Employment Benefits

Full-Time Employees

  • 100% employer paid Health, Life, Long Term Disability, Vision and Dental Insurance for the Employee
  • 65% of the premium paid for dependent’s Health and Vision Insurance
  • Optional Life, Short Term Disability, Supplemental Long Term Disability, and Long Term Care Insurance
  • Optional Medical and Dependent Spending Accounts
  • Optional Health Savings Accounts
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • 13 Paid Holidays
    • New Years Day, January 1
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 3rd Monday in January
    • President’s Day, 3rd Monday in February
    • Memorial Day, last Monday in May
    • Juneteenth, June 19
    • Independence Day, July 4
    • Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
    • Veterans Day, November 11
    • Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
    • Friday after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Day, December 25
    • Day After Christmas, December 26
    • Personal Holiday (1 day selected by the employee)
  • State Retirement Plan - Both agency and employee contribute to the plan
  • Optional Deferred Compensation Program - Employer Matching Funds Program Available
  • Longevity/Performance Pay Increases
  • Optional Federal Credit Union Membership
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Professional and Skill Development Training
  • Wellness Program with free annual onsite screenings (health risk appraisal, lipid profile, chemistry profile, hemogram, and blood pressure check)

Part-Time Employees

  • Optional State Retirement Plan

Employee Identification Card

All employees are further entitled to receive certain discounts and privileges when carrying the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission ID card:

  • Free park and facility admission
  • 20% discount on food and beverage items purchased in the snack bar
  • 20% discount on souvenirs at all county parks including the Folly Beach Pier and the Mount Pleasant Pier
  • The use of 2 chairs and one umbrella free of charge at the beach parks
  • The use of 2 bicycles and one boat and employee admission to the waterparks at James Island County Park, Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park, and the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Reciprocal Admission Pass Agreement

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and a group of area attractions honor a Reciprocal Admission Pass Agreement. By presenting your Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission ID card, you and one guest only can be admitted at no charge to participating attractions.