Director of Employee Services in the Florida Keys for Monroe County

Manages the Human Resources, Workers’ Compensation, Employee Benefits, and Safety programs with 11 employees, a budget of $26,000,000. Oversees the operation of Monroe County’s self-insured group insurance health plan, employee benefits, self-insured workers’ compensation and safety program along with recruitment and retention of approximately 500 employees.  The self-insured group health plan and workers’ compensation program covers all Monroe County employees including Constitutional Officer Employees – approximately 1,200 employees.

Director of Employee Services Responsibilities

  • Plans, supervises and manages the employee personnel, health insurance, life insurance, workers’ compensation and safety programs
  • Prepare, review, edit and monitor the Employee Services Budget
  • Provide policy recommendations on issues and programs of the County Administrator, the BOCC and other Departments.
  • Creates requests for proposals (RFPs) and evaluates respondents for programs
  • Participate in Union Negotiations for the IAFF and Teamster bargaining units with Senior Management staff and the County Attorney
  • Prepare and approve items for placement on the County Commission meeting agenda and handle presentations at meetings with staff participation as necessary
  • Oversee employee investigations, grievances, employee relation issues and resolutions
  • Interview and hire department staff

Director of Employee Services Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s Degree preferred.  A combination of education and experience may substitute for the formal education requirements.  Seven years minimum amount of prior related experience.  Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required. 

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Deadline –open until filled; 292-4557;  hr@monroecounty-fl.gov