BRADENTON – Last fall, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller’s office introduced local high school students to job and career opportunities available with the Clerk’s office. By working with the School District of Manatee County, seniors were invited to apply for exciting part-time positions. These positions offered technical, on-the-job training, specifically within the Clerk’s Courts division. Janessa Almodovar, Ella Botko, and Alexander Dantoulis joined the team in late 2020/early 2021.
Meet the Students
Janessa Almodovar, a Manatee High School Senior, has been working in the Traffic division since December 2020. Management has described Janessa as being very mature, professional, and a quick learner. Janessa accepted a full-time position with the Clerk’s office, which begins June 17. While working for the Clerk, she will attend State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) in the fall.
Ella Botko, a Lakewood Ranch High School Senior, has been working in the Traffic division since January 2021. Management has described Ella as having “the best work ethic ever” and is a very positive presence. She plans to attend Florida State University (FSU) in the fall and major in Political Science.
Alexander Dantoulis, a Lakewood Ranch High School Senior, has been working in our Criminal division since January 2021. Management has described Alexander as a very ambitious and enthusiastic learner. He plans to attend the University of Florida (UF) in the fall to study Political Science and Law.
Clerk Angelina “Angel” Colonneso is a strong advocate for on-the-job training. She worked for the Clerk’s office part-time while attending college.
“I am grateful the School District of Manatee County embraced our request to offer part-time work to high school seniors. The seniors have been so enthusiastic about learning and are eager to work,” said Ms. Colonneso. “One student relayed to me that the college representatives were impressed he worked for the Clerk’s office during his college interview. He felt his experience with us factored into his college acceptance.”
Please join the Clerk’s office in congratulating all three seniors on their upcoming graduation.
If you are a recent graduate or someone interested in a rewarding career, contact the Clerk’s office. Entry-level job and career opportunities can be found online at https://www.manateeclerk.com/departments/hr/jobs/. The Clerk’s office offers full-time employees competitive wages, unparalleled benefits, and professional growth.
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a local child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program, and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in Downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to visit our web site at: www.manateeclerk.com.