Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Senior Health Educator (1)
- Student (1)
- Certified Medical Assistant (1)
- Student Professional Worker I (1)
- Environmental Health Specialist II (1)
- Intermediate Clerk (1)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Baldwin Park, CA) in June 2014.
Interview with a panel of two women taking turns asking questions. They asked generic questions about previous work experience, personal work habits, organizational skills, dealing with supervisors, working with coworkers, and dealing with members of the public. After the interview, they had me write a paragraph describing a picture of a beach, which seemed a little silly. I later found out they were just trying to get a writing sample from me to make sure I could write in English.
- What would you do if you had two assignments with the same deadline? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in April 2014.
A lengthy application process followed by an interview. It was hard to gauge what exactly they were looking for. Job descriptions were very vague, but most of the details were talked about during the interview
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (South Gate, CA) in January 2014.
I got lucky and got hired asap.
- where do you see yourself in 5 years. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
After an extensive/exhaustive/overwhelming online application, you receive a letter in the mail saying if you've been selected as a candidate for a pool. It basically ranks you in separate pools, and gives you a year in which your application stays in the pool. From there, different county facilities in your selected area contact you directly for an interview. The interview is pleasant, compared to others. It is a panel of interviewers who take turns asking questions from workplace habits, administrative questions, clinical questions, past experience questions, so it is a variety to see how you are as a whole. Be aware, everything the county does takes an extremely long time. It was 2 months after my application and letter that I was contacted for an interview.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 9+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2013.
Scheduling for the interview was very limited. I interviewed on back to back days. I interviewed with several members of management for the department. The interview consisted of 10 to 12 questions, and consisted of real life scenarios what would you do questions. Overall easy interview. Do not be intimidated.
- How would you handle an angry customer or coworker in a difficult situation? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 10+ months. I interviewed at Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Application: The people who review resumes & applications are HR clerks, not trained in Public Health. Therefore, it's best to try to match your experience with the job description. Don't be afraid to copy & paste key phrases, seriously! Once your application has been reviewed, you'll be invited for a general first interview to rank you. The interviewers are other public health professionals, and the interview asks generic questions about your experience in health education, working in diverse populations, problem solving, etc. After completing this initial interview, you'll be placed on a list to rank you among the other candidates. The lists are ranked in bands. Band 1 is the highest, band 2 is next, and so on. The number of people in each band varies by how many people applied for the position. Once a program or department decides they have an item/position to fill, HR will provide them with a list of candidates from Band 1. They will contact the individuals and set up a interview related to the specific position. If they don't identify a candidate from Band 1, they'll move to the next band until they find someone. Depending on the program, there may be second interview.
- The questions asked in the first interview are fairly generic, but come prepared with your prior experience collaborating with a team, working in a diverse community, and successfully implementing a health education program. The questions in the second interview will vary depending on the specific program Answer Question
There is no negotiation for salary. Everybody starts at the same step.
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