US National Archives and Records Administration
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www.archives.gov College Park, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

US National Archives and Records Administration Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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Archives Aid Interview

Archives Aid
Fort Worth, TX

I applied online - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration in May 2011.

Interview Details – Apply at USAjobs.gov only. I was selected from over 250 applicants so you need a Relevant killer resume. Formal interview wasn't really required for a box mover position which is what the T & D Department aids do all day, all month, all year long. The hiring manager shared in 2013 they aren't looking to hire anymore aids - that GS-4 technician will be minimum sought. We work with temp labor help, but they can't apply so we are losing them after a year with us per contract and many are starting to get hired elsewhere.

Interview Question – Is there any reason why you can't climb ladders carrying 40 pound boxes to shelve or unshelve?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The government has a set starting rate in each grade so negotiation is mostly pointless. Take it or leave it.

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Accepted Offer

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Archivist Interview

Archivist

Interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration

Interview Details – For a student position, it was laid back. Five person interview but they were kind and asked why I wanted to work there and then asked if I can handle the labor.

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Accepted Offer

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Student Intern Interview

Student Intern

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration.

Interview Details – Nothing really, I came in and they basically said I had the job. No behavioral questions, more questions on how your schedule fits with them.

Interview Question – No difficult questions whatsoevery   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fixed hourly pay.

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Research Intern Interview

Research Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration in March 2009.

Interview Details – I originally applied via my school's career center but decided to contact the recruiter directly. After 10 minutes on the phone with her, she offered me the internship. I guess many students didn't apply, given the internship was offered to me, without much effort on my part. Most of the employees I met with during a informational interview seemed boring & were responsible for documenting numerous gov't documents. Although I talked to a few who did their own research on the side. The atmosphere seemed dulled and dead, I ultimately decided to reject the offer.

Interview Question – Looking over your CV you have no prior experience or have shown any interest in government, so why do want this internship?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – The atmosphere seemed dulled and dead, I ultimately decided to reject the offer.

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Student Employee Interview

Student Employee

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration in January 2009.

Interview Details – interview process was piece of cake.

talked to a man for about 30 minutes about my resume and my transcript. then he showed me around the place.

got the job.

Interview Question – tell me a little bit about yourself?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none

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