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Human Resource Consultant

Department of Management Services
October 12, 2017
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Salary:  $45,000 - $50,000

Posting Closing Date: 10/25/2017

Human Resource Consultant

Human Resource Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Rick Scott and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. The Department of Management Services is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  The Department of Management Services facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Erin Rock, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.

The Division of Human Resource Management (HRM) is seeking a dynamic HR professional with broad experience administering employment programs and applying state and federal laws, in the administration of these programs.

The primary responsibility of this position is to serve as a member of the Workforce Design and Compensation Team researching, analyzing, developing, and overseeing implementation of HR policies that impact the entire State Personnel System (SPS), with a particular emphasis on statutory, federal and other required reports; training; program reviews; analyses; special projects; and utilization of the human resource information system. The incumbent must be proactive and exercise a high degree of independent judgment and critical thinking in performing the duties of the position.

The incumbent must apply the Department’s mission statement “To deliver high-quality support services to government agencies, state employees, and the public that are reliable, innovative, and cost reductive” and the Division of Human Resource Management’s mission statement, “To provide effective and efficient human resource programs and services for the State Personnel System that attract, develop, retain, and reward a high-performance workforce.”

Position responsibilities:

Policy Implementation/Development:  Applies HR rules, regulations and statutes to processes.  Assists in drafting new or revised rules, statutory language, interpretative documents, and guidelines on HR issues, in consultation with the agencies being served and the program areas that are impacted.  Prepares executive summaries, white papers and reports to assist management in reviewing, recommending and formulating policy decisions.

Consultative and Technical Assistance: Provides consultative and technical assistance as needed through the interpretation of state and federal HR rules, laws, and executive orders related to any area assigned to the Workforce Design and Compensation team and serves as a Subject Matter Expert in various  areas which may include but not limited to:

  • Classification: Broadband system, reorganizations, and reclassification actions related to SES and SMS.
  • Compensation: Annual and Cumulative Annual Factors, FLSA, Pay Additives, Pay Instructions, Perquisites/moving  expenses, salary surveys and Special Risk designations.
  • General: appointments and status, call back, dual employment, layoff/workforce transition, Other Personal Services

Research and Analysis: Independently conducts research, performs analyses, and presents findings and recommendations to address HR issues and to provide customer service and assistance to agencies, employees and other entities. Prepares analyses of HR related proposed legislation. Develops appropriate documentation to present findings, recommendations, and/or analyses.

Quality Assurance:  Identifies underlying principles, historical background, and benchmark information pertinent to the HR issue being addressed.  Recommends solutions to identified problems.  Develops recommendations for improving human resource processes that include applicable best practices and trends of both public and private sector employers and strategies for conserving state resources and enhancing productivity.  Reviews agency actions for compliance with human resource rules, regulations and statutes and presents findings which include recommendations for corrective action.

Presentations:  Represents the Division at professional meetings and conferences and may be required to prepare and deliver presentations to communicate/disseminate information.  This would include designing handouts, manuals, training materials, etc.

Personnel Information Systems Development/Enhancement and Auditing:  Recommends enhancements to ensure the components of the personnel information system are comprehensive, user-friendly, reliable, accomplish objectives and comply with HR rules, regulations and statutes.  Creates and audits reports using the personnel information system.  Reports discrepancies and ensures that errors are corrected or communicated to agencies for correction.

Special Projects:  Serves as a team lead or member on projects with responsibility for developing solutions and/or meeting specified objectives related to human resource issues or programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal regulations which are applicable to Workforce Design and Compensation functions.
  • Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions.
  • Knowledge of and ability to access Florida statutes, administrative code, as well as how to apply them to State Personnel System programs.
  • Ability to think critically, use logic and analysis, solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to work independently when conducting research and developing policy.
  • Ability to organize information and prepare clear and concise executive summaries, white papers, and briefing documents;
  • Ability to use office software applications to perform duties and conduct routine research using the Internet and other computer-based analysis and forecasting tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Possession of interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a diverse mix of internal and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 years of experience working in a professional level human resource position.
  • Completion of a four-year degree OR professional experience may substitute on a year for year basis.
  • Experience using human resource information systems or any enterprise software for data reporting (e.g., People First System Data Warehouse, Impromptu, etc.).
  • Experience writing/developing reports including research findings, analysis of data, trends and recommendations.

The Department of Management Services is committed to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and improving employment outcomes.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

DMS appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members.  Further, DMS recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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