City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 10, 2023
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Job Type



In accordance with Article 24 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769, for posting purposes this open-competitive job posting shall be considered as a simultaneous internal and external posting (it is open to both internal City employees and external applicants). Additionally, this job classification is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

Performs a wide variety of more complex and specialized financial and accounting duties, including department procurement, in support of an assigned area of the City. Provides accurate information to other City departments and the general public. May serve as a lead worker. Frequent use of independent judgment is involved.

Work may involve responsibility for distributing work to a small team of employees in complex accounting activity such as payroll, payables, receivables, billing, etc. Work is subject to verification by a variety of internal automatic checks and periodic audits and reviews.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Compiles, maintains and audits diversified statistical legal, purchasing, and accounting records
  • Records transactions to accounts; maintains and reconciles journals, ledgers, and other records
  • May prepare periodic financial and statistical statements, reports, and tabulations
  • May track and maintain agreements, and license expiration dates; ensures timely contract renewal and compliance
  • May reconcile various accounts, including bank deposits, savings, customer and vendor accounts
  • Drafts correspondence; responds to public record requests
  • Receives, distributes, and processes invoices; contacts vendors in case of any discrepancy
  • May calculate and process payments to employees and external agencies.
  • May process purchase requests for assigned Department by following procurement policies and departmental procedures
  • Enters and maintains new or updated information into the City's financial accounting or payroll systems
  • Monitors, reviews, analyze and distributes reports and documents
  • May administer accounts receivable May act as lead worker to team members as needed
  • Performs related work as required

High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalency Three (3) or more years of clerical accounting experience. Additional qualifying completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience PREFERENCES:
Associate's Degree or a higher level degree in accounting, finance, or a closely related fieldGovernment accounting experienceIntermediate or higher proficiency level in Excel
Special Requirements:

Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.


The position involves light physical demands, such as exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Position is mostly sedentary but may involve short periods of walking, standing and bending.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment Frequency Working in Designated Environment Office or similar indoor environment Frequently or Often Outdoor environment Seldom or Never Street environment (near moving traffic) Seldom or Never Construction site Seldom or Never Confined Space Seldom or Never In the community (homes, businesses, etc.) Seldom or Never Lab Seldom or Never Warehouse environment Seldom or Never


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants may be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).

The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.

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Closing Date/Time: 5/22/2023 11:59 PM Eastern

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