US Department of Health and Human Services Interview Questions

Updated Oct 2, 2014
Updated Oct 2, 2014
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    Administrative Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Christiansted, VI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Christiansted, VI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I truely did not feel ready for this interview, i was very much not prepard

    Interview Questions
    • How would you say you rate your skills at multi-tasking, or being pulled from one thing to another, on a regular basis?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle conflict?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Online application, followed by a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Deputy Director of Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services.

    Interview Details

    I was recruited by the Secretary. First interview was with the White House Liaison, then I interviewed with one of the Secretary's Senior Advisors. After that I interviewed with two Assistant Secretaries and the Director of another office with an opening. The final interview was with the White House Liaison to determine which office would be the best fit.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question related to internal policy issues with which I was not acquainted.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was about which GS level I would start at. It was fair, and quick.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application. Several months later received a phone call asking if I was still interested. Phone call acted as a initial interview based upon the flow of the conversation and topics presented. At the end of the conversation asked to attend a in-person interview. In-person interview consisted of a panel of 3. Much of the interview was like presenting your bio. Personality was is a major factor. The following week received a phone call from HR asking if I would accept the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Several questions were scenario based. Also consisted of your typical strengths, weaknesses, and describe a incident and what would you do different.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    N/A Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson City, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carson City, NV
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had to apply online through the State website. Had to take an exam to qualify which I was contacted to take about two weeks after submitting my application. Two weeks later after passing the exam and becoming eligible I was contacted for an interview. Interview was fairly easy. Asked a series of 5 questions. Two of the questions were behavioral questions. For example, "If you and another employee weren't getting along, how would you resolve the issue?"

    Interview Questions
    • How does your experience relate to this position?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Branch Chief Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Standard government hiring process

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how to manage all IT Security programs   View Answer
    • Why you plan to change your job   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, received a call about 3 weeks later to schedule an interview. The interview was a panel interview consisting of 3 supervisors. They took turns asking questions, very strange questions, such as your biggest weakness. Also, they tended to ask different questions that all had the same answer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    As with most government jobs the process was long and protracted. I checked last week and still no decision has been reach. I applied on line and then I waited to be called for an interview. The interview consisted of a panel which included the Director of the division and 5 of his direct reports. One of which was the hiring manager. They asked a series of questions regarding my work experience. They were also willing to share some of the challenges that the agency faces and how the new employee would fit into the mix. There was a great deal of interest as to why I was ready to leave Capitol Hill to work on low profile projects. There were also a lot of questions about what it is like to work on the hill. It is not uncommon but it does get annoying. Some people will grant hill staffers an interview just to ask questions. There was some of that in this interview. Again...I am still waiting to hear if I got the job or not. It is going on 6 weeks now.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you wanting to make a lateral move? Why aren't you seeking positions that have promotion potential?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Attorney Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very nice people. Interviewed a lot of people. The office environment was very professional and the tasks seemed very interesting. The job consisted of a lot of research and writing and working with colleagues. The office is in a nice location.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Realty Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Health and Human Services in May 2007.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication were by email. Contact was prompt in responding to questions. Interview was by panel of 3. Interviewers represented 3 different levels of management. Questions were reasonable and pertained to my qualifications that were related to the position I was applying. Was asked where I wanted to be in 5 years. Why I wanted to work for HHS.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate salary. I was able to negotiate start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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