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Sanitation Laborer (Tues-Sat 7:30am-3:30pm)

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Sanitation Laborer (Tues-Sat 7:30-3:30)

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 6

SALARY RANGE:$18.29 - $20.14

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), must possess or obtain within 12 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:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 POSTEDMay 24, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 


 

Part Time 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:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 POSTEDMay 18, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 


Principal Planner

DEPARTMENT: Planning

POSITION TITLE: Principal Planner

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:16

SALARY RANGE:$61,449-$74,575

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field (Master’s Degree preferred) and three (3) years experience as a planner in a municipality or state agency; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. American Planning Association membership and American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification preferred.  A valid driver's license is required for position.

A candidate for this position should have extensive knowledge in the following areas:

  • principles and practices of urban land use planning and development;
  • municipal government operations;
  • municipal laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to land use;
  • state and federal laws and regulations relating to zoning, land use and environmental issues; and
  • urban land use patterns, their demands on physical infrastructures and relationship to community and economic development.

A candidate should have the ability to:

  • read,  interpret and evaluate site plans, landscaping plans, utility plans and subdivision plans;
  • analyze building and land use permit applications for compliance with statutory requirements;
  • operate effectively with multiple deadlines and competing demands;
  • communicate effectively both orally (in person, over the telephone, and in meetings) and in writing,
  • prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials;
  • present complex information clearly; and
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people.

Competence with standard business software applications (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, internet browsers, email) is essential. The ability to work with database and/or geographic information system (GIS) applications is desirable.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general direction of the Planning Director this position is responsible for daily administration of the Planning Department’s zoning and land use regulatory review system.  Position coordinates and conducts complex land use regulatory reviews and assesses proposals for land use and development to determine compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, other municipal land use regulations, and applicable state and federal laws.  The work requires examining, analyzing and evaluating facts and circumstances surrounding each application for land use and development; determining zoning and regulatory compliance; and responding to inquiries from property owners, developers, attorneys and engineers.

 

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 POSTEDMay 1, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 


 

 

Library Assistant II Public Services (25 hours)

DEPARTMENT: Library

POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant II Public Services (25 hours)

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:4

SALARY RANGE:$16.33 hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED) and must have a demonstrated interest in library or related customer service work. He/she should have proficiency and experience with office productivity software and a demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, the Internet, mobile and emerging technologies.  Shift includes some Saturdays and evening hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The purposes of this position are to perform Circulation Department (Main Desk) functions, support services, share ideas for library improvements, and 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, maintaining and organizing the library's collections, providing readers' advisory services and showing customers how to use the library’s website, online catalog and some online services
  2. Supports other library services and programs.
  3. Implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.
  4. Collects statistical and other information for library use and other reports.
  5. Operates and helps maintain office equipment and performs clerical work.

 

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 POSTEDMay 1, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Summer Laborer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Summer Laborer

SALARY RANGE:$10.00 an hour

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/QUALIFICATIONS:                  
Full-time seasonal laborers for the Public Works Department to perform routine indoor/outdoor maintenance/construction work.  Operates vehicles, services, cleans vehicles/equipment.  Finalist applicants must complete drug testing. Portsmouth resident preferred.  EOE


APPLY TO:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 POSTEDMay 1 , 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


 

Laborer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Laborer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:5

SALARY RANGE:$15.82 to $19.19

 

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 12 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:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 16, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


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

DEPARTMENT: Public Works-Parking & Transportation

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

SALARY RANGE:$14.67 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-8:00pm Monday-Saturday, and 12:00pm-8:00pm Sundays. 

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:
Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


APPLY TO:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 24, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 


 

 

Equipment Mechanic

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Equipment Mechanic

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:9

SALARY RANGE:$21.13 to $23.27 an hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED) and not less than three years experience maintaining and repairing light and heavy equipment.  The equivalent of two years post secondary training in automotive or equipment mechanics and a working knowledge of computer diagnostics and record keeping or an equivalent combination of training and experience are required.  Applicants should also have a knowledge of a variety of hydraulic systems and tier 4 diesel engines. An incumbent must possess or obtain within 6 months a valid commercial drivers license, class B, have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict insurability by any insurance carrier providing coverage to the City and shall supply his/her own tools.  Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required. ASE Certifications a plus.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to maintain all public works, light to heavy tools and equipment in a reliable and safe condition so as to be available for service according to approved standards.  The work involves performing all types of equipment maintenance and repair work.  This includes performing routine and specialized maintenance for all equipment, maintaining tools and equipment in the most cost effective manner, recording all equipment maintenance and associated costs, using wisely parts and supplies and recommending maintenance and repair improvements to reduce overall operating costs.  It also involves instructing operators regarding proper operating and maintenance procedures and recommending appropriate corrective actions.  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:

City of Portsmouth
Human Resources Office
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 25, 2017     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 


Heavy Equipment Operator I

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Heavy Equipment Operator I (Sewer)

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:8

SALARY RANGE:$19.65 to $21.64

 

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), have a strong knowledge of how to care for, operate and use heavy equipment effectively and efficiently and not less than three years experience in construction or maintenance work.  New hires and incumbents must 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. 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. Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purposes of this position are to perform skilled municipal maintenance and construction work and operate heavy equipment as required to complete work assignments.  Included are assignments such as crew leader, snow and ice control operations, street cleaning, other seasonal clearing and cleaning operations, drainage systems construction and maintenance, trench preparation and pipe laying, street repairs and paving, improving traffic and pedestrian access and sight distances, grounds maintenance, vegetation trimming, cutting and removal, excavating, back filling, loading, transporting and implementing job site and work safety procedures. Regularly operates one or more of the following pieces of heavy equipment: backhoe, bulldozer, front-end loader, roller, snow loader, trucks or similar pieces of equipment. When not engaged in heavy equipment operation, performs various skilled and semi-skilled tasks essential to public works and utility operations.  Maintains work and equipment records.  Operates and checks vehicles and equipment for correct fluid levels, pressures and general operating condition.  Cleans and washes any assigned vehicles.  Services equipment and makes minor field repairs and adjustments.  Reports repair needs to supervisors and mechanics. Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.  Is subject to call out to respond to emergencies after normal working hours, as well as taking on call rotations.

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 POSTED09/29/2016      CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 

   

 


 

Part-time Parking Attendant (20-25 Hours a Week)

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Parking Attendant 25 Hours a week Weekends and Nights mandatory

SALARY RANGE: $12.74 an hour

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 drivers license, and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict bonding by any carrier or agent providing coverage to the City. Weekends and nights mandatory.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Loads ticket dispensing machines.  Maintains ticket control records. Checks parking control equipment for proper operation, and advises supervisor of required maintenance. Maintains a working knowledge of booth equipment, ticket spitters, gates and parking garage software. Calculates parking duration and the appropriate parking fee.  Receives cash payments and provides the proper change due.  Verifies parking permit validity.  Performs fee collection daily cash proofs as required.  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, corrects, and reports problems experienced by customers in their use of the parking facility.  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 supervisor of other required facility maintenance e.g., elevator repairs, surface repairs, potential hazards, space striping, and refurbishing stairwells, waiting areas, etc.  Provides directions to customers, when asked and if known, of other parking availability, to commercial establishments, to tourist attractions, and the proper procedures for paying parking fines or how to appeal citations. Is the lead attendant responsible for all cashier functions in the absence of the Parking Garage Supervisor. Assists the Parking Garage Supervisor in training new employees. Performs 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 POSTED06/10/2016