Employment Opportunities

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As of Tuesday, July 17, 2018, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

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: $47,546.83
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 contractor?s license and registration. Maintains assigned vehicle and equipment. Must possess valid State of Florida Inspector License. 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. 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 and skilled in oral and written communication. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. 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, for a period not to exceed one year from hire. 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. 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 Range $40,999.47 to $45,255.74 depending on licensure.
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Pay Range: N/A
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


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 the animals in the County animal shelter. 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 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 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. 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 20 to 27 hours a week at $13.27 per hour.
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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 ($35,353.72), 14 ($37,143.50), or 15 ($39,023.90) respectively. A Distribution Systems Operator Trainee may be considered at the starting annual salary of $33,650.18 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: $35,353.72
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


SR ANIMAL CARE TECH - ANIMAL CONTROL

St. Johns County Animal Control seeks a Senior Animal Care Technician to coordinate the care of animals and shelter operations for Animal Control. ? Cleans and disinfects kennels. Feeds and waters animals. Monitors animals for illness. ? Assists with administering medications, euthanasia, or other assistance to the Veterinary Technicians. ? Directs, supervises, evaluates, and schedules the work of assigned personnel. ? Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled building maintenance duties associated with the operations of Animal Control facilities, especially Pet Center. Assists with the completion of minor construction and remodeling tasks, including general carpentry repairs, dry wall repair, painting, etc. ? Monitors, checks, and performs preventive maintenance activities to Animal Control structures equipment and/or associated mechanical systems to ensure continued uninterrupted and safe operation. Maintain related records and documentation. ? Maintains parts and supply inventory. Maintains assigned tools and equipment. Maintains facility supply inventory; reorders as needed.. Maintains inventory and control of disaster response trailer. ? Provides assistance to vendors and contractors and the general public. Provides facility tours to the general public. ? Responds to maintenance emergencies and Animal Care Technician staffing and scheduling needs. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays, and be available on-call. ? Maintains a full-time presence on the job. ? Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of animal care management and handling techniques. Knowledge of routine plumbing, rough carpentry, and general electrical system principles. Knowledge of customer service techniques. Knowledge of evacuation planning and execution as it relates to animal care. Must be skilled in the use of animal control equipment. Skilled in the safe operation of job-related hand tools and power equipment. Skilled in the use of computers and job-related software. 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. Experience in Building Maintenance, Concrete, Masonry, HVAC/ Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing or Carpentry, is preferred. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the nature of the work and be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service. Must obtain and maintain Florida Animal Control Association Certification in Euthanasia within six months of hire. Must obtain and maintain Federal Emergency Management Agency Certifications related to Animal Emergency Response (IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700) within six months 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: 12
Pay Range: $33,650.18
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ENGINEERING INSPECTOR - PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

St. Johns County Engineering Department seeks a Professional Engineering Inspector to perform construction inspections to ensure capital projects conform to standards, codes, and specifications. Reviews construction plans for compliance with ordinances and standards. Ensures contractors adhere to approved construction plans and specifications. Inspects construction projects and provides assistance to Project Managers. Coordinates inspection scheduling and attends meetings as required. Reviews final construction plans. Verifies project as-built locations and elevations. Reviews test reports for compliance. Oversees the work of consultants. Monitors construction schedules. Performs code enforcement duties as required. Completes construction inspections for right-of-way projects. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of civil engineering design and construction standards. Knowledge of utility design specifications and AWWA standards. Knowledge of county and state regulations, codes, ordinances and standards. 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 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. Must possess and maintain the following certifications within two years of hire: Asphalt Level 1 & 2, Earthwork Level 1 & 2, Concrete Field Inspector, Maintenance of Traffic ? Intermediate, Plans Reading and Pipe Placement. 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: $40,999.47
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST - ENVIRONMENTAL

St. Johns County Environmental Division seeks an Environmental Specialist to conduct residential and commercial erosion control inspections to ensure compliance with the Land Development Code. Assists with environmental compliance inspections for complaints received through the PRIDE system. Assists with landscape inspections. Conducts monthly visual inspections of county-owned petroleum storage tanks to maintain compliance with state regulations, maintains annual permits and insurance renewals. Conducts quarterly bacteriological water sampling inspections of county-owned water systems to maintain compliance with state regulations. Assists in coordinating with County staff and provides information to the County contractor to prepare reports and other documents to maintain compliance with the County National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Coordinates with other County staff to maintain compliance with the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements. Prepares necessary documents and reports, as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of relevant local, state and federal environmental codes and ordinances. Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems technology and 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 three to five years. An advanced degree in a related field of study may count as one year?s 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: 17
Pay Range: $43,075.08
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted