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Working at City of Houston

The largest city in Texas (and one of the largest in the US), Houston is much more than an oil town. Home to Rice University and the Astros, the city (with a population of more than 2 million) also has a museum district and operates the Texas Medical Center, one of the largest ... Read more

Mission: Employment with City of Houston represents more than just a job. A career in public service is an opportunity to serve fellow citizens across our city. Professions in city government help to support many aspects of life in Houston and considering a career in public service is an ... Read more

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    I have been working at City of Houston full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. I love it here.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities without degree. I wish they'd consider hard work over a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to accepting experience over a degree.

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City of Houston Interviews

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    Police Sergeant Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at City of Houston.

    Interview

    It is a very long and difficult process to become a hostage negotiator. One must study the department's policies, remember officer safety and concerns, and prepare for the scenarios. Additionally, an officer must have a stellar back ground and be highly recommended by supervisors. This is a very long process that takes almost a year. Once one is selected for the school, the school is three weeks. So, considering all the training, one can assume he/she must be prepared.

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City of Houston Awards & Accolades

  • National Top 50 Green Companies(#7), Green Power Partnership, 2012

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