Employment Opportunities

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As of Tuesday, January 19, 2021, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

HOUSING GRANTS CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR - HOUSING

St. Johns County Housing Department seeks a Housing Grants Construction Inspector to be responsible for the oversight of the Housing and Community Services grant-based construction projects to ensure compliance with construction plans, county specifications, and grant or other contract terms. Conducts comprehensive infrastructure, facilities and building inspections including structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical features of structures to determine the extent of work needed to rehabilitate such structures in order to comply with current applicable housing and building codes. Examines the extent of deterioration and the cost of rehabilitation. Determines the feasibility of undertaking rehabilitation work. Details hurricane protection improvements requested for structures. Reviews inspection and risk assessment reports and determines appropriate actions necessary to comply with governing regulations; e.g. lead-based paint, land surveys. Reviews contract invoices for program compliance and propriety. Prepares and/ or reviews scopes of work, improvement plans and specifications for CDBG rehabilitation and new construction projects. Prepares and/or evaluates cost estimates or bids for completeness of vision and congruence with program guidelines. ? Monitors and inspects new construction, demolition and rehabilitation work in progress to ensure compliance with plans and specifications, appropriate permitting, building and housing codes. Determines the acceptability of workmanship and materials; approves contractor payment requests for completed work; makes final inspection and certifies that job is complete. Performs contractor evaluations. Serves as liaison to property owners, contractors, and local, state or federal officials. Provides technical guidance, information and review. Ensures all parties compliance with CDBG construction projects. Maintains inspection records and reports, initiates various notification letters and other necessary correspondence. Participates in the preparation of Environmental Review Records. Inspects surveyed rights-of-way, the removal of unsuitable materials, soil testing, the installation of drainage and utility pipes, and the proper thickness and types of asphalt; checks subgrade and base for compaction and thickness; field checks dimensions on ponds, lakes, slopes and roadways. Reviews lot grading inspections; inspects grade work and construction on residential sites to ensure compliance with approved site plans, land use and program specifications. Maintains full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of applicable laws, legal codes, precedents, and regulations governing Florida construction, hurricanes, lead-paint,?). Knowledge of the various building trades including construction, modification and repair methods and techniques. Proficiency in at least one mechanical art, preferred. Knowledge of construction theory, methods, standards, practices, principles. Knowledge of site development principles and practices. Knowledge and proficiency in customer service principles, practices, methods and techniques. Knowledge of records management principles and 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 the review and interpretation of construction and engineering documents. Skilled in the review and evaluation of construction projects for quality, compliance, and cost estimations. Skilled in the presentation of technical information to a variety of audiences. 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 sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with five (5) years of building construction experience or having had a similar position for one to two years. Preference for two years residential remodeling construction experience; experience preparing construction specifications. 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
Starting Salary: $43,936.74
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER - CODES COMPLIANCE

St. Johns County seeks a Code Enforcement Officer to be responsible for the enforcement of assigned codes and ordinances. Receives and processes code violation complaints. Researches county ordinances, permits and other statutes to determine the existence of violations; coordinates research with other county departments. Researches property ownership. Notifies property owners of violations through personal contact, Certified Mail, or process service through the Sheriff?s Office; establishes date to correct violation. Monitors the status of complaints via re-inspections to determine compliance. Prepares warnings, notices of violations, and citations in the event of non-compliance. Prepares and maintains case files with photographs and other evidence. Prepares court testimony and testifies under oath. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of relevant county and state laws, regulations, codes and ordinances. Knowledge of code enforcement policies and procedures. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the provision of customer services. 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 completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. 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 have and maintain Florida Association of Code Enforcement Professional Certification commensurate with experience: Fundamentals of Code Enforcement certification within one year of hire; Administrative Aspects of Code Enforcement within two years of hire; Legal Aspects of Code Enforcement within six years of hire; and Code Enforcement Officer Safety within eight years of hire. An incumbent maintaining the Code Enforcement Certified Professional Certification may be classified as ?Certified Code Enforcement Officer? and placed at Pay Grade 16. 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: 14
Starting Salary: $39,804.51
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - COMMUNICATIONS

