I am applying to a job as an analyst working with the fire department to help allocate resources more effectively. The job reports to the fire captain and at the end of my cover letter I was going to write something like:
Thank you for your time, your service, and your consideration.
First, I don't know if this is in bad taste. Second, I'm not sure about the wording because it seems to equate my thankfulness of their service with that of their time and consideration (of me in this role). Given that the last two are much more important to me personally than to society, I'm seriously considering keeping it in but re-writing it.