I am so glad I came across this forum. I am a state employee working as a Senior Recreation Therapist for OMH and would really like to remain working for the government, especially for the benefits and pension. As of right now I don't see a lot of room for advancement, but I could be missing something. I wish there were someone to speak with for guidance for advancement within the state. There are tests coming out frequently, but navigating which tests to take and what positions would be appropriate can sometimes be difficult. Can anyone make any recommendations?