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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


Library Assistant II, Youth Services (20 hours per week)

DEPARTMENT: Library

POSITION TITLE: Library Assistant II, Youth Services (20 hours per week)

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. An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a working knowledge about issues related to child development, of the principles and practices in one or more areas within the library and the use of information technology in assigned functions.  The incumbent will also have ability to provide assistance in locating relevant print, media and other materials to meet the intellectual, business, academic, cultural, and entertainment needs of customers.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purposes of this position is to perform library support services in one of more of the following departments: circulation, children's, reference and special collections, and technical services.

  1. Utilize the library’s integrated library system software, especially the circulation module, to answer patron questions, update records, place holds for items and more
  2. Assist patrons with finding reading and other library materials. Make recommendations within the collection.
  3. Assist patrons with using the library’s online catalogs as well as the use of technology tools including; public computers, self-check stations, printers, iPads and more.
  4. Creates dynamic, interesting, eye-catching, timely displays and assists with collection maintenance including weeding, keeping collections and displays neat, clean and well organized.
  5. Answer phone calls and respond to patron inquiries, operates and helps maintain office equipment and performs clerical work.
  6. Enter and edit records in the library’s calendar and room management software, EventKeeper
  7. Lead programs such as story times, after school workshops and book discussions as well as participates in outreach activities
  8. Creates timely material lists, maintain booklist files, and Contributes to the department’s social media efforts
  9. Assists with coordination of exhibits, training of library pages, as well as the development of program ideas and program implementation, and updating Youth Services web pages
  10. Maintains the Child & Family section of the library’s community bulletin board
  11. Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the employee's 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 POSTED08/18/2016      CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


 

1-Intern-GIS/Engineering Technician

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: 1-Intern-GIS/Engineering Technician

SALARY RANGE:$15.00/hour

QUALIFICATIONS:Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have a working knowledge of Windows 7 operating System, have a valid operator license and good driving record, ability to pay close attention to detail, ability to work independently, in the outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  We are ideally looking for candidates with experience in Geography, Geology, Natural Resources, Water Resources, Engineering or a related field. Knowledge of ArcGIS desktop and/or GPS collection is desirable but not mandatory. Training will be provided.  The duration of this opportunity is undetermined but likely to start in September and extend through August 2017 with the intentions of increasing hours in the summer months.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The City has an opportunity for an individual to work 12 to 40 hours per week in the Department of Public Works. This position will assist the Engineering Division and GIS staff in an asset inventory and conditional assessment of public works infrastructure throughout the community. Candidates for this position will be required to perform field work on foot after driving to the mapping sites.  Additionally, during poor weather conditions, this position will categorize, scan and then file engineering plans. Both field and office work will provide the opportunity to use and learn the ArcGIS desktop 10.3 application as well as operate a survey grade GPS unit.

Specific technical questions may be directed to: James McCarty, GIS Coordinator (603) 766-1410 or jtmccarty@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 POSTED08/30/2016      

 


 

Sanitation Laborer

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Sanitation Laborer (Tues-Sat 7:30-3:30)

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), must possess or obtain within 6 months, a valid Class B commercial driver's 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 POSTED05/25/2016      

 


 

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 Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:Police

POSITION TITLE: Communications Manager

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