St. Johns County seeks a Communications Officer/9-1-1 Dispatcher to participate in departmental communications operations, including the processing of emergency calls for service. Answers all incoming calls for Fire Rescue Communications, including 911 calls; receives and processes emergency and non-emergency calls; ensures compliance with standard operating procedures and county policy. Dispatches fire and medical apparatus, including marine rescue units. Operates Computer Aided Dispatch to log events and records time and information. Monitors and assists field units during on-scene activities; accounts for apparatus. Monitors law enforcement, fire, animal control, and other radio communications channels. Assists the general public by providing information, available resources, or referrals to other agencies; assists the general public and other agencies during inclement weather, hurricanes and other disasters. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of emergency telephone and radio communications procedures. Knowledge of the operation of telephone, radio and CAD systems. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Knowledge of county streets and geography. Knowledge of fire and law enforcement terminology. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the response to emergency situations. Skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have the ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent. 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 APCO Emergency Medical Dispatch certification and State of Florida Public Safety Telecommunicator certification to qualify at Pay Grade 12. May be hired at Pay Grade 11 with ?Trainee? designation until successful completion of in-house Training Program and certifications as APCO Emergency Medical Dispatcher and State of Florida Public Safety Telecommunicator. Must obtain all required certifications within six months of employment. 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: 12
Starting Salary: $36,060.92
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


COMMUNITY PROGRAM MANAGER - RECREATION PROGRAMS

St. Johns County Recreation Department seeks a Community Program Manager to be responsible for the development and implementation of community activities and services in support of the health and well-being of St. Johns County citizens. Develops, manages, and directs the recreation programs for the department, with a strategic focus on community needs and resources. Coordinates the gathering and analysis of information related to recreational needs and trends, and relates this data to budget preparation and evaluation. Develops and implements strategies to meet desired program levels, and monitors project management plans, goals, and objectives. Recruits, hires, trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines county and volunteer personnel. In collaboration with the management team, prepares and monitors annual budgets. Maintains careful and accurate control of budgeted expenditures and revenues in the department in accordance with accepted County procedures. Operates revenue and non-revenue supported programming within budgetary guidelines. Acts as liaison to recreation interest groups, including, community outreach and service organizations, school administration, athletic associations and their members, parent groups, and other related organizations and agencies. Builds and maintains effective partnerships between the County and these community groups. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner. Represents the Parks and Recreation Department, as assigned, in public forums, community meetings, task forces, work groups, and other civic functions. Supports department-wide initiatives, including but not limited to fundraising activities and campaigns; developing informational and educational materials; leading membership and participant drives; and other special events. Assures compliance with applicable standards and regulations; maintains proper records and files. Participates as required in rotation of Manager On Duty shifts. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Works flexible non-traditional schedule, including evening and weekends. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge of recreation and leisure service administration theory and principles. Must have knowledge of management methods and techniques. Knowledge of budget development and management principles. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of volunteer recruitment and training principles. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel. Skilled in project management. Skilled in analyzing specific community recreation needs and to adopt programs to meet needs. 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 recreation administration, public administration, or closely related field. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with seven years of increasingly responsible experience in public recreation, including two (2) years of supervisory and volunteer management experience. 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
Starting Salary: $53,532.64
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
Starting Salary: $29,596.88
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


