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Portsmouth is a beautiful New England seaside community located near the coast of New Hampshire and situated between the cities of Boston and Portland. Portsmouth is a historic seaport and popular year-round tourist destination on the Piscataqua River.
The City is known for its rich history. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Portsmouth to its list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, calling the city “one of the most culturally rich destinations in the country” with a “stimulating mix of historic buildings, sidewalk cafes, great restaurants, art galleries, jazz clubs and distinctive artisans’ boutiques.” “Originally a working seaport where merchant ships traveled up and down the Piscataqua River, it is still a working port, where tugboats can be seen escorting ships through the treacherous currents of this tidal river.” – Portsmouth Historical Society
Portsmouth is a full-service community. Services include Administration and Finance, Public Safety, Schools, Economic Development and Regulatory Services, Library, Recreation, Senior Services and Public Works. The City has a professional staff of 800 full time employees, a budget of $125M and enjoys a AAA bond rating.
The City offers a generous compensation and benefits package that includes retirement, paid time off including vacation, holidays, medical & dental insurance, flexible spending account, professional development, career growth, longevity incentives, and more!
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Thank you for your interest in a career with the City of Portsmouth. Employment listings are updated promptly, with all City of Portsmouth open competitive positions posted through Human Resources. Vacancies are posted internally in accordance with relevant collective bargaining agreements and/or City policy. If an application deadline is not listed, that means the position is open until filled. All applications are acknowledged by the end of the posting period. If you don't see a position you're interested in, sign up for Job Alerts to be notified of new postings. To unsubscribe from job alerts notify us via email here.
Applicants with disabilities may contact the Human Resources Director with the City of Portsmouth via telephone (603-610-4478), or email to request and arrange for reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The City of Portsmouth provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. The City of Portsmouth does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.
The City of Portsmouth total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, click the links below to view them
FIREFIGHTERS IAFF 1313
CITY AFSCME 1386B
PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Check the contracts page for details on union specifics and positions included within each union.