A secure bureaucratic work environment, with a lot of room for advancement.
Staff Assistant, PSS (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – March 7, 2016
A typical day at work consists of managing the current project/assignment at hand, and working with administration for project component approvals. There is constant communication between the project manager, project team, administration, executive team, and the customer in regards to the current assignment. I have learned to enhance my project management and market research skills while working for the Department of Public Social Services. Management/executive staff tend to have a very traditionalist mindset when it comes to many projects associated with the department. Although constant communication exists, the bureaucratic work culture insists each employee go through the chain of command to obtain project approval. This causes major delay's in project progress, which in turn makes it difficult to assign ideal target dates. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that whatever project you implement in the department, it makes a positive and lasting impact on the citizens of Los Angeles County.
Room for advancement, job security, health/retirement benefits
Traditionalist job culture, bureaucratic