I worked at Washington State Department Of Ecology full-time
Great and dedicated staff. Generally hard working. Management that actively encourages staff and believes in the mission of the agency.
There is a culture of getting along, which can make it difficult to implement effective policy because staff are often unwilling to challenge each other.
Advice to Management
Break down the silos between the different programs. Encourage cooperation with other state agencies
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Washington State Department Of Ecology in June 2015.
I had a phone interview because I was not moved to that area yet. There were three interviewers and over 10 questions. Most of the questions were not hard; however, there was one question that asked me to define a few technical phrases which I was not familiar of. The interviewer informed me that I did not get the offer after approximately 3 weeks and provided explanation, which was very respectful.
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