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Senior Planner - Transportation

Job Title: 
Senior Planner - Transportation
Posting Date: 
Feb 27, 2015
Closing Date: 
Mar 26, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full time
Salary: 
$61,814 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.73; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Senior Planner is responsible for project management of complex development scenarios by providing technical assistance to appointed and elected officials; development of new planning procedures; preparing written project analysis; interfacing with federal, state and other local l agencies; and managing consultant contracts including scope-of-work and budgets. The Senior Planner also aids in the program management and project delivery of activities associated with the implementation of the neighborhood infrastructure goals outlined in the City's Five Year and Annual Action Plans for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  1. Provide technical assistance to the Director of Transportation and Infrastructure, other City staff and elected officials regarding transportation planning activities in the city.
  2. Manage/implementation of capital investment projects related to transportation.
  3. Assist with the planning and delivery of transportation and infrastructure projects funded by the Community Development
  4. Block Grant Programs.
  5. Manage consultant contracts.
  6. Manage RFP's and property disposition.
  7. Interface with local community, other city department, and other federal, state and local agencies.
  8. Prepare written project analysis/response.
  9. Design/prepare/review transportation related design plans.


Requirements: 

Graduate of a four year college with a Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in civil engineering, planning, or a related field with three to five- (3-5) 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.

AICP or PE recommended

Knowledge of community, action groups, politics, neighborhoods and business concerns; considerable knowledge of civil engineering, architecture, landscape architecture and graphic presentation as applied to planning. Considerable knowledge of economic, sociological and environmental aspects of planning; particular knowledge and experience with relation to design, construction and inspection problems commonly met in connection with municipal engineering activities. Knowledge of personal computers and GIS applications; thorough knowledge of transportation planning as it related to urban or regional planning principles and practices; extensive knowledge of multi-modal transportation design principles.

Ability to organize and direct the preparation of comprehensive research studies, analyze problems, prepare technical reports and formulate recommendations; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees, and the public.

Skilled public speaker; excellent customer service, planning and design skills.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by March 26, 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


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

Senior Accountant

Job Title: 
Senior Accountant
Posting Date: 
Feb 27, 2015
Closing Date: 
Mar 26, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full time
Salary: 
$61,814 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.73; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Under the supervision of the Director of Finance and Administration the Senior Grant Accountant is primarily responsible for reconciling, monitoring, and maintaining the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Solutions Grant funds on the Cities general ledger. This includes processing accounts payable, processing and reconciling accounts receivable, processing the weekly submission for reimbursements through the HUD Online system(IDIS)and the reconciliation and cash management of program bank account and cash balances . The Senior Grant Account will also assist with project budget setup and annual budget planning and performance review. Senior. Grant Accountant will also assist with other Federal, State and City accounting functions when needed. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Reconcile the City Munis general ledger accounting system with the HUD IDIS disbursement system to ensure accuracy and data integrity between both systems on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain records for accounts payable: create vendor numbers for new vendors, submit requisitions for purchase orders, prepare bill rolls for payment of all department invoices and update Munis weekly with warrant payments and payroll entries.
  • Tracks and record all cash receipts and program income payments, make and record bank deposits and transfers by preparing necessary forms. Reconcile monthly bank statements for multiple cash and loan accounts. Prepare submission in keeping with the City's financial policies and procedures.
  • Monitors monthly reports by reconciling all department accounts against the city ledgers.
  • Prepares weekly submission of reimbursements to HUD through HUD's online system (IDIS). Generate reports and track expenditures for HUD fund programs, ensuring compliance with grant guidelines.
  • 'Assists the Director of Finance with special projects as requested including project budget setup and annual budget planning, forecasting, and performance metric and financial reviews (Incuding the CAPER and Annual Action Plan).
  • Assist with the reconciliation and processing of other city accounts as needed.
  • Maintains attendance system for employees to ensure proper recording of employees paid time off as well as monthly maintenance for accrual updating

 

Requirements: 

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

Thorough knowledge of office procedures, equipment and office software; considerable working knowledge of payroll systems, employee benefits and accounting background desirable; knowledge of Microsoft Office, Optima Attendance Controller, HUD IDIS drawdown system, and Munis.

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

Excellent organizational skills, data processing skills and office software including word processing and spreadsheet applications; excellent interpersonal skills.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by March 26, 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


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

Director of Transportation and Infrastructure

Job Title: 
Director of Transportation and Infrastructure
Posting Date: 
Feb 26, 2015
Closing Date: 
Mar 26, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full time
Salary: 
$82,418 per year; paid weekly $1,584.96; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Director of Transportation and Infrastructure is responsible for developing, planning, and overseeing the execution of programs and projects including projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant Program; required to perform all similar or related duties. Oversee programs responsible for active status of State, Federal and City transportation program and projects. Oversee programs responsible for renovation, development and maintenance of Somerville's parks and open spaces. Participates in the development of the HUD Five Year Consolidated and Annual Action Plans and Annual Caper reporting. Oversees Infrastructure and Park & Open Space projects funded through CDBG. Manage staff advancing programs, policies and initiatives integral to SPCD. Report, present, research information to execute programs and plan projects. Review and interview consultant section for City services. Provides strategic transportation planning policy and program analysis, supervisory, managerial and organizational development. Ensures that initiatives and priorities of the Administration portfolio under Transportation and Infrastructure are met. Manages, develops and executes highway roadway bridge and transit project redevelopment. Supervises multi-disciplinary projects in developable areas of the City requiring major transportation and infrastructure capacity. Advises Executive Director on staffing requirements. Presents recommendations to Department Executive Director, the Mayor, Board of Aldermen and other City of Somerville and external stakeholders. Represents the City of Somerville's interests before Federal, State and Local government agencies.

Requirements: 

Graduate of a four year college with a Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) in civil engineering or related subject with at least 7-10 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.

AICP or PE recommended.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Transportation Planning; particular knowledge and experience with relation to design, construction and inspection problems; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of a group of employees performing varied functions related to engineering/planning.

Ability to establish good working relationships with contractors, developers, subcontractors, other Federal, State and Local agencies, department personnel, Board of Aldermen and the general public. Ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material and information resources in a manner to instill public trust and in accordance with department goals and objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective external working relationships with constituents, stakeholders, industry professionals, professional organizations and regulatory agencies.

Have extensive computer skills, organizational skills; communication skills. Excellent leadership and management skills including project management, budgeting and progress tracking skills. Excellent strategic planning, organizational, and presentation skills.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by March 26, 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


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

Director of Engineering

Job Title: 
Director of Engineering
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Feb 25, 2015
Closing Date: 
Mar 25, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full time
Salary: 
Yearly $80,000-$95,651; paid weekly at $1,538.46 - $1,839.44; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Director of Engineering is responsible for 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.

  • Manages and plans infrastructure improvements of roads, sidewalks, water systems, sewerage systems and drainage.
  • Prepares designs, specifications, cost and quantity estimates of various improvements. Reviews site plans of new development (public and private) for compliance with City policies, standards, ordinances and sound engineering design.
  • Investigates flooding and sewerage backups and assisting Sewer Department in providing solutions to these problems.
  • Issues sewer and drain permits to licensed drain-layers to connect to the City's sewer system. Inspects new connections and repairs to the sewer system.
  • Prepares required environmental reports for submittal to State and Federal agencies.
  • Oversees the Street opening Permit system and investigates roadway failures such as sink holes and poorly constructed trench repairs.
  • Maintains all plans, drawings, field notes and records of the City's basic infrastructure and ensures this information is properly filed, secured and protected.
  • Reviews major improvements designed by consultants for compliance with City of Somerville standards and sound engineering design.
  • Serves as liaison with other governmental agencies such as DEP, EPA, MWRA and Massachusetts Highway Department on a variety of issues of concern to the City.
  • Maintains all the plans, drawings, files and records pertaining to the City's infrastructure.
  • Attend and speak at public ResiStat meeting and regular Board of Alderman meetings.
  • Provides technical and engineering advice to various departments within the City and to the general public.

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline with seven (7) 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.

Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) License in accordance with State law.

D-4 Water Operator License preferred.

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.

Must possess management and communication skills.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by March 25, 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


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

Technology Librarian

Job Title: 
Technology Librarian
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Feb 12, 2015
Closing Date: 
Mar 12, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Schedule as assigned including nights and weekends
Salary: 
$47,317.40 per year; paid weekly $909.95; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Technology Librarian reports to the Library Director or his or her designee. Oversees, implements,
maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. Supports Library Staff and patrons
in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies. Assumes
responsibility for library system in the absence of the Director and Associate Director. Assists Library
Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals. Oversees the
development and implementation of payroll and business office automated systems, including accounts,
statistics and other record-keeping and budget information. Oversees integrated library system and
library services platforms. Assesses and recommends enhancements of existing and new technologies
and related services. Oversees library-wide software installations and configurations and troubleshoots
problems with software and equipment. Work with City's IT Department or appropriate City personnel to
coordinate purchase and design of library technology. Finds appropriate uses for donated equipment and
software. Researches, recommends, and expedites equipment, software, and technology purchases.

Responsible for training staff in the use of technologies and digital media and encouraging integration of
innovative technologies throughout the library. Prepare and implement technology classes and
workshops such as new tools and sites for staff and public. Prepare related digital and print manuals,
tutorials, and guides for staff and public. Collaborate with library staff to create new and support existing
platforms for library reference and instruction, such as tutorials, chat, streaming media, podcasting,
publishing, and third party software.

Provides leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library's online, mobile, and digital
presence, including website and digitization projects. Engage in usability testing and assessment of the
library's website, mobile and other platforms.Work with community groups to promote library services.
Work with public in reference and other departments as needed. Work with library staff on grants. Attend
minuteman library network director's meetings in absence of the director or associate director. Work with
minuteman library network committees and library associations to ensure that library staff members are
aware of the latest trends in library technology. Represent the library on the minuteman library network
technology committee and assistive technology committee. Other duties as assigned.


Requirements: 

Must have MLS (Masters in Library Science) from an ALA (American Library Association)-Accredited Library School.

  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and training staff.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated knowledge of and experience with programming, networks (including Microsoft
    • NT Operating System), Internet and software packages, digital media applications and standards, content management systems including Drupal, and database-driven website and applications.
  • Creativity and initiative thinking in developing and implementing new programs and applications.
  • Experience and understanding of integrated library software. Experience with Millennium or Encore, preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of content management system including Drupal and Web Design and user centered design best practices.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • Proven ability to pull teams together to get projects completed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public and colleagues.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and developing applications with Drupal, PHP, MYSQL a plus.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by March 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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

Shelver/Public Service Assistants

Job Title: 
Shelver/Public Service Assistants
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jan 30, 2015
Closing Date: 
Feb 28, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Part time (fewer than 20 hours per week)
Salary: 
$11.24 per hour
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Duties include working at the Central Library, East Branch Library, West Branch Library or as assigned, shelving library materials, photocopying, filing, and other duties as required.

May learn certain basic circulation and service desk transactions to back up service desks during assigned hours.

Positions available for those able to work Monday or Thursday mornings, Monday or Thursday evenings, Saturdays or Sundays, and other hours. Positions available for those hoping to work from 8 to 19 hours per week.

 

Requirements: 

 

  • Must enjoy helping people and have excellent customer service abilities
  • Must work with accuracy.
  • Must be flexible, particularly concerning schedule.
  • Multilingual a plus.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by February 28, 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Physical Demands: 

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and push book trucks.

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

Preventive Maintenance Manager

Job Title: 
Preventive Maintenance Manager
Posting Date: 
Jan 23, 2015
Closing Date: 
Feb 23, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$80,000 per year; paid weekly $1,538.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Under the direction of the Director of Capital Projects & Planning, the Preventive Maintenance Coordinator plans, organizes and directs the preventive maintenance of building systems but not limited to, electrical and mechanical systems involving air conditioning, heating and ventilation, and associated utilities. Individual also manages the maintenance and operation of building utility systems involving domestic and chilled water, electricity, gas, storm, sanitary sewage and includes filter changes, roof drain cleaning etc. 

Insure responsive, timely and thorough responses to the needs of the community. Individual provides cooperation and loyalty to higher authorities, peers, as well as subordinates. Encourages fellow workers to take greater personal responsibility for their areas of expertise, whereby improving their professional standing. Provides emphasis of cooperation with City Department’s as a support service organization.

Act as the lead coordinator in the development and oversight of all building preventive maintenance plans. Responsible for implementation, monitoring, and updating of preventive maintenance plans. Planned preventive maintenance will include tasks to be performed by the maintenance division and custodial division as well as duties related to contracts which are performed on a regular basis.

Input relevant information into a (CMMS) as a preventive maintenance task. These preventive maintenance tasks will insure that proper maintenance is performed and warranties will not become void due to failure of proper preventive maintenance. Management of an effective preventive maintenance system will prolong the life of city-owned buildings and reduce future capital expenditures.

Organize and manage all record drawings and operation manuals so that they can be found in a timely manner.

Monitors the quality of preventive maintenance, coordinates and provides total quality management through periodic inspections and/or daily oversight. These evaluations shall be forwarded to the Director of Capital Projects and Planning when requested.

Develops and schedules preventative maintenance tasks within the CMMS on a yearly basis.

Schedules tasks related to health/life safety and environmental compliance within the CMMS to ensure all applicable safety regulations, building codes and safety requirements are scheduled accordingly. Identifies and assists in correcting health and life safety issues in an efficient manner.

When emergency situations occur the Preventive Maintenance Coordinator must be available to assist City staff.

Ensure completion of preventive maintenance tasks related to mechanical systems and custodial equipment repairs in accordance with established standards.

This position may assist staff on specific training related to the CMMS and/or specific task requirements. Attend seminars and conventions related to modern methods, tools, and practices associated with maintenance. Schedule training and on-going professional development for staff related to the CMMS.

Requisition material and equipment necessary for the completion of preventive maintenance tasks within City buildings. Track backorders, correct, delete or re-order materials or equipment related to preventive maintenance.

Assist the Director of Capital Projects & Planning in conducting reviews of construction documents for both new construction and renovation projects related to providing preventive maintenance tasks.

Tracks and analyzes energy usage of all municipally owned assets, including buildings, streetlights, signalized intersections, parks and athletic fields. Manages energy data (may be though CMMS) and supports reporting of energy usage in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Environment. 

Identify energy conservation measure (ECM) projects for future development. Monitor and verify the results of implemented ECMs and track progress towards the City’s energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

The individual’s energy work is critical to meeting City goals including the Mayor’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions in Somerville by 2050, increased use of alternative energy in the city, and increased energy efficiency in City operations.

Any other relevant duties as required by the Director of Capital Projects & Planning. 

Requirements: 

 

  • Bachelors degree and ten (10) years of experience in building trades, including five (5) years of experience in maintenance supervision related to custodial, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, HVAC, and boiler systems. Custodial services experience a plus. Five (5) years experience working with a preventive maintenance system (CMMS) a plus.
  • Coordinating the implementation or updating of a new system is advantageous.
  • Certification in any of the following is desired: Certified Energy Manager (CEM) from the Association of Energy Engineers; Building Operator Certification (BOC) from Northwest Energy Efficiency Council; or a LEED certification issued from the US Green Building Council.
  • Valid Class D Driver’s License required.
  • Knowledge and ability to demonstrate techniques of using maintenance tools, repairing machinery, ability to operate computerized related systems and ability to formulate a computerized preventive maintenance program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff developers, contractors and trades personnel; ability to develop innovative, cost-effective programs to monitor construction projects; ability to prepare and administer budgets.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness of communication between the Building & Grounds Department and various Department Heads, Principals, staff and teachers. Supervisory skills demonstrate the ability to direct and secure the cooperation of the maintenance and custodial staff.
  • Expertise working with computers and knowledge of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Power Point etc…)
  • Understanding of standard calculations and reporting for greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and life cycle costing/ECM analysis.
  • Strong communication skills for clear, concise, and effective interaction with all concerned parties related to Facilities Department matters related to maintenance & custodial services. 
  • Written and oral communication skills a must.

 

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by February 23, 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.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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

Technology Librarian

Job Title: 
Technology Librarian
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jan 22, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jan 31, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Schedule as assigned including nights and weekends
Salary: 
$47,317.40 per year; paid weekly $909.95; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Technology Librarian reports to the Library Director or his or her designee. Oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. Supports Library Staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies. Assumes responsibility for library system in the absence of the Director and Associate Director. Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals. Oversees the development and implementation of payroll and business office automated systems, including accounts, statistics and other record-keeping and budget information. Oversees integrated library system and library services platforms. Assesses and recommends enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services. Oversees library-wide software installations and configurations and troubleshoots problems with software and equipment. Work with City's IT Department or appropriate City personnel to coordinate purchase and design of library technology. Finds appropriate uses for donated equipment and software. Researches, recommends, and expedites equipment, software, and technology purchases.

Responsible for training staff in the use of technologies and digital media and encouraging integration of innovative technologies throughout the library. Prepare and implement technology classes and workshops such as new tools and sites for staff and public. Prepare related digital and print manuals, tutorials, and guides for staff and public. Collaborate with library staff to create new and support existing platforms for library reference and instruction, such as tutorials, chat, streaming media, podcasting, publishing, and third party software.

Provides leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library's online, mobile, and digital presence, including website and digitization projects. Engage in usability testing and assessment of the library's website, mobile and other platforms.Work with community groups to promote library services. Work with public in reference and other departments as needed. Work with library staff on grants. Attend minuteman library network director's meetings in absence of the director or associate director. Work with minuteman library network committees and library associations to ensure that library staff members are aware of the latest trends in library technology. Represent the library on the minuteman library network technology committee and assistive technology committee. Other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements: 

Must have MLS (Masters in Library Science) from an ALA (American Library Association)-Accredited Library School.

 

  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and training staff.
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated knowledge of and experience with programming, networks (including Microsoft NT Operating System), Internet and software packages, digital media applications and standards, content management systems including Drupal, and database-driven website and applications.
  • Creativity and initiative thinking in developing and implementing new programs and applications.
  • Experience and understanding of integrated library software. Experience with Millennium or Encore, preferred.
  • Experience and understanding of content management system including Drupal and Web Design and user centered design best practices.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities.
  • Proven ability to pull teams together to get projects completed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public and colleagues.
  • Proficiency in programming languages and developing applications with Drupal, PHP, MYSQL a plus. 

 

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by January 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

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

Economic Development Assistant

Job Title: 
Economic Development Assistant
Posting Date: 
Jan 13, 2015
Closing Date: 
Feb 14, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full time
Salary: 
$50,000 per year; paid weekly at $961.54; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Economic Development Specialist position is meant to assist the City of Somerville in creating and implementing tools and strategies designed to help existing small businesses in the City's neighborhoods and squares. This position is meant to retain our existing small businesses while also attract new companies, making it easier for them to successfully negotiate through the application, review and permitting process.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, economic development assistance, helping to update and improve the department's presence on line and in the utilization of social media, assisting in the City's Commercial Property Improvement Program, serving as liaison to the various Main Streets programs within the City, interacting with business groups such the Chamber of Commerce and working on a cooperative basis with the other divisions (Planning and Zoning, Transportation and Infrastructure, Housing and Inspectional Services) that comprise the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development towards the goals and values articulated in "SomerVision", the City's Master Planning Document .

  • Serves as staff to various Boards and Commissions as assigned
  • Conducts and facilitates planning, economic development, historic preservation and transportation and infrastructure efforts
  • Researches and analyzes data
  • Manages events/initiatives relating to design, development and investment.
  • Collaborates on presentations for various state and federal agencies.
  • Performs analyses to support various city policies.
  • Prepares staff reports for cases before various boards and commissions.
  • Presents case information before various boards and commissions
  • Serves as lead coordinator on various projects
  • Supports the creation of economic development programs.
  • 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.
  • Generates minutes of meetings as needed.

 

Requirements: 

College Degree and three (3) years experience, particularly as it pertains to the continued vitality of neighborhood commercial districts; 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. An academic background focused upon business, economics or entrepreneurship preferred.

Detail oriented, to be self motivated and able to handle multiple assignments at the same time.

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.
Ability to speak and present in Spanish will be an advantage.


Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by February 13, 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. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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

School Nurse

Job Title: 
School Nurse
Posting Date: 
Dec 23, 2014
Closing Date: 
Jan 23, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$40,000 to $54,000 per year, depending on experience and education; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Performs school nursing services, which include but is not limited to responding to episodic or emergency health concerns of students, care as indicated for chronic disease management, communicable disease prevention and control and immunization of school children as necessary. Plans, organizes and coordinates health education programs. Prepares and distributes health information. Consults with teachers and other school department personnel on health issues and facilitates in-service education as needed. Collects and maintains public health/school health data using the electronic health record and prepares reports concerning public health/school health activities as required by Somerville Health Department. Facilitates and contributes in communication related to student health. Performs related duties as required.

Requirements: 

 

  • Active/Current Registration as registered nurse with Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or Masters in Nursing or Master of Education
  • Currently certified or eligible for Department of Education's School Nurse Certification (if not certified must take and successfully obtain certification within 2 years). *Failure to obtain certification may result in termination*
  • Bilingual/Bicultural experience preferred.
  • Experience caring for children with special health care needs preferred.

 

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by January 23, 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

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