Current Job Opportunity


October 9, 2017

Closing Date

October 20, 2017

Position Number


Position Title

Deputy Clerk I - District Court

Job Location

First District Court of Appeal, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$30,764.00 (Annually*)

*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to process the cases in the court and provide customer service. The position is responsible for processing motions, issuing court orders, setup new cases, delivering mail, providing customer service, performing research of procedural and simple issues, and performing other related clerical tasks. The position works under general supervision according to some procedures; decides how and when to complete tasks.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.

Associates degree in law, paralegal or a closely related field and one year of related experience.

Three years of legal, court or secretarial experience is highly desired.


Data Responsibility:
Collects, classifies, and formats data or information.

People Responsibility:
Provides assistance to people to achieve task completion.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires minimum responsibility for only small quantities of low cost items or supplies where opportunities for achieving economies or preventing loss are negligible.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percents.

Communications Requirements:
Reads journals and manuals; composes routine reports and business letters using proper format and grammar; speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:
Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with minor impact - affects only those in immediate work area.

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing and Case Management System.

Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 25 pounds over their heads.

Special Comments

Must be detail oriented with good typing and people skills and have the ability to lift 25 lb boxes overhead.  Court and computer experience highly desirable.  This is a rare opportunity to join a highly energetic staff of long term court professionals who are known for their outstanding performance and customer service in this, one of the busiest appellate courts in the country.  Because of the training time required, only those seeking a long term position should apply.

How to Apply

Submit a current and complete State of Florida application and resume to or mail a hard copy to: 

Marshal's Office
First District Court of Appeal
State of Florida
2000 Drayton Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0950

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the call (850)488-8136. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.