, or being pulled from one thing to another, on a regular basis?   Answer Question
  • How do you handle conflict?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Auditor Interview

Auditor
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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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Administrator Interview

Administrator
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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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Attorney Interview

Attorney
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.

Interview Question – How would you resolve a conflict with a colleague?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Program Analyst Interview

Program Analyst
Bethesda, MD

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in April 2009.

Interview Details – As with most government jobs the process was long and protracted. I checked last week and still no decision has been reach. I applied on line and then I waited to be called for an interview. The interview consisted of a panel which included the Director of the division and 5 of his direct reports. One of which was the hiring manager. They asked a series of questions regarding my work experience. They were also willing to share some of the challenges that the agency faces and how the new employee would fit into the mix. There was a great deal of interest as to why I was ready to leave Capitol Hill to work on low profile projects. There were also a lot of questions about what it is like to work on the hill. It is not uncommon but it does get annoying. Some people will grant hill staffers an interview just to ask questions. There was some of that in this interview. Again...I am still waiting to hear if I got the job or not. It is going on 6 weeks now.

Interview Question – Why are you wanting to make a lateral move? Why aren't you seeking positions that have promotion potential?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Branch Chief Interview

Branch Chief

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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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst

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.

Interview Question – What is your opinion of the healthcare reform that was just passed?   View Answer

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