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U.S. Office of Personnel Management Interview Questions

Updated Nov 10, 2014
Updated Nov 10, 2014
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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

    Interview Details

    Most all are hired through USJobs.gov. It is a lengthy process and one must pay careful attention to all the information provided in the announcement. Tailor resume to fit each individual job using key words from the job description.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me why I should hire you instead of the other 149 applicants.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation whatsoever.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

    Interview Details

    Very structured. Several multi-part questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation where you had a conflict with a peer or customer on a project. How did you deal with it and what was the outcome? How did you feel about it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Contact Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at U.S. Office of Personnel Management in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    They contacted me for an interview. The interview was with a panel of 3 supervisors. Then they send me a job offer. I accepted. I had to pass a background check. Background check took about a month. Then I started working.

    Interview Questions
    • There was really no difficult question. They asked me situational questions such as: "what was a situation were something took you by surprise?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was already arranged base on government standard (years of experience, education, etc), there was no much room to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Background Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Patuxent River, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Patuxent River, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at U.S. Office of Personnel Management in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Online application, interview with local supervisor, security clearance process then took 30 days. Whole process was straight forward with good communications as long as you make yourself available for interview at any location. I had to travel 1 hour for interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me how you would conduct an interview of a reference for security clearance.   View Answer
    • Tell me of a character flaw you have   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Offer letter received after one week by email
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    IT Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at U.S. Office of Personnel Management in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, 1:1 interview, background investigation

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at U.S. Office of Personnel Management in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I apllied online, after 2 days a received a phone call from HR setting up an interview for the next week. I meet with HR manager the interview took about a hour.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was fix.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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