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Water & Sewer Meter Reader Technician

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Water & Sewer Meter Reader Technician

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 6

SALARY RANGE: $17.84 - $19.65

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or earned a GED and have not less than two years of successful work experience in positions which involve a high level of customer contact and complaint handling.  He/she must have a current NH water distribution certification, grade I or the demonstrated ability to acquire and maintain required certifications within 18 months. An incumbent must possess a valid commercial driver's license, class B, and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict insurability or bonding by any insurance carrier providing coverage to the City.  Obtaining additional certification or licensing may be required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purposes of this position are to obtain accurate readings from water& sewer meters, to record this information into automated or computer based information systems, to work directly with customers to resolve water consumption and billing issues, to inspect plumbing and implement security controls on metering and other water system control devices, assist with the installation of all water meter types, perform hydrant and other water system maintenance, and do other work associated with the above responsibilities.   Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.  Examples of essential job functions: Reads water meters directly and/or using an electronic reading and recording gun according to billing cycles or otherwise as directed.  Enters private property according to established procedures to inspect plumbing and read meters where ever they may be located.  Accurately records and reports collected information in computer systems and to supervisors as appropriate.  Tags overdue accounts and properties to be shut off from further water supply and/or collects payments from these accounts and/or customers.  Responds to and investigates customer problems or complaints about high water usage, stopped meters, leaks and other issues.  Advises supervisors and the customer of his/her findings and the recommended corrective actions.  Assists a utility mechanic or others with the installation of various water meters and in maintaining mains, services, and hydrants.  Responds to water breaks and other emergencies to assist as required.  Checks and fills fluid levels and performs other routine vehicle maintenance.

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 POSTEDApril 28, 2015  

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Sanitation Laborer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Sanitation Laborer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 6

SALARY RANGE: $17.84 - $19.65

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), have a CDL class B license, a working knowledge of how to care for, operate and use refuse collection equipment and associated hand tools and have not less than six months successful work experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purposes of this position are to pick up and otherwise clear refuse, garbage, vegetation and other debris in all weather conditions from curbs and roadsides and leave collection areas generally clean.  Other seasonal clearing and cleaning operations are also performed.  The work involves constant safety awareness, the ability to recognize and take appropriate actions regarding hazardous materials and to use hand tools. 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 POSTEDApril 28, 2015  

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


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


Administrative Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Finance

POSITION TITLE: Administrative Clerk

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