Employment Opportunities

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As of Monday, May 10, 2021, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY - COUNTY ATTORNEY

The St. Johns County Attorney's Office is seeking an experienced member of the Florida Bar to serve as an Assistant County Attorney as legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners, County Administrator, elected officials, Agency and Department Heads, members of the County's management staff, and other County employees and entities as assigned; attends various meetings to provide advice and legal counsel. Drafts or reviews and/or edits contracts, deeds, leases, resolutions, ordinances and other legal documents as required. Researches and gathers facts, reviews files, answers correspondence, prepares responses to legal requests. Participates in the preparation and presentation of seminars, workshops and training initiatives on various legal issues as required. Performs other duties as assigned by the County Attorney or the Deputy County Attorney. Must possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of three (3) years experience as a practicing attorney. Prior work experience with an emphasis on the practice of local government law is strongly preferred. Skill in conducting legal research; drafting legal documents; and conducting effective presentations. Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum supervision. Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing, and in presentations. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a team environment with minimal supervision. Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license. Licenses and/or Certifications: Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. Must be admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court and Federal District Court or be able to obtain admission within twelve months of employment. Must have knowledge of pertinent federal, state and local laws and rules and regulations governing areas of assignment. Knowledge of methods, techniques and strategies applied to receipt, evaluation and disposition of cases. Knowledge of the body of available and current information resources applicable to the assignment area for legal research purposes and for special projects as may be assigned; knowledge of related methods and techniques used to conduct legal research, including research computer programs and related software. Must be skilled in conducting legal research; drafting legal documents; conducting effective presentations; and identifying and investigating the facts of legal matters. Skilled in problem resolution, decision-making, legal negotiation, and mediation. Must have interpersonal, leadership, planning, management and communications skills; ability to communicate professionally verbally, in writing, and in presentations. Must have the ability to interpret rules, regulations, and policies for effective decision-making in accordance with established precedent. Ability to utilize personal computers, standard office equipment and standard software applications, e.g., word processors, database software, spreadsheet applications. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with internal customers, external entities, members of the judiciary, co-workers and the public. Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum supervision. Salary is dependent upon the successful candidate?s knowledge and experience. St. Johns County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and consider all applications/resumes without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or genetics.
Pay Grade: 24
Pay Range: $79,469.52 to $100,195.90
Deadline: Applications Accepted thru May 14, 2021


MANAGEMENT/BUDGET ANALYST - MANAGEMENT & BUDGET

St. Johns County Management & Budget office seeks a Budget Analyst to perform financial analysis duties in support of the county?s budget development and financial management operations. Develops, analyzes, and executes county budget strategies and prepares the county budget, including the preparation and submission of legally required forms to various agencies; examines department budget estimates and proposals for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives. Prepares and reviews county department and capital project budget amendments and Board of County Commissioners agenda items. Maintains the county?s Capital Improvement Plan and debt financing strategy. Develops and maintains databases and other analytical tools to assists in financial decision making; develops, maintains and utilizes financial forecasting and financial modeling; develops and maintains county program performance measure reporting and evaluations, mid-year budget reviews, fee schedules, county financial plan, and other reporting/website updates. Reviews and interprets federal, state and local laws or regulations, the county administrative code, IRS code, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and other authoritative sources. Assists county administration and provides oversight to departments with financial and budget management issues; assists county administration and county commissioners with public information issues; assists in the purchasing and request for proposal process and other contract management issues. Monitors state and federal legislative proposals and projects the impact to the county. Oversees and monitors the county?s compliance with federal and state grant management processes. Analyzes and advises county administration and assigned departments on policy and management issues for the county to develop more efficient, innovative and effective methods of distributing limited financial and other resources among various departments and programs. Assists in payroll management, position control, personnel budgeting, and the maintenance of an equitable pay system; develops county employee health care strategies as well as strategies for other employee benefits. Monitors assigned department budgets; provides assistance in making transfers; reviews requisitions to determine availability of funds in budget accounts; ensures compliance with establishes procedures; assists departments in preparing proposals, agreements, resolutions, and agenda items. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of municipal and state governmental budgeting, accounting, and auditing procedures. Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws and county ordinances, resolutions, contracts, and other policies and procedures. Knowledge of public administration theories, principles and practices, to include economic development strategies, grant management, and other fiscal management models. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be 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 and financial 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 five years. May become eligible for ?Principal? Analyst after serving four (4) years of continuous service in the ?Senior? Analyst position. A Master?s degree in a related field of study may substitute for two (2) of the required years of 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: 18
Starting Salary: $48,497.94
Deadline: Applications Accepted thru May 14, 2021


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. May be hired at Pay Grade 15 with ?Trainee? designation until successful completion of State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner License. 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. May be hired at Pay Grade 15 with ?Trainee? designation until successful completion of the State of Florida Standard Plans Examiner License examination. 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
Starting Salary: $50,953.16
Deadline: Applications Accepted thru May 14, 2021