All vacancies for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind are posted on the State of Florida’s People First website. To find vacancies, visit peoplefirst.myflorida.com. You may also call (877) 562-7287. TTY users call (866) 221-0268.
See current job postings at the bottom of this page. Please follow application instructions, and apply for the positions at PeopleFirst .
The Division of State Group Insurance website includes links to forms, publications, advisories, and newsletters.
State Health, Life, Vision, Dental, and Supplemental Insurance
Active employees may participate in the State Group Insurance Program health and life insurance plans, as well as a variety of supplemental insurance plans, including dental, cancer, intensive care, accident, and accident and disability. Employee premium contributions for these plans may be deducted on a pre-tax basis. The Division of State Group Insurance website includes links to forms, publications, advisories, and newsletters.
Flexible Benefits Plan
The State of Florida offers all eligible employees the opportunity to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Program where a portion of income may be set aside to pay for non-reimbursed and eligible health and dependent care expenses through “medical reimbursement accounts” and “dependent care reimbursement accounts.”
The State of Florida has established a Deferred Compensation Plan to allow employees to set aside a portion of their salary (either a set amount or a percentage) and receive its value when they separate from state employment. The amount of current earnings deferred is not considered income for federal tax purposes until its value is paid. This supplemental income will complement the employee’s social security benefits and Florida Retirement System benefits.
Florida state employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit by electronic transfer to the financial institution of your choice.
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP assists all employees, as well as anyone who resides in the employee’s household, or any employee’s family member who is financially dependent on who may be suffering from behavioral or medical problems, which may affect the employee’s work performance. The state recognizes that behavioral or medical disorders and mental health problems can be successfully treated.
Section 1009.265, Florida Statutes, authorizes full-time state employees to enroll at a state university or community college for up to six credit hours of tuition-free courses per term on a space available basis.
All new employees, of the state, are automatically enrolled in the state-sponsored Florida Retirement System (FRS). The FRS is a single retirement system consisting of two primary retirement plans. The primary plans are a defined benefit plan known as the FRS Pension Plan and a defined contribution plan known as the FRS Investment Plan. In FRS employees and the employer pay the retirement contributions. The employee contribution rate is currently 3% and is paid on a pre-tax basis. Employees have a choice to participate in the FRS Pension Plan or the FRS Investment Plan.