I worked at Pima County (Arizona) full-time (More than 5 years)
Interesting work and if employed by the right dept. you may be treated well. A health plan and pension plan. A place to build your resume if you have little experience.
No merit raises, so the slug sitting next to you doing nothing gets the same raise you do. Also due to this, long time employees are sometimes rewarded with managerships (which brings higher pay) without training, leading to managerial problems because they are clueless. Salary is on the low side to start with, but health and pension plans are not as good as they used to be. You may wait years for a raise, and when it comes you find that Huckleberry has raised the amounts you will pay for health and pension, so a 3% raise may only be 1% in actuality.
Advice to Management
Return to a merit raise system, pay better wages and hire fewer people, because better employees often leave and the sloths are left.
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Pima County (Arizona) (Tucson, AZ).
The interview panel consisted of four members. There were a set number of questions in which I had 15 minutes to review in the hallway before the interview started. The interview was set for 45 minutes. The panel was professional and engaged in the process.
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