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US Department of Veterans Affairs Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Jun 25, 2017
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Telephone interview after applying online and review of resume and responses to questionnaire. It was a long process, apply for the job over 8 months ago. I was very surprised to be contacted after this length of time.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you manage multiple projects due at the same time?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Legal Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Scripted, board/panel style interview. Short and concise. Only 15 minutes long. Asked two questions myself. Little feedback. Lack of conversation and series of questions.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Counsel Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Received an email from Board of Veterans' Appeals human resources department that specified a date and time to interview, in person. Upon accepting the invitation, I was told that I would be interviewing before a panel of Veterans Law Judges. The interview lasted 15 minutes with very little time to ask questions (you are held to a strict 15-minute time limit). Approximately two weeks after the interview, I received an email from human resources asking if I would accept an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever disagreed with your manager and how did you resolve the disagreement?   Answer Question

  4.  

    Health Science Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Applications are invited from US citizens through advertisement at regular channels. Personnel Office screens the applications based upon requirements and candidate's qualifications and experience. The division/sevice chiefs and staff interviews candidates. Short-listed candidates are again asked for detailed interviews and visit. The selected candidate is informed about the result and a suitable date for joininig is negotiated.

    Interview Questions

    • How I would manage the review process.   Answer Question
    • To active researchers-Whether they would be comfortable in administrative position.   Answer Question
    • How comfortable I would be in switching from an active researcher to academic administrator?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Had to negotiate time to continue my ongoing research


  5.  

    Program Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online which was then followed by a panel interview. The interview consisted of situational based questions such as describing situations where you showed leadership or took on organizational challenges.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Average To Normal. Interviewer reviewed my resume and inquired about my in-depth military experience in healthcare. Morevover, the interviewer asked about my knowledge in reconstituting mixtures. Otherwise, the process was quite simple. I expected more questions as I felt I was the conducting the interview with the vast amount of questions I had about the facility. Afterwards, I did take a tour of the facility and the workstation.

    Negotiation

    N/A


  7.  

    IT Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online at usajobs.gov, was computer screened for 'job-fitness', then manually screened for job and other areas of fitness. Then after all that I was scheduled for two phone interviews a week apart. The first was an interview that had a group of 4 managers asking me various probing questions relating to the job, myself, and myself in that job. The second was a one-on-one phone interview between my direct supervisor and myself. She had asked me more questions that weren't asked during the first and also to presented an opportunity for me to ask questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for the V.A.?   1 Answer
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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 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The Interview was easy and straight forward. Few technical questions and more questions about situations I have encountered and how I handled them and some personality questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiations.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Program Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied for position through USAjobs.gov. Announcement closed on 7/9/2013, interviewed in mid-August 2013. The interview was an in-person panel interview, approximately five people. Received offer 9/2/2013. Original start date was 9/22/2014. Due to the government furlough, I didn't start until Oct 21,2013

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were not difficult. All questions asked where performance based interviewing questions i.e. " tell me about a time when..." There were approximately seven questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiated due to previous federal experience. Job opportunity announcement ( JOA) was for status candidates- I was reinstated as a former federal employee and to previous general schedule (GS) grade.


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    Senior Operations Research Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Washington, DC) in February 2013.

    Interview

    They had multiple rounds of interviews. The first interview involved a director, the direct supervisor (section chief), and one of the individuals working in the group that I would be joining. They asked several questions mostly to make sure you know your basics and a few tougher ones to undersrtand how you think

    Interview Questions

    • They asked some of the typical investment banker interview questions. I think they just want to make sure you can 1) think 2) won't crack under pressure (people really have just walked out).   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was none and they probably would've pulled my offer if I pushed it


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