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Public Outreach/Information Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE: Public Outreach/Information Coordinator

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:13

SALARY RANGE:$50,119 to $57,907

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Communications, Public Administration or Government Affairs, and three- (3) years experience providing information and administrative management services to the public. Must have writing, editing, and research experience; experience with planning, organizing and managing meetings and public functions; experience working with the media. Should have a strong knowledge of government at the local, state and federal levels.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:     The Public Outreach/Information Coordinator is responsible for providing public relations support and assistance to the City Manager and the Public Works Director.  Position performs a variety of professional level staff work related to the establishment and implementation of public and internal information services and programs to promote public awareness and enhance the image the City and Public Works Department; this can include: preparing correspondence; including press releases, community electronic newsletter, social media, testimony and providing communication, as requested, on a variety of matters concerning the City;  and monitor legislative activities that may affect Portsmouth.

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 POSTEDJuly 31, 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


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


Assistant City Engineer

DEPARTMENT:Public Works

POSITION TITLE:Assistant City Engineer

CLASSIFICATION LEVEL:16

SALARY RANGE:$57, 940 to $66, 951

QUALIFICATIONS:   A bachelor's degree in engineering, science, environmental studies, or a comparable degree is preferred. Knowledge of the principles and practices of industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and water treatment is desired. Familiarity with mathematical concepts and calculations related to water and wastewater treatment; proficiency in organizing technical materials, writing letters, and project management; ability to read, interpret, and understand regulations and laws related to water, wastewater treatment and sample collection, analysis experience required. EIT certificate, Professional Engineering license, wastewater and water treatment operator's licenses are preferred.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Assistant City Engineer for the Water and Sewer Departments will work closely with the City Engineer in the day-to-day tasks including: implementing city engineering projects, performing professional, administrative and supervisory civil engineering work relating to the design, construction and maintenance of projects. This position is also responsible for assisting the City Engineer in implementation of the City's Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP), implementation of the Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) Program, and compliance with the City's 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 POSTEDAugust 27, 2014    

CLOSING DATE:Until Filled