Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I have to wait for an interview?
Once a position is closed, all applications
are sent directly to the department within one to three days after the
closing date. The department may choose to interview all
applicants or will choose only the top applicants and contact
those applicants directly to set up for an interview. The
department typically contacts applicants selected for an interview within two
weeks of receiving the applications.
What type of salary can I expect to receive?
Each position is posted and advertised at its
full range of pay, fron the base (entry) to the maximum level. If the applicant
exceeds the minimum qualifications for the position, the
department may provide justification and recommend hiring about
the minimum entry level for the position, which is also
dependent on budget restraints. The salary and benefits
combination are very competitive throughout Marion County and
with private sector positions.
What are the work hours for positions?
Most positions begin work at 8 a.m. and end
at 5 p.m., with one hour (unpaid) lunch break. The county realizes
the personal needs of employees and attempts to accommodate
those needs by restructuring the employees' work hours, which
still ensures that the services are being provided effectively
and efficiently. Departments may allow employees to work a
flexible schedule provided they meet the required total number
of work hours that week. For example, some employees (if working
a 40 hour week) may work 10 hours a day for 4 days, or begin work
at 7 a.m. and end their day at 4 p.m.. The county does have
some part-time positions, all of which have different work
schedules depending on department needs. Emergency
personnel (firefighters) work 24-hour shifts with 48 hours off
in between shifts.
What benefits does the County offer to employees?
Regular full-time employees working 35 hours
or more per week are eligible for health, life, dental, vision and long-term disability insurance and will participate
in the Florida Retirement System.
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Does the county have any volunteer or intern positions?
Marion County has a wide variety of volunteer
and internship opportunites at departments ranging from Animal
erivces and Fire Rescue to Veterans Services and the Public
Library System. For more information visit the
Volunteer/Interns Program page.
Once I complete and turn in my application to Human Resources office, do I
need to complete an application each time I wish to apply for another position?
You are only required to complete one
application for employment with the county. If you are
interested in a different position after completion of an online
application, all that is required by you is to re-log and request that your application be
submitted for the position. Your application remains active for
60 days. and you may apply for as many positions as you are
interested in and are qualified for during the 60 day time period.