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Date: Feb 12, 2021

Location: CLEARWATER, FL, US, 33762

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Requisition No: 311861 

Agency: Justice Administrative Commission


Position Number: 21006670 

Salary:  $50,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 03/10/2021 


The Director of Human Resources is responsible for cultivating the Law Offices of Sara Mollo’s most important assets – its people. This position is a member of the Public Defender’s leadership team and is responsible for delivering a rich and robust compensation and benefits package, organizational policies, programs, and services to meet agency-wide and department-specific operational needs. This includes, but is not limited to, employee recruitment and selection; employee payroll; compensation and benefits administration; employee development and retention; employee health and safety; employee and labor relations; diversity and inclusion.

Core Competencies and Job Functions:

Employee Recruitment and Selection

  • Design and maintain appropriate hiring processes and procedures.
  • Guide the recruitment, testing selection, and hiring of employees, maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the population we serve.
  • Deliver new employee orientations, ensuring that employees are effectively on-boarded consistent with each department’s needs.

Compensation and Benefits Administration

  • Guide employees through the selection of benefits available during the on-boarding process and annual open enrollment period.
  • Oversee Payroll team to ensure that all employees are paid on time and accurately ensuring all local, state, and federal employment requirements (ex: FMLA, ADA, FLSA, etc.) are adhered to.

Employee Development and Retention

  • Direct employee training, counseling, and career development in conjunction with department heads, including working with departments to help eliminate structural barriers to development opportunities.
  • Oversee employee performance evaluation system.  Review and implement changes to ensure the system provides actionable, meaningful feedback for employees to support strong performance.
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Provide guidance and suggestion to the Elected Public Defender to recommend new and amended human resources policies and procedures
  • Serves as a confidential advisor to the Elected Public Defender. Ensuring information is timely communicated to the Elected Public Defender in an effort to mitigate potential risk management concerns.
  • Ensure all human resources policies and activities comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Maintain and implement personnel policies and procedures, ensuring consistent interpretation and application.
  • Monitor and maintain job descriptions, job classifications, and salary structures in partnership with departments.
  • Initiate and/or supervise investigations in response to questions, complaints, employee grievances or harassment/respect in the workplace allegations from managers, employees, union representatives and other City personnel in a timely and professional manner.
  • Develop and champion an agency-wide standard for employee safety needs, including policies, training, and reporting.
  • Coordinate employee separation, exit interviews, and analysis of lessons learned.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Serve as the agency’s affirmative action officer.
  • Monitor compliance with EEOC guidelines and certify compliance with EEO requirements for federal grant programs.

Any omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Benefits include:

  • Florida Retirement System benefits
  • Life Insurance Coverage
  • Comprehensive Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Preventive Care Benefits and Wellness Program
  • Annual Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Senior Management Designation

Online applications are not being considered.  To apply, contact:

Elise Minkoff


Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS at 1-844-377-1888 on how your current benefits may be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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: Tampa