Employment Opportunities

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As of Thursday, April 18, 2019, St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following positions.

BUILDING INSPECTOR I - BUILDING

St. Johns County Building Services seeks State of Florida licensed Building Inspectors 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. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. 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. 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 five years' experience or service. Must possess and maintain valid State of Florida Standard Inspector License (License). A candidate may be designated as "Trainee" and placed at Pay Grade 15, if exam eligible, and must successfully obtain License within one year of receipt of the provisional license. An employee possessing and maintaining two Licenses qualifies as "Building Inspector II" and placed at a pay grade 17. An employee possessing and maintaining four Licenses may qualify as "Building Inspector III" and placed at a pay grade 18. 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. Salary to commensurate with experience; may be hired as Building Inspector II or III. Pay Range $41,860.46 to $46,206.11 depending on licensure. 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.
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Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


DISTR SYS OPERATOR III - TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION

St. Johns County Utility Department seeks a Distribution Systems Operator III. This position is responsible for assisting in the installation, maintenance and repair of transmission, distribution and collection systems. Excavating and trenching for making taps and repairs. Assist in the installation of water and sewer service connections. Repair broken water and sewer lines. Vacuum grease and grit from manholes. Assist with utility locates. TV inspection of sewer lines. Maintain equipment. Perform general janitorial and yard duties at maintenance facility. Placement on rotational on-call list to perform after hours work as needed. Full time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class "A" CDL Driver License with "N" (tanker) Endorsement or obtain within six (6) months from date of hire. Must possess State of Florida Distribution Systems Operator Level III Certification or obtain within 2 years from date of hire. License Based Pay - Level C, B or A and placed at grade 13 ($36,096.15), 14 ($37,923.51), or 15 ($39,843.40) respectively. A Distribution Systems Operator Trainee may be considered at the starting annual salary of $34,356.83 if a qualified applicant for the Distribution Systems III or above position is not identified. Must have the ability to operate wellpoint machine, cut-off saw, mower, mug hog pump, pipe and hand wrenches, shovel, rake and various hand tools. 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: 13
Pay Range: $36,096.15
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ENGINEER - TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION

St. Johns County Traffic & Transportation seeks an Engineer to provide technical analysis related to Traffic and Transportation operations, as well as new public and commercial infrastructure development and signalization for St. Johns County. Gathers data, through research, field observations and interview, to capture vehicle-generated traffic data in order to enable safer roadways and enhanced mobility within St. Johns County. Maintains various performance metrics for signal warrants, sight distances, speed zoning, pedestrian crossings, school zones, traffic calming, vehicle/pedestrian volume, turning movement, crash data, among others. Prepares evaluations, assessments, studies, forecast models and related analyses and reports. Develops scopes of services and project outcomes for vehicle and roadway operation initiatives, to include transportation studies, continuing or outside consultant contracts, grants and other related capital projects. Assists Risk Management with insurance claims related to repair and replacement of traffic operation devices. Coordinates technical reviews of infrastructure plans with County employees from Growth Management or other departments, transportation professionals and outside agencies to assess and resolve capacity issues and productivity improvements, ensure legal conformity and incorporate transversal issues. Prepares and reviews maintenance of traffic (MOT) plans for projects involving road closures, lane closures, and detour routes. Assists with developing Intermodal strategies that involve extensions to or linkages with existing infrastructure. Collaborates with Traffic and Transportation Division leaders to propose and refine processes and technical transportation management methods. Shares development and innovation strategies to foster technological advances and improved system capabilities. Responds to citizen and inter-agency inquiries regarding traffic regulations, traffic control device standards, and requests for installations of traffic control devices. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of traffic engineering principles and practices. Knowledge of construction practices, principles, and regulations. Knowledge of with traffic signal and transportation management principles and practices. Knowledge of governing regulations, legislation, and requirements related to vehicle and roadway operational practices (e.g. Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Intelligent Technology Systems (ITS)). Knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the use of project management techniques. Skilled in preparation of written technical reports. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must have knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, or similar field. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the technical duties of this position, usually interpreted to require one to three years of related experience. Must obtain and maintain Certification as Engineer Intern or Engineer-in-Training within one year from date of hire. Employee may be reclassified as Engineer (PE) and placed at Pay Grade 22 if in possession of a current Professional Engineering license for the State of Florida. 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. Salary $56,297.66 to $70,980.61 dependent on knowledge, skills, and experience.
Pay Grade: 21
Pay Range: $56,297.66
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


GIS Election Services Specialist - ELECTIONS

St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Office seeks a GIS Election Services Specialist to provide Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping services. Support the operation of the Elections Department including oversight of the warehouse and voting equipment, and work alongside the poll worker coordinator to ensure elections are conducted accurately and in accordance with the Election Laws of the State of Florida. Serves as a GIS specialist by providing support and maintenance of the GIS Mapping and Voter Registration interface system. Maintains the voter registration street index, geopolitical, and precinct boundaries for St. Johns County. Create and maintain accurate discrete addresses for St. Johns County within the GIS system. Use GIS data to create printable maps for the Elections Office that accurately represents geopolitical and precinct boundaries. Analyze population growth, voter turnout, and other data in an effort to assist with selecting polling place size and locations throughout the county. Add newly built subdivisions, as needed, and ensure data matches county GIS Department. Generate and provide Shape Files for public records requests or as needed for county GIS Department. Work with Census data to ensure block level VDT data has been updated and is presented to the Census Bureau as needed. Troubleshoot address issues as it relates to adding voters to the voter registration system. Maintains a working knowledge of the St. Johns County voting system to include e poll books used. Maintains working knowledge of inventory control and records management procedures. Assists in preparing analytical and research reports, budgets, summaries, and recommendations for the elections budget. Performs records management and data entry activities as needed or required. Maintains a working knowledge of the Florida Voter Registration System. Maintains a working knowledge of the Election Laws of the State of Florida, Rules and Opinions. Works in coordination with the IT, Poll Worker and Operations Departments, as needed, to support the elections process. Performs other related duties as assigned. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills required for working with the public in a responsive, courteous, and professional manner. Developed and mature teamwork skills able to interact respectfully and effectively with co-workers. Commitment to continuous learning. Must possess excellent organizational skills. Ability to analyze technical and administrative problems and make appropriate recommendations which are clear and concise. Ability to perform in an environment of constant change; ability to perform in a flexible work environment. Work extended hours, including Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and evenings. Familiarity with Pitney Bowes MapInfo or ESRI as a foundation. Working knowledge of and skilled with computer, software and equipment necessary for maintaining voter registration records. Working knowledge of office equipment to include, but not limited to, computers, fax and printer. Must be a registered voter in Florida. Must possess and maintain a valid Florida drivers license and be able to meet criteria to drive a county vehicle. Applicant must possess minimum of a Bachelor s Degree in Graphical Information Systems or five (5) years working knowledge with TIGER, city and district boundary line data. Must be able to comprehend, speak and write the English language. SJC Supervisor of Elections 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. This position is being advertised for the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Office. For any information regarding this position, please contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at (904) 823-2238. Salary Range: $42,500 - $54,500
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Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


LIBRARY ASSISTANT I P/T - LIBRARY SERVICES

St. Johns County Ponte Vedra Branch Library seeks a part time Library Assistant I for 23 hours per week to assist with library circulation and other functions of the public library. Assists with providing reader?s advisory, reference and general information to patrons; assists in providing assistance and instruction regarding the use of databases, catalogs, and computer applications. Assists patrons at circulation desk; checks materials in and out; registers patrons; processes hold requests; collects fines and fees. Empties book drop. Collects and compiles statistics. Follows cash management procedures. Assists in sorting donated materials. Assists in cataloging new acquisitions. Assists in the assessment and repair of damaged items. Shelves circulated and in-house materials; reads shelves to ensure accuracy of material placement. Assists patrons with computer reservations and computer operation. Assists in the development of children or adult programming. Assists in developing publicity materials, including handouts and bulletin board displays. Required to substitute in other branches as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of library operations, principles, and services. Knowledge of county and department policies and procedures. Knowledge of customer service principles and project a positive public service demeanor. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the provision of customer service, reference support, and circulation desk services. Skilled in oral and written communication. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent certification. Must have one year of customer service or library experience. College education may be substituted for experience. 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 excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to serve others. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including, evenings, weekends and holidays. 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 employment opportunity employer. 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. Hourly rate is $14.24.
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Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


