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Firefighter

DEPARTMENT: Fire

POSITION TITLE: Firefighter

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL

SALARY RANGE:Starting Salary $41,156.00 plus stipends

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should possess NH Firefighter Level 2 and NREMT- Advanced or Paramedic certifications. Preference given to applicants on the current State of NH Firefighter Candidate List.


APPLY TO:

Forward letter of interest and resume to:

Deputy Fire Chief Heinz
Portsmouth Fire Department
170 Court Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Or email to: jbheinz@cityofportsmouth.com.

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Please include which position you are applying for.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DATE POSTED12/08/ 2016     CLOSING DATE: December 30th, 2016


Part Time Library Assistant II – Reference Services (20 Hours)

DEPARTMENT: Library

POSITION TITLE: Part Time Library Assistant II – Reference Services (20 Hours)

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:: 4

SALARY RANGE:$16.33

 

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 may include some Saturday and evening hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Answers basic reference questions in person, by phone, using email, etc.; explains the use of the library catalog; helps patrons find books, magazines, websites, etc.  Helps patrons obtain materials not immediately available placing holds, offering purchase requests, and submitting Inter-Library Loan orders.
  2. Registers patrons for use of study rooms, museum passes, library programs, computer classes, etc.; explains applicable procedures.
  3. Follows routines for keeping collections organized—shelves materials, shelf-reads, straightens, counts internal use.
  4. Generates lists according to established criteria for the evaluation and weeding of various library collections.
  5. Troubleshoots equipment, including computers, printers, copiers, microfilm reader-printers, etc.
  6. Assists with special collections, local history and genealogy tasks
  7. Supports other library services and programs.
  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 library use and other reports.

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 POSTED11/22/ 2016     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Part Time Switchboard Operator/Receptionist (Monday and Tuesday (16.5 hours per week)

DEPARTMENT: Human Resources

POSITION TITLE: Part Time Switchboard Operator/Receptionist

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 1

PAY RATE: $15.30 an hour

HOURS: Monday and Tuesday (16.5 hours per week)

 

QUALIFICATIONS:An applicant for this position must have graduated from high school or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED).  This training must be supplemented by two years of office clerical experience and training or experience in the operation of a telephone system or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to greet callers and welcome visitors, officials and employees to the City offices, to help customers locate the service, office, individual and information they need, schedule common conference rooms, provide incidental building security, schedule coverage for the switchboard, assists departments with special projects or as needed.  The position works under general supervision and involves the operation of a central telephone system and voice mail system.  He/she receives and routes incoming calls for all departments in the City, gives priority to emergency calls, answers brief informational questions and performs other clerical work in addition to operating the telephone system and welcoming customers.  This work 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 POSTED11/30/ 2016     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


 

Wastewater Plant Operator I

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Wastewater Plant Operator I

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:: 8

SALARY RANGE:$19.65 to $21.64 an hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have graduated from high school or earned a GED.  Advanced training in wastewater treatment plant operations, pumps, motors or other skilled trade is desirable.  Must have three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment, and the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant, one year of formal training in wastewater treatment, and a valid Grade II NH wastewater treatment plant license or the ability to acquire appropriate licensing within 18 months from the date of original appointment.  Must possess a valid commercial drivers license, class B with Tanker Endorsement and Airbrakes within 6 months, and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict insurability by any insurance carrier providing coverage to the City.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assist in the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, machinery and equipment according to approved performance standards for which the operating unit is responsible.
  2. Treat wastewater, cleaning and maintaining treatment plant facilities, wells, pumping stations and equipment, and tanks.
  3. Perform preventative maintenance and repair work.
  4. Performs routine laboratory analysis for control of treatment process.
  5. Operates the wastewater treatment and pumping stations using the SCADA system.
  6. Performs such 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 POSTED11/9/ 2016     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

 

Intern - Wastewater - Industrial Pretreatment/FOG Program)

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Intern – Wastewater - Industrial Pretreatment/FOG Program

SALARY RANGE:$15.00/hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating System, have a valid operator license and good driving record, ability to pay close attention to detail, ability to work independently, and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  We are ideally looking for candidates with experience or education in Engineering or a related field, ideally in wastewater treatment. Training will be provided.  The duration of this position is undetermined but likely to start in fall of 2016 and extend through August 2017.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The City has an opportunity for an individual to work 24 to 40 hours per week in the Department of Public Works. This position will assist the Engineering division to ensure delivery of treatable sewage from various locations to the wastewater treatment facilities and to enforce related sewer ordinances.  This individual will work under the direction of the Wastewater Project Manager and City Engineer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Reviews the compliance of facilities which generate commercial wastes for compliance to appropriate regulations including the review of records and field sampling
  • Works with the wastewater project manager to issues notices of violations and compliance schedules for gaining compliance.
  • Works with industries to help resolve non-compliance issues.
  • Assists in the development of local limits for industrial pollutants.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records.
  • Performs field sampling for pollutants, interprets results, and prepares reports based on sample results.
  • Performs annual industrial surveys to identify new sources of commercial waste.
  • Develops, reviews, and updates the Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) program, including

inspection of existing grease interceptors and traps and review of waiver requests, to minimize the effects of grease buildup in sewer lines.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

Specific technical questions may be directed to: Don Song, Wastewater Project Manager at (603) 610-7305 or dsong@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 POSTED11/10/ 2016     CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Equipment Maintenance Lead Mechanic

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Sewer Heavy Equipment Operator I

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:12

SALARY RANGE:$50,906.90-$61,746.13

 

