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Assessing Technician

DEPARTMENT: Assessing

POSITION TITLE: Assessing Technician

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:7

SALARY RANGE:$39,189-$47,490

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have a High School diploma or GED; Associates Degree preferred.  Two years' experience in assisting with property appraisals or in a field which shall provide experience in applying the basic knowledge of property values and appraisal theories.  One year's experience exercising general office skill, including computer usage and public relations; or any equivalent combination of education experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities in the assessing field.  Licenses/certificates required for position Include: a valid driver's license, and be able to pass the New Hampshire State Statute exam.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Assessor and Deputy Assessor performs various routine and complex clerical tasks in support of departmental operations

  1. Responsible for reading and interpreting deeds received from the registry, entering ownership and sales information into the CAMA system and reviews deeds for any other necessary changes.
  2. Assists the public in explaining abatement process, appraisal cards, directing public to the appropriate departments, inquiries and policies.
  3. Receives and processes abatement applications according to policies and procedures; routes applications to the City Assessor, completes granted applications; generates a report of all granted abatement listings totals; notifies applicant by letter of denial or grant.
  4. Prepares supplemental reports and disperses to appropriate personnel; enters and retrieves technical information from a computer in order to perform research, update records, process transactions, or respond to request for information.
  5. Processes Board of Tax & Land Appeals and prepares reports required for Superior Court.
  6. Prepares jeopardy assessment supplement billing; processes current use/current use releases; prepares and processes elderly tax lien information.
  7. Interacts with staff from other departments, elected officials, and the general public in person or by telephone in order to respond to inquiries, receive complaints, and resolve problems.
  8. Assists taxpayers in claiming exemptions by obtaining and processing information, notifies eligible applicants of exemption status.
  9. Prepares warrants for supplemental billings for various businesses.
  10. Responsible for proving abatements and supplemental totals for month end with the Tax Collector's Office; updating CAMA System; processing and dispersing incoming mail; prepares and maintains payroll records; prepares and maintains records pertaining to accounts payable.
  11. Responsible for requesting and receiving documentation from taxpayers annually regarding exempt property, reviews and verifies applications for accuracy.
  12. Maintains permanent record card file for property including collected data and calculated cost with depreciation, current market and assessed value considered.
  13. Gathers information for property appraisal data from property owners, building contractors, real estate agents, attorneys, bankers and public officials.
  14. Maintains office budget; petty cash; verifies costs against monthly operating reports.
  15. Orders supplies and equipment for the office by preparing requisitions and purchase orders, and interacting with vendors regarding specifications and availability of supplies and equipment.
  16. Assists in preparing, maintaining, and updating property inspection cards, legal descriptions maps and property owner address/records.
  17. . 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 POSTED06/15/2016      

 


 

Part-Time Parking Attendant/Security Guard (24 hours a week) 7pm-3am Saturday-Monday)

DEPARTMENT: Public Works-Parking and Transportation

POSITION TITLE: Part-Time Parking Attendant/Security Guard (24 hours a week) 7pm-3am Saturday-Monday

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 2

SALARY RANGE:$14.38

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 driver's license, and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict bonding by any carrier or agent providing coverage to the City.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Working Hours will be 7pm-3am, Saturday-Monday.
1.Loads ticket dispensing machines. Maintains ticket control records. Checks machines for proper operation, and advises his/her supervisor of required maintenance, assists patrons in the use of machine.

2.Calculates parking duration and the appropriate parking fee.  Receives cash payments.  Calculates and provides the proper change due.  Verifies parking permit validity.  Performs fee collection daily cash proofs as required.


3.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, appropriately corrects, and reports problems experienced by customers in their use of the parking facility.


4.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 his/her supervisor of other required facility maintenance e.g., elevator repairs, surface repairs, potential hazards, space striping, and refurbishing stairwells, waiting areas, etc.


5.Performs security patrols by circulating around the garage either using city vehicle and/or on foot to preserve order and protect property.


6.Provide any needed assistance to customers, employees, visitor or the public.


