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Why Winter Haven Water

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Water is a key element that flows through our community, making connections of all kinds along the way. Our mission within Winter Haven Water is to ensure a sustainable community into the future by utilizing best practices in the water and wastewater industry, and setting the bar for exceptional water resource management!

Investing in our Team

Benefits

Benefits

Pay Increases

  • Performance Compensation Step Plan (Subject to Available Funding)
  • 3% Increase on Employee’s Employment Anniversary for Fiscal Year 2022 (Oct. 1, 2021 –Sep. 30, 2022) and Fiscal Year 2023 (Oct. 1, 2022 – Sep. 30, 2023)
  • 2.5% Increase on Employee’s Employment Anniversary After Fiscal Year 2023
  • 3.5% Increase on Employee’s Every 5 Year Anniversary
  • Annual Cost of Living (Subject to Available Funding) Cost of Living Adjustments were approved in FY 2018, FY 2019, FY 2020 & FY 2021

Benefits

  • Holidays 11 paid per year; time and one-half rate for all hours worked on a holiday
  • Vacation Leave Accrual 8 hours per month; 280 hours maximum at October 1 (Note:  Accrual Increases after Five Years of Service)
  • Sick Leave Accrual  8 hours per month; 1,600 hour maximum
  • Personal Leave  3 days per year deducted from Sick Leave; no annual carryover
  • Sick/Personal Leave Buy Back  3 days per year occurring in December each year (Note: Cannot use sick/personal time during the year)
  • Safety Shoe Allowance  $ 125 per year available in October each year

Further Your Education

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  • Education Assistance Program  Full reimbursement of tuition and books (Note: Must maintain a B average)
  • Increase your pay by 2.5%-5% upon completion of certificate programs Click here for more info

Insurance Benefits 

Health Insurance Premiums (Biweekly) City is self-insured and has maintained the same employee premiums for the past 4 years

  • Employee Only =                                                       $  48.69
  • Employee + 1 Dependent =                                     $177.27
  • Employee + 2 Dependents =                                   $202.98
  • Employee + 3 or More Dependents =                    $233.85
  • Dependent Age 27-30 Taxable Premium =            $128.58

Life Insurance

  • City Provided at No Cost to Employee =                           $10,000
  • Optional, Self-Pay Biweekly =         $5k increments; $50k maximum

Employee Retirement 

  • 401(a) Employee Retirement Program
  • 3% Employee Contribution
  • 7.5% Employer Contribution
  • 5 Years Full Vested
  • Normal Retirement at Age 60 with 5 Years of Service

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