14 days old

Human Resources Specialist

St Lucie County Fire District
Port St Lucie, Florida 34983
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift



JOB TITLE: Human Resources Specialist (Non-Exempt)


Performs a variety of routine and complex work in the administration of the Human Resources Division. Performs professional level work in coordinating the administration and/or promotion of one or more of the Fire District’s Human Resources, Risk and Benefits programs that include, but are not limited to, property, liability, workers’ compensation, safety, FMLA, employee relations, and customer service. Performs related professional and administrative tasks as assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Human Resources Director.


  • Supports and carries out the Fire District’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • Communicates and advises on the Articles of Agreement, Rules & Regulations, Standard Operating Procedures and General Orders.
  • Coordinates or assists with the administration of various human resource programs and issues as assigned or as needed in one or more functional areas of the human resources division. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating and conducting training; advising managers and employees on risk management; various employment matters; recruitment, selection, and onboarding; and analysis on all areas of HR and or Risk metrics.
  • Coordinates efforts to control or mitigate loss producing conditions and activities involving employee claims, unsafe working conditions, employee accidents or injuries, citizen claims against the District, property or vehicle damage. Evaluates insurance coverage required by District and assists in coordinating contracts/renewals with others; maintains information system(s) for accurate recording of losses, claims, premiums, and other risk related costs and experience factors.
  • Coordinate the District's property and casualty liability insurance programs; coordinates the investigation of on-the-job injuries; process, review, and analyze Workers’ Compensation claims and incident reporting; recommends accident prevention programs. Works with the Director of HR and attorneys to resolve claims against the District.
  • Communicates injuries to workers’ compensation carrier and attorney(s), advises employees and department heads.
  • Researches and evaluates trends in human resources, safety, loss control, Risk Management, OSHA and makes appropriate recommendations to the Director of Human Resources.
  • Ensures compliance with various federal and state regulations, including scheduling of random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Drug-Free Workplace and drug and alcohol testing regulations; conducting annual employee driver's license verifications with DMV to ensure current and appropriate driver's licenses in accordance with regulations and verify vehicle operator qualifications according to District policy. Maintains appropriate documentation of compliance.
  • Completes special projects related to human resources, safety or risk management as assigned by the Director of Human Resources.
  • Prepares and submits various monthly, quarterly, annual, and audit reports to Director of Human Resources and organizations as required.
  • Foster positive employee relations and perform customer service functions by ensuring effective use of department procedures and answering employee’s requests and questions.
  • Maintains human resources records by processing and recording all employee and candidate actions, to include, but not limited to new hires, transfers, terminations, change in job classifications, promotions, assignments, annual and quarterly physicals, performance, and pay changes.
  • Monitor unemployment claims by reviewing claims, substantiating documentation and requesting legal counsel review, as applicable.
  • Coordinate and assist in areas to include, but not limited to, completion of recruitment and employment forms, background checks, employee integration, and coordinating employee programs.
  • Assist in recruitment and retention programs; coordinates promotional processes; coordinates promotional and pre-employment testing. Reviews selection packages, monitors eligibility and prepares documents. Assist in division functions to include payroll, FMLA, FLSA, occupational and non-occupational leave; maintains departmental personnel records.
  • Provides information and works with external parties to coordinate enrollment in various benefits programs.
  • Reconciles and prepares payments for vendors; maintains accurate records to verify monthly billing of health/dental, vision/life and supplemental insurance coverage. Reconciles payroll deductions.
  • Prepares information for various state and federal reports.
  • Responds to employment verification inquiries, reference checks, and public records requests.
  • May be required to serve as designee on one or more committees.
  • May be required to assist with emergency support functions in the event of a declared emergency and/or any other emergency duties as assigned.
  • Uses personal computer with various software and other office equipment. Utilizes software to perform responsibilities efficiently.

 (These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.

Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as necessary.)




  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of safety and loss prevention programs; knowledge of State and Federal laws relating to occupational health and safety; knowledge of principles and techniques of employee safety; knowledge of property, casualty, liability, workers' compensation, insurance and claims practices; knowledge of the concepts and application of risk management. 

  • Ability to analyze insurance policy provisions; ability to analyze, and identify rate risk exposures, and loss expectancies; and ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with personnel at all organizational levels as well as with consultants and outside agencies. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, concepts and theories of human resources, risk management, workplace safety and associated federal, state and local laws and regulations. Thorough knowledge of Florida Workers’ Compensation Act. Knowledge of insurance and claim processes; and computer aided data analysis.
  • Strong business and project management skills that lead to achieving results.
  • Justify and defend department programs, policies and activities; and ability to analyze and evaluate needs in one or more operational areas of Human Resources and Risk Management including personnel, technology, equipment, materials, procedures programs, policies, processes and service delivery.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of a business organization and management.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience using Microsoft Word and Excel as well as various other computer programs.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and discretion, especially with regard to sensitive or confidential personnel matters.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to completion.
  • Ability to balance and understand financial schedules such as payroll reports and insurance bills.
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policy.
  • Ability to meet and work with the general public, employees and staff in an effective manner.
  • Ability to accurately type and input information into the computer.
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures.
  • Ability to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.


Graduate of an accredited college or university with an Associate degree in human resources, business, public administration, risk management, or related degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred; two (2) or more years of professional related experience in human resources, risk management, or insurance administration; Experience with public entities is preferred; valid Florida driver's license. An equivalent combination of training, education, and experience may be considered to meet qualifications.


Not required, but preferred:



  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction).
  • Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended time periods.
  • Ability to access file cabinets for filing and retrieval of data.
  • Light (under 15 pounds) lifting and carrying.


  • Works primarily indoors in an office environment.

 SLCFD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals. We comply with the ADA and consider reasonable accommodations that may be necessary to eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions. Hire may be subject to passing a medical examination, and to skill and agility tests.








Application Process:

Applications are available to be completed on the Fire District’s website at www.slcfd.com. On the banner at the top select How Do I, then under Apply select Jobs. Applications, resume and all other required documents, may be submitted via email, fax, U.S. mail or delivered in person. Incomplete or applications received after 11:59 PM October 25, 2019 will not be accepted.


In the subject line, please type Human Resources Specialist.

Fax:      772-621-3609

Mail:   St. Lucie Co. Fire District, Attn. Human Resources

5160 NW Milner Drive

Port St. Lucie, FL 34983

Deliver in person: between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., to the Fire District Administrative Complex: Human Resources Division; 5160 NW Milner Drive, Port St Lucie, FL 34983


For additional information contact SLCFD Human Resources at 772-621-3323 or go to www.slcfd.com.


Preference in appointment will be given to Veteran’s Preference eligible applicants. EOE/VET PREF/Tobacco free Workplace\Drug Free Workplace


Posted: 2019-10-07 Expires: 2019-11-06

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