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Facilities Laborer (Recreation Department)

Job Title: 
Facilities Laborer (Recreation Department)
Posting Date: 
Sep 28, 2016
Closing Date: 
Oct 29, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Fewer than 20 hours per week
Salary: 
$15.00 per hour
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Dilboy Stadium Laborer is responsible for the oversight of recreational activities at the Dilboy Stadium facility. This includes activities for children, adults, seniors, and other special citizens of Somerville. Performs all related duties. 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 programing.

Requirements: 

High school diploma or any equivalent of education.

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

Must have knowledge of various recreational modalities.

Ability to meet and deal with the public effectively and appropriately; ability to handle problems effectively; ability to communicate clearly orally;; 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.
Skill: Excellent organizational skills.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Friday, October 28, 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

Economic Development Assistant

Job Title: 
Economic Development Assistant
Posting Date: 
Sep 23, 2016
Closing Date: 
Oct 01, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$75,000 per year; paid weekly at $1,442.31; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The 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.

  • Provides technical assistance to senior staff and elected officials regarding planning and development activities in the city.
  • Interfaces with members of the Greater Boston Real Estate community on a regular basis.
  • Manages and implements development projects.
  • Manages consultant contracts.
  • Manages RFP's and property disposition.
  • Aid with the program management and project delivery of Community Development Block Grant Activities, including but not limited to the small business technical assistance programs and the commercial property improvement programs.
  • 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
  • ]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: 

Bachelor's Degree and three to five (3 to 5) years' experience, particularly as it pertains to business, real estate development, 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.

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.

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, September 30, 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

Payroll Coordinator

Job Title: 
Payroll Coordinator
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Sep 21, 2016
Closing Date: 
Oct 06, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
Salary: $51,500 per year; paid weekly at $990.38; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Payroll Coordinator is responsible for routine and complex accounting and administrative work in managing the City's payroll functions. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

  • Perform complex payroll and administrative work requiring high degree of decision making related to the compliance of payroll accounting and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensure integrity of all payroll accounting transactions and guarantee that all employees are paid timely and accurately.
  • Responsible for inputting, recordkeeping and auditing the City's weekly, biweekly and monthly payroll activities.
  • Responsible for verifying employees' salary and wage records and providing prompt resolution of any discrepancies to ensure that all employees are properly compensated.
  • Understand, interpret and administer contractual benefits as they relate to payroll issues. Analyze, manage and complete time-sensitive assignments to accomplish the City's payroll processing; troubleshoot employee/vendor inquiries regarding payroll-related matters.
  • Perform accurate data entry of a more difficult and responsible nature to on-line payroll. Interact on a daily basis with departmental payroll clerks to instruct, guide and assist them in all matters relating to payroll.
  • Create and maintain computer-generated spreadsheets to record wages, taxes, deductions, adjustments and correction for various payroll activities.
  • Responsible for other miscellaneous wage and compensation actions as they pertain to the preparation and maintenance of payrolls.
  • Act as liaison between City and outside payroll company to ensure integrity of data and timeliness of payroll checks to be processed.
  • Interact with Treasury, Personnel, Retirement and employees with regard to benefits and other miscellaneous requests regarding payroll-related matters.
  • Reconciles general and subsidiary ledgers to various payroll reports.
  • Assists Payroll Manager in the implementation of a time-tracking and attendance system.
  • Trains departmental payroll clerks.
  • Assists in the implementation of bi-weekly payroll.
  • Monitors budget to actual spending in personal services account

 

 

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.

APA certified preferred.

Understand the basic principles of accounting, auditing and bookkeeping with regards to maintaining payroll records and accounts. Governmental payroll experience preferred. Must be proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet.

Knowledge of Harpers Millennium 3 Payroll for Windows preferred; knowledge of W-2's, external audits, taxable fringe benefits and HRIS link to payroll; relevant payroll experience including maintenance, preparation, balancing, internal controls and payroll taxes. Knowledge of Municipal Finance Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts helpful. Knowledge of tax requirements helpful.

Ability to interpret and administer contractual benefits. Ability to handle information in a sensitive, confidential and professional manner is essential; ability to understand and apply procedures, regulations and policies related to areas of specialized expertise; ability to work independently, meet deadlines and be able to prepare ad hoc financial reports.

Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, computer and spreadsheet applications. Must be detail oriented and maintain high level of accuracy.

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, October 5, 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

Shelver/Public Service Assistant

Job Title: 
Shelver/Public Service Assistant
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Sep 19, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Up to 19 hours per week
Salary: 
$11.24 per hour; does not offer benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

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

Will learn certain basic circulation and service desk transactions and will back up service desks during assigned hours.

