Typical day at work is overall pretty good. The staff that you work with are mostly great people. The majority commit their career to public service and truly care about doing the right things for the people of the state.
The problems lie within the upper management structures and the political connections regardless of political party. This department is very willing to abandon best practices and engineering expertise to please politicians. There is also some very strange management philosophies that do not make sense with common practice.
If you can handle having engineering decisions overturned and your expertise ignored, it is a decent place to work.