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IT and Digital Content Specialist

Position: IT and Digital Content Specialist
Classification: Full-Time Exempt 
Department: Finance
Reports to: Vice President of Finance
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Summary:

Maintain and support the agency's organization by ensuring the efficient, problem-free daily operations of St. Petersburg Housing Authority computer hardware and software, as well as telecommunications systems. Manages delivery of system maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, problem resolution, technical support and training to end-users. Ensures vendors' and contractors' performance meets user needs and adheres to established budgets and contract provisions.  Identifies critical security issues, recommending and implementing risk-reduction solutions and performs application vulnerability assessments.

The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered as an inclusive listing of work functions or requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


  • Manage daily functioning of computer and telecommunications systems (including telephones and telephone systems) of SPHA, ensuring that computer and phone repairs are addressed and completed in a timely fashion.
  • Diagnose and resolve issues with hardware, software, networks, etc.
  • Prioritize work orders to ensure timely resolution of most critical issues.
  • Ensure backups are correctly performed and integrity is maintained with multiple redundancies.
  • Perform data integrity system audits.
  • Recommend and coordinate purchase and/or contract to ensure installation of new hardware, software, telephone equipment, perform upgrades as needed, and research and recommend new products within established budgets to ensure maximum and advanced operation in today's information technology market.
  • Perform daily monitoring of SPHA servers, network computers, printers, etc. to verify system's general functionality and access; ensure problems are addressed immediately in order to provide customers ample time to make necessary changes as soon as possible.
  • Ensure system security.
  • Monitor access levels and protect systems' access as personnel changes occur by granting or deleting access.
  • Arrange for adequate coverage and training of IT functions during absences.
  • Prepare monthly summary report for supervisor.
  • Resolve remote access issues and access system remotely to perform preventive maintenance.
  • Serve as contract administrator for all information system and telecommunications service providers.
  • Prepare scope of services for all related contracts/requisitions, route assignments to contracted service providers and track their work to ensure assigned work is completed and issues are resolved.
  • Research new options for upgrading or replacing current systems to meet the needs of SPHA and assist with implementation.
  • Develop and update forms for use by SPHA programs and staff (i.e. employment applications, logs, resident/participant forms, etc.).
  • Provide systems and software training to new users and/or as upgrades and changes occur, including iPad and app training for Commissioners, and develop user materials (FAQ, training handouts, etc.).
  • Organize files, equipment, licenses, and manuals, etc. in file cabinets for the IS department.
  • Retrieve pictures from digital cameras; distributes to appropriate users; maintains up-to-date back-ups for all Authority's digital pictures.
  • Catalog, organize, and move back-up-tapes to appropriate location
  • Assist with GoTo Meeting set up and oversight for board meetings, meetings requested by senior management, or otherwise as needed.
  • Assist users in producing required reports, including HAB reports.
  • Prepare related policies and procedures for the IS Department.
  • Participate in the development of internal data management plans and activities with personnel of other departments (e.g. Human Resources, Procurement, Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, etc.).
  • Manage distribution of agency technology (i.e. cell phones, tablets, key fobs, etc.) to agency personnel and commissioners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Administer and maintain the SPHA website; monitor site traffic and performance, recommending changes in the website
  • Manage the CMS software system to maintain content on the agency website
  • Proactively ensure that agency website is current and up-to-date.
  • Enhance web pages with the addition of photos, graphics and videos.
  • Work with senior management to create and publish digital content for the company (e.g. press releases, social media posts, website updates, etc.)
  • Assist with the content and layout of digital resident newsletters.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Business Knowledge:  Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of the organization and industry and aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Analytical:  Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; conducts data analysis and mathematical calculations; exercises sound judgment and decision making; and uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Commitment:  Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; and persists despite obstacles and opposition. 
  • Customer Service:  Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands, monitors, and measures the needs of internal and external customers; responds to the needs of internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; and recognizes working colleagues as customers; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external).
  • Effective Communication:  Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing; demonstrates attention to, and conveys understanding of, the comments and questions of others; and listens effectively. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; exhibits strong group presentation skills; and actively participates in or guides meetings, as appropriate.
  • Written Communication:  Writes clearly and informatively creating work that is generally error free; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; and able to read and interpret complex written information.
  • Responsiveness and Accountability:  Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work; does one's fair share of work; and complies with applicable job-related local, state, and federal regulations and SPHA policies and procedures.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships and effective communication with SPHA employees, EOS partner agencies (as applicable), Board members and residents; collaborates with peers and staff; meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines and honoring schedules; and is cooperative in accepting assignments.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Business Administration from an accredited college or university. Equivalent combination of experience, education and training may substitute for degree.
  • Possession of Microsoft Certification preferred.
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in technical support, systems administration or related field.
  • Experience in website development.
  • Experience updating/editing/maintaining website content in a CMS.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Internet and social media channels
  • Computer proficiency in Windows operating systems and MS Office software including Word and Excel. Able to operate Internet applications and email as well as external vendors' and applicable proprietary software programs including HAB software.
  • Possession of valid Florida Driver's License. 
  • Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Proof of vaccination required.


Upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Application Instructions:

Internal Applicants: Complete and sign an Internal Position Interest Form prior to the closing date.

External Applicants: Please download SPHA's Employment Application, complete it and email or mail to:

St. Petersburg Housing Authority
Attention: Human Resources
2001 Gandy Blvd. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Downloadable Application

Note: Employees have a promotional preference and transfer consideration over other applicants.

Note: Applicants must possess all required qualifications of the position to receive an interview. The applicant must also be able to pass a 10-Panel Drug Screen prior to hiring.

St. Petersburg Housing Authority is a Drug-Free Work Place

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