Position Description

IT Professional IV
Job Code 4381
Requisition Information
Enterprise Information Technology

Opening Date:

Tentative Close Date:

County Region:
Central County (S. Fruitville - N. Clark)

County Administration Center 1660 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota, FL

# of openings:

Pay range:
$60,673.60 - $81,848.00

Who May Apply?:
Open to All

Position Type:
Full time

Scheduled Hours 40
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IT Professional IV:  This position requires a high level of technical expertise. The person will work independently with the departments and also as project lead to members of a team. This position provides software support, code development, contract management, system integration, and consulting services to county departments. This position is responsible for managing web applications, analyzing requirements for web and third-party applications, maintaining and modifying existing web applications, designing and developing new web applications, and reporting project status, as well as maintaining third-party applications.  Position is involved in on-call technical support 24/7/365 with mandatory personal cell phone required, per Administrative Directive 9.05.

Subject to Passing Sexual Predator Check and Substance Screening

This position works where children regularly congregate and in accordance with Florida Statues applicants must pass criminal sexual predator and sexual offender check background check. Successful applicants will also be subject to local/state and FBI background checks (including fingerprinting).  In addition, this position is subject to passing a pre-employment substance screening.  An applicant who fails to pass a required drug screening test shall be disqualified from employment in any class for a period of five years.


Technical Lead/Project Management /Contract Management

  • Identify and evaluate technical opportunities between partnering agencies that could lead to more effective sharing of services and resources.
  • Actively participates as project lead in software and hardware upgrades and keeps manager informed of progress, obstacles.
  • Provides consultation on complex projects and assist team accomplish goals by providing solutions to problems. Individual is considered to be the top-level contributor/specialist.
  • Ability to apply independent judgment and creativity to resolution of contract issues.
  • Act as a consultant and liaison for users and insure that problems are handled appropriately by prioritizing internally and working with staff/vendors to insure timely resolution. Provide feedback to customers and to IT managers as necessary.

 Application Support, Development

  • Assist in the specification, installation, testing, and support of new versions of operating systems, databases, and other customized or purchased software as it relates to supported applications.
  • Develop and maintain SQL Server Database, Tables, Views, Stored Procedures, SSIS packages.
  • Develop and maintain in-house web applications using the approved application development platform and tools: ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, MS SQL, XML, ASP, JavaScript, AJAX, in a MS Windows environment.
  • Administration of large enterprise applications, configures and maintain all elements related to the applications including configuration, monitoring, tuning and import/export data to/from the systems.
  • Attend training classes, conferences, seminars, and workshops to increase knowledge in system analysis and design and other applicable skills such as written and oral communications, project management, and leadership skills.
  • Participate in technical designs to insure compliance with business requirements and technical specs.
  • Participate in user groups, formal classes, and self-instruction to keep abreast of the latest developments and technical advances in the industry as they relate to assigned projects and responsibilities.
  • Develop and maintain documentation for customers, partners, and other IT professional staff.
  • Provides 24/7 application support during on-call time.

Partnerships/Customer Service/Consulting

  • Provide training to customers and other IT professional staff who use programs/systems.
  • Acquire and maintain working knowledge of customers' operation and business needs by participating in meetings, reviewing relevant documentation and openly communicating with customers as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in specific field of endeavor with 3 - 5 years of related experience.  -OR- A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with two (2) or more years of related experience.  Experience may substitute for formal education at discretion of management.  Some supervisory experience may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Application Architecture, Project Management.  Large enterprise application trouble shooting and support.  Advanced Professional Certification highly desirable.

Job Based Competencies:  Ability to multi-task and prioritize work load. Strong Web Development, SQL Server T-SQL, SharePoint Online administration, Database development best practices, Application Architecture, Project Management skills.  Ability to work under demanding situations.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  Strong customer service skills.  Ability to foresee and evaluate possible problems and to plan alternative solutions.  Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills; Must be a self-starter, proactive and capable of taking direction and moving forward with minimal supervision. Ability to assimilate user requirements and issues as well as the business rules governing the request.


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