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Date: Dec 28, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51128 

Agency: Division of Emergency Management

Working Title: CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER-EM - 31001626

Position Number: 31001626 

Salary:  $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2019 


Directs all information technology activities of Information Systems.  Provides oversight and management of all Division IT projects, determines work priorities, approves methods to be used in accomplishing goals and objectives, and informs subordinates of policies and procedures in Information Systems and the Division.  Provide oversight of all IT, GIS, and Communications activities at the State Emergency Operations Center and all other Division facilities throughout the State.  Participates in projects with subordinates (such as application development, system management, and training) as necessary.

Serves as the Chief Information Officer for the Division.  Directs the information resource and security management planning processes.  Manages the Division’s IT budget and recurring costs, including assisting with annual budget requests.  Oversees the procurement of all information technology-related resources (such as equipment, software, training, personnel, and consulting services) for the Division.  Directs compliance with the information resource management requirements mandated by state law, standards, policies, and guidelines, in coordination with the Agency for State Technology.  Oversees the division’s risk assessment reporting, management of security access to data storage locations, conducting of periodic risk analysis of threats to data and information systems.

Develops and implements organizational policies for Division information technology resources.  Defines organizational goals and objectives relating to information technology.  Assists other units with review of proposed legislation and procurements.

Acts as a liaison between Information Systems, other units of the Division, other state agencies, information technology vendors, and the public.

Performs administrative duties (such as review of timesheets and requests for travel) as required.

Performing other related duties and travel as required in support of the Division of Emergency management.


Knowledge of computer hardware, software, network administration and security, web and thin client application development, implementation and administration, SQL Database creation and maintenance, information management and principals of business intelligence. 

Skill in mathematical reasoning and data analysis, deployment and maintenance and project management. 

Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, initiate and manage large and small projects, provide team leadership for normal daily operations as well as in stressful environments that may be encountered during SERT activations, work non-traditional schedules, be available for emergency deployment and travel. 

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in an ITM related field.


In response to emergency events, Division of Emergency Management employees may be required to work irregular hours, to work more than 8 hours per day, to work extended periods (including weekends and holidays), to work at locations other than their official headquarters, and to perform duties in addition to those outlined in the employee’s position description.  Employees must be able to deploy to emergency sites with limited advance notice.

You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order for us to conduct the background check and a drug test.

All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida Employment Application.

REMINDERS:  Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  For more information, please visit the SSS website:

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

DEM appreciates the service and sacrifices made by veterans and their family members. Further, DEM recognizes the immeasurable value veterans bring to the workplace and is committed to increasing the number of veterans that serve in its workforce.

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:  It is the policy of the Florida Division of Emergency Management that any applicants who will be considered or recommended for an employment opportunity undergo Level 2 background screening.  This is in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment.
No applicants for a designated position will be employed until the Level 2 screening and drug test results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 back ground screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee

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