State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning
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www.oshpd.ca.gov Sacramento, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Research Analyst II Interview

Research Analyst II
Sacramento, CA

I applied through other source and interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning.

Interview Details – This classification rarely holds an exam process, but when it does, it is a good idea to get on it. Usually the exam process requires an STD 678 application with relevant work information, and a supplemental questionnaire. It may take awhile to be scored, you will get notice in the mail. This exam is NOT held online.

I included an STD 678, a cover letter, a resume, references, and copies of my degrees in my application.

The hiring process: an AGPA can lateral into this job if the work they do is very similar in nature, and that is determined by individual HR departments. This step is a promotion from Research Analyst I, and is a lateral salary bump from AGPA level if you qualify on an exam list.

The research analyst II interview incorporated relatively normal questions about previous work, level of ability or interest in the type of work at the agency, questions specific to the job duty statement, and basic analysis ability. Included questions on types of software programs used, ability in statistical analysis and math, and literature reviews. This class often works with mapping, databases, and analyses scientific reports. This class also does a lot of grunt work for higher level researchers. I also completed a written assignment, which included analysis of a chart. I recall that I noted the chart title was unclear, and that the y axis did not express whether the numbers indicated were representing a percent, rate, or whole number. I also answered a basic short essay question on research methodology.

The promotional series this class leads to is Research Program Specialist.

Interview Question – They showed me a line chart by gender and year and asked me to analyse it, but it was missing a title and it didn't have a label on the Y axis. I almost panicked, because I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be critical, or just tell them it was a line chart by gender and year.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Came in with a pay bump because I qualified off an exam I had previously taken.

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Accountant Traine Interview

Accountant Traine

Interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning

Interview Details – Nice and friendly. Typical Interview Questions

Interview Question – A lot of behavioral interview questions.   Answer Question

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Personnel Associate Interview

Personnel Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning.

Interview Details – Mostly based on Resume. Had to take a test and was required to have at least 2 years of college. The interview was mostly impersonal and disconcerting. Who I was and I could bring to the job was not as big a consideration as was my attitude about be a "team member" My qualification werer breezed over quickly. The interview last about 10 minutes.

Interview Question – Do I have any strong negative issures about unions.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was none. I was called by someone in personnel and informed that I had been accepted and could begin orintation the following Monday. The salary benefits were establish prio to the call.

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Staff Services Analyst Interview

Staff Services Analyst

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in April 2013.

Interview Details – Submitted standard state application on the final filing date. I was contacted within a week of submitting the application to set up and interview for the following week. There were two people on the interview panel. My observations of the employees was mostly positive, people were friendly and open.

I was given 15 minutes to provide references and review the interview questions. Take advantage of this short time to look over all the questions and make notes on the points you want to make. Really helps you remember things you want to discuss because when you are nervous, you tend to forget or overlook strong points. Questions were basic -- experience with a difficult project, (how you handled it and what was result), describe a situation where you work with difficult people, etc.

Interview took about half an hour, with the interviewers jotting down notes while I answered. Always research the job, the department and have some questions to ask at the end to better understand the job but also to show you are interested and have given consideration.

Interview Question – I was asked to describe in detail a project I was responsible for and had to lay out the start to finish. Have a really good example in mind and stay positive!   View Answer

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Easy Interview

Budget Analyst Interview

Budget Analyst
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in October 2011.

Interview Details – I received a phone call setting up an appointment for an interview. I was interviewed by a panel of three people. I was asked about 9 questions. Each person asked 3 questions each. After the interview I was given a test in Excel that involved budget questions and computations. I was told they interviewed 6 other cndidates. I calle in two weeks and they selected another candidate.

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Engineering Interview

Engineering

The process took a day - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in January 2008.

Interview Details – Interview consisted of general questions about my past experience. Questions were about how I had dealt with difficult employees, my technical experience, how I had contributed in projects as a team member and team leader, and experiences working with regulators.

Interview Question – What experience do you have that prepares you for this position   View Answer

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in January 2010.

Interview Details – Assistant of office emailed over the specifics and scheduled an appointment with senior analysts. Interviewers gave little direction as did the assistant when I contacted them. Test, group interview, feel like they have some altruistic aura over their heads because it's public service...but they couldn't describe it whatsoever.

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Easy Interview

Staff Services Manager II Interview

Staff Services Manager II
Sacramento, CA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in January 2011.

Interview Details – Submit application and waited for a call for interview, given time and information. Was contacted regarding second interview. Panel was very open to questions and responded very open and honestly. Open position listings are posted for an appropriate time frame. I always suggest that you never count yourself out and think that you are not eligible. List all jobs that are relevant to position you are applying for and let those reviewing your application determine your eligibility. You may have characteristics that they are looking for, that are not listed in the job description.

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Employment Program Representative Interview

Employment Program Representative

The process took a day - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in November 2010.

Interview Details – Required to take a written test., and a demonstration /observation portion during the interview process. Had to give a 5 minute presentation on the subject of my choice and write a business form letter based on a situation provided by the interviewer.

Interview Question – What makes you a good fit for this position?   View Answer

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Data Processing Manager I Interview

Data Processing Manager I

I applied through other source and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in February 2008.

Interview Details – The process inclued an application process, an interview with patterned standardized questions, my answers were scored based on patterned answers and my answers were scored and ranked based on my answers and in comparision to the other applicants. I then applied for positions that on my eligibity for individuals positions. I was hired after my first interview.

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  • Tell about your knowledge of the system development lifecycle (SDLC)   View Answer
  • What would you do if you had a good employee that personal problems started to effect their job.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Therer was no negotiation phase. The salary and job requirements were already established and there is no deviation.

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