Date:  Mar 27, 2024


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Job Location

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit; Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to assist the Trial Court Technology Officer in managing the Circuits technology operations. The position is responsible for staff supervision, assisting in the development  and implementation of strategic plans for court technology, assisting in the preparation and management of technology budgets, and developing and implementing computer policies and procedures, managing technology projects, and performing related administrative tasks and duties as specified by the Trial Court Technology Officer. The position develops and implements programs within organizational policies, reporting major activities to the Trial Court Technology Officer through conferences and reports.


Deputy Court Technology Officer job functions are typically perform in a hierarchical structure under a Chief Deputy Trial Court Technology Officer (CTO).


Examples of Work Performed:


Collaborate with the Chief Deputy Trial CTO to organize, plan, and execute strategy.


Delegate tasks to the Junior System Administrator.


Assist the Chief Deputy Trial in managing the court’s network communication systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and internet connectivity.


Support the design, implementation, and maintenance of the courthouse’s network infrastructure under the Chief Deputy Trial CTO’s guidance.


Work closely with the Chief Deputy Trial CTO to plan and execute IT projects that enhance court services and operations.


Provide second-level technical support for issues escalated by the IT support staff.


Assist in developing and delivering training programs on new technologies and systems for court staff.


Help manage and test backup systems and disaster recovery procedures to ensure data integrity and availability.


Participate and assist the Chief Deputy Trial CTO in creating and implementing emergency protocols for network and technology systems.


Research new technologies that could improve court operations and make recommendations to the Chief Deputy Trial CTO.


Implement and ensure the security of the court’s network systems, including implementing security protocols, monitoring network activity, and responding to security incidents.


Develop and deliver training programs for court staff and judges on the use of technology systems, including computer hardware and software, network protocols, and cybersecurity best practices.


Research and recommend innovative and, where possible, automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies.


Perform related duties as directed.


Education and Training Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree in business management, business administration, information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a closely related field. 


Bachelor’s degree may be substituted upon demonstration of increasing experience and supervisory roles within the Information Technology field. 


Four years of related work experience, including two years in a supervisory or managerial capacity.


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


Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience. 



Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.


Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.


Requires responsibility for achieving major economies or preventing major losses through the management of a highly complex and/or technical department, or through developing and recommending policy as legal counsel.


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


Reads scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents; writes complex articles and reports; makes presentations to professional groups. 


Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking, technological, or legal practice to diagnose or define problems, collects data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.


Makes decisions with extremely serious impact – affects entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the general public.


Develops and implements long range plans and programs to support the goals and objectives of the organization. 


Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health. 


Special Comments

The Florida State Courts System offers a comprehensive selection of State of Florida employee benefits: membership in the Florida Retirement System, optional enrollment in a subsidized Health insurance plan, optional enrollment in Life, Dental, and Disability insurance plans, and paid term life insurance.


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How to Apply

For additional information and to apply visit the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Employment website at


Submit a cover letter and the State Employment Application that is located on the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Employment Website.


Original application and writing sample must be submitted.


Submit by mail to the address Court Administration, Human Resources, 201 Southeast 6th Street, Room 20140, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301.


The People First profile application will not be considered.


For additional information about the job advertised contact Taiwo Akinkunmi by e-mail at the address


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, color, ethnicity, sex or gender, religion or creed, national origin, age, marital status, genetic, disability, or political opinions or affiliations.


We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.


If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please call 954-831-7721 or the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami