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Systems Programming Consultant - DBPR/ABT/IT - *OPEN COMPETITIVE*

Date:  Mar 7, 2023


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Requisition No: 796849 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: Systems Programming Consultant - DBPR/ABT/IT - *OPEN COMPETITIVE*

Position Number: 79011532 

Salary:  $52,085.80 to $75,000.12 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 03/26/2023 

Working Title: Software Developer

Position Number: 79011532
$2,003.30 - $2,884.62 Bi-weekly

$52,085.80 - $75,000.12 Annually


This position is assigned to the Division of Technology and is funded through the Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (ABT). This is a senior level software developer position using ASP.NET/C#, SQL Server databases, and .NET Framework. The incumbent must have experience with transactional, web-based software development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience with transactional, web-based software development using ASP.NET with C#; and
  • Experience in developing and maintaining large scale software applications; and
  • Experience enhancing/upgrading SQL Server databases.


Notes: Preference will be given to candidates with experience using JavaScript, JAVA, HTML, CSS, .NET 4.0 or higher, SQL Server 2016 or higher, and who have been involved in developing and maintaining a large-scale software application. 

Please Note: Successful applicant must pass a Level 2 background screening, including fingerprinting, as a condition of employment. All positions within the Division of Technology are considered to be positions of special 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.

Simplified Overview:

The Electronic Data System (EDS) system serves the following primary functions: (1) to provide a convenient electronic means for monthly tax data reporting for certain alcoholic beverage and tobacco licenses; (2) to equip ABT auditors with internal audit findings and management tools for analyzing reported data; (3) manage tax stamp acquisition, inventory and sales; and (4) other administrative functions. The EDS system currently supports approximately 80 internal users and nearly 6,200 external registered users, facilitating monthly report submissions accounting for approximately 45,000 transactions per month and approximately $1.6+ Billion in revenue in FY2021-2022.  Incumbents will have primary responsibility for supporting ABT in ongoing enhancements, maintenance, management, and support of the EDS system.

Duties & Responsibilities:   


  • The incumbent in this position defines, designs, codes, tests, implements, documents, maintains and supports the Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco (AB&T) Electronic Data System (EDS) and other AB&T applications, databases, system interfaces and reports. Works as a team member of the EDS Team and reports to the Systems Programming Administrator.
  • Develops quality software to meet AB&T business requirements: Follows approved software development life cycle. Applies software architecture design best practices. Gathers and manages user requirements. Develops and reviews designs with customer, management and other technical team members. Codes, debugs and implements solutions that meet AB&T business requirements using approved programming languages. Thoroughly unit tests all code before delivering to user for testing.  Optimizes software code and database for maintainability and performance. Maintains code using approved source control software. Provides ongoing support and direction.
  • Troubleshoots issues with AB&T applications, databases and reports to determine cause and resolution. Raises issues to supervisor and works to correct issues timely. Performs data corrections as needed. Reviews requested modifications and provides an impact statement so modifications can be prioritized.
  • Documents applications, databases, system interfaces and reports using approved software development life cycle documentation artifacts. Documentation may include, but is not limited to: UML Models, database design models, user interface mockups, flowcharts, and inline code comments. Provides training for help desk, users and other developers as needed.
  • Manages work tasks according to team practices. Utilizes approved change management/bug tracking software to track software enhancements and defects. Provides status reports as required by management; attends status and other relevant meetings. 
  • Performs other work related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Knowledge of UML, software architecture, software development life cycle, software testing.
  • Knowledge of JavaScript, ASP.Net. C#, VB.NET, .JSP, JAVA, HTML, CSS.
  • Knowledge of Crystal Reports or Microsoft Reporting Services.
  • Knowledge of SQL and PL-SQL.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal accessibility requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

The Difference You Will Make:


At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.


How You Will Grow:


DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

 Where You Will Work:


Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.

The Following Benefits Are Included:

  • State of Florida retirement package (pension & investments options);
  • 10 Paid holidays annually;
  • Annual Leave;
  • Sick Leave;
  • HMO and PPO Health Insurance – the State covers the majority of the premiums for Individual and Family coverage (over 80% employer paid);
  • $25,000 in automatic Basic Life insurance policy (100% employer paid);
  • Additional supplemental insurances available such as dental, vision, etc.;
  • Tax deferred medical and childcare reimbursement accounts available;
  • Tax deferred savings program available through payroll deduction;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts; and
  • State of Florida Tuition Waiver Program. 

Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.


NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.


Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online. All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement. If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.

The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and

improving employment outcomes.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: .

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 Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices
veterans and their family members have given to our country and supports
the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL 33778. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is

We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 

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