Employment Opportunities

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As of Monday, October 15, 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. New Salary $48,545.31
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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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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 $13.55 per hour.
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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. New Salary $28,198.24
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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER - ANIMAL CONTROL

St. Johns County seeks an Animal Control Officer to enforce the county?s animal control ordinance. Maintains animal control equipment, vehicle, and supplies. Performs euthanasia as needed. Assists in the investigation of and resolution of animal control complaints. Enforces ordinances and statutes related to the control of animals. Captures and impounds diseased, injured, stray, trapped, domestic and non-domestic animals. Investigates complaints for animal cruelty and abandonment. Issues warnings and citations. Appears in court for contested citations. Assists in the maintenance of the animal shelter. Participates in the feeding, handling and custodial care of animals. Provides information to citizens and community organizations. Responds to after-hours emergencies as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of animal control code enforcement, of the principles and practices of animal care, of evacuation planning and execution of prescribed plan as it relates to animal care. Must have knowledge of department policies and procedures. Must be skilled in the operation of animal control equipment, in the capture of domestic and non-domestic animals, in working with the general public. Must be 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 Florida Animal Control Certification and other related certifications as appropriate. 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 work weekends and holidays. Must have the ability to respond to the Pet Center as needed. 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. New Salary $34,356.83
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FIRE PLANS EXAMINER - FIRE SERVICES

St. Johns County Fire Rescue seeks Fire Plans Examiner to be responsible for the examination and review of fire plans. Reviews building plans and construction related applications for compliance with fire safety statutes, codes and standards. Reviews applications for new developments and rezoning for compliance with the Land Development Code and fire safety statutes, codes and standards. Attends weekly development review meetings to discuss fire safety requirements and makes appropriate recommendations to professional designers, developers and the general public. Reviews plans for the proper installation of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, smoke control, and other systems. Works with designers to resolve deficiencies in submitted plans. Answers questions regarding design and fire safety codes; provides interpretations of technical fire code questions. Reviews fire emergency plans for health care facilities and agencies. Provides in-service training to fire safety inspectors. Maintains proper and accurate reports as required. Performs field fire safety inspections in new and existing structures as needed. Responds to and participates to emergency calls; performs firefighting or emergency medical duties as directed. Reviews and responds to fire code complaints; schedules inspections. Maintains inspection files and records. Maintains inspection statistics. Processes and maintains a variety of required reports. Monitors legislative changes to the fire code and implements related changes to departmental policies and procedures. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of fire safety codes. Knowledge of fire plan review principles. Knowledge of county streets and geography. Knowledge of fire science. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in operating emergency vehicles and equipment. 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. 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. Ability to meet current requirements set forth in Florida Statue #633, Division of State Fire Marshal Administrative Rules 4A-37. 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. New Salary $48,545.31
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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County Growth Management Department seeks an Engineering Technician responsible for assisting with the department?s technical examination of building plans and field work to ensure compliance with applicable codes, laws, regulations and acceptable engineering practices. Reviews applications, permits, and clearance sheet submissions for compliance with technical standards and provide support of the St. Johns County Land Development Code, the Development Review Manual, the Comprehensive Plan, and the Standards and Details Manual, relating to the construction of single family homes. Works closely under the guidance of engineering staff to address site specific lot grading. Assists Growth Management technical staff with construction plan interpretation and other residential development construction-related issues. Performs field inspection of residential and non residential construction to ensure compliance with all land development codes and local ordinances. Assists in the investigation and resolution of drainage complaints, as assigned. Provides information and assistance to the general public. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of general engineering theory, principles, and practice. Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics. Knowledge of construction practices, principles, and regulations. Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations. Knowledge of National Flood Insurance Program guidelines. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs, including ArcGIS. 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 an Associate?s degree or advanced training in Urban Planning, Civil Engineering or related field. Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the major duties of the job and to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of related experience. Incumbents with a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field and possession of an Engineer-In-Training Certificate may be eligible to be classified as an Engineer and placed at Pay Grade 21. If in possession of a current Professional Engineer designation for the State of Florida, may be eligible to be classified as Engineer (PE) and placed at Pay Grade 22. 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. New Salary $41,860.46
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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. New Salary $56,297.66
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PROJECT SPECIALIST - CDBG-DR PROJECT

St. Johns County seeks a Project Specialist to be responsible for ensuring compliance with the County?s Community Development Block Grant ? Disaster Recovery (CDBG?DR) program. This is a GRANT FUNDED ? TIME LIMITED position. At the direction of the CDBG-DR Home services Program Supervisor, provides direct support with variety of specialized technical duties to enhance departmental operations and development. Coordinates administrative and support services for the department?s projects and initiatives. This may include procurement of materials for projects; coordination and monitoring of inventory; facilitation of public meetings; grants and financial administration; preparation and review of operational reports; and other assigned research or analysis. Prepares reports and analyses. These may include financial statements, revenue and expenditure models, strategic planning, longitudinal studies, site plans, maps, agenda items or other special projects, as assigned. Assists staff by responding to more complex inquiries from the public regarding department?s programs and function. Resolves vendor or customer issues. Participates on assigned committees, task forces, or other community outreach programs, and represents the department as assigned. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. May on occasion work evenings, weekends, and holidays to meet community needs. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of Federal and State grant administration principles, guidelines and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal housing and community services, programs, and policies. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting standards. Knowledge of record management 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 project, contract or grant management. 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 an associate?s degree. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the nature of the work in order to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years experience or service. 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. New Salary $43,979.66
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