Current Job Opportunity


January 3, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Technology Officer

Job Location

Tenth Judicial Circuit Court, Bartow, Florida

Salary Range

$7,520.84 (Monthly*)
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to manage technology operations. The position is responsible for staff supervision, developing and implementing strategic plans for court technology, preparing and managing budgets, developing and implementing computer policies and procedures, managing technology projects, and performing related administrative tasks. The position develops and implements programs within organizational policies; reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

*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 management level position responsible for circuit-wide Court Information Technology policy and strategy assuring compliance with the Information Technology strategic plan for the Judicial Branch.  The 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

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience. 

Bachelor’s degree in business management or administration, information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a closely related field and seven years of related experience, including detailed knowledge of the Florida State Courts System.



Data Responsibility: 
Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.

People Responsibility:
Refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position. Instructs or trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice, or by making recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires responsibility for achieving major economies or preventing major losses through the management of a highly complex and/or technical department, or through developing and recommending policy as legal counsel.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:
Reads scientific and technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and legal documents; writes complex articles and reports; makes presentations to professional groups.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of principles of logical thinking, technological or legal practice to diagnose or define problems, collects data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact; requires sustained, intense concentration for accurate results and continuous exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with extremely serious impact - affects entire organization and impacts other activities/organizations and the general public.

Equipment Usage:
Develops and implements long range plans and programs to support the goals and objectives of the organization.

Safety of Others:
Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

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