IT Systems Technician

Job Location

Manatee County Judicial Center

Position Type


Position Available

Immediately (open until filled)


$22.40/hour ($46,592.00/annually), plus benefits (Manatee County Government position)


The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is accepting applications for a Systems Technician. The Systems Technician ensures all court software applications are properly configured and running correctly.  The Systems Technician also provides support and training to end users. 

A few of your daily responsibilities: 
·        Prepares plans, procedures, and quality control measures for existing and proposed client server systems. Consults with supervisor, Senior Systems Administrator, and other departmental personnel involved with the implementation and integration of computer applications and other client server or web server systems.
·        Provides technical support and guidance to all judges and other end users of the court. Installs, maintains and provides support for hardware, software and peripheral components. 
·        Trains employees on the use of hardware and software. Analyzes difficulties experienced in systems and revises the logic and procedures involved, as required to correct problem areas.
·        Coordinates and supports technology cart requests. Coordinates and supports videoconferencing requests.
·        Provides for the optimum utilization of applications, analyzes alternate utilization options, and assists in the resolution of problems. This includes support of Courtsmart, OpenCourt, aiSmartBench, Stenograph Case Catalyst, and Judicial Automated Calendaring System.
·        Responsible for County and State courts System inventory management, including database management and annual inventory audits. Provides specifications for computer hardware and software for Court Administration. Recommends improvements to technology-related policies, systems, processes, and guidelines. 

Knowledge, skills and abilities

·        Communicative: Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills in order to interact professionally and effectively with judges, court staff, IT vendors, and other stakeholders. Able to explain technical subject matter to nontechnical audience. 
·        Flexible: Be adaptive and receptive of change of direction, priorities, and leadership expectations and requests.
·        Technically competent: Proficient in LAW/WAN networks, computer systems and IT components, internet security and data privacy principles. 
·        Team-oriented: Ability to work with judges, court staff, and circuit IT team.
·        Problem Solver: Ability to resolve a range of problems that may be encountered on any given day.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. A comparable combination of work experience and training may be substituted for education requirements. Minimum of three (3) years of experience in desktop support. Previous experience working in a court system in desired. 


Learn more about Manatee County Government benefits here.


Apply directly through the Manatee County Career Opportunities page.

You must complete the online application to be considered for this position.

The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Background Check.  The Florida State Courts System is a criminal justice agency. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability.  If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application or selection process, please call 941-861-7811.

Pursuant to 110.205(2)(c) of the Florida Statutes, employment with the State Courts System is not covered under the Career Service System and all employees of the State System serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and do not attain tenure rights.

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Reasons to work with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit


As a state or county-funded court employee, you will become eligible for healthcare, retirement savings through a self-directed investment plan or a dedicated pension plan, paid time off plus 12 paid holidays each year.

Career Advancement

Court employees become eligible for tuition programs and career advancement programs to grow or enhance leadership skills.

Our Culture

Court employees can expect a safe and diverse work environment with managers that want to help you succeed.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin or disability. If you need an accommodation in order to participate in the application/selection process, please call (941) 861‑7811 or the Florida Relay Service, 711 or 1 (800) 955‑8771

Contact Information

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