I have been working at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning full-time (More than 10 years)
The staff really does work together as a team! The atmosphere is positive and the work we do is important for keeping Californians healthy and safe.
Nothing that isn't a problem at most state offices -- budget issues, sometimes convoluted bureaucracy
Advice to Management
MORE TRAINING. And more funds for training!
I applied online. I interviewed at State of California Office of Statewide Health Planning (Sacramento, CA).
30 min written exam to examine your skill set. By policy I cannot go into detail about the exam.
Then a panel interview with one or two managers, and region manager. Just a heads up.... you can knock the interview and written exam out of the park, but unfortunately just like other state jobs they already know who they are going to hire. By law they are required to invite others to the interview to "display" a fair and equal process. Also on another note, studies have shown that people hire others that look like them, so depending on who you are you will have a tougher time getting hired, whether it be a public or private organization.
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