I worked at Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources as a contractor (More than a year)
Good people to work with.
Good training opportunities. These were held inside the dept, outside the dept and by webinar.
Department often has inadequate funding for its mission.
Political interference at the higher levels.
Base salary low relative to qualifications. Everybody I knew there could have earned more outside of govt.
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources (Des Moines, IA).
Conducted a phone interview with human resources first. Next I was invited to the building for an in-person interview. The interview was with a team of people, each of them asking 1-2 questions. Questions were mostly behavioral in nature, although some tested background in the area of emphasis for the specific gob.
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