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Benefits

Permanent full-time and part-time employees are eligible for the following paid and voluntary benefits starting the first day of hire:

Paid Benefits:

Long Term Disability - Long Term Disability benefit will pay 65 percent of your basic monthly salary to a maximum of $6,000 per month.

Basic Life Insurance/AD&D – Basic Life/AD&D are equal to the amount of your annual salary, rounded up to the nearest $1,000, subject to a $250,00 maximum.

Holidays - Volusia County observes nine holidays annually.

Personal Leave - Personal leave is a combination of sick and annual leave hours and is earned on a bi-weekly rate based upon the employee's length of service (approximately 28 days/year for new hires). NOTE: Firefighters are entitled to accumulate annual and sick leave benefits.

Bereavement Leave – Employees, depending on work shifts may be eligible for paid bereavement leave if an immediate family member passes away.

Florida Retirement System (FRS) - FRS offers pension and investment benefit options. Employees automatically pay 3% toward their FRS account and the county pays a percentage depending on the position.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Employees have access to licensed professional counselors; online services including videos, articles, health assessments training courses, and more.

Workers' Compensation - Employees are covered by the Florida Workers' Compensation Law and are entitled to benefits for job-related illnesses/injuries.

Voluntary Benefits:

Medical/Prescription Drug, Dental, and Vision Insurance - Eligible employees and their eligible dependents are offered these affordable benefits to best meet their health and wellness needs.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Employees can set aside up to $2,700 a year in a medical FSA to pay for covered items.

Supplemental Life Insurance - Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance coverage for eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Short-Term Disability - Short Term Disability benefit pay 65 percent of your basic weekly salary to a maximum of   $1,500 per week.

Cancer and Critical Illness - These insurance policies pay benefits, in addition to existing coverage, that can be used to help cover additional costs.

Deferred Compensation (457 Plan) - This plan allows employees to invest in mutual funds, variable annuities, savings accounts, and fixed annuities.

Wellness Programs - The Wellness Program includes activities such as: Fitness Centers, Lunch and Learn Programs, Annual Employee Health, Wellness and Benefits Fair, Blood Drives, Weight Loss Program, and many other health care events.

Wellness Incentives Dollars - Employees may earn wellness dollars up to $300 annually.

COBRA and Retiree Benefits - COBRA participants and retirees can continue their benefits after they leave county employment.

Computer Purchase Program - Employees may finance a personal computer through payroll deduction.

Tuition Reimbursement - Employees can improve their job-related skills through enrollment in courses offered by accredited educational institutions and may receive reimbursement for a portion of the course costs.

Contact Dave Merrill at 386-736-5951, ext. 13492 or dmerrill@volusia.org

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