Employment Opportunities

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As of Saturday, August 27, 2016, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

ANIMAL CARE TECH P/T - ANIMAL CONTROL

St. Johns County Animal Control seeks a Part Time Animal Care Technician to perform a variety of work in caring for and controlling impounded animals. Cleans and disinfects kennels, feeds and waters animals, administers medications, monitors animals for illness, assists with euthanasia when necessary, inspects facility for maintenance needs, provides facility tours to the general public, provides assistance to the Veterinary Technicians and performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of animal care techniques, knowledge of department policies and procedures, knowledge of disaster planning and execution as it relates to animal care. Must be skilled in the use of animal control equipment, skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions and 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 have possession of appropriate euthanasia certification. Must be able to work weekend and holiday work shifts. 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. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Previous experience in animal care, control, and handling preferred. Must be familiar with local animal control laws and ordinances. Must be able to work a rotating schedule including mandatory weekends and holidays. Must maintain excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public. Must be able to comprehend, speak, and write the English language. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license. 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. This part time position is 28 hours a week at $12.77 per hour.
Pay Grade: N/A
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. 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: 10
Pay Range: $29,330.43
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ENGINEER (PE) - UTILITIES

St. Johns County Utility Department seeks an Engineer to perform professional engineering functions in support of the county?s utility operations. Manages projects and oversees the activities of consultants and contractors in the construction of utility projects; reviews invoices for services from consulting engineers and contractors. Reviews and coordinates construction project plans, specifications, and bid documents for capital improvement projects; coordinates and conducts meetings with consultants and contractors; prepares and reviews consultant and contractor task orders, proposals, change orders, and contract documents. Processes operation permit renewals; signs and seals permitting documents; prepares related correspondence and replies to requests for information. Conducts field inspections for compliance with plans, specifications and documents. Participates in the development and management of the department?s annual capital improvement plan and project budgets; develops progress and status reports, letters and files related to projects; prepares annual construction and engineering contracts; assists in prioritizing work projects; performs condition assessments and critical evaluations of key system components. Plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of projects, studies, evaluates and reports. Manages design teams for water, sewer, and refuse projects. Performs evaluations of critical engineering feasibility analyses, hydraulic analyses, and treatment and performance efficiency analyses. Provides engineering certification of utility projects and ensures that all construction is compliance with federal, state and local permitting and regulatory requirements. Performs computer modeling of water and sewer systems and provides system connection pressures; evaluates system capabilities for operation and expansion. Designs in-house construction projects such as lift stations and main extensions. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of project management principles and practices. Knowledge of utility engineering principles, practices, materials and equipment. Knowledge of budgetary 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 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 a minimum four (4) years experience in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Preference will be given to experience related to water and sewer utilities. Must have experience in design of lift stations, water and sewer force mains, water and sewer plants, computer modeling of water and sewer systems. Knowledge of permitting standards and other rules and regulations associated with FDEP and SJRWMD. Certification as a Professional Engineer by the State of Florida as Civil or Environmental Engineer or ability to obtain such certification in Florida via reciprocity within one year. 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: 22
Pay Range: $58,558.05
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ELECTRICIAN III - SHERIFF COMPLEX MAINTENANCE

St. Johns County Sheriffs Complex Maintenance Division seeks an Electrician III to be responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of a variety of high and low voltage electrical systems. Maintains interior and exterior lighting in county buildings and parking lots. Maintains sports lighting. Maintains internet-based lighting controls. Repairs elevated lights with the use of a high lifts and ladders. Maintains roadway and bridge lighting; establishes safe work zones. Repairs and maintains electrical utility services. Repairs and maintains generators. Purchases supplies and materials. Maintains tools and equipment. Responds to after-hours service requests. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of basic and advanced electrical theory. Knowledge of the National Electric Code. Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems. Performs other maintenance related duties as assigned. Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Must be skilled in diagnostic troubleshooting. Skilled in the operation of job-related tools, vehicles and 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 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. Valid State of Florida or St. Johns County Class I Master Electrician License is required for Electrician III designation. Candidates with possession of a valid State of Florida or St. Johns County Electric Journeymans License will be considered at the designation of Electrician II and will be placed at a Pay Grade 14. Selected candidate must pass a background check by the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office. Must be comfortable working in a Criminal Justice Facility. 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. 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: $39,446.16
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

