Employment Opportunities

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As of Friday, January 18, 2019, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

ASST VETERANS SERV OFF - VETERANS SERVICE

St. Johns County seeks an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the US Armed Forces for an Assistant Veterans Service Officer to assist in directing the operations of the Veterans Service Office. Assesses and evaluates benefits options for veterans, widows, and dependents. Completes claim forms and assembles required information to establish the validity of claims under federal law. Tracks claim processes. Responds to federal letters received by claimants. Reviews and interprets Veterans Administration rating decisions to assess the appropriateness of appeals. Researches related laws and regulations to formulate appeals; writes appeals and submits to Veterans Administration for review; performs appeal follow-ups. Coordinates with other local service agencies to meet the needs of clients. Attends annual training to maintain accreditation. Performs community outreach home visits. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of Veterans Administration programs, policies and procedures. Knowledge of departmental and county policies and procedures and related federal, state, and local guidelines. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a two year degree from an accredited university, college or community college in a course of study related to the occupational field. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Must be a Veteran or a surviving spouse as defined by Florida Statutes 292.11. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver?s license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.
Pay Grade: 17
Pay Range: $43,979.66
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


BUILDING INSPECTOR I - BUILDING

St. Johns County Building Services seeks State of Florida licensed Building Inspectors to be responsible for participating in the building inspection and plan review process to provide architects, contractors and owner-builders with technical knowledge of building codes and standards related to the assigned field of expertise. Reviews construction documents for compliance with codes, standards, and regulations. Conducts field inspections at various stages of construction of both residential and commercial construction. Responds to requests for information and clarifications of required corrections. Investigates complaints, issues notices of violations, and issues stop work orders. Verifies contractors' license and registration. Maintains assigned vehicle and equipment. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fuel gas, energy, and accessibility codes. Knowledge of building construction practices and terminology. Knowledge of State of Florida licensing requirements and limitations. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in reading, interpreting, applying and enforcing code and construction document requirements. Skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with five years' experience or service. Must possess and maintain valid State of Florida Standard Inspector License (License). A candidate may be designated as "Trainee" and placed at Pay Grade 15, if exam eligible, and must successfully obtain License within one year of receipt of the provisional license. An employee possessing and maintaining two Licenses qualifies as "Building Inspector II" and placed at a pay grade 17. An employee possessing and maintaining four Licenses may qualify as "Building Inspector III" and placed at a pay grade 18. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. Salary to commensurate with experience; may be hired as Building Inspector II or III. Pay Range $41,860.46 to $46,206.11 depending on licensure. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.
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Pay Range: N/A
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


CHIEF BUILDING INSPECTOR - BUILDING

St. Johns County Building Services seeks a Chief Building Inspector to supervise and participate in the building inspection process. Provides architects, contractors and owner-builders with technical knowledge of building codes and standards related to the assigned field of expertise. Reviews plans and performs code analysis. Conducts field inspections at various stages of construction of both residential and commercial construction. Plans and organizes daily inspections. Responds to requests for information and clarifications of required corrections. Assists Building Inspectors with inspections, county procedures, and conflict resolutions. Investigates complaints, issues notices of violations, and issues stop work orders. Verifies contractors' license and registration. Maintains assigned vehicle and equipment. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fuel gas, energy, and accessibility codes. Knowledge of building construction practices and terminology. Knowledge of State of Florida licensing requirements and limitations. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in reading, interpreting, applying and enforcing code and construction document requirements. Skilled in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel. Skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with twenty years experience or service. Must possess and maintain State of Florida Standard Inspector License - Commercial Building and any two (2) Standard Inspector Licenses of Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and 1&2 Family Dwelling. Must possess and maintain valid State of Florida Standard Commercial Plans Examiner License in the field of expertise. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.
Pay Grade: 20
Pay Range: $51,002.90
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


Coastal Environment Project Manager - PUBLIC WORKS ADMIN

Please see Posting for Project Manager - Public Works Admin
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Pay Range: N/A
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPEC - COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

