SENIOR CLERK - 64004717

Date:  Nov 28, 2023

VENICE, FL, US, 34293

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Requisition No: 803448 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR CLERK - 64004717

Position Number: 64004717 

Salary:  $31,200.00 - $34,320.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/04/2023 

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County.  If you are looking to establish a successful career in Public Health, you have come to the right place.  Many of our innovative and successful health programs are recognized throughout Florida.  We hope you decide to join our team!  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is specialized administrative and customer/client service work requiring the exercise of independent judgment in the application of departmental operations and procedures. This position entails a variety of complex and technical duties involving extensive data entry, computer database management, and continuous contact with the public regarding Environmental Health (EH) programs and clerical duties.  Your primary programs of responsibility will be the Private Water well permitting program, Limited Use and DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) -Public Water Supply program. This position reports directly to  the Senior Clerical Supervisor  - SES.


Performs data entry, database management, data quality control, revenue tracking, and permit/licensing printing and delivery for assigned Environmental Health program areas using Environmental Health Database and other program specific local and state databases. Provides assistance to coworkers as needed to ensure timely completion of work.


Inputs and extracts data for standard and ad hoc reports, permit applications, permit billing, and issues operating permits and licenses for program coordinator/supervisor review and approval. Updates databases as needed.  Monthly (or as needed) scanning and upload of program documents (permits, inspections, applications, water test results, correspondence, and other required documents) and data to appropriate servers, databases, and document imaging repositories. Routes physical documents to appropriate vendors for scanning and digitizing. Files documents as needed.


Receives, processes, and reviews routine operating and construction permit and license applications, processes batch billing and payments for annual permit and license renewals for assigned programs areas and assists team members as needed with their assigned program areas. Sends, receives, processes, and reviews new operating and construction permit applications and payments as needed for accuracy and completion. Receives and process appropriate payments for all programs as required per appropriate annual program schedules and for incoming construction permit applications.


Prepares and completes individual daily cash drawer report and accounts for all revenue received. Logs checks, posts payments, issues official receipts, reconciles deposits and provides timely submission of all related and relevant information and documentation to Fiscal office after supervisor review.


Checks daily (or as required) Sarasota County Building Permit Tracking System (aka AMANDA) and compiles work orders and packages, schedules inspections, retrieves files, updates permit status and routes documentation/information to appropriate program coordinator and field staff.  


Provides general receptionist duties and front desk coverage and provides service to walk-in clients and customers for all Environmental Health programs.


Receives and places calls and provides information as appropriate according to established agency/office policy and procedure as needed and works closely with coworkers to ensure all incoming phone calls are answered by the fourth ring. Check’s voicemail messages left on assigned desk phone and on main Environmental Health phone at least twice daily. Functions as an attentive and helpful team member with front-office co-workers to ensure superior and seamless client and customer service. Screens and routes incoming phone calls to appropriate supervisory and/or field staff.


Prepares and types of rough drafts, revisions, and finished copies of all types of correspondence, memoranda, reports, manuals, and enforcement documentation. Reviews finished copy for typewritten and grammatical errors with a high level of accuracy.


Maintains log of reported cases of food-borne illness; forward reports to regulating authority and program coordinator and regional/local epidemiologists.


Assists with scheduling and revenue collection of Public Swimming Pool and Spa Certified Operator examinations.


Provides assistance to the public/walk-in clients for biomedical waste/sharps containers (needle disposal program). Accepts containers from clients, assembles new containers, and properly places used containers in appropriate biomedical waste disposal receptacles. Maintains biomedical waste manifest logbook.


Retrieves, screens, and distributes incoming mail to appropriate recipients.


Schedules meetings, conferences, and appointments, making necessary arrangements for place and time.


Willingly serves as backup for other Environmental Health clerical / staff assistant staff as needed and/or upon request.


Attends team meetings, Health Department staff meetings and participates in staff development activities when appropriate.


Maintains client confidentiality in a manner consistent with Florida Statutes and DOH policy.


Performs related duties as necessary with adjustable scheduling.


Participates in emergency duty activities including drills and activations.


Other duties as assigned including providing support for all Environmental Health programs as assigned by        Environmental Health Director/ Designee.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Ability to use basic office equipment including copy machine, scanner, digitizing documents, etc.
  • Ability to use phone switchboard including multi-line phone system, transferring calls



Minimum –

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Valid FL Driver’s License


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

R.L. Anderson Administrative Building

4000 Tamiami Trail S.

Venice, FL 34293




Environmental Health – North

1001 Sarasota Center Boulevard

Sarasota, FL 34240


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition waiver
  • And more!


For a more complete list of benefits, visit


Please be advised:


Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check. 


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.    


If there are any problems applying online, please call People First Staffing Administration: (877) 562-7287.

Service Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., ET. TTY users, call (866) 221-0268.

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: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa