I have been working at City of Philadelphia full-time (More than 5 years)
Meaningful work with positive, committed coworkers. Large organization with room to grow and advance. Our Job description is to engage the community with play and constructive free time activities... Best job ever. It is often easy and ethical to include your children and spouse in the recreation activities which is wonderful.
Random job placement in the city. Sometimes we are expected to be everything to everyone. Work hours are out of school time 1pm -10pmish. This is hard for family life, BUT it is often easy and ethical to include your children and spouse in the recreation activities which is wonderful.
Advice to Management
Continue to weave the resources, communities and leaders together to maximize the opportunities we can offer our citizens.
I applied online. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at City of Philadelphia.
Sat before human resources attorney, department commissioner and commissioner's assistant. Basically once you reach this point it seems you have the job. They asked basic questions and said that you have to run outside employment by them. Friendly easy interview process.
There was no negotiation.