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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


     

2-Interns-GIS/Engineering Technician

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: 2-Interns-GIS/Engineering Technician

SALARY RANGE: $15.00/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have a working knowledge of Windows 7 operating System, have a valid operator license and good driving record, ability to pay close attention to detail, ability to work independently, in the outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  We are ideally looking for candidates with experience in Geography, Geology, Natural Resources, Water Resources, Engineering or a related field. Knowledge of ArcGIS desktop and/or GPS collection is desirable but not mandatory. Training will be provided.  The duration of this opportunity is undetermined but likely to extend through June 2015 with the possibility of increased hours in the summer months.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:   

The City has two opportunities for individuals to work 20 to 40 hours per week in their Department of Public Works. These positions will assist the Engineering Division and GIS staff in an asset inventory and conditional assessment of public works infrastructure throughout the community. Candidates for these positions will be required to perform field work on foot after driving to the mapping sites.  Additionally, during poor weather conditions, these positions will categorize, scan and then file engineering plans. Both field and office work will provide the opportunity to use and learn the ArcGIS desktop 10.1 application as well as operate a survey grade GPS unit.

Specific technical questions may be directed to: James McCarty, GIS Coordinator (603) 766-1410 or jtmccarty@cityofportsmouth.com.

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 28, 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