7.Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as property damage, theft, personal injury, issues involving police involvement or unusual occurrences.


8.Enforce city's policies and procedures and warns person of rule infractions or violations.


9.Protect city's property and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment.


10. Notify police of the need for their service.

 

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 POSTED06/13/2016      

 


 

 

 

Part-time Secretary (25 Hours)

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Part-time Secretary (25 Hours)

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 4

SALARY RANGE:$17.34

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position must have graduated from high school or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED) with courses in the use of office computers and other office equipment supplemented by training or experience in basic office procedures and two years of clerical experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The purpose of this position is to provide responsible and varied office support services to administrators and other managers by managing routine communications, preparing reports, producing correspondence and performing a full range of clerical tasks.  The work involves continuing contact with customers, senior officials and other agencies and is performed under general supervision according to general instructions and established procedures.  This position may be required to function as a confidential secretary because of the nature and content of the work performed.  This work is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. 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. Those customers requiring assistance beyond the secretary's knowledge or experience or who persist in being unpleasant are referred to the appropriate responsible person. 
2.Produces customer quality correspondence and reports from drafts or transcription materials. 
3.Prepares requisitions, purchase orders, payroll authorizations and routine reports.  Verifies accuracy, receives goods and services ordered and distributes costs.
4.Sorts, processes and maintains files on correspondence, reports and other materials.
5.Maintains financial, budgetary or other cost control records and prints standard reports.
6.Researches office records and prepares moderately complex reports.
7.Collects information and data through the phone and mail surveys and assembles information for use by his/her supervisor.
8.Answers questions requiring a general knowledge of office procedures, rules, regulations, ordinances and laws.


EXAMPLES OF OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
1.Takes and prepares meeting minutes.     
2.Performs or assists with other job functions in the offices where assigned during employee absences and busy periods.
3.Performs related work as required as well as other duties as may be assigned from time to time 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 POSTED05/25/2016      

 


Sanitation Laborer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Sanitation Laborer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 6

SALARY RANGE:$17.84 - $19.65

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), must possess or obtain within 6 months, a valid Class B commercial driver's license, a working knowledge of how to care for, operate and use refuse collection equipment and associated hand tools and have not less than six months successful work experience

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The purposes of this position are to pick up and otherwise clear refuse, garbage, vegetation and other debris in all weather conditions from curbs and roadsides and leave collection areas generally clean.  Other seasonal clearing and cleaning operations are also performed.  The work involves constant safety awareness, the ability to recognize and take appropriate actions regarding hazardous materials and to use hand tools. Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.

 

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 POSTED05/25/2016      

 


Wastewater Plant Operator I

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Wastewater Plant Operator I

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 8

SALARY RANGE: $19.65 to $21.64 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants must have graduated from high school or earned a GED.  Advanced training in wastewater treatment plant operations, pumps, motors or other skilled trade is desirable.  Must have three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment, and the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, one year of formal training in wastewater treatment, and a valid Grade II NH wastewater treatment plant license or the ability to acquire appropriate licensing within 18 months from the date of original appointment.  Must possess a valid commercial drivers license, class B with Tanker Endorsement and Airbrakes within 6 months, and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict insurability by any insurance carrier providing coverage to the City.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, machinery and equipment according to approved performance standards for which the operating unit is responsible.
  2. Treat wastewater, cleaning and maintaining treatment plant facilities, wells, pumping stations and equipment, and tanks.
  3. Perform preventative maintenance and repair work.
  4. Performs routine laboratory analysis for control of treatment process.
  5. Operates the wastewater treatment and pumping stations using the SCADA system.
  6. 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 POSTED05/25/2016      

 


Utility Mechanic Tree Maintenance

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Utility Mechanic Tree Maintenance

SALARY RANGE: $18.73-20.62 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), ISA Certified Arborist preferred, have a strong knowledge of tree maintenance, working knowledge of one or more trades and not less than three years experience in tree work, construction or maintenance work.  An incumbent must not be afraid of heights and possess a valid commercial drivers license, class B 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.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purpose of this position is to care for trees and shrubs, including trimming, removing, shearing, irrigating, spraying and maintaining trees.  This position also fulfills one or more of the operational work objectives of maintaining, repairing and constructing City buildings and property, water distribution and wastewater collection facilities and street related facilities or controls requiring the application of specialized skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electricity, masonry, automotive, painting and other general trades and performing skilled and semi-skilled work as required.  Employees in this position are expected to understand project or task objectives, identify and execute the appropriate tasks, use tools correctly and to successfully complete assigned work with minimal instruction.  Work is performed individually, as part of a larger work unit, may involve the supervision of others and requires the use of good judgement.  Supervision is varied.  Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintains trees including grooming, trimming and determining which trees should be cut down.
  2. Removes shrubs and trees using special apparatus including aerial lifts, to climb trees to remove large branches.
  3. Nurture the trees by spraying pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and other necessary chemicals.
  4. Repair the trees affected by natural calamity.
  5. Maintain and operate power equipment, hand tools and climbing equipments used in tree caring.
  6. Performs maintenance and repair work on municipal buildings such as repairing roofs, steps, fences, doors; maintaining and repairing plumbing and heating systems; painting interior and exterior surfaces.  Reads instructions, plans and specifications.

  7. Performs all types of maintenance and repair work for which the individual is trained.
  8. Maintains and repairs damaged or inoperative water meters, hydrants and valves.  Flushes and cleans water or sewer mains or piping, swimming pool filter systems, chlorination devices and pumps.  Appropriately adjusts regulating equipment.
  9. Repairs and maintains a variety of tractors, lawn mowers, rototillers and other small motor or engine driven equipment. May perform minor automotive mechanic work on small and large trucks and other vehicles. Welds, fabricates and performs body work incidental to these functions.
  10. Repairs and maintains outdoor and enclosed facilities such as playing fields, playgrounds, ice rinks and picnic areas. Cuts and grooms grassed areas. Spreads, rolls and seeds loam. Shapes and maintains sports or play areas. Floods ice rinks and controls snow and ice. Operates heavy equipment as required.
  11. Lays cement sidewalks, floors, brickwork, manholes, catch basins and stone work. Plasters and lays block. Maintains traffic control devices such as pavement striping, signs and replacing light bulbs in signals. Performs street and parking garage repairs .
  12. Is subject to call out to respond to emergencies after normal working hours.

 

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 POSTED05/10/2016      

 


 

 

 

P/T Minute Taker

DEPARTMENT: Planning

POSITION TITLE: P/T Minute Taker

SALARY RANGE: $18 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS: A candidate for this position must be able to take precise notes quickly and produce a clear and concise representation of the proceedings.  Knowledge of correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and proficiency in Microsoft Word a must

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to take minutes for various boards and commissions to include, Planning Board, which meets every 3rd and 4th Thursday evening of the month, Conservation Commission, at 3:30 pm, 2nd Wednesday of the month and 2:00 p.m. TAC  meetings (days of the month varies). 

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 POSTED05/06/2016

 


 

 

 

Per Diem Plumbing Inspector

DEPARTMENT: Inspections

POSITION TITLE: Per Diem Plumbing Inspector

SALARY RANGE: $32.43 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have an Associate's Degree in Plumbing and/or Mechanical Systems, and a minimum of five (5) years related experience in the installation and design of plumbing and mechanical systems in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Licenses and certificates required include: valid NH Master Plumbers and Gas Fitters License, with no violations on file, or certification as a Plumbing and Mechanical Inspector by a nationally accredited testing agency, or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire; and a valid NH driver's license.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Position is responsible for performing technical inspection work for the Inspection Department, including field visits and inspections of plumbing and mechanical systems; evaluating systems to determine compliance with applicable regulations, codes, and ordinances; recording findings and recommendations; and reporting information to the Chief Building Inspector for use in issuing or denying building permits. 

Essential Functions

  1. Reviews plumbing and mechanical systems to determine compliance with applicable regulations and codes; records findings and recommendations and reports deficiencies to the Chief Building Inspector, or design professional as necessary
  2. Collects fees for services and maintains accountability for monies received.
  3. Reviews plans of proposed projects, provides input and recommendations regarding plumbing and mechanical work as needed; interprets and explains code meanings.
  4. Investigates complaints from citizens regarding perceived violations of the City's adopted codes by calling and visiting locations in question.
  5. Suggests alternative equipment or plans to bring suspect work into compliance.
  6. Processes and issues permit; records and maintain file of permits issued and their status.
  7. Prepares reports as requested.
  8. Attends meetings with tenants, builders, and other inspectors, as required.
  9. 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 POSTED05/6/2016      

 


 

 

 

Part-time Parking Enforcement Officer (20-25 Hours a Week)

DEPARTMENT:Public Works-Parking & Transportation

POSITION TITLE: Part-time Parking Enforcement Officer (20-25 Hours a Week)

SALARY RANGE: $14.38 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency; and be able to demonstrate the ability to proficiently operate hand held computer ticketing machines at the conclusion of the probationary period.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Work is performed outside in all types of weather and is primarily of a physical nature, requiring the ability to walk and be on one's feet for up to 4 hours and to place a restrictive "boot" on vehicle wheels. Working Hours will fall between 9:00am-7:00pm Monday-Saturday, and 12:00pm-7:00pm Sundays.

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 POSTED04/25/2016

 


Communications Manager

DEPARTMENT:Police

POSITION TITLE: Communications Manager

SALARY RANGE: $63,277-$76,741

QUALIFICATIONS: A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related experience in Electronics, Computer Science, Communications or related field, and five (5) years of police and fire dispatch experience, with at least one (1) year as a supervisor.  Should have proficiency in various operating systems. Experience with radio communications, telephone equipment, computer servers, networks and other technical products.  Valid Driver's License NH SPOTS certification, FBI CJIS certification as an operator, TAC, and NCIC/SPOTS certification. Ability to pass a department background check.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:   Position provides supervisory, technical, and administrative work in the coordination, operation, and maintenance of a Police, Fire, and EMS Communications Center; supervises, trains, and schedules dispatchers and IT personnel; coordinates and ensures for the accuracy of Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD) and overall IMC systems; operates and maintains all equipment supporting the Communications Center and other electronic information systems.

  1. Supervises the daily operation, coordination, maintenance, and repair of the Police Communications Center and IT Systems as directed by the Chief of Police.  These Functions include routine installations of computer version/upgrades onto the servers and work stations.
  2. Provides direct supervision of all Communications Division and Information Technology personnel including scheduling, training, and compliance with rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures. If necessary, performs the function of Public Safety Dispatcher for Police and Fire.
  3. Coordinates the Center's response to disaster or emergencies of a complex and critical nature through direct supervision of work activity.
  4. Maintains the accuracy and integrity of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) program database.  Maintains the geographical database, design unit response areas, and codes. Designs and runs Computer Aided Dispatch reports providing analysis of the CAD files as requested by Department personnel and outside sources.  Audits dispatch logs for accuracy.
  5. Operates and oversees the maintenance and proper operation of the department IT infrastructure such as, servers, interfaces, LANs, WANs, and MANs. This includes but not limited to the upgrades, builds, installs and proper troubleshooting/analysis of computerized systems for potential failures. Install and configure hardware.
  6. Develop department policy and procedures in regards to communications and information technology. Ensure that existing department policies and procedures with respect to communications and information technology are complete and timely.
  7. Make copies of audio and video logging recordings as required for evidence, court, and internal needs.
  8. Assists Personnel and Training Division in the hiring process of new Dispatchers.  Assists with the investigation complaints and infractions of rules, regulations, and policies.
  9. Develop, operate and maintain the department's Records Management and  Computer Aided Dispatch programs, administer system operations, including protecting systems from catastrophic failure; develop and implement security; obtaining, installing and maintaining applications and their upgrade; performing backups, restorations and rebuilds, and providing user orientation training.
  10. Able to respond to emergencies after normal business hours and on weekends.


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 POSTED02/18/2016