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The Florida Legislature
Office of Legislative Services - Human Resources

Job Title

Staff Director (OLS - Human Resources)

Working Title

Director of Human Resources

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 the HR function and team of six busy HR professionals who oversee employment, payroll and benefits for the Florida Legislature.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Supervises, plans, and directs the daily human resources (HR) activities in all functional areas:  insurance and retirement benefits, talent acquisition and on-boarding, payroll, and attendance and leave.
  • Assists supervisors with performance related issues and disciplinary actions.
  • Reviews all personnel actions for compliance with policies and procedures and for appropriate approvals.
  • Conducts final audit and approval of all personnel actions in the Legislature’s HR system (MyHR) for completeness and accuracy.
  • Serves as coordinator for accommodations under the ADA.
  • Oversees enhancements to the Legislature’s HR application and intranet home page.
  • Responds to public record requests.
  • Coordinates and reviews requests for sick leave pool, sick leave transfer, 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 necessary HR reports.
  • Oversees the maintenance, retention, and destruction of HR records in accordance with the Office of Legislative Services Records Retention Schedule.
  • Participates in formulating and interpreting policies and procedures for legislative employees and leadership.
  • Attends meetings to keep informed on HR related matters.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of HR best practices and procedures.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and management.
  • Skill in reading comprehension, analysis, and organization.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to take action in situations which lack clear direction.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the demands of the public.
  • Ability to conduct meetings and make presentations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct work, and evaluate results and alternative strategies.
  • Ability to utilize research and analytical skills.
  • Ability to process large amounts of information from diverse sources and to integrate that information into logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials.
  • Ability to be resourceful and act independently.
  • Ability to organize and implement sound management skills which result in an effective coordinated function.
  • Ability to do short- and long-range program project planning.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to assess budgetary needs.
  • Ability to formulate policies.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • 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.


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