St. Johns County Administration Office seeks an Audio/Video Communications Specialist to perform a variety of professional audio/video production communication duties including management of the government access television channel, production of live broadcasts, original video content production, audio/video and technical support. In addition, the position support other communication functions including media relations, social media facilitation, and community relations. Serves as a video producer to develop story ideas, gather information, work with other departments and external agencies, coordinate interviews, write content, and shoot and edit video content for County news stories. Directs the recording and broadcast of live meetings; operates video cameras to record special events. Researches, conducts interviews, writes, shoots, and edits original video content for GTV. Updates GTV bulletin board; schedules GTV programming; archives video content. Provides audio/visual support for events in the County auditorium and other departments as needed. Disseminates information to the media utilizing press releases and interpersonal communications, and responds to media inquiries by researching and drafting accurate and timely information and conducting written and broadcast interviews. Collaborates in the creative design process for written, digital, and video content related to St. Johns County. Assists in crisis communications as needed; remains on-call to respond after hours if required to do so. Produces and hosts small-scale special events including award ceremonies, ribbon cuttings, etc. Assists in facilitating the St. Johns County Legislative Action Plan. Produces and manages content for St. Johns County social media outlets. Takes photographs related to St. Johns County facilities, programs, and projects. Assists in developing long-term communication initiatives and project management strategies. Assists in tracking, monitoring, and communicating news relevant to St. Johns County. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of audio and video equipment operations, production and editing principles and software. Knowledge of government access channel television broadcasting principles and practices. Must have the ability to use digital cameras and video cameras to produce original content. Must have knowledge of journalistic principles and practices including techniques of planning, composing, and editing written, electronic, and video content for mass communication. Knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and requirements of print, radio, digital, and television media. Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of public relations, advertising, marketing, graphic design, and mass communication. Must have the ability to write and assemble interesting and informative news articles, releases, pamphlets, brochures, scripts, speeches, and related publicity materials. Must have knowledge of current social media trends and skill in managing social media accounts. Knowledge of county and departmental rules, regulations, procedures, functions, operations, and policies. Must be skilled in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships. 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 the ability to efficiently and creatively operate video editing software. Must have a minimum of two years of experience in video production, video editing, journalism, marketing, public relations, mass communications, television production, or a related field. 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: $39,446.16
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


TRANSIT GRANT SPECIALIST - TRANSIT SYSTEM

St. Johns County Growth Management Division seeks a Transit Grant Specialist to be responsible for the administration of transit grant funds. Prepares and submits federal and state grant applications for public transportation assistance. Monitors all invoicing of federal and state funds submitted by transportation providers. Manages the procurement of goods and services through Federal Transit Administration grants. Collects and maintains data required for reporting and oversight of public transportation funding. Prepares and submits annual and monthly reports to the National Transit Database on public transportation funding used by the county. Prepares and submits quarterly reports to the FTA on the status of all FTA grants. Coordinates with federal, state and local agencies on issues related to public transportation funding. Prepares agenda items relating to public transportation. Prepares and monitors contracts between the county and the transportation provider. Manages and works with consultants in the development and submission of annual Transit Development Plans. Prepares and submits Title VI and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise reports to FTA. Conducts and documents the annual inventory of FTA purchases assets. Reviews large development plans to make comments relating to public transportation. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of Federal Transit Administration guidelines and procedures. Knowledge of the Land Development Code. Knowledge of grant administration principles. 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. 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: $41,443.13
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted