ACCOUNTANT I - 48007251

Date:  Jul 9, 2024


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Requisition No: 832856 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT I - 48007251

 Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 48007251 

Salary:  $33,760.00 - $38,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/26/2024 

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Florida Department of Education

Division of Blind Services

Fiscal Office

Bureau of the Comptroller

Tallahassee Turlington Building

Accountant I (Career Service) – Anticipated Vacancy


The goal of the Division of Blind Services (DBS) is to help blind and visually impaired Floridians achieve their goals and live productive and independent lives. The Division of Blind Services Fiscal Office is responsible for DBS’ internal financial and accounting operations, which include contractual payments, accounts payable, revenue and client services.


For additional information regarding the position, please contact:


Tara Kent Jackson

OMC Manager

Bureau of the Comptroller or 850-245-0401


Employees of the Department of Education are paid on a monthly pay cycle.


Job Description


This position is a professional accounting position working in the Division of Blind Services (DBS) Fiscal Office within the Bureau of the Comptroller at the Department of Education (DOE). The incumbent must be able to process payments/reimbursements correctly/timely. Specific responsibilities include:


  • Responsible for mailing all division state warrants. Match warrants with invoicing, verify information is correct and put in envelopes for mailing on a daily basis.


  • Back up for printing vouchers, log in logbook and distribute to co-workers daily.


  • Responsible for all incoming and outgoing mail and make sure it is delivered to the appropriate person, and has the correct date stamp on a daily basis.


  • Process purchase requisitions in MyFloridaMarketPlace (MFMP) and reconcile MFMP to FLAIR on a monthly basis.


  • Maintain the 12-month Outstanding Warrant List, contact vendors, clients, as well as DBS counselor to determine the status of the warrant. Request for cancellation or duplicate as needed.


  • Verify and approve all other warrant cancellations. Request copies of endorsed warrants as needed.


  • Incumbent will be responsible for auditing monthly Grants & Donations and Daytona Rehabilitation Center bank statements.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • Ability to prepare financial statements and reports.
  • Ability to design and implement accounting systems.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to an accounting program.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.


Candidate Profile (application) must be complete in its entirety. Your packet may be held up at the final review step if you are missing the below items:

  • Work History (entered with the most recent/current listed first):
    • Any and all State of Florida jobs
    • Any and all Florida University jobs
    • All periods of employment from high school graduation
    • Periods of unemployment
    • Gaps 3 months or more*
    • Education
    • Volunteer Experience
  • Include supervisor names and phone numbers including current place of employment.
  • *Gaps 3 months or more must be addressed – you will need to account for and explain any gaps in employment including unemployment. You can either list these in your application under Period of Employment or attach a word document listing your gaps.
  • Experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and/or abilities as well as responses to pre-qualifying questions must be verifiable to meet the minimum qualifications.  
  • It is unacceptable to use the statement “See Resume” in place of entering work history. Your candidate profile will convert to your official application.
  • If claiming Veteran’s Preference, candidate MUST attach supporting documentation (DD214).
  • If claiming Right to First Interview, candidate MUST attach a copy of your official layoff letter when applying. This only applies to employees laid off from Career Service positions.
  • All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.


If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287



 * State Group Insurance coverage options+
(health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental option)

 * Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (

 * Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year

* Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

 * Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)

* Flexible Spending Accounts

 * Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)

* Ongoing comprehensive training provided

* Career Growth      

* Highly skilled, professional environment

*Maternity and Parental Leave Benefits



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 * We care about the success of our employees.

* We care about the success of our clients.



    • Annual Leave - All full-time Career Service employees filling established positions earn annual leave in varying increments dependent upon years of creditable service. Employees with up to 5 years of creditable service earn 8.667 hours per month, with 5 to 10 years earn 10.833 hours per month and those with over 10 years of service earn 13 hours per month. Employees in Senior Management Service and Selected Exempt Service positions are credited with 176 hours of annual leave upon appointment. In subsequent years, the annual allotment is credited on the anniversary date of the initial appointment.
    • Sick Leave -. Career Service employees earn 8.667 hours of sick leave credits per month



It is the policy of the Florida Department of Education that applicants for employment/volunteer undergo Level 2 background screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. No applicant for a designated position will be employed, contracted or permitted to volunteer until the level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Department. Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, finger printing for all purposes and checks under this requirement, statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, federal criminal records check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and local criminal records checks through local law enforcement.



Selective Services System (SSS)

Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Other Personal Services (OPS) or Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the Selective Service website.

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. 

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