Trial Court Technology Officer - (Deputy Chief Information Officer) - Court Information Technology Services (CITeS) - State Funded

Division: CITES
Salary: $90,250.08 ANNUAL + Benefits
Position Type: FULLTIME
Funding: State Funded
Hours: 40 hours per week
Occupation Code: Information Security Officer
Working Title: Deputy Chief Information Officer
(Salary is non-negotiable).


The Deputy Chief Information Officer (dCIO) will act as a Deputy to the Chief Information Officer with specific responsibility to ensure the supportive and responsive day-to-day operational management of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. In addition, the dCIO will play a key role in ensuring all projects are delivered as per specification including budget and delivery times. The dCIO will ensure the quality of services to CITeS customers, visitors and external stakeholders.

This position is responsible for overseeing that all CITeS sections work in unison for the proper execution of responsibilities.

Under the supervision of the CIO, the dCIO serves as support to the CIO in its responsibility to direct all technology programs, services and functions for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. In addition, the dCIO will support in the formulation IT business plan and performance measures, defining short and long-term IT needs, and supports in the development of policy to meet operations objectives and enhance the court's performance.

The dCIO also provides support in the creation of all operating and capital IT budgets, monitors cost-effectiveness of operations, reduces costs and improves efficiency, including negotiating contractual terms and conditions with vendors.

The dCIO will work in coordination with the CIO to ensure that proper staffing levels and funding are made available to properly support technology needs throughout all facilities of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

The dCIO supports the effective and efficient operations of shared information systems and services throughout the circuit and directs technology, professional and management personnel engaged in the optimization and unification of IT resources and services.


  • Participates in, leads or directs IT project teams focused on implementation of emerging and existing technologies in the court community.
  • Defines and assesses IT governance, policy, and management standards in courts and the justice environment.
  • Participates from infrastructure lifecycle management plans.
  • Closely works with the CIO in the development of operational budgets.
  • Writes high-quality project status reports, and makes effective presentations to all stakeholders.
  • Participates in strategic, tactical, and project planning meetings and presentations.
  • Prepares Requests for Information, Requests for Proposal, and other procurement documents, and assists courts in vendor and product selection and procurement project quality assurance.
  • Owns the Vendor Relationship Management Framework.
  • Develops policies and procedures in consultation with senior management to ensure efficient and economical system operations; evaluates results to ensure compliance and to identify efficiencies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, management information systems, engineering, business administration, or a closely related field.
  • Seven to nine years of experience in management of information systems, systems analysis, programming, data processing, project management or related technical computer experience, including detailed knowledge of the Florida State Courts System.
  • Three years in a supervisory, administrative, or management position.
  • A Master's Degree in a related area may substitute for two years of the required experience, excluding supervisory experience.
  • Required Certification: Project Management Professional with current and valid Project Management Institute certification or working towards certification.
  • Optional Certification: ITIL Foundation or equivalent.

The following knowledge, skills and abilities:

• Knowledge of the Florida State Courts System and of the functions and processes of the court.
• Thorough working knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of computer hardware and software, office automation, database design and data communications.
• Knowledge of basic concepts, principles and theories of management.
• Knowledge of project management practices and procedures.
• Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database computer software, as required by the position.
• Ability to analyze, evaluate and resolve technology issues in relation to the court environment and make recommendations for proper action.
• Ability to successfully lead, manage and implement projects with strong organizational skills.


Licenses Certifications

Required: Project Management Professional with current and valid Project Management Institute certification or working towards certification. Optional: ITIL Foundation or equivalent

Supplemental Questions

QDo you have a Bachelor's Degree?
QDo you have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, management information systems, business administration, public administration or a closely related field?
QDo you have a Master's Degree?
QDo you have a working knowledge of IT security standards?
QHow many years of experience do you have in information technology?
QHow many years of experience do you have working in Information Security?
QDo you have an ITIL certification?
QAre you a certified PMP in good standing?
QHave you managed more than 20 IT staff?
QHave you held a public-sector position in the past?
QDo you have previous work experience in a court environment?
QAre you currently employed by the 11th Judicial Circuit?
QAre you a Pipeline Employee with Miami-Dade County?
QHow did you learn about this vacancy?