Employee Benefits

The Human Resources Department strives to create a positive environment where everyone matters. The Human Resources Department follows through with this commitment by providing interested applicants and employees with optimal employment and benefit services.

When you join our team, here are just some of the benefits you will receive! Benefits may vary by job classification.
  • 12 Holidays per year
  • 1 personal day off of your choosing
  • $300 annual Wellness Benefit
  • Florida Retirement System
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Bereavement Leave 
  • Florida Blue HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Long Term, Short Term, and AD&D Disability Plan
  • Optional Supplemental Insurance
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Optional Florida Pre-paid college
  • Direct Deposit
  • Full-time hours are based on 2,080 (fire dept. hours are 2,592), part-time hours vary.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement


The City of Tavares is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Tavares to prohibit discrimination of any kind and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or
any other characteristics protected by law. The City of Tavares will conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
The City will take action to employ, advance in employment and treat qualified Vietnam era veterans, disabled veterans, women and minorities without discrimination in all employment practices. All personnel actions, including hiring, promotions, selection for training, compensation, layoffs, recall from layoffs, and terminations will be administered in a manner consistent with general principles of non-discrimination.