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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 393240 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: SYSTEMS PROGRAMMER III - 43004729

Position Number: 43004729 

Salary:  $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/07/2021 







Bachelor's degree in a computer related field, such as programming, computer science, engineering or equivalent practical experience is preferred.


  • At least two (2) years of professional experience as a Network Engineer, Network Administrator or Network Analyst with demonstrated accomplishments in network planning and analysis.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience managing a data center network and its connections to Internet and intranet access.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience managing a security perimeter which includes firewalls, application delivery controllers, and remote access.

This position may be required to occasionally perform duties other than those listed on the position description.

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment.

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Network design, planning, and analysis
  • Network security
  • Principles, practices and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis.
  • Operating system and telecommunications concepts.
  • Cisco operating systems
  • IP protocol, switching, and routing
  • 802.11 wireless systems
  • Network Monitoring Systems
  • Network Intrusion Detection / Prevention Systems
  • Microsoft Active Directory

The ability to:

  • Prioritize workload.
  • Develop various reports including technical data processing reports.
  • Perform feasibility and cost analysis studies.
  • Interpret technical information relating to computer programming and other areas of data processing.
  • Perform mathematical calculations.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments with peers.
  • Communicate technical data processing information effectively.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and writing.


This position falls underneath the Network Services team within the Bureau of Distributed Infrastructure.  The Network Services team is responsible for analyzing, designing, implementing, and maintaining the Department’s network infrastructure, cellular voice, data systems, and their respective performance and monitoring tools.  This team involves both long-term project work with the goal of improving the IT infrastructure and short-term work fulfilling the requests from other teams and efficiently dealing with operational issues.

This position’s primary responsibilities are to serve as a lead engineer for designing, implementing, and maintaining new and existing technologies that fall underneath the Network Services group’s responsibilities.  

Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: design, configuration, maintenance, and support for: WAN, voice, and core routers, distribution and access switches, IPS network security, perimeter firewalls, site-to-site and client-access VPN, 802.11 wireless, and network monitoring systems.

Serve as a Lead Engineer for highly technical work including design, implementation and maintenance for the Department’s Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN), and other voice/data communications support statewide including the Regional Offices, Field Offices as well as connectivity and support to other State Agencies and Public Entities requiring access to DFS.

Responsible for applying daily operational changes to switches, routers, firewalls, IPS, 802.11 wireless, and other network infrastructure components, as needed.  Daily operational changes include, but are not limited to: 1) troubleshooting and resolution of problems; 2) changes as a result of a policy or business need, system deployment, or system change

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 canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

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