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OPERATING SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER I - 71000609

Date: Aug 19, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32308

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Requisition No: 427626 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement

Working Title: OPERATING SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER I - 71000609

Position Number: 71000609 

Salary:  $38,659.92 

Posting Closing Date: 09/17/2021 

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR AGENCY:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) employs more than 1,900 members statewide – either at headquarters in Tallahassee or in one of seven regional operations centers (ROCs). Services are delivered by five key areas: Executive Direction and Business Support; Investigations and Forensic Science; Florida Capitol Police; Criminal Justice Information Services; and Criminal Justice Professionalism. Click here for additional information about FDLE.

 

MISSION:

To promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors.

 

OPERATING SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER I – 71000609

To be considered as a potential candidate, you must meet the minimum qualifications(s) listed below. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or

2. Four years of experience in computer systems analysis and/or computer programming and either (a) completion of a 720-classroom hour program of study from a vocational/technical school or accredited community college in an area of data processing (excluding computer operations and data entry), or (b) 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college course work from an accredited institution which includes four courses in computer science or management information systems.

3. Experience in computer systems analysis or systems administration and/or computer programming can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

4. Completion of a one-year program of study from a vocational/technical school in an area of data processing (excluding data entry) can substitute for one year of the required computer systems analysis and/or computer programming experience.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

This is a technical position in Information Technology Services, Production Systems Services. Specific duties include:

  • Performing installation and support of Windows Server system software (operating system, telecommunications, database, and other Back Office products); 
  • Configuring distributed computer systems environments with appropriate hardware, operating systems software, applications software and communications components to solve business/office problems for local and wide area networks;
  • Consulting with customers, peers, and management to conduct informational assessments to determine business needs, and to define system requirements;
  • Providing consulting services both internally and externally to FDLE and other state agencies;
  • Providing support of system software through diagnosis of problems and implementation of changes to resolve problems and maintain software at the most current level; 
  • Developing and implementing specialized programs/routines to supplement and enhance system software;
  • Performing, evaluating, and maintaining FDLE Windows Server Infrastructure; and 
  • Providing professional advice and guidance relative to the effective use of information technology to support FDLE programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Server Operating Systems;
  • Knowledge of SMTP protocol-based e-mail Systems;
  • Knowledge of Capax Email Archival Systems; 
  • Knowledge of KACE Systems Management Appliance;
  • Knowledge of VMware VSphere; 
  • Knowledge of Lab Information Systems (LIMS); 
  • Knowledge of systems administration techniques and systems management practices specific to Distributed File Services and Active Directory server environment;
  • Knowledge of network systems and protocols;
  • Knowledge of Server Hardware including support and diagnostic packages; 
  • Ability to support and assist management and data base analysts to troubleshoot and maintain Microsoft SQL RDBMS;
  • Ability to assist in designing and planning infrastructure solutions in the Windows Active Directory environment; 
  • Ability to assist in preparing program specifications; and
  • Ability to interpret technical information relating to Windows server programs, hardware, and utilities.

HIRING PROCESS:

You will be evaluated for this job based on your previous knowledge and experience. Additional reviews may be performed to screen for preferred qualifications, experience and education. Your qualifications will be based on knowledge, skills, and abilities and other elements relevant to this position supported by the information in your application. Qualifying questions will only be credited if verifiable by the information provided on your application including specifically required software/computer skills. You may be contacted to participate in a selection process which may consist of written exercises, work samples, skills tests, and interviews.  You may be notified by email to participate in a selection process. Failure to reply within a designated timeframe may exclude you from further consideration. Future vacancies may be filled from this position advertisement.

BACKGROUND:

FDLE requires an extensive background process of all recommended applicants. The elements of a background include: financial credit check, criminal history of applicant and applicant’s immediate family or roommates, personal references, employment and education verifications (which includes official transcript(s)), drug screen and fingerprinting.  This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.

OUR SALARY & BENEFITS:

Starting salary will be the minimum of the class pay range, unless otherwise dictated by FDLE’s pay policy. FDLE is a State of Florida Employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave;
  • HMO and PPO health insurance options with premiums starting as low as $50 per month;
  • $25,000 in automatic life insurance coverage;
  • Multiple supplemental insurance options including: dental, vision, disability and more;
  • Pension and investment retirement plan options;
  • Tax deferred medical and child care reimbursement accounts; and
  • State of Florida Tuition Waiver Program. 

NOTES:

Preference will be given to current FDLE members who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position. Preference may be given to applicants in the State Personnel System who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period or served at least one year in their current position.

REMINDERS:

  1. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.
  2. 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 cancelled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.

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.  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