Benefits to working at N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission

There are many benefits to working for a North Carolina state agency and, specifically, for working for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
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Leave

 

 

Paid Vacation Leave

11 days per year to start; increasing incrementally with service to a maximum of 25 days per year after 20 years

 

Paid Sick Leave

12 days per year

 

Paid Holidays

11 or 12 days per year

 

Special Leave

Eligible employees may receive paid leave for certain periods of military service; when serving on a jury or subpoenaed as a witness; or when volunteering to support North Carolina’s schools, communities, citizens, and non-profit organizations.

Special leave may also be used by eligible employees to balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families by ensuring generally that leave is available for certain medical reasons and for compelling family reasons.

 

Insurance

 

 

State Health Plan

Two group plans which cover hospital and medical expenses are available to employees at no additional cost depending on which plan is selected.  Family and dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.  For more information, go to www.shpnc.org.

 

Workers’ Compensation

The state provides medical benefits and disability compensation including a weekly compensation benefit for time lost from work due to on-the-job injury or job-connected illness.

 

Disability Income Plan

After attaining certain service requirements, employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-term disability benefits when they are unable to work because of injury or illness.

 

Supplemental Insurance

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers eligible employees the opportunity to participate in a variety of plans to meet their needs and the needs of their families.  Plans include dental coverage, vision care, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, cancer insurance, critical illness coverage, and health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts.  Employees may enroll in any or all of the plans—participation is voluntary.  Employees pay for the cost of coverage through payroll deduction.  For more information, go to www.ncflex.org.

 

Long-Term Care Insurance

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers employees optional long-term care insurance which will pay for full-time medical or support services in the event of a debilitating medical condition.

 

Unemployment Benefits

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission provides unemployment benefits for eligible employees.

 

Retirement

 

 

Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System

After an eligible employee has completed certain service requirements, the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System provides service retirement, short term-disability benefits, long-term disability benefits, and death benefits.  Permanent, full-time employees contribute 6 percent of their monthly salaries to the retirement system.  For more information, go to www.myncretirement.org.

 

Supplemental Retirement Plans

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers two optional tax-deferred savings programs, the NC 401k Plan and the NC Deferred Compensation Plan (457), designed to help employees reach their retirement savings goals.  For more information, go to www.myncretirement.org.

 

Other Benefits

 

 

Academic Assistance Program

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission may provide reimbursement of academic costs to eligible employees who complete academic course credits to help improve the knowledge and skills required for their current jobs.

 

Employee Assistance Program

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission offers a confidential counseling and assessment program which is designed to assist employees resolve personal problems before they disrupt personal and work life.  The service is provided at no charge to employees.

 

Longevity Pay

Longevity pay recognizes long-term service of employees who have worked at least 10 years with state government.  The percentage of pay increases as length of service increases.

 

Promotional Priority

Current state employees receive priority for promotions over other applicants when they apply for higher level jobs and possess substantially equal qualifications.

 

Employee Recognition Programs

The state has several programs that recognize employees for service, excellence, and ideas to save the state money.

 

Service Awards

Service awards recognize state employees’ total state service in increments of 5 years through retirement.  The value of the award increases in proportion to tenure.

 

State Employees’ Credit Union    (SECU)

SECU is a member-owned, non-profit cooperative.  North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission employees are eligible to become members.  For more information, go to https://www.ncsecu.org.

 

Payroll Direct Deposit

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission employees are paid through direct deposit.  Direct deposit allows the transfer of employees’ pay directly into their bank accounts without the hassle associated with paper checks. 

 

State Employees’ Association of    North Carolina (SEANC)

SEANC is a united body of more than 55,000 state employees and retirees working together to achieve common goals through group action.  It is committed to protecting and enhancing the rights and benefits of state employees by representing employees before the North Carolina General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, the Retirement System Board, and the State Health Plan.  North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission employees are eligible to join SEANC. For more information, go to http://www.seanc.org.

 

Employee Discounts

The state has contracted with WeSave, Inc to build partnerships with local and statewide businesses to offer products and services to all active and retired state employees.  There are over 3,000 merchants participating in the WeSave Discount Program.  The state promotes this partnership to express appreciation to state employees.

 

For more information about employees' benefits, refer to the State Employees' Handbook.

 

Working at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission allows employees opportunities to enhance their careers by:

          
  • Working with a highly regarded organization
  • Working with experts in their fields--nearly 70 percent of North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission employees have completed post-secondary education degrees.
  • Providing benefits geared toward recognition and growth such as reimbursing costs for completion of specific academic courses; recognizing long-term service with longevity pay; rewarding employees for service, excellence, and contributions that benefit the state; and allowing current qualified state employees promotion priority over other applicants for a position. 
  • Service

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has a long history of providing service to the people and wildlife of the state of North Carolina. In addition to the work we perform for the Wildlife Resources Commission, many employees take advantage of Community Service Leave to provide service to their community and to the state.  

    The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission works in all areas of the state. We may have a position opening in your town!

     

    From the mountains to the sea come work with us.

    Related Information

     

    Career opportunities:

    Full time positions are posted at the North Carolina Office of State Personnel Web site.

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    Wildlife Enforcement Officers: 

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    Career Contacts:

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