Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller

Welcome to Human Resources

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the Clerk of Circuit Court for Hernando County. With more than 1,000 duties to oversee, the Clerk’s Office offers many opportunities for people from various backgrounds to build a rewarding career in public service. This office seeks to attract, retain and inspire high quality individuals who want to work for an organization that strives for excellence and provides unmatched customer service.  We strive to create an inclusive environment in which all people are valued and respected. 

The Clerk of Circuit Court is an independently elected Constitutional Officer and Clerk employees are not employees of Hernando County. All employees at the Clerk’s Office are at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Clerk.

Available Positions

  • Available positions can be viewed by clicking on the Job Applicant Center button below.
  • Posted positions are listed under “View Open Jobs”.
  • Click on a particular position to see a short description of the job.
  • Full description is available by scrolling down to the link under Additional Job Information.
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications to be considered for employment.
  • Only those individuals whose qualifications and experience best meet the needs of the Clerk’s Office will be invited for an interview. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by telephone or email. 
  • Please see below for information regarding Veterans’ Preference. 

Online Application Process

  • To ensure that we have consistent information from all candidates, an online employment application is required in order to be considered for any position at the Clerk’s Office.
  • To apply, visit the Job Applicant Center.
  • If you already have a user name and password, simply update your application and apply.
  • If this is your first visit, you must create a user name and password then click “Return to Welcome Screen”.
  • Find a job that matches your qualifications and click “Fill Out Application”.
  • You have the option to save and edit your application at a later time by selecting “Application with Loaded Content”.
  • DO NOT use the “back” browser button as it will cause you to exit the application.
  • You have the ability to attach your resume, cover letter, or other documents in an electronic format.
  • If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference you must complete the Veterans’ Preference Certification FDVA Form VP-1 form.  See below for additional information about Veterans’ Preference.
  • Applications must be completed and submitted before the closing date of the position.
  • Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
  • ALWAYS LOG OUT of the Job Applicant Center when you are done.

Existing Applications

If you would like to be considered for more than one position or have saved your application in the JAC, you may always update, view, and/or edit your existing applications.  The Clerk will also hold promising applications for up to one year to be considered for future vacancies within the office. 

Hiring Policy

  • Your application will receive careful consideration.  Our goal is to attract, hire, and retain the best-qualified candidates.
  • Employment preference is given to applicants who do not use tobacco products.
  • The Hernando County Clerk’s Office is a drug-free workplace. The Clerk is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse and providing an environment that encourages and supports a safe, healthy, and productive workforce. The drug-free workplace program requires drug testing of applicants selected for employment as well as post-accident and reasonable suspicion testing.
  • The Clerk of Circuit Court is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strives to enhance its diverse workforce.
  • The Clerk does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, or disability in employment or the provision of services.
  • The Clerk is committed to providing a pleasant working environment free from any harassment or discrimination.
  • Federal law requires that the Hernando County Clerk hire only US citizens and lawfully authorized aliens who can provide documentation of their identity and employment eligibility.
  • All applicants scheduled for an interview will be required to complete an Authorization of Release of Information PRIOR to their interview.

Benefits Overview

The Clerk’s Office offers a comprehensive benefits package, a portion of which is paid for by the office.  Benefits become effective on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.  Complete and official details of benefits coverages are contained in materials provided upon employment.  Clerk employees enjoy: 
  • Health Insurance – choice of PPO or High-Deductible/Health Savings Account medical plan, dental and vision, for employees and family members/dependents
  • Employee Health Center – insured employees are eligible for free health care and prescription services at the CareATC Wellness and Health Center
  • Employee Assistance Plan – Guidance Resources Program offers someone to talk to and resources to consult when needed 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care and Dependent Care FSA available
  • Life Insurance – Basic, supplemental and dependent coverages available 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability insurance 
  • Retirement plan – participation in the Florida Retirement system, offering a traditional pension plan or an investment plan option
  • Paid Time Off – all regular employees accrue paid time based on years of service and can begin using their accrued time immediately with no wait period.  The amount of paid time off accrued increases based on longevity. 
  • Holidays – employees receive 12 paid holidays annually
  • Birthday Leave – employees can observe their birthday as a paid leave benefit 
  • Loan Forgiveness – qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgivenes

Americans with Disabilities Act

Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or ADA Amendments Act should contact Clerk Human Resources representatives at (352) 540-6233 , or telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) (352) 754-4120, or via email hr@hernandoclerk.org.

Veterans' Preference

In compliance with Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, and Florida Administrative Code 55A-7, the Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled Veterans into the Clerk’s Office workforce. The Clerk’s Office recognizes the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills gained through military service.
Candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.
  • If you are eligible for Veterans’ Preference, you must complete the Veterans’ Preference Certification FDVA Form VP-1 or submit a letter, form, or other written application containing essentially the same information.
  • Applicants claiming veterans’ preference must establish eligibility by providing required documentation based on the type of claim by the application deadline.  Veterans, disabled Veterans and spouses of disabled Veterans and family members must furnish a copy of the DD Form 214, or military discharge papers, or equivalent certification from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) listing military status, dates of service, and Character of Discharge.  Additional documentation supporting the type of claim must also be provided (e.g., document from the Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs certifying that the Veteran has a compensable service-connected disability).
  • In order to receive preference, eligibility documentation is requested at the time of application but must be provided before an interview is scheduled.
  • You may attach a scanned copy to your online application or call (352) 540-6233 to make arrangements for the provision of the required documentation.

Applicants who meet the minimum job requirements and qualify for Veterans Preference and who believe they have not been afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law, may file a written complaint requesting an investigation with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs at the following email or address:

Email:                           VeteransPreference@fdva.state.fl.us 

U.S. Mail:                     Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs 
                                     Attn:  Veterans’ Preference Coordinator
                                     11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311
                                     Largo, Florida  33778-1630

The complaint must be filed within 60 calendar days from the date the applicant receives notice that they were not selected.

If you have additional questions pertaining to employment with our office, please email hr@hernandoclerk.org .