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. 


Deadline –open until filled; 292-4557;