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Laborer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Laborer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 5

SALARY RANGE: $15.44 to $18.73

QUALIFICATIONS/DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Laborer for the Highway Department to perform unskilled and semi-skilled municipal building, water, sewer, road, drainage, and other maintenance and construction work such as snow and ice control operations, street cleaning, seasonal clearing and cleaning operations; water, sewer, road, and drainage systems and facilities maintenance, repair, and construction; trench hand grading and pipe laying; curb laying, street repairs and paving; improving traffic and pedestrian access and sight distances; grounds maintenance, vegetation trimming, cutting, and removal; back filling, loading, and transporting;   Operates vehicles, services, cleans vehicles/equip.  Working knowledge of how to care for, operate & use tools & equip.  Must posses valid Class B driver's license or acquire within 6 months of hire.

The detailed job description is located in the Human Resources office.

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 18, 2015  

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Custodian Monday-Friday (11:00 pm to 7:00 am)

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Custodian Monday-Friday (11:00 pm to 7:00 am)

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 4

SALARY RANGE: $16.20 to $17.84

QUALIFICATIONS:An applicant for this position must have a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency diploma (GED) and at least one year of work experience.  Previous custodial experience is desirable.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to maintain public buildings and grounds under his/her care in a safe, clean, sanitary, neat appearing, comfortable and fully functioning condition for use by its occupants.  These objectives are accomplished by performing routine maintenance work in operating building mechanical and electrical systems; repairing other building systems such as doorways, windows, locking devices, pumps, and plumbing fixtures; refinishing ceiling, wall and floor surfaces; maintaining trees, shrubs, grass and other plants adjacent to assigned buildings and performing all types of custodial work responsive to the needs of building occupants, weather conditions and special building uses or features such as gyms, pools, auditoriums and related equipment.  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 POSTEDMarch 13, 2015  

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


 

Community Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Community Development

POSITION TITLE: Community Development Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 13

SALARY RANGE: $51,131- $61,991

QUALIFICATIONS: A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or Community and Economic Development, and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in community development, economic development, housing, and/or grants management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with CDBG administration, Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report and a Consolidated Plan, Integrated Disbursement Information System (IDIS) preferred. A valid driver's license is required for this position.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Position is responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of specialized Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded and other grant funded housing, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, public facility, and social service programs; and is responsible for the overall administration of the City's CDBG program, particularly with regard to federal reporting and planning requirements, policy development, and the annual budget making and public participation processes.

  1. Prepares and administers program/project budgets; regularly reviews and assesses program/project compliance with budgeted line items, existing Federal, State, and City fiscal policies and the City Administrative Code. .
  2. Develops and administers guidelines and policies for CDBG funded programs and related Community Development programs in accordance with federal regulations and policies and assures adherence to appropriate federal, state, and local regulations in the implementation of programs.
  3. Prepares annual consolidated CDBG plan grant application, including performance reports, and supporting planning documents to be submitted to the Department of U.S. Housing and Urban Development. Utilizes HUD-supported reporting mechanisms including IDIS and Heroes..
  4. Designs and implements the public participation processes for CDBG-funded and other grant funded programs; prepares presentations and disseminates information.
  5. Coordinates projects with other departments and serves as a resource to other departments.
  6. Prepares, administers, and oversees bid documents and contracts for CDBG funded activities; actively pursues other sources of funding

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 5, 2015  

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


(3) Administrative Clerks

DEPARTMENT: Public Works, Finance and Human Resources

POSITION TITLE: (3) Administrative Clerks

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 7

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

QUALIFICATIONS:An applicant for this position should have an Associate's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or other related field.   Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Suite and databases. Four or more years of progressively responsible clerical and bookkeeping experience is required.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintains and/or supervises the maintenance of departmental, financial, personnel and other records including but not limited to payroll, attendance, accounts payable, automobile registration, billing, receivables, water meter replacement, and repairs.
  2. Prepares bank deposits.
  3. Prepares, produces, and presents bid specifications.
  4. Prepares committee agendas, attends meetings, takes minutes, and completes other administrative tasks related to the committee.
  5. Maintains current and archive business office records, utilizes Vueworks, Pentamation, and maintains department project database.
  6. Answers telephone and in-person inquiries, service request, complaints and correspondence from customers in a helpful, courteous, and efficient manner.  Requests operating units to respond appropriately to customer concerns and verifies the response provided.
  7. Provides clerical and secretarial support to multiple managers or administrators.
  8. Prepares, transcribes and produces correspondence, reports, and other documents.
  9. Fills in as Dispatcher/Switchboard operator.
  10. Prepares requisitions, purchase orders, payroll authorizations, and routine reports.  Verifies accuracy, receives goods and services ordered, and distributes costs.
  11. Researches office records and prepares moderately complex reports.
  12. Inventories office supplies and equipment; prepares and submits orders for purchase/repair to include annual cost saving bulk purchases.
  13. Collects information and data through the phone and mail surveys and assembles information for use by his/her supervisor.
  14. Performs or assists with other job functions in the offices where assigned during employee absences and busy periods.
  15. 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 POSTEDMarch 10, 2015  

