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Wastewater Plant Operator II

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE:Wastewater Plant Operator II

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 10

SALARY RANGE: $40,859 to $49,563

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position .must have graduated from high school or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED).  An applicant must have not less than five years experience in the operation and maintenance of water / wastewater treatment plants, wells and pumping stations and have a current, NH grade III wastewater or water treatment plant license or the ability to acquire appropriate licensing within 18 months from the date of original appointment.  Course work in computers and an Associates Degree in Industry and Technology, or a related field are preferred.  An incumbent must possess a valid CDL driver's license w/ tanker endorsement or the ability to acquire within 6 months of hire and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict insurability by any insurance carrier providing coverage to the City.  Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required.

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DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purpose of this position is to assist the water / wastewater treatment plant administrator in his/her supervision, operation and maintenance of wells, lift stations, plant, equipment and performance standards for which the operating unit is responsible.  This includes functions such as assessing, trending and troubleshooting treatment performance and efficiency; scheduling, information collection and analysis, laboratory testing; treating or providing for the treatment of water / wastewater, maintaining treatment plants and equipment, implementing preventative maintenance programs, supervising operating unit staff in the performance of their assigned work and otherwise overseeing treatment and pumping operations.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Advises of requirements and implements preventative and routine maintenance schedules for all facilities and equipment placed under his/her care.  Provides instruction to subordinates in the proper operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.
  • Takes, monitors, receives and analyzes readings, laboratory and other reports regarding plant and facility operating results and conditions.  Implements corrective actions as appropriate.  Responds to rain storms and other emergencies to provide for the continued operation and protection of facilities within their functional capacities.
  • Confers with external and internal customers, municipal, state and federal officials and consultants regarding treatment plant, wells and pumping station operating requirements.
  • Coordinates functions and activities with other operating units and City departments.
  • Assists with maintaining an adequate stock of frequently used and critical items.  Prepares operation and maintenance records at the treatment and pumping stations.  Compiles consolidated reports and evaluations to facilitate implementing procedural improvements.
  • Develops and implements employee safety and skills development programs and training exercises.  Administers applicable regulations, laws and labor agreements.  Inspects facilities to determine efficiency of operations, cleanliness, and maintenance requirements.  Analyzes, records, and evaluates instrument readings and recommends adjustments.
  • Operates the SCADA at the water / wastewater treatment facilities.  Enters and analyzes operations information on computer based information systems.
  • Performs such 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 POSTEDDecember 19, 2014 

CLOSING DATE: December 30, 2014


Part Time Library Asst II (10 hrs) –Special Collection

DEPARTMENT: Library

POSITION TITLE:Part Time Library Asst II (10 hrs) –Special Collection

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 3

SALARY RANGE: $14.96 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have special library or collection management experience, i.e. general practice and procedures, handling archival materials and assisting patrons. Requires attention to detail with excellent customer relations and computer skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purposes of this position is to support the activities of Special Collections staff and reference desk; provide collection maintenance including filing, indexing, maintaining records, shelving, cleaning, checking item records; creating and maintaining digital content for the library's digital archive, including scanning materials; performing research, and creating metadata; assisting with research queries; writing or assisting with local history blog entries and assisting patrons with Special Collections topics.

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 POSTEDDecember 11, 2014 

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Crossing Guard

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE:Crossing Guard


SALARY RANGE: $13.00 a crossing

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Work is performed outside in all types of weather and is primarily of a physical nature.  Rate of pay for this position is $13.00 per crossing.  Working hours will fall between 7-9 am and 2:10-3:40 pm, Monday through Friday.  Guards will be posted at the following times and locations on school days:

  • 7 a.m. to 7:35 a.m., and 2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - South Street at Summit Street and Lafayette Road at Alumni Drive; (Portsmouth High School)
  • 7:15 a.m. to 7:40 a.m., and 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Parrott Ave. at Richards Ave. (Portsmouth Middle School)
  • 7:50 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., and 2:35 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. - Dennett Street at Franklin Drive (New Franklin School)
  • 8:20 a.m. to 8:50 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. - South Street at Junkins Avenue, Clough Drive and South Street, and Sagamore Avenue and South Street (Little Harbor School)
  • 8:25 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Van Buren Avenue at Fillmore Road. (Dondero School)

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 POSTEDNovember 17, 2014 

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Land Use Compliance Agent

DEPARTMENT: Planning

POSITION TITLE: Land Use Compliance Agent

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 9


SALARY RANGE: $42,153 to $46,404

 

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, engineering, construction management, landscape architecture or a related field and a minimum of two years of experience in zoning enforcement, zoning administration, planning or construction project development, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to ensure that development projects comply with all conditions included in decisions of the City's land use boards. Work is accomplished through review of land use board decisions, site plans and construction drawings; onsite inspections; communication with developers and contractors; and coordination with other City departments including Inspection, Public Works and Fire. 

  1. Reviews building permit applications and plans for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and Site Plan Review Regulations and the decisions of the City's land use boards (Zoning Board of Adjustment, Historic District Commission and Planning Board).
  2. Conducts site inspections and monitors site work and building construction to ensure compliance with decisions of the land use boards.
  3. Assists Planning Department staff in the preparation of reports to land use boards, the City Manager and/or the City Council as required.
  4. Attends evening Board or Commission meetings as required.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned by the Planning Director.

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 POSTEDOctober 8, 2014 

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled

 


Laborer-Parking Garage (Wednesday-Sunday) 11am-7pm

DEPARTMENT:Public Works-Parking

POSITION TITLE: Laborer-Parking Garage (Wednesday-Sunday) 11am-7pm

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

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), have a working knowledge of how to care for, operate and use tools and equipment effectively and efficiently and have not less than two years' experience in construction or maintenance work.  Must posses a valid Class B driver's license or acquire within 6 months of hire date. Additional certifications and licensing may be required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:This position will support the daily operation in the parking garage; police, report and repair maintenance issues; including sweep/vacuum staircases and routinely check for litter. Must be able to operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair parking garage equipment; maintain supplies; respond to customer questions and concerns; assists with preparing, maintaining and performing job site and work safety practices. Perform other duties as necessary.

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 POSTEDSeptember 23, 2014

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Laborer-Water & Sewer

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE:Laborer-Water & Sewer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:5

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 POSTEDAugust 27, 2014    

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled