The Clerk's Office will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 23rd & 24th in observance of Thanksgiving

Human Resources

Overview


The Broward Clerk of Courts office has employees located in four Courthouse Locations throughout Broward County, Florida. The Clerk of Courts Human Resources Division is located at the Central Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Employment Applications and resume are accepted at the Fort Lauderdale location only. Applications are maintained in accordance with Florida records retention requirements; however, applicants may be required to submit a new application after six (6) months.

All positions that become available within the Clerk’s Office are posted internally to current employees who have the first opportunity to apply for these open positions. Vacancies not filled through this process are then offered to outside applicants.

Based on job availability and test scores, applications are reviewed and considered for interview. Applicants are required to have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) prior to being offered employment with the Clerk’s Office.

The Broward County Clerk of Courts is an equal opportunity employer.

Deputy Court Clerk

A Deputy Court Clerk complies and maintains records for a court of law. Performs clerical duties utilizing knowledge of court system procedures, established law, policies, guidelines, statue, administrative orders, and timelines. Operates office equipment such as telephone, computer, typewriter, calculator, reader printer, copy machine, cash register, fax machine, time clock, microfiche or automatic filing system. Enters alpha numeric data into a computer. Uses a bar code scanner to enter citation numbers into court computer system. Lifts, locates, identifies, retrieves and updates court related files weighing up to 50 pounds. Gives information to general public, judiciary, state attorney, bondsmen and other court related agencies. Communicates in written and oral formats. May sit, stand, reach overhead, bend or stoop for extended periods of time. Compiles, sorts, and verifies court documents or records for accuracy. May collect, count, receipt, report and deposit cash payments for court fees or fines.

High school graduation or equivalency, Keyboard proficiency, Typing and Data Entry skills.

Employee Requirements


Examination/Testing: A typing test and other assessments may be required of all new applicants. This is to determine their eligibility for various positions requiring the proficiency of these skills.

Background Check: Employment with the Clerk of Courts is subject to the selected candidate's passing a national background check conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement FDLE.

Drug Testing: Employment with the Clerk of Courts is subject to the selected candidate's passing a drug test by an independent testing facility contracted by the Clerk of the Courts.

Required Education and Experience Information: This announcement contains a description of the experience and/or education required for the classification. Applicants are responsible for clearly explaining prior work experience and/or providing all information which supports the application at the time the application is filed. To be creditable, any required accredited college or university education must be verifiable from a reliable source within the United States or its territories or possessions, and information identifying that source must be submitted with the application. Nothing can be added to an application once the announcement period has closed. NOTE: Materials submitted with applications become the property of the Clerk of Courts and cannot be returned.

Starting Pay: Starting salary is normally the minimum of the salary range.

Identification Requirements: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the reporting requirements of the Internal Revenue Service and the Florida State Pension System, applicants must be prepared to present a valid governmentally issued Driver License/Photo I.D. at the time of selection interview. Once employed all requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 must be met.

Special Accommodation and Communication Needs: The Clerk of Courts is pleased to provide necessary reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants. It is the responsibility of applicants requesting reasonable accommodation to submit requests in writing to the Human Resources Division at the time of submission of the application.

Smoking Policy: County's Commission Resolution 91-2047 prohibits smoking in county government buildings, facilities and vehicles.


Benefits Offered


The Clerk of Courts Office offers a full benefit package to all full time budgeted employees. The following is a benefit list of "Clerk Paid Benefits" and "Clerk Sponsored Benefits".

Clerk Paid Benefits: Below is a list of benefits fully paid for by the Clerk of Courts office.

  • Life Insurance
  • FICA
  • FICA MED
  • Retirement - Florida Retirement System
  • Sick Days
  • Holidays
  • Personal Reasons Days
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Vacation
    • 2 weeks per year for first five years of service
    • 3 weeks per year from six to ten years of service
    • 4 weeks per year after ten years of service

Other Clerk Sponsored Benefits: These are benefits available to full-time regular employees on a voluntary basis, which premiums are deducted from the employee's paychecks.

  • Health Insurance - Family Plans and PPO's
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Additional Life Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Dependent Care
  • Medical Reimbursement
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Intensive Care Insurance
  • Long Term/Short Term Disability
  • Legal Insurance
  • Discounted Public Transportation
Benefits are subject to change.

Career Opportunities


The Broward County Clerk of Courts is recruiting individuals who are passionate about public service for the job classifications below. If you enjoy helping others and are looking for a challenging, yet rewarding career, we are looking for dedicated people to join our team of talented professionals!

Click on the Job Classifications to view detailed information about available employment opportunities.

Starting Salary:$10.73/ HR (Non-negotiable)
Status:Full Time/Non-Exempt
Location:Plantation, FL
Closing Date:Until Filled
Starting Salary:$11.81/ HR (Non-negotiable)
Status:Full Time/Non-Exempt
Location:Fort Lauderdale, FL
Closing Date:Until Filled
Starting Salary:$12.99/ HR (Non-negotiable)
Status:Full Time/Non-Exempt
Location:Fort Lauderdale, FL
Closing Date:Until Filled
Starting Salary:$14.29/ HR (Non-negotiable)
Status:Full Time/Non-Exempt
Location:Fort Lauderdale, FL
Closing Date:Until Filled
Starting Salary:$10.73/ HR (Non-negotiable)
Status:Full Time/Non-Exempt
Location:Fort Lauderdale, FL
Closing Date:Until Filled

Employment Application


The Employment Applications and Rehire Request Form are available in PDF format in a fillable format. Completed applications, along with resume can be submitted by mail or brought in person to:

Clerk of Courts Human Resources Division
201 SE 6th Street, Room: 18140
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Our Location

  • Central Courthouse
    Judicial Complex, West Building
    (Human Resources)

  • 201 S.E. 6th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
     Directions To This Location

  • 18th Floor, Room: 18140

  •  954-831-7234

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Excluding Holidays