US National Archives and Records Administration
US National Archives and Records Administration Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Very Easy Interview
Archives Aid Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration in May 2011.
Interview Details Apply at USAjobs.gov only. I was selected from over 250 applicants so you need a Relevant killer resume. Formal interview wasn't really required for a box mover position which is what the T & D Department aids do all day, all month, all year long. The hiring manager shared in 2013 they aren't looking to hire anymore aids - that GS-4 technician will be minimum sought. We work with temp labor help, but they can't apply so we are losing them after a year with us per contract and many are starting to get hired elsewhere.
Interview Question – Is there any reason why you can't climb ladders carrying 40 pound boxes to shelve or unshelve? View Answer
Negotiation Details – The government has a set starting rate in each grade so negotiation is mostly pointless. Take it or leave it.
Archivist Interview (Positive Experience)
Interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration
Interview Details For a student position, it was laid back. Five person interview but they were kind and asked why I wanted to work there and then asked if I can handle the labor.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Student Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration.
Interview Details Nothing really, I came in and they basically said I had the job. No behavioral questions, more questions on how your schedule fits with them.
Interview Question – No difficult questions whatsoevery Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Fixed hourly pay.
Very Easy Interview
Research Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration in March 2009.
Interview Details I originally applied via my school's career center but decided to contact the recruiter directly. After 10 minutes on the phone with her, she offered me the internship. I guess many students didn't apply, given the internship was offered to me, without much effort on my part. Most of the employees I met with during a informational interview seemed boring & were responsible for documenting numerous gov't documents. Although I talked to a few who did their own research on the side. The atmosphere seemed dulled and dead, I ultimately decided to reject the offer.
Interview Question – Looking over your CV you have no prior experience or have shown any interest in government, so why do want this internship? View Answer
Reason for Declining – The atmosphere seemed dulled and dead, I ultimately decided to reject the offer.
Student Employee Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at US National Archives and Records Administration in January 2009.
Interview Details interview process was piece of cake.
talked to a man for about 30 minutes about my resume and my transcript. then he showed me around the place.
got the job.
Interview Question – tell me a little bit about yourself? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none