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P/T Collections Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Tax

POSITION TITLE:P/T Collections Clerk - Monday-Thursday 9am-2:30pm - Friday-9am-1pm

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 5


SALARY RANGE: $16.47 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS:An applicant for this position must have graduated from high school, or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), and taken supplemental or additional training in bookkeeping and commercial subjects.  Must have strong communication, interpersonal and customer relation skills, computer experience and state certification for motor vehicle agent is required within 6 months of hire.   One or more years of experience in bookkeeping or related clerical work is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to perform responsible bookkeeping and clerical work under supervision, collecting most City revenues and applying interest and/or other late payment charges as appropriate i. e., property taxes, utility receipts, motor vehicle registrations, etc. A collections clerk will assist in other related tasks to provide for the orderly functioning of the office. The work involves recurring contact with customers, other employees, officials and agencies. 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. Collects, receives, examines, verifies as to proper form and content, processes, records, posts and reconciles as appropriate all payment types, current and outstanding, to the City e.g., property taxes, motor vehicle registrations, parking violations, water and sewer revenues, interest and penalties.   Prepares duplicate bills and issues receipts as needed.
  2. Answers in-person, telephone and written inquiries, service requests and complaints from customers in a helpful, courteous and efficient manner.  Ascertains the nature of the inquiry, service request or complaint and answers appropriately. Those customers requiring assistance beyond the individual's knowledge or experience or who persist in being unpleasant are referred to the appropriate responsible person.
  3. Answers questions requiring knowledge of state laws, ordinances, rules and regulations and office procedures.
  4. Opens and processes mail.
  5. Posts payments, statements and lists to various computer based or hard copy ledgers, registers, journals and reports.

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 21, 2014 

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Parking & Transportation Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Parking & Transportation Engineer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 16


SALARY RANGE: $59,111 to $71,679

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, Highway Design, and Construction. New Hampshire PE license required, or ability to obtain license within six (6) months of hire.  Should have a strong knowledge of planning and design of traffic flow, public parking and transportation; be familiar with intergovernmental relationships; and have strong communication, organization, supervisory, budgetary and administration skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Position will report to the Director of Public Works and will assist in division level management and administration of the Public Works Department's Parking and Transportation Division; including assessing traffic flow, traffic safety, transportation services and parking services, and working to improve operations; implementing policies and procedures; directing work activities; and supervising personnel.

  1. Manages and administers contracts to design, construct, and operate parking related facilities.
  1. Manages and administers contracts for the city transit system.
  1. Develops traffic and safety improvements to address identified deficiencies in the city.
  1. Manages the City's Transportation Improvement Program as part of the Capital Improvement Plan.
  1. Administers consultant contracts related to traffic and parking.
  1. Develops conceptual roadway and parking designs, scope of work, and Requests for Proposals (RFP's).
  1. Prepares for and conducts transportation presentations to the City Council, Economic Development Council, Chamber of Commerce, Planning Board and other groups as needed.
  1. Addresses residential parking and traffic complaints; corresponds with the public as necessary.
  1. Assists in the development and administration of downtown parking programs and operational improvements to parking facilities.
  1. Assists in the development and administration of the shared-lot parking agreements with private entities and public agencies.
  1. Manages City signing and pavement marking program.
  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 POSTEDOctober 14, 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

 

 


Library Assistant II Emerging Technologies

DEPARTMENT: Library

POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant II – Emerging Technologies

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 3


SALARY RANGE: $29,177 to $35,365

QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates must possess a high school diploma and preferably two or more years of related professional library experience. Candidates should have an understanding of how to use library systems and computers.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purpose of this position is to perform library circulation, children's, reference and technical support services; provide individual and group instruction on using a wide variety of information technology, in particular mobile devices. Remain up to date on emerging technologies that have or may have an impact on the services provided and share ideas for library improvements; to assist in providing easy customer access to needed information and other materials.

  1. Performs circulation responsibilities according to approved procedures e.g., registering customers, checking in and out library materials, processing reserves and other requests, helping physically maintain collections, providing readers' advisory services and showing customers how to use the online catalogue.
  2. Assists in maintaining and helping others maintain the customer registration database, customer materials usage and recovery of overdue items.
  3. Provides one-on-one instruction to patrons on using a wide range of eReader and other devices, including Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
  4. Assesses customer needs in the areas of electronic devices and electronic material delivery.
  5. Provides staff with technical support and consultation concerning digital devices.
  6. Orders, sets up and updates over 20 Kindles and other devices lent out to the public. Purchases and installs new content, upgrades operation systems and updates apps.
  7. As member of the Emerging Technologies Committee, helps develop policies and procedures and leads demonstrations and instructional sessions
  8. Implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  9. Collects statistical and other information for customer utilization and other reports.
  10. Assists customers in the use of the meeting rooms, including equipment set-up
  11. As member of the Emerging Technologies committee, participates in outreach activities.

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 14, 2014 

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


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:$13.82 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.  Primary duty will be placing "boots" on vehicle wheels, Monday-Thursday, 9 am-4:30 pm.  

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 5, 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