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Assistant Library Director

DEPARTMENT:Library

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Library Director

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:18

The Portsmouth Public Library seeks an Assistant Director with the leadership qualities of passion, courage and good judgment.  The Assistant Director works with the Library Director, 4 Department Supervisors and a total staff of 36 individuals comprising 22 FTEs to deliver a high level of service to a population of approximately 22,000 people in the vibrant seacoast community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

The Assistant Director has important duties in planning, goal setting and program design and implementation.  He/she directly supervises the circulation staff and circulation processes, and works periodically on the Circulation Desk.  Along with the Library Director, the Assistant Director performs administrative and supervisory functions throughout the Library.  Duties include occasional teaching of technology-related classes to groups and one-to-one instruction in both the use of devices and in computer-based activity.

In Collection development, the Assistant Director is responsible for purchasing adult fiction and shares responsibility for oversight of traditional and electronic collections Library-wide.

The Portsmouth Public Library occupies a new state-of-the-art 39,000 square foot building that was the first municipal building in New Hampshire to achieve LEED certification.  The Library enjoys excellent community support with an FY14 budget of $1.7 million and an FY13 circulation of over 449,000.  The 135,000 item collection spans popular, research, and historical material for youth and adults.

The Library plays a strong role in community building for Portsmouth and the seacoast region providing opportunities for both formal and informal gathering in programs, meeting rooms, collaborative spaces and a small café.

The successful candidate for this position will be analytical, creative and entrepreneurial, and will exhibit a strong interest in serving people of all ages and backgrounds.

Salary based on experience and qualifications within the FY14 range of $63,826-$77,413.  Benefits include health, dental and life insurance; paid vacation, holidays, sick and personal days; and participation in the NH Retirement System.

Address questions to Steve Butzel, current Assistant Director at (603)766-1711 or skbutzel@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 POSTED:  April 17, 2014    

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled

 


Assistant Building Inspector

DEPARTMENT:Inspection

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Building Inspector

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:16

SALARY RANGE:$57,940 to $70,260

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree in Structural Engineering or Architecture, and three to five (3 to 5) years of inspection experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Licenses and certificates required include: certification as a Building Inspector by a nationally recognized model building code agency 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, mathematical skills, and knowledge of basic engineering principles encompassing structural elements.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Position is responsible for performing technical inspection work for the Inspection Department, including field visits and inspections of buildings and systems; inspecting 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. Answers inquiries from architects, engineers, and citizens on matters related to the various Codes and Standards administered; refers calls to other City/State/Federal agencies when necessary; assists citizens with applications and explains how various Codes relate to their project.
  2. Reviews submitted applications, plans and specifications of upcoming projects for compliance with applicable Codes and Standards; coordinates projects with co-workers and other City departments; if necessary, meets with design professionals to re‑review resubmitted information for ultimate building permit.
  3. Inspects construction project activities on an ongoing basis; documents deficiencies as noted, and communicate them to project management; coordinates inspections with other department inspectors and other City personnel.
  4. Investigates complaints from citizens regarding perceived violations of the City's adopted Codes, by calling, visiting, and inspecting locations in question.
  5. Maintains records, reports, and documentation of inspections and investigations for department.
  6. Prepares correspondence and reports as needed.
  7. Provides coverage as needed for department absences, and serves as the Chief Building Inspector in his/her absence.
  8. Develops written materials to assist the public in understanding the application process and other department procedures and policies.
  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 POSTED:  September 19, 2013     

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled

 


SCADA Manager

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE: SCADA Manager

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:16

SALARY RANGE:$57,940 to $70,260

QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Management Information Systems.  Experience testing procedures and safe practices to minimize data loss and ensure high data integrity.  Working knowledge of medium to advanced network data communications, client/server functions and characteristics and current hardware/software architecture.  Working knowledge of client/server software packages including word-processing, spreadsheet, graphics applications, relational databases and 24/7/365 uptime applications.  Knowledge of IP address schema, user account set-ups, permissions and policies and emerging technologies, and; Four years of progressively responsible experience.  Candidate should have a valid Commercial Drive License.  And be a licensed Electrician in State of New Hampshire or the ability to obtain said license within 18 months from appointment.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs technical, skilled, and manual work associated with the installation, configuration, programming and maintenance of all programmable logic controllers (PLCs), computers, routers, switches, radio communications equipment, telephony, mobile computers/tablets and similar networking and communication systems for the Department of Public Works, primarily related to water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Administer security, password, and other functions to maintain the integrity of existing and future SCADA systems. Develop plans to update plant wide security systems including evaluation of gate and card controllers, security cameras and other security network upgrades in accordance with current Federal, State and industry standards.
  • Calibration and maintenance of on-line monitoring and metering equipment.
  • Annual Flow testing and maintenance of master meters in water supply, wastewater and stormwater system.
  • Develop analysis and database tools to assist operational staff in tracking and operating systems.
  • Implement mobile technologies for operating and management staff.
  • Update and track software upgrades necessary to keep systems operating optimally. Apply firmware updates, hardware drivers, software patches, service packs, and other similar solutions when deemed necessary.
  • Perform file management, data backup and system restores.
  • Perform PLC ladder logic, function-block and related programming for both existing and new control systems.
  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures and staff training related to SCADA and related equipment. Hold training sessions for groups and individuals.
  • Develop and track maintenance programs for SCADA, monitoring, metering and related equipment - documenting various work activities including maintenance, calibration data, changes to existing systems and proposed designs. Train staff to assist with maintenance tasks.
  • Inspects and tests equipment to identify causes of problems and ensures proper operations.
  • Provisions, maintains and administers the FCC licensed and unlicensed radio communication systems at both the main facility and remote sites; such maintenance includes the programming of radio modems, the installation of antennae, the assembly of cabling, connectors, and surge protection, the contracting of outside service for repairs, the renewal of FCC licensing and other related items.
  • Determines parts needed to make repairs. Prepares purchase order requests for such parts.  Maintains the inventory of those parts deemed vital to facility operations.
  • Performs technical tasks to troubleshoot various systems including wiring, mechanical and electrical equipment, and related systems.
  • Maintains job-related files, records of drawings, maintenance records and other facility documentation.
  • Utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, database (the City has VueWorks and GIS systems in place currently), and presentation software to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections where applicable.
  • Coordinates the employment of outside vendors, engineers, technical consultants and staff when necessary; participates in and runs facility and project meetings when necessary.
  • Responds to after hour calls or to emergency situations; participates in emergency preparations for storm, hurricane, and/or security operation.
  • Attends industry based training upon approval and stays up to date on the latest industrial automation trends.

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 POSTEDFebruary 14, 2014   

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Environmental Compliance/Pretreatment Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Environmental Compliance/Pretreatment Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:15

SALARY RANGE:$55,204 to $66,944

QUALIFICATIONS:A bachelor's degree in engineering, science, environmental studies, PE or EIT licensing or a comparable degree and/or experience is preferred. Knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, water distribution and sewer collection systems is desired. Familiarity with mathematical concepts and calculations related to wastewater treatment, water and sewer system pipeline design and specifications; proficiency in organizing technical materials, writing letters, and project management; ability to read, interpret, and understand regulations and laws related to water quality and wastewater treatment are required. Familiarity with water and wastewater sample collection and analysis is required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The Environmental Compliance / Pretreatment Coordinator (ECPC) is in charge of implementing the City's Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) by managing the daily activities of the program and coordinating the efforts with other staff members assigned to support the program.  In addition, the ECPC is responsible for ensuring City compliance with various US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NH Department of Environmental Service (DES) regulatory programs including the National Pollutant Elimination Discharge Elimination System permit Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Phase 2 Stormwater Permit

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 9, 2014    

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Human Resources Administrator

DEPARTMENT:Human Resources

POSITION TITLE: Human Resources Administrator

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:13

SALARY RANGE:$50,119-$60,763

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree; and three (3) to five (5) years of Human Resources experience, preferably in public sector and working in a union environment. PHR or SPHR certification preferred.  A candidate for this position should have a thorough knowledge of all state and federal employment laws, principles and practices of public administration; the ability to work independently, ability to deal with stressful situations; ability to meet different situations with a practical and logical approach; the ability to communicate verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, labor unions and the general public; and have strong, analytical, and computer skills.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Position collaborates with and supports the Human Resources Director in planning, organizing, directing, and implementing a comprehensive citywide human resources program.  Performs managerial work in a variety of human resources disciplines, with a specific focus on benefits and compensation program oversight.    Collaborates with the Director to design and implement human resources program in support of the city's vision, goals and objectives. 
     Essential Functions

