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Community Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Community Development

POSITION TITLE: Community Development Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 13

SALARY RANGE: $51,131- $61,991

QUALIFICATIONS: A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Planning, Public Administration, or Community and Economic Development, and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in community development, economic development, housing, and/or grants management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience with CDBG administration, Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report and a Consolidated Plan, Integrated Disbursement Information System (IDIS) preferred.  A valid driver's license is required for this position.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:   

Position is responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of specialized Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded and other grant funded housing, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, public facility, and social service programs; and is responsible for the overall administration of the City's CDBG program, particularly with regard to federal reporting and planning requirements, policy development, and the annual budget making and public participation processes.

  1. Prepares and administers program/project budgets; regularly reviews and assesses program/project compliance with budgeted line items, existing Federal, State, and City fiscal policies and the City Administrative Code. 
  2. Develops and administers guidelines and policies for CDBG‑funded programs and related Community Development programs in accordance with federal regulations and policies and assures adherence to appropriate federal, state, and local regulations in the implementation of programs.
  3. Prepares annual consolidated CDBG plan grant application, including performance reports, and supporting planning documents to be submitted to the Department of U.S. Housing and Urban Development.  Utilizes HUD-supported reporting mechanisms including IDIS and Heroes.
  4. Designs and implements the public participation processes for CDBG-funded and other grant funded programs; prepares presentations and disseminates information.
  5. Coordinates projects with other departments and serves as a resource to other departments.
  6. Prepares, administers, and oversees bid documents and contracts for CDBG‑funded activities; actively pursues other sources of funding.

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 15, 2015 

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.        

  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 POSTEDJanuary 13, 2015 

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Equipment Mechanic

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE:Equipment Mechanic

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 9

SALARY RANGE: $20.62 to $22.70 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.  An incumbent must possess 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.

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:

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 7, 2015 

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Wastewater Plant Operator II

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE:Wastewater Plant Operator II

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 10

SALARY RANGE: $40,859 to $49,563

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position .must have graduated from high school or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED).  An applicant must have not less than five years experience in the operation and maintenance of water / wastewater treatment plants, wells and pumping stations and have a current, NH grade III wastewater or water treatment plant license or the ability to acquire appropriate licensing within 18 months from the date of original appointment.  Course work in computers and an Associates Degree in Industry and Technology, or a related field are preferred.  An incumbent must possess a valid CDL driver's license w/ tanker endorsement or the ability to acquire within 6 months of hire 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.

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DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purpose of this position is to assist the water / wastewater treatment plant administrator in his/her supervision, operation and maintenance of wells, lift stations, plant, equipment and performance standards for which the operating unit is responsible.  This includes functions such as assessing, trending and troubleshooting treatment performance and efficiency; scheduling, information collection and analysis, laboratory testing; treating or providing for the treatment of water / wastewater, maintaining treatment plants and equipment, implementing preventative maintenance programs, supervising operating unit staff in the performance of their assigned work and otherwise overseeing treatment and pumping operations.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Advises of requirements and implements preventative and routine maintenance schedules for all facilities and equipment placed under his/her care.  Provides instruction to subordinates in the proper operation and maintenance of plant and equipment.
  • Takes, monitors, receives and analyzes readings, laboratory and other reports regarding plant and facility operating results and conditions.  Implements corrective actions as appropriate.  Responds to rain storms and other emergencies to provide for the continued operation and protection of facilities within their functional capacities.
  • Confers with external and internal customers, municipal, state and federal officials and consultants regarding treatment plant, wells and pumping station operating requirements.
  • Coordinates functions and activities with other operating units and City departments.
  • Assists with maintaining an adequate stock of frequently used and critical items.  Prepares operation and maintenance records at the treatment and pumping stations.  Compiles consolidated reports and evaluations to facilitate implementing procedural improvements.
  • Develops and implements employee safety and skills development programs and training exercises.  Administers applicable regulations, laws and labor agreements.  Inspects facilities to determine efficiency of operations, cleanliness, and maintenance requirements.  Analyzes, records, and evaluates instrument readings and recommends adjustments.
  • Operates the SCADA at the water / wastewater treatment facilities.  Enters and analyzes operations information on computer based information systems.
  • 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 POSTEDDecember 19, 2014 

CLOSING DATE: December 30, 2014


Part Time Library Asst II (10 hrs) –Special Collection

DEPARTMENT: Library

POSITION TITLE:Part Time Library Asst II (10 hrs) –Special Collection

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 3

SALARY RANGE: $14.96 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should have special library or collection management experience, i.e. general practice and procedures, handling archival materials and assisting patrons. Requires attention to detail with excellent customer relations and computer skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purposes of this position is to support the activities of Special Collections staff and reference desk; provide collection maintenance including filing, indexing, maintaining records, shelving, cleaning, checking item records; creating and maintaining digital content for the library's digital archive, including scanning materials; performing research, and creating metadata; assisting with research queries; writing or assisting with local history blog entries and assisting patrons with Special Collections topics.

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 POSTEDDecember 11, 2014 

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