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Chief Plant Operator-Water

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Chief Plant Operator-Water

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 18

SALARY RANGE: $65,116.18 - $78,976.91

QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to the completion of the Associates Degree in water science, environmental science or a related field and five years of responsible water treatment system operation.  Possession of, and ability to maintain, certification as a Grade III Water Distribution Operator and certification a Grade III Water Treatment Operator are also required and a valid CDL driver's license.  A candidate for this position should have a working knowledge of water quality, water treatment, groundwater well operations, hydrology, mechanics, hydraulics, lab procedures, electronics, PLC's and S.C.A.D.A. systems, the ability to prepare accurate reports, and strong computer skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, supervises and coordinates water supply operations within the Portsmouth Water Division; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, outside agencies and the general public; and provides highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Deputy Director of Public Works. Incumbent is responsible for the operation, maintenance and budgets related to the Portsmouth Water Division's water sources of supply, pumping and water storage facilities consisting of a Reservoir, 4 MGD Dissolved Air Floatation Surface Water Treatment Facility, eight individual groundwater wells, booster pumps and water storage tanks. Additional responsibility for other water system components may be assigned to this position as directed.

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 31, 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


(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


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


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