Great work environment. Everybody is very professional. There is great camaraderie among the employees. You control your own schedule, and are expected to complete your work on a timely basis. Management is great and very knowledgeable. The county has a very good retirement system and is constantly changing practices to achieve stability.
Government pay does not match private industry pay. To move up you have to wait for someone higher up than you to quit, retire, or get promoted (similar situation in most government settings).
Advice to Management
There are more higher level staff in other programs than there are in programs that are the same in size. This lowers staff moral somewhat.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tulare County Environmental Health (Visalia, CA) in February 2010.
You apply online. You wait for a letter to come in the mail indicating appointment date and time or a phone call. You show up to an interview at the office and you are asked to answer questions regarding environmental compliance. After the interview is done you wait for a response from the human resources department.
I did not negotiate.
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