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Florida Legislative Employment Information

The Florida Legislature
Office of Legislative Services, Human Resources

Job Title

Program Specialist (Employment Unit)

General Summary

This is professional work in the Employment Unit within the Office of Human Resources.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Assists in administering various phases of the comprehensive legislative human resource program.
  • Processes and maintains confidential personnel records of all employees.
  • Prepares and processes paperwork placing Legislators, salaried, and temporary employees on the payroll.
  • Processes and maintains confidential personnel records of all employees including promotions, transfers, salary changes, reclassifications, leaves of absence, and resignations in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Legislature in carrying out rules and regulations relating to employment, salary changes, terminations, and other personnel issues.
  • Evaluates applicants’ and employees’ training and experience to determine eligibility for legislative job classifications.
  • 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.
  • Researches and proposes improvements in the legislative human resource system.
  • Performs special assignments, prepares reports, and drafts letters of response to inquiries.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional professionalism displayed in quality of work, verbal and written communication, and a desire to serve legislative employees.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of personnel administration.
  • Knowledge of personnel program functions such as selection, classification and pay.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of human resources.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer programs.
  • Ability to prioritize work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • 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.

Salary

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:  Program Specialist
111 W. Madison Street
Room 701, Claude Pepper Building
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.