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Date: Sep 4, 2020

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Requisition No: 215963 

Agency: Department of Law Enforcement


Position Number: 71000286 

Salary:  $43,507.36 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2020 


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.


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 citizen’s and visitors.


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.


1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in computer systems analysis and/or computer programming, one year of which must have been in operating systems programming/administration; or

2. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the computer sciences or management information systems and one year of experience in computer systems analysis and/or computer programming, which must have been in systems programming/administration; or

3. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the computer sciences or management information systems and one year of experience in computer systems analysis and/or computer programming; or

4. A doctorate from an accredited college or university in one of the computer sciences or management information systems; or

5. Six years of experience in computer systems analysis and/or computer programming, two years of which must have been in systems programming/administration 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 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.

6. 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.

7. 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/administration and/or computer programming experience.


The Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a wide range of services to the department and Florida criminal justice agencies that use its information systems.  This is a professional, senior level position within the Open Systems Administration (OSA) which includes the following duties:

  • Installing, maintaining and supporting Linux based servers in the department’s datacenter which operates 24 hours/day; 365 days/year;
  • Installing and supporting Redhat Jboss middleware products, such as EAP, AMQ and FUSE;
  • Supporting the department’s Storage Area Network (SAN);
  • Utilizing automation software such as scripts or Ansible playbooks;
  • Providing after hours on-call for Linux based server systems;
  • Creating and updating applicable documentation for new and existing Linux based systems; and
  • Providing technical assistance for OSA and the department.


  • Knowledge of backup methodologies, procedures and ITS policies regarding the management of backups;
  • Knowledge of Red Hat Linux Operating Systems;
  • Knowledge of Linux security and file permissions;
  • Knowledge of Linux networking;
  • Knowledge of Storage Array Networks;
  • Knowledge of Virtualization technology with VmWare;
  • Knowledge of basic scripting languages and concepts;
  • Ability to interpret technical information relating to network operating systems and other areas of data processing;
  • Ability to understand application development and integration methods;
  • Ability to prepare program specifications and requirements;
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively;
  • Ability to support Java, JBoss Web applications;
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex programs and work flows;
  • Ability to understand Project Management methodologies;
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments;
  • Ability to follow established ITS policies and procedures; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 


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. 


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 in-person 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.


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 verifications, drug screen and fingerprinting.  This information will be utilized to make the final hiring decision.


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.


  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:
  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