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Utility Mechanic Tree Maintenance

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Utility Mechanic Tree Maintenance

SALARY RANGE: $18.73-20.62 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), ISA Certified Arborist preferred, have a strong knowledge of tree maintenance, working knowledge of one or more trades and not less than three years experience in tree work, construction or maintenance work.  An incumbent must not be afraid of heights and 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.  Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purpose of this position is to care for trees and shrubs, including trimming, removing, shearing, irrigating, spraying and maintaining trees.  This position also fulfills one or more of the operational work objectives of maintaining, repairing and constructing City buildings and property, water distribution and wastewater collection facilities and street related facilities or controls requiring the application of specialized skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electricity, masonry, automotive, painting and other general trades and performing skilled and semi-skilled work as required.  Employees in this position are expected to understand project or task objectives, identify and execute the appropriate tasks, use tools correctly and to successfully complete assigned work with minimal instruction.  Work is performed individually, as part of a larger work unit, may involve the supervision of others and requires the use of good judgement.  Supervision is varied.  Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Maintains trees including grooming, trimming and determining which trees should be cut down.
  2. Removes shrubs and trees using special apparatus including aerial lifts, to climb trees to remove large branches.
  3. Nurture the trees by spraying pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers and other necessary chemicals.
  4. Repair the trees affected by natural calamity.
  5. Maintain and operate power equipment, hand tools and climbing equipments used in tree caring.
  6. Performs maintenance and repair work on municipal buildings such as repairing roofs, steps, fences, doors; maintaining and repairing plumbing and heating systems; painting interior and exterior surfaces.  Reads instructions, plans and specifications.

  7. Performs all types of maintenance and repair work for which the individual is trained.
  8. Maintains and repairs damaged or inoperative water meters, hydrants and valves.  Flushes and cleans water or sewer mains or piping, swimming pool filter systems, chlorination devices and pumps.  Appropriately adjusts regulating equipment.
  9. Repairs and maintains a variety of tractors, lawn mowers, rototillers and other small motor or engine driven equipment. May perform minor automotive mechanic work on small and large trucks and other vehicles. Welds, fabricates and performs body work incidental to these functions.
  10. Repairs and maintains outdoor and enclosed facilities such as playing fields, playgrounds, ice rinks and picnic areas. Cuts and grooms grassed areas. Spreads, rolls and seeds loam. Shapes and maintains sports or play areas. Floods ice rinks and controls snow and ice. Operates heavy equipment as required.
  11. Lays cement sidewalks, floors, brickwork, manholes, catch basins and stone work. Plasters and lays block. Maintains traffic control devices such as pavement striping, signs and replacing light bulbs in signals. Performs street and parking garage repairs .
  12. Is subject to call out to respond to emergencies after normal working hours.

 

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 POSTED05/10/2016      

 


 

 

 

P/T 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:

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 POSTED05/06/2016

 


 

 

 

Per Diem Plumbing Inspector

DEPARTMENT: Inspections

POSITION TITLE: Per Diem Plumbing Inspector

SALARY RANGE: $32.43 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
  2. Collects fees for services and maintains accountability for monies received.
  3. Reviews plans of proposed projects, provides input and recommendations regarding plumbing and mechanical work as needed; interprets and explains code meanings.
  4. Investigates complaints from citizens regarding perceived violations of the City's adopted codes by calling and visiting locations in question.
  5. Suggests alternative equipment or plans to bring suspect work into compliance.
  6. Processes and issues permit; records and maintain file of permits issued and their status.
  7. Prepares reports as requested.
  8. Attends meetings with tenants, builders, and other inspectors, as required.
  9. 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 POSTED05/6/2016      

 


 

 

 

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: $14.38 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-7:00pm Monday-Saturday, and 12:00pm-7:00pm Sundays.

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 POSTED04/25/2016

 


Communications Manager

DEPARTMENT:Police

POSITION TITLE: Communications Manager

SALARY RANGE: $63,277-$76,741

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, FBI CJIS certification as an operator, TAC, and NCIC/SPOTS certification. Ability to pass a department background check.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:   Position provides supervisory, technical, and administrative work in the coordination, operation, and maintenance of a Police, Fire, and EMS Communications Center; supervises, trains, and schedules dispatchers and IT personnel; coordinates and ensures for the accuracy of Computer Aided Dispatching (CAD) and overall IMC systems; operates and maintains all equipment supporting the Communications Center and other electronic information systems.

  1. Supervises the daily operation, coordination, maintenance, and repair of the Police Communications Center and IT Systems as directed by the Chief of Police.  These Functions include routine installations of computer version/upgrades onto the servers and work stations.
  2. Provides direct supervision of all Communications Division and Information Technology personnel including scheduling, training, and compliance with rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures. If necessary, performs the function of Public Safety Dispatcher for Police and Fire.
  3. Coordinates the Center's response to disaster or emergencies of a complex and critical nature through direct supervision of work activity.
  4. Maintains the accuracy and integrity of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) program database.  Maintains the geographical database, design unit response areas, and codes. 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.
  5. Operates and oversees the maintenance and proper operation of the department IT infrastructure such as, servers, interfaces, LANs, WANs, and MANs. This includes but not limited to the upgrades, builds, installs and proper troubleshooting/analysis of computerized systems for potential failures. Install and configure hardware.
  6. Develop department policy and procedures in regards to communications and information technology. Ensure that existing department policies and procedures with respect to communications and information technology are complete and timely.
  7. Make copies of audio and video logging recordings as required for evidence, court, and internal needs.
  8. Assists Personnel and Training Division in the hiring process of new Dispatchers.  Assists with the investigation complaints and infractions of rules, regulations, and policies.
  9. Develop, operate and maintain the department's Records Management and  Computer Aided Dispatch programs, administer system operations, including protecting systems from catastrophic failure; develop and implement security; obtaining, installing and maintaining applications and their upgrade; performing backups, restorations and rebuilds, and providing user orientation training.
  10. Able to respond to emergencies after normal business hours and on weekends.


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 POSTED02/18/2016