MECHANIC III - FLEET MAINTENANCE

St. Johns County Fleet Maintenance Department seeks a Mechanic III to be responsible for the maintenance and repair of county vehicles and equipment. Receives and assesses vehicle/ equipment complaints. Evaluates and troubleshoots vehicles and equipment to diagnose repair needs. Troubleshoots and repairs brakes and air brake systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, and coolant systems. Repairs engines and drive trains, suspensions, tires, exhaust systems, fuel systems and computerized components. Performs minor body work. Test drives vehicles. Performs tune ups. Cleans and lubricates tools and equipment. Rebuilds transmissions, pumps and differentials. Repairs and rebuilds gas and diesel engines. Assists in the training of junior mechanics. Maintains a clean and safe work area. Performs front end alignments. Installs safety lighting and light bars on vehicles. Completes work orders. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of departmental and county policies and procedures, including safety rules and regulations. Knowledge of vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair procedures. Knowledge of mechanical diagnostic procedures. Knowledge of the diagnosis and repair of mechanical, HVAC, hydraulic, electrical and brake systems. Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs. Must be skilled in the repair and maintenance of a variety of vehicles and motorized equipment. Skilled in the use of assigned tools and equipment. Skilled in the use of oxygen/acetylene and arc welding equipment. 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 a minimum of four years experience or service. Must pass an ASE Master Certification in Automobile and Light Truck Repair or Medium-Heavy Truck Repair as appropriate. Must provide personal 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: 14
Starting Salary: $39,804.51
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


PLUMBER III - FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

The St. Johns County Facilities Maintenance seeks a Plumber III to be responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing systems in County buildings and facilities. Installs and repairs faucets, valves, water fountains, bathroom fixtures, hot water heaters, and pumps. Installs and repairs piping systems. Installs and repairs backflow systems. Installs, maintains and repairs lift stations. Locates, evaluates and repairs under slab leaks. Installs water services. Operates a sewer machine to open clogged waste lines. Coordinates activities with contractors. Interprets mechanical and structural building plans to troubleshoot plumbing issues and plan system modifications. Installs and repairs irrigation systems. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Responds to after-hours emergencies and may be on-call as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of plumbing system principles, operations, and proper installation, repair and maintenance techniques. Knowledge of relevant construction codes and industry standards. Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems. Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in reading and interpretation of building plans and technical specifications. Skilled in diagnosis and troubleshooting of plumbing systems and related components. Skilled in the instruction of plumbing systems repairs and maintenance techniques and methods. Skilled in the operation of job-related tools, vehicles and equipment. Skilled in oral and written communication. Skilled in understanding and comprehension of verbal instructions. 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 sufficient experience to possess mastery of all principles relevant to the major duties of the position. Must have a minimum of 4 years of verifiable full-time work experience as a journeyman-level plumber and two years of work experience as a licensed Master Plumber, or 10 years of journeyman-level full-time work experience. Must have possession of or the ability to obtain a valid State of Florida or St. Johns County Master Plumber License prior to hire. 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
Starting Salary: $43,936.74
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


SENIOR SUPERVISING PLANNER - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County Growth Management seeks a Senior Supervising Planner to provide professional planning support and customer service supervision for the Growth Management Department Trains, assigns, manages, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel for an assigned team. Monitors quality and progress of work. Reviews development applications for compliance with Land Development Code, Comprehensive Plan codes, State Statute and ordinances; provides guidance, and input through the web based application tracking system (WATS). Coordinates the research, preparation and presentation of staff reports for public hearings and other forums; schedules and advertises public hearings; assists county departments with data evaluation. Interprets land development regulations in order to render professional opinions on planning, land use, and growth management issues, and provide technical assistance and guidance to elected and appointed officials, county personnel, and members of the general public. Develops grant applications; writes requests for federal agency technical assistance, as assigned. Serves as liaison for complex projects to advise stakeholders regarding economic development and growth management concerns. Reviews, edits and evaluates staff reports, studies, data analysis and research documents for compliance, consistency, and appropriateness. Prepares and reviews amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code. Conducts field investigations and architectural inspections to verify compliance with existing regulations. Performs or directs research and drafts ordinances in consultation with the Planning Division Manager. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of management methods and techniques. Knowledge of federal, state, and local land development regulations and procedures. Knowledge of building permit processes. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in planning, organizing, 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 course of study related to the occupational field. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years' progressively responsible experience. Must be able to possess and maintain AICP certification within one year of hire. 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: $53,532.64 to $67,494.46
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted