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State Departments Recruiting for CIO, CTO Positions

The legislature and a judicial circuit are seeking candidates to lead IT operations, overseeing planning, development and implementation of technology.

Aerial view of the Florida state Capitol complex.
Florida state Capitol complex.
Two state agencies are seeking candidates for tech leadership openings.

The Office of Legislative Information Technology Services (OLITS) is seeking a chief information officer (CIO). According to the job posting, “the OLITS CIO is responsible for the management of the legislature’s Data Center, Applications, Project Management, Network, Information Security, Systems Administration and Customer Support units. The individual in this position will partner with Senate and House of Representatives leadership to identify a technology vision and direction for the office.”

Functions of the position include:
  • Fostering a culture of innovation, transparency and accountability by driving strategic direction, while working together with legislative leadership to establish a forward-thinking vision
  • Leading the development of technology architecture, infrastructure planning, engineering and deployment
  • Providing leadership in planning and managing the provision of IT products and services
  • Integrating IT systems and services across the legislative landscape
Qualifications are as follows:
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, management information systems, business administration or a related field
  • 10 years of progressively responsible information systems experience, four years of which have been in a managerial or supervisor capacity
This position’s salary range is commensurate with experience and is open until filled.

The Eighteenth Judicial Circuit is hiring a trial court technology officer. According to the job description, “this is an executive-level management position and is responsible for circuit-wide court information technology and 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 position is based in Sanford.

Education and training guidelines are as follows:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, business administration, information technology, computer science management information systems or a closely related field
  • Seven years of related experience, two years in a supervisory role or managerial capacity
  • 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 IT security and backup procedures
Salary for the position is listed at $101,394.34 annually, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 30.
Cristina Carter is a Tallahassee-based staff writer. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in international affairs, both from Florida State University.