Why Choose To Work With New Hanover County

Care For Yourself & Your Family

  • Choice of three (3) comprehensive medical plans
  • Options for dental, vision, life, and other supplemental insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts to help cover healthcare and childcare costs
  • Convenient on-site wellness clinic and physical therapy
  • Wellness programs and fitness opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program that offers free, short-term counseling, legal and financial consultation, work-life assistance, and crisis intervention services to employees and their household family members
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Paid parental leave for up to six weeks, offered to employees with at least one year of service

Invest In Your Future

  • Membership in the NC Local Government Employee's Retirement Plan
  • Local Law Enforcement Retirement Plan for sworn law enforcement officers
  • Additional options for 401(k) and 457(b) deferred compensation plans, employer paid 401(k) contribution of 2.5%
  • Flexible spending accounts to help cover healthcare and childcare costs
  • Health savings accounts to save money, tax-free, for medical expenses

Build A Career

  • Multitude of learning and professional development opportunities
  • Instructor-led classroom courses and trainings
  • Online trainings available
  • Educational Leave for 3 hours a week towards classes that are only offered during regular work hours, for a degree related to your field of work

Feel Appreciated

  • Employee appreciation events to thank our employees for the excellent work they do
  • Five types of employee recognition awards
  • Annual awards banquet to recognize Stellar Award winners, employees who have gone above and beyond their job duties

Balance Work & Life

  • Earn personal leave up to 24 days per year
  • Enjoy 12 paid holidays and one floating holiday per year
  • Generous sick leave policies
  • Use of clinic leave to visit the on-site wellness clinic during work hours
  • Bereavement leave
  • Earn extra time off for donating blood and completing wellness challenges

Give Back to Your Community

  • Use community services leave to volunteer in the community without missing pay
  • Donate blood to the American Red Cross and earn time off as a thank you
  • Be recognized for your dedication to public service outside of the workplace with the Community Service award
  • Be a part of a community of professionals dedicated to lifelong public service