You'll get the hang of it in no time. It's not terrible. You just have to get into the mindset that "going the extra mile" isn't going to be rewarded and that the "machine" of government tends to create a lot of stuff that seems to be useless (all of it it isn't! But sometimes it is hard to see the reasons for things...).
Working within the government you'll find that everything is about processes. And people get their feathers ruffled if you upset their
process regardless of how good your intentions may be. In many cases, those processes are the only thing that justifies that person's job so they take it very seriously!