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Linux Cloud Administrator

Date:  May 27, 2023


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Requisition No: 767781 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: Linux Cloud Administrator

Position Number: 37011274 

Salary:  $50,000 - $60,000 

Posting Closing Date: 06/08/2023 

Systems Programmer II

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection



Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystem. 


The Work You Will Do:

DEP’s Office of Technology and Information Services (OTIS) is currently recruiting for a Systems Programmer II. This position is responsible for technical support in the design, installation, and operation of Linux server operating systems in an enterprise environment. This position will provide Linux/Middle Tier support for multiple aspects of application infrastructure; including hardware virtualization, maintaining desired server state, and troubleshooting problems. The incumbent must be available to work after normal work hours, weekends and holidays, as needed.


The Difference You Will Make:

DEP relies heavily on science and technology in order to meet its mission and continually advances modern methods, platforms and innovations for this purpose. Examples at DEP include an application architecture leveraging Azure Kubernetes, a cloud-based server infrastructure, an industry leading data analytics platform, and an advanced security management solution.


How You Will Grow:

DEP encourages its employees to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. 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 quickly. OTIS has an extensive training program, including courses and certifications, that provide staff with the ability to build upon existing skills and remain current on job-related information technologies.  Examples of certifications you could earn include:

  • CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+

  • Cisco CCNA, CISSP

  • PMP®; ScrumMaster

  • GISP® (Certified GIS Professional)

  • Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer, Azure Solutions Architect

  • Oracle Certified Professional

  • Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM)

  • Florida Certified Contract Negotiator (FCCN)


Where You Will Work:

This position is in Florida’s capital city, Tallahassee, which is lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads.  Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend that combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as a community college and state government, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career.


This is an on-site position.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;

  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;

  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;

  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click;

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;

  • Tuition waivers;

  • And more!


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$50,000 - $60,000 annually


Your Specific Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Design, configure, tune, document and manage the operations of Linux-based operating system servers of the agency. Advise management on new or improved technologies and practices. Perform studies and evaluate new or enhanced information technology products. Provide support of system software through diagnosis of problems and implementation of changes to resolve problems and maintain software at the most current level. Oversee the operation of the systems to ensure the data is good and backups are performed correctly.

  • Coordinate with the security officer to protect the data of the agency. Help the agency continue to improve security practices and maintain best practices. Design, configure, document, and manage monitoring of application infrastructure. Research and offer suggestions on furthering automation of tasks.

  • Demonstrate strong relationship and interpersonal skills in working with program staff and vendor community. Effectively communicate with system management and networking teams to maintain coordinated infrastructure configuration. Support application development and effectively communicate application deployments. Consistently support the department goal of reducing team silos.

  • Employee is expected to identify and meet the needs of customers in order to provide excellent customer service. Employee should be helpful, cooperative, polite, respectful and concerned at all times in the interactions with customers when representing the Department or the State. This position serves as a customer service representative on behalf of this division when interacting with customers through all communication media, as well as when responding to incident/request service desk services.

  • Provide assistance and fully support the efforts of the agency’s Information Technology Strategic Plan. Maintain a working knowledge of established policies, procedures, and directives necessary to accomplish assignments and responsibilities. Contribute to team documentation supporting assigned functions, duties and responsibilities which provide opportunity for knowledge transfer. Must be able to write for technical and non-technical audiences. Display consistent progress in learning new skills, technologies, and/or standards.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Attendance is an essential function of the position.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of command line and scripting languages such as PowerShell, bash, shell scripts, yaml

  • Knowledge of Linux systems

  • Knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure Technologies

  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code technologies such as Terraform and Ansible

  • Knowledge of container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes

  • Ability to process information logically and solve problems

  • Ability to find, understand, and share information relevant to troubleshooting and project research

  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot distributed systems

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbal and written information

  • Basic familiarity with application programming and database concepts

  • Basic familiarity with networking, DNS, and Active Directory concepts

  • Ability to work after hours, weekends and holidays, as needed

  • Ability to maintain a valid drivers’ license

  • Ability to travel, as needed

  • Ability to work independently, but also ask questions when appropriate

  • Ability to provide thoughtful input during team meetings based on experience and research



Minimum Qualifications:

  • A valid driver's license. 
  • Travel.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of command line and scripting languages such as PowerShell, bash, shell scripts, yaml

  • Knowledge of Linux systems

  • Knowledge of Cloud Infrastructure Technologies

  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code technologies such as Terraform and Ansible

  • Knowledge of container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes


BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: This position is a Position of Trust. Any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a Level 2 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.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  


DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:




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