Employment Opportunities

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As of Friday, September 18, 2020, 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 seeks an experienced Assistant County Attorney to provide professional legal work of a challenging and responsible nature. Preference will be given to applicants with at least three (3) years of local government law experience with a primary focus on land use and zoning. Representative duties include but are not limited to: Provides legal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration and various County Departments. Prepares memoranda involving analysis, legal research, and application of thoroughly developed legal expertise. Applies sufficient knowledge of County practices, procedures and policy to accurately gauge impact on County's interests and policy objectives to recommend appropriate course of action. Reviews, comments upon, and approve legal sufficiency of land use and zoning applications. Negotiates transactions on behalf of the County. Reviews and/or prepares transaction and other related legal documents for the negotiations. Represents the County before federal, state and local agencies; administrative and judicial tribunals; and in federal and state courts. Assists Litigation Counsel in lawsuits, appellate proceedings and administrative appeals. Attends meetings of the Board of County Commissioners, its advisory boards and commissions, and regulatory agencies for purpose of monitoring and/or providing legal advice. Drafts County ordinances, resolutions, and administrative regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned. Graduation from an accredited law school, possession of a Florida license to practice law, and a minimum of three years of experience as an attorney are required. Must have knowledge of Federal, State, and County laws on a general basis. Specific knowledge of laws relating to County duties, rights and privileges, including land use and zoning. Must have the ability to coordinate with and instruct other departments concerning legal opinions and policy. 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: 24
Pay Range: $77,531.24 to $117,972.96
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


INFRASTRUCTURE RECOVERY PROGRAM SUPERVISOR - CDBG-DR PROJECT

St. Johns County seeks a Infrastructure Recovery Program Supervisor to be responsible for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG DR) Infrastructure Recovery program implementation and compliance. This is a GRANT FUNDED TIME LIMITED position. Assists program managers with the identification of grant sources for disaster related infrastructure recovery projects, the facilitation of approvals and support for these initiatives, grant documentation and reporting; and monitoring activities. Ensures that all infrastructure records, agency and contractor staff time, expense claims, procurement and management documentation, cost documentation and other relevant documentation is collected and maintained. Verifies the timely complete disbursement of funds, the implementation of program goals and the satisfaction of terms throughout the grant life cycle. Prepares related reports for the department. Provides program information and referral services. Develops and maintains professional partnerships with county, state and federal entities focused on housing initiatives. Provides community outreach to include facilitation of public education and training, as needed. Develops marketing strategies and professional/community partnerships to increase awareness and coordination of available infrastructure related services and initiatives. Assists in the management and development of program budgets, accounts payable/receivable, and revenue and expenditure status and projection reports. Prepares grant and project amendments, as needed. Develops, and delivers of presentations before the Board of County Commissioners, municipal boards and the general public, as assigned. Addresses concerns, questions and general inquiries from the public regarding disaster recovery initiatives. Provides written responses for stakeholder/citizen complaints, as assigned. This position is required to respond and perform recovery duties in the event of a declaration of emergency for St. Johns County or other crisis situations. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs associated duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of state and federal housing and community services, programs, and policies. Knowledge of related federal, state, and local rules, laws, regulations, and guidelines. Knowledge of project management principles, practices, and techniques. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the work of personnel. Skilled in grant, program and budget administration. 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 preparing and administering budgets. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in Urban Planning, Real Estate, Public Administration, Economics, Finance or other closely related field. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. 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. Salary to commensurate with experience; range $45,035.17 to $50,000.00
Pay Grade: 17
Starting Salary: $45,035.17
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR - MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

St. Johns County Management Information Services seeks a Database Administrator responsible for the administration of the county's computerized databases. Installs, configures and upgrades database software and related products. Evaluates database features and database-related products. Establishes and maintains sound backup and recovery policies and procedures. Designs and implements databases. Implements and maintains database security. Performs database tuning and performance monitoring. Performs application tuning and performance monitoring. Performs general technical trouble shooting. Consults with development teams. Creates database objects. Writes database level procedures, functions and triggers. Monitors application related jobs and data replication activities. Assists developers with database activities. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of current information technology trends and solutions. Knowledge of database development and 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 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. Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, free gyms, EAP, Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many more! 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: 21
Starting Salary: $57,648.80
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


