Employment Opportunities

As of Wednesday, April 16, 2014, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

TRANSPORT DRIVER/ON CALL - AMPHITHEATRE

St. Johns County Amphitheatre seeks a Transport Driver/On Call to transport patrons by bus from designated parking areas to events and maintain cleanliness of the Bus. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Must possess a CDL class ?C? driver?s license with passenger endorsement. Must have a minimum of six (6) months of relevant experience operating a passenger bus. Must have and maintain good interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to comprehend, speak, and write the English language. All employment actions are taken without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, or genetics. Hourly Rate ~ $11.80
Pay Grade: N/A
Pay Range: N/A
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


BUILDING INSPECTOR I - BUILDING

St. Johns County Building Services seeks a Building Inspector 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. 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 and 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 one to three years experience or service. Must possess valid State of Florida Standard Inspector License. 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. Salary to commensurate with experience, may be hired as Building Inspector II or III. Pay range of $38,402 - $46,580. 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: $38,402.54
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


ASST GREENS SUPERINTENDNT - GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE

The St. Johns County Golf Course seeks an Assistant Greens Superintendent to supervise and participate in the daily maintenance of the golf course property. To apply fertilizers and plant protectants to golf course and waters-in materials as needed. Trains, assigns (in terms of general instructions), supervises, and evaluates personnel. Spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and appropriateness of the final results. Mows greens, tees, roughs and fairways as needed. Operates a tractor, back hoe, top dressers and other turf maintenance equipment. Maintains inventory of parts and supplies. Reads, understands, and keeps current with chemical labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) according to local, state and federal regulations. Compiles reports of pesticide usage for the Golf Course Superintendent. Conducts safety training for assigned personnel. Maintains and repairs hydraulic and electric irrigation systems. Makes minor equipment repairs. Runs operations in the absence of the Golf Course Superintendent. Reports golf course conditions to the Golf Course Superintendent. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have working knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of turf management and golf course operations required. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with two to three years of experience or service directly related to golf course maintenance. Must have knowledge of and the ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing conditions of the course. Must have knowledge of golf course maintenance methods and techniques, turf grass management, agronomy, and the rules of golf, knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Must have knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of mechanically pressured spray equipment, hand operated spray equipment, hand operated rotary spreaders, hand operated drop spreaders, and utility tractors, knowledge of job-related tools and equipment, computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of personnel, in the analysis of problems and development and implementation of solutions, skilled in oral and written communication and proven leadership capabilities. Must be available to work outside the normal 40-hour work week schedule to support the operations of the golf course. 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. As a minimum must possess a two year Agronomy/Turfgrass Management Degree. Current Florida certification or licensing as a commercial pesticide applicator or the ability to obtain within six (6) months from date of hire. Must have at least two (2) years in the golf course maintenance industry and two years experience in golf course equipment operation and preventative maintenance. 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: $38,402.54
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST - COUNTY ADMINISTRATION

St. Johns County Administration Office seeks a Communications Specialist to perform a variety of professional communication duties including media relations, community relations, and written, video, and digital communication content production. Assists in developing and implementing public information, public relations, and marketing strategies. 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 developing story ideas, gathers information, works with other departments and external agencies, coordinates interviews, and writes content to produce county and departmental news stories. Assists in crisis communications as needed; remains on-call to respond after hours if required to do so. 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. Supports the Economic Development Division by conducting research, analysis, and informational archiving duties and offering administrative assistance as needed. Provides audio/visual support for events in the County auditorium and other departments as needed. 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 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 government access channel television broadcasting principles and practices. Knowledge of audio and video equipment operations, and production and editing principles. Knowledge of current social media trends and skill in managing social media accounts. Ability to use digital cameras and video cameras to produce original content. Knowledge of county and departmental rules, regulations, procedures, functions, operations, and policies. Must be skilled in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships. Skill in setting priorities for competing projects. Skill in interpersonal relations. Must have knowledge of the English language and skill in oral and written communication. Must have the ability to collect, analyze, and interpret information in order to formulate conclusions and recommendations. Must have knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must have the ability to prepare clear and accurate reports, presentations, and other professional documents. The ability to operate computers and other standard office equipment and must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. 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 of two years experience in 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 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.
Pay Grade: 16
Pay Range: $38,402.54
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


