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Public Health Nurse Manager

Job Title: 
Public Health Nurse Manager
Posting Date: 
Nov 30, 2016
Closing Date: 
Dec 15, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$67,499.64 per year; paid weekly at $1,298.07; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Supervises the Public Health Nurse Program. Supervises all Public Health Nurses on staff. Provides immunizations and PPD (TB) testing to eligible residents and maintain records of those services. Conducts case management of TB cases including (but not limited to): testing of contacts to active cases of TB & direct observation therapy (DOT) - which may take place in the home, work place, or parking lot or health department. Maintains contact with regional and state wide TB Clinic personnel. Provides patient education and support during course of medication treatment while observing for side effects and encouraging compliance with drug regimen. May be required to work flexible hours to enhance compliance with drug regimen. Collects sputum specimens to assess access effectiveness of medication and further course of treatment. Manages the organization and operations for annual Flu clinics held at various locations in Somerville, ordering of vaccine from MADPH and private vendors, provision of vaccine as available to uninsured or underinsured, provision of vaccines made available for public immunization campaigns. Participate in Emergency Planning activities and act as liaison with school personnel. Management and participation in Emergency Preparedness activities. Supervision and support of Public Health Nurse based at the Somerville Public Schools Parent Information Center. Review of medical records of incoming Somerville Public School students including the initiation of record in Health Master System used by School Nurses. Identification of medical needs and initiation of parent/guardian permission slips for school based medications as needed. Provision of DPH mandated vaccinations to uninsured children entering the Somerville School system. Special issues such as allergies, asthma, or any form of environmental or social accommodations are identified. Conducts TB testing if needed and referral to TB Clinic for further evaluation. Acts as health consultant to Day Care facilities in the City. Investigates Communicable diseases using ISIS and MAVEN systems. Mumps, measles, & food borne illness investigation and control measures in such as salmonella, Campylobacter, & vector borne illnesses. Participation in governmental and community organizations related to planning and implementing Public Health Nursing services in Somerville.

Requirements: 

Must possess a valid, current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts.

B.S.N in Nursing preferred. Candidates with an ADN or Diploma with at least 5 years experience in community health nursing, school nursing, and/or ambulatory care will be considered.

Prior experience in Public Health/School Nursing and/or Ambulatory Nursing strongly preferred

Must have access to own transportation and ability to travel throughout community and to State Lab Institute on a daily basis.

Must be competent in use of Microsoft Office and have experience using electronic health record programs.

Must be physically able to bend, lift 20 pounds, and move up and down stairs.

Must have current CPR and First Aid certification.

Bilingual/Bicultural experience preferred.

If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Wednesday, December 14, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

Urban Revitalization Specialist

Job Title: 
Urban Revitalization Specialist
Posting Date: 
Nov 01, 2016
Closing Date: 
Nov 09, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$85,000.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,634.62; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Urban Revitalization Specialist for Economic Development is responsible for project management of complex development scenarios by providing technical assistance to elected and appointed officials; development of new economic development procedures; preparing written project analysis; interfacing with state and federal agencies; and managing consultant contracts including scope-of-work and budgets. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Provides technical assistance to elected officials regarding planning activities in the city.
  • Researches and implements programs to enhance economic development
  • Manages and implements development projects.
  • Manages consultant contracts.
  • Manages RFP's and property disposition.
  • Interfaces with local community, other city department, and state/federal agencies.
  • Prepares written project analysis/response.
  • Develops new planning procedures.
  • Designs and prepares urban design plans.
  • Manages the public process dealing with planning initiatives
  • Prepares staff reports for a variety of Boards and Commissions
  • Presents case information at a Board and Commission meetings
  • Coordinates community outreach and participation processes
  • Provides technical assistance to elected officials regarding planning activities

Requirements: 

Bachelor's Degree and seven (7) 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 preferred.

Knowledge of community, action groups, politics (local), neighborhoods and business concerns; Considerable knowledge of economic, sociological and environmental aspects of planning.

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.

If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Tuesday, November 8, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

Library Technician III

Job Title: 
Library Technician III
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 27, 2016
Closing Date: 
Nov 11, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$44,191.16 per year; paid weekly at $849.83; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Under the direction of the Branch Department Head, responsible for selection of children's materials and collection development; program planning, such as story hours and storytelling as well as performances by professionals. Coordinating activities with the supervisor of children's services. Assisting with reference questions. Planning and implementing school visits and neighborhood outreach. Performs circulation and public service desk tasks at any of the Libraries. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

Bachelor's Degree in Library Services, education or related field plus one year experience working with children, or five years experience with children in the Somerville Public Library.

Exceptional customer service and communication skills.

Ability to work with children from pre-school through teens.

Knowledge of children's literature.

Knowledge of PC computer software and Millenium Library System operation preferred.

Facility with details.

Ability to pull book carts, bend, lift, carry and empty boxes of library materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Thursday, November 10, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

Recruiter

Job Title: 
Recruiter
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 26, 2016
Closing Date: 
Nov 10, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
20 hours per week
Salary: 
$29.71 per hour; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The employee is responsible for the overall hiring process for the City of Somerville. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Communicate with hiring managers and interview panel members the steps of the interview process and legal requirements associated.
  • Review resumes and identifies candidates meeting minimum qualifications for positions.
  • Review and approve questions to be asked during the interview process.
  • Work closely with local organizations, veteran's office, Equity & Inclusion officer, and other entities or parties on ideal places to advertise reaching a diverse candidate pool.
  • Lead interview process.
  • Listen to the interview panels needs and give feedback on candidate interviews.
  • Ensure selection and offers comply with Federal, State, and Local regulations and hiring policies.
  • Review reference checks.
  • Work with the Mayor's executive office to schedule final interviews.
  • Extend offers to candidates.

 

 

Requirements: 

Associates 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. (SHRM-CP or HRCI-PHR preferred)

Understanding of Federal and State regulations including but not limited to FLSA, ADA, MCAD, and EEO. Understanding of best practices for hiring.

Ability to handle problems 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.

If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Wednesday, November 9, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

COA Social Worker

Job Title: 
COA Social Worker
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 25, 2016
Closing Date: 
Nov 09, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Social Worker assists elders to advocate for themselves and oversees the provision of services that will support their mental health. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Provides information and referral and outreach services for older adults
  • Attends professional development programs and inter agency meetings to maintain knowledge of current elderly service programs and to promote COA programs and services
  • Leads regular elderly support group meetings
  • Maintains records of program attendance and activity details
  • Develops and conducts programming
  • Assists elders with the completion of application forms for assistance
  • Serves as an advocate for older adults, their families and caregivers
  • Physically assist the elderly and perform CPR when needed
  • Conducts protective home visits with at-risk elders
  • Conducts individual counseling, as needed

 

 

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. State Social Worker Certification required.

MA. Social Work License Required
Valid driver's license
CPR/First Aid Certification w/in three months of hire and continually maintained thereafter

Working knowledge of programs and resources for elders; familiarity with health and social issues affecting the elderly. Working knowledge of State and Federal programs and services to meet the needs of elderly and handicapped persons.

Ability to interact appropriately and sensitively with elderly and handicapped persons; ability to interact well with staff, participants and caregivers; ability to speak effectively and to communicate with individuals and groups; ability to adapt and be flexible in response to quickly to changing situations.

Excellent oral and written communication skills; working hardware and software computer skills; skill in working with elderly individuals with mental and/or physical handicaps; compassion for the elderly; patience and understanding.

If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.


 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Tuesday, November 8, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

Procurement Analyst

Job Title: 
Procurement Analyst
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 25, 2016
Closing Date: 
Nov 08, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Procurement Analyst is a dynamic, team-oriented position responsible for key functions of the City of Somerville's procurement process across all municipal departments. The City seeks a hands-on, strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal and data management skills to support the competitive and compliant procurement of supplies, services, materials and equipment. A demonstrated ability to learn and interpret relevant state and local laws pertaining to public procurement and contracts is essential.

As an integral member of the six-person Purchasing Department, the Procurement Analyst works with department level managers to ensure that the City engages in cost effective, value-driven purchasing procedures and is in compliance with state, local and governmental laws. This position has broad exposure to all aspects of public procurement in the City.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Soup-to-nuts procurement and contract management, including scope of work/specifications development, bid development and distribution, coordinating pre-bid conferences, opening bids, bid evaluation and tabulation, and issuing contract awards.
  • Assists various municipal departments in analysis of product and service needs and participates in the development of specifications for use in competitively sourcing contractors.
  • Analyzes and presents procurement related data to identify cost-saving opportunities and strategies for attracting competitive vendors.
  • Develops and maintains a suite of tools used by City departments and the procurement staff to evaluate bids and proposals based on price, quality, availability, reliability, technical support and other factors.
  • Ensures that City departments document vendor performance to inform procurement decisions and further development of specifications and scopes of work.
  • Researches, maintains, and communicates the current availability and appropriateness of various collaborative contracts, including but not limited to statewide contracts and contracts procured by other public entities and consortia.

 

 

Requirements: 

 

  • Successful candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, public policy or related field demonstrating research and analytical skills. Master's degree a plus.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed analytical skills and ability to translate raw data into usable information and present such data to a range of audiences.
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel and Word.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in procurement related role or equivalent. MCPPO (Massachusetts Certified Public Procurement Official) certification desirable at time of hire; must become certified within first year of hire.
  • If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

 

 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Monday, November 7, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

Project Assistant

Job Title: 
Project Assistant
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Nov 13, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Up to 19 hours per week
Salary: 
$25.00 per hour
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Project Assistant (PA) is primarily responsible for providing technical assistance to police departments in Somerville Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team-Training & Technical Assistance Center (CIT-TTAC) region. PA will work closely with Sr. Crime Analyst and Evaluation Partners to assist departments in implementing data collections systems to identify calls for service related to behavioral health issues and develop strategies to track short-and long-term outcomes and the impact of crisis intervention teams (CIT). PA will also be responsible for managing and updating content on the internal Metro-Boston CIT web site dedicated to public safety. This will include monitoring the blog; researching CIT trends nationwide; updating resources and identifying common challenges and successes; and managing requests for on-site assistance. PA will be responsible for monitoring web traffic and work closely with COHR Director to develop web content.

Position will be based at the Somerville Police Department but will require frequent travel in the Metro-Boston Region and North Shore Region to conduct follow-up and outreach with service providers and police.

Administrative duties include scheduling, advertising, and registrations for all training programs and assembling all resources and materials for training binders. PA will be responsible for monitoring web traffic, posting content online, and scheduling site visits and/or conference calls with partners to conduct implementation problem solving.

  • Provide on-site technical assistance to local police departments in implementing data collection systems to identify calls for service.
  • Work with Evaluation team and each department to identify strategies to track short-and long-term outcomes.
  • Monitors web traffic and works closely with COHR Director to facilitate development of web content.
  • Ensures that the web site meets the goals of DMH and best practice standards for law enforcement.
  • Works with Community Mentoring Coordinator to post and update active online resources for all community partners.
  • Responsible for all administrative tasks associated with training programs, including advertising and registration, site coordination, and confirmation details for all trainings.

 

 

Requirements: 

 

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree in behavioral health, public policy or public health preferred, or actively pursuing degree and/or certification.
  • Familiar with concepts, practices, and procedures related to Jail Diversion and Mental Health & Law Enforcement collaborations. Background in Behavioral health case management and broader understanding of continuum of criminal justice system.
  • Experience with data collection or management in a professional or academic setting.
  • Experience with social media, managing content, and monitoring blog.
  • Bilingual in Portuguese, Spanish, and/or Haitian Creole preferred.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams, prior experience working with law enforcement or public safety preferred.
  • Good written and verbal skills. Ability to communicate technical processes and skill to individuals at varying levels of management.
  • Experience in record-keeping and demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow and enforce the policies and procedures of the program.
  • Be able to work independently and be responsible.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office products; experience with Access software is a plus.
  • Experience with police records management systems is a plus.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Saturday, November 12, 2016, 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

COHR Case Manager/Jail Diversion

Job Title: 
COHR Case Manager/Jail Diversion
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Nov 13, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Up to 19 hours per week
Salary: 
$23.00-$25.00 per hour; depending on experience
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Community Outreach, Help & Recovery Case Manager is primarily responsible for providing out-reach and follow- up for individuals incarcerated at the Billerica Jail and referred by Somerville District Court. This program provides services primarily to adults with addiction and co-occurring mental health whose illness is the primary reason for their involvement in the criminal justice system. Services may include supportive assessments, development of community support meetings for adults age 18+ with varying levels of impairment, and serving as a liaison to connect individuals with community resources with a framework of recovery. Case Manager will also work with family members and provide supports and resources to assist family members in understanding the disease of addiction, informing family members of the value of family supports and treatment options.

Position will be based at the Police Department but will require frequent travel in the Somerville and to Billerica Jail to meet with individuals to provide case management services focused on re-entry supports.

Administrative duties include maintaining an active referral data base; conducting research to maintain current best practice on supporting re-entry from the criminal justice system; work with Director of COHR to maintain and improve data collection; gather input from community providers and police officers to assess needs and improve access services and self-care supports.

  • Conduct needs assessments for clients referred, and writes necessary documentation.
  • Collaborate with community partners to provide group counseling to at risk clients regarding mental health and substance abuse. Groups can include educational, life skills, relapse prevention groups, relaxation and stress management.
  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Coordinate and schedule case intervention reviews and engage in care consultation regarding specific clients with other staff, relatives and appropriate representatives of other agencies, including social service agencies, housing authorities, health care providers, courts and vocational issues.
  • Make appropriate referrals and provide monitoring for compliance.
  • Maintain active database of community resources including treatment and support programming. Database will be updated on a monthly basis.

