Current Job Opportunity


March 16, 2017

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Number


Position Title

Systems Project Consultant

Job Location

Office of the State Courts Administrator, OIT, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$53,749.36 Annually*
*The successful candidate will be hired at the minimum salary.

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to provide technical support for systems projects. The position is responsible for assisting in development of contractual documentation; coordinating and assisting with information systems program application projects and studies; providing organizational, systems, statistical and graphic analyses; compiling/documenting information required for reports; coordinating project management activities with vendors; assisting in activities related to management of the Information Technology budget; and providing staff support for IT-related committees and subcommittees. The position works under general supervision independently developing work methods and sequences.

* The Office of Information Technology Services within the Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) is seeking an individual to serve as an enterprise I.T. Junior-Level Project Manager. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in the IT project management arena and will have demonstrated competence and success in the following disciplines:

  • Coordinating and facilitating prioritization and execution of individual and team project activities from start to finish.
  • Building partnerships and encouraging collaboration between individuals and teams.
  • Translating customer requirements into executable project plans.
  • Calculating available resources for the projects.
  • Must be adept at engaging with an array of stakeholders, such as the projects' business sponsors, business analysts, enterprise architects, resource managers, contractor project managers and program managers.
  • Consulting with courts and other units in the judicial branch to gather information and determine their requirements, for future implementation of needed IT projects.

Education and Training Guidelines

Additional relevant experience may substitute for the recommended educational level on a year-for-year basis and additional relevant education may substitute for the recommended experience on a year-for-year basis.  

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, information technology or a closely related field and two years of related experience. 

Current certification as a Project Management Professional (“PMP”) is preferred.


Data Responsibility:
Directs others in major events and reports on activities and results.

People Responsibility:
Persuades or influences others in favor of a service, course of action, or point of view.

Assets Responsibility:
Requires some responsibility for achieving minor economies and/or preventing minor losses through the handling of or accounting for equipment, supplies, or small amounts of money.

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 professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to groups outside the organization.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:
Makes decisions with serious impact - affects most units in organization, and may affect citizens; probability of damage is likely.

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as computers, peripherals, or software programs, such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.

Special Comments

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Skilled and experienced in Project Management terminology, concepts, life cycle, and procedures.

Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

Experience working collaboratively in a team environment with a strong focus on customer service and solution ownership.

Ability to communicate in English in a clear and concise manner, both written and verbal.

Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle, processes, standards, and procedures.

Knowledge of various technologies including applications, databases, networking, connectivity, and security.

A thorough understanding of industry best practices in software development.

Experience with source code control, builds, deployments, managing baselines, configuration identification and control, release management, configuration status accounting, and configuration auditing, preferred.

Technical knowledge of web development with C#.NET, web services, MVC/MVP architecture, and relational databases preferred.

Experience coordinating technology projects in a mixed technical environment including distributed client-server applications, web architectures, and enterprise content management.

Along with business/system analysts, can assist in identifying project requirements to the necessary level for planning and scheduling purposes.

Skilled at project scheduling, including via automated tools, and can analyze progress and trade-offs.

Can implement project change process, as appropriate for scope control and change processes.

Can debate effectively for or against project changes, as appropriate.

Capable of project risk assessment, monitoring and mitigation planning.

Team leadership skills sufficient to facilitate conflict and issue resolution.

How to Apply

Submit/upload a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People First Service Center online at The People First requisition number is 6825.

Fax: (850)488-3744

For additional information, please contact Brian Peterson 850-487-7981.

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.