 

Requirements: 

Must be available weekdays, weeknights and Saturdays. Up to 19 hours per week.

Must enjoy helping people and have excellent customer service abilities; must work with accuracy. Must be flexible, particularly concerning schedule.

Multilingual a plus.

 

Application Procedure: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume 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

Deputy Director of Personnel

Job Title: 
Deputy Director of Personnel
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Sep 15, 2016
Closing Date: 
Sep 29, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Times
Salary: 
$82,400 per year; paid weekly at $1,584.62; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Deputy Director of Personnel performs confidential administrative and analytical work including but not limited: Employee relations; labor relations; leaves of absence administration; employee recruitment and retention efforts; training and professional development programs; Personnel policy development; and State and Federal compliance reporting. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

  • Assists with interpreting contract language for 10 collective bargaining units.
  • Advises managers on counseling and progressive discipline.
  • Serves as part of the bargaining team for union negotiations.
  • Leads equity and inclusion initiatives related to Personnel.
  • Maintains arbitration and grievance files, logs and past practice documentation.
  • Prepares the departmental budget.
  • Assists in the civil service hiring process.
  • Conducts all exit interviews.
  • Oversees Employee Assistant Program contract.
  • Interviews candidates for employment and conducts reference checks and verifies education, licensure, and certification requirements.
  • Identifies and implements professional development opportunities.
  • Oversees training and education incentive programs.
  • Conducts investigatory interviews and reports findings.
  • Serves as point person for HRIS.
  • Maintains positive employee relations.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures.
  • Oversees leave of absence programs in compliance with FMLA, ADA HIPPA, and other applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Oversees Pre-Employment Drug Screening program.
  • Oversees random drug and alcohol screening program.
  • Oversees employee programs such as the MBTA Pass program and Gym Reimbursement Programs.
  • Oversees accruals program and applicable sick banks.
  • Reviews and assesses proper grade for non-union positions.
  • Oversees annual ethics training.
  • Maintains and advises on the City of Somerville Employee Guide Book (for non-union employees).
  • Oversees CORI checks.
  • Responsible for administering the employee recognition program.
  • Takes on other duties as assigned.

 

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree and at least five (5) years of experience in human resource management, or related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. SHRM-CP or HRCI-PHR preferred.

Must be able to obtain SHRM-CP or HRCI-PHR within 18 months of hire.

Working knowledge of Massachusetts and Federal employment law; personnel and business management techniques to include budget preparation.

Ability to effectively manage and engage staff. Ability to supervise or delegate projects or unexpected increase(s) in workload; ability to plan, assign, motivate and supervise. Ability to prioritize. Ability to respond effectively to constant changes in work demands. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a detailed and accurate manner. Ability to deal tactfully with disgruntled employees. Ability to effectively use office software programs including word processing and spread sheet applications.

Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organizational skills; skilled problem solver.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Wednesday, September 28, 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

Youth Girls Basketball Coach (Recreation Department)

Job Title: 
Youth Girls Basketball Coach (Recreation Department)
Posting Date: 
Sep 12, 2016
Closing Date: 
Oct 04, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
 
Salary: 
 
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The purposes of this position are:

  • To provide an enjoyable and safe experience for the girls travel basketball program.
  • To teach individual and team games skills, sportsmanship and fair play.
The Youth Girls Basketball Coach's resposibilities include:
  • Preside over team activities including all scheduled practices and games.
  • Adhere to Somerville Recreation policies, rules, and objectives.
  • Care and maintenance of all Recreation sports equipment
  • Lead by example among team parents and children to support the responsibilities of the referee and league leadership
  • Coaches are responsible for an assigned group of children and focus on fundamentals, safety, fair play, sportsmanship and fun.
  • Coaches must work to establish and improve team unity and spirit
  • Must also ensure equal playing time for all players, regardless the score.
Coaching is available for one calendar year only. This Season will run from November 2016-February 2017.
Requirements: 

Desire to work with children. Possess organizational skills, patience, maturity and dependability. Sound Character, strong morals, values and personal ethics.

