Welcome To Swain County

Human Resources

Swain County Administration

Employee Benefits

Medical Insurance – Swain County offers employees a choice of 80/20 or 90/10 medical plans

Dental Insurance – Dental insurance is available to all full time employees and family members.

Life Insurance – Full-Time employees are covered with $10,000 of Life Insurance and dependents with $5,000 at no cost to employee. Additional term life insurance is available if the employee elects coverage.

Retirement – Membership with the North Carolina Local Governmental System is administered by the state. Participation is required after six months of employment. Employee contributes 6% of gross and the County matches an amount set by the state each year.

Health Insurance for Retirees – Employees who meet requirements can remain on the County Health Insurance after retirement until they reach age 65.

Supplemental Insurance Options – Available through Colonial and Aflac insurance

Homeowners and Automobile Insurance – Polices are offered through Liberty Mutual. By being in this program employees receive discounts that otherwise they would not.

Flexible Benefits Plan – Eligible Child Care Expenses and Non-Reimbursed Medical Expenses can be taken out of your check pretax, which reduces your end of year taxable income.

Computer Program – Employees with Swain County can buy a computer up to $2,000 with an interest free loan.

PrePaid Legal Services – Employees may enroll to receive PrePaid Legal Services if they wish.

Employee Assistance Program – A program providing counseling and referral assistance in dealing with personal problems ranging from drug or alcohol dependency, to marital or financial problems, to work-related stress. Services are available, at no cost, to eligible employees and their family members 24 hours a day.

Deferred Compensation Plans – Swain County offers 457 or 401(k) retirement plans.

Credit Union – Employees may become members of the State Employees' Credit Union which offers a full range of savings/loan options.

Longevity Pay – Employees with ten or more years of eligible service will receive an annual payment in a lump sum based on years of service and  percentages.

National College Savings Plan – 529 Plan

Property Tax Payroll Deducted – Employees can set up payroll deductions for property tax

Swain County Also Offers:

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Petty Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Military Leave


Human Resources
Courthouse Building
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 2321
Bryson City, NC 28713

Lottie Barker
HR Director
Phone 828-488-9273
Fax 828-488-2754

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday