Kind people with little room for personal advancement
Volunteer Intern (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – August 10, 2016
I have gotten to know a number of people throughout departments who have all proven to be kind and hard working. However, there is little/no room for people to move up or laterally (from personal experience and what my mentors have hinted at). There is little funding available so workers are forced to do too much work for too little money. The building is small and outdated and there is little work space.
Dedicated to improve and protect the health and well-being of the citizens of Pierce County.
Grants and Contracts Specialist (Former Employee) – 37th and Pacific Avenue – January 22, 2015
My typical day at work involved working with public health trained professionals in our department. Our basic activities involved contracting with local community based organizations, nonprofits and schools, doing chronic disease prevention, physical activity, nutrition and anti-tobacco projects.
I learned that many of our contractors needed a substantial amount of assistance to comply with the terms and obligations in our contracts.
Overall, my management and co-workers were very supportive of each other and supported our mutual efforts to improve the health and well-being of the people in Pierce County.
The hardest part of the work was the limited funding.
The best part of the job was seeing people in the community work hard to improve the health of their constitutents.