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Human Resource Assistant

  • Job Code: W1308
  • Pay Grade:WI
  • Pay Scale:$16.29-$29.36 Hourly; $33,883.20-$61,068.80 Annually
  • Exempt:No


Performs entry-level human resources support duties in one or more areas of a human resource (HR) program.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Prepare a variety of routine correspondence, notifications, forms, meeting minutes, and related documents in order to communicate information to staff and employees.
  • Establish and maintain human resources files and associated records and systems in order to provide documentation of activities and comply with agency and/or department records management operating policies and procedures.
  • Proofread printouts, reports, and other documents or forms used by an assigned HR functional area in order to identify and eliminate errors.
  • Assist other agency and/or department HR staff initiate, process, modify, or correct information related to human resources actions.
  • Process routine transactions related to an assigned HR functional area.
  • Respond to questions concerning HR transactions and provide information for the resolution of routine problems.
  • Enter data into automated systems used by an assigned HR functional area.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of general office policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of human resources program procedures and documentation.
  • Knowledge of English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform accurate computations and verify data.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to evaluate applicant's information to determine qualifications.
  • Ability to complete personnel action requests to achieve the desired organizational and/or staffing change. Ability to type may be required.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • One year of human resources related experience.
  • An associate’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • 6 months of human resources related experience.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.
  • 30 net words per minute on a typing test; or 100 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training