Coworkers are like family and the benefits are good. The majority of jobs are set schedules with daytime hours. But even the 2nd and 3rd schedule jobs are set schedules.
Unfortunately the city's tight budget only allows certain staff to earn comp time or overtime. Plus each department has its own internal policies that vary too much.
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.
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