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Current Job Opportunity


July 8, 2019

Closing Date

July 26, 2019

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Technology Officer

Job Location

Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Sanford, Florida

Salary Range

$7,520.84 Monthly

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to serve in a leadership role in the management of technology projects for the courts.  This is a executive level management position is responsible for circuit-wide Court Information Technology policy and strategy assuring compliance with the Information Technology strategic plan for the Judicial Branch.  The Court Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for providing leadership in planning, developing, and implementing, information technology security, for a circuit court.  The CTO works with the Chief Judge and/or Trial Court Administrator in developing annual budgets regarding technological needs for the circuit, on both the state and county level.  The CTO assesses the circuit’s needs, including strategic planning, evaluates new technologies and software applications, and recommends to the court priorities for allocation of resources, including expenditures for system enhancements and replacements.  The CTO is also responsible for preparing an annual operating plan and performance reports to the Chief Judge and/or Trial Court Administrator, as well as the Florida Courts Technology Commission (FCTC), documenting how resources were used, accomplishments made, and outline goals for upcoming fiscal year.  The CTO supervises all circuit-wide court technology staff.  The CTO maintains all automated judicial records and may review technology related plans of   other court related offices of local and state government that affect the court record.  The CTO works independently and reports directly to the Chief Judge  and/or Trial Court Administrator, and is accountable for directing all court information, data integrity, systems standards and guidelines set forth by the FCTC and coordinated by the Information Systems Services Division (ISS) of the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA).

Education and Training Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree in business management or administration, information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a closely related field.  Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis.  Seven years of related experience, three of which need to be in a supervisory role in a technology-related position.

Special Comments

Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 20 pounds.

This position may be required to travel within the circuit and perform work outside of standard work hours on occasion. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software applications, operating systems, and the ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate computer and communication technologies, operations, and services, for a court.
  • Working knowledge of the Florida State Courts System, specifically the Trial Courts.
  • Ability to assess technology capacity and needs including long range goals and resource allocation.
  • Ability to supervise a professional and technical staff of computer technology personnel.
  • Ability to monitor budgets and expenditures.
  • Ability to prepare operating and long-range strategic plans and performance reports. 
  • Ability to develop policies, procedures and standards for technology operations.
  • Ability to interact and manage professional relationships with a wide range of county/state officials and staff.
  •  Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office 365, Azure, Windows Server 2019 Active Directory, DNS, Exchange 2019, SQL Server, network switching and routing.
  • Working knowledge of Information Technology Security and backup procedures.
  • Direct working knowledge of the Florida State Courts System, court rules/procedures and legal terminology.  

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this position, a current and complete State of Florida application is required for consideration and must be physically received in the Court Administration office (address denoted below) no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019.

Please submit application to: 
Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Justice Center
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit -  Court Administration
Attention: Human Resources
2825 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida  32940

(321) 633-2171, ext. 3

Please note, a resume may be attached as supplemental documentation only and will not be accepted as a stand-alone document.  Any submission for the above position that does not meet the listed requirements will be deemed incomplete and not eligible for further consideration, and as such will be returned to sender.

Interviews will be held on Thursday, August 1st from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. (interview length will be approximately 30-40 minutes) at the Criminal Justice Center, Sanford, FL. 

Please note, if selected for an interview, those candidates who are unable to appear in person, will have the opportunity to interview via Skype video conference.

All information provided will be a public record and will be released upon request, unless exempt or confidential per Florida Statutes or Public Records Exemption rules.   

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit is an equal opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of nor manifest by words or conduct, bias or prejudice based on race, color, religion, age (40 or older), sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), national origin, language, marital status, socioeconomic status, or disability or genetic information, which does not preclude performance of essential job functions, and reasonable accommodation(s) is provided, as necessary and judicious.  If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance.  Please notify Court Administration at 321-633-2171, #3, prior to the application deadline.  If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call through the Florida Relay Service (TDD) 1-800-955-8771.

Employment is provisional pending the results of a successful background investigation and fingerprinting.

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit participates in the U.S. Government’s Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify) to assist in this required verification process for all state-funded positions.  E-Verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States after completion of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) upon hire within the first 3 days of employment.

It is an objective of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit to achieve a drug-free work place.  Any applicant for employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing court service for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, and the trust placed in our organization by the public.

Pursuant to 110.205(2)(c) of the Florida Statutes, employment with the State Courts System is not covered under the Career Service System and all employees of the State Systems serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights, i.e., employees can be terminated with or without cause by the Court.