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I felt proud and motivated to be an employee of City of Austn

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Up to 4 months

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Accrue 8 hours a month, five consecutively missed days will require doctor's note to return to work.

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Not much advice to give because the fact that the City isn't discriminatory in allowing individuals a chance , I appreciate they will hire employees that have negative back ground and give them an opportunity to succeed

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Hoping there is something to do day to day on a improvement party, Party Cometiy.

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Apply through City of Austin job site. The following info is useful for most jobs, except for temp ones like lifeguards. Even though you may be asked to submit a resume, fill out the online application very carefully. Read and answer any question completely. Do not just say, "Please see resume." It is a competitive process and the people who spend the time answering questions completely will have an edge. Think of the lengthy online application as a conversation or a sales pitch. Before even posting the job, hiring managers are required to write what they think would be the best answer to every question on the application. If your answers are all short or your answers are not focused on how you meet the qualifications, you are losing a chance to sell yourself. Pay special attention to the minimum qualifications. If you do not meet them then you will not get an interview. Period. Review the preferred qualifications. Even if you don't meet every preferred qualification, try to describe how you might meet them in a related way. You might not hear from the City for three months after you apply. It's a pain to wait. Know that lots of people on the other side are carefully reviewing sometimes hundreds of applications for one job. You can always call City HR to ask where they are in the process. They'll tell you. The City is a great place to work but the hiring process is l-o-o-ong,

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Great, flex time allowed.

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