PERMIT TECHNICIAN - BUILDING

The St. Johns County Building Department seeks a Permit Technician to provide technical support for the building permit process. To assist the public on policies, requirements and procedures related to the building department?s function. Monitors the building permit application submission process, including communicating to interested parties the submittal process and reviewing packets for completeness and compliance with the established minimum standards for procedures, codes, ordinances and statutes. Verifies contractor license and insurance requirements, including proper certification for appropriate discipline and compliance with local and state licensing requirements. Manages database of active construction projects, including monitoring permit applications submitted for review and revision; correspondence with contractors and owner-builders regarding application; and coordinating follow-up. Calculates and creates cashiering open tickets for various county fees. Processes payments through depository accounts in central cashiering computer program. Issues residential building, interior and exterior renovation, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and irrigation permits, notarizes documents and manages active permit files. Must have knowledge of the building permit process, department policies, practices and procedures, legal aspects of building code administration, principles of government regulations, knowledge of computers and job related software programs. Must be skilled in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions, in the preparation of clear and precise administrative reports, skill in interpreting and explaining codes, ordinances, statutes and laws governing the construction industry and skilled in oral and written communication. Must have the ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with high school education or equivalent. 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 specialized training in the field of work 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 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: 12
Pay Range: $34,356.83
Deadline: Applications Currently Accepted


ROADS&BRIDGES SUPRINTNDT - ROAD & BRIDGES

St. Johns County Road and Bridge Department seeks a Superintendent to be responsible for planning, coordinating, and providing technical and administrative oversight for the construction, inspection, repair and maintenance of county roadways, bridges and drainage systems. Implements the Road and Bridge Safety Program. Oversees assigned maintenance and in-house road maintenance and road and bridge construction projects. Maintains responsibility for analyzing and inspecting roads and bridges; estimating and allocating necessary resources; developing budgetary estimates; and preparing requests for proposals or other related reports. Oversees the selection and distribution of resources; the calculations for road, bridge and drainage materials or equipment; and the training, instruction and supervision of assigned personnel. Assists with the computerized maintenance management system, through verifying relevant data submissions for work orders and progress notes; creating records associated with public inquiries and concerns; and providing related training and direction to assigned personnel. Develops, prioritizes, coordinates and tracks roadway maintenance, repair and construction activities. Assists in the interviewing and hiring process. Trains personnel in setting grades, material selection, road building and paving operations. Participates in the department?s annual budget process. Makes recommendations for the division?s annual budget. Coordinates equipment procurement needs for the annual budget process. Responds to complaints and concerns for other county departments or the general public. Reviews plans submitted by county departments and assists with progressive and final inspections. Ensures road and bridge projects are in compliance with engineered plans, specifications, quality standards, county ordinances, and regulatory permits. Develops and reviews bid documents for roadway maintenance, construction, materials procurement, and debris removal. Attends and conducts safety and other training exercises. Responds to after-hours emergencies. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of management methods and techniques. Knowledge of road and bridge construction and maintenance principles, methods, practices, materials and equipment. Knowledge of federal, state and local rules, regulations, laws and ordinances pertaining to public works operations. Knowledge of budgetary principles and practices. Knowledge of project management principles, theories, methods, 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 the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions. Skilled in the reading and interpretation of road and bridge plans. Skilled in determining project cost estimation of personnel, materials, and equipment requirements. 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 an associate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field. Bachelors degree preferred. Must have experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with ten or more years of progressively responsible experience or service including three to five years experience in a supervisory capacity. 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: 21
Pay Range: $56,297.66
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: $43,979.66
Deadline: Applications Accepted thru April 25, 2019