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Crossing Guard

Job Title: 
Crossing Guard
Posting Date: 
Jul 29, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Part Time
Salary: 
$33.66 per day
Internal Only: 
No
Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Benefits Manager

Job Title: 
Benefits Manager
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 29, 2015
Closing Date: 
Aug 30, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$66,950.00 - $71,027.26 per year; paid weekly at $1,287.50 - $1,365.91; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The employee is responsible for the design, delivery, administration, and oversight of the City's health and welfare benefits program to ensure that benefits are cost-effective, affordable, and meet the needs of the employees, retirees, and City. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Manages the Benefit Coordinator and Benefit Specialist to ensure quality of work and uniformity of message.
  • Oversees the day-to-day benefits program, including policy interpretation, entry of benefit changes, and customer service support in managing the administration of all benefit-related programs designed to attract, retain, and motivate high performing team members within budgetary constraints.
  • Reconciles Health Care records and billing per the provider to the Harpers/Benefits database.
  • Works closely with the City Auditor, Payroll staff, and school administrators.
  • Communicates benefit changes by designing payroll stuffers, preparing PowerPoint presentations, drafting letters and doing presentations.
  • Implements communication strategies including open enrollment activities, marketing and communication to employees and retirees including, PowerPoint presentations, correspondence, and presentations to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Reviews current benefits plan's enrollment, coverage, equity, and financial impact across the organization and provides regular reports and makes recommendations.
  • Manages and coordinates communication and data-sharing with carriers and brokers.
  • Implements system and workflow changes to meet department objectives.
  • Ensures cross training within the department is conducted where needed especially around key benefit changes to provide the best possible customer service.
  • Oversees the collection, analysis, auditing and reporting of benefits data.
  • Performs analytical work related to benefit plans, including research, plan design performance, claim trends cost forecasting, and projecting collective bargaining proposal costs.
  • Complies with all legal, security, and privacy requirements of benefit programs.
  • Reconciles "Administrative Costs", payroll deductions, appropriations to payroll systems and the General Ledger.
  • Performs regular audits to ensure there are no subscribers with duplicate plans and the dependent information is accurate.
  • Prepares project plans for major project (i.e. Open Enrollment,) and coordinate with the appropriate resources.
  • Performs a reconciliation to ensure Subscriber's Health Care, Dental and Life contribution rates agree per the Group Rates, on a semi-annually basis
  • Analyze data and trends on how to minimize costs
  • Coordinates monthly meetings between School, City and Retiree Payroll to discuss issues or outstanding items
  • Assists with the preparation of GASB 45 and/or other mandated reports
  • Establishes documented guidelines or policies and procedures on how to handle various benefit related scenarios, e.g., protocols on individuals going on Leave of Absence, individuals not being able to pay the contribution, etc.
  • Assists in formulating and costing management proposals pertaining to employee benefits and collective bargaining
  • Stays abreast of changing Federal and State regulations and legislation that may affect employee benefits.
  • Manage and administer HealthCare Reform reporting for ACA purposes
  • Education and Experience: College Degree and five (5) years experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Requirements: 

College Degree and five (5) years experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Automated payroll systems, preferably Harpers and MUNIS

Expertise in designing, communicating and administering benefits programs.

Ability to handle problems and emergencies effectively; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to operate a personal computer; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records; ability to deal appropriately with City employees, City officials and members of the general public.

Strong interpersonal skills; excellent communication skills both oral and written; proficient computer skills for all office software programs including word processing and spread sheet applications.

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by August 29, 2015, to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.


Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

SomerStat Analyst

Job Title: 
SomerStat Analyst
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 16, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jul 30, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
Salary $60,000.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,153.85
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The City of Somerville is seeking an analyst for the six-person SomerStat Department. SomerStat is part of the Mayor's Office and plays an integral role in making Somerville a well-managed, transparent, and high-impact city government by providing analytical and executive support to the Mayor. SomerStat works with Police, Fire, Public Works, Health & Human Services, and twelve other departments, whose activities combined account for almost 90 percent of the City's direct spending and generate most of its service-related revenue.

Benefits of joining SomerStat include:

Working directly and regularly with Mayor Curtatone and his key staff, who transformed Somerville into the best-run city in Massachusetts (according to the Boston Globe)

  • The opportunity to gain experience in all stages of the policymaking process, from formation through implementation, and all areas of municipal policy, from Public Works to budget formation to confronting climate change
  • Working under a department head who trusts her staff to take responsibility over their own work and encourages new ideas and acquiring new skills
  • Being part of a collaborative office with motivated individuals
  • The chance to not only make a difference in the lives of residents, but show how much of a difference you made by crunching the data

The SomerStat Program assists the Mayor in oversight of city service delivery by using data and frequent accountability checks to monitor departmental performance and improve operations. Under the direction of the SomerStat Director, the Analyst carries out the following activities:

  • Briefs the Mayor regularly on citywide problem areas or opportunities for improvement or innovation.
  • Uses collective agenda setting and analytical capabilities to prepare for, convene, and facilitate meetings with senior staff (Stat meetings occur every Tuesday).
  • Monitors city departments in their service delivery, financial performance, and completion of projects and priorities established by department heads and the Mayor.
  • Secures personnel, financial, service, and operations data from administrative systems and external sources.
  • Cleans, integrates, and analyzes data to develop recommendations.
  • Continuously tracks tasks assigned to staff throughout the City, regularly updating department heads and the Mayor on their progress.
  • Works directly with department staff to streamline processes and improve customer service.

Additionally, the Analyst serves as project manager for major initiatives/special projects of the Mayor's Office, when assigned.

 

Requirements: 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide direction to senior staff and to help the Director and Mayor's Office resolve inter- and intra-departmental conflicts regarding strategy, policy, and operations.
  • Ability and experience in managing projects among diverse stakeholders.
  • Creativity, strategic thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills.
  • A degree in business, public policy/administration, economics, urban planning, computer science, or another management or research-related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Data analysis experience required.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel or other data analysis tools, such as R, Python, or Stata.
  • GIS skills and/or programming languages a strong plus.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Thursday, July 30, 2015, to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Senior Clerk

Job Title: 
Senior Clerk
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 15, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jul 23, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$38,518.22 per year; paid weekly at $740.73; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Performs clerical duties according to standard office procedures; filing, typing of various documents, data entry on complex State Computer System. Register voters at City Hall. Verify voter signatures on nomination papers and initiative petitions. Communicate pleasantly and efficiently with candidates and Elected Officials. Be able to work holidays, evenings and Saturdays, when necessary. Understand that vacations cannot be taken during certain periods of the year. Reports to Chairman of the Election commission. Performs other duties as assigned during various times of the year.

Requirements: 
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must be a registered voter in the Commonwealth (Chapter 140 of the Act of 1990)
  • Must possess a valid Class D driver's license.
  • Attention to detail essential.
  • Ability to deal articulately with the public, both in person and over the telephone.
  • Good health and ability to bend lift and carry 40 lbs. (voting machines weigh 40 lbs)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel and willingness to be trained in MUNIS.
  • Must have data preparation experience.

 

Application Procedure: 

Submit your resume with a cover letter by Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax:  617-666-4426
TTY:  1-866-808-4851
Email:  employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Primary Operator

Job Title: 
Primary Operator
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jun 30, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full time
Salary: 
$66,950.00 per year; paid weekly at $1287.50; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The City of Somerville seeks a Primary Operator for the Water Department, Grade D4 Full. The Primary Operator performs a variety of skilled work associated with general oversight, construction, maintenance and emergency repair of a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection designated D4 water distribution system. The City's complex water distribution system consists of approximately 125 miles of pipeline, 14,400+ metered water services, and 2 pressure zones. Services are required on a daily basis Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM. The Primary Operator must be able to respond to emergencies within one hour of notification. The City purchases water from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), a public authority that provides wholesale water services to 48 communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Primary Operator is required to give responsible, technical advice and oversee the technical aspects of the City's water distribution system, and must be knowledgeable of Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations. In concert with Water Foreman, gives direction, and provides oversight to others on a crew to ensure the successful completion of work performed on the distribution system.

Illustrative Duties:

  • Be responsible for day-to-day operation and management of distribution system
  • Ensure the City of Somerville's compliance with applicable state regulations, including but not limited to 310 CMR 22.00 et seq.
  • Ensure delivery of safe drinking water at all times by complying with Massachusetts Drinking Water Regulations
  • Inspect distribution system daily
  • Oversight of testing, flushing, cleaning and disinfecting distribution system when necessary
  • Assist in the maintenance of water distribution maps, sample locations, disinfection process
  • Oversee collection of water samples as required by MassDEP
  • Ensure that all samples are delivered to and analyzed by a Massachusetts certified lab
  • Reporting to MassDEP all results within specified time frames
  • Participate in conduct of sanitary surveys
  • Assist in the completion and submittal of Annual Statistical Report
  • Assist in the completion of the annual Consumer Confidence Report
  • Notify MassDEP of violations and issue public notices as necessary
  • Be present during system repairs and maintenance/oversee repair and maintenance performed by others such as Water
  • Department staff and contractors
  • Assist in the update of preventive maintenance schedules, operation and maintenance plans, emergency response plan and other plans as required
  • Troubleshoot equipment, water quality/quantity problems and direct corrective actions as needed
  • Troubleshoot causes of water quality complaints and respond to consumer complaints in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain a log of quality complaints
  • Maintain awareness of changes in drinking water regulations
  • Attend training as needed to maintain certification renewal
  • Accompany regulatory agencies during on-site inspections
  • Develop, maintain and keep up to date a public water system standard operational and maintenance manual
  • Ensure annual Emergency Response Program training is completed
  • Report emergencies to MassDEP and Board of Health within specified time frames

 

Requirements: 

College Degree and five (5) years' experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Special Requirements
Must possess and keep current, A Massachusetts Grade D4 Water Operator's License.
Must possess and keep current, a valid Massachusetts Class III Driver's License.

Knowledge of management principles.

Ability to analyze information and data; stand , walk, sit, talk and hear for extended periods of time; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; crawl and climb; lift and carry equipment and supplies up to 50 pounds.

Skill with computer programs.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.


Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Assistant Director of Engineering

Job Title: 
Assistant Director of Engineering
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jun 25, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jul 24, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$66,950 - $73,206 per year; paid weekly at $1,287.50 - $1,407.81 Depending on education and experience. Plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Assistant Director of Engineering is responsible for assisting the City Engineer in managing, maintaining, planning and improving the City's basic infrastructure including roads, sidewalks, sewers, drainage and water systems. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Under direction of City Engineer, the Assistant Director manages all field operations by setting policy in the field for contractors and utility companies. Assistant Director will provide technical assistance whenever required to support this work.
  • Communicates with engineers, contractors, developers, surveyors, planners, real estate representatives, local officials, utilities, general public, and others to answer questions about departmental operations and/or procedures. Serves as a liaison between field and office personnel.
  • Verifies contractors work within the public right-of-way are following permit and traffic management plan requirements.
  • Assist the City Engineer, when necessary, in the day-to-day management and operation of the department.
  • Reviews all site plans and provides feedback to the City Engineer on compliance with City standards.
  • Assist the City Engineer in bid preparation for various projects.
  • Will be expected to assist in occasional evening meetings.
  • Provides technical and engineering advice to various departments within the City and to the general public.

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree (Master's Degree preferred) in an Engineering discipline with five (5) years of experience in the engineering field, or related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must have passed PE exam and have ability to obtain PE license in Massachusetts

Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices such as roadway design and construction techniques, sewer design and construction, drainage design and construction, hydraulics and hydrology; knowledge of roadway, sidewalk, sewer, water and drainage maintenance and repair techniques.

Ability to analyze water system flows and pressures and water main and water service design and construction.

Skill in coordinating various programs and projects simultaneously; and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by July 24, 2015, to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Accounting Analyst

Job Title: 
Accounting Analyst
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jun 25, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jul 24, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Accounting Analyst performs professional accounting and auditing work for selected City Departments. Work requires the application of accounting knowledge and the ability to resolve complex financial, operational, and procedural problems.

  • Perform financial and compliance audits through examination of departmental fiscal and operational records,
  • Develop cost centers for fee based programs aligning program costs with program revenues
  • Develop activity-based costing measures for various programs identifying specific costs with programs, outputs, activities or other cost objects
  • Examine relationship of participant activity levels to program costs
  • Design, create, and produce financial reports for purposes of maintaining financial control
  • Works with Department Heads and financial personnelg to design internal control procedures in the following categories: proper authorization, properly designed records, security of assets and records, segregation of incompatible duties, periodic reconciliations, periodic verifications, and analytical review of data.
  • Maintains the general and subsidiary ledgers of Recreation and Council on Aging special revenue funds including grants,
  • Enterprise Funds, revolving funds, and trust funds
  • Monitors, measures, and analyzes differences between budgeted and actual resultsAssists in the development of current and proposed budgetary estimates
  • Prepares journal entries and executes budget transfers
  • Analyzes collections and prepares revenue projections
  • Prepares cash and expenditure projections
  • Ensures that all awarded grant funds are billed for and received in a timely manner
  • Monitors collection of receivables from vendors
  • Monitors accounts payable activities
  • Ensures that all awarded grant funds are billed for and received in a timely manner

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration and five (5) years experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Thorough knowledge of municipal accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, promulgation's of UMAS, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and GAAP accounting standards and applicable Massachusetts General Laws, regarding finance, insurance and procurement; knowledge of municipal budgetary functions; knowledge of financial software applications; thorough knowledge of the operations of city departments.

