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2073 U.S. Highway 92Winter Haven, FL 33881
Cessna 172


The Civil Air Patrol seeks volunteers with an interest in assisting our units in information technology.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. In its Air Force Auxiliary role, CAP performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in CAP's Cadet Program. Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

The Civil Air Patrol- Group 3 has fourteen units in the Tampa Bay area. Our units are dedicated to assisting our local community through a myriad of emergency services and operational missions. We also focus on teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. A variety of other positions are available as well.

Location: 14 locations across Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando & Citrus County

Duration: Ongoing

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per month

The Information Technology Officer is expected to:

  • Manage and direct unit Information Technology (IT) programs.
  • Serve as the unit Web Security Administrator (WSA) responsible for assigning and editing permissions for assigned members.
  • Ensure that Operational Security (OPSEC), Information Security (INFOSEC), virus definition and appropriate software updates are performed in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement local unit IT policies and procedures in support of Civil Air Patrol's missions.
  • Develop and implement training programs for unit members to ensure efficient use of all IT assets.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the unit’s website.
  • Submit IT feedback and suggested improvements of information systems to higher headquarters on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist the unit commander in generating up-to-date measurable performance data extracted from available information systems.
  • Strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills.
  • Age 18 or older.
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all internal regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Enthusiasm for community service and working with youth.
  • Access to leadership training and opportunities.
  • Formal recognition of training, qualification, and experience through CAP's IT Specialty Track.
  • Training and mentoring available from Wing, Region, and National members.
  • Networking and training at Wing, Region, and National Conferences.In addition to position-specific duties, all members are encouraged to participate in Civil Air Patrol’s Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Program missions. A wide variety of Emergency Services and other training opportunities are available if desired, though participation is not required.To apply, please email a letter of interest to Lt. James Chamberland at jchamberland@flwg.us with the subject line "CAP-IT".


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Database Administration
  • Information Architecture
  • IT Consulting
  • Website Project Management
  • Security / Network Administration

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hrs per month
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all regulations & procedures

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