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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

Planner - Historic Preservation

Job Title: 
Planner - Historic Preservation
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, sub-division 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.

  • Provides staff recommendations to historic commission, planning board and zoning board of appeals
  • Provides assistance to the public regarding proposed changes to historic properties that need review by historic commission and/or planning board and zoning board of appeals
  • Participates in efforts to increase awareness and improve regulatory process for review of modification to typical Somerville developments
  • Attends, participates in, and provides comments at, meetings of the Somerville historic preservation commission, zoning board and planning board
  • Researches and analyzes data
  • Collaborates on presentations for various 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 Historic Commission
  • Presents case information before various boards and commissions
  • 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.

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's 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 Historic Preservation 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

Program Compliance Officer

Job Title: 
Program Compliance Officer
Posting Date: 
May 01, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jun 02, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$51,500.00 per year; paid weekly $990.38 per week; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The employee will assist the Director of Finance and Administration by performing a variety of duties in the administration and implementation of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program including the review and interpretation of budget forms and other financial documents, program monitoring and reporting; and will provide professional assistance to the City’s professional planning staff. The program analyst will also serve as the department Davis-Bacon Compliance officer. Performs all related duties.

  • Assists in the data input, maintenance management of information in the HUD IDIS program and MUNIS.
  • Undertakes monitoring duties for assigned projects/programs funded by HUD (CDBG), state, and federal grant programs.
  • Serves as Davis-Bacon act compliance officer (responsible for preparing the semi-annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report)
  • Prepares contracts with vendors; prepares and submits compliance reports to HUD.
  • Coordinates and documents the HUD Environmental review process with other technical staff as required.
  • Prepares, approves and submits bill rolls.
  • Monitor sub-recipient budgets and expenditures; coordinate project performance with CDBG sub-recipients to ensure timely spending of funds.
  • Works to assure project/program compliance with HUD regulations (CDBG guidelines etc.)
Requirements: 

Bachelor's 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.

Thorough working knowledge of office procedures and machines; working knowledge of state regulations and laws pertaining to HUD, and specifically CDBG, ESG and HOME.

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 City employees, City officials, funding agencies and the public.

Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, database, internet and spreadsheet applications; basic familiarity with municipal accounting practices.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by June 1, 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

Emergency 911 Call Taker/Dispatcher

Job Title: 
Emergency 911 Call Taker/Dispatcher
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Apr 30, 2015
Closing Date: 
May 09, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Rotating days / 4 on – 2 off / 3:30PM – 11:30PM
Salary: 
$46,241.00 per year; paid weekly at $889.25; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 
  • Work in a 24-Hour-a-Day, State-of-the-Art enhanced 911 facility.
  • Must be alert, calm, able to cope with emergencies, detail-oriented.
  • Clear and distinct speech is essential.
  • Experience with computer-aided dispatch and record-keeping preferred.
  • CPR/First Responder Trained preferred.
  • Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural experience a plus.

Facility is handicap accessible. Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.

Requirements: 

 

Candidates must submit to a Criminal Record Check.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by May 8, 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

Local Building Inspector

Job Title: 
Local Building Inspector
Posting Date: 
Apr 27, 2015
Closing Date: 
May 15, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$55,686.80 per year; paid weekly at $1,070.90; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Under the supervision of a supervisory employee of higher grade who reviews work, rules and regulations; inspects ongoing and completed construction to determine compliance with the Massachusetts' State Building Code and any other applicable State or City statutes, rules and regulations, ordinances and/or by-laws; approves or disapproves plans for the construction, reconstruction, alteration or repair of buildings or structures. Conducts field inspections to determine the safety and stability of existing structures and buildings; approves, issues and denies building permits; issues certificate of use and occupancy; responds to complaints and problems regarding building code violations; inspects fire-damaged buildings; investigates and prepares the Inspectional Services Division's position for presentation to the court concerning the violations of the building code, zoning ordinances and other related rules and regulations; makes reports and keeps records of inspections and investigations. Performs other related duties as required.

Requirements: 

In accordance with MGL Chapter 143, must have at least five (5) years of experience in the supervision of building construction or design or, in the alternative, a two (2) year associate degree in a field relating to building construction or design or any combination of education and experience which would confer equivalent knowledge and ability.

State certification as a Local Building Inspector preferred; or must possess advanced qualifications to be certified by the BBRS, in accordance with the provisions of 780 CMR R7, within 18 months of appointment.

Experience reading, interpreting and applying the Massachusetts state building codes 780 CMR; working diagrams, plans and specifications for building structures; standard references and charts for checking specifications and code standards.

Ability to acquire a general knowledge of the provisions of the local and state zoning ordinances. Able to perform basic mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

Must possess a current valid Massachusetts Class D Driver's license and have access to a motor vehicle in working condition during all working hours.

Bi-lingual ability and experience with electronic permitting software preferred.

Must be computer literate, with good communication and writing skills. Proven ability using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Ability to work with the public enforcing and interpreting regulations and ordinances in a firm, tactful, and impartial manner.

Work Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00AM-4:00PM, Thursday 8:00AM-7:00PM, Friday 8:00AM-12:00PM

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by May 15, 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