Human Resources

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Join Our Team!

Welcome to the Human Recourse Department of Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts.  We offer a wide range of employment opportunities throughout multiple different departments. Positions will be posted as they become available. Thank you for your interest in Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts!

The Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, physical or mental disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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Application Process

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must meet the minimum required qualifications of the position as defined in the job description. Experience can be substituted for education, or vice versa, or an equivalent combination of experience and education. A valid Florida driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record may be required for some positions.

A majority of our job opportunities are for entry-level clerical positions including customer service and court service representatives.  

Selection Procedure
Position openings will be posted for either a specific period of time or as an open-until -filled basis.
The selection procedure requires an evaluation of relevant education, experience and a personal or panel interview of qualified applicants.

Employer and/or reference verification will be conducted on those selected for an interview (current employers will not be contacted at this point).

Salary Ranges
For most positions, the salary listed is the starting salary. If a range is listed instead, then salary is determined by experience.

Testing Procedures
If you are selected to complete testing required for a position, you will be contacted by our Human Resources Department. Only applicants with passing scores will be considered for the position.

Closing Date
A completed application must be received by the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date.

Reasonable Accommodation
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation during the application process by contacting the Human Resources Division prior to requiring the accommodation.

Accessing the Online Job Application

All job applications are done through our secure applicant tracking website powered by Applicant Stack. To complete an application, click on the Job Openings link. Once at this website you will have the following two choices:

  • First Time Users: Scroll down the page and click the appropriate Apply link to enter a new application if you are a first-time user.
  • Returning Users: Click log in here to access your job application to make changes or additions to the application you currently have on file.

Application Status
You will be notified if selected for an interview. You may contact the Human Resources Department to inquire on the status of your application by phone or email.

Post Offer – Screenings
If you are selected for a position, our Human Resources department will contact you to make a contingent offer for employment. All job offers with the Okaloosa County Clerk of Court are contingent upon satisfactory completion of the following:

  • Completion of employment application.
  • Background check.
  • Employment, education and/or reference verifications.
  • Drug screening for the presence of narcotic substances, including but not limited to: 6-Acetylmorphine (Heroin), Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Phencyclidine (PCP).
  • Some jobs have other specific requirements such as a credit check and will be posted in the job description. 

Should you satisfactorily pass the post-offer screening process, our Human Resources Department will confirm your hire date.

Please be advised that an application may be considered invalid if it is found that an applicant has provided any incorrect, incomplete, or false statements and/or information in the application process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Okaloosa County Clerk of Court provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Clerk’s Office complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which there are facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Veterans’ Preference

In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, applicants wishing to claim Veterans’ Preference in employment must complete this form and submit it as an attachment to your employment application, along with the required documentation by the application deadline date.

Veterans’ Recruitment Plan

More information about this program and eligibility.


Okaloosa County Clerk of Court hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All selected applicants are required to complete Section 1 of federal Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and to provide identification and either proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

In addition, the Clerk’s Office uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee’s Form I-9 to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records.

E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security


If you have further questions about the Okaloosa County Clerk of Courts & Comptroller application process, please contact the Human Resources Division at (850)651-7200.


The Clerk’s office is more than just the place where you pay your traffic tickets and get your passport. It is also a fun and rewarding place of work! Come learn the vital role the Clerk’s office plays in maintaining official records, collecting and disbursing county funds, issuing certificates, and many other important functions.

The Okaloosa County Clerk of Court offers both a Volunteer and Internship program. These programs are designed for those looking to pursue careers in areas such as criminal justice, governmental process, and law, as well as individuals looking to give back to the community.

To learn more about these opportunities, contact Okaloosa County Clerk Human Resources Department at (850) 651-7200 X 4403 or email: [email protected]

Job Benefits

The Clerk’s office is pleased to offer employees a comprehensive package of employee benefits. The following is a partial list of the benefits offered at the Clerk’s Office:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Coverage
  • Term Life
  • Long Term Disability and Accident Insurance
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account
  • Member of the Florida Retirement System
  • Education Reimbursement
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • Personal Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Openings

Our Job Openings can be accessed by visiting our Job Openings site:

Job Descriptions

Department Contacts:

Meribeth Poole
Chief Deputy of Administration
Clerk of Courts and Comptroller
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd.,
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 651-7200

Chelsea Law
HR Manager

Clerk of Courts and Comptroller
1940 Lewis Turner Blvd.,
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Phone: (850) 651-7200
Email: [email protected]