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Florida Digital Service Recruiting for Program Management and Cybersecurity Roles

The state’s lead agency responsible for establishing standards and processes for assessing cybersecurity risks seeks to fill key data program management and cybersecurity positions.

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The Florida Digital Service is looking to hire a cybersecurity program manager, a data program manager and a program management and oversight director.

As a cybersecurity program manager, the chosen candidate will focus on developing, implementing and overseeing cybersecurity initiatives and other enterprise technology projects.

Specific job responsibilities include:
  • Coordinating with the Office of the State Chief Information Security Officer to develop requirements and manage, track and report on the progress of cybersecurity projects 
  • Providing technical review, guidance and recommendations for enterprise-wide and agency-specific technology projects, governance and initiatives 
  • Coordinating with procurement, contract management and budget teams to develop and monitor requirements, contracted services, service-level agreements and implementation plans for assigned projects 
  • Generating program reports, as required, for cybersecurity initiatives 

The annual salary is $80,000 to $95,000, and recruitment will continue until Feb. 28.

Meanwhile, as a data program manager, key responsibilities include developing, implementing and overseeing enterprise data initiatives and enterprise technology projects.

Other job-specific duties include coordinating with the Office of the State Chief Data Officer to develop requirements and manage, track, and report on the progress of cybersecurity projects.

Specific knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the role include:

  • A comprehensive understanding of data management principles and practices 
  • Having the ability to develop and monitor service-level agreements and implementation plans for data projects 
  • Being proficient in tracking, reporting and managing project progress, costs and schedules 
  • Competency in technical review and guiding technology projects and data initiatives 
  • Understanding procurement, contract management and budgeting processes 

The annual salary is $80,000 to $95,000, and recruitment will continue until Feb. 28.

Lastly, the chosen candidate for the agency’s program management and oversight director role will report to the state’s chief technology officer and focus on executing and monitoring technology projects across the state’s enterprise.

Specific job duties include:

  • Leading, mentoring and developing a team of program and project managers 
  • Overseeing the planning, implementation and tracking of multiple complex technology projects 
  • Identifying risks and implementing risk mitigation strategies to ensure project success 
  • Liaising with department heads, government officials and external agencies to align project objectives with state priorities 
  • Conducting regular reviews and audits to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations 

Minimum qualifications for the role include 10 years of experience in program management and project oversight, with a proven track record in managing large-scale technology projects.

Preferred qualifications include having a bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer science, information technology, or a related field; an Information Technology Infrastructure Library certification; and being a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) or Program Management Professional (PgMP).

The annual salary is $110,000 to $135,000, and recruitment will continue until Feb. 28.
Katya Diaz is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.