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Human Resource Director


The Human Resources Director assists the Executive Director and the management team of FRLS in their efforts to provide a safe and productive work environment together with a generous yet cost effective benefits package for all employees. The Director assists the Executive Director in establishing and maintaining effective and up to date human resources policies and procedures. The HR Director ensures that FRLS’s staff and offices are in a strong position to further the mission of FRLS in providing high quality legal services to low income people and communities.

The duties of the Human Resources Director include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Competently manage all employee benefit plans; procurement and maintenance of all program insurance programs, including health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, unemployment and workers compensation benefits; monitoring of all unemployment, workers compensation, malpractice and general liability claims. 2. Works diligently and aggressively to obtain suitable office space as needed, including negotiations for leases, build-outs, maintenance, cleaning and repairs; manage the Lakeland office location including obtaining new tenants and maintaining relationships with lessees. 3. Stay abreast of employment and human resource laws and issues; provides timely and accurate employment salary, etc. information, as appropriate, to third parties; maintain the current FRLS Policy book and update as needed, and providing copies of the current policies to FRLS’ Administrative staff and Managing Attorneys upon requests, and updating the policy books as needed; assist with ensuring compliance with HR policies by all agency staff. 4. Participate in union negotiations and labor management meetings under the directions of the Executive Director; maintain current and up-to-date copies of union contracts. 5. Maintain current job descriptions and assist with recruitment of qualified applicants for job vacancies; promptly advertise vacant positions; perform reference checks and maintain records of same; maintain records of job offers; comply with E-verify reporting requirements; arrange for background screening for support staff as needed, and provide for orientation of new staff and coordinate other orientation needs with other staff; assist with hiring and terminations under the direct supervision of the Executive Director; maintain confidential employee personnel records including records of all payroll changes, evaluations, etc. 6. Arrange for purchase of furniture, equipment, library materials, and advocacy software, as needed, while looking for the best purchase price for the agency; assist with maintaining inventory of same. 7. Assist the fiscal department with prompt opening, closing and maintenance of all program bank accounts, in accordance with sound fiscal standards. 8. Participate in management team meetings; timely prepare personnel portions of grants and reports to funders; be familiar with case management software and produce reports as needed and by stated deadline; attend Board of Director meetings to report on personnel issues, as needed.


A Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or personnel management or related studies is required, as well as prior experience in human resources or personnel management. A Juris Doctorate or Masters Degree in Human Resources or related field is preferred. A candidate for this position must be a self- starter, have excellent time management skills, be willing to travel to the various FRLS offices, be familiar with human resource software and technology, be willing to work with attorneys, the public, and with low income communities and have some understanding of financial systems.

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Submission Deadline: 
March 30, 2020
Organization Information: 
Florida Rural Legal Services
1321 E. Memorial Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801
United States
Phone: 863-688-7376