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US Department of Labor Interview Questions

Updated Dec 4, 2014
Updated Dec 4, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Educator/Instructor Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at US Department of Labor in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Department of Labor HR department asked for a letter of interest. It is extremely important to express yourself intelligently here. This is your first impression. Try to blow them away. With my letter of interest, I was able to get my foot in the door for an interview. They didn't ask me to submit my resume. Instead they told me to bring it in with me during the interview.
    During the interview, I had to go through the basic questioning. They asked questions like, "How do you see yourself contributing to the team?" It was a lot of scenario base response questions. I enjoyed the experience.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you handle a work place conflict with another employee?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to stay with the employer I was with for a couple more years.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Compliance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview Details

    Initial application process is lengthy and response times are very slow. Interviews in person if you are local, over the phone if remote. Questions vary by priorities of local management and may not reflect the actual job duties. Selection and notification process also very lengthy.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult - typical what are your weaknesses questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview Details

    Interview held at my graduate school and I answered standard questions. They followed up with a site visit to meet with upper management and I received an offer, which I accepted.

    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating as a new hire into the government.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Safety and Health Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview Details

    it was fine

    Negotiation Details
    no gs scale is not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview. Mostly asked about my past administrative experience. It was quick and I was asked if I was able to handle some repetitive tasks.

    Interview Questions
    • How will I be able to handle repetitive and some menial tasks?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by in-person.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was involved.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Whspecialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview Details

    SF171 interview screening by OPM not actual agency

    Interview Questions
    • Assessing a fine even though you know the law is about to change and make action irrelevant?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Workers Compensation Claims Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is slow! I was contacted by HR that my resume was forwarded to the hiring managers in February of 2012, contacted for a phone interview, then went to an in-person interview. Then I had to wait another three months to begin the job after receiving a tentative offer.

    Interview Questions
    • "Please explain how you worked with a team to compensate for multiple coworkers being away from the work center. How did you accomplish their work and yours?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I was offered GS-9. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process is slow so be forewarned! I submitted my application through USA Jobs, and then I waited until early February 2012 to be called for interviews. There was one phone interview and one in person interview that took place in the Cleveland Federal building. Both were standard behavioral interview questions, so it helps to be prepared by knowing exactly what the DOL does in its workers' compensation programs. They will ask. At any rate HR coordinates all the interview scheduling and tentative/formal job offers, which take about two weeks after the last interview. I did not begin the job until June of 2012, so it helps to have a job already before beginning the Federal job hunting process.

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe a time you solved a problem as a member of a team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation! They offered GS-9 step 1 and that was that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Office Automation Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Department of Labor in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Assistant escorted me to the agency and hiring manager. Followed through with a panel interview with 3 managers. All of the employees were dressed professionally, even the friendly assistant. Remember to smile and be honest. One of the managers was a military veteran, thus I was able to communicate my previous active duty jobs and responsibility quite easily.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you know the mission and about any of the agencies here at the U.S. Department of Labor? Please explain.   Answer Question
    • What are your weaknesses if any.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a little about yourself.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, I accepted an entry level grade and step.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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