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Interviewing Clerk

Date:  Mar 24, 2023


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Requisition No: 790137 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: Interviewing Clerk

Position Number: 60000777 

Salary:  $31,200 per year 

Posting Closing Date: 03/30/2023 

Florida Department of Children & Families - Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency
This is an open, competitive, Career Service opportunity. We have excellent benefits, including affordable health insurance plans, a liberal sick and annual leave policy, and tuition waiver program through state colleges and universities.  We offer 9 holidays and 1 personal day, FRS Investment or FRS Pension plans, and numerous pre-tax and post-tax benefit programs.
Description:  The position of Interviewing Clerk is a paraprofessional position assigned to the Office of Economic Self-Sufficiency with primary responsibility for reviewing applications to collect demographic information and/or provide information and referral services. This position is ideal for someone who has excellent computer/data entry skills, a high degree of organizational skills and enjoys the challenge of tight deadlines.


Location: Fort Lauderdale 
Annual Salary:  $31,200.00 Annual salary listed does not include an additional bi-weekly competitive area differential (CAD) of $48.80.  Internal salary appointments are determined according to DCF Salary policy.


Typical duties:
• Determines eligibility for expedited food assistance services;
• Explains eligibility to applicants and recipients applying/receiving public assistance;
• Enters client data into database based on intake of caller information;
• Maintains necessary files and records;
• Completes general clerical duties including using computer to input data of clients who are applying for public assistance benefits;
• Answers phones;
• Uses photocopy machine, scanner and other office equipment;
• Conducts application registration;
• Schedules appointments;
• Performs intake interviews;
• Conducts statewide clearance and reconciles any discrepancies on all household members;
• Maintain office email accounts and serves as clerical backup for units.
Minimum Requirements:  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 class room hours for each year of the required experience.
Special note:
• State of Florida Employment applications must reflect most current and all previous employment history in order to receive full consideration.
• Some Agency positions may require successful completion of pre-interview assessment or work sample to be eligible for interview.
• Ability to speak/read/write Spanish/Creole/French or other foreign language may be considered in the selection process as determined by Agency need at time of interview and/or selection.
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, also 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.


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami