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US Bureau of Labor Statistics IT Specialist Interview Questions

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IT Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

Interview

Interview process was fair. They go over the questionnaire that is submitted when you apply for the job. Make sure that you answer them truthfully because they will ask you for experience in what you have answered. I had two interviews, one with the supervisor and one with the branch chief. They were understanding.

Interview Questions

  • They asked me for my experience in SQL and the programming languages I have used. They also asked if I have been involved with Big Data   Answer Question

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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington, DC) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Phone call with hiring manager. Review of your resume and past projects. How you would handle problems (personality type questions). Some very basic technical questions about sas, unix and java.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about sas, unix, java and (depending on the office) .net. How did I hear about BLS? What did I know about it?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    None. They put you on a grade and level based on your experience and degree. Not much room for negotiation beyond step level.


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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington, DC) in January 2008.

    Interview

    First, expect a lengthy hiring process that will likely take a few months or more to completion.

    The first part of the hiring process involves filling out a long online application. The bulk of this application centers on KSA, or Knowledge Skill Assessments, which prompt the applicant to write an essay describing their experience and skills in a particular area. I cannot stress enough that you must do well on these KSAs or you won't even be called in for an interview. They get scored by a Subject Matter Expert. Only the candidates with the highest-rated KSA scores will make it to the interview round.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you create a document imaging application?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They initially lowballed me and said they could only offer a Step 1. I would have had to take a 20k cut in pay to take this job. But after talking with the HR Specialist, he offered to try to do something for me. They had to do some paperwork, but I was eventually able to get a Step 9 at 20k more. So I would tell other candidates to not just accept what they offer. Bargain in a tactful way. Do not act demanding or pushy.

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    IT Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Interview

    Wonderful people and a very smooth interview process.

    Interview Questions

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