I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time (More than a year)
Supportive staff, flexibility with many vacation days, great work life balance
Not a lot of incentive to go above and beyond, pay isn't competitive with other agencies
Advice to Management
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (Houston, TX).
I had to write a test complete with essay. Then I sat through an interview that lasted two hours. The entire interview lasted approximately 3 hours. It usually takes this agency a long time to call people back to offer a job. I only waited 30 days, however I have heard from several people who became employees, that they hadn't heard back for up to 6 months after the interview. It is so slow because the applications, interview summary etc has to go through so many different levels of management.