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Date: Feb 20, 2018

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 25078 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60006898 

Salary:  $36,000 - $40,000 ANNUAL 

Posting Closing Date: 03/05/2018 


This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply


WE ACCEPT ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ONLY.  Please do not send a hard copy to agency office.


*Only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers will be hired.*


This position will reside at the North Florida Evaluation & Treatment Center in Gainesville


The Florida Department of Children and Families is the state of Florida’s social services agency. The agency oversees services for child safety, fostering, adoption, domestic violence, adult protective services, refugees, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, child care providers, human trafficking and public assistance. The agency’s mission is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.



The Office of Information Technology Services within the Department of Children and Families is seeking an individual to serve in a full-time position as an Application Systems Programmer.  This position will assist with the development of web applications that support the department’s executive and administrative management offices and programs. 

This position will be part of application development team supporting a wide portfolio of applications. The majority of responsibility will be in the maintenance, support, and enhancements of existing applications with opportunities to participate in major project efforts.  



  • Monitors production applications and recommends application and process improvements. 
  • Researches problems and recommends solutions to reported application incidents. 
  • Assist in the gathering of business requirements and their translation into design specifications. 
  • Participate in application design reviews. 
  • Assists in the development of application development policies, procedures and architecture frameworks and standards. 
  • Codes enhancements/corrections to existing applications and develops new applications based on design specifications using DCF standard tools. 
  • Conducts unit testing of all code packages and resolves issues. 
  • Participates in the creation of System Test plans. 
  • Participates in System testing and resolves issues. 
  • Participates in the creation of User Acceptance Test plans. 
  • Participates in User Acceptance testing and resolves issues. 
  • Assists in the planning, coordination, and execution of production deployments for existing and new applications. 
  • Assists in the resolution of post-deployment issues.   



  • Knowledgeable of network foundations underlying web applications and IIS configuration settings 
  • Knowledgeable of web security 
  • Knowledgeable of relational database concepts 
  • Knowledgeable of version control 
  • Experienced in HTML, XML, and C#
  • Experienced in writing web applications in .NET 3.5 or higher versions 
  • Experienced in writing SQL statements 
  • Experienced in in Object Oriented Programming
  • Experienced in using Visual Studio
  • Experienced in creating MVC applications
  • Ability to plan and prioritize work and handle concurrent assignment. 
  • Ability to discuss technical issues and contribute to making sound decisions 
  • Ability to write technical documentation and status reports 
  • Ability to contribute to a high-performing, motivated work group by applying interpersonal communication and collaboration skills to achieve project goals 
  • Ability to work with business units and business analysts to understand business requirements 
  • Ability to translate business requirements into program specifications
  • Ability to write test scripts from requirement and specification documents 
  • Ability to research and troubleshoot web applications  



  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in Information Technology providing application development and support services. 
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience developing ASP.NET web applications. 
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in writing SQL Server queries and stored procedures.  
  • Willing to work at the Gainesville location



  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. 
  • Some experience working with an enterprise version control tool such as Team Foundation Server. 


    BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.    

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: Gainesville