I have been working at County of Sacramento full-time (More than 10 years)
Flexibility. Varied jobs. Excellent pay and benefits. Diverse.
More flexible work schedules would benefit both the county and the employee.
Advice to Management
Value your employees, they are your biggest assets. Ask for employee input, great ideas can be found in non-management people.
You apply. Take the written exam get ranked and wait for them to email you or call you for a possible position. It takes time depending on your ranking. The lower the rank the quicker it'll be. If you're ranked 1-3 your likely to hear back from them soon.