Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out what the employment opportunities are for the Clerk of Courts and other St. Johns County Offices?

You can obtain information on job openings by visiting the website at: www.sjccoc.us and clicking on the appropriate link. For Clerk of Courts positions you can also visit the Courthouse to review the vacancies posted outside Room 173 – Hours are: 8-5 Monday through Friday. We also place adds periodically in the St. Augustine Record.

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Will this application be used by all agencies in the County?

This application/resume will only apply to the positions that are available with the Clerk of Courts. All the elected officials such as: Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, and Board of County Commissioners have their own application processes.

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If I want to apply for two different positions, do I need to submit two applications?

Yes, please submit separate applications with the job title placed in the “Position applied for” section of the application.

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What is the procedure for applying for a position?

Submit a Clerk of Courts application and/or resume for an open position. If called for an interview, and you have only submitted a resume, you will be required to submit an application at the time of interview.  If selected as one of the candidates for the position, we will need authorization to conduct a criminal background check, credit check, drivers history, reference checks, previous employment verification and any other pertinent background screening we deem necessary.

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Will I be contacted for the position?

Applicants who are scheduled for interviews and skill testing will be contacted by phone.  All other applicants will be contacted by letter after the position is filled.

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At what point will I be considered for a position with the Clerk’s Office?

Three things must happen before you are considered an applicant: 1) The Clerk’s Office must take action to fill a particular position by posting an external job opening. 2) An individual must follow the Clerk’s standard procedures for submitting applications prior to the posted deadline, and 3) the individual must indicate an interest in that particular position. A jobseeker will only be considered an applicant when he or she includes information demonstrating that they meet the minimum qualifications.

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What is the closing date of positions?

A closing date will be published with the posting, otherwise; it is “open until filled”.

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Do you accept general applications?

No, you must apply for an open position.

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