Sure, you’ve heard of Houston, but you might not know how cool it is to live in the city—or work for it! See, Houston is no ordinary municipality; it’s one of the largest and fastest growing cities in the U.S. with an incredibly diverse population.
City of Houston doesn’t keep up with the times by standing still. Instead, it’s giving the public sector a 21st century gleam by innovating like a tech company—focusing on data, learning, and results. This includes crowdsourcing data on potholes and hosting regular hackathons in which the organization enlists some of the brightest urban thinkers to propose new and cutting-edge ideas to help the public good.
City of Houston makes sure its employees are well taken care of, too. “We have a really strong training program and really value professional development. We want to invest in city employees as much as possible,” shares Jesse Bounds, Deputy Assistant Director of Finance.
And this interest in employee well being extends outside the office. “Working for the City of Houston provides work-life balance. We have great benefits and we are flexible when it comes to personal needs of the employees. The management works with employees to ensure they are happy and are taken care of,” says Sindhu Menon, Assistant Director of Houston IT Services.
If you are a self-motivated and service-oriented individual who wants to give back to the community, City of Houston could be a great fit for you.
Check out City of Houston’s offices, then go get your next job.
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author