Prepared paperwork for municipal court judge to see defendant. Received money from defendant to pay fines. Learned about the city and Texas laws. Was trained by management and was sent out to seminars for training. Worked well with co-workers. The hardest part of the job but became easier with time was the new laws and applying them. Enjoyed my work learning about the laws.
I worked for the police department for 2 years; the only reason I left was to further my education. The advancement opportunities in the Police Department are great, and there are so many different areas in which to serve. The people of OPD were and are great, and promote not only a team atmosphere, but a great family atmosphere. Specifically for the police department, the salary continues to be competitive, and they have instituted a take home car program. The current mayor of Odessa is a great man whom I know pwlersonally, and is very pro-police. The police department also enjoys a great relationship with Odessa Fire/Rescue, the Ector County ISDPD, the Hospital District PD, the UT System Police Department at UT-Permian Basin, and other local, state and federal agencies in the region, so there is a lot of interagency cooperation. It's one big family, and the people are great!!!
Public Safety Communications Officer (Former Employee) – Odessa, TX – May 11, 2016
The actual job is hard enough and the added stress that they put on the dispatchers can be very stressful. The hardest part of my job was having to remember to say things as scripted. The most enjoyable part was knowing and hoping I helped someone at the end of the day.
Operator/Parks and Recreration (Current Employee) – Odessa, TX – June 28, 2015
Bad management skills and horrible hiring, HR is just as bad, and no one actually runs the store. Its more of a job if you are 16 and need one just for some fun cash. do not recommend ever seeking it for a carrier.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Odessa, TX – January 26, 2014
I loved this job and the environment in which I worked. My co-workers were all a part of a team that wanted to give the service possible to our customers. The hardest part of this job was trying to explain why services were slowly deteriorating because of unpreparedness for the staggering growth of the city.
Good people to work with
Services are falling short because of city's growth
I learned a lot to work on different programs on GIS. The most enjoyable part of the job is to work on aerial mappings. The hardest part of the job is to put curve/arc/points on the mappings that need to be exactly right points but learned faster. I love to work with my co-workers and boss. I worked from Monday to Friday 8 to 5 pm. I enjoyed their wonderful benefits. I had to leave City of Odessa for family emergency reason.
Director of Equipment Services (Current Employee) – Odessa, TX – November 12, 2012
The typical day is spent building up morale and taking interest in my employee's life and work challenges and successes. If I don't learn something every day, there is always something that reminds me of something I once learned, but had forgotten. I like my job, I'm very good at my job. The hardest thing is knowing that my department is very low on the organizational ladder, and we are treated such by management most of the time.