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Working for New Hanover County is more than a job. It’s a chance to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of people around you. As one of the fastest growing counties in the state, New Hanover County is a great place to live and work. Our diverse community is filled with beautiful scenery, historic landmarks, and thriving arts and culture; providing big city accommodations with small town charm. We strive to recruit and retain the best employees and offer excellent benefits.

Explore below some of the reasons working with New Hanover County can be an exciting and fulfilling career for anyone. Come join one of the top workforces in the area and help us continue to make New Hanover County the diverse, prosperous coastal community it has grown to be since 1729!

Current Job Opportunities

Why Choose to Work with New Hanover County?

  • 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
  • And more…
  • 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
  • Flexible spending accounts to help cover healthcare and childcare costs
  • Health savings accounts to save money, tax-free, for medical expenses
  • And more…
  • 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
  • And more…
  • Earn personal leave up to 24 days per year
  • Enjoy 11 paid holidays per year
  • Generous sick leave policies
  • Use clinic leave to visit the onsite wellness clinic during work hours
  • Community services leave available to volunteer in the community without missing pay
  • Earn extra time off for donating blood and completing wellness challenges
  • And more…
  • 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
  • Discounts to local businesses and events
  • And more…
  • 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
  • And more…
Human Resources: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 135 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7178 • Fax 910-798-7179
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