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Part Time Customer Service Representative

Job Title: 
Part Time Customer Service Representative
Posting Date: 
Jan 29, 2016
Closing Date: 
Feb 06, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Hours and times vary. Typical shifts will be between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, but occasional night and weekend work is required.
Salary: 
$20.01 per hour
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The following duties are normal for this classification.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.  Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.

As an essential employee, the Customer Service Representative answers all incoming requests in a friendly manner, responds to routine questions and takes complaints from both City staff as well as the general public; inputs and/or logs information received into the contact center's Customer Relationship Management system; directs requests to the appropriate department or agency for further action; assisting constituents with the resolution to problems, questions and concerns.
Maintains a professional relationships and demeanor with internal and external customers providing all services with accuracy, courtesy and patience by gathering information, creating work orders, dispatching work to specific departments, responding to routine questions, taking and reporting complaints and contacting other departments and customers as needed to ensure that work was completed.

Must be able to retain specific knowledge of related computer software systems required to perform duties and operations relating to issuance of work orders and and/or information requests. Fulfills all other customer service duties inside the City in-person welcome desk and telephone contact center; provides assistance and information related to departmental procedures, services, fees, forms, or other issues; responds to routine questions, complaints or requests for service; initiates problem resolution.

Assists with other contact center duties, such as emergency operations, special projects, and training responsibilities or other similar tasks.

 

Requirements: 

Employee is required to -

  • Initiate transmission on and respond to all telephone calls, emails, social media posts, facsimile transmissions, face to face interactions from residents in a professional and timely manner.
  • Create and maintains requests in the Customer Resource Management System for constituents and employees
  • Create databases and reports as needed.
  • Categorize issue types for both internal and external use.
  • Provide assistance to residents for DPW, Traffic and Parking, family advocacy referrals and other issues of concern.
  • Make technical changes to the Customer Resource Management System.
  • Organize the City's web site to enable constituent use.
  • Monitor all social media sites, local newspapers and local television stations for upcoming local events and issues that may directly impact customers on a daily basis.
  • Attend community and other city-sponsored events providing information about the City and 311
  • Refer to departmental operating procedures, administrative policies, regulations, standards, and/or reference manuals and other sources in performing assigned job duties.

Ability to deal with and relate to people beyond simply giving and receiving instructions. Must be able to adapt to and perform under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.

Ability to meet and interact 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 disgruntled members of the public. Ability to call on life experiences to resolve problems.
Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including MS Office programs, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint; experience with TTY to communicate with the hearing impaired; experience working in a call center a plus.

Ability to communicate in Spanish, Portuguese and/or Haitian Creole both verbally and written is strongly preferred.

High school diploma or GED required; one-three years' experience in communications, call center and/or customer service operations or a related field required, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Associate's or Bachelor's degree is a plus. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license or the ability to get to and from job even during in climate weather and holidays.

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Friday, February 5, 2106, 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

Superintendent of Water & Sewer

Job Title: 
Superintendent of Water & Sewer
Posting Date: 
Jan 26, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
Salary range $82,400-$ $101,496.67 per year; paid weekly at $1,584.62-$ 1951.86; salary commensurate with experience, education and qualifications; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Superintendent of Water and Sewer plans, directs, coordinates and supervises the activities of both the Water and Sewer Enterprise Systems. The position is responsible for the City's waste water collection system and water distribution system in its entirety. The Superintendent must ensure that the City receives quality drinking water, must meet all of the guidelines/mandates of the MWRA, DEP and other governmental agencies. The incumbent must maintain proper sewer discharge and storm water discharge throughout the City. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

  • Ensures public health and safety through the responsible provision of adequate fire protection, potable water and proper discharge of sewerage.
  • Ensures compliance with all State, Federal and local mandates and standards of operation of local water/sewer systems.
  • Serves as liaison between, and primary contact for, State and Federal regulatory agencies and the Water/Sewer Departments.
  • Secures all available funds/grants/loans in order to ensure compliance with all State, Federal and local mandates and standards of operation of a local water/sewer system.
  • Supervises the construction, operation, metering and billing of approximately 15,000 customer accounts.
  • Oversees the lead service replacement program as mandated by DEP.
  • Oversees and maintains Departmental Emergency Response Plan and Operations Manual as mandated by DEP.
  • Prepares reports on an annual or other basis as required by DEP.
  • Oversees the lead service replacement as mandated by DEP.
  • Assesses requests for water and sewer billing adjustments and determines any adjustment of a billing
  • Formulates written policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance and ability to meet volatile conditions in the office and in the field.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives that ensure Department is fulfilling its mission.
  • Prepares and monitors the Operating and Capital Budgets of the Water and Sewer Enterprise Funds
  • Forecasts and formulates water/sewer rates and other user charges necessary to meet short and long-term budgetary goals.
  • Oversees procurement of professional services, equipment, and supplies
  • Develops plans to meet and serve expanding community needs by analyzing population and commercial growth to define adequacy of current facilities.
  • Handles public complaints.

 

 

Requirements: 

 

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering with master's degree and/or Massachusetts PE registration preferred., and five to seven- (5-7) years of managerial experience with water and sewer systems.; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.
  • General knowledge of the City's water and sewer infrastructure and treatment system; extensive knowledge of how the City operates both historically and politically.
  • 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 disgruntled members of the general public.
  • Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications.
  • Salary range $82,400-$ $101,496.67 per year; paid weekly at $1,584.62-$ 1951.86; salary commensurate with experience, education and qualifications; plus benefits.

 

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: 

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

Send your resume and 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

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

Director of Economic Development

Job Title: 
Director of Economic Development
Posting Date: 
Dec 31, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$82,400-$90,099.72; paid weekly at $$1,584.62-$1,732.69; Salary is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Under administrative direction, the Director of Economic Development manages and supervises the Economic Development Division of OSPCD. Duties include research and analysis of market conditions, City strengths and weaknesses relative to various business opportunities, and development of proposals for economic development policy and program initiatives consistent with the values and goals of SomerVision, the City's Master Planning document. The Director of Economic Development is expected to identify and facilitate large and mid-scale development projects, and the position fulfills a significant role in helping to realize the Mayor's goal of sustainable development that makes the City an exceptional place to live, work and play.

  • Researches and analyzes market conditions, and strengths and weaknesses of the City, and recommends optimal positioning for the City in order to capitalize upon current trends in economic development.
  • Identifies and evaluates key opportunity sites in the City, and recommends policy or regulatory changes in order to facilitate development.
  • Identifies attraction efforts to match desired uses and development mixes.
  • Facilitates development projects through required regulatory processes.
  • Designs and implements strategies to attract and retain businesses and encourage opportunities for local hiring while maintaining the distinctive character of local-serving neighborhood commercial areas.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding use of business attraction tools, including, but not limited to, CDBG, HUD 108 loans, EDI, DIF, I-Cubed and other creative financing options.
  • Develops relationships and collaborates with local business, institutional and community organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Davis Square Task Force, Davis Area Resident Business Initiative (DARBI), Union Square Civic Advisory Committee, Mystic View Task Force, East Somerville Main Streets, Union Square Main Streets, Tufts University, etc.
  • Supervises and provides general support to the Commercial PropertyImprovement Program Manager in outreach, review of applications, and monitoring of projects; reviews and approves all storefront designs, along with the Technical Assistance Program for small businesses.
  • Reviews and approves all contract documents and requests for payment for submission to the Executive Director.
  • Reviews and approves all proposals for program policies, guidelines and procedures for submission to the Executive Director.
  • Oversees the efficient and effective use of division resources.
  • Ensures that all activities fulfill program and funding requirements of funding agencies.
  • Participates in the development of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, One-Year Action Plan, CAPER, and implementation of all CDBG Economic Development programs including NRSA plans.
  • Pursues additional grant resources to promote Office goals and activities.

Requirements: 

Graduate of a four year college with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, City Planning, or related degree, with five (5) to seven (7) years of 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. Possess a well rounded network of professional and personal contacts within the Greater Boston business, real estate and non-profit communities.

Extensive knowledge of urban planning, public administration, business administration; extensive knowledge and experience in all facets of urban planning and development; strong background in economic development.

Ability to integrate planning, design, finance and implementation tasks into a coherent strategy for complex multi-faceted economic development projects; consensus building ability; ability to lead and manage cross-disciplinary teams including professional staff and consultants on complex planning and development projects.

Skilled at negotiating with real estate developers and business representatives; skilled at public speaking and making effective and persuasive public presentations to large audiences.

 

Application Procedure: 

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.

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

Send your resume and 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

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

Strategic Planning & Community Development

Job Title: 
Strategic Planning & Community Development
Posting Date: 
Dec 31, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800-$67,574.79; paid weekly at $1,188.46-$1,299.52; Salary is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Senior Economic Development Assistant is responsible for project management of complex development scenarios by providing technical assistance to senior staff and elected and appointed officials; development of new planning 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

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, assisting in the creation and implementation of mid-to large size development and revitalization plans in those areas of the City targeted for growth under the "SomerVision" master planning document. The SomerVision plan identifies a number of goals, perhaps the most important of which is to strengthen and grow the City's economic base, one that relies more upon commercial interests, rather than the traditional residential standing.

Somerville is a city that is defined by its values, its goals and its history. As we embrace that history, so do we embrace the future. We're known as the "Innovation City", in part because a substantial portion of the region's clean energy industry, the maker movement and the creative economy have chosen to call Somerville home. We're committed to mixed use development tied to recent and future infrastructure improvements, often in close proximity to "Brownfield' areas. Working with this creative economy-to encourage them to locate in Somerville and to remain here as part of their evolution and growth-will be one the most important responsibilities of this position.

  • Provides technical assistance to senior staff and elected officials regarding planning and development activities in the city.
  • 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.
  • 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\
  • Assist with the implementation and oversight of CDBG economic development programs including, but not limited, commercial property improvement program, small business technical assistance program, and business retention and expansion program.
  • Assist with the development of the 5 Year Consolidated Plan, One Year Action Plan, CAPER reporting, and NRSA planning efforts.
  • Works in close cooperation with the other divisions (Planning and Zoning, Transportation and Infrastructure, Housing and Inspectional Services) that comprise the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning.

 

Requirements: 

College Degree and five (5) years experience, particularly as it pertains to business, economic, entrepreneurship, social media or the creative economy; 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.

This position requires a person to be detail oriented, to be self-motivated and able to handle multiple assignments at the same time.

Knowledge of community, action groups, politics (local), neighborhoods and business concerns; considerable knowledge of civil engineering, architecture and graphic presentation as applied to planning. Considerable knowledge of economic, sociological and environmental aspects of planning; particular knowledge and experience with relation to design, construction and inspection problems commonly met in connection with municipal engineering activities. Working knowledge of personal computers and GIS applications; thorough knowledge of urban or regional planning principles and practices; thorough knowledge of zoning laws and comprehensive plans including their formation, process of adoption, and enforcement.

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

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

Application Procedure: 

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.

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

Send your resume and 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

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 City Solicitor

Job Title: 
Assistant City Solicitor
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Dec 29, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
Salary range: $82,400-$87,456 per year; based on length of service and performance appraisals; plus benefits. (Paid weekly $1,584.62-$1,681.85)
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Assistant City Solicitor is responsible for drafting and reviewing legal documents, advising municipal officials and representing the City's interests in a variety of legal forums, including public sector labor forums. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

  • Advocates on behalf of the City in state and federal courts.
  • Represents the City before state boards, commissions and other state agencies (i.e. Civil Service Commission, Department of Labor Relations, Division of Administrative Law Appeals, Appellate Tax Board, etc.) as well as at arbitration and mediation hearings.
  • Prepares and responds to litigation pleadings and discovery.
  • Prepares witnesses, conducts and appears at depositions.
  • Negotiates, drafts and reviews contracts.
  • Negotiates settlements of lawsuits and claims.
  • Appears before Board of Aldermen, boards and commissions.
  • Prosecutes violations before Licensing Commission.
  • Prepare responses to public records requests.
  • Drafts ordinances and home rule petitions.
  • Researches complex legal issues.
  • Interviews employees.
  • Advises department heads and employees on such matters as state ethics laws, the open meeting laws, public records laws, election laws, as well as municipal, state and federal laws, rules, policies and regulations.
  • Advises department heads and employees on matters specific to their unique circumstances.
  • Types legal documents.
  • Consults with and assists fellow attorneys.
  • Consults with and assists outside counsel.
  • Ensures compliance with the Board of Overseer rules, regulations and ordinances.
  • Education and Experience: Graduate of a four year college with a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree with three to seven (3-7) years related work experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Requirements: 

Special Requirements

  • Admitted to Massachusetts Bar;
  • Admitted to United States District Court Bar;
  • Driver's license.
Qualifications:

  • Experience in municipal law, including but not limited to public sector labor law.
  • Ability to effectively present a case, examine and cross-examine witnesses and advocate for client.
  • Ability to research and analyze legal issues in a fast-paced environment and advise how to effectively apply said advice on a practical level.
  • Ability to draft and review legal documents; ability to analyze a wide variety of circumstances, conduct investigations and make reports on same.
  • Ability to communicate succinctly with elected and appointed Officials, City employees and Department Heads.
  • Ability to resolve legal issues in a practical, cost effective manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base internet and spreadsheet applications. Excellent independent research skills. Excellent written and oral 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.
The job announcement will remain open until the position is filled.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and 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
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 Civil Engineer

Job Title: 
Senior Civil Engineer
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Dec 01, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$67,614.04 per year; paid weekly at $1,300.27; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Directing engineering surveys to acquire data required for design, layout and/or construction of streets, bridges, parks, sewer and water systems, and traffic flow; calculating and plotting survey data; preparing and/or reviewing engineering plans, specifications, and designs;' supervising the construction of public works projects such as streets, sewers, bridges, and water systems; furnishing engineering advice to City Boards and Commissions acting as resident engineer on construction projects; reviewing work of contractors for compliance with plans and specifications; coordinating for the municipality with other municipalities and State and Federal agencies when joint engineering projects or state or federally funded engineering projects affect the municipality; supervising engineering and other non-engineering personnel. Responsible for care and filing of all municipal plans.

Requirements: 

Must possess a Bachelors in Civil Engineering Technology at a minimum.

Registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, preferred.

Registered land surveyors in Massachusetts, preferred.

10 years of experience in municipal engineering projects including, highway, water, sewer and drainage systems.

Knowledge of plans and specifications and their application to the construction repair and maintenance of public works facilities.

Knowledge of costs and units of measurements.

Knowledge of the municipal budgetary process and accounting system.

Demonstrated ability to supervise both engineering and non-engineering personnel.

 

Application Procedure: 

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.

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

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

Electrician

Job Title: 
Electrician
Posting Date: 
Nov 30, 2015
Closing Date: 
Dec 12, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$47,684.00 per year; paid weekly at $917.00; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Performs skilled electrical work at the journeyman level. Installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrIcal circuits, wiring systems, fixtures, appliances and equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs faulty electrical wiring, defective electrical equipment and machinery such as motors, generators, transformers, switches, sockets, etc. Inspects and tests circuits and fixtures to locate broken wires, loose connections, blown fuses, faulty switches, grounds, shorts and other defects. Uses common handtools and electrical OHM test equipment such as meters, voltmeters, ammeters, growlers, multimeters, and other test equipment. May remove, replace, and repair electrical parts. May maintain storage batteries. Performs supervision over helpers and apprentices. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

Must have knowledge of trade practices and safety regulations.

Must be able to make oral and written reports of work performed.

Must possess a current valid Massachusetts Journeymen's License.

Must possess a current valid Massachusetts Class D driver's license.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by December 11, 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

Facilities Laborer Ice Rink Zamboni Driver

Job Title: 
Facilities Laborer Ice Rink Zamboni Driver
Posting Date: 
Nov 19, 2015
Closing Date: 
Jan 09, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Fewer than 20 per week
Salary: 
$17.00 per hour
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The ice rink facilities laborer is responsible for the oversight of recreational activities at the ice rink facilities. This includes activities for children, adults, seniors, and other special citizens of Somerville. Employee is required to perform all other similar or related duties.

Responsible for driving the Zamboni correctly and safely to ensure and maintain acceptable ice conditions. Successful candidates will be trained completely on the operation and daily maintenance of the Zamboni.

Additional job functions will include the following: Add extra water to maintain ice as scheduled. Participate in keeping all areas of the facility neat, clean and safe at all times. These duties include sweeping and mopping the rink restrooms, locker rooms, shower areas, lobby, meeting rooms, bleachers and removing trash, changing lights, cleaning rink glass, etc. Making sure all entrances are clear and safe of debris and snow. Offer excellent customer service to all patrons. Greet customers with a smile and respond to their needs in a kind and courteous manner. Operate the scoreboard. Training will be provided. Open and/or close the facility as required by completing all security procedures. Be available to work nights and weekends.

Works with various populations of the Somerville community in connecting them to the appropriate resources. Works independently and is responsible for overseeing activities. Includes setting up and cleaning up at facilities after use for special events, including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Works collaboratively with the Recreation team in providing quality programming.

May be required to skate guard during public skating hours.

Under general direction, employee plans and prioritizes the majority of work, in accordance with standard practices and previous training. Employee is expected to solve most problems of detail or unusual situations by adapting methods or interpreting instructions accordingly. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with supervisor. Work is generally reviewed only for technical adequacy, appropriateness of actions or decisions, and conformance with policy or other requirements; the methods used in arriving at the end result are not usually reviewed in detail.

 

Requirements: 

Education and training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have knowledge of various ice rink modalities.

Ability to meet and deal with the public effectively and appropriately; ability to communicate clearly orally; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to deal appropriately with employees, officials and members of the general public.

Excellent organizational skills. Must be highly motivated to learn new skills, (ice resurfacing, ice edging), that are essential for a successful rink operation. Must have the ability to supervise and offer direction to rink attendants.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resumes/applications by January 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

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

Water Engineer

Job Title: 
Water Engineer
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Nov 04, 2015
Closing Date: 
Dec 05, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$66,950.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,287.50; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Water Engineer is responsible for defining, planning, managing and implementing maintenance and construction projects within the City's water distribution system.

  • Under direction of the Water Superintendent, develops specifications, designs and oversees others such as vendors or subcontractors for construction and maintenance of water distribution projects.
  • Collects data and records details of completed projects.
  • Applies proper technical and construction techniques to any problems identified.
  • Develops data, studies, and cost estimates for long and short term planning of water distribution facilities.
  • Evaluates, recommends and documents any required changes to designs, studies, drawings and specifications of distribution facilities prepared by others.
  • Oversees construction of distribution facilities.
  • Facilitate the timely and efficient completion of planned projects in accordance with established guidelines, specifications and financial constraints.
  • Performs field work related to projects as necessary including inspections of work performed by internal and external forces.
  • Manages updates and calibration of hydraulic model.

Requirements: 

  • College Degree and two (2) years experience in the engineering field; 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.
  • Possession of FE or EIT.
  • Licensed Massachusetts Professional Engineer or ability to obtain within 3 years (preferred).
  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices of water distribution system construction and maintenance
  • Ability to analyze information and data
  • Skill with computer programs such as Microsoft Office. Hydraulic modeling experience (preferred).

Application Procedure: 

Send resume, cover letter and a copy of the required degree, certifications and/ or licenses, by December 4, 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

Public Information Officer

Job Title: 
Public Information Officer
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Nov 04, 2015
Closing Date: 
Nov 19, 2015
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The City of Somerville, Ma, is seeking a full-time Public Information Officer with excellent writing skills and a passion for local government to join our communications and community engagement team. This is your opportunity to help inform and engage residents in a city recognized nationally for innovation and that the Boston Globe dubbed “the best run city in Massachusetts.” If you thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes unpredictable environment, prefer team work over solo projects, and have a flair for clear and compelling, this may be the place for you. The PIO will work as part of our team and under the Director of Communications and Community Engagement on public relations, media relations, and public information. Duties (many of which are shared and performed collaboratively within the team) include:

  • providing support for digital engagement efforts (Periscope meeting facilitation, live chat, discussion board moderation, etc.)
  • writing press releases and op eds;
  • establishing, maintaining, and responding to media contacts;
  • contributing to newsletter, website, and blog content reaching up to 50k+ unique users monthly;
  • preparing speaking remarks and presentations for Mayoral appearances;
  • producing informational print materials (brochures, fliers, etc.);
  • providing backup social media support to our Social Media Manager on feeds reaching up to 100k+ unique users monthly;
  • show hosting on City Cable TV;
  • providing support for press conferences and interviews with local and major media;
  • helping to coordinate special events and community meetings;
  • answering constituent correspondence;
  • conducting policy research; and
Requirements: 

In addition to excellent written and verbal communication skills, a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field is required, as well as a minimum of five years of relevant experience in the area of public information and communication.

Excellent knowledge of grammar and usage. Good knowledge of and strong interest in local government. Strong understanding of the media landscape. Strong facility with outreach and media strategies. Thorough understanding of the components of quality constituent service.

0Ability to work effectively and maintain good relationships with the public, coworkers, department heads, media contacts, City officials, and community partners; ability to handle problems and emergencies effectively and diplomatically; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records; ability to juggle multiple assignments and to meet deadlines.

Excellent organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills. Superior social media, web content, digital communication skills. Appropriate software application skills such as but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, basic mapping, social media tools, basic HTML, PowerPoint, Prezi, PhotoShop, Publisher.

Application Procedure: 

Send resume, cover letter and links/attachments of three relevant writing samples of varied length as well as links to relevant professional social media accounts by November 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