US Department of Labor Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2015
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    Accounting Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Trenton, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at US Department of Labor (Trenton, NJ) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview ran very price and related to the accounting expectation. High ethics, respect all culture and race were beyond expectation. Knowing that you work for institute where education, high performance ,and dedication to job well mean a lot for me. I'm so delighted to work for talented group that want to help people achieve their goal in their life. I can simply sayTOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE.

    Interview Questions

    • When can I expect a feedback referring to my performance?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Educator/Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bridgeport, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at US Department of Labor (Bridgeport, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Department of Labor HR department asked for a letter of interest. It is extremely important to express yourself intelligently here. This is your first impression. Try to blow them away. With my letter of interest, I was able to get my foot in the door for an interview. They didn't ask me to submit my resume. Instead they told me to bring it in with me during the interview.
    During the interview, I had to go through the basic questioning. They asked questions like, "How do you see yourself contributing to the team?" It was a lot of scenario base response questions. I enjoyed the experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you handle a work place conflict with another employee?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to stay with the employer I was with for a couple more years.

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    Compliance Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview

    Initial application process is lengthy and response times are very slow. Interviews in person if you are local, over the phone if remote. Questions vary by priorities of local management and may not reflect the actual job duties. Selection and notification process also very lengthy.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult - typical what are your weaknesses questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation

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    Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at US Department of Labor (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Interview held at my graduate school and I answered standard questions. They followed up with a site visit to meet with upper management and I received an offer, which I accepted.

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiating as a new hire into the government.

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    Safety and Health Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview

    it was fine

    Negotiation

    no gs scale is not negotiable.

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    Secretary Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview

    Phone interview. Mostly asked about my past administrative experience. It was quick and I was asked if I was able to handle some repetitive tasks.

    Interview Questions

    • How will I be able to handle repetitive and some menial tasks?   Answer Question
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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by in-person.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation was involved.

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    Whspecialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at US Department of Labor.

    Interview

    SF171 interview screening by OPM not actual agency

    Interview Questions

    • Assessing a fine even though you know the law is about to change and make action irrelevant?   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (3)  

    Workers Compensation Claims Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor (Cleveland, OH) in February 2012.

    Interview

    The hiring process is slow! I was contacted by HR that my resume was forwarded to the hiring managers in February of 2012, contacted for a phone interview, then went to an in-person interview. Then I had to wait another three months to begin the job after receiving a tentative offer.

    Interview Questions

    • "Please explain how you worked with a team to compensate for multiple coworkers being away from the work center. How did you accomplish their work and yours?"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. I was offered GS-9. Take it or leave it.

  11. Helpful (2)  

    Workers' Compensation Claims Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Labor (Cleveland, OH) in February 2012.

    Interview

    The process is slow so be forewarned! I submitted my application through USA Jobs, and then I waited until early February 2012 to be called for interviews. There was one phone interview and one in person interview that took place in the Cleveland Federal building. Both were standard behavioral interview questions, so it helps to be prepared by knowing exactly what the DOL does in its workers' compensation programs. They will ask. At any rate HR coordinates all the interview scheduling and tentative/formal job offers, which take about two weeks after the last interview. I did not begin the job until June of 2012, so it helps to have a job already before beginning the Federal job hunting process.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe a time you solved a problem as a member of a team.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation! They offered GS-9 step 1 and that was that.

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