Employment Opportunities

As of Friday, October 31, 2014, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

ENGINEER (PE) - UTILITIES

St. Johns County Utility Department seeks an Engineer to perform professional engineering functions in support of the county?s utility operations. Reviews development project engineering documents for compatibility with utility infrastructure, and verifies compliance with Utility Standards and local and state regulations. Coordinates and leads meetings with developers and consultant engineers to discuss planning, design, and construction topics relating to development projects. Manages utility planning and construction projects and oversees the activities of consultants and contractors in the construction execution of utility projects; reviews invoices for services from consulting engineers and contractors. Reviews and coordinates construction project plans, specifications, and bid documents for utility planning and construction capital improvement projects; coordinates and conducts meetings with consultants and contractors; prepares and reviews consultant and contractor task orders, proposals, change orders, and contract documents. Prepares and processes operation permit renewals; signs and seals permitting documents; prepares related correspondence and replies to requests for information. Conducts field inspections for development and utility construction projects to verify compliance with plans, specifications and documents. Participates in the development and management of the department?s annual capital improvement plan and project budgets; develops progress and status reports, letters and files related to projects; prepares annual construction and engineering contracts; assists in prioritizing work projects; performs condition assessments and critical evaluations of key system components. Plans, organizes and coordinates a variety of projects, studies, evaluates and reports. Manages design teams for water, sewer, and refuse projects. Performs evaluations of critical engineering feasibility analyses, hydraulic analyses, and treatment and performance efficiency analyses. Provides engineering certification of utility projects and ensures that all construction is compliant with federal, state and local permitting and regulatory requirements. Performs computer modeling of water and sewer systems and provides system connection pressures; evaluates system capabilities for operation and expansion. Prepares Utility Availability letters providing information regarding utility system connection details (i.e. location, sizing, and connection pressures), and coordinates providing appropriate as-built and technical information to customers. Designs in-house construction projects such as lift stations and main extensions. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of project management principles and practices. Knowledge of utility engineering principles, practices, materials and equipment. Knowledge of budgetary principles and practices. 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 a minimum four (4) years experience in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Preference will be given to experience related to water and sewer utilities. Must have experience in design of lift stations, water and sewer force mains, water and sewer plants, computer modeling of water and sewer systems. Must have knowledge of permitting standards and other rules and regulations associated with FDEP and SJRWMD. Certification as a Professional Engineer by the State of Florida as Civil or Environmental Engineer required or ability to obtain such certification in Florida via reciprocity within one year. 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: 22
Pay Range: $57,008.78
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


ENGINEER (PE) - PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

St. Johns County Engineering Department seeks a Professional Engineer to provide engineering services in support of county operations. Manages capital projects from concept through construction; supervises the design process, coordinates permitting, and manages consultants. Reviews and provides comments on development projects as part of the Development Review Committee; ensures proposed projects do not interfere with other department projects. Reviews and provides comments on Florida Department of Transportation projects within the county. Reviews and evaluates engineer submitted design and construction plans. Coordinates with Road and Bridge personnel in the maintenance of county bridges; reviews bridge inspection reports and recommends maintenance on critical items. Develops and reviews requests for proposals to retain consultants and contractors for design and construction services. Provides detailed CADD and GIS design, permitting, contract administration, and project management of capital projects. Responds to activations of the Emergency Operations Center to provide engineering services. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of engineering theory, principles and practices. Must have knowledge of construction practices, principles, and regulations. Must have knowledge of permitting agency rules and regulations. Must have knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Must be skilled in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports. Must be skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering or related 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 or more years. Must obtain and maintain Certification as a Professional Engineer by the State of Florida as Civil or Environmental Engineer 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: 22
Pay Range: $57,008.78
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


NETWORK ENGINEER - MGMT INFORMATION SERVICES

St. Johns Countys Information Services Department seeks a Network Engineer to manage the development, operation, maintenance, repair and upgrade of the county?s information technology networks. Provides project management services and oversights for Network Services group projects; oversees,designs, implements, and manages network integration and installation projects; assists in assigning and leading work; provides guidance with regard to expertise, timeliness, and completion of project objectives; addresses performance issues within prescribed guidelines. Oversees network integration, design, and installation projects; assists in assigning and leading work; provides guidance with regard to expertise, timeliness and completion of project objectives; designs and deploys various networks in accordance with specified requirements; installs network facilities. Provides management support for major network outages; maintains and troubleshoots network hardware and systems for internal and external customers; investigates and resolves network and hardware matters of significance; researches, analyzes, isolates and resolves issues errors; answers technical questions; recommends and implements approved courses of action. Provides security firewall design, implementation, support, administration and management. Develops departmental technical standards, policies, and procedures. Identifies, evaluates, tests and documents new products and provides network problem resolution to create and maintain optimal network solutions that align with new business requirements. Provides regular progress updates. Performs capacity planning and management of all networking related efforts; monitors and manages network devices. Provides documentation of network architecture. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of management methods and techniques. Knowledge of current information technology trends and solutions. Knowledge of network design, operation, 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 and 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 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 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. 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: 22
Pay Range: $57,635.88
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


GOLF COURSE SUPT - GOLF COURSE

St. Johns County Recreation Department seeks a Golf Course Superintendent to be responsible for directing the maintenance of the county golf course. Makes plans and schedules maintenance operations. Administers budgets and makes purchasing decisions. Sets up and supervises daily maintenance operations. Sets up and supervises periodic maintenance procedures, including aerification, verticutting, fertilizing, and top dressing. Applies fertilizers, pesticides, lime, fumigants, and insecticide. Assists with mowing greens, fairways, and roughs. Plans and assists in periodic construction projects, including greens resurfacing, drainage installation, and major irrigation repairs. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of golf course maintenance methods and techniques. Knowledge of soil and plant science and turf grass management. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of job-related tools and equipment. 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 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 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.
Pay Grade: 21
Pay Range: $52,215.26
Deadline: Posted Until Filled


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPEC - ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

St. Johns County seeks an Economic Development Specialist to perform a variety of professional economic development duties including developing marketing presentations and materials, maintaining a County business demographic database, and related reports. Provides direct administrative support to the Economic Development Director and St. Johns County Industrial Development Authority (IDA). This may include but is not limited to scheduling, agenda packets, task orders, contracts, attending meetings, drafting correspondence, developing presentations and reports. Supports the provision of information and referral services regarding economic development, including but not limited to general and technical inquiries from potential and existing County businesses as well as other County departments, relevant statistical information exchange with community partners, and a current and vital web presence. Coordinates the administrative function of the department (may include but is not limited to accounts payable/receivable and budget preparation, and department goal setting and policy development). Coordinates and oversees support for countywide database systems, including but not limited to conducting independent research and analysis, maintaining demographic and economic statistical reports, and other longitudinal studies pertaining to economic development trends. Assists in developing and implementing economic development materials, graphic presentations and marketing strategies, events, and industry trade shows. This includes but is not limited to producing and hosting, and attending special events and trade shows, developing assessment tools for the current business climate, and other projects as assigned. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of county rules, regulations, procedures, functions, operations, and policies. Knowledge, skill and proficiency in verbal communication, in-depth reporting, and written presentations. Knowledge of marketing and event planning. Knowledge of public sector database management. Knowledge of computers and job related software programs, to include graphic design. Must be skilled in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships, interpersonal relations. Skilled and proficient in customer service practices. Skilled in setting priorities for completing projects. Skilled in the analysis of problems and interpretation and the development and implementation of solutions. Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret information in order to formulate conclusions and recommendations. Ability to prepare clear and accurate reports, presentations, and other professional documents. Ability to operate computers and other standard office equipment. Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Public Administration or Business Administration, preferred. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the breadth and scope of assigned projects, generally associated with a minimum of two years experience in marketing, public relations, economic development, planning 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. 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: $38,824.96
Deadline: Applications Accepted thru 11/06/2014