Most positions begin work at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. with a 1-hour (unpaid) lunch break. The County realizes the personal needs of employees and attempts to accommodate those needs by restructuring the employee’s work hours, which still ensures that the services are being provided effectively and efficiently. Departments may allow employees to work a flexible schedule provided they meet the required total number of work hours for that week. For example, some employees (if working a 40 hour week) may work 10 hours a day for 4 days, or begin work at 7 a.m. and end their day at 4 p.m. The County does have some part-time positions, all of which have different work schedules depending on the department’s needs. Emergency personnel (firefighters) work 24-hour shifts with 48 hours off in between shifts.