Requisition No: 658781
Agency: Management Services
Position Number: 72002401
Salary: $55,000.00 – $60,000.00
Posting Closing Date: 06/17/2022
Payroll and Leave & Attendance Lead People First State of Florida Department of Management Services This position is located in Tallahassee, FL

DMS Organization and Mission: The Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and the DMS Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary J. Todd Inman, DMS employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies and challenge the status quo. Position Overview and Responsibilities: The DMS People First Team is recruiting a highly qualified individual to join our team as the state’s leading expert for the Payroll and Leave & Attendance modules. The position serves as the Payroll and Leave & Attendance Lead responsible for all aspects of the Payroll and Leave & Attendance modules within the People First system. The related activities include conducting requirements gathering, development of detailed business requirements, project plans, test scripts, training documents and general release communications as well as coordinating and conducting testing and training sessions with state agency human resource professionals. As the state’s leading expert for the Payroll and Leave & Attendance modules, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide input on the effect of leave & attendance and payroll policy and proposed collective bargaining on the People First system. Review new or revised payroll and leave & attendance rules, legislation, strategic plans and proposals on payroll and leave & attendance issues for impact on the People First system and presents findings and/or makes recommendations. Develop and proactively managing detailed project plans for the payroll and leave & attendance system implementation and related projects. Research and recommend enhancements and develop business requirements to ensure that the Payroll and Leave & Attendance modules and related functions (e.g., interfaces, screens, processes, reports) and assigned BOBJ and SAP portal reports in the People First system are comprehensive, user-friendly, reliable, and accomplish objectives. Develop and execute detailed test scripts for the payroll and leave & attendance system. Facilitate and lead end-user acceptance testing sessions. Create and distribute end-user communications and training materials. Facilitating and leading end-user training sessions. Review and provide input into the state’s legislative process regarding the impact of proposed legislation on the People First system and related processes. Successfully managing day-to-day tasks, while leading implementation of new system releases.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong working knowledge of the People First Payroll and Leave & Attendance modules, within the People First system.
Knowledge of basic project management principles and practices.
Ability to identify, plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple large work assignments at the same time.
Ability to collect, evaluate and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document work flow and other activities relating to the improvement of management practices.
Proficient in the following computer applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents and other written materials.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong proofreading and editing skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.
Ability to work effectively within a team-based work group that consists of state employees and vendor staff.
Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to think creatively (outside the box).
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to management analysis activities.
Ability to conduct fact finding research.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a related information technology role (i.e., business analyst or functional analyst roles), who also possess a strong working knowledge of People First payroll and leave & attendance processes.

Special Notes: DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses: An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation. Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.
The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.
Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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