The Clerk's Office is looking for ambitious, dedicated people, interested in working for
a public service oriented office. If you meet these criteria, we are interested in
discussing future employment opportunities with you.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court,
Ken Burke, is a constitutional officer elected to a four-year term by the voters of
For more information about Ken Burke, CLICK HERE.
The Clerk is ministerial officer for the Circuit and
County Court and performs the Constitutional and statutory duties for both trial Courts as record keeper of
all court records and pleadings filed. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Recorder of Deeds, Clerk and
Accountant of the Board of County Commissioners, Custodian of County Funds (County Treasurer), County Auditor (Comptroller)
and Clerk of the Water and Navigation Control Authority.
The Clerk has also assumed several other responsibilities by interlocal agreement: Printing Services, Mail and Courier Service,
Records Management and Clerk's BCC Records.
There are a variety of job
responsibilities allowing for a wide range of interesting work.
These are just a few of the career opportunities available here.
- microfilming and imaging of county records
- recording and indexing of public records
- processing and maintaining all court files
- providing mail services
- print shop responsibilities using modern technology and machinery
- financial accounting and clerical support
The Clerk's Office is public service oriented and many positions involve
direct contact with the public either in person or by telephone. There are computerized systems throughout the departments
so data entry and word processing are an important part of the operation. The Financial Information Systems section of
the Finance Division uses computer programmers and analysts to maintain all computer programs necessary to support the
There are over 500 positions within the Clerk's office including a variety of management and supervisory positions, professional accounting
and audit positions and the office has need for clerical positions, cashiers, photo operators, couriers, mail clerks,
data entry operators, programmers, analysts, and printing equipment operators. Because of the size of the Clerk's Office,
there is a continued need for qualified applicants.
CLERK'S OFFICE DIVISIONS:
There are three divisions in the Clerk's
Office: Court and Operational Services, Internal Audit and Finance and Records, which
includes Financial Information Systems. Offices are at seven locations throughout the county.
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Most Clerk's Office employees work
from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. However, some positions have flexible hours and
overtime. In addition, some locations offer 8 hour and 4 hour night shift positions with additional compensation
from 3:00 P.M. to 11:00 p.m. or from 5 P.M. to 1 A.M., Monday through Friday.
- HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CLERK'S OFFICE?
- HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN INTERVIEW?
- WHAT TYPE OF SALARY CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
- WHAT ARE THE FRINGE BENEFITS AVAILABLE?
- WHERE CAN I GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CLERK'S OFFICE?
- WHERE ARE THE CLERK'S OFFICES LOCATED?
HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CLERK'S OFFICE?
The Clerk's Office is a part of the
Unified Personnel System of Pinellas
County government. All applicants must file a completed employment application in the Personnel
Department at 400 S. Ft Harrison, Clearwater or at the Judicial Building, 501 First Avenue North, Room 117,
St. Petersburg. Once an application has been filed with the Personnel Department, applicants will be notified of a
testing date for any position(s) for which they have applied. Applicants must be tested and receive a passing grade in
order to be placed on an eligible register for a particular position. They are then contacted for an
interview by the Staffing Coordinator of the Clerk's Office or by the Manager of the individual Departments.
To find out what jobs are available,
follow this link.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN INTERVIEW?
The waiting time for an interview
varies. Tests must be graded by the Personnel Department and the eligible register established and
forwarded to the Clerk's Office before any interviews can be scheduled. Of course, a vacant position must
exist before an applicant can be hired. All applicants remain on a register and are eligible for
consideration for one year.
WHAT TYPE OF SALARY CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
As part of the Unified Personnel
System, salaries are established in accordance with the requirements of each position classification.
There is a minimum and maximum salary within each pay classification to allow for upward mobility. Regularly scheduled
performance reviews are conducted and an employee is eligible for merit increase consideration following completion of the twelve
month probationary period and annually thereafter. Salaries throughout the Clerk's Office are highly competitive with private industry.
WHAT ARE THE FRINGE BENEFITS AVAILABLE?
Fringe benefits offered are equivalent
to an additional 40% of the employee's salary. Benefits include health, dental and life insurance for the employee,
paid annual leave (for the purpose of vacation, personal business, emergencies, illness, medical and dental
appointments), family leave as defined under the Federal Family Medical Leave Act, disability benefits, a
deferred income program for those wishing to participate, an excellent retirement program through the
Florida Retirement System, and tuition reimbursement.
For more information, visit the
Personnel Benefits page.
Clerk's Offices are located throughout the county.
1. Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater
Civil Court Records
Probate Court Records
Accounting (Support Payments for the Courts)
Official Records Department
2. AMSouth Building, 400 Cleveland St., Clearwater
3. 14250 49th Street N., Clearwater
Internal Audit Division
Circuit Criminal Court Records
County Criminal Court Records
4. 14155 49th Street N., Clearwater
5. 545 First Avenue N., St Petersburg
St. Petersburg Branch Office
6. 1800 66th Street N., St. Petersburg
Clerk's Tyrone Branch Office
7. 29582 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater
North County Branch Office
8. 12100 28th St. N., Clearwater