I worked at State of Connecticut part-time (More than 3 years)
Enjoyed the people. Very different environment, not your typical workplace. Nice to interact with the politicians, nice cafe. Full time employees have great benefits.
Who you know can dictate your position.
I applied through other source. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at State of Connecticut.
Takes very long time from the time of the written test and the oral board type interview process. To be offered the job. Over 9 months from start to job offer drug and medical exam.