Interviewing Clerk

The State of Florida - Sarasota, FL3.7

Requisition No: 37737

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: Interviewing Clerk

Position Number: 60047355

Salary: $797.49

Posting Closing Date: 12/05/2018


This Career Service position is located in the ESS Program Customer Service Center in Sarasota and will be responsible for assisting and interviewing applicants to determine type of services and public assistance needs, both over the phone and in person in the Service Center Lobby.

Some of the duties of the Interviewing Clerk include explanation of eligibility of applicants and recipients for public assistance programs, determining eligibility for expedited food stamp services, entering client data into database based on intake of caller information, maintaining necessary files and records, and completing general clerical duties to include using computer to input data for clients who are applying for public assistance benefits, answering the phone, using photocopy machine, scanner and other office machines.

Your application will be reviewed and it will be determined if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. The applicant will be hired as Career Service and eligible for benefits offered to Career Service employees. The salary for the career service position is $797.49 bi-weekly.

  • A High school diploma or its equivalent and two years of clerical or public contact experience. College education from an accredited institution or vocational/technical training can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for each year of the required experience.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish
  • Knowledge and application of the policies, procedures, laws and programs governing the agency.
  • Ability to speak clearly and correctly, and to communicate with others to obtain and verify information concerning eligibility.
  • Detect and evaluate potential fraudulent situations.
  • Analyze and interpret written, numerical, and verbal data from various sources.
  • Be detail oriented and enter data accurately into a computerized system.
  • Navigate through computer screens, and complete and review basic computer documents and other forms.
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Prepare, clear, concise and accurate records and other documentation.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a tactful, courteous and effective manner.
  • Be proficient in the use of the computer including exceptional typing skills.
  • Follow written and oral directions and instructions.
  • Plan and organize to ensure work is completed in accordance with regulations relating to eligibility and timeliness.
  • Ability to review data for accuracy and completeness, and organize and maintain filing system.

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S.

No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.

DCF is a tobacco free environment


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.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa