Human Resources Department, 1 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801 Tel: (603) 610-7274 Fax: (603) 427-1575 | Contact Us|


HR Home Page

Employment

Contracts

Non-Discrimination

City Home Page



Employment Opportunities


Available Positions

     

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


 

P/T Collections Clerk

DEPARTMENT: Tax

POSITION TITLE:P/T Collections Clerk - Monday-Thursday 9am-2:30pm - Friday-9am-1pm

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 5


SALARY RANGE: $16.47 an hour

QUALIFICATIONS:An applicant for this position must have graduated from high school, or earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), and taken supplemental or additional training in bookkeeping and commercial subjects.  Must have strong communication, interpersonal and customer relation skills, computer experience and state certification for motor vehicle agent is required within 6 months of hire.   One or more years of experience in bookkeeping or related clerical work is required or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to perform responsible bookkeeping and clerical work under supervision, collecting most City revenues and applying interest and/or other late payment charges as appropriate i. e., property taxes, utility receipts, motor vehicle registrations, etc. A collections clerk will assist in other related tasks to provide for the orderly functioning of the office. The work involves recurring contact with customers, other employees, officials and agencies. This work is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.


EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Collects, receives, examines, verifies as to proper form and content, processes, records, posts and reconciles as appropriate all payment types, current and outstanding, to the City e.g., property taxes, motor vehicle registrations, parking violations, water and sewer revenues, interest and penalties.   Prepares duplicate bills and issues receipts as needed.
  2. Answers in-person, telephone and written inquiries, service requests and complaints from customers in a helpful, courteous and efficient manner.  Ascertains the nature of the inquiry, service request or complaint and answers appropriately. Those customers requiring assistance beyond the individual's knowledge or experience or who persist in being unpleasant are referred to the appropriate responsible person.
  3. Answers questions requiring knowledge of state laws, ordinances, rules and regulations and office procedures.
  4. Opens and processes mail.
  5. Posts payments, statements and lists to various computer based or hard copy ledgers, registers, journals and reports.

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 POSTEDOctober 21, 2014 

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Land Use Compliance Agent

DEPARTMENT: Planning

POSITION TITLE: Land Use Compliance Agent

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL: 9


SALARY RANGE: $42,153 to $46,404

 

QUALIFICATIONS:A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's Degree in urban planning, engineering, construction management, landscape architecture or a related field and a minimum of two years of experience in zoning enforcement, zoning administration, planning or construction project development, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:The purpose of this position is to ensure that development projects comply with all conditions included in decisions of the City's land use boards. Work is accomplished through review of land use board decisions, site plans and construction drawings; onsite inspections; communication with developers and contractors; and coordination with other City departments including Inspection, Public Works and Fire. 

  1. Reviews building permit applications and plans for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance and Site Plan Review Regulations and the decisions of the City's land use boards (Zoning Board of Adjustment, Historic District Commission and Planning Board).
  2. Conducts site inspections and monitors site work and building construction to ensure compliance with decisions of the land use boards.
  3. Assists Planning Department staff in the preparation of reports to land use boards, the City Manager and/or the City Council as required.
  4. Attends evening Board or Commission meetings as required.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned by the Planning Director.

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 POSTEDOctober 8, 2014 

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled

 


Laborer-Parking Garage (Wednesday-Sunday) 11am-7pm

DEPARTMENT:Public Works-Parking

POSITION TITLE: Laborer-Parking Garage (Wednesday-Sunday) 11am-7pm

SALARY RANGE: $32,111 to $38,949

QUALIFICATIONS:Applicants for this position must have graduated from high school or have earned a graduate equivalent diploma (GED), have a working knowledge of how to care for, operate and use tools and equipment effectively and efficiently and have not less than two years' experience in construction or maintenance work.  Must posses a valid Class B driver's license or acquire within 6 months of hire date. Additional certifications and licensing may be required.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:This position will support the daily operation in the parking garage; police, report and repair maintenance issues; including sweep/vacuum staircases and routinely check for litter. Must be able to operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair parking garage equipment; maintain supplies; respond to customer questions and concerns; assists with preparing, maintaining and performing job site and work safety practices. Perform other duties as necessary.

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 POSTEDSeptember 23, 2014

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled


Laborer-Water & Sewer

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE:Laborer-Water & Sewer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:5

SALARY RANGE:$32, 111 to $38,949

QUALIFICATIONS/DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:    Laborer for the Water/Sewer Department to perform routine semi-skilled indoor/outdoor maintenance/construction work including municipal, water, sewer, drainage, and other maintenance and construction work. Operates vehicles, services, cleans vehicles/ equip. Installs and repairs water and sewer facilities and lines. Assists in the installation, maintenance and repair of water and sewer facilities.  Working knowledge of how to care for, operate & use tools & equip.  Must possess valid Class B driver's license.  Must possess a NH Water Distribution License Grade I and a NH Sewer Collection license Grade I, or the ability to acquire appropriate licensing within eighteen (18) months from date of hire.  EOE

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 POSTEDAugust 27, 2014    

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled