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Date: May 20, 2020

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Requisition No: 180781 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70033697 

Salary:  $41,000.18 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/10/2020 


Distributed Computer Systems Analyst - 70033697

This advertisement is for a Career Service position located at Columbia Correctional Institution for the Office of Information Technology located in Lake City, Florida.

Salary Rate:  $41,000.18 Annually


  • This position will be responsible for providing support for computer systems at multiple sites, including major institutions, probation & parole offices, community facilities, region offices, and other Department or related sites:  field staff responsibilities below apply to most computer equipment (including personal computers, midrange minicomputers, and the large mainframe computer), telecommunications and related software.
  • Responsible for planning, designing, implementing and troubleshooting the local area networks and client/server architecture including connecting personal computers to the local area network, installing both client and server software products.  Maintaining documentation related to the local area network and personal computers connected to the environment, and troubleshooting problems.
  • Responsible for installation and support of a statewide, wide area, or distributed systems network of computer equipment (hardware/software), including site surveys and installation planning, initiating request to add, delete or move data circuits, coordination with electrical and cabling contractors, processing of Information Resource Request (IRR’s) equipment orders, cabling and installation of equipment, and post-installation support and troubleshooting.
  • Responsible for installation and support of network computers, including setup and loading of software; and performing the technical role of system manager including functions of backup, recovery, troubleshooting.
  • Assists with providing general Data Processing (DP)/Help Desk support for all data processing in the Service Center.
  • Coordinates with other DP areas of Corrections and other Agencies to solve any DP issues.
  • Provide support for computer systems at department sites, to included mobile devices, desktop workstations, and file and print servers.
  • Support local area network and troubleshoot network issues.
  • Support VOIP Phone system.


  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of problem solving techniques, coordinate work assignments.
  • Knowledge of distributed processing operations, procedures, and equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience supporting Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 and desktop computers running Windows 10.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Backup Exec and TrendMicro Anti-virus software.
  • Knowledge of recent thin-client technologies and VOIP’s are helpful.
  • Knowledge of computers and software.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of computer programming and/or computer systems analysis.
  • Ability to write, code, test and debug computer programs.
  • Ability to process information logically and solve problems.
  • Ability to develop training programs related to distributed processing operations and procedures.
  • Ability to monitor and resolve problems with distributed computer systems components.
  • Ability to identify and define user task needs.
  • Strong organizational skills are necessary.


Must meet 5 of 9 to advance to interview.

  • Three years’ experience with supporting PC’s in a Windows environment.
  • Two years’ experience in the administration of a Windows 2K/2K3 network.
  • Experience in the maintenance or repair of peripherals (printers).
  • One-year experience in computer skills teaching or three years professional teaching background.
  • A+ Certification.
  • One or more major Microsoft Certifications.
  • One-year experience in a customer service/help desk environment.
  • Experience in support of Windows or other Local Area Networks.
  • Two or more years programming/systems analysis experience.
  • Eligible for Veteran’s Preference claim.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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: Lake City