SENIOR PLANNER - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County seeks a Senior Transportation Planner to provide professional and technical work regarding transportation planning under the supervision of the County Transportation Development Division Manager to administer the Land Development Code, Article XI, Concurrency Management System as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners including application of the Proportionate Fair Share Program to mitigate transportation impacts of proposed developments. Assists the Transportation Development Division with performing Land Development Traffic Assessment analysis, including recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Agency and Board of County Commissioners. Specific emphasis on projection of intersection turning movements, analysis of intersections using Highway Capacity Analysis Software and SYNCHRO/SimTraffic software and evaluation of roadway link specific service volume studies using the latest version of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Quality/Level of Service Handbook. Reviews and provides comments/recommendations on traffic impact studies for Developments of Regional Impact, Proportionate Share Analysis, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Zoning Applications, Site Plan Applications, and Major Modifications. Prepares and reviews amendments to Land Development Code, Comprehensive Plan and Technical Review Manual. Reviews land development applications through the Development Review process. Maintains the socio-economic data and network database for the St. Johns County portion of the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Model (NERPM) travel demand forecasting model and coordinates with the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (North Florida TPO) in development of model input data during Long Range Transportation Plan updates. Develops and delivers written and oral presentations and reports for the Board of County Commissioners and the Planning and Zoning Agency, including gathering planning, legal and engineering data and preparing special reports. Conducts independent studies as needed relating to access management and other transportation related activities. Responds to questions and complaints from the public, applicants, and other external or internal parties, related to written or stated policies. Assists the Transportation Development Division Manager with performing various transportation planning activities both for the County and in coordination with the North Florida TPO, FDOT, Northeast Florida Regional Council and other local government agencies. Assists the Transportation Development Division Manager with coordination with the County Engineering Division regarding transportation planning issues. Assists the County Administrator, Growth Management Director and Transportation Development Division Manager as needed. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs; examples include: HCS, CUBE, ARTPLAN, HIGHPLAN, and SYNCHRO. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations pertaining to growth management. 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. Ability to work independently, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to deal with the general public. Ability to assist in making effective public presentations before boards, committees and elected officials. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in urban planning, civil engineering or closely related field. A Masters degree with major in urban planning or civil engineering and AICP, PE, or PTP preferred. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand advanced principles, concepts and methodologies relevant to the major duties of the position, usually interpreted as having had a similar position for three to five years. 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: 19
Pay Range: $44,535.17
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


SENIOR CASE SPECIALIST - SOCIAL SERVICES

St. Johns County seeks a Senior Case Specialist to be responsible for reviewing and coordinating the work of assigned case specialists and assisting the Social Services Manager in managing the day-to-day operations of the Social Services Division. Provides review, guidance, and approval for requests for assistance of daily casework, including participating in case staff meetings. Provides assistance with difficult or unusual case situations in consultation with Social Services Manager. Assists the Social Services Manager with developing community partnerships and asset building with internal and external organizations, including but not limited to attending community meetings. Provides in-service training to assigned personnel. Researches and gathers data in order to develop reports, presentations, charts and spreadsheets as assigned. Interview clients to determine eligibility for the Health Care Responsibility Act (HCRA), EMS, and other Social Services programs as assigned. Prepares letters, memoranda and email correspondence. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of department and program policies and procedures. Knowledge of community health and human services resources. Knowledge of basic application processes for Local, State and Federal Programs. Knowledge of basic supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in planning, training, 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 reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field, however a baccalaureate degree is preferred. Experience sufficient to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position in order to answer questions and resolve problems usually associated with the completion of an internship/ apprenticeship or having 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: 16
Pay Range: $38,402.54
Deadline: Applications Accepted thru 4/17/14