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Date: Aug 3, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 388101 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER II - 76003242

Position Number: 76003242 

Salary:  $46,000.08 ANNUALLY 

Posting Closing Date: 08/12/2021 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Information Systems Administration

Bureau of Service Operations


*Open Competitive Opportunity*

*This position is telework eligible*


In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history.  Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.



$46,000.08 Annually


Contact Person: Alyssa Newsom, (850) 617-2016


The Organization

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.


Our Benefits Include

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan


To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:


Total Compensation Statement

Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $46,000 to $75,025 annually.  The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.


Position Duties and Responsibilities - The Systems Programmer II reports to the Systems Project Administrator and is a member of the Application Infrastructure team.  This position is responsible for providing systems administration and support within the Application Infrastructure team. 


The Application Infrastructure team provides installation, configuration, integration, administration and technical support for the Departments commercial and custom business applications.  This support includes but isn’t limited to limited collaboration and content management tools, web and application server infrastructure support, service desk administration and SSL certificate management to name a few.  This team is also responsible for all application deployments and coordinating the release management process. 


This position also functions as a team member on projects and mentors other team members within the unit as appropriate.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience configuring, administering and maintaining server operating systems such as Windows Server 2008/2012 and Unix;
  • Knowledge of Web-based technologies and products such as Microsoft IIS, Sun Java Web Server, and Apache;
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies such as Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare and/or Citrix XenServer;
  • Skill in the provisioning, setup, documentation and configuration of existing or new hardware and software solutions;
  • Experience supporting and maintaining custom and Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) applications;
  • Strong technical analysis and troubleshooting skills;  
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Do you have experience configuring and maintaining server operating systems (Unix or Windows Server) in a large enterprise production environment?
  • Do you have experience configuring, deploying, administering and maintaining web server technologies?


Job Related Requirements

The position you are applying is subject to a Level 2 background and CJIS security clearance, to include fingerprinting as a condition of employment pursuant to Chapter 110.1127, 435 and 943, Florida Statutes.  As an applicant for positions requiring CJIS security clearance, you are required to disclose criminal records that have been sealed or expunged. 


Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., although working after hours and on weekends may occasionally be required. This position may be required to be on-call.   This position is telework eligible.


The selected candidate(s) must be willing and able to lift 50lbs. when moving/installing equipment.


General Information

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI.

The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six-month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.

HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month.  All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee