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Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 51893 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER III - 37020830

Position Number: 37020830 

Salary:  $43,507.36 - $54,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/23/2019 





Systems Programmer III



The Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Technology and Information Services (OTIS), is currently recruiting for a Systems Programmer III.  This position is a lead responsible for technical support in the design, installation, and operation of networked computers running Microsoft and/or Linux server operating systems, network protocols including TCP/IP, Active Directory, Exchange Online messaging system and Azure cloud technologies.  This position will provide networking and computer management support through scientific methods.  The incumbent must be available to work after normal work hours, weekends and holidays for on-call duty status and be able to travel to the agency’s field offices throughout the state.


Specific duties include:


Serve as lead technician over the design, configuration, tuning and managing the operations and staff of all Microsoft Windows and/or Linux based operating system servers of the agency.  This includes the Active Directory and direct support to the messaging and network administrators.  Advise management on new or improved technologies and practices.  Perform studies and evaluates 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 that the data is good and backups are performed correctly.


Coordinate in the management of WAN and LAN operations.  Communicates and coordinates with staff responsible for the data network administration, monitoring and operations.  This will include installing, performance tuning and integrating network control and monitoring software.  Coordinate with the security officer to protect the data of the agency.


Serve as the lead architect and technician of Microsoft Azure and other cloud technologies. This will include maintaining and evaluating the agency’s cloud footprint, reviewing and recommending migration strategies, and assist in migrating existing environments from data centers to the cloud.


Conduct research and development in the implementation and maintenance of network facilities that affects the distributed computer environment.  Troubleshoot network and server-based problems and develops solutions, as well as works with the network groups to develop solutions.  Provide assistance and fully support the efforts of the agency’s Information Technology Strategic Plan.  Demonstrate strong relationship and interpersonal skills in working with program staff and vendor community.


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.  Demonstrate strong relationship and interpersonal skills in working with program staff and vendor community.  Maintain a working knowledge of established policies, procedures, and directives necessary to accomplish assignments and responsibilities.  Maintain a central filing system supporting assigned functions, duties and responsibilities using effective organizational and filing methods which provide opportunity for knowledge transfer.  Maintain proficiency in the use of office equipment, software applications, technical writing and a working knowledge of established policies, procedures, and directives necessary to accomplish daily assignments and responsibilities.


Perform related tasks as requested.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as PowerShell, VB, Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of computers and software.
  • Knowledge of PC/Server and mid-range operating systems and network topologies.
  • Knowledge of Active Directory Federated Services.
  • Knowledge of Azure Services, particularly IAAS.
  • Knowledge of problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to process information logically and solve problems.
  • Ability to draft thorough documentation.
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot networked systems.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to travel and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs.


All positions within OTIS are considered to be positions of trust in accordance with Sections 110.1127 and 425.04, Florida Statutes.  The recommended applicant will be required to submit to a background and fingerprint check.


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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. 

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