 

 

Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred; BSW/MSW, CADAC/LADAC, LMHC, or equivalent or actively pursuing certification in counseling, social work or psychology.
  • Bi-lingual in Portuguese, Spanish and or Haitian Creole preferred.
  • Experience in working with individuals impacted by addiction.
  • Good written and verbal skills, computer skills, record keeping, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow and enforce the policies and procedures of the program.
  • Be able to work independently and be responsible.
  • Familiarity with Excel, Power Point and Microsoft office software and ability to learn QED and CAD police specific database systems.

 

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Saturday, November 12, 2016, 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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 Planner - Transportation

Job Title: 
Senior Planner - Transportation
Posting Date: 
Oct 11, 2016
Closing Date: 
Oct 21, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$85,000.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,634.62; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Senior Planner performs field work, technical analysis, street design, public education, project management and interdepartmental coordination around multimodal mobility planning, engineering and urban design in New England's most densely-populated city. Candidates for this position should be highly motivated to ensure that public and private investment advance Somerville's goal to become the most walkable, bikeable, transit-accessible city in the nation. Candidate will lead program design, program management and project delivery of activities associated with implementing the mobility goals outlined in the City's Five-Year and Annual plans under its federal Community Development Block Grant program and consistent with SomerVision, the City's legally-adopted Comprehensive Plan.

Candidates should be equally enthusiastic about field work with public safety and public works professionals, desk-based design development and project/financial management, and high-intensity public engagement. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Performs transportation planning and engineering work in one or more functional areas such as policy planning, project development and design, financing, construction and/or traffic operations.
  • Collaborates with the City's Traffic & Parking Department, Police Department, and Department of Public Works around capital projects, construction management, operations & maintenance activities (including preparation, implementation and evaluation of Standard Operating Procedures), traffic calming interventions, bike / pedestrian facilities and signal operations.
  • Plays a lead role in street design efforts, ranging from temporary, low-cost pilot projects to large-scale capital projects.
  • Manages consultant engagements, including scoping, contracting, project management and community process to advance the goals of City's federal Community Development Block Grant program, adopted Comprehensive Plan and Neighborhood Plans.
  • Provides in-house review of consultant-generated transportation analysis and reports, including traffic studies.
  • Assists interdisciplinary staff teams of community planners working on neighborhood or corridor plans.
  • Interfaces with project and program partners including the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MBTA bus operations, neighboring municipalities, nonprofit and advocacy organizations at the local, regional and national scale.
  • Serves as Somerville's primary point-of-contact with the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and manage our participation as an affiliate member city.

 

 

Requirements: 

Master's Degree in transportation planning, engineering, or a closely related field and six (6) years' experience in municipal government, stage agency positions or private consulting roles; 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.

P.E. or P.T.O.E. licensure is desirable. AICP certification may be considered. EIT certification may be considered.

Knowledge of Principles and practices of multimodal transportation planning, engineering, and design; Knowledge of federal and state regulations and guidelines such as the Highway Capacity Manual, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), NACTO guidebooks including Urban Street Design Guide, Urban Bikeway Design Guide and Transit Street Design Guide, and MassDOT Separated Bike Lane Planning & Design Guide. Knowledge of municipal and state project development processes from visioning and scoping through design, permitting, financing and construction.

Ability to work effectively with the City's Traffic Engineer, Highway Superintendent, and other relevant interdepartmental staff. Ability to read and understand engineering plans and supervise implementation of lane markings plans. Ability to prepare conceptual street design graphics using AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS or SketchUp. Manage field data collection and analysis to ensure accurate and up-to-date pedestrian counts, bike counts and traffic counts. Ability to interpret traffic simulation models (i.e. Synchro, Simtraffic, Vissim, etc.). Ability to formulate findings and recommendations to interdepartmental staff, elected officials, outside agencies, contractors, engineers, advocates and the general public. Ability to scope and manage consultant contracts.

Skilled public speaker; excellent customer service, planning and design skills. Design software skill (i.e. AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite) is preferable; Project and contract scoping skills required; contract and consultant management skills required; Strong written and oral communication with peers, consultants, contractors, and representatives of other agencies; Public speaking, facilitating and public presentations are required; Managing multiple tasks and deadlines. Multilingual capacity desirable.

If a degree or certification is required for this position, you are encouraged to submit with your resume either a copy of your degree or certification OR official/unofficial transcripts which verify the date and degree obtained. However, proof of this education requirement must be submitted prior to appointment.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Thursday, October 20, 2016 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

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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

School Nurse

Job Title: 
School Nurse
Posting Date: 
Oct 06, 2016
Closing Date: 
Oct 21, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$40,000 to $55,000 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 Thursday, October 20, 2016, 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


City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

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. 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