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State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning Interview Questions

Updated Jun 7, 2017
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    Auditor Evaluator I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Sacramento, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I submitted the state application together with resume through email. Approximately three weeks after the final filing deadline, I received a call from the Department and scheduled an in-person interview. Since a lot of applicants were coming from different states, the department offered the same interview either by phone or in-person. As I was told by the department, the interview consisted of 5 questions including behavioral and situation questions.

    This was a panel interview with 2 interviewers. First, I was assigned to sit in a small room, and they provided a sheet of paper which contained the five questions that they were going to ask during the interview. After about 10 minutes, I was directed into another room for the interview. One of the interviewer read the questions one by one, and they gave you enough time to answer each one of them. You could go back to a particular question to add more details to your answers later. The interviewers wrote down your answers in their worksheets.

    Behavioral questions included:
    Tell me about a team experience that wasn't functioning well
    Tell me about a team experience on a subject that you never worked on

    The other two situation questions were case study regarding performance audit for government agencies. You need to provide details about how you will audit them in the situation provided.

    After the interview, they allowed sometime for you to ask questions. The interviewers were nice and talked about the weather and driving condition before we began. You just need to be prepared and tell your stories. They will not interact with you while you are providing your answers. It was very competitive. I heard from the interviewer that they received over 15,000 applications.

    Interview Questions

    • In this situation, what are the objectives of your audit for this government agency to ensure that they are in compliance with the applicable regulation?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Governmental Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Sacramento, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    It was a great interview process with straight forward questions. Management was very relaxed and opened, which gave me the opportunity to focus on my experience and my qualifications rather than being too nervous. I had approximately nine questions and a writing assessment. The writing assessment had about ten different choices. Interview length was about 45 minutes. The interview had a panel of three. Two line managers and another upper manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Please tell me about a project you had to complete in the past that you could have done better? What went wrong and what would you have done different if given a second chance?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    State of California has set salaries for every position. There is no room for negotiation. You either start at beginning level or level 2, 3 or 4 depending on how many years of related experience you have.

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    Telecommunications Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Sacramento, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    FCC first class license required... experiance at a component level and commercial communications experiance required.

    Negotiation

    none


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    Benefits Assessment Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Oakland, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    I first took an exam with 90 other people in downtown Oakland(this was for the Alameda county). After passing the exam in about four weeks they called me in for a group interview with 5 people who would be involved in hiring me. This made it feel unessarily weird.

    Interview Questions


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    Lucensing Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    Important to read the job specs and know a little about the agency to which you are applying. It is helpful to have experience with the agency, know of current events involving the agency, agency dirctor etc. Most interviews are a series of questions asked by the panel, don't worry about eye contact from them as they tend to have their heads down writing. This is a good thing. Try and repeat their question back in your answer. Good luck.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you like and not like about your current position?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation in government job.


  6. Helpful (4)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in January 2010.

    Interview

    The interview for Associate Governmental Program Analyst is a typical panel interview where you meet with the manager who would be your boss, one of the staff people you will work with and sometimes the HR person who works in the department which is hiring you. Most of the questions will be about your previous analytical experience. The most important thing to remember when interviewing for these positions is to do your homework ahead of time and know a little bit about the program in which you interview for. If you are scheduled for an interview, ask the person who schedules you if they can send you a duty statement. A duty statement is a detail job description of the position. Usually you can figure out what they are looking for by reading the duty statement and researching the department website.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience in interpreting and implementing the California Code of Regulations?   Answer Question
    • Describe how you would manage workflows within your unit.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    At this level, salary is typically not negotiable. A starting Associate Governmental Program Analyst will always be started at $4400 unless you are transferring from a similar classification and you are already earning more.


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    Employment Program Representative Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (San Francisco, CA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    I applied in April 09 & jobs opened up 12/09 I was persistant & kept calling the manager. I had a great interview & an offer followed by end of week.

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. Salaries are set.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning in November 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • What makes you a good fit for this position?   1 Answer

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    Manager In 07 Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (San Diego, CA) in March 2008.

    Interview

    straight forward fine.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiaqtion


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    Licensing Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riverside, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Riverside, CA) in April 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process starts with a word skills test which is then followed by a panel interview. There are approximately 6 hypothetical situation questions that you have to answer and about 2 personal experience questions. The office employees seem to be focused and and withdrawn. They were not overtly friendly. It took about 30 days to get a response of a denial.

    Interview Questions

    • What policy or procedures would you use to deal with a disgruntled client?   1 Answer

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