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Chief Engineer

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners
Saint Augustine, Florida
$76,379.99 - $96,300.59 /annually- Salary is negotiable based upon education, skill, and experience.
Closing date
Apr 23, 2023

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St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a leader for our well- established Growth Management Department Transportation Division whose headquarters are located in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida.


St. Johns County residents enjoy a healthy quality of life with many perks including the #1 rated public school system in the State of Florida, miles of beach shoreline, peaceful estuary scenery of the St. Johns River, long established agriculture and equestrian scene, and the nation’s oldest city, historic St. Augustine. In 2019 St. Johns County was ranked the 10th fastest growing county in the United States showcasing that there is truly something for everyone in St. Johns County!


The Chief Engineer for St. Johns County Growth Management Department will be responsible for managing the engineering technical review staff for St. Johns County development. The team includes both engineering staff and inspection staff, as well as supervision of the County’s floodplain management program. Employees work in a team-oriented environment and coordinate with other Departments and Divisions to provide the best services to our citizens and to maintain the quality of life that brought so many to St. Johns County.




The ideal Chief Engineer, Growth Management Transportation candidate must possess St. Johns County’s core values of compassion, innovation, and trustworthiness and must work well in a collaborative team environment. Some of the specific tasks include but are not limited to:


  • Supervise the engineering and inspection staff. Reviews, evaluates and presents technical analyses of applications scheduled for public hearings. Directs the Development Review technical staff in highly complex technical matters concerning plan review and construction inspections functions. Coordinates with Public Works and County engineering staff on matters related to construction and infrastructure. Responds to elected officials on matters pertaining to engineering standards and practices. Attends meetings to discuss project coordination, procedures, and acceptance. Directs all aspects of the county’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Trains, assigns, directs, supervises, evaluates and disciplines personnel. Maintains a full-time presence on the job. Performs other duties as assigned.


Candidates are encouraged to apply if they meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in a related course of study to the occupational field. 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 five to eight years of related experience with at least five years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Must possess and maintain certification as a Professional Engineer by 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.



Candidates may apply through St. Johns County’s Online Application System.


Applications must be submitted through St. Johns County’s Online Application System in order to be considered. Paper documents, emailed resumes or otherwise are not accepted in lieu of an application. All applications must be submitted before the advertised closing date.


St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is a drug free workplace and equal opportunity employer.


All employment actions are taken without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.





The St. Johns County Public Works Department maintains, preserves and protects the infrastructure resources of the County in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Public Works is made up of Engineering Services, Fleet Maintenance, and Road and Bridge.

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