POSITION SUMMARY: St. Johns County seeks an experienced executive-level support professional to join our team as the Economic Development Specialist performing a variety of administrative, marketing, information triage, reporting and other related responsibilities in support of the County's economic development program. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Economic Development Specialist develops marketing presentations and materials, maintains business demographic databases and provides direct administrative support to the Economic Development Director and the St. Johns County Industrial Development Authority (IDA). This may include but is not limited to scheduling, agenda packets, task orders, contracts, attending meetings, drafting correspondence, developing presentations and reports. The Specialist role supports the provision of information and referral services regarding economic development, including but not limited to general and technical inquiries from potential and existing County businesses as well as other County departments, relevant statistical information exchange with community partners, and a current and vital web presence. Coordinates the administrative function of the department (may include but is not limited to accounts payable/receivable and budget preparation, and department goal setting and policy development). Coordinates and oversees support for countywide database systems, including but not limited to conducting independent research and analysis, maintaining demographic and economic statistical reports, and other longitudinal studies pertaining to economic development trends. Assists in developing and implementing economic development materials, graphic presentations and marketing strategies, events, and industry trade shows. This includes but is not limited to producing and attending special events and trade shows, developing assessment tools for the current business climate, and other projects as assigned. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE: Knowledge, skill and proficiency in verbal communication, in-depth reporting, and written presentations in a variety of mediums. Knowledge of marketing and event planning. Knowledge of public sector database management. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs, with graphic design experience preferred. Must be skilled in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships. Proficient in customer service practices. Skilled in setting priorities for completing projects. Skilled in the analysis of problems and interpretation and the development and implementation of solutions. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret information in order to formulate conclusions and make recommendations. Ability to prepare clear and accurate reports, presentations, and other professional documents. Demonstrated ability managing confidential or sensitive information. Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Public Administration or Business Administration preferred. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the breadth and scope of assigned projects, generally associated with a minimum of two years' experience in marketing, public relations, economic development, planning or a related field. Prior experience working in an economic development related field preferred. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.
Pay Grade: 16
Pay Range: $41,860.46
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted.


ENGINEER - TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION

St. Johns County Traffic & Transportation seeks an Engineer to provide technical analysis related to Traffic and Transportation operations, as well as new public and commercial infrastructure development and signalization for St. Johns County. Gathers data, through research, field observations and interview, to capture vehicle-generated traffic data in order to enable safer roadways and enhanced mobility within St. Johns County. Maintains various performance metrics for signal warrants, sight distances, speed zoning, pedestrian crossings, school zones, traffic calming, vehicle/pedestrian volume, turning movement, crash data, among others. Prepares evaluations, assessments, studies, forecast models and related analyses and reports. Develops scopes of services and project outcomes for vehicle and roadway operation initiatives, to include transportation studies, continuing or outside consultant contracts, grants and other related capital projects. Assists Risk Management with insurance claims related to repair and replacement of traffic operation devices. Coordinates technical reviews of infrastructure plans with County employees from Growth Management or other departments, transportation professionals and outside agencies to assess and resolve capacity issues and productivity improvements, ensure legal conformity and incorporate transversal issues. Prepares and reviews maintenance of traffic (MOT) plans for projects involving road closures, lane closures, and detour routes. Assists with developing Intermodal strategies that involve extensions to or linkages with existing infrastructure. Collaborates with Traffic and Transportation Division leaders to propose and refine processes and technical transportation management methods. Shares development and innovation strategies to foster technological advances and improved system capabilities. Responds to citizen and inter-agency inquiries regarding traffic regulations, traffic control device standards, and requests for installations of traffic control devices. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices. Knowledge of construction practices, principles, and regulations. Knowledge of with traffic signal and transportation management principles and practices. Knowledge of governing regulations, legislation, and requirements related to vehicle and roadway operational practices (e.g. Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Intelligent Technology Systems (ITS)). Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the use of project management techniques. Skilled in preparation of written technical reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, or similar field. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the technical duties of this position, usually interpreted to require one to three years of related experience. Must obtain and maintain Certification as Engineer Intern or Engineer-in-Training within one year from date of hire. Employee may be reclassified as Engineer (PE) and placed at Pay Grade 22 if in possession of a current Professional Engineering license for the State of Florida. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics. Salary $56,297.66 to $70,980.61 dependent on knowledge, skills, and experience.
Pay Grade: 21
Pay Range: $56,297.66
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