Transportation to carry equipment to and from practices, home games, and away games. Signed coaches job description and coaches contract prior to beginning of season.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, to:

Danielle Palazzo
Somerville Recreation
19 Walnut St.
Somerville, MA 02143
Email: dpalazzo@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

LGBTQ Liaison

Job Title: 
LGBTQ Liaison
Posting Date: 
Sep 01, 2016
Closing Date: 
Sep 16, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
30 hours per month
Salary: 
$577.04 per month
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The LGBTQ Liaison is a key outreach connector with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning communities in Somerville. The LGBTQ Liaison reports to the Director of Human Services to identify projects and tasks to effectively support existing LGBTQ connections, create new partnerships, increase participation in City government by LGBTQ individuals and groups, and raise awareness about highest priority issues.

Specific tasks associated with this role will include: event organizing, social media development and maintenance (with support from the Communications Department), youth group involvement, support of multigenerational relationships in partnership with the Council on Aging, supporting priorities of facilitators of the Somerville High School GSA Alliance and assisting with communication between the GSA and the Health and Human Services Department, and other tasks as directed from the supervisor.

 

Requirements: 

Excellent relationships within the LGBTQ community, allies, and service providers.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must be able to compose and edit documents for clarity, grammar and spelling.
 
Excellent organizational skills. Must be able to use and/or develop systems to monitor projects and keep track of multiple responsibilities.
 
Experience with and/or strong knowledge of community-wide issues and also within the many specific LGBTQ community.

Experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, Word, or similar software is required.
 
Ability to organize and schedule own work priorities in a fast paced environment and refer conflicts to appropriate manager for review/resolution.

Patience and sense of humor.

 

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Friday, September 16, 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

Parks & Recreation Operations Director

Job Title: 
Parks & Recreation Operations Director
Posting Date: 
Aug 23, 2016
Closing Date: 
Sep 07, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$80,000 per year; paid weekly at $1,538.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Park & Recreation Operations Director has responsibility for managing operations and implementing policies through development of operational procedures, and managing personnel and budget matters of the City of Somerville Parks and Recreation. The Park & Recreation Operations Director assists the Director in the administration of the operations of the department.

 

  • Directly, and through subordinates, manages the operations and maintenance of recreation field/facilities areas including: setting standards for acceptable levels and methods of facility operations; conducting inspections of field/facilities and recreational areas; recommending and implementing new field projects and improvements; and researching necessary resources and recommending systems and procedures to carry out projects.
  • Administers the budget for Veterans/Founders Ice Rink including monitoring and approving budget expenditures, and making revenue and expenditure adjustments to stay within budget; provides recommendations for the budget based on analysis of various regional park needs such as position allocation and equipment needs.
  • Provides recommendations for and ensures compliance with operational policies, priorities, and standards relating to field/facilities operations in order to achieve long and short-term program objectives; establishes systems for monitoring programs; develops long-term work plans; develops goals and objectives for assigned area; and participates in developing department wide goals and objectives.
  • Interviews and selects candidates for employment; supervises and trains staff; recommends and takes action on personnel matters; evaluates subordinate staff; and interprets and ensures compliance with MOU's and State contracts.
  • Develops a maintenance plan in collaboration with Parks and Recreation foreman and Office of Strategic Planning & Community Development (OSPCD). Collaboratively they direct and coordinate the grounds maintenance, horticultural, arboricultural, landscape and turf maintenance, and custodial activities within multiple City fields/facilities.
  • Manages difficult situations and unusual problems involving interpretation of department policies and reviews complaints from patrons and recommends solutions to supervisors.
  • Acts as liaison with the Recreation Commission, other City departments and contractors; coordinates special events held at City fields/facilities; and ensures that new construction and fields/facilities improvement projects coordinate with department operations as a whole.
  • Oversees adherence to Parks and Recreation rules and regulations; notifies vendors and users of violations; takes steps to seek compliance; contacts police and/or License and Inspections to enforce rules and regulations.
  • Participates in the interviewing, selection, orientation and training of new employees by subordinate supervisors; reviews recommendations for disciplinary actions; mediates problems that arise between supervisors and employees; acts as liaison with Human Resources to ensure compliance with civil service regulations; stays abreast of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and responds to requests for reasonable accommodation at parks and recreation facilities.
  • Submits regular and special reports on field/facilities operations; gathers and analyzes information for these reports; organizes and prepares reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

 

Requirements: 

Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of related experience and or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Valid Massachusetts Class C Driver's License is required.

Knowledge of principles and practices of field/facilities operations management; City, State and Federal regulations concerning field/facilities operations; laws, ordinances and principles of field/facilities safety and enforcement activity; fiscal management and budget administration; project management, including the preparation of estimates and bid specifications; performance measurement; current management theory and practices; principles and practices of effective supervision and personnel management; and standard English grammar and usage. Knowledge of emergency procedures, First Aid, and CPR.

