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Outreach Worker

Job Title: 
Outreach Worker
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Apr 26, 2016
Closing Date: 
May 27, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
30 hours per week (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Salary: 
$720.90 per week, plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Outreach to Somerville elders, with emphasis on outreach to low income and linguistic minorities, to provide educational, recreational, trip, health and wellness information.

 

  • Identify elder service agencies, community groups and providers serving low income and minority Somerville elders. (ie.: churches, local groups, civic associations, etc.)
    • Assist in collaboration with these agencies, providers, and community groups whenever possible to develop educational presentations informing elders of recreational, educational, trips and services available to them.
  • Identify and liaison with companies for promotional programs available to the seniors.
  • Assist with large programming at all centers.
  • Liaison to the LGBT advisory group and programs.
  • Maintain accurate records of elder outreach efforts consistent with OHCD funding requirements & statistics.
  • Physically assist the elderly and perform CPR when 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.

Background in education, training, and/or outreach required.

Familiarity with Somerville and the elder service network preferred.

This position requires a valid driver's license.

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

Knowledge of senior health and fitness needs.

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 maintain confidential information; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records.

Facilitation 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 Thursday, May 26, 2016 to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

 

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Senior Planner

Job Title: 
Senior Planner
Posting Date: 
Apr 16, 2016
Closing Date: 
May 07, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Senior Planner is responsible for professional and technical work in planning; including community planning, land use planning, site plan review, zoning by-law compliance, subdivision plan review, housing, and long-range planning for the community. Employee participates in supporting various boards and commissions; providing technical assistance to elected and appointed individuals; development of new planning procedures; preparing written project analysis; and interfacing with state and regional agencies. 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 projects, including especially large and complex cases going 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 Conservation Commission
  • Prepares staff reports for cases before various boards and commissions
  • Presents case information before various boards and commissions
  • Develops and recommends by-law and ordinance amendments
  • 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

 

 

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. Master's degree preferred.

This position requires knowledge of community, action groups, politics (local), neighborhoods and business concerns; considerable knowledge of urban design, civil engineering, architecture and graphic presentation as applied to planning. Considerable knowledge of economic, sociological and environmental aspects of planning; 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, May 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

Library Shelver/Public Service Assistant (Part Time)

Job Title: 
Library Shelver/Public Service Assistant (Part Time)
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Apr 11, 2016
Closing Date: 
Apr 19, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Hours and times vary, generally 8 to 19 hours per week
Salary: 
$11.24 per hour (without benefits)
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Duties include working at the West Branch Library or other library locations as assigned, shelving library materials, performing basic circulation and service desk transactions, and other duties as required.

Positions available for those able to work Saturdays, Monday or Thursday mornings, Monday or Thursday evenings, and other hours. Positions available for those hoping to work from 8 to 19 hours per week.

 

Requirements: 

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

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and push book trucks.

Multilingual a plus.

 

Application Procedure: 

You may submit a cover letter and/or resume by April 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.govCity 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

Lifeguard

Job Title: 
Lifeguard
Posting Date: 
Mar 29, 2016
Closing Date: 
May 14, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Hours and times vary.
Salary: 
$13-14.50 per hour depending on experience
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Somerville Recreation is looking for mature and highly motivated staff to oversee our Dilboy Pool during the summer season beginning in July and ending the last weekend in August.

Opportunitities for continual training are offered.

Somerville Recreation is also seeking Water Safety Instructors.

Requirements: 

Must obtain Lifeguard Certification

Must be age 16+ to apply

Application Procedure: 

Send resume along with a cover letter by Friday, May 13, 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

For more information please contact Jill Lathan at jlathan@somervillema.gov

THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF SOMERVILLE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Recreation Pool Manager

Job Title: 
Recreation Pool Manager
Posting Date: 
Mar 29, 2016
Closing Date: 
May 14, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Hours and times vary.
Salary: 
$18-22.00 per hour, depending on experience
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Dilboy Pool Manger works under the general supervision of the Recreation Director, and provides daily operation, supervision and maintenance of the Dilboy swimming pool.

  • Assists the Director in hiring swimming pool personnel.
  • Assists the Director in establishing policies, procedures and safety rules for pool Personnel and general public.
  • Supervises approximately eighteen seasonal pool workers, including lifeguards, and front desk cashiers.
  • Responsible for overseeing schedules of all workers, maintaining time sheets and records, and assisting Director in performance evaluations on all employees at the facility.
  • Responsible for collecting, counting and itemizing swimming pool receipts. Including deposits.
  • Responsible for ordering chemicals and daily maintenance of the pool.
  • Performs related duties as required by the Director, including painting and other general maintenance duties in the facility.
  • Record and organize accurate records concerning attendance, accident reports, chlorine readings, and schedules.
  • Handle routine disciplinary issues and communicate with the Director when necessary.
  • Assist with the daily maintenance of pool and administer pump room procedures including chemical readings, balancing, and filtration.
  • Monitor pool, equipment, decks, facility as a whole, locker rooms, patrons, and staff in order to maintain a safe environment.
  • Assist with the planning of pre-season and in-service training sessions and participate in life-saving skill practices.
  • Enforce all aquatics facility rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist with facility set-up and break down on a daily basis.

 

 

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 is required.

Must be at least 21 years old.

Must have valid driver's license and current Lifeguarding/First Aid/AED certifications. Water Safety and Certified Pool Operator license preferred.

This position requires good knowledge of: life, safety, and health codes for public swimming pools; safety procedures for storing, handling, and using toxic chemicals.

Required abilities include: The ability to use basic hand tools, lubrication equipment, meters, electric hand tools, water tester, pool vacuum, power washer, and water test kits. Ability to work in safe and efficient manner. Must display leadership abilities, be able to command the respect of pool staff as well as patrons, and be able to delegate duties when needed. Must have effective decision making skills, public relation skills, and mathematics comprehension.

Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Friday, May 13, 2016 to:

City Hall Personnel Office 93 Highland Avenue Somerville MA 02143 Fax: 617-666-4426 TTY: 1-866-808-4851 Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

 

Unused Fields
Job Filled: 
No
Civil Service: 
No
Part Time: 
No
Temporary: 
No

Senior IT Specialist

Job Title: 
Senior IT Specialist
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Mar 08, 2016
Closing Date: 
Mar 23, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$65,000 per year; paid weekly at $1,250; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The employee is responsible for managing the planning, estimation and execution of existing and new initiatives for Information Technology at the Police Department, as well as the implementation of complex interfaces. Employee performs numerous similar related duties. Employee will obtain and maintain security clearance for CORI information and keep all Law Enforcement Sensitive information confidential. Employee reports to the Chief of Police and the City's IT Director.

  • Manages and delivers the required system deployment for each project, phase, or stage.
  • Ensures that the quality is achieved as planned for each milestone of a project.
  • Manages and oversees projects for completion are on time.
  • Reports to respective stakeholders and escalate when necessary on any unresolved issues.
  • Conducts system integrations tests and User Acceptance Tests.
  • Monitor systems for being up to date and operating smoothly.
  • Supports users as needed.
  • Tracks and reports on issues and issues/problems in the systems and follow-up with the vendor on resolution.
  • Responsible for operations and support of all police related computer resources.
  • Managing a variety of network devices, desktop computers, phones, and police radio communication devices, cell phones, tablets, Wi-Fi, and VoIP.
  • Work with the Public Safety IT Manager to implement and support technologies that serve the police department.
  • Insure compliance with public safety and computer usage polices.
  • Provides orientation and training to police personnel in computer operations.
  • Position supervises one position as well as volunteer and interns, as needed.

Requirements: 

College Degree and five (5) to seven (7) years' experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Knowledge of Microsoft Product Suite of Office including Outlook, Office 365 and Internet Explorer, the latest versions of Windows Operating Systems, Cisco technology, mobile device management and programming. Proficiency in Microsoft Project and other scheduling software is desired. Knowledge of one or more of the following Databases: SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL, Informix, DB2 or MS-Access. Ability to understand Database schemas and tables and run custom SQL queries is preferred.

Ability to Install software, test functionality, and maintain logs on project activities and generate reports; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records and information; ability to make presentations to City employees and communicate complex technical details in a simple manner.

This position requires skills associated with Software Deployment Life Cycle - Requirements, Deployment, Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing and product acceptance.

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, March 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

IT Communications Specialist

Job Title: 
IT Communications Specialist
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Mar 08, 2016
Closing Date: 
Mar 23, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$52,412.88 per year; paid weekly at $1,007.94; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The IT Communications Specialist is responsible for the information systems content changes to the first points of contact for the Police Department, including both internal and external information systems. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties. Employee will obtain and maintain security clearance for CORI information and keep all Law Enforcement Sensitive information confidential. Employee reports to the Chief of Police and the City's IT Director. 

  • Maintain content for the Police department website and improve capabilities through training and improving information structure and presentation (constantly enhancing the website as a communication tool).
  • Develop informative and creative media content across social media platforms.
  • Propose creative strategy in collaboration with Public Information Officer and/or the Chief of Police.
  • Create and maintain relevant social media accounts as well as the Police Department's official website (www.somervillepolice.org)
  • Keep track of and adjust to social media trends.
  • Produce analytics on Followers, Likes, etc to show upward trend of involvement.
  • Answer questions emailed into the department through the "Contact Us" link on the department's website, or forward the question to the responsible division.
  • Conduct routine digital intelligence on assigned Impact Players & Organizations (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) as directed.
  • Creation of an extensive quality control plan for the Website content, CRM content and workflow and Intranet content.
  • Troubleshoot and support a variety of network devices, desktop computers, laptops, phones, Police Radios and mobile devices.
  • Work with the Public Safety IT Manager to implement and support technologies that serve the Police Department.

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.

Thorough working knowledge of office procedures and machines; some knowledge of municipal government would be helpful.

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 and City officials.

This positing requires excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications. Experience using Adobe Photoshop a must.

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: 

Send your resume and cover letter by Tuesday, March 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

Housing & Environment Programs Coordinator

Job Title: 
Housing & Environment Programs Coordinator
Posting Date: 
Mar 07, 2016
Closing Date: 
Mar 22, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$51,500-$52,418.86 per year; paid weekly at $990.38-$1,008.05; salary commensurate with experience, education and qualifications; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Housing and Environment Programs Coordinator will engage in an array of activities to advance City of Somerville work to promote alternative energy use, energy efficiency and environmental safety in the City's residential housing stock. The work of the Programs Coordinator will be overseen directly by the Housing and Environment Programs Manager. The Housing and Environment Programs Coordinator (HEPC) may be required to attend occasional evening meetings or weekend events as assigned.

The HEPC will actively coordinate and develop plans with Somerville's partner, Next Step Living Inc., (NSL) on the Somerville Energy Efficiency Now (SEEN) program. The Coordinator will also work on the City's grant-funded Lead Hazard Abatement Program and the Solarize Somerville Initiative, a new program funded in part through grant secured in January, 2016. The Programs Coordinator will work with homeowners and others in the community who want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes or rental housing, install solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes, and assist homeowners through the process of accessing funds available to remove lead-based paint from their homes or rental properties.