Ability to develop effective working relationships with department personnel, subordinates and with the general public; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely orally and in writing. Ability to use office equipment efficiently.

Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and financial software including word processing and spreadsheet applications. Excellent analytical skills.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by July 24, 2015, to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Parking Clerk Coordinator/Director of Operations

Job Title: 
Parking Clerk Coordinator/Director of Operations
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jun 12, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jul 12, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full time
Salary: 
$66,965.08 per year; paid weekly at $1,287.79; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Parking Clerk is responsible for parking management system including the enforcement of violation notices, the operations and clerical functions including the procurement and distribution of resident, visitor, business, schools, medical and temporary parking permits with associate record keeping. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties. Keeps records of parking meter collections. Collects parking violation fines; performs financial accounting and maintains payment records. Takes daily balance of all in-house collections including parking permits and violations. Assumes responsibility for deposits and appropriate departmental reports. Issues late payment notices and schedules violation appeal hearings. Prepares list of vehicles subject to impoundment/immobilization. Holds hearings on parking violation appeals; render final decisions on validity of same, subject to Superior Court Review. Responds to public inquiries and conducts field investigations of related problem locations. Orders the impoundment and/or immobilization of motor vehicles when required. Conducts hearings and issues a finding regarding the appeal of a parking ticket as required. Plans with other departments for Public Events in regards to no parking restrictions. Arranges for necessary signage or passes for any parking purposes or events; ensures correct verbiage is used on all written materials. Addresses constituents complaints, questions, suggestions and resolve issues.

Requirements: 
  • Graduate of a four year college with a Bachelor's degree with five to seven (5-7) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Knowledge of personnel and business management techniques; knowledge of accounting and record keeping techniques.
  • Ability to plan, assign, motivate and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, municipal officials and the general public.
  • Skilled in automated data processing and computer operations; skilled in creative thinking, listening ability and problem solving skills.
Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by July 12, 2015, to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Shelver/Public Service Assistant

Job Title: 
Shelver/Public Service Assistant
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jun 04, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jun 18, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Up to 19 hours per week
Salary: 
$11.24 per hour, does not offer benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Duties include working at the Central Library Children's Department, or where assigned, shelving library materials and other duties as required.

Will learn certain basic circulation and service desk transactions and will back up service desks during assigned hours.

 

Requirements: 

Must be available to work Monday through Friday, including evenings. Additionally, one weekend shift, Saturday or Sunday afternoon, preferred. Up to 19 hours per week.

Must enjoy helping children and caregivers and have excellent customer service abilities. Must work with accuracy. Must be flexible, particularly concerning schedule. Must be able to pull book carts, bend, lift, carry, and shelve library materials up to 50 pounds.
Multilingual a plus.

 

Application Procedure: 

Applications are available on-line at http://www.somervillema.gov/residents/job-postings. You may download the application or submit a cover letter and resume by June 18, 2015, to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

 

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

 

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Planner

Job Title: 
Planner
Posting Date: 
May 20, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jun 05, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$51,500.00 per year; paid weekly at $990.38; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Responsibilities include professional and technical work in planning, including community planning, economic development , land use planning, subdivision plan review, site plan review, zoning by-law compliance, housing, historic preservation, transportation and infrastructure and long-range planning for the community. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Serves as staff to various Boards and Commissions
  • Researches and analyzes data
  • Creates master plan updates, participates in neighborhood plans and assists with urban design alternatives.
  • Collaborates on presentations for various city, state and federal agencies.
  • Performs analyses to support various city policies.
  • Reviews plans going before the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and/or Conservation Commission
  • Prepares staff reports for cases before various boards and commissions.
  • Presents case information before various boards and commissions
  • Develops and recommends by-law and ordinance amendments
  • Serves as lead coordinator on various projects
  • Provides information to public regarding City ordinances, state laws and regulations
  • Provides professional and technical administrative approval on City processes, in accordance with local and state regulations.
  • Manages the city's Design Review Committee
  • Generates minutes of Design Review Committee meetings as needed.

Requirements: 

College Degree and three (3) years experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Master's degree in Planning or related field preferred.

Knowledge of planning, conservation, preservation, economic development, transportation and infrastructure is required.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with state and federal agencies, architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees, and the general public.

Skill in facilitating and public presentations is required.

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by June 5, 2015, to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

 

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No