Current Job Opportunity


April 17, 2014

Closing Date

May 16, 2014

Position Number


Position Title

Trial Court Technology Officer

Working Title - SharePoint Developer/Web Designer

Job Location

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Miami, Florida

Salary Range

$82,361.30 annually

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.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  This position is part of the Applications group within the Courts Information Technology Services (CITeS) Division that provides key technology support/solutions to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida.

This is a key role working directly with end users in the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), the members of the development team, as well as management under the direction of the Applications Development Manager to help lead the development of internal and external-facing websites.  The role also requires the ability to create visually appealing web and user interfaces.  The incumbent will participate in state-wide, cross-line teams to define business process, compile requirements, draw up technical designs, and implement efficient solutions. This position will employ appropriate quality software engineering practice and deploy into a state wide production environment. Balancing multiple projects and strong ability to work in a team environment are key aspects of this position.


  • Work with client and project management teams to translate business cases into requirements, functional specifications and project work plans.
  • Work with client and project management teams to clearly articulate project requirements and objectives, identify and analyze preliminary business needs, time estimates, and define the project scope and objectives.
  • Develop, design, and architect web applications in both standalone and team environments.
  • Communicate information architecture, project design (both user interface and technical) with client.
  • Enforce and follow development standards, procedures, and methodologies.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies.
  • Manage multiple projects, both large and small, at once.
  • Perform related work as required.

Education and Training Guidelines


Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis. Bachelor’s degree in business management or administration, information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a closely related field.
Additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis, excluding supervisory experience. Seven years of related experience, including detailed knowledge of the Florida State Courts System.

PREFERENCE: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in business management or administration, information technology, computer science, management information systems, or a closely related field; or other coursework showing extensive emphasis on programming; Master’s Degree preferred with seven years of application development using object-oriented languages and at least four years of developmental experience with each of the following:

  • Extensive, hands-on experience of web application and/or consumer Internet environment.
  • NET technologies using C# and/or VB.NET programming languages.
  • Visual Studio development environment.
  • SharePoint 2010 (knowledge of 2013 as well) development, including administration, web parts, site customization, SharePoint Search configuration and SharePoint Designer
  • Database Administration of RDBMS (i.e., Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle) using Structure Query Language (SQL).
  • Supporting web-based applications using Microsoft IIS.
  • Microsoft certification preferred.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Knowledge of custom application/component development where appropriate to support enterprise projects and ability to leverage use of Out of the Box (OOTB) SharePoint features and functionality.
  • Knowledge/understanding of SharePoint Web Content Management capabilities including publishing features, content deployment, content approval and scheduling and web page authoring.
  • Ability to design, develop, deploy and maintain custom components such as master pages, web parts, workflows, user controls and InfoPath forms for intranet sites and public portals using SharePoint Server platform.
  • Knowledge with XML concepts related to datasets, serialization and XML schemas.
  • Solid knowledge in data driven, web application development, using Microsoft technologies.
  • Ability to hand-code HTML/DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP/C#/ADO, SQL, and XML/XSLT.
  • Solid knowledge in Microsoft .NET Framework.
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) concepts and UML methodologies for creation and maintenance of software classes suited for code reuse by development team and/or new development.
  • Knowledge of application development processes including design, prototyping, testing and deployment.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft IIS and .NET web application servers.
  • Ability to fully utilize the Internet technologies available such as .Net, Client-Server, N-Tier, and Model View Controller architectures.
  • Ability to use Rapid Application Development tools and component technologies to build client-side and server-side Web applications.
  • Ability to effectively organize project tasks and develop a successful product.
  • Ability to contribute technically in a broad range of areas including programming, design and architecture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong communication skills to communicate with customers, vendors, support personnel, application development staff and management.


Work involves a significant amount of standing, walking, sitting, talking, listening, balancing, stooping, and reaching with hands and arms; must be able to transfer up to 10 pounds.


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:
Refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization. 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:
Involves the ability to read, write, and speak. 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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