  1. Assists the Director in the day-to-day operations of the City's Human Resources programs, including the areas of recruitment and selection, employee and labor relations, benefit plan development and administration, classification and compensation, training, safety and organizational development.
  2. Continually analyze and evaluate human resources policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure alignment with city goals; collaborate with the Director and managers and develop recommendations for policy and system improvements.
  3. Monitor state and federal employment legislation and oversee compliance.
  4. Assist in monitoring and managing the classification and compensation programs for the city including but not limited to; updating salary schedules, processing step increases, managing the position classification system, writing and/or updating job descriptions, and track probationary employees.
  5. In collaboration with City management, investigate and evaluate human relations and work related problems to determine effective remediation techniques and recommend employee disciplinary actions consistent with City policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
  6. Manage workers' compensation program. Maintain workers' compensation, records/claims including, return-to-work programs and efforts. Prepare necessary reports. Advise City departments of claim status as needed. Serve on the Joint Management/Labor Committee. Provide guidance in the area of Safety and Risk Management.
  7. Administer FMLA and advise staff on leave laws.
  8. Oversee citywide training and staff development.  Foster educational opportunities and identify training needs.  Develop and conduct training programs and/or contract with outside providers for programs.
  9. Assists in the administration of the City's recruiting and employment processes.  Provides direction and support to City departments to attract, retain and develop quality employees in compliance with federal and state laws, and City regulations, and policies.
  10. Interpret collective bargaining agreements, assure consistency in enforcement, administers grievance procedures and assist/advise/research all operation levels on labor relations activities/matters.
  11. Supervises the switchboard operation including scheduling and training staff.
  12. Develops and prepares correspondence and reports as needed.
  13. 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 15, 2014     

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Deputy City Clerk/Office Manager

DEPARTMENT: City Clerk

POSITION TITLE: Deputy City Clerk/Office Manager

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:9

SALARY RANGE:$41,318 to $50,084

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have graduated from high school or have a graduate equivalent diploma (GED) with concentrated training in office administrative and record keeping practices and a minimum of three years work in a city clerk's office.  An associates degree in business or a related field is preferred.  A deputy city clerk must possess a valid driver's license and have no offenses which would prohibit or restrict insurability or bonding by any insurance carrier providing coverage to the City.  Access, Microsoft Word and Excel experience required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The purpose of this position is to assist the City Clerk with administering elections, processing registrations and applications, issuing licenses and  permits, managing the City's record keeping functions, collecting and processing fees, providing authorized access to the City's records and coordinating work processed by the Clerk's office with other appropriate offices and agencies.  The position assists with recording vital records, Uniform Commercial Code encumbrances and discharges, producing copies of all City ordinances, tariffs, regulations, administrative rules and various reports.  This work 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 18, 2014     

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Water & Sewer Billing Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Finance

POSITION TITLE: Water & Sewer Billing Clerk

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:5

SALARY RANGE:$32,121 to $38,939

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicant must have graduated from high school or equivalency.  Three or more years exp. in accounting, billing, financial transaction processing and record keeping or equivalent combination of training & experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Produces accounts receivable billing by establishing and maintaining all customer accounts, receiving and entering all electronic and manual meter readings and performing all computer based and clerical cycle billing production work.  Verifies the accuracy of submitted billing information.
  2. Answers telephone and in-person inquiries, service requests and complaints from customers in a helpful, courteous and efficient manner.  Ascertains the nature of the inquiry, service request or complaint.  Answers questions requiring an extensive knowledge of the City's water tariff, rules, regulations, policies, ordinances and State laws pertaining to the utilities.  Those customers requiring assistance beyond the individual's knowledge or experience or who persist in being unpleasant are referred to his/her supervisor.
  3. Administers special collection procedures such as estimate bills, delinquent notices, payment plans and water service shut offs, documentation of liens, bankruptcy discharges.
  4. Works with other departments to locate potential problems and other sources of income within the city functions.

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 28, 2014     

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled