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Date: Apr 28, 2021

Location: WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US, 33467

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Requisition No: 364361 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY - 76001814

Position Number: 76001814 

Salary:  $24,000.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 05/28/2021 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Florida Highway Patrol

Troop K/West Palm Beach District




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.



$24,000.00 Annually

Note: In addition to the base salary, this position receives a competitive area differential (CAD) salary additive in the amount of $105.73 monthly.

Contact Person: Captain Collado, 561-357-4284


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?

The incumbent in this position will provide high-level administrative support which will include answering incoming calls, providing customer service to internal and external customers, mail distribution, requisition of supplies, preparing correspondence, handling public requests, arranging meetings and travel requests and additional clerical duties as required.  The incumbent will also be responsible for maintaining various databases.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 or more years of secretarial or clerical (filing, typing, preparing and maintaining records and/or reports) experience in a professional office setting.
  • 2 or more years of experience working with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • Experience dealing with internal and external customers either face to face or via telephone.
  • Experience working with confidential and sensitive information.


Position related requirements

  • The position you are applying is subject to a Level 2 background and CJIS security clearance, to include fingerprinting as a condition of employment pursuant to Chapter 110.1127, 435 and 943, Florida Statutes.  As an applicant for positions requiring CJIS security clearance, you are required to disclose criminal records that have been sealed or expunged. 
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Have knowledge of general office procedures and basic filing practices.
  • Have skill in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Access.
  • Have the ability to type letters, memoranda and other standard business forms in correct format using correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Have ability to deal with the public in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Have ability to operate general office equipment.
  • Be skilled in communicating effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Have ability to prioritize, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.



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.

DHSMV 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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami