Human Resources Specialist

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Largo, FL

About the Job

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals who want to help their community and make a positive difference in people's lives.  Our goal is to provide the highest level of professional public service to the wide range of ethnic and culturally diverse groups that make up Pinellas County. A career with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offers: challenge, excitement, variety, teamwork, job satisfaction, opportunities for special assignments, career development, opportunities for promotion/advancement, and excellent salary and benefits. We do not hire persons who use tobacco products, and require a “no tobacco use” by applicants for a six-month period prior to application and during length of employment.

 Of the more than 3,000 Sheriff's Offices nationwide, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is one of less than 40 to have received the Triple Crown Award for accreditation. This prestigious award recognizes agencies that have achieved accreditation from three separate accreditation agencies: Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the American Correctional Association (ACA), and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC). Additionally the agency is accredited by the Florida Model Jails (FMJ).

 “Leading The Way for a Safer Pinellas” is the vision and will continue to be the guiding direction of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.



  •  Full cycle recruiting for open positions including advertising, attending and/or facilitating job fairs;
  •  Successfully prepare, distribute and track requisitions and personnel actions forms;
  •  Manage the employment application process by screening applications, assist with pre-employment testing, facilitating oral boards (interviews) and conduct new hire onboarding;
  •  Manage current positions and vacancies and compile the necessary reports;
  •  Respond to all employment and/or benefit related inquiries from applicants, members and retirees;
  •  Point of contact for members or retirees and benefit carriers to answer or resolve claims questions or issues;
  •  Prepare, update and maintain benefit related paperwork;
  •  Assist with planning and coordinating benefit functions including open enrollment and benefits and wellness fair;
  •  Develop, facilitate and present training for new and existing members on HR policies and best practices;
  •  Administer human resources policies, best practices, and benefits;
  •  Administer leave of absence programs including Family and Medical Leave Act, short and long term disability and workers compensation including eligibility, approval process, and return to work requirements;
  •  Administer performance evaluation program;
  •  Facilitate pre-retirement and post-retirement meetings with agency members, to include completion and submission of supporting documentation;
  •  Conduct and analyze salary and/or benefit surveys;
  • Ensure that all databases, reports, documentation, etc., are accurately updated, properly scanned/filed, secured and disseminated in a timely manner consistent with policy;
  •  Monitor the budget and make adjustments accordingly;
  • Participate in Sheriff’s Office recruitment and community relations activities as directed.


  •  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field
  •  2 years’ experience in a Human Resources professional role
  •  Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  •  Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license


  •  Proficiency or knowledge in using a variety of computer software applications such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
  •  Time management skills to efficiently organize, prioritize, schedule and manage daily work activities, tasks, and special assignments; work is completed independently with the incumbent being able to successfully complete all projects in a timely manner
  •  Ability to utilize research techniques and statistical analysis in report preparation, using sound judgment in the interpretation of data gathered
  •  Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  •  Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace

Applicants must be tobacco/nicotine free for six months prior to submitting application and during length of employment.

 The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office strives to provide our employees with the best benefits possible. Some of the benefits are Annual Leave (120 hours), Health Insurance, Wellness Incentives, and Education Assistance Program.

Please visit our website at for additional information and how to apply.  Any questions can be directed to Human Resources at 727-582-6208 or