HRIS BUSINESS ANALYST - HUMAN RESOURCES

St. Johns County Personnel Services Department seeks a HRIS Business Analyst to be responsible for troubleshooting complex issues and working towards agency-wide optimization of HRIS processes and data management. Maintains HRIS systems through: creating and updating systems records; maintaining data integrity; identifying, researching and analyzing problems; implementing improvements; updating training manuals, user guides, and system tables, codes and security profiles; researching data discrepancies. Maintains enterprise information standards. Ensures compliance and accountability in the safeguarding of confidential and sensitive information. Serves as liaison between the technical requirements of HRIS and the operating requirements of line departments. Provides line departments with technical advice on appropriate HRIS data entry. Provides support and feedback to technical HRIS staff in developing and writing rules and procedures as new HRIS modules are developed. Formulate recommendations, present, and support the configuration requirements of system modules. Assists with the training sessions with stakeholders to facilitate solution configurations and interface set-up. Assists with the maintenance of the Countywide position database. Tracks position creations and changes by coordinating with OMB, the Finance Department, the Personnel Department, County Commission, and line departments' budget/finance staff. Assists with the reconciliation of discrepancies in position data. As assigned, audits personnel transactions by reviewing biweekly listings of all personnel transactions (e.g. promotions, step increases, out-of-class assignments) for assigned departments; resolves discrepancies with line department human resources and/or payroll staff. Assists ERM and Personnel Teams in developing and running monthly, annual and custom reports. Prepares database queries ad hoc reports of personnel data for line departments, the County Administration, County Commission, and public records requests. Collaborates with County business users to identify and assess business requirements, technology needs, and implementation requirements. Conducts implementation analyses. Analyzes processes and operations. Clarifies solution objectives and establishes system specifications. Assists project manager to complete data mapping and system conversion requirements. Assists in administration of Countywide performance management. software system and related processes. Maintains and monitors employees' performance appraisals, appraisal history, and employee supervisor information. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of HCM database design, structure, functions and processes. Knowledge of general human resources processes and procedures within the employee life cycle: talent management, salary administration, payroll operations, time and labor, employee benefits, learning management. Knowledge of information systems and technology principles, practices, techniques, and methods. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs (Microsoft Office Suite, HRIS applications). Must be skilled and proficiency in configuring HRIS/HR systems, HRIS testing and functional validation and documenting business processes and system operations. Skilled in the communication of complex and/or technical concepts and processes using clear, simple language and visuals. Skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports, particularly user tutorials, guides, and other training materials. Skilled in the analysis of problems, the identification and evaluation of alternative solutions, and the implementation of recommendation in support of goals. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and education commonly associated with baccalaureate degree in Computer Science, Business, Business/Public Administration, or closely related field. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the major duties of the position in order to serve as a liaison between system stakeholders, usually interpreted as two or more years human resources experience with at least one (1) year of IT business systems analysis or similar experience. Involvement in past HRIS implementation or upgrade projects, preferred. Equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities to thoroughly understand and perform the major duties of the position. 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: 20
Pay Range: $52,226.97-$65,848.25
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


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
Starting Salary: $49,710.40
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


