Date:  Dec 3, 2023


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Requisition No: 814236 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43000487 

Salary:  $70,000.00 - $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/15/2023 








  • Five (5) or more years of IBM z/OS systems programming experience.
  • Experience working with IBM Mainframe System Software.    
  • Experience with Installation and support of IBM operating system software, software diagnosis and correction.
  • Experience working with IBM z/OS operating system environment, systems programming concepts and IBM z/OS JCL.
  • Experience in any of these areas on the IBM mainframe platform:
    • Operating system installation
    • IBM DB2 and or CICS software installation
    • Third-party software installation for IBM z/OS mainframe
    • Hardware configuration
    • Storage Management
    • Security Management
    • Systems Backup
    • Performance Monitoring and Capacity Planning
    • Disaster Recovery
  • Willing to be on call or work outside of normal working hours.


This is an onsite position in the Fletcher building, no remote work.


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


The salary range for this position is $70,000.00 to $90,000.00 annually. 


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


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


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:

  • Ability to do short range and long-range project planning.
  • Ability to develop various reports including technical data processing reports.
  • Ability to direct feasibility and cost analysis studies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing on a technical level with both hardware/software vendors and technical staff.
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals and documentation.
  • Knowledge of z/OS operating system environment, systems programming concepts and z/OS job control language.
  • Ability to independently create clear and relevant technical documentation and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.



This is professional and technical work in the installation and support of systems software operating on an IBM z/OS mainframe. Incumbent may be assigned a variety of software products to install and support.


Plan, schedule, test, install and support IBM mainframe operating system software and other assigned proprietary software products utilized at the Dept. of Financial Services’ Data Center (FSDC).  Assist other systems software personnel, applications programmers and program product users as required.


Work with other FSDC support staff to determine operating system software requirements.  Assist with the design, implementation and operation of statewide online and batch applications processed at FSDC. 


Diagnose software problems and recommend or initiate corrective action.


Monitor computer system performance and utilization. Modify and tune software to maintain optimum system performance.


Maintain knowledge of current EDP Equipment, software, and techniques by vendor self-study training.


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.  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. 

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