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Chief of Staff

Leon County Sheriffs Office
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift, Weekends, Holidays

This is an executive management position on the Sheriff's Office Command Staff and reports directly to the Sheriff.  The incumbent is responsible for the direction and management of the Human Resource Section and the Fiscal Services Section as well as oversight of the Information Technology Section.   The Chief of Staff shall serve as a Senior Manager and shall be responsible for serving as strategic advisor and counsel to the Sheriff and Undersheriff.  The primary duties of this position will be to assume day-to-day responsibility for projects and tasks assigned by the Sheriff and Undersheriff, to create and maintain cross-departmental relationships to enable leadership success,  to ensure timely and effective responses to directives and as a Senior Manager assigned to the Sheriff's office work to ensure all budgetary issues operational issues and personal issues be resolved.  The Chief of Staff promotes the Sheriff's Office vision and mission and adheres to the agency core values of honesty and integrity, accountability, teamwork, trust and respect and commitment to excellence.  To be successful in this position, the employee must demonstrate competency in local, state and federal statutes and ordinances and LCSO General Orders, conflict resolution, general communication skills (both written and oral), inter-personal skills, problem solving, team building skills, strategic planning and transformational leadership.  

  Essential Duties:

  • Support the Sheriff and Undersheriff in the general management of the agency by planning, coordinating, and evaluation the overall operation of the Sheriff's Office.
  • Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, safety and health, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations.
  • Perform highly complex administrative assignments, special projects, and analytical projects for the Sheriff. 
  • Develop and advise on strategic, fiscal, and capital improvement plans, oversight on the dissemination of public information; advise on ongoing and emergent issues and develop strategies for effective resolution and implementation.
  • Through collaboration and consultation with the Sheriff, Undersheriff, and Executive Staff, establish a Strategic Plan for the agencies priorities, goals, and objectives. 
  • Coordinate the implementation of on-going projects, plans and strategies.
  • Ensure long and short term goals are on track and support the mission and vision of the agency. 
  • Develop and utilize a strategic plan to establish Leon County Sheriff's Office, priorities, goals and objectives and coordination of implementation of ongoing projects.
  • Build relationships with external community partners in order to identify opportunities for collaboration and problem solving. 
  • Attend and represent the Sheriff at meetings as assigned.
  • Ability to work closely with others as a team.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide professional customer service skills to both the public and agency members.
  • Ability to prepare and present clear, accurate, concise and objective written and oral reports.
  • Ability to meet requirements and maintain required licensures and certifications as well as agency required in-service training.
  • Ability to adhere to the standards and principles of the agency's core values and professionally represent the agency.
  • Ability to report to work timely, consistently and as scheduled.
  • Ability to perform all functions of the job classification without posing a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place.




 Eligibility Criteria:

  • High school diploma or GED required; 
  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Public Policy, Risk Management, Business, Finance related field from an accredited college or university required; 
  • Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Public Administration, or Public Policy from an accredited college or university Preferred;
  • A working knowledge of the constitutional and other statutory responsibilities of the Sheriff required; 
  • Five years of progressive responsibility in administration and managerial or supervisory experience in areas such as human resources, public policy analysis project management, legislative management, strategic planning and our public administration required;
  • Proficiency in human resource management preferred;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license with good driving history.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, push, carry or pull a minimum of 25 pounds independently.
  • Must be available during times of emergencies or natural disasters and be available for a 24-hour operation.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently direct the functions of the Office of Human Resources applying principles related to training, recruitment, pay and retirement benefits, management of insurance programs, and resource allocations.
  • Knowledge of the structure and functions of Florida county governments in order to perform strategic planning, budgeting, and to support the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Skill and judgment and decision making in order to consider relative costs and benefits of available options and to recommend and defense solutions there in the best interest of the Leon County Sheriff's Office and the community.
  • Ability to manage sensitive topics within and outside the Sheriff's office.
  • Skill and motivating and developing staff and in identifying the best use of Sheriff Office resources.
  • Ability to interpret and apply legal codes, procedures, governmental regulations, executive orders and agency rules.
  • Ability to track, analyze, interpret issues related to information technology, and communication data systems.
  • Ability to work with the Director of Information Technology to ensure Sheriff's Office specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time based metrics for hardware, software, and software services are strategically planned.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently apply management principles related to strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Ability to plan and manage the budget of the Office of Sheriff and coordinate funding with the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Skill in motivating and developing staff and in identifying the best use of agency resources.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to convey accurate and timely information to varying audiences.
  • Ability to negotiate with different groups concerning organizational topics. 
  • Skill in project management, managing time-frames and schedules to meet competing deadlines.
  • Professionalism, initiative, honesty, integrity, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Posted: 2019-07-31 Expires: 2019-08-30

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Chief of Staff

Leon County Sheriffs Office
Tallahassee, Florida 32304

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