SENIOR SUPERVISING PLANNER - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County Growth Management seeks a Senior Supervising Planner to provide professional planning support and customer service supervision for the Growth Management Department Trains, assigns, manages, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel for an assigned team. Monitors quality and progress of work. Reviews development applications for compliance with Land Development Code, Comprehensive Plan codes, State Statute and ordinances; provides guidance, and input through the web based application tracking system (WATS). Coordinates the research, preparation and presentation of staff reports for public hearings and other forums; schedules and advertises public hearings; assists county departments with data evaluation. Interprets land development regulations in order to render professional opinions on planning, land use, and growth management issues, and provide technical assistance and guidance to elected and appointed officials, county personnel, and members of the general public. Develops grant applications; writes requests for federal agency technical assistance, as assigned. Serves as liaison for complex projects to advise stakeholders regarding economic development and growth management concerns. Reviews, edits and evaluates staff reports, studies, data analysis and research documents for compliance, consistency, and appropriateness. Prepares and reviews amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code. Conducts field investigations and architectural inspections to verify compliance with existing regulations. Performs or directs research and drafts ordinances in consultation with the Planning Division Manager. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of management methods and techniques. Knowledge of federal, state, and local land development regulations and procedures. Knowledge of building permit processes. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in planning, organizing, 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 commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in course of study related to the occupational field. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with three to five years' progressively responsible experience. Must be able to possess and maintain AICP certification within one year 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: 20
Pay Range: $52,226.97-$65,848.25
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


SENIOR ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN - ANIMAL CONTROL

St. Johns County Animal Control seeks a Senior Animal Care Technician to be responsible for coordinating 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, and evaluates the work of assigned personnel. Schedules associated on-call and shift calendars. 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 and proficiency 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 and training in building maintenance, preferred. 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 in the animal care industry. 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
Starting Salary: $35,181.39
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


UTILITY MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - LIFT STATIONS & LINES

St. Johns County Utility Department seeks a Utility Maintenance Technician to assist in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems at treatment plants and lift stations. Assists in installing, maintaining and repairing pumps and mechanical equipment at plants and lift stations. Maintains assigned vehicles and equipment. Responds to after-hours emergencies. Completes work orders. Assists in the repair of broken water and sewer lines. Operates pump truck, crane truck, and vacuum truck. Assists in maintaining pump station grounds. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of electrical repair and maintenance principles. Knowledge of mechanical repair and maintenance principles. Knowledge of plumbing system repair and maintenance principles. Must be skilled in the operation of assigned tools 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 three years. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida class B ?CDL? driver?s license with ?N? (tanker) endorsement within six (6) months of employment. Until attainment, employee will be classified as ?Utility Maintenance Technician Trainee? and placed at Pay Grade 10. Must obtain class ?C? collections certification by FWPCOA within two (2) years of employment. Upon attainment of certification, employee eligible for $500 annual incentive pay, with an additional $500 annual incentive for each subsequent level of Collections certification. 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
Starting Salary: $31,872.61
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR C - SEWER TREATMENT & DISPOSAL

St. Johns County Utility Department seeks a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator "C" or above to inspect and monitor plant operating conditions; monitor plant processes and makes adjustments as required. Checks pumps and motors for proper operation. Monitors chemical feed pumps and adjusts as needed. Calibrates and verifies meters and outdoor monitoring systems. Maintains log books on all plant functions. Collects wastewater samples for laboratory analysis. Conducts analytical tests on different stages of treated and untreated wastewater. Troubleshoots and repairs plant equipment. Cleans clarifiers, filters, contact chambers and aerators. Maintains plant buildings and grounds. This position will require shift work. Maintains full time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of wastewater treatment system maintenance and operations principles. Knowledge of wastewater spills standard operating procedures. Knowledge of water hydraulics. 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 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 a minimum of one year. Shift coverage will be required. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Must possess a State of Florida class "C" or above, certification in wastewater treatment. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Florida for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Must maintain excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public. Must be able to comprehend, speak, and write the English language. Starting annual salary for Operator "C" is $44,357.03, Operator "B" $46,602.61, Operator "A" $48,961.85 with shift differentials for 2nd and 3rd shifts. An Operator Trainee may be considered at the starting annual salary of $35,181.39 if a qualified applicant for the Utility Operator I "C" or above position is not identified. St. Johns County is a drug free workplace and an equal employment opportunity employer and considers applications for all positions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability or genetics.
Pay Grade: N/A
Salary depending on license
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted