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Project Manager - Utilities

Job Title: 
Project Manager - Utilities
Posting Date: 
Jul 22, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$82,084.60 per year; paid weekly at $1,578.55; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Capital Projects Project Manager - Utilities is responsible for managing and coordinating major water, wastewater, and storm water capital improvement projects. This position coordinates and directs all activities and personnel involved in the implementation and completion of projects and contracts including but not limited to design, scheduling, construction, budget and construction compliance. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Oversee the design and construction of major utility improvement projects including water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure.
  • Insures that capital construction projects are designed, conducted and completed in accordance with goals established by the Capital Projects and Planning Department with respect to quality of work, schedule and budget
  • Plans and executes the design and construction of municipal utilities in conformance with Federal, State and local regulations and design standards ensuring that the work meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Works closely with the Engineering Department, the Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and the Office of Sustainability and Environment to create project design standards and recommend critical design elements in the planning of the City's transportation and utility system infrastructure. Project priorities include:
    • Balancing transportation modes: pedestrian, bike, bus and car
    • Reducing volumes of storm water entering the sewer and combined sewer system through low impact development techniques
    • Managing, organizing, coordinating and monitoring activities and functions of projects in cooperation with other departments and outside agencies, contractors and design professionals.
    • Coordinating and managing private consultants in the study, design and construction oversight of capital improvement projects. Managing projects through the public procurement process including bidding and construction.
  • Determines need for, reviews and approves Amendments and Change Orders on design and/or construction projects.
  • Reviews and approves Contractors' Certificates for Payment and/or consultant invoices.
  • Reviews, approves or details changes needed on consultant work products.
  • Analyzes and prepares written reports on program and project performance using qualitative analyses and other project management techniques.
  • Develops program and project budgets, schedules, work plans, and cost estimates and projections.
  • Works cooperatively with other City employees and private organizations to facilitate project implementation and completion.
  • Interacts with utility companies and other governmental agencies to obtain necessary permits and clearances and to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Meets and works with elected officials, community representatives, business owners and residents to review proposed projects and activities, address questions and comments and educate community on the value and need for proposed projects.
  • May make presentations to Aldermen Committees as well as to resident advocacy groups.
  • Attends and manages public meetings outside of regular work hours.

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering with five to seven (5-7) years of 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.

Professional Engineer's License in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Valid MA Class D Motor Vehicle Driver's License.

Knowledge of principles and practices of engineering, research methods and report presentation, principles of budgeting, accounting and finance methods; knowledge of environmental laws and regulations as they pertain to municipal water and sewer system design, construction and operation; knowledge of industry standards and best practices (e.g. AWWA); knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations related to engineering, environment, infrastructure and procurement; knowledge and expertise with various local, state and federal funding mechanisms for infrastructure.

Ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar; use and interpret graphical information such as construction plans, schematic drawings, wiring drawings, flow charts, layouts and other visual aids, and electronic project management applications; interpret information accurately and make decisions according to existing laws, regulations and policies; ability to manage multiple projects of various complexities with competing interest and multiple funding sources.

Proficient communication skills, both verbal and written as well as the ability to deal with the public in tense situations; proficiency with computers in all office software along with various engineering software applications like GIS or Arc View.

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.

Physical Demands: 

The job announcement will remain open until the position is filled.

Send your resume and cover letter:

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

Administrative Assistant (Technology Librarian)

Job Title: 
Administrative Assistant (Technology Librarian)
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 19, 2016
Closing Date: 
Aug 20, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$49,229.44 per year; paid weekly at $946.72; 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 Deputy 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 deputy 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: 

MLS from an ALA-Accredited Library School. Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited Institution.

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 work independently; and proven problem-solving 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.

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 Friday, August 19, 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

Treasurer/Collector

Job Title: 
Treasurer/Collector
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 18, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
Commensurate with experience
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The City of Somerville is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Treasurer/Collector. Reporting to the Finance Director, the Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the administration, management, and operation of a municipal finance division in a city with a $222 million total operating budget and an AA+ bond rating. Supervising a staff of ten FTEs, the position is responsible for the collection, processing, record keeping, and enforcement of all municipal taxes and user charges together with the receipt, recording, custody, management, and disbursement of all municipal funds. Responsible for borrowing, investing and management of funds; includes the planning, issuance, and management of all municipal indebtedness and any related duties. Reconciles all bank accounts and cash and receivables; manages all payroll withholdings including state and federal taxes, health and life insurance, and deferred compensation; institutes collection proceedings against any past due accounts; and works with taxpayers to resolve problems related to taxes and utility bills.

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree in accounting, economics, business administration, finance or related field; broad experience in municipal financial management or banking; experience in MUNIS software preferred; or a combination of education and experience that enables performance of all aspects of the position. Incumbent must be bondable. Certified Mass. Municipal Collector/Treasurer highly preferred and required within five years of appointment.

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Fax: (617) 666-4426
TTY: (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

Assistant Purchasing Director

Job Title: 
Assistant Purchasing Director
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Aug 13, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$66,950 per year; paid weekly at $1,287.50; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Assistant Purchasing Director is a dynamic leadership 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 for departments citywide. A demonstrated ability to learn and interpret relevant state and local laws pertaining to public procurement and contracts is essential.

Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer/Purchasing Director, the Assistant Director serves as the department's operations manager and functional business owner of the purchasing requisition system. This position works with the Purchasing Director, other Purchasing Department staff and project managers in other municipal departments to ensure clear and consistent communication and implementation of policies and procedures. This position also facilitates strategic procurement planning and bid management with a broad portfolio of municipal departments.

Main job functions and related duties are outlined below:

 

  • Manages and maintains data systems for incoming procurement requests, contracts (including contract expiration tracking) and purchase orders (departmental spend analysis, etc.).
  • Manages Excel-based tracking systems, prepares reports and presents data related to procurement activities to Purchasing staff and city departments to inform decision-making.
  • Administers daily operation of MUNIS contract database.
  • Reviews and verifies compliance of requisitions prior to generating purchase orders.
  • Communicates routinely with Auditing Department staff and departmental finance managers to improve operational efficiency and to identify and troubleshoot potential compliance issues.
  • Identifies opportunities for operational improvements as part of continuous improvement goals of the Purchasing Department.
  • Solicits bids, proposals and quotations for various departments to procure supplies and services, including public design and construction.
  • Obtains, reviews and evaluates comparative prices and quotations.
  • Assists in the negotiation, awarding and drafting of contracts, renewals and amendments, working with lawyers, internal customers and vendors.
  • Prepares and coordinates bid documents, including public notices to bidders, instructions to bidders, price proposal forms, and criteria for evaluation of proposals.
  • Works with departments to develop specifications for bids and contracts.
  • Assists in developing purchasing policies and reexamining internal processes.
  • Interacts with vendors in pre- and post-award phases, and to facilitate compliant procurement practices.
  • Develops and maintains procurement-related records, such as bid solicitation documents, prospective bidders' lists, documentation of proposal evaluations, notices of award, and contracts.
  • Manages other high-priority City-wide efforts and projects on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Provides support with City-wide training efforts, including the development and roll-out of procurement resources and materials.

 

Requirements: 

College degree and at least 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.

MCPPO (Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official) certification within six (6) months of appointment.

Knowledge and experience with public procurement; advanced knowledge of MS Office software including Excel and other database skills; knowledge and experience with MUNIS or similar financial databases.

Problem solving ability; excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills; experience in developing and implementing performance standards and measures a plus. Strong administrative skills including ability to organize multiple projects at once and process, analyze and operationalize data.

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Friday, August 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

Legislative Liaison

Job Title: 
Legislative Liaison
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 11, 2016
Closing Date: 
Jul 20, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Responsibilities include communication and coordination with key external partners such as the
Board of Aldermen, the State Delegation, the Federal Delegation, the Governor's Office,
executive offices in other municipalities, and the School Department as well as other public
entities, business associations and non-profit organizations. Employee is required to perform all
similar or related duties.

  • Serves as liaison to the Board of Aldermen, the State Delegation, the Federal Delegation,
the Governor's Administration, other municipalities, and the School Department; works closely with Intergovernmental Affairs Director to respond to requests and effectively collaborate with key external partners.
  • Builds information links so that data flows efficiently between the Mayor, Departments, The Board of Alderman and the public.
  • Collaborates with the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, Intergovernmental Affairs Director, and other Departments as necessary, to develop policy recommendations.
  • Works with the Board of Aldermen to find answers and identify solutions to questions and concerns raised by residents.
  • Participates in citywide budget planning and review in preparation for Board
presentations; responds to related Board inquiries.
  • Tracks local, state, and federal legislation of importance to the City of Somerville; collaborates with relevant Departments to advocate and write testimony of behalf of the City.
  • Serves as project manager on specific initiatives.
  • Represents the Administration at Board of Aldermen meetings and public meetings as needed.

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's Degree in public policy, public administration, business, finance, statistics, or computer science 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 preferred.

Working knowledge of municipal operations. Working knowledge in handling and analysis of administrative data practices and techniques; working knowledge of office software including word processing, access and spread sheet applications. Knowledge of accounting and finance analysis techniques to interpret and manipulate departmental financial information and to assist with the design and development of the program/performance based budget.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with department personnel conflicts regarding strategy, policy and operations; ability to work independently in an efficient manner; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to establish and maintain complex record keeping and accounting systems; ability to manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner; ability to carry out assignments to completion in an efficient and accurate manner. Ability to develop excellent facilitation and public speaking skills.

Skill in operating personal computers and applicable word processing and spread sheet applications; excellent interpersonal skills; time management skills, self-motivational skills and organizational skills are very important. Excellent written and public speaking communication 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 Monday, July 18, 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

Planner – Zoning Case Review

Job Title: 
Planner – Zoning Case Review
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jul 10, 2016
Closing Date: 
Jul 23, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$75,000 per year; paid weekly at $1,442.31; 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 the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Serves as lead coordinator on various development projects before the Boards
  • Researches and analyzes data
  • Creates master plan updates, participates in neighborhood plans and assists with urban design alternatives.
  • Collaborates on presentations for various city, regional, 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 Design Review Committee
  • 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
  • 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 public process dealing with planning initiatives
  • 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.

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 Friday, July 22, 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

Planner – Urban Forestry & Landscape

Job Title: 
Planner – Urban Forestry & Landscape
Posting Date: 
Jul 10, 2016
Closing Date: 
Jul 30, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$75,000 per year; paid weekly at $1,442.31; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Planner performs field work, technical analysis, public education and interdepartmental coordination around arboriculture practices, plant health, risk management and policy planning to support stewardship of the 12,000 public trees and 160 acres of publicly-accessible open space in New England's most densely-populated city. Candidate will aid in program management and project delivery of activities associated with implementing the Open Space goals outlined in the City's Five-Year and Annual plans under its federal Community Development Block Grant program.

Candidates for this position should be highly motivated to practice and knowledgeable of arboriculture and landscape planning/ stewardship in a complex urban environment. Candidates should be equally enthusiastic about field work with tree crews, desk-based mapping and analytics and public engagement. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

  • Perform arboriculture work in one or more functional areas such as tree condition assessment, risk management, pruning procedures, soil management, insect and disease control, tree removal and planting.
  • Inspect trees and related plants for quality, condition, defects, pests and other risks and determine best protective and corrective action.
  • Envision and prepare updates to the City's 2009 Tree Inventory and Urban Forest Management Plan
  • Interface with the City's Department of Public Works around preparation, implementation and evaluation of Standard Operating Procedures for tree maintenance, pruning, removal and related activities.
  • Ensure quality control for tree work by private utility companies and contractors, including field work and policy development.
  • Design, implement and evaluate training programs for City staff.
  • Research, prepare and implement planting specifications and oversee pilot projects to test effectiveness.
  • Lead community planning efforts associated with urban forestry, green infrastructure, and landscape management.
  • Prepare and deliver public education messages and materials.
  • Evaluate planting plans for sidewalk, street and parks reconstruction projects.

 

 

Requirements: 

Associate’s Degree in forestry, arboriculture, horticulture, landscape contracting, or a closely related with five years experience or field Bachelor’s degree in any of above fields. (Bachelor’s degree preferred) Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or a closely related field, with arboriculture concentration, will be considered. Three (3) years’ experience in tree and plant care operations; experience as foreperson or supervisor with a private tree company or landscape service is desirable. Master’s degree in a relevant field may be considered. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certification is desirable; or candidates must receive ISA certification within 180 days of hire. Extensions to this requirement may be considered. Additional certifications including ISA Municipal Specialist, Massachusetts Certified Arborist, Registered Landscape Architect may be accepted. Knowledge of principles and practices of arboriculture; ANSI A300 Standards, ANSI Z60.1; and other relevant standards. Ability to work effectively with the City’s Superintendent of Lights & Lines and City tree crew, which consists of one foreman and three laborers. Ability to interface with City contract arborists and private utility tree contractors. Ability to read and understand plan drawings and supervise implementation of a planting plan on sidewalk, street and parks construction projects. Manage field data collection and analysis to ensure accurate and up-to-date tree inventory. Ability to formulate findings and recommendations to interdepartmental staff, and prepare technical reports. Design software skill (i.e. AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Sketch Up, Adobe Suite) is preferable; database software skill (Excel, TreeKeeper, etc) is essential. 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.

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 resume along with a cover letter by Friday, July 29, 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

Sustainability Coordinator

Job Title: 
Sustainability Coordinator
Posting Date: 
Jul 06, 2016
Closing Date: 
Jul 20, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$66,950.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,287.50; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The City of Somerville is seeking a Sustainability Coordinator for the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). OSE is responsible for policy, planning, and programs for sustainability in municipal operations and the community. The Sustainability Coordinator is a critical part of the team leading the City's activities on climate change. The ideal candidate has a broad knowledge of sustainability as well as deep expertise in certain topics, can work both independently and as part of team, has experience managing projects and relationships, and possesses the passion and curiosity necessary to expand one of the country's most ambitious sustainability programs.

The employee manages sustainability related activities for the City, acts as an advisor and technical resource for departments across the City, and conducts outreach to community members and stakeholders. Under the supervision of the Director of OSE, the Sustainability Coordinator:

  • Manages energy usage database and develops reporting and communication tools for increasing awareness of energy consumption.
  • Manages grants and interdepartmental projects on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
  • Identifies new potential energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives.
  • Conducts periodic updates of greenhouse gas inventories.
  • Designs and executes multimedia climate change and sustainability awareness engagement campaign, building on SustainaVille (www.somervillema.gov/sustainaville)
  • Maintains relationships and collaborates on sustainability programs and projects with key entities outside of the administration (e.g., Somerville Schools, local business community)
  • Identifies opportunities for and manages interdepartmental projects that increase sustainability of municipal operations and service delivery.
  • Provides technical analysis and contributes to development of City plans and policies on sustainability and climate change.
  • Manages contractors and consultants, including quality management and budget.
  • Advises the administration on climate change and sustainability issues.
  • Addresses ad-hoc residential, business and departmental needs related to environmental issues such, energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate change risks, and greenhouse gas emission reductions.

 

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. Advanced Degree (at least Masters) is highly preferred. Degrees in engineering, environmental science, architecture/design, or planning are preferred

Knowledge of energy efficiency, energy management, environmental planning, climate change, sustainability, urban infrastructure design.

Ability to multi-task and obtain interdepartmental cooperation and communication; 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 and the general public.

Excellent computer skills for word processing, spreadsheets and databases; excellent analytical skills; familiarity with social media and community engagement platforms; excellent organizational 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, July 19, 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

Outreach Coordinator

Job Title: 
Outreach Coordinator
Posting Date: 
Jul 05, 2016
Closing Date: 
Jul 23, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$51,500.00 per year; paid weekly at $990.38; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Outreach Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that OSPCD public meetings, events and charrettes are successful, by coordinating schedules, resources, outreach tools, event advertising and public involvement strategies

  • Manages OSPCD event information on social media, including the Somerville By Design and Zoning Overhaul websites.
  • Manages OSPCD mailing lists for public events and updates for community members interested in particular neighborhood planning and/or zoning and/or infrastructure work.
  • Coordinates meeting venues, technology and meeting set-up.
  • Serves as administrator for planning charrettes, managing the charrette schedule, activities, work product, sign-in and sign-up information, display and cataloging of work product, transfer of charrette products to electronic format and on-line feedback.
  • Develops on-line tools for public feedback.
  • Seeks strategies for expanding public participation in planning efforts including expanding efforts to individuals and groups that are often underrepresented in the planning process.
  • Attends numerous public meetings, charrettes and attends occasional individual or small-group discussions with neighborhood stakeholders. This often requires evening meetings outside of standard work hours.
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. A background in urban planning, community organizing, communications and/or marketing is preferred.

Must have knowledge of planning practice, a general understanding of urban planning and design, tools and strategies for public outreach and knowledge of basic web and email tools.

Ability to meet and deal with the public effectively and appropriately; ability to handle problems 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 members of the general public.

Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word, spreadsheet, web, blog, and email 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 Fri., July 22, 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

Social Worker

Job Title: 
Social Worker
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Jun 24, 2016
Closing Date: 
Jul 02, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time, 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Salary: 
$61,800-$62,890 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46-$1,209.42; salary commensurate with experience, education and qualifications; 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.

  • Provide one on one counseling for clients as needed
  • 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

 

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.

Valid Social Workers License.

Valid driver's license.

CPR/First Aid Certification w/in three months of hire and continually maintained thereafter.

Complete yearly CEU as required by NASW.

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 Friday, July 1, 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