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Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 548402 

Agency: Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle

Working Title: SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER I - 76005125

Position Number: 76005125 

Salary:  $40,000.08 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 01/18/2022 

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Division of Information Systems Administration

Bureau of Service Operations


*Open Competitive Advertisement*


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.





Contact Person: Kristine Monroe, (850) 617-2013


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:


Total Compensation Statement:

Your Benefits are a significant part of your state compensation. The total compensation package could be anywhere from $57,177 to $67,829 annually.  The total compensation package includes annual salary, insurance, retirement, leave and holidays.


Brief Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Systems Programmer I, you will be a member of the Platform Motorist Support team which is responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and providing support for all Motorist field critical solutions, processes and connectivity delivered by the PMS team for the benefit of the Agency, the State and our citizens.  The PMS team provides installation, configuration, integration, and technical support for the Department’s FDLIS/FRVIS field systems and including but not limited to printers, desktops, systems hardware/software, monitoring tools, security logs, secure access for individuals and mobile users/offices, and Tax Collectors.


The PMS team also provides field support, administration and level 2 technical support for optimal performance, security and collaboration for the Agency and our customers.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Knowledge of Microsoft technologies (SCCM, SharePoint, PowerShell, Active Directory, DNS);
  • Knowledge of information security best practices;
  • Knowledge of DNS concepts and DHCP concepts;
  • Knowledge of systems administration processes, tools, disciplines, and best practices;
  • Skill in administering Windows Server 2008/2008R2/2012/2012R2/2016 and Windows desktop operating systems;
  • Skill in administration of enterprise information technology applications;
  • Proficient in PowerShell, batch, and command line scripting for administration of Enterprise systems;
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills;
  • Skill in use of network tools and server tools to analyze system problems;
  • Skill in application deployments and Change Management;
  • Ability to thoroughly review, comprehend, update, and implement technical design documents and technical procedures;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical data;
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and assignments;
  • Ability to effectively work as a team member and independently to complete work assignments in a timely manner; 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technology solutions to business processes.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or training with supporting Windows Servers
  • Professional experience providing technical support to end users


Job Related Requirements:

The position you are applying is subject to a Level 2 background and CJIS security clearance, to include fingerprinting as a condition of employment pursuant to Chapter 110.1127, 435 and 943, Florida Statutes.  As an applicant for positions requiring CJIS security clearance, you are required to disclose criminal records that have been sealed or expunged. 

Normal work hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., although working on weekends may occasionally be required.  This position may also be on-call after hours and weekends, and is eligible for overtime pay.


General 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 a fingerprint-based background investigation, which will include a check of the criminal history records of the FBI.

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.  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