As government goes, Alachua County is one of the better organizations.
Applications Manager (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – July 26, 2013
Under the guidance of the County Manager from 2000 to 2012, the county ran like a top. The most effective chief executive the county has ever seen. The departments and governance of county services was well managed and regulated. The culture was fair, open, and respectful. County leaders respect and appreciate the value staff bring to the organization and they have good rewards programs, professional development opportunities, and always look inside the organization to fill vacancies as promotional opportunities before going outside the organization. It's a great place to work, or at least it was when I was there.
Flex/comp time, work life balance, telecommuting, relaxed environment and dress codes, emphasis on good performance and communication, strategy and planning, real direction, mission, and vision.
Like any government organization promotional opportunities are limited and competitive.