COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office offers competitive compensation and benefits package.
WITH THESE STARTING PAYS:
DEPUTY SHERIFF I
ENTRY LEVEL DEPUTY II
LATERAL ENTRY DEPUTY II
Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Plans
Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, & Holidays
401K Provided & Matched Based on Tenure
Uniforms & Equipment Provided
Take-Home Vehicle Program
Peace Officers Annuity and Benefit dues paid
FULL-TIME BENEFITS PROVIDED BY FORSYTH COUNTY
Personal Leave Accrual:
Personal leave shall be accrued as follows:
0 - 4 Years: 20 days per year - 6.16 hours per pay period
5 - 14 Years: 25 days per year - 7.70 hours per pay period
15+ Years: 30 days per year - 9.24 hours per pay period
To provide additional income protection when a qualifying emergency absence is necessary, any Full-Time employee hired on or after January 1, 2023, may utilize up to twenty-four (24) hours of paid Emergency Leave Time as deemed appropriate by their Department Head/Elected Official or designee. The employee should exhaust all available personal leave or accrued compensatory time before eligibility of using the emergency leave. Emergency leave shall not have any cash value, cannot be sold back to the County, will not be paid out upon separation and any unused balance will expire on the one-year anniversary of the employee.
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving (2), and Christmas (2).
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners offers employees a choice of two medical plans offered by Aetna and a plan offered by Kaiser Permanente.
Aetna Choice POS II - $2000 Individual Deductible (Advantage Plan)
Aetna Choice POS II - $1000 Individual Deductible (Classic Plan)
Kaiser Permanente HMO- $0 Individual Deductible
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners offers two dental plans from Delta Dental:
Base $1,000 Plan
Buy-Up $1,500 Plan
The vision plan offered by Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is administered by Aetna Vision, and will offer office visit copays for exams, as well as copays for lenses, frames, and contacts.
Basic Life & AD&D Insurance:
The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recognizes the importance of basic life insurance for all of its employees. The Board provides term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) protection for each full-time employee. This is a County-paid benefit.
Disability Insurance – Short Term and Long Term
100% paid by Forsyth County. Eligibility begins date of hire.
Short Term Disability – 60% of weekly earnings to a maximum of $1,000.00 a week. Eligibility begins 14 days after an accident or sickness and has a benefit period of 24 weeks.
Long Term Disability – 60% of monthly earnings to a maximum of $5,000.00 a month. Eligibility begins at 26 weeks to coordinate with the end of Short Term benefits and continues 24 months (Own Occupation).
Additional Life Insurance and AD&D:
Rates vary based on amount of coverage selected. Additional life insurance may be purchased for employee, spouse, and children.
Retirement Plan (401K):
Fully vested at five years of employment – 20% graduated vesting annually. Eligible to begin contributions immediately upon hire.
6 months - 1 year: County matches 100% of a max 5% of employee gross contributions
1 year - 5 years: County matches 100% of a max of 5% gross employee contributions & County contributes 5% of base salary
5 years - 10 years: County natches 100% of a max of 5% gross employee contributions & County contributes 5% of base salart & County matches 50% of next 5% of gross employee contributions
Over 10 years: County contributes 5% base & County matches 100% of a max of 5% of gross employee contributions & County matches 50% of next 5% of gross employee contributions and County contributes additional 2.5% base.
Retirement Plan (401K):
A 457(b) is a tax-advantaged retirement plan primarily for civil servants, municipal employees, law enforcement officers and public safety personnel. For 2023, the annual contribution limit for a 457(b) plan is $22,500.