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have an Associates Degree in Automotive/Diesel Technology or a related field, and five (5) years of related work experience and supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must hold a CDL Class B license and possess strong knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to assist the Equipment Maintenance Foreman and acts in his/her stead when Foreman is out.  Incumbent assists with technical and supervisory work to provide for the preventative maintenance and repair of the City’s vehicles and equipment; assists in overseeing the daily operation of the highway garage; assigns and supervises staff and equipment as deemed necessary and as directed by Equipment Maintenance Foreman.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Assist in the supervision of the daily operation of the garage; evaluates the condition of the City’s vehicles and equipment and determines the need for preventive maintenance or repairs; assigns or performs repairs using a variety of procedures, tools and equipment.
  2. Ensures for and properly maintains an adequate inventory of parts and supplies.
  3. Performs procurement duties, assists in developing and reviewing bid specification for the purchase of municipal vehicles, processes invoices, monitors budget expenditures.
  4. Assists in the supervision of staff; trains, assigns, evaluates, and responds to employment-related issues or concerns; provides input into the hiring, firing, discipline and promotion of employees.
  5. Assists in the administrative duties of department, including processing and recording payroll and attendance, preparing reports and correspondence, and responding to customer complaints and inquiries. 
  6. Provides or performs all mandatory inspections for vehicles and equipment.
  7. Provides or performs welding services as needed.
  8. 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 19, 2016     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

 


Per Diem Electrical Inspector

DEPARTMENT: Inspection

POSITION TITLE: Per Diem Electrical Inspector

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:13

SALARY RANGE:$33.07

 

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Trades, and a minimum of five (5) years progressive experience in the wiring of residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Licenses and certificates required include: a valid NH Master Electricians License with no violations on file, or certification as an Electrical Inspector by a nationally recognized model building code agency, obtained within one (1) year of hire; and a valid Driver’s License.  A candidate for this position should have strong knowledge of applicable codes and regulations, zoning and other city ordinances; the ability to instruct others in methods and practices, to read and interpret blueprints and specifications; and have good written and verbal communications skills, computer skills, and accounting skills.  A candidate must be reliable and dependable, and have a strong background in the installation of electrical systems and materials used.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Position is responsible for performing technical inspection work for the Inspection Department, including field visits and inspections of electrical 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 electrical systems to determine compliance with applicable regulations, codes, and ordinances, records finding and recommendations and reports deficiencies to design professionals or the Chief Building Inspector as necessary.
  2. Collects fees for services and maintains accountability for monies received.
  3. Reviews plans of proposed projects, provide input and recommendations regarding electrical work as needed; interprets and explains code meanings.
  4. Investigates complaints from citizens regarding perceived violations to adopted City Codes by calling, visiting and inspecting locations in question.
  5. Suggests alternative equipment or plans to bring suspect work into compliance.
  6. Processes and issues permits; records and maintain file of permits issued and their status.
  7. Prepares correspondences and reports as requested.
  8. Responds to inquiries from the public, tradesmen, and contractor regarding permit issues.
  9. Assist with inspections of Fire Alarms when appropriate.
  10. Assists the Public Works Department with electrical designs on projects.
  11. Responsible to perform plumbing, mechanical and building inspections during absences.
  12. Reviews sign applications and issues permits if appropriate.
  13. Closely coordinates work with other departments in related areas.
  14. 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 POSTED09/07/2016      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

 


Communications Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:Police

POSITION TITLE: Communications Supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS: A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related experience in Electronics, Computer Science, Communications or related field, and five (5) years of police and fire dispatch experience, with at least one (1) year as a supervisor.  Should have proficiency in various operating systems. Experience with radio communications, telephone equipment, computer servers, networks and other technical products.  Valid Driver’s License, NH SPOTS certification, meet FBI CJIS certification guidelines as an operator and TAC required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  1. Provides direct supervision of all Communications Division personnel including scheduling, training, and compliance with rules, regulations, maintenance and repair, and standard operating procedures of the Police Communications Systems as directed by the Chief of Police. If necessary, performs the function of Public Safety Dispatcher for Police and Fire.
  2. Maintains the accuracy and integrity of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) program database.  Maintains the geographical database, design unit response areas, and codes as well as performing backups, restorations and rebuilds, and providing user orientation training. Designs and runs Computer Aided Dispatch reports providing analysis of the CAD files as requested by Department personnel and outside sources.  Audits dispatch logs for accuracy
  3. Operates, oversees, and/or assists with maintenance on all equipment supporting the Communications Center including: Police Department security system; logging recording equipment; video and audio monitoring and recording equipment; radio systems: base stations, mobiles and portables, radio computer equipment and other associated radio equipment; weather monitoring station; electrical power devices: uninterruptible power supplies, electrical power supply monitor; Fire alarm monitoring panel; State Police On-line Telecommunications  System (SPOTS) monitors, modem, cables and printers; all telephone systems: both the business phone system, its voice mail component and the emergency phone system; cellular telephones and pagers.
  4. Prepares recommendations for the Communications Center operating budgets. Administers the budget under the general guidance of the Administrative Manager.
  5. Acts as a liaison between the Police, Fire and Public Works Departments with respect to Communication operations; is the liaison between the City of Portsmouth and the communication providers. Serves as the Departmental representative to the State's 911 Bureau of Emergency Communications operations; represents the Department in meetings with other agencies on issues involving emergency communications and operations.
  6. Monitor system databases and audits for data integrity such as arrests warrants, domestic violence petitions, and orders of commitment having applicability in Portsmouth. Researches, manages and deploys new technology for the communication center.
  7. Able to respond to emergencies after normal business hours and on weekends.
  8. 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 POSTED09/16/2016