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US Department of Veterans Affairs Interview Questions

Updated Nov 16, 2017
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    Physician, Family Practice Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Applicant was met at the reception desk by receptionist. A tour of the facility and meeting with the administrative and clinical staff followed by interview by the VAH administrator.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you comfortable managing chronic pain patients and their medications?   Answer Question

  2.  

    RN Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    it was laid back with 3 nurses and the business manager. I was relaxed and actually had a good time. It was in one of the nursing offices and they gave me a tour after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you had a conflict with a co-worker. How did you resolve it?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in October 2017.

    Interview

    The federal fiscal year may affect when you get hired. It resets in October. I applied to the job and heard nothing for 3 months. Once the fiscal year started again, I received a call, interview, and job offer within 1 week. (I was very surprised) I was required to fill out a large amount of paperwork and pass the screening before the given a starting date. After I did, I was scheduled to start a month later.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a difficult situation with an employee or customer?... Behavior style questions, especially about abiding to regulations and sensitive info.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Nurse Practitioner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    Interview panel scores you. Questions not always relevent to position. Wait weeks and weeks to get a reply after interview. Poor chain of communication. Some of the interview panel participated by telephone.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Advanced Medical Support Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    Referred July 2017; Received phone call for phone interview September 2017. Interviewed by 3 person panel. Asked 6 PBI questions. If you haven't practiced answering these types of questions, I advise you to start because your answers/responses can make or break your interview.

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    Pharmacy Technician CPhT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs in October 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for the job on September 12th and the closing date was on 9/28 I received in email that I was referred to the next step on October 20th. October 26th I received my first interview. The recruiter said that it takes approximately 3 to 4 months for a hire date

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    Veteran Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Muskogee, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Muskogee, OK) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Applied on usajobs.gov after working for VA for 1.5 years at education call center. Received email a few days after closing date that I was referred for interview, emailed interview details a few days later. Interviewed by 2 individuals and then given an hour to complete a written assessment to determine my writing style and how well I convey my thoughts. Offered job the following week.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you prioritize tasks and how does this work for you?   Answer Question
    • name a time you have had to review material to develop a new way of doing things in your job.   Answer Question
    • Two other PBI questions.   Answer Question
    • are you willing to work overtime?   Answer Question
    • are you able to attend mandatory training out of state for 8 weeks?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    Over the phone interview with Dept head and 2 clinical application coordinators. It was about an hour long. They asked about my KSAs. Very smooth interview and I felt like I was just talking normally to them. Felt relaxed and calm the whole time.

    Interview Questions


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    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs.

    Interview

    Easy. I applied to a board and was selected. Then I filled out a 1 page contract listing how much and how I will be paid. I was actually away for a military training when I heard I was accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of hours can you work? What is your class schedule? What days can you work?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    MSA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    2 intervewers brief and to the point wanted to make sure your comfortable 5 questions, interview took less than an 1 hour, avoid rambling listen to PAR (problem action and resolution)

    Interview Questions

    • Provide a time when you made a suggestion to enhance productivity in your unit   1 Answer

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