MyFlorida SENIOR CLERK - 64059033 in SARASOTA, Florida

SENIOR CLERK - 64059033

Date:Apr 16, 2018

Location:SARASOTA, FL, US, 34237

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Requisition No: 33890

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: SENIOR CLERK - 64059033

Position Number: 64059033

Salary: $24,500.06

Posting Closing Date: 04/29/2018


This position provides clerical support specific to the main Switchboard and Information Desk at a large County Health Department. The employee in this position exhibits service excellence and delivers great customer service at the main CHD Switchboard / Information Desk to internal and external customers. This position has responsibilities to maintain current and complete telephone lists of the employees, the departments and services located within the agency. This position must have an overall general knowledge of Sarasota County Health Department, its mission, vision and value, its departments, locations and internal workings. The person in this position is required to determine client’s need, gather and disseminate information in a concise, easily understood manner. Must be able to interpret policy, and procedures, and provide guidance and assistance to clients, visitors, and staff, in person and on the telephone. This person is also required to demonstrate flexibility, a calm demeanor, and a high level of professionalism, while assisting internal and external customers.

Core Standards

  • Courtesy: Treats customers, the public, and staff with courtesy, respect, and dignity, and presents a positive public image, demonstrating service excellence.

  • Communication Skills: Keeps supervisor fully informed of activities, pertinent issues, upcoming events, and potential problems. Shares information with staff members as appropriate. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills in daily work.

  • Team Work: Supports the department, agency and/or organization, and works with others in an effort to accomplish the goals of the department, agency and/or organization.

  • Safety: Employee makes a reasonable effort to adhere to established safety procedures and practices in the work area.

  • Reliability/Accountability: Employee reports to work on time and follows the SCHD dress code policy.

  • Supports the Sarasota County Health Department’s Quality Improvement Program.


  • A Valid Florida driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation

  • Selected immunizations (MMWR Vol. 46/No.RR-18)

  • Participation in the direct deposit program within 30 days of employment as mandated per Florida Statute 110.113, 96-310, Laws of Florida

  • High school diploma or GED is a minimum education requirement.

  • Incumbent may be required to work before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency. Emergency duty required of the incumbent includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters, or performing other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to or threats involving any disaster or threat of disaster, man-made or natural.


  • Performs general switchboard/information desk and clerical duties according to standard office procedures and protocol, as directed by the Operations Manager position, he/she reports to.

  • Assists internal and external callers to main switchboard, with information, assistance, or directions to correct department or person or location.

  • Answers, transfers and directs incoming calls using a computerized database for information access.

  • Provides customer service to clients, visitors, and staff, needing assistance, directions, and information.

  • Maintains updated information in computerized database, of new and revised phone numbers, able to provide information and contacts to those calling and/or coming in.

  • Receives emergency calls, forwards calls to appropriate departments and ensures callers read appropriate people or contact Law Enforcement or Emergency Medical Services through the 911 operations.

  • Able to instruct other staff on use of telephone, telephone skills, transferring calls, overhead paging and conference calling.

  • Works with the Volunteers at the Lobby Information Desk to maintain stock of brochures and maintains a current map of the agency.

  • Monitors sharps container program for disposal in biohazard receptacles and distributes to clients as needed.

  • Performs simple clerical tasks using computer, office equipment, supplies.

  • Carries out assignments given by supervisor, and performs other related work as required.

  • Performs other duties as directed by supervisor.

  • Improves work skills and knowledge and sets goals on annual basis.

  • Prints and distributes daily calendar for all on-site conference rooms.

  • Can receive and sort mail and deliveries.


  • Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to sit for long hours, performing continuous and repetitive work answering the phone or typing information.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and use sound judgment when dealing with customers.

  • Ability to perform light physical effort and significant manual dexterity.

  • Ability to organize workload. Tolerant of routine tasks and attentive to details and has ability to multitask.

  • Ability to operate telephone, fax machine, copier, computer and other communication devices as trained.

  • Ability to sort data alphabetically, numerically and categorically.

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 (DOH) 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 Departments 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. Certain veterans and spouses of veterans deemed eligible will receive preference in employment by the state (applies only to Career Service (CS) positions).


  • All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application.

  • 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.

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. 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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:SarasotaNearest Secondary Market:Tampa