PLANNER - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County seeks a Planner to provide professional planning support for the Countys planning operations that may include current and long range planning activities. The Major Duties are to research, prepare and present staff reports for public hearings and review boards. Reviews development applications for compliance with codes and ordinances; provides guidance and input concerning code compliance. Reviews clearance sheets for compliance with codes and ordinances. Assists staff, developers, attorneys, and the general public with development questions. Performs site visits, posts notice signs, and performs architectural inspections at designated spots within the county. Attends meetings with community associations. Reviews and renders opinions on planning, land development, and growth management issues, as assigned; provides guidance to elected and appointed officials, county personnel, and members of the general public. Reviews project applications, including but not limited to, Special Use Permits, Variances, Rezonings, Comprehensive Plan amendments and Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) applications. Coordinates information and data gathering among various county departments. Writes various comprehensive plan elements. Schedules and advertises public hearings. May be requested to develop grant applications; write requests for federal agency technical assistance and performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of planning principles and practices, state statutes and county codes and ordinances and computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions, the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports and oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida drivers license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language and must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics. An incumbent in this position may be designated as ?Senior Planner? and placed at $48,545.31.
Pay Grade: 17
Pay Range: $43,979.66
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


PLANS EXAMINER - BUILDING

St. Johns County Building Services seeks a licensed Plans Examiner to be responsible for the examination and review of construction documents to ensure compliance with relevant codes, ordinances and standards. Reviews submitted construction documents for compliance with codes, standards, and regulations. Responds to permit applicants' requests for information and clarification of plan review comments. Answers questions regarding requirements relating to codes, standards and regulations. Researches complaints and issues related to building construction. Performs field inspections when required. Completes required continuing education. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of building, mechanical, plumbing, fuel gas, energy, accessibility, and other applicable codes. Attends pre-construction meetings to provide guidance to permit applicants. Reviews coastal construction projects for compliance with relevant zoning ordinances. Reviews elevation certificates. Reviews all permit applications to determine susceptibility to flooding and ensure compliance with relevant flood zone requirements. Performs field inspections and plan reviews on abandoned homes and commercial projects for re-permitting. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Must have knowledge of building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fuel gas, energy, and accessibility codes. Knowledge of building construction practices and terminology. Knowledge of the construction plan review process. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in reading, interpreting, applying and enforcing code and construction document requirements. Skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Must have sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/ internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Must possess valid State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner License or ability to obtain examination eligibility through the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and successfully obtain licensure within a six month period. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.
Pay Grade: 19
Pay Range: $48,545.31
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


PROJECT MANAGER - PUBLIC WORKS ADMIN

St. Johns County seeks a Coastal Environment Project Manager to be responsible for the administration of St. Johns County Coastal Lands Preservation and Management, specifically in the collection, measurement, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of natural and physical phenomena of the County's coastal, estuary and river ecosystems. Plans, organizes, conducts, and administers the County's coastal plan through the study and research of coastal phenomena for the purpose of interpreting, predicting, utilizing and controlling coastal events. Develops plans and manages coastal, estuarine, oceanographic, and meteorological observational programs. Analyzes and prepares river volume and flood forecasts for varied river basins with unstable conditions. Reviews completed forecasts and adjusts, modifies, or develops complex procedures to improve forecasting accuracy. Calibrates forecasting models to account for changes in land use or the use of municipal, agricultural, or fishery water supplies. Collaborates with outside agencies for sediment sampling, hydrographic and geophysical surveys, data collection and processing, and related research. Assists with special projects in coordination with County Departments and other governmental agencies. Develops related plans and strategies as directed. Prepares, provides, and evaluates difficult but conventional plans, designs, design specifications, and related documentation. Prepares written reports including discussions of technical methods, analyze results, and process descriptions incorporating field and laboratory data into well written and clearly presented documents. Makes presentations to the Board; represents the County at public meetings; addresses the concerns of elected and appointed officials and members of the general public regarding special projects; produces presentations, reports, maps and GIS data layers. Assists with the preparation of permits and regulatory documents. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of Geographic Information System technology, principles, practices, and techniques. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and procedures. Knowledge of project management methods, techniques and best practices. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in deploying scientific methodology, total quality management and continuous improvement techniques. Skilled in the application of coastal and estuarine practices (e.g., beach engineering or re-nourishment, dune restoration, hydrodynamics, sediment processes, geology). Skilled in environmental engineering design or construction involving beaches, marsh, and dredging, and marine structures such as bulkheads, breakwaters, piers, and/or ports. Skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with baccalaureate degree in environmental engineering or other course of study related to the occupational field. Masters' degree and/or Certification as a Professional Engineer preferred. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the nature and extent of the major duties, usually interpreted to require five to seven years of related experience. Possession of a current Professional Engineering license for the State of Florida qualifies employee to be classified as Engineer PE and placed at Pay Grade 22 - $62,142.08. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license and any other endorsements necessary to legally operate vehicles used while assigned to this position. Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. Must be able to operate a computer. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics.
Pay Grade: 21
Pay Range: $56,297.66
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted