"Mr. James is one of the nicest and hardest working people I have ever met. He has worked for the Clerk of Court for 19 years and is very qualified for this position!" - David Pienta

Experience

Work History

  • June 2000 – Present – Wakulla County Clerk of Courts (Crawfordville, Fl.)
    • Finance Director / Chief Deputy Clerk
    • Chief Deputy Clerk
    • Finance Director
    • Assistant Finance Director
    • Child Support Deputy Clerk
    • Clerk Liaison/Designee to:
      • 1 Cent Sales Tax Committee
      • County Audit Committee
      • 2014 Charter Review Committee
      • Tourist Development Council
      • Emergency Operations Center Advisory Council
  • October 1995 – Present – Sopchoppy church of Christ (Sopchoppy, Fl.)
    • Minister – My responsibilities include preparing two sermons and two Bible studies every week; must possess the ability to lead the congregation in all acts of worship; ministering to members as needed; visiting sick and hospitalized members and family; conducting home Bible studies; performing baptisms, marriages and funerals.
    • Speaker – Speak on various religious and Biblical topics as requested at lectureships and gospel meetings (Monticello CoC; Centerville CoC; Wakulla CoC; Normandy CoC)
    • Treasurer – Maintain the checking account and pay the bills of the church from October 2014 to December 2016

Computer Skills

  • Accounting
    • 2009 – PresentAbila MIP – A fully integrated governmental and non-profit accounting software
    • 2000 – 2009Fundware – A fully integrated governmental accounting software software
    • 1995 – 2000Twenty Pines and Quicken – basic accounting software
  • Operating
    • 2014 – Obtained M.O.S. Excel Certification License #11752203
    • 2000 – PresentMicrosoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Court System
    • 2000 – 2010 - Florida Association of Court Clerks & Comptroller’s (FCCC) Offender Based Tracking System (OBTS); Comprehensive Case Management System (CCMS); Traffic Citation Accounting Transmission System (TCATS) and Child Support Enforcement System (CSES)

Education

  • Continuing Education
    • 2019 – Certificate of Completion of TCC Leadership Series
    • 2017 – Certificate of Completion of Leadership Training sponsored by Tallahassee Community College (TCC)
    • 2001 – Certificate of Completion of Supervisory Training sponsored by Florida State University (FSU) and the Florida Institute of Government
    • 2000 – Present – Wakulla County Clerk of Courts; 600+ hours of Accounting, Auditing, Technical Business and Behavioral education through FCCC, Florida Governmental Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) and various state agencies
    • 2008 – 2011 – Florida Department of Education Florida Athletic Coaching Certificate #1105316
    • 1997 – 2000 – Fiorini Chiropractic Center; 96 hours of Insurance Seminar Training
    • 1997 – 2000 – Fiorini Chiropractic Center; 96 hours of Insurance Seminar Training
  • College
    • 1988 – 1994 – Bachelor of Business Administration, University of North Florida (UNF)
    • 1986 – 1988 – Associate of Arts, Florida Community College at Jacksonville (FCCJ)

Memberships and Activities

  • Business
    • Rotary International
    • Keep Wakulla County Beautiful
    • Coastal Optimist Club
    • Wakulla County University of Florida (UF) / Institute of Food & Agricultural Services (IFAS) Extension Advisory Council
    • Wakulla County 4-H Advisory Council
    • Wakulla County Chamber of Commerce
    • Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA)
    • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Community
    • Co-leader of Wakulla 4-H Personal Finance Club
    • Co-leader of the Wakulla Personal Finance Group
    • Emcee for the Panacea Blue Crab Festival
    • Chamber of Commerce "Low Country Boil" Volunteer Cook
    • Judge (2017) and Scorer (2018) for Wakulla 4-H/Tropicana Public Speaking Program
    • Graduate of the Wakulla County Sheriff's Citizens Academy
    • EmCee for the Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-off
    • EmCee for the Panacea Christmas in the Park
    • Member of Friends of Wakulla County Public Library
    • Special Olympics County & Area Games Volunteer
    • Tallahassee Turkey Trot "Hoover Water Station" Volunteer
    • Prior - Wakulla High School (WHS) Cross Country (XC) team & Booster Club
    • Prior Member of Wakulla County School District Advisory Council
    • Prior Wakulla Park & Rec Coach
    • Prior Cub Scout Master