I worked at State of Arizona full-time (More than 8 years)
Great benefits, great pay, great time off.
Supervisors are hit and miss. Politics can be frustrating. Always the chance of being raped or killed.. Or raped and then killed... Or killed and then raped...
Advice to Management
Make associates degree minimum requirement for Sgt and bachelor's minimum for Lt. and above. Fire the criminals. Reward those who do right.
I applied online. I interviewed at State of Arizona.
Straightforward communications to set up interview time. The State was accommodating with dates for the interview. I arrived and talked with one person who clearly was not prepared for the interview because I was not truly being considered.