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Date:  Jan 22, 2023


The State Personnel System is an E-Verify employer. For more information click on our E-Verify Website.

Requisition No: 724921 

Agency: Economic Opportunity


Position Number: 40052001 

Salary:  $60,000 - $70,000 

Posting Closing Date: 02/10/2023 

Re-Advertisement – Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.

Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) works across the state to support Florida’s economy, robust and talented workforce and our local communities. We are dedicated to making a stronger and more resilient Florida, so our businesses, communities and workforce are better prepared to withstand future economic slowdowns and natural disasters.


In collaboration with our partners, we salute our nation’s veterans and are honored to have the opportunity to support them and their family members by encouraging them to apply for positions at DEO that fit their skill sets.


The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  (TTY/TDD 1-800-955-8771 or the Florida Relay Service – 711.)


Let DEO’s mission become yours. To find out more about us, click on the link :


The Work You Will Do:

The Application Systems Programmer III is a member of the Reemployment Assistance Application Development team of the Division of Information Technology. This position is responsible for the design, coding, testing, and deployment of application development enhancements, maintenance, modifications, and/or fixes.

You will work independently or with others and are responsible for identifying and analyzing complex application problems; developing, recommending and implementing solutions to resolve problems. You will be required to plan, communicate, estimate work effort, task out to create assignments; and work cooperatively with others.


The Difference You Will Make:

You will assist in helping Floridians obtain wage replacement benefits for qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.  Your knowledge and skills will be utilized to help our citizens. DEO is a fast-paced work environment in which critical thinking and prioritizing is a must.


How You Will Grow:

DEO encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies.  Trainings are made available throughout the year and on request with our Office of HR Training and with our Division of Workforce Training Unit. In accordance with DEO’s Vision and Mission, the employee:

  1. Furthers Florida’s economic vision by providing support that enhances the economy and develops, safe, and healthy communities.
  2. Meets customer/client expectations with an emphasis on responsiveness, quality, quantity, and timeliness of work.
  3. Provides information clearly, accurately, and succinctly; and also exhibits good listening skills.
  4. Works collaboratively to optimize the effectiveness of DEO's available resources and tools.
  5. Uses knowledge acquired through education, training, or experience to complete tasks.


These expectations are for all our employees, and you will be expected to model these as a leader.  We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience.  


Where You Will Work:

This position will allow for up to100% percent remote working or allow working onsite in one of the Tallahassee offices. Preference will be given to Florida residents.


Tallahassee is Florida’s Capital City and continues to grow attracting development and new business.


Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend.  DEO is in Downtown Tallahassee, the political epicenter that draws in visitors each year to visit the Capitol. Each spring, the legislative session opens, and people pour in to see the State perform its business. So regardless of what brought you here, being here will guarantee you an experience vibrant with entertainment, culture and delight.


Tallahassee is:

  • Known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills and oak trees, canopied roads, hotels, dining, museums, arts, music and natural resources ( )
  • Home to major college campuses, Florida State University(FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).
  • Approximately 22 miles from the nearest beach ( )
  • Within a state having no state income tax for residents of Florida



* State Group Insurance coverage options+                                               * Retirement plan options, including employer

   (health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental options)                    contributions (FYI, please click

* Nine paid holidays and a Personal Holiday each year                              * Annual and Sick Leave Benefits

* Student Loan Forgiveness Program (Eligibility required)                          * Flexible Spending Accounts          

* Tuition Fee Waivers (Accepted by major Florida colleges/universities)    * Ongoing comprehensive training provided             

* Career Growth                                                                                           * Highly skilled, professional environment                 


+For a more complete list of benefits, visit

  • We care about the success of our employees.
  • We care about the success of our clients.
  • We are always improving our technology, our tools, our customer’s experiences and ourselves.
  • A rewarding experience for reliable, compassionate and professional employees.



$60,000 – $70,000


Your Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, coding, testing, and deployment of application development enhancements, maintenance, modifications, and/or fixes.
    • Works to ensure coding changes conform to Department hardware, software, development, and architecture standards, including:
    • Writing efficient and effective code that meets requirements and design constraints.
    • Following the standards and guidelines of the development team.
    • Collaborating with the team and development lead to complete projects/tasks and share knowledge.
  • Assists in maintaining, troubleshooting, and patching systems.
  • Provides data to business users in a clear, concise, and timely manner.
  • Documents design specifications, installation instructions, and other system-related information.
  • Creates, updates, and reviews documentation as required based on the development methodology utilized.
  • Remains up to date on current technologies and best practices in software development.
  • Performs security analyses and risk assessments as needed.
  • Attends training as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and generate solutions
  • Ability to communicate technical information
  • Ability to operate as a technical lead for application development teams
  • Ability to mentor other developers on practices to improve the quality of their software
  • Ability to recommend best analysis based on his/her expertise
  • Ability to perform application code and design reviews
  • Ability to write a detailed technical specification document and apply best practices while designing application
  • Ability to create and maintain application documentation that conforms to established documentation standards
  • Ability to produce accurate estimates of the work required to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Knowledge and experience with software development practices
  • Knowledge and experience with relational databases
  • Understanding of N-Tier Architecture
  • Working knowledge of .Net 3.5 or later
  • Knowledgeable in Application Development Methodologies, including Waterfall, Agile, Scrum, and Iterative
  • Knowledge of the following:
    • C#.Net
    • ASP.Net
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or later
    • Team Foundation Server (TFS)
    • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) SQL (Oracle, or SQL Server)
    • Crystal Reports
    • Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) software, such as LLBLGen
    • Web services (Web Services Description Language (WSDL), Simple Object Access protocol (SOAP), or Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
    • Scrum
    • Experience with Service-Oriented Architecture (web services)
    • Windows Workflow Foundation (WWF)
    • IBM FileNet
    • HP Exstream



As a condition of pre-employment eligibility, a Level 2 security background screening is required, which consists of fingerprinting and a check of local, state and national law enforcement records.  



  • At least 5 years of experience with software development practices
  • At least 3 years of experience with relational databases
  • At least 1 years’ experience as a team member on a team of 5+ developers
  • May be subject to on-call during nights, holidays, and/or weekends
  • Duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed at the official work site of the Department.


Preferred –

  • C#.Net
  • ASP.Net
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or later
  • Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • ANSI SQL (Oracle, or SQL Server)
  • Crystal Reports
  • Experience with Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) software, such as LLBLGen
  • Web services (WSDL, SOAP or WCF)
  • Scrum Experience
  • Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
  • Experience with Service-Oriented Architecture (web services)
  • Windows Workflow Foundation (WF)
  • IBM FileNet
  • HP Exstream

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