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I have been working at Fort Worth full-time
Lots of opportunities to gain experience at a variety of things, and increase your knowledge of how government (both large and small scale) work. Flexible work hours, at least with my position, coupled with high-intensity work that requires you to learn new things frequently.
Getting anything done requires A LOT of bureaucracy, and A LOT of wading through red tape. Extremely hierarchal organization that is extremely territorial and resistant to change, even if change is more efficient and less expensive than the current system. Tact, patience and a knack for "greasing the wheels" are good skills to have going in.
Advice to Management
Stop doing things a certain way just because they've been done that way for years. If there's an easier, more efficient or less expensive way, stop dragging your feet and do it!
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Fort Worth in August 2014.
The HR coordinator called a few weeks after the position closed to schedule and interview. She said they were interviewing candidates in 30 minute blocks on a single day. I interviewed with the HR coordinator, the hiring manager, and two other managers. They asked questions from a standard list, taking turns. All were very friendly and the interview seemed to go very well. After the interview, I was taken to a work station and asked to answer how I would respond to a specific scenario. The scenario was pretty specific to the job, but seemed a bit unfair to applicants who didn't know the physical layout of the department and/or the priorities of the management. Afterward, I followed up with thank you emails to both the HR coordinator and hiring manager. Both went unanswered and I never heard another word from anyone from the department. I was pretty surprised that no one ever followed up.
- Candidates were asked to prioritize a series of tasks given a strict time limit and multiple demands on the candidate's time. Answer Question
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