Employment Opportunities

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As of Tuesday, February 19, 2019, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

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


DISTR SYS OPERATOR III - TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION

St. Johns County Utility Department seeks a Distribution Systems Operator III. This position is responsible for assisting in the installation, maintenance and repair of transmission, distribution and collection systems. Excavating and trenching for making taps and repairs. Assist in the installation of water and sewer service connections. Repair broken water and sewer lines. Vacuum grease and grit from manholes. Assist with utility locates. TV inspection of sewer lines. Maintain equipment. Perform general janitorial and yard duties at maintenance facility. Placement on rotational on-call list to perform after hours work as needed. Full time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class "A" CDL Driver License with "N" (tanker) Endorsement or obtain within six (6) months from date of hire. Must possess State of Florida Distribution Systems Operator Level III Certification or obtain within 2 years from date of hire. License Based Pay - Level C, B or A and placed at grade 13 ($36,096.15), 14 ($37,923.51), or 15 ($39,843.40) respectively. A Distribution Systems Operator Trainee may be considered at the starting annual salary of $34,356.83 if a qualified applicant for the Distribution Systems III or above position is not identified. Must have the ability to operate wellpoint machine, cut-off saw, mower, mug hog pump, pipe and hand wrenches, shovel, rake and various hand tools. 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: 13
Pay Range: $36,096.15
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ENGINEER - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County Growth Management Department seeks an Engineer to perform engineering duties in support of the department?s engineering technical review operations. Reviews project applications for compliance with technical standards, the St. Johns County Land Development Code, the Development Review Manual, the Comprehensive Plan, and the Standards and Details Manual. Resolves problems that arise during the construction phase of projects. Interprets and implements Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Flood Insurance Program policies for floodplain management; assists residents with acquiring related information and answers questions; corresponds with federal agencies as needed. Reviews clearance sheet submittals for compliance with standards and requirements. Coordinates the county?s community rating system. Assists Development Review Inspectors with construction plan interpretations. Provides information and assistance to the general public. Assists in the investigation and resolution of drainage complaints. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of engineering theory, principles and practices. Knowledge of construction practices, principles, and regulations. Knowledge of local, state and federal construction codes. Knowledge of National Flood Insurance Program 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 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. Place 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.
Pay Grade: 21
Pay Range: $56,297.66
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


MAINTENANCE WORKER - ROAD & BRIDGES

St. Johns County Road & Bridge Department seeks a Maintenance Worker to maintain roads, ditches and culverts. To perform manual labor associated with roads, bridges and drainage systems, flag and direct traffic. Operate and maintain power equipment, pumps, saws, compactors, chainsaws, etc. Use proper safety equipment and follows safety procedures as instructed by Crew Chief and Supervisor. Report and assist in emergency situations. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license. Must be able to pass background check, drug screen and pulmonary test before being hired. Ability to use bush axe, chain saw, shovel, weed eater, and small hand tools. 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: 8
Pay Range: $28,198.40
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


WWT PLANT OPERATOR C - SEWER TREATMENT & DISPOSAL

St. Johns County Utility Department seeks a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator "C" or above. Inspects and monitors plant operating conditions; monitors plant processes and makes adjustments as required. Checks pumps and motors for proper operation. Monitors chemical feed pumps and adjusts as needed. Calibrates and verifies meters and outdoor monitoring systems. Maintains log books on all plant functions. Collects wastewater samples for laboratory analysis. Conducts analytical tests on different stages of treated and untreated wastewater. Troubleshoots and repairs plant equipment. Cleans clarifiers, filters, contact chambers and aerators. Maintains plant buildings and grounds. This position will require shift work. Maintains full time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of wastewater treatment system maintenance and operations principles. Knowledge of wastewater spills standard operating procedures. Knowledge of water hydraulics. 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. Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. 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 a minimum of one year. Shift coverage will be required. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Must possess a State of Florida class "C" or above, certification in wastewater treatment. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Florida for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Must maintain excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public. Must be able to comprehend, speak, and write the English language. Starting annual salary for Operator I "C" is $43,317.41, Operator II "B" $45,483.28, Operator III "A" $47,757.44 with shift differentials for 2nd and 3rd shifts. An Operator Trainee may be considered at the starting annual salary of $34,356.82 if a qualified applicant for the Utility Operator I "C" or above position is not identified. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal employment opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or genetics.
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Pay Range: N/A
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted