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Date: Mar 7, 2018

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 31472 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle


Position Number: 76000222 

Salary:  $53,000.04 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/27/2018 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Information Systems Administration

Bureau of Strategic Business Operations


*Open Competitive Opportunity*


In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to qualifying questions must be clearly stated within the employment history.  Software systems, actual work experience, and years of employment must be clearly defined, or the application may not be considered for the position.



$53,000.04 Annually


Contact Person: Shannon Byrum, (850) 617-2079


The Organization:

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 4,500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way to A Safer Florida through the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and titles, and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol.


Our Benefits include:

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

To learn more about DHSMV and why it’s a great place to work, visit our website at:


Description of Job:

This Senior Quality Assurance Analyst position functions as an integrated member of the Information Systems Administration team and will operate as a Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst on the Quality Assurance Team.  The incumbent will perform various tasks related to the software development lifecycle.  Duties will include: ensuring bi-directional requirements traceability, serving as the lead QA analyst on various IT projects, taking the lead in test data management tasks, performing audits to ensure the project team’s adherence to the established and approved policy and procedures for IT projects, gathering business requirements, developing and executing test scripts to validate software prior to implementation, assisting and supporting the accuracy of Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles’ software, analyzing test results, and assist in resolving testing issues.


Preference will be given to applicants with the following experience:

  • Project Management and/or leading/facilitating IT related projects;
  • Business requirements gathering and documentation;
  • Writing tests and performing application testing tasks;
  • Operating as a team lead of a technical team;
  • Developing test scripts and test plans;
  • Performing defect management and performing web-based application testing;
  • Test Data Management experience;
  • Using Agile software development methodology;


Preference will also be given to applicants who have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university, or a bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in computer science or management information systems.  Preference will be given to applicants who have completed a two year program of study from a vocational/technical school or accredit college in an area of information technology.


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to meet with stakeholders and subject matter experts to gather project requirements.
  • Ability to work closely with subject matter experts.
  • Skills in working with Word, Excel, and Windows based applications.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive or private information.
  • Ability to work independently and to resolve complex issues.
  • Skills in performing software testing.
  • Ability to effectively diagnose, isolate, and resolve complex problems pertaining to software testing.
  • Ability to identify requirements to be tested based on data in specification documents.
  • Ability to set up test cases that perform both positive and negative testing.
  • Knowledge of identifying and reporting software defects.
  • Skills with recording and documenting test results.
  • Skills in developing test documentation.
  • Skills in writing and executing test scripts.
  • Review policies, procedures, and guidelines as they relate to software testing.
  • Ability to query and disseminate test data.
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle process.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve problems in a professional manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to receive and give constructive criticism.
  • Ability to assume the duties of the Quality Assurance Manager in his or her absence.
  • Ability to assist the Quality Assurance Manager with administrative duties as needed.


Job Related Requirements:

  • The selected applicant must pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) criminal history background check. 
  • Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., although being on-call and working outside regular business hours may be required periodically.


Additional Information:

The elements of the selection process may include a skill assessment and/or oral interview.

Applicants being considered for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment fingerprinting, and a background investigation.

The process for selecting applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months.  Following the six month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for that vacancy.

HSMV employees are paid once a month on the last workday of each month. All state employees are required to participate in the direct deposit program pursuant to s. 110.113 Florida Statutes.


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