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Library Assistant I, Youth Services (20 hours per week)

DEPARTMENT: Library

POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant I, Youth Services (20 hours per week)

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 2

SALARY RANGE: $14.26

QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates should have proficiency and experience in the required skills, tasks and functions at a library or other work setting. A working knowledge of the principles and practices in one or more areas within the library; proficiency using information technology in assigned functions, including Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Publisher; familiarity with website management and social media tools; knowledge of Windows operating systems and basic information troubleshooting techniques; familiarity with mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets and eReaders. Ability to provide assistance in locating relevant print, media and other materials to meet the intellectual, business, academic, cultural and entertainment needs of customers. Knowledgeable about issues related to child development. Strong personal example to provide a high level of service to customers. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City officials. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing skills development and the judgment and public relations skills to deal appropriately with people.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:   The purposes of this position are to perform a wide range of departmental tasks and provide a wide range of library services to patrons primarily in the Youth Services area of the library, but elsewhere as needed or assigned; utilize the library's integrated library system software, especially the circulation module, to answer patron questions, update records, place holds for items and more; assist patrons with use of technology tools including public computers, self-check stations, printers, and iPads; assist with collection maintenance including keeping collections and displays neat, clean and well organized; keep usage statistics on a daily basis; assist with development of program ideas and program implementation; serve at the library's Welcome Desk as assigned; answer phone calls and respond to patron inquiries; update records in the library's calendar and room management software, EventKeeper; contribute to the department's social media efforts; update Youth Services web pages; participate in library wide committees; create timely material lists and maintain booklist files; assist with coordination of exhibits in display cases; maintain the Child & Family section of the library's community bulletin board; create dynamic, interesting, eye-catching, timely displays; teach computer classes; and lead book discussions.

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 POSTEDFebruary 25, 2015  

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


 

Firefighter

POSITION TITLE: Firefighter

SALARY RANGE: $39,365          

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants should possess NH Firefighter Level 2 and NREMT- Advanced or Paramedic certifications. Preference given to Lateral Transfers and applicants on the current State of NH Firefighter Candidate List. Starting Salary $39,365 plus stipends. Forward letter of interest and resume to Fire Chief Achilles, Portsmouth Fire Department, 170 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 or email to: seachilles@cityofportsmouth.com.

DATE POSTEDFebruary 23, 2015 

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Construction Project Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Construction Project Coordinator

SALARY RANGE: $51,332.90 to $62,289.49

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering, engineering technology, surveying or a related field and not less than three years' experience in one or more areas within civil engineering, preferably municipal experience.  The applicant must be able to perform basic engineering calculations for civil engineering work.  Applicants should also be proficient in all facets of the Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Ability to use AutoCAD or Carlson civil engineering, GIS and GPS software and equipment is preferred. Engineer in Training or better certification; NHDOT LPA Certification and Hazwoper emergency responder training preferred. Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:   

The purpose of this position is to implement and manage ongoing and single occurrence projects by drawing up and/or preparing plans, specifications, bid packages and other associated requirements, estimating job costs, analyzing data, assisting in proposal review, monitoring project schedule compliance, inspecting work in progress and providing for corrective actions and value engineering as warranted.  This position, under supervision, has responsibility for public works facility, roadway, and utility projects such as building, paving, sidewalk, lighting, streetscape, utility, roadway, and other projects, as well as coordination with private and public utilities, other City departments.  The position will also assist with ADA compliance, contractor permitting and coordinating with regulatory agencies.  Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and achieved results.

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 POSTEDFebruary 10, 2015 

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Per Diem Plumbing Inspector

DEPARTMENT: Inspection

POSITION TITLE: Per Diem Plumbing Inspector

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 13

SALARY RANGE: $31.79 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.
  1. Collects fees for services and maintains accountability for monies received.
  1. Reviews plans of proposed projects, provides input and recommendations regarding plumbing and mechanical work as needed; interprets and explains code meanings.
  1. Investigates complaints from citizens regarding perceived violations of the City's adopted codes by calling and visiting locations in question.
  1. Suggests alternative equipment or plans to bring suspect work into compliance.
  1. Processes and issues permit; records and maintain file of permits issued and their status.
  1. Prepares reports as requested.
  1. Attends meetings with tenants, builders, and other inspectors, as required.
  1. 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 26, 2015 

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