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ACCOUNTANT I - 76000372

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 347061 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT I - 76000372

Position Number: 76000372 

Salary:  $24,579.72 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 04/10/2021 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles


Division of Administrative Services


Bureau of Accounting


  *Open Competitive Opportunity*


In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history.  Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.


Accountant I


Salary: $24,579.72Annually


Contact Person: Sylvonda Gaines (850)617-3399


Who We Are:

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.


Our Benefits include:

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

    To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:


What Will I Be Doing:

This position performs reconciliation responsibilities, to include:

  • Processing and tracking of all dealer worthless checks that are returned to the Tax Collector, DMV office and the Department of Highway Safety. 
  • Answering the phone, collecting and applying payments to outstanding customer accounts
  • Complete monthly and daily reports
  • File and mail checks and correspondence to the Tax Collector and request additional documentation from the Tax Collector if needed
  • Post daily mail-in payments received from the Tax Collector
  • Pull records from the files for credit card chargebacks cleared
  • Back up Accountant I when needed
  • Scan daily refund requests refund application processed
  • Close out the daily Orbi Payment report and Customer Receipt System daily

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic, office procedures and practices.
  • Ability to research and collect data.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Motor Vehicle and Driver License laws, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
  • Ability to adhere to and meet scheduled deadlines.
  • Skill in Microsoft Office applications to include Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Skill in data entry.

Key Skills:

  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or Outlook
  • Experience in data entry and/or maintaining databases
  • Experience providing customer service
  • Experience in reconciling

General Information

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.


Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI.


The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.


HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.



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: Tallahassee