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Date: Jun 5, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 345621 

Agency: Management Services


Position Number: 72002402 

Salary:  $45,000.00 - $54,600.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/18/2021 

Labor Relations/Human Resource Consultant - SES

Division of State Human Resource Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL

“Previous applicants are still being considered and need not reapply.”


The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.

The Division of State Human Resource Management (HRM) is seeking a dynamic individual to work with HRM in providing consultative services and technical assistance; enterprise-wide data management, analysis, and reporting from the People First System (human resource information system); policy implementation and development; quality assurance; and special projects.

Position responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of this position as a team member in the Labor Relations Program are in the core areas of State Personnel System Collective Bargaining, Labor Relations and other areas as assigned within the Division of Human Resource Management. This position requires a high degree of confidentiality.

This is independent professional work in the development, implementation, and administration of human resource (HR) related policy. Because the incumbent’s independent judgment influences policies and decisions affecting employees in State Personnel System agencies statewide, the position is one of high responsibility. 

Access to Confidential and Exempt Information: Assists state managerial employees as defined in s. 447.203(4), F.S., and has direct access to and regularly works with State Personnel System information relating to labor relations, negotiations, and collective bargaining that is confidential and exempt from public records, as provided in s.447.605, F.S.  If disclosed, this information could provide an employee organization with an advantage at the bargaining table or in the administration of the collective bargaining agreement.  Also has direct access to information relating to employee/employer relations, human resource management, and/or budget preparation and administration information, the improper disclosure of which is prejudicial to the state. The incumbent in this position is a confidential employee as defined in s. 447.203(5). 

Access to Sensitive Information: Works occasionally with employee records containing personal identifying or medical information, the handling of which requires adherence to all appropriate security controls in order to maintain the privacy and integrity of the data.  Because this position has responsibility for monitoring employee files across all agencies within the State of Florida’s employees automated human resource management system, this position is assigned to an N Role code, which provides statewide view only.

Collective Bargaining Negotiations: Provides professional support to the State Personnel System collective bargaining process as part of the DMS Collective Bargaining Team; drafts collective bargaining proposals; schedules, attends, and maintains records of collective bargaining negotiations; serves as liaison with agency advisory councils for collective bargaining; gathers cost data from the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budgets (OPB); prepares documents and status reports for DMS executive staff, the Division of Human Resource Management, Governor’s Office and legislative staff members related to impasse proceedings and ratification of agreements; and prepares final agreements for posting on website.

Grievance Review:  Researches collective bargaining grievances filed at Step 3 (DMS level) under Article 6 of the collective bargaining agreements as well as appeals to arbitration; conducts fact-finding meetings with unions and agencies; and renders legally-defensible decisions.  Assists with preparation of arbitrations involving contract interpretation and administration. 

Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements. Conducts research and analysis regarding collective bargaining and human resource issues to provide consultative assistance and support to the Chief Negotiator and the Division of Human Resource Management, Office of the General Counsel, agencies and employees.  Provides interpretations of collective bargaining agreement language; supports the Division of Human Resource Management and assists the agencies in the administration of collective bargaining agreements, including providing workshops or other training activities and materials; supports the Division of Human Resource Management and assists and provides guidance to the agencies on labor relations issues including disciplinary actions, union consultations, and memorandums of agreement.

Consultative and Technical Assistance: Provides consultative and technical assistance to management, agencies and the public based on a thorough working and historical knowledge of Florida Statutes, Laws (State and Federal), rules, trends analysis, past practices, best practices, and collective bargaining agreements that impact Employee Relations and collective bargaining. Consultation and technical assistance is generally provided without higher level review.  Agencies use this assistance to respond to immediate issues as well as for long-term planning or special projects.

Legislative Monitoring and Bill Analysis:  Prepares analyses of proposed legislation; prepares and/or reviews executive summaries, white papers and reports related to legislation; identifies impact of legislation to State Personnel System and proposes updates to relevant HR policies and procedures.

Quality Assurance: Recommends solutions to identified problems. Develops recommendations for improving human resources processes that include strategies for conserving state resources and enhancing productivity.

Team Member/Leader Roles: Serves as team leader or team member with responsibility for developing solutions to human resource issues or concerns.

Agency Training: Develops curriculum and presents training in collective bargaining and contract administration.  Designs and administers conferences, workshops, and symposiums for employee and professional development programs.

Presentations: Represents the program at professional association meetings and conferences, as well as articulating to internal and external entities the program’s policies and goals.

Professional Development:  Attends conferences, workshops and training programs and researches HR- related literature to enhance human resource knowledge, skills and abilities.

Special Projects:  Serves as a team lead or member on projects with responsibility for developing solutions and/or meeting specified objectives related to human resource issues or programs.

Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the public sector collective bargaining process in Florida.
  • Ability to access Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, and federal laws, rules, and regulations, as well as how to apply them to State Personnel System programs.
  • Ability to work independently when conducting research, developing bargaining proposals, and preparing documents summarizing bargaining status.
  • Ability to organize information and prepare clear and concise documents.
  • Computer skills for using standard office applications (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and the Internet.
  • Problem-solving skills in resolving issues with a diverse mix of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to hold sensitive and confidential information in confidence.

Minimum Qualifications:


DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce.  We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce.  Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses.

An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee