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Director Of Information Technology

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United States Courts Tampa , FL 33602

Posted 4 months ago

Announcement Number: 18-51 Court: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida City, State: Orlando or Tampa, FL Court Website: Permanent Position: Permanent Job Grade: CL 30/Step 1 - 61 Minimum Salary: $82,478 Maximum Salary: $134,048 Closing Date: 11/18/2018 Position Description


The Middle District of Florida requires an innovative, dynamic, and motivated director to

lead the court's information technology and systems department. The Middle District

comprises five divisions extending over 350 miles and employs a staff of nearly 300. With
10,553 cases filed in the district court during fiscal year 2017 and with three (soon four)

vacant judgeships, the Middle District's twelve active district judges, fourteen senior

judges, and seventeen magistrate judges carry a heavy caseload. The director of

information technology reports directly to the chief deputy of administration or the clerk

of court, works closely with the judicial automation committee, manages a district-wide

staff of nineteen employees, develops short and long term strategic plans, oversees

information technology security measures, recommends procurements, and supports the

district's courtroom, office, and mobile technology needs.

Operational responsibility:

  • Oversee integration of office automation equipment, telecommunications, and courtroom technology.

  • Ensure compliance with national and local guidelines, policies, and internal controls with an emphasis on security.

  • Develop and recommend short- and long-term strategic plans for the district. Recommend innovative automation initiatives.

  • Review current cyclical replacement policies and recommend revision.

  • Closely monitor the court's automation budget, recommend a fiscal year spending plan, and provide monthly updates to the clerk and to the judicial automation committee.

  • Evaluate courtroom technology and telecommunication systems to ensure high-quality performance.

  • Maintain oversight of automation equipment and mobile device inventory.

  • Update the information technology sections of the Continuity of Operations Plan and conduct annual testing.

  • Respond promptly and effectively to judicial officer requests.

  • Regularly consult with judicial officers, the clerk, the chief deputy of operations, and managers of other court divisions and departments to evaluate technology needs and recommend solutions.

  • Offer training on new technology and refresher training to all court users.

  • Provide support adapting Administrative Office programs and local automation programs to meet the court's needs.

  • Interact effectively with the Administrative Office, other federal courts, court units, the bar, government agencies, and the public.

  • Serve as staff liaison to the judicial automation committee.

Staffing responsibility:

  • Approximately ninteen information technology staff, including a project manager and a systems supervisor, report to the director of information technology.

  • Provide oversight and guidance to the project manager and systems supervisor and assist them in hiring, developing, and retaining highly competent staff.

  • Recommend improvements in all information technology areas to optimize the Middle District's performance.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Either U.S. citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States.

  • Five years of experience, four years of progressively increasing responsibility in information technology, with supervision or management responsibilities.

  • Ability to work primarily from the selected duty station and travel regularly to Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, and Tampa.

  • Adherence to the Code of Conduct for Judicial Employees, Guide to Judiciary Policy, Vol. 2, Pt. A, Ch. 3.

  • Before appointment, an applicant must undergo a background investigation and a credit check.

Preferred Skill and Experience:

  • Federal court experience in information technology, or experience working for other courts, government agencies, or similarly regulated entities.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skill and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality.

  • Integrity and the ability to maintain confidential information.

  • Superior analytical skill and the ability to synthesize information and narrow issues.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skill and the ability to explain complex or technical concepts and systems in a layperson's terms.

  • Ability to advance several initiatives at once.


The U.S. District Court falls within the Judicial Branch of the U.S. Government. A Judiciary employee serves under "Excepted Appointment" as an "At-Will" employee. Federal Government Civil Service classifications and regulations do not apply and a court employee is entitled to benefits similar to those of other federal government employees. The benefits include participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System (which contributes to the Social Security Retirement Program), Federal Employees Health Benefits, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Programs, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to 401K plan with employer matching contributions), paid holidays, and both annual and sick leave accrual. This position is subject to mandatory electronic funds transfer for payment of net pay.


Applications Accepted: August 20, 2018 through September 14, 2018

After September 14, the Middle District will select candidates to interview.


How To Apply

Email to with the reference line "Director of Information

Technology Position 18-51 ":

  • Cover letter highlights qualifications and relevant experience;

  • Resume;

  • Three professional references; and

  • A completed AO-78.

Only an applicant accepted for an interview will receive a response to the application.

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Director Of Information Technology

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United States Courts