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Date: Jan 11, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51887 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70024027 

Salary:  $52,917.80 - $131,162.06 

Posting Closing Date: 01/22/2019 


Class Title:  Chief of Enterprise Applications – 70024027

Working Title: Chief Technology Officer

This advertisement is for an SES position located in the Office of Information Technology in Tallahassee, FL.

Under the direction of Secretary, Julie Jones, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is the 3rd largest state prison system in the country with a budget of 2.4 billion, approximately 97,000 inmates incarcerated and another 167,000 offenders on active community supervision. The DC has 151 facilities and more than 24,000 staff members statewide, making it the State’s largest agency.


We have a great opportunity for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) within the Office of Information Technology. The candidate must be customer focused, foster teamwork and collaboration and possess excellent communication and team building skills.

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the department. The CTO works with Executive Management to grow the department through the use of technological resources. Using an active and practical approach, the CTO will direct all employees in Information Technology and Information Operations departments to attain the department’s strategic goals established in the department’s strategic plan.

  • Establish FDC’s enterprise architectural vision and lead all aspects of FDC’s technological development.
  • Directs the department’s strategic direction, development and future growth.
  • Ensure FDC remains current on technological developments, evaluating the feasibility of new technology and advising Department leadership on their competitive and financial impact.
  • Lead development of innovative solutions, approaches, methods and procedures to meet or exceed user needs and organizational objectives.
  • Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization, and work with the leadership team as well as your staff to recognize internal and external IT opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
  • Conduct research and case studies on leading-edge technologies and make determinations on the probability of implementation.
  • Work in a consultative fashion with other department heads as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Act as a good steward of FDC resources and work to align future FDC technologies with budget.
  • Ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations including the timely and accurate reporting of division, bureau, regulatory and statutory data.
  • Participate in a number of committees, meetings, ad-hoc advisory groups, institutional/community activities, and planning committees.
  • Oversee and support all operations, infrastructure, and field bureaus.
  • Manage and develop personnel resources by:
  • Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
  • Mentoring and developing staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
  • Establishing and monitoring staff performance and development goals, assigning accountabilities, setting objectives, establishing priorities, and conducting annual performance appraisals.


  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Strategic planning and advanced leadership skills
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in information technology
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Ability to develop requests for and evaluate proposals in reference to leading-edge information services technology
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources and to develop and evaluate proposals in reference to leading-edge information services technology
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment


** We realize that applicants will not have experience in all of these areas and encourage interested candidates to apply.

  • 5 years experience in application development (including Agile methods)
  • Experience with modern infrastructure and network architectures
  • Experience in systems integration and working with API’s
  • Experience developing and implementing cloud solutions
  • Experience working with virtual desktops
  • Security Experience with applications, infrastructure and network
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience developing, implementing and sustaining application standards
  • Experience in developing mobile applications
  • Experience working with security frameworks
  • Experience with Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products and deployment
  • Experience with Legislative Budget Request process

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee