Current Job Opportunity


October 10, 2019

Closing Date

October 17, 2019

Position Number


Position Title

OPS Accountant III

Job Location

Office of the State Courts Administrator - Office of Finance & Accounting; Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$15.90 Hourly

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to perform complex accounting functions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. The position is responsible for analyzing and reconciling accounts, preparing and processing related information, maintaining financial records and reports, auditing, processing accounts payable and/or receivable, and approving purchase card charges. The position works under the general supervision of a program supervisor; decides how to complete tasks.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis. 

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, computer operations or a closely related field and two years of related experience.


Data Responsibility:
Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results. Ability to use FLAIR and any other appropriate State or County budget program. Ability to analyze financial data.

People Responsibility:
Provides assistance to internal/external customers to achieve task completion; may instruct or assign duties to coworkers. 

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the accounting for moderate amounts of money.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses practical application of basic math, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.    

Communications Requirements: Reads journals and manuals; composes specialized financial reports using proper format and grammar; speaks to groups of coworkers and people outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:
Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with minor impact - affects only those in immediate work area. 

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom accounting applications.

Special Comments

This position involves complex professional accounting work including but not limited to using the State accounting system FLAIR and other systems to perform various fiscal functions in the State Courts System.  This position requires a working knowledge of the rules and regulations governing disbursement of State Funds and other State Courts Funds, understanding of departmental processes and procedures, including types of transactions, transaction requirements and use, content and arrangement of reports.  Knowledge of basic accounting principles and 215.422 F.S. requirements.

How to Apply

Submit/upload a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People First Service Center online at

For additional information, please contact:

Office of Human Resources
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida  32399

Telephone: 850-487-0778

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

 If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.