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Hillsborough County Government

Human Resources Specialist (#HRSPCTGENP) GENP
$20.72-$32.89 Hourly / $3,591.47-$5,700.93 Monthly / $43,097.60-$68,411.20 Yearly


Performs professional human resources duties as subject matter experts specialized in a specific functional area of human resource.


A Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management (Administration), Business Management, Public Administration, or a Social or Behavioral Science; and 

Three years of professional human resources experience.


An equivalent combination of education and professional human resources experience in a specialized function that would reasonably be expected to provide the expertise required to perform the job-specific activities noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of the assigned human resources functional area.
  • Considerable knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, and agency policies affecting the assigned human resources functional area.
  • General knowledge of human resources practices and understanding of how one action may impact different functional areas. 
  • Skills in making presentations to small and large groups.
  • Ability to conduct research, collect, interpret and analyze data to understand workforce trends and patterns and develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and work processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


 Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Serves as a professional subject matter expert in a specific human resources functional area such as talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, labor relations, learning and organizational development, leave and workers comp, classification and compensation, benefits, wellness, human resource information systems, data analytics and metrics.
  • Provides professional consultation of their functional area, technical guidance and support to departments/agencies and other human resources functions.
  • Ensures completion of daily work activities are accomplished within allotted time-frames.
  • Assists departments in the interpretation of Federal and State laws, Hillsborough County policies and collective bargaining agreements and the application of procedures specific to their functional areas.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams in the design and implementation of major human resources programs.
  • Conducts research and studies, and drafts/compiles oral and written reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Reviews existing processes, participates in process improvement initiatives and implementation of innovated ideas.
  • Conducts employee workshops and training sessions.
  • Represents department/agency interests in committees or board meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.