Why choose the City of Jacksonville?

Vacation and Paid Time Off
During your first year you will receive 11 paid holidays, one personal day, and up to four weeks of paid time off that you can use as annual or sick leave.

Retirement Options
Most employees will have the option to choose either a pension or 401(k)-style plan.  Both plans have a mandatory 8% employee contribution rate; however, your contribution will be in lieu of Social Security (currently 6.2%).  Our 401(k)-style plan is also matched at a generous 7.7% by the employer!  An additional Deferred Compensation plan is available for those seeking to invest aggressively towards retirement.

Health and Wellness
We offer low or no-cost health insurance options for most employees utilizing the Blue Cross network.  Low-cost dental and vision insurance, and no-cost life insurance are also available. Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts are available to help manage expenses.

Student Loan Forgiveness
City of Jacksonville employees are eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness after 10 years of public service and on-time payments.

Discounts
City of Jacksonville employees receive discounts on gym memberships, mobile phone services, sporting events, concerts, theme park tickets, travel accommodations, and even special discounts with local and national retailers.  You can even payroll deduct your Jacksonville Jaguar season tickets!

Making a Difference
“I think there’s no higher calling in terms of a career than public service, which is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives and improve the world.” – Jack Lew

“Help others and give something back.  I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger