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Part Time Senior Services Assistant

DEPARTMENT:Senior Services

SALARY :$10.00 per hour

The City of Portsmouth's Senior Services Center has openings for assistants.  The successful candidates will have a positive attitude, the ability to work independently and adjust to situations as they arise.  They will be responsible for assisting with the overall site operation.  Specifically:

  • Positively interact with customers, program instructors, staff, volunteers and other building tenants.
  • Help set up/break down rooms between programs (tables and chairs are on wheels)
  • Organizing and cleaning as necessary
  • Establish and maintain relationships with customers
  • May supervise volunteers
  • Answer phones, light computer work
  • Become a resource of information for customers
  • Assist with the development of activities, programs and other special events associated with the Senior Activity Center (some programs and activities may occur off site).
  • Flexibility with schedule (Center's hours of operation are 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday; some activities may occur outside the Center's normal operating hours including Supper Club and Walking Club).

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 610 - 7270

Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form


Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTEDJuly 3, 2014    

 


 

Laborer-Water & Sewer

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: Laborer-Water & Sewer

SALARY RANGE:$32, 111 to $38,949

QUALIFICATIONS/DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Laborer for the Water/Sewer Department to perform routine semi-skilled indoor/outdoor maintenance/construction work including municipal, water, sewer, drainage, and other maintenance and construction work. Operates vehicles, services, cleans vehicles/ equip. Installs and repairs water and sewer facilities and lines. Assists in the installation, maintenance and repair of water and sewer facilities.  Working knowledge of how to care for, operate & use tools & equip.  Must possess valid Class B driver's license.  Must possess a NH Water Distribution License Grade I and a NH Sewer Collection license Grade I, or the ability to acquire appropriate licensing within eighteen (18) months from date of hire.  EOE

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 610 - 7270

Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form


Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTEDMay 19, 2014    

 


 

Parking Attendant 25 Hours a week

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Parking Attendant –25 Hours a week

SALARY RANGE:$12.74 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or have a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), previous work experience which demonstrates the ability to work in a positive manner with customers, have a valid drivers license, and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict bonding by any carrier or agent providing coverage to the City.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Loads ticket dispensing machines.  Maintains ticket control records. Checks parking control equipment for proper operation, and advises supervisor of required maintenance. Maintains a working knowledge of booth equipment, ticket spitters, gates and parking garage software. Calculates parking duration and the appropriate parking fee.  Receives cash payments and provides the proper change due.  Verifies parking permit validity.  Performs fee collection daily cash proofs as required.  Inspects the assigned facility for parking space availability, proper vehicle parking, and general cleanliness. Looks for inappropriate customer behavior or other suspicious activity and reports same to the police according to proscribed procedures. Posts and otherwise directs customers to the closest available parking.  Removes and appropriately disposes of trash and debris.  Observes, corrects, and reports problems experienced by customers in their use of the parking facility.  Cleans and performs light maintenance to parking attendant booths, storage and common service areas including light bulb replacements, incidental painting, sweeping, shoveling snow from entrances and walkways, and applying deicing chemicals.  Advises supervisor of other required facility maintenance e.g., elevator repairs, surface repairs, potential hazards, space striping, and refurbishing stairwells, waiting areas, etc.  Provides directions to customers, when asked and if known, of other parking availability, to commercial establishments, to tourist attractions, and the proper procedures for paying parking fines or how to appeal citations. Is the lead attendant responsible for all cashier functions in the absence of the Parking Garage Supervisor. Assists the Parking Garage Supervisor in training new employees. Performs other duties as may be assigned.

 

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 610 - 7270

Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form


Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTEDMay 14, 2014    

CLOSING DATE: May 23, 2014


Admin Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Finance

POSITION TITLE:Admin Clerk

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:7

SALARY RANGE:$35,365 to $42,884

QUALIFICATIONS:An applicant for this position must have graduated from high school, or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), and received additional training in business subjects, typing, shorthand, secretarial activities and training.  Applicant must be computer literate with demonstrated knowledge in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel software packages. Four or more years of progressively responsible clerical experience is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Candidates with additional two years of full time training in business courses beyond high school are preferred.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to produce clerical work products and services exercising extensive independent responsibility and customer contact and working under general direction.  The work involves clerical, secretarial and administrative office duties of significant difficulty including independently maintaining and/or supervising the maintenance of financial, personnel, insurance and other records, transcribing and producing customer quality correspondence and other routine documents.  Acts as a liaison with other City departments and divisions. The work requires taking considerable initiative and exercising independent judgment and a detailed understanding of and ability to carry out the administrative processes implemented by the office by performing highly responsible and complex clerical and administrative work.  He/she relieves managers and/or administrative professionals from administering the details of matters handled by the department or office e.g., the weekly, monthly and annual accounting cycles, records management, annual administrative calendar or other due process or permit application filing, technical and board review.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 610 - 7270

Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form


Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTEDApril 29, 2014     

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled

 


Water & Sewer Billing Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Finance

POSITION TITLE: Water & Sewer Billing Clerk

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:5

SALARY RANGE:$32,121 to $38,939

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicant must have graduated from high school or equivalency.  Three or more years exp. in accounting, billing, financial transaction processing and record keeping or equivalent combination of training & experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Produces accounts receivable billing by establishing and maintaining all customer accounts, receiving and entering all electronic and manual meter readings and performing all computer based and clerical cycle billing production work.  Verifies the accuracy of submitted billing information.
  2. Answers telephone and in-person inquiries, service requests and complaints from customers in a helpful, courteous and efficient manner.  Ascertains the nature of the inquiry, service request or complaint.  Answers questions requiring an extensive knowledge of the City's water tariff, rules, regulations, policies, ordinances and State laws pertaining to the utilities.  Those customers requiring assistance beyond the individual's knowledge or experience or who persist in being unpleasant are referred to his/her supervisor.
  3. Administers special collection procedures such as estimate bills, delinquent notices, payment plans and water service shut offs, documentation of liens, bankruptcy discharges.
  4. Works with other departments to locate potential problems and other sources of income within the city functions.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 610 - 7270

Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form


Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTEDMarch 28, 2014     

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Environmental Compliance/Pretreatment Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Environmental Compliance/Pretreatment Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:15

SALARY RANGE:$55,204 to $66,944

QUALIFICATIONS:A bachelor's degree in engineering, science, environmental studies, PE or EIT licensing or a comparable degree and/or experience is preferred. Knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewer collection systems is desired. Familiarity with mathematical concepts and calculations related to wastewater treatment, water and sewer system pipeline design and specifications; proficiency in organizing technical materials, writing letters, and project management; ability to read, interpret, and understand regulations and laws related to water quality and wastewater treatment are required. Familiarity with water and wastewater sample collection and analysis is required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The Environmental Compliance / Pretreatment Coordinator (ECPC) is in charge of implementing the City's Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) by managing the daily activities of the program and coordinating the efforts with other staff members assigned to support the program.  In addition, the ECPC is responsible for ensuring City compliance with various US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NH Department of Environmental Service (DES) regulatory programs including the National Pollutant Elimination Discharge Elimination System permit Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase 2 Stormwater Permit

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 610 - 7270

Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form


Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTEDApril 9, 2014    

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Human Resources Administrator

DEPARTMENT:Human Resources

POSITION TITLE: Human Resources Administrator

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:13

SALARY RANGE:$50,119-$60,763

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree; and three (3) to five (5) years of Human Resources experience, preferably in public sector and working in a union environment. PHR or SPHR certification preferred.  A candidate for this position should have a thorough knowledge of all state and federal employment laws, principles and practices of public administration; the ability to work independently, ability to deal with stressful situations; ability to meet different situations with a practical and logical approach; the ability to communicate verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, labor unions and the general public; and have strong, analytical, and computer skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Position collaborates with and supports the Human Resources Director in planning, organizing, directing, and implementing a comprehensive citywide human resources program.  Performs managerial work in a variety of human resources disciplines, with a specific focus on benefits and compensation program oversight.    Collaborates with the Director to design and implement human resources program in support of the city's vision, goals and objectives. 
     Essential Functions

  1. Assists the Director in the day-to-day operations of the City's Human Resources programs, including the areas of recruitment and selection, employee and labor relations, benefit plan development and administration, classification and compensation, training, safety and organizational development.
  2. Continually analyze and evaluate human resources policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure alignment with city goals; collaborate with the Director and managers and develop recommendations for policy and system improvements.
  3. Monitor state and federal employment legislation and oversee compliance.
  4. Assist in monitoring and managing the classification and compensation programs for the city including but not limited to; updating salary schedules, processing step increases, managing the position classification system, writing and/or updating job descriptions, and track probationary employees.
  5. In collaboration with City management, investigate and evaluate human relations and work related problems to determine effective remediation techniques and recommend employee disciplinary actions consistent with City policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
  6. Manage workers' compensation program. Maintain workers' compensation, records/claims including, return-to-work programs and efforts. Prepare necessary reports. Advise City departments of claim status as needed. Serve on the Joint Management/Labor Committee. Provide guidance in the area of Safety and Risk Management.
  7. Administer FMLA and advise staff on leave laws.
  8. Oversee citywide training and staff development.  Foster educational opportunities and identify training needs.  Develop and conduct training programs and/or contract with outside providers for programs.
  9. Assists in the administration of the City's recruiting and employment processes.  Provides direction and support to City departments to attract, retain and develop quality employees in compliance with federal and state laws, and City regulations, and policies.
  10. Interpret collective bargaining agreements, assure consistency in enforcement, administers grievance procedures and assist/advise/research all operation levels on labor relations activities/matters.
  11. Supervises the switchboard operation including scheduling and training staff.
  12. Develops and prepares correspondence and reports as needed.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

Dianna Fogarty
Human Resources Director
City of Portsmouth
1 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 610 - 7270

Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form


Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTEDJanuary 15, 2014     

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled