Director of Human Resources (Staff Director)

Date:  May 28, 2023


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Requisition No: 796533 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: Director of Human Resources (Staff Director)

Position Number: 99999 

Salary:  $0.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2023 


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The Florida Legislature
Office of Legislative Services



Job Title

Director of Human Resources (Staff Director)


General Summary

The Office of Legislative Services, a support organization to the Florida Senate, House of Representatives, and nine other joint units of the Legislature, is seeking a talented Director of Human Resources to lead our HR function. The qualified individual will lead and develop a team of professionals who oversee employment processes such as attendance/leave, payroll, insurance and benefits for the Florida Legislature.


Examples of Work Performed

  • Supervises, plans, and directs the daily human resources (HR) activities in all functional employment areas:  insurance and retirement benefits, recruitment, hiring and onboarding, payroll, attendance and leave, workers compensation, and HR data management and reporting.
  • Responsible for compliance with policies and procedures and all appropriate approvals regarding personnel actions
  • Serves as coordinator for accommodations under the ADA.
  • Oversees enhancements/modifications to the Legislature’s HR application and intranet home page.
  • Responds to public record requests.
  • Coordinates and reviews requests for sick leave programs, military leave and family medical leave for the joint units.
  • Selects, trains, disciplines, and evaluates the performance of HR employees.
  • Plans workloads, workflows, deadlines, work objectives, and time utilization with employees.
  • Prepares required and ad hoc HR reports.
  • Oversees the maintenance, retention, and destruction of HR records following the Office of Legislative Services Records Retention Schedule.
  • Serves as a liaison and prepares stakeholder communication
  • Performs other related duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HR best practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of state and federal employment laws
  • Knowledge of computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database programs.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of Florida state government, legislative rules, and procedures.
  • Skill in research, analytics and creating reports from a large database.
  • Skill in attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience leading and supervising a team.
  • Ability to coordinate personnel transactions and workflow utilizing an HRIS system
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with internal customers.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct work, and evaluate results and alternative strategies.
  • Ability to process large amounts of information from diverse sources and to integrate that information into a logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials.
  • Ability to be resourceful, act independently, and take action in situations that lack clear direction.
  • Ability to do short- and long-range program project planning.
  • Ability to understand, formulate, and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to assess budgetary needs.
  • Ability to train others.


Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and seven years of professional administrative, research, policy analysis, or program planning and evaluation experience.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.

A doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.

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

Preferred: SHRM certification



Commensurate with experience (minimum salary - $60,972). The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.


Application Deadline

Open until filled


Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and detailed resume to:

Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
111 W. Madison Street, Room 701
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400


Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.


Accommodation for Disability

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


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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.

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