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Benefits Specialist (Office of Legislative Services)

Date:  Jun 11, 2022


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General Summary:

This is professional work in the benefits area of Office of Legislative Services (OLS) Human Resources.


Examples of Work Performed:

  • Counsels employees in matters of retirement, group insurance, and other benefits.
  • Responds to questions and problems in the administration of benefits for Legislators, employees, and with other agency personnel.
  • Coordinates with the Finance and Accounting Office on journal transfers, refunds, and vouchering warrants for premium and retirement payments.
  • Assists in administering phases of the diversified and comprehensive legislative human resource program.
  • Researches and proposes improvements in the legislative human resource system.
  • Processes and maintains confidential personnel records of all employees.
  • Assists in recommending new personnel policies and procedures and changes to existing ones.
  • Inputs data into the legislative human resources system and monitors computerized personnel reports and records.
  • Performs special assignments, prepares reports, and drafts letters of response to inquiries.
  • Advises employees and supervisors on workers' compensation programs and processes injury reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of personnel programs such as those administered by the Florida Retirement System and the Division of State Group Insurance.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of human resources.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and apply related rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to use tact and exercise good judgment when interacting with Legislators and staff, other agencies, and the public.


Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business or public administration, or a related field and three years of professional experience in accounting, auditing, budgeting, human resource, staff development or training, purchasing, research, analysis, program planning and evaluation, or administrative work; or


A master's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of professional experience as described above.


Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.


Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with State of Florida employee benefits and retirement experience.


Commensurate with Experience
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.


Application Deadline:
Open until filled


Submission of Application:
Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:


Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
Re:  Benefits Specialist
111 W. Madison Street
Room 701, Claude Pepper Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400


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Accommodation for Disability
If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee