Employment Opportunities

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As of Saturday, April 30, 2016, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

PLANNER - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County seeks a Planner to provide professional planning support for the Countys planning operations that may include current and long range planning activities. The Major Duties are to research, prepare and present staff reports for public hearings and review boards. Reviews development applications for compliance with codes and ordinances; provides guidance and input concerning code compliance. Reviews clearance sheets for compliance with codes and ordinances. Assists staff, developers, attorneys, and the general public with development questions. Performs site visits, posts notice signs, and performs architectural inspections at designated spots within the county. Attends meetings with community associations. Reviews and renders opinions on planning, land development, and growth management issues, as assigned; provides guidance to elected and appointed officials, county personnel, and members of the general public. Reviews project applications, including but not limited to, Special Use Permits, Variances, Rezonings, Comprehensive Plan amendments and Developments of Regional Impact (DRI) applications . Coordinates information and data gathering among various county departments. Writes various comprehensive plan elements. Schedules and advertises public hearings. May be requested to develop grant applications; write requests for federal agency technical assistance and performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of planning principles and practices, state statutes and county codes and ordinances and computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions, the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports and 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. 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 and must be able to operate a computer. Salary commensurate with experience, minimum of $41,443. May be hired as Senior Planner commensurate with experience at minimum of $45,745 to $50,320. 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: 17
Pay Range: $41,443.13
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County Growth Management Services seeks a Construction Inspector to be responsible for the inspection of construction to ensure compliance with construction plans and with county specifications. Inspects surveyed rights-of-way, the removal of unsuitable materials, soil testing, the installation of drainage and utility pipes, and the proper thickness and types of asphalt; checks subgrade and base for compaction and thickness; field checks dimensions on ponds, lakes, slopes and roadways. Provides technical review of as-built plan submittals. Assists reviewing engineers with construction plan clearance sheets, and as-built packages. Performs residential lot grading and drainage complaint inspections. Monitors construction activities in the county to ensure proper permitting was obtained. Completes inspection reports. Completes lot grading inspections; inspects grade work and construction on residential sites to ensure compliance with approved site plans and county specifications. Investigates and develops resolutions for drainage complaints received from the general public. Reviews clearance sheets to ensure that site plans include correct drainage plans. Maintains files and records. Maintains full-time presence on the job. Must have knowledge of hydrology principles. Knowledge of site development principles and practices. Knowledge of construction practices, principles, and regulations. Knowledge of local, state and federal construction codes and 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 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 two years. Must have possession of or ability to readily obtain the appropriate state certification for the type of inspection(s) conducted. 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 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: $39,446.16
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - SHERIFF COMPLEX MAINTENANCE

St. Johns County Sheriffs Complex seeks a Maintenance Technician with plumbing experience preferred to be responsible for the maintenance of all agency buildings, repairs doors and door locks, including cell doors and locks, fabricates, installs and maintains window covers, troubleshoots and repairs video surveillance systems, repairs plumbing systems, repairs and replaces lights and fixtures, completes daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of fuel gauge readings, generators, fire extinguishers, HVAC air handlers, doors and locks, and lift pumps; maintains related logs, makes carpentry repairs, provides assistance to external vendors and contractors, maintains parts and supply inventory, maintains assigns tools and equipment, repairs kitchen equipment, installs televisions, runs electrical and coaxial cable, completes minor construction and remodeling tasks, including dry wall repair, painting, etc. maintains a full-time presence on the job and performs other duties as assigned. Must have general knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical system repair principles, knowledge of carpentry and painting standards. Must be skilled in the use of job-related hand and power tools, skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. 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 two 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 and must be able to operate a computer. Must be able to pass the necessary background screening to work at the SJC Criminal Justice Complex. 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
Pay Range: $32,375.30
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


PLUMBER III - FACILITIES MAINTENANCE

The St. Johns County Facilities Maintenance seeks a Plumber III to be responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of plumbing systems in county buildings and facilities. Installs and repairs faucets, valves, water fountains, bathroom fixtures, hot water heaters, and pumps. Installs and repairs piping systems. Installs and repairs backflow systems. Installs and repairs lift stations. Evaluates and repairs slab leaks. Installs water services. Operates a sewer machine to clean drain lines. Coordinates activities with contractors. Installs and repairs irrigation systems. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of plumbing system installation, repair and maintenance. Knowledge of relevant construction codes. Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems. Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Must be skilled in diagnostic troubleshooting. Skilled in the operation of job-related tools, vehicles 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 having had a similar position for one to two years. Must have possession of valid State of Florida or St. Johns County Class I Master Plumber License (Class II Journeyman Plumber License holders will be considered and placed at Pay Grade 14). 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: 16
Pay Range: $39,446.16
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ASSOCIATE MEDICAL EXAMINR - MEDICAL EXAMINER

St. Johns County Government in St. Augustine, Florida is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Associate Medical Examiner in our District Twenty-Three Medical Examiners Office (St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam counties are covered by District 23). This position will assist in performing the duties associated with medico-legal investigation of death including scene evaluation, investigation, examination and/or autopsy and courtroom testimony. Representative performs autopsies to determine the cause and manner of death. Reviews item related to autopsies such as hospital charts, medical examiner investigator reports, law enforcement agency and postmortem results. Responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations that govern medical examiners in the State of Florida (Florida Statute, Chapter 406 and Administrative Code, 11-G). Investigates unnatural deaths by reviewing scene information and photographs, occasionally responding to select scenes, gathering information and evidence from the body, and assist in taking of pictures. Dictates and corrects written report of findings in a timely fashion. Serves as an expert witness in depositions, grand jury sessions, trials and conferences with attorneys. Participates in conferences with family members, law enforcement, attorneys, and other individuals to provide information on investigations and autopsies. Trains personnel such as forensic technicians, investigators and paramedical staff. Presents lectures for students, officers, and general community. Provides information to citizens, groups, news media and the general public. Review cases that were reported but not accepted by the investigative department. Reviews cremation requests. Will serve on a 24 hour call, rotational schedule for consultation to the investigative department. Responsible for maintaining educational knowledge related to forensic technology and practices. Perform other duties of a comparable level as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an approved school of medicine and possession of a current license to practice medicine in the State of Florida as required by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation. Completion of fellowship training in Forensic Pathology. Must be board certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within two years of employment. Must be board certified by the American Board of Pathology in forensic pathology or board eligible, with certification obtained within two years of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida drivers license. Preference will be given to those individuals who are board certified in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology. This position is 40 Hours per week. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM including weekends/holidays and 24 hour on-call duties. The selected candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening, criminal history and background check prior to start of employment. Associate will be joining a team that consists of a Chief Medical Examiner and administrative personnel. The workload for this office for 2014 was 411 cases. Salary Starts @ $160,000 Annually (Salary depends on certifications and experience) Benefits include state retirement, health, dental, vision and life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave accrual, reimbursement/allowance for training, travel, membership dues and licenses. 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: N/A
Pay Range: N/A
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


TRANSPORTATION PLANNER - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County Growth Management Division seeks a Transportation Planner to perform specialized duties in support of transportation planning efforts. Coordinates and reviews Applications for Concurrency Determination; determines if adequate public facility capacity is available for the proposed development; performs traffic analysis for minor projects, including trip generation, trip distribution, and trip assignment; reviews and comments on Land Development Traffic Assessments for major projects to determine sufficiency of the analysis and to determine if adequate transportation capacity is available. Coordinates and maintains the Concurrency Management System for the county, including administering Article XI of the Land Development Code and tracking all concurrency certificates through completion. Maintains and updates Transportation Analysis Spreadsheet, including reviewing each project for release of reserved trips for build and expired developments; reviews annual traffic counts for quality assurance; reviews annual building permit data; maintains segment growth factors in conjunction with the Transportation Planning Manager. Reviews land development applications for concurrency applicability, site access, and protection of future right-of-way corridors through the development review process; attends Development Review Committee meetings. Coordinates and reviews development agreements, concurrency agreements, and proportionate fair share agreements for compliance with applicable Land Development Code requirements, including scheduling for public hearings, advertising, and staff reports. Provides technical information to the public and other governmental agencies regarding concurrency and transportation planning issues. Assists in the review of traffic analyses for Developments of Regional Impact and Comprehensive Plan Amendments as needed. Assists the Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Transportation Planner with performing Land Development Traffic Assessment analysis, including recommendations to the Growth Management Director and the Board of County Commissioners. The Transportation Planner may prepare and present items 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. Full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of transportation planning principles and practices. Knowledge of traffic impact study methodology and procedures. 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. 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. 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: 17
Pay Range: $41,443.13
Deadline: Applications Accepted Through 05/5/2016


ELECTRICIAN III - SHERIFF COMPLEX MAINTENANCE

St. Johns County Sheriffs Complex Maintenance Division seeks an Electrician III to be responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of a variety of high and low voltage electrical systems. Maintains interior and exterior lighting in county buildings and parking lots. Maintains sports lighting. Maintains internet-based lighting controls. Repairs elevated lights with the use of a high lifts and ladders. Maintains roadway and bridge lighting; establishes safe work zones. Repairs and maintains electrical utility services. Repairs and maintains generators. Purchases supplies and materials. Maintains tools and equipment. Responds to after-hours service requests. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of basic and advanced electrical theory. Knowledge of the National Electric Code. Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems. Performs other maintenance related duties as assigned. Knowledge of department policies and procedures. Must be skilled in diagnostic troubleshooting. Skilled in the operation of job-related tools, vehicles 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 two years. Valid State of Florida or St. Johns County Class I Master Electrician License is required for Electrician III designation. Candidates with possession of a valid State of Florida or St. Johns County Electric Journeymans License will be considered at the designation of Electrician II and will be placed at a Pay Grade 14. Selected candidate must pass a background check by the St. Johns County Sheriffs Office. Must be comfortable working in a Criminal Justice Facility. 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: 16
Pay Range: $39,446.16
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


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.
Pay Grade: 19
Pay Range: $45,745.46
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


PLANNING COORDINATOR - GROWTH MANAGEMENT SERVICES

St. Johns County Growth Management division seeks a Planning Coordinator to be responsible for coordinating administrative functions in support of department operations. Coordinates Growth Management Department reporting across a variety of divisions and sections. Schedules items for review by appropriate boards; prepares related agenda items. Coordinates public meetings arrangements with staff, applicants, and newspaper personnel; coordinates mailings to adjacent property owners and newspaper advertisements. Provides clerical support for a variety of boards; attends meetings and records minutes. Provides staff support for the Planning and Zoning Agency and Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board; prepares agenda and books. Coordinates and prepares the monthly Board of County Commissioners Report. Tracks all applications older than six months; sends written notices to applicants of pending expiration and expiration; closes applications. Fulltime presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of modern office principles and practices. Knowledge of the planning and zoning review process, including local, state, and federal regulations, statutes, and laws. 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 completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. 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 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
Pay Range: $32,375.30
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


COUNTY ENGINEER - PROJECT ADMINISTRATION

St. Johns County seeks a County Engineer to provide professional engineering services in support of county operations and directs the operations of the Engineering Division. Manages the Public Works Engineering Department including the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Traffic Operations, Right of Way (ROW) Management, Alternative Transportation, and Transportation Planning. Researches and prepares recommendations for drainage issues in conjunction with the development review process; suggests recommendations for construction, code compliance, work order, drainage, and roadway issues. Prepares yearly CIP and operating budgets for the Engineering Division. Meets with other county personnel to develop, review, and update existing rules, regulations, ordinances, specifications, and procedures associated with land development and improvement projects; works with local, state, and federal agencies associated with public and private development. Provides expert witness testimony on behalf of the county. Coordinates with state and federal agencies to accomplish coastal engineering, drainage, water quality, and other environmentally sensitive county projects. Ensures that county water quality standards meet EPA and FDEP requirements. Reviews development plans for compliance with codes, regulations and ordinances; reviews comments related to design submittals and identifies design alternatives. Performs studies, analyses, and designs for permitting and construction of incidental drainage and roadway improvements; directs the acquisition of survey data for incidental design projects. Answers public concerns regarding regulations, review processes, and drainage problems. Attends public hearings and pre-construction conferences. Coordinates with Road and Bridge Department to resolve roadway and drainage and other issues. Performs the work of the Public Works Director as delegated in his or her absence. Provides technical oversight of the development review engineering and transportation planning for Growth Management. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of management principles and practices. Knowledge of engineering theory, principles and practices. Knowledge of construction practices, principles, and regulations. Knowledge of permitting agency rules and regulations. Knowledge of budgetary principles and practices. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Knowledge of applicable Florida statutes. 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 a minimum of eight years experiences as a Professional Engineer. Certification as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida as specified by F.S. 336 required. 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 commensurate with experience; minimum of $86,929.76 to $109,601.83.
Pay Grade: 26
Pay Range: $86,929.76
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted