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Welcome to the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Human Resources Department, located on the 3rd floor of City Hall. 
You may contact Human Resources at:

City of Fort Lauderdale
Human Resources Department

100 N. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Voice: 954-828-5300
TTY: 954-828-5986
(from 7:45 a.m. until 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday)

Human Resources’ Mission

The Human Resources Department builds relationships by recruiting, hiring, promoting, training and retaining the best and brightest employees to create a strong, healthy and diverse workforce that delivers first class services in a safe environment for our internal and external communities.

Human Resources’ Values

  • Respect for the dignity of our co-workers, neighbors and customers and for the diversity of all groups
  • Integrity as demonstrated by honesty and fairness, and conduct beyond reproach
  • Courage to do the right thing, for the right reason, in the right way
  • Teamwork through recognition that excellence is achieved by cooperation, communication and collaboration
  • Service to our neighbors, our elected officials and other employees that is exemplary and exceeds expectations
  • Creativity as the foundation for ingenuity and innovation in the delivery of service
  • Accountability for our decisions, actions and results

Talent Management Division

The Talent Management Division fosters professional and rewarding careers as we strive to recruit top talent, develop employees, promote subordinates and retain staff. 

Recruiting activities include publishing job openings and matching candidates with the right skills to available jobs in the City, participating in career fairs and promoting professional and personal development of City employees.

Talent Management provides professional and personal development opportunities. The development of City employees results in higher workplace productivity, innovative approaches and creativity.

The overall responsibilities of the Talent Management Division is best represented with the following functional areas:

  • Classification & Compensation   
  • Recruitment, Testing, Selection
  • Organizational Development and Training
  • Employee Relations

If you are a City employee looking for promotional opportunities, please see our Promotional Opportunities and view the vacancies for existing City employees.

If you interested in employment with the City of Fort Lauderdale, please see our Current Job Opportunities. You may also call our Job Hotline at 954-828-5317.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact our Human Resources Department at 954-828-5300.

Classification & Compensation

Classification & Compensation provides a wide range of services including:

  • Updating and maintaining the City’s Salary Plan and job descriptions
  • Conducting job audits
  • Conducting employment verifications
  • Implementing Salary changes as per bargaining agreements
  • Processing performance/merit reviews
  • Processing changes in employee’s records such as address changes and salary/position changes 

 For more information, contact the Classification and Compensation Division at 954-828-5300.

Employee Relations

The Employee Relations Division and the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) operate under the Human Resources Department. The work of Employee Relations creates a direct link between the employees, managers and executives. OPS is available to receive, review and attempt to resolve any claim of unfair treatment in the workplace. It is with immense pride that this division stands ready to meet the needs of the City of Fort Lauderdale and its neighbors.

Employee Relations is responsible for:

  • Bargaining with four labor organizations that represent the City’s workforce, through five collective bargaining agreements. 
  • Labor contract administration.
  • Training in contract changes and in other related areas.
  • Conducting research on operational and emerging employer issues and communicate the findings.
  • Assist department directors and managers in policy and organizational development.

Organizational Development & Training

The Organizational Development & Training division is responsible for designing, creating, and implementing training and organizational development efforts to further the mission of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Learning

In addition to offering traditional training opportunities, we continually look for ways to bring learning to our workforce in unique and creative modes.  As part of our commitment to on-going employee development, we have a variety of resources to enable our employees to improve their skills, knowledge, and abilities based on their unique needs. In support of such initiatives, the City of Fort Lauderdale has partnered with a variety of higher education institutions to offer employees continuing education opportunities to sharpen their professional skills and accelerate their career.

On-Boarding

Through our On-Boarding process, we ensure that employees are engaged early and often and get the support they need to quickly learn the operation of the City.  Our On-Boarding does not end at New Employee Orientation - we continually seek opportunities to help new employees feel welcomed, engaged, and part of the City of Fort Lauderdale.

 For more information, please contact:  954-828-5300.

Risk Management Division

The Risk Management Division manages programs in the areas of employee safety, loss prevention, property, casualty, and employee benefits and wellness.

Risk Management attempts to protect the City’s physical and financial assets against loss by maintaining effective insurance programs, minimizing the City’s exposure to risk, providing for appropriate reserve levels, funding incurred liabilities, and providing for the proper cost allocation of incurred losses among City departments.

Risk Management also provides internal investigation services for the City on claims arising out of automobile, general, police, professional, and employment practices liability exposures.  In addition, Risk Management monitors the workers’ compensation and employee health benefit programs being handled by third party administrators.

  • Read the City of Fort Lauderdale Risk Management Manual

Property & Casualty includes:

  • Property Insurance
  • Worker’s Compensation Claims
  • General Liability Claims
  • Auto Liability Claims
  • Collision Repair Claims
  • Subrogation (Recovery) Claims
  • Police Liability Claims
  • Employment Practices Liability Claims
  • Review of Contract Insurance and Certificates
  • Safety & Training

If you are the supervisor of a City employee that has sustained a work-related injury, please complete a Notice of Injury Form  and forward it to Risk Management. See the Risk Management Form Center for other work-related incident forms.

If you are a neighbor that has suffered a loss for which you believe the City is responsible, you may make a claim by calling 954-828-5177.

If you want to report a safety hazard or other time-sensitive issue requiring an immediate response, such as a broken water line, please call the City’s 24-Hour Customer Service Center at 954-828-8000.

Employee Benefits includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • COBRA Coverage
  • Section 125/Flexible Spending Account
  • Florida Pre-Paid Tuition
  • Loans-at-Work Program
  • U.S. legal Pre-Paid
  • Misc. Aflac, Allstate, Colonial Voluntary Plans

See more details on the City of Fort Lauderdale Employee Benefits.

Community Programs

Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW)

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KAPOW exposes 4th through 8th grade students to career opportunities and helps them connect what they are learning to their futures in the workplace - and life!

Employee volunteers are assigned to one class at a local elementary school, visiting seven times during the school year for one hour to teach KAPOW's fun and easy to use lessons. Before the lessons begin, a one-time training shows them how the lessons work, ensuring they will be successful, and have a great time doing it!  Participation makes a valuable contribution to the future of our community's young people and helps them learn about careers in public service.

Learn more about the KAPOW Program.

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

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Career Source Broward (CSBD), formerly known as Workforce One has partnered with the City of Fort Lauderdale to implement a Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) .   

All of the students in this program are residents of the City of Fort Lauderdale who qualify for the low income threshold established by the CBSD.  The City takes this opportunity to interface with the community by reaching out to its youth.  These students learn life lessons such as responsibility and being part of a team and job skills.  The City also provides additional workshops on setting career goals, how to budget money, how to get a job and how government works.  Overall, the program protects at-risk youth in the community. Up to 70 residents, ages 16 through 18 years old, participate in the program.  The program runs for 8 weeks between June and August.  Eligible students work a maximum of 30 hours per week.

Students must apply directly with CSBD

Interested in joining our diverse team of employees?  Explore our website and visit our current job opportunities. See "How to Apply" for  instructions on applying for a job with the City of Fort Lauderdale.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, political affiliation, race, religion creed, sex or other non-merit factors (except as limited by law, Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).