Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Program Support Assistant Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2013.
Submitted package through USA Jobs and was emailed a vacancy referral about two weeks after the listing had closed. Another two weeks later, I was called and invited in for a face-to-face interview. Was told that my interview was going to be with two gentleman, but was actually three different people. Was asked a series of different PBI questions. I was prepared because I researched the interview process or the VA online prior to the interview. Was told a response could take 3-6 weeks from HR. Still waiting for tentative offer...
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Other Interview Reviews for US Department of Veterans Affairs
Program Support Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Melbourne, FL) in January 2011.
Over the phone but direct questions related to customer support and working with veterans issues. The position requires you to:
•Provided technical support to Consolidated Patient Account Center
•Performed reviews of first party debt
•Managed Treasury Offset Program
•Maintained veteran personnel information database
•Verify and confirm raw data integrity prior to use in formal administrative report
- How to prioritize multiple aspects of your job 1 Answer
Program Support Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 8+ months – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2010.
One phone interview. Offered the job 6 months later.
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There was no negotiation. I was fresh out of college and took the entry level job that was offered.
Program Support Assistant InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in July 2010.
First of all, this was a job that was basically included everything that I was already doing. The job description pretty much described what I was currently doing with the exception that this job had a higher salary. I decided to apply, but as always happens in a Federal job, I had to go through the whole process, which included applying online at usajobs.gov. After that I got an appointment to meet one of the human resources officers and they asked me general question such as:
What has been your most difficult task in the job you are currently doing?
When have you demonstrated leadership?
Describe an example when you went above and beyond.
Days after the interview, I was contacted and offered the position. I accepted
There was little room for negotiation. Usually in federal jobs they give assign a rating to all job posting say "GS-2 up to GS-14", this rating is attached to a salary table, so there is really no much to bargain for.