Ability to apply the principles, practices, and current trends in the field of athletic field/facility planning and operations; develop and implement program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. Ensure program operations integrate with department operations as a whole; formulate long range work plans; implement programs directly and through subordinates; manage competing priorities effectively; discuss and resolve differences among multiple parties.

Analyze and project needs and costs; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; collect and analyze data; make recommendations and independent decision and project consequences of decisions. Evaluate service levels and performance; develop and administer operating budgets. Read and interpret City, State and Federal laws and regulations; access and use personal computer applications including word-processing; perform basic mathematical calculations; work independently; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; review, evaluate, and modify work methods; select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff; and plan, organize, and prioritize staff work assignments.

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, excel, and spreadsheet 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 Tuesday, September 6, 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

Clinical Youth Specialist

Job Title: 
Clinical Youth Specialist
Posting Date: 
Aug 23, 2016
Closing Date: 
Sep 24, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$66,221.48 per year; paid weekly at $1,273.49; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The position is responsible for analyzing and diagnosing individuals across life span, and utilizes clinical judgment to assess individual and group needs to make recommendations in relation but not limited to unexpected circumstances and sudden loss. This position is also responsible for program development, training, and data analysis.  The ideal candidate will be a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

  • Provides consultation and guidance for areas including but not limited to suicide prevention, trauma response, and mental health
  • Develop and customize trainings to address group or departmental needs in relation to mental health or at risk youth and families
  • Attend and participate in various mental health community meetings
  • Provide consultation, training, and group facilitation to various City departments, schools, and Community Groups to address concerns around areas including but not limited to mental health/wellness, substance use/abuse, and suicide prevention
  • Provide leadership to the Somerville Trauma Response Network to respond when a traumatic event occurs within the city
  • Supervise student interns
  • Develop new prevention programs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
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.

Knowledge of federal, state and local public health regulations; working knowledge of public health issues and prevention programs. Must either be a Licensed Social Worker or a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

Ability to work independently; ability to analyze, diagnose, assess and make applicable recommendations for individuals or groups; ability to evaluate and monitor community and environmental health projects. Must be able to travel to multiple locations.

Public speaking skills; planning and organizational skills; supervisory skills; computer 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 Friday, September 23, 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

Tax Title Paralegal

Job Title: 
Tax Title Paralegal
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Aug 23, 2016
Closing Date: 
Sep 07, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
25 hours per week
Salary: 
$489.25 per week; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The position is responsible for assisting property owners in the payment of delinquent real estate taxes, answering questions from the public regarding these requirements, conducting title searches, and filing tax liens. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

  • Updates tax, property, and/or customer records through computer input and filing.
  • Verifies legal descriptions and customer documents for legality and reviews all related documents with customer; processes all in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Researches and responds to customer requests for various information including present and delinquent taxes; issues tax liens and conducts title searches as required.
  • Prepares daily, weekly, monthly, and other reports as required.
  • Provides information by telephone and in person to taxpayers and other interested parties concerning the tax status of City property. Explains and clarifies the tax collection process to the public.
  • Reviews tax records to ensure that all necessary tax information has been accurately documented; checks real estate documents for proper legal description.
  • Certifies titles, which includes checking tax history and determining if legal description on deed is same as on computer and related paperwork.
  • Assists customers by researching the tax status of property, providing the name on
  • the tax roll, taxes paid or due, and amount required for payoff; examines and
  • verifies property descriptions and previous assessed value, special assessments, fees and charges.
  • Updates delinquent tax names and addresses and prepares changes for delinquent notices.
  • Meets with customers to create delinquent tax payment plans, drafts the plan agreements and oversees the proper execution of same by all required parties.
  • Accompanies the supervisor to various courts (including, but not limited to: Land Court, Bankruptcy Court, District Court, Probate Court), registry of deeds, government document storage facilities, etc.
  • Responsible for independent research at the Registry of Deeds for Title Examinations and Land Court matters.
  • Updates and maintains Tax Title, court and payment plan data bases for future reference.
  • Drafts, publishes and files court documents and Tax Title documents when requested to do so.

 

 

Requirements: 

High School diploma or equivalent and one - three years of related experience is required. Paralegal Certification, college degree and/or law school; preferred.

Notary Public

General knowledge of the City's local government policies and procedures, real estate processes, and knowledge of applicable Registry of Deeds processes and requirements.

Ability to meet and deal appropriately with delinquent tax customers; ability to handle problems effectively; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to operate a computer; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records; ability to deal appropriately with City and Department employees.

Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet 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 Tuesday, September 6, 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