Job Title: Director of Employee Relations

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Administration
Job Group:Administrative


Job Code:1203
Salary Schedule:APT09


Responsible for all processes and procedures related to collective bargaining, employment contracts, drug and alcohol testing, discipline, performance, employment law and equity.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.


  1. Develop and implement procedures to keep the School Board informed of the status of negotiations and to secure School Board reactions on negotiation proposals.
  2. Serve as a liaison with Florida Department of Education officials and other state agencies concerned with employee relations as well as the Florida School Boards Association.
  3. Consult with the School Board Attorney and Labor Attorney regarding personnel issues.
  4. Disseminate information related to the collective bargaining agreements.
  5. Distribute information regarding the Code of Ethics.
  6. Disseminate information regarding nondiscrimination and harassment policies and procedures.
  7. Provide information to administrators and other employees regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  8. Distribute information to administrators and other employees regarding the District’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies and procedures.
  9. Disseminate information regarding the District’s Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) and Pasco’s Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing Program policies and procedures.
  10. Distribute information regarding the District’s Sick Leave Bank policies and procedures.

Critical Thinking

  1. Assist in the development of policies for employee relations.
  2. Recommend legislative proposals in the area of employee relations.
  3. Analyze new legislation related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA and unemployment law to determine its impact on the District.
  4. Oversee the collection of data and provide an avenue for administrative input relative to the collective bargaining process.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Direct the Board’s chief negotiators for the Instructional and School Related Personnel bargaining units.
  2. Negotiate the impact of any state or federal legislation on bargaining unit employees.
  3. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District.
  4. Provide leadership for members of the administrative staff serving on the negotiating team.


  1. Direct the administration of the two collective bargaining agreements and Board policy relative to labor and employee relations.
  2. Direct the process for reviewing requests for reasonable accommodations under the ADA.
  3. Oversee the review process for FMLA leave requests.
  4. Coordinate the review process for Sick Leave Bank requests.
  5. Oversee the process for unemployment compensation claims and appeals.
  6. Coordinate the Teacher Assistance Team Process.
  7. Direct the process for employee grievances and complaints.
  8. Oversee the process for staffing of new schools.
  9. Administer the District’s OTETA program.
  10. Coordinate Pasco’s Reasonable Suspicion Drug Testing Program
  11. Serve as the District’s Equity Coordinator.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Set high standards and expectations for self and others.
  2. Participate in conferences and other activities related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  3. Maintain current knowledge of all local, state, and federal legislation related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  4. Develop and provide training to all District employees in the area of collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  5. Develop and provide training to all administrators who sit on the collective bargaining teams.
  6. Develop and provide training to District administrators on the utilization of the district’s evaluation system.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Assist in the formulation, development, and implementation of procedures related to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  2. Serve as a resource to all District employees in regards to collective bargaining, EEOC, harassment, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, OTETA, and employment law.
  3. Provide assistance to administrators in regards to the District’s evaluation system, employee performance, and behavior.
  4. Provide consultation to the Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendents relative to any disciplinary action which they take regarding administrative personnel.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Serve on committees, councils, and/or task forces.
  2. Exhibit support for the District’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.
  3. Represent the District in a positive and professional manner.
  4. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  5. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.


  1. Develop the budget for the department.
  2. File required reports with the Education Practices Commission of certificated employees who are alleged to have violated the Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida.
  3. Develop and coordinate the Annual Equity Program Update to the Department of Education.
  4. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.


  1. Coordinate employee misconduct investigations including communicating with law enforcement as necessary and make recommendations for related employee actions.
  2. Prepare recommendations for actions related to employee misconduct and/or deficient job performance.
  3. Supervise formal disciplinary action against instructional and non-instructional employees.
  4. Direct the investigation and respond to complaints related to EEOC, Veteran’s Preference, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, Sick Leave Bank, unemployment compensation, OTETA, and drug testing policies and/or procedures.
  5. Oversee the selection of the members of the collective bargaining teams.
  6. Make and share decisions in a timely manner.
  7. Respond immediately to emergency situations.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in both formal and informal settings
  • Demonstrate effective collaboration skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner
  • Exhibit appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to facilitate problem-solving by individuals or groups
  • Knowledge of the collective bargaining process, employment law and equity, and school personnel law in Florida
  • Knowledge of effective teaching practices and noninstructional work skills and the related employee contracts and assessment systems
  • Knowledge of employee investigation and disciplinary procedures


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of human resources, business, public administration, or education
  • Minimum of three (3) years in administration and/or supervision
  • Experience in collective bargaining for a school system or public entity
  • Experience with employee performance issues
  • Experience with employee investigations and discipline




  • Teaching and/or administrative experience in a public school system
  • Experience in the area of employment law and all laws, regulations and codes governing equity


Supervisor of Employee Relations and Assigned Support Personnel


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director of Employee Relations;   EST: n/a;   REV: November 17, 2009;   Board Approved: November 17, 2009