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Date:  May 6, 2023


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Requisition No: 735030 

Agency: Children and Families


Position Number: 60044891 

Salary:  $45,000 - $60,000 

Posting Closing Date: 06/16/2023 

                                                                                                                                                              Application Systems Programmer II

                                                                                                                                 Open Competitive

                                                                                                                   Working Title: Application Systems Analyst

                                                                      This position is located at DCF Headquarters in Tallahassee in the Office of Information Technology Services





This position will function as an application systems analyst on a small but highly energetic and talented team of software developers, business analysts, and project managers.  This position will contribute to the development, configuration, and delivery of new information systems and interfaces; as well as the daily support, maintenance, and enhancement of existing information systems and interfaces to directly support the department's mission.

This position will work with customers and stakeholders and help define application software and interface requirements, complete business and technical process modeling, perform data analysis, develop data migration and/or data update scripting, ensure compliance to business and technical requirements through quality testing and evaluation of software releases and coordinate software releases. The incumbent achieves operational objectives by implementing quality and customer-service standards, resolving problems, determining system improvements, and implementing change.

It's a busy and exciting time for our department.  We’re engaged in several major modernization projects and Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) is deploying a variety of new enterprise tools (e.g., an enterprise data warehouse, an enterprise application services bus, rules engine tools, a document management system, a new service management platform, etc.) to support modern application development and support.  We’re looking for people to join our team who are hungry, humble, and smart.




(Note: The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Produce and/or coordinate the production of business case, high-level and detailed functional and/or semi-technical requirements for development or enhancement of information systems and interfaces (data integration). 
  • Produce and/or coordinate the production of system and screen designs, logical database models, report design, interface design, and conversion plans.
  • Coordinate and complete low-code application configurations.
  • Coordinate and assist with system and data integration initiatives.
  • Triage and analyze application and data issues using techniques such as SQL queries, ad hoc reporting, and targeted testing.
  • Develop data migration plans, specifications, and processes.
  • Develop and execute or coordinate execution of data update scripts.
  • Consult with other professional staff, management, developers and business area liaisons during analysis, design and development of information systems projects.  Modify or clarify requirements as needed. 
  • Prepare, coordinate, or assist in the preparation of detailed system and user acceptance test plans for system development activities. 
  • Review and validate system test execution and results.
  • Assist business analysts in the facilitation and execution of user acceptance testing and communicate errors or omissions in programming to the development team.
  • Document procedures for deployment (implementation plans) of products in a manner such that future deployments and redeployments are repeatable with a high degree of success.  Perform implementations in lower environments. Coordinate and validate production deployments.  
  • Identify and report project issues and communicate status to management.
  • Identify opportunities for improving quality and efficiency of services.
  • Assist business analysts in the preparation of user documentation or instructions.  Conduct or provide systems related materials for training of staff. 
  • Ensure that entries into the change management tracking system(s) are well written, complete and up to date.
  • Provide technical and consultative support to the section Manager.  This support varies from project to project.  It may be in the form of monitoring visible initiatives, performing risk management, conducting technical research and feasibility studies, managing special projects or performing special tasks. 
  • Participate in planning for department IT strategic needs, including meetings, estimating, and analysis to support legislative budget requests, plans, and alignment of customer needs and agency strategy.
  • Participate in post-implementation quality assurance, troubleshooting, issue resolution, and production support.
  • Participate in continuing self-improvement and professional development by completing all assigned training within designated time periods and proactively pursuing opportunities for professional and personal growth.
  • Other - Perform other duties as required.




  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in Information Technology providing application development and support services
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience creating and maintaining objects in SQL Server or Oracle databases
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience developing and maintaining applications using .NET




  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Information Technology or a related field
  • 1 or more applicable information technology certifications
  • 2 or more years of experience writing SQL queries, stored procedures, views using MS SQL server
  • 2 or more years of experience developing and maintaining applications using .NET tools including C#.NET, Bootstrap, MVC, etc.




  • Knowledge of computer programming and systems analysis and design principles and practices
  • Knowledge of techniques of systems analysis and design
  • Knowledge of IT operations, procedures, and systems
  • Knowledge of process and data modeling techniques
  • Skilled in use of standard desktop software
  • Skilled in use of common data analysis tools and languages (such as SQL)
  • Skilled in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies relevant to the organization
  • Ability to process information logically
  • Ability to identify and define business needs
  • Ability to prepare business requirements, functional requirements, and user stories
  • Ability to complete low-code application configurations
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and complete work assignments
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively with non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others


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 investigation results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background investigations 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.  Employees also 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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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