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Date: Oct 2, 2021

Location: PANAMA CITY, FL, US, 32404

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Requisition No: 405723 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50000811 

Salary:  $27,040.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/30/2021 



Clifford Chester Sims State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Panama City, Bay County

Annual Starting Salary $27,040.00

Paid Bi-Weekly

Shift - Varies 

The advertised salary is effective July 1, 2021. If you are hired prior to July 1, 2021, the personnel office will provide pay rate information for days worked prior to July 1.

Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, ‎disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and ‎sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and ‎Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).‎

***Other vacant Receptionist positions, including OPS Temporary positions, may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date.***

Must successfully complete our employment screening process to include, but not limited to a drug test and finger printing.



  • Willingness and ability to work nights, days, weekends and holidays.
  • One (1) year clerical experience (college education/vocational training can substitute for experience).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Understanding.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook.


Applicants with the following experience will be given preference:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Receptionist experience in a medical or Long-Term care facility.


This is a Full Time position that assists in handling front office reception and administrative duties, which include assisting general public, customers, visitors, and other interested parties. 

Handles cash and assists with resident meal funds.

Incumbent is expected to remain calm in emergency situations and be capable of using an overhead PA system for announcements.

Greets visitors to the facility in a courteous manner.

Provides limited information to the general public regarding services rendered at the State Nursing Home.

Answers and routes incoming and in-house calls.

Takes and delivers accurate messages to appropriate staff members in a timely fashion.

Maintains order in the reception area: provides magazines and other reading material to visitors as well as residents.

Ensures adequate lighting and comfortable room temperatures are maintained within the reception area.

Ensures at all times Residents' Rights as well as Resident confidentially is protected.

Prepares letters, reports, forms and other documents, assuring that they are accurate and timely.

Delivers medication received via the mail immediately to the respective section.

Assists families and visitors with meal receipts, and with the purchasing of meals.

Coordinates mail flow in and out of the office, along with collecting and distributing parcels.

Performs basic bookkeeping, filing, cash handling and clerical duties.

Performs other routine office duties as instructed by supervisor. 

This is a Career Service position.


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: Panama City