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 Pinellas County.
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The Clerk is a 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 to the Board of County Commissioners (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 Finance Division.
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 ARE THE CLERK'S OFFICES LOCATED?
HOW AND WHERE DO I APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH THE CLERK'S OFFICE?
The Clerk's office is part of the Unified Personnel System of Pinellas
County government. Information regarding current employment opportunities and how to apply for these positions can be found on the Pinellas County Human Resources website.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN INTERVIEW?
The waiting time for an interview varies.
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 the 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.
WHERE ARE THE CLERK'S OFFICES LOCATED?
Our offices are located throughout the county. Please refer below for the various locations.
1. Clearwater Courthouse, 315 Court Street, Clearwater
- Administrative Offices
- Civil Court Records
- Clearwater Self Help Center
- Probate Court Records
- Board Records
- Accounting (Support Payments for the Courts)
- Recording Services
- Mail Services
- Marriage/Passport Department
- Official Records Department
2. 14250 49th Street N., Clearwater
- Circuit Criminal Court Records
- County Criminal Court Records
- Jury Management
3. 14155 49th Street N., Clearwater
4. 14 S. Ft. Harrison Ave., 3rd Floor, Clearwater
5. 510 Bay Ave., Clearwater
6. 29582 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater
- Division of Inspector General
- North County Branch Office
- North County Self Help Center
7. 545 First Avenue N., St Petersburg
- St. Petersburg Branch Office
- St. Petersburg Self Help Center
8. 1800 66th Street N., St. Petersburg
- Clerk's Tyrone Branch Office
9. 8585 Somerset Dr., Largo