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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.


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.