I have been working at CIty and County of Honolulu, Hawaii (More than 10 years)
There is a strong GIS program at the City and County of Honolulu. It's rewarding to be able to serve the public by producing GIS-related data, maps, and applications that protects and maintains the health and safety of our island's residents. GIS community in Hawaii is collaborative and supportive. 21 days of sick leave and 21 days of vacation per year. Medical coverage will be 100% upon retirement.
The pay may not be as high as in the private sector, but the work is rewarding and the benefits are excellent. My personal opinion is that there really are no cons to working for the City and County of Honolulu. I'm proud of the service we provide and there is excellent leadership here that enable us to contribute to the mission of our department.
Advice to Management
Continue to invest in the training of your GIS analysts so that they are able to keep up with the advances in technology. Remain committed to the ESRI platform.
I applied online. The process took 11+ months. I interviewed at CIty and County of Honolulu, Hawaii (Honolulu, HI).
Usually a panel interview of 3 to 6 people but that all depends on the position or department that you would be working for. They usually hold interviews at the admin office of the department but that varies as well. It can be intimidating at first but it gets easier as the interview progresses. It usually last about 30 minutes more/less.
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