Hi. I was offered a position by the NYC Department of Transportation back in late June 2009. It is already the end of the year. However, they tell me that they are still currently processing my hiring paperwork. I asked them if there is any way to speed it up but they replied that all positions take this long. In October my paperwork was submitted to OMB for the final approval and the person at DOT told me that they are not allowed to contact OMB regarding my status. They can only wait and they don't know for how long.
Does anyone who work for the NYC DOT or another division of the NYC gov't can tell me if this is normal? How long does it usually take to hire someone? It's been several months already!!! It's a great position and I was very happy when I got the offer after a 1-year job search. However, I am starting to have doubts about the positon and I'm not sure if I should just look for another position. The job market is so tough right now. Any advices??