  • Providing support in implementing City of Somerville Housing Programs
  • Preparing and distributing outreach materials
  • Planning program-related education and coordinate outreach events to residents on behalf of the Lead Hazard Abatement, Somerville Energy Efficiency Now, and Solarize Somerville programs
  • Oversight of the City's 3-year energy efficiency partnership agreement with NSL
  • Providing customer service to residents
  • Preparing and/or supporting the preparation of grant applications
  • Providing reports on program activities and/or community impact
  • Processing invoices and preparing grant drawdown submissions
  • Reviewing proposals submitted by homeowners for completeness and compliance with in-house estimates and specifications
  • Drafting correspondence including letters to homeowners, agencies, contractors and other potential project clients
  • Securing locations for and scheduling of meetings
  • Maintaining project files, forms, and associated paperwork
  • Representing the Housing Division at off-site meetings
  • Monitoring applications to ensure all necessary documentation is provided
  • Certifying income eligibility of applicants and/or tenants
  • Providing customer service to prospective and active applicants; and
  • Performing research, including document research, best practices research, and surveys.

 

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.

Bilingual ability in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian-Creole is preferred but not required.

Comprehensive knowledge of public administration, knowledge of and experience with strategies and programs geared toward maintaining and expanding affordable housing opportunities, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other City departments, state and federal agencies, architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees, and the general public. Demonstrates the ability to work as a team member and maintain project timelines; continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service to the public at-large.

This position requires strong skills in oral and written communication; excellent customer service 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, March 21, 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

Housing Programs Coordinator

Job Title: 
Housing Programs Coordinator
Posting Date: 
Feb 12, 2016
Closing Date: 
Feb 27, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$51,500-$52,288.39 per year; paid weekly at $1,005.55; salary commensurate with experience, education and qualifications; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Housing Programs Coordinator engages in an array of activities and projects that aid the City of Somerville in developing and implementing housing programs to meet community needs. Responsibilities include providing assistance and support in the administration of Somerville's affordable housing programs.

  • Determines and certifies income eligibility of property owners, tenants and applicants for housing programs;
  • Reviews applications for completeness to ensure all necessary documentation is provided for housing programs as well as answering any applicant inquiries for Inclusionary and other affordable housing programs;
  • Support of the City's Inclusionary Housing Program through activities such as meeting with developers, responding to inquiries from both developers and applicants, tracking Inclusionary projects, marketing projects and assisting parties such as applicants, attorneys, mortgage brokers, etc. related to the homebuyer process;
  • Helps with calculating affordable housing resale prices;
  • Assists with responsibilities related to the City's role as lead agency of the Somerville-Arlington Continuum of Care (homeless programs);
  • Prepares and reviews reports on program activities, as needed;
  • Prepares requisitions and invoices for payment through the City's Munis System in support of all housing activities and programs as necessary;
  • Performs research, including best practices and assists with developing recommendations and housing procedures;
  • Provides administrative support to the Somerville Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Closing Cost and Down Payment Assistance Programs, as needed;
  • Tracks and monitors projects for compliance with occupancy, rent, and income restrictions for Inclusionary Housing and other affordable housing programs;
  • Assists in maintaining the Division's mortgage and project monitoring spreadsheets and databases as needed;
  • Assists in identifying situations of non-compliance;
  • Assists with recording documents at Middlesex South County Registry of Deeds located in Cambridge and researching properties on the Registry's website;
  • Helps with property inspections as needed for compliance with quality, health and safety standards;
  • Provides customer service to constituents including referral resources and information on tenant/landlord laws;
  • Assists with updating information and manuals on an ongoing basis, including the Tenant Handbook and other written guidance on the Housing Division's website;
  • Work involves occasional attendance at night meetings as needed.

 

Requirements: 

College Degree and three (3) to 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.

Bi-lingual ability in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Haitian-Creole is preferred but not required.

Knowledge of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, the Continuum of Care, and the Community Preservation Act is preferred. Knowledge of public administration, experience with strategies and programs geared toward maintaining and expanding affordable housing opportunities, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Photoshop, Illustrator.

Position requires the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other City departments, state and federal agencies, architects, contractors, developers, owners, supervisors, employees, and the general public. Demonstrates the ability to work as a team member and maintain project timelines; continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service to the public at-large.

This position requires strong skills in oral and written communication; excellent customer service 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, February 26, 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

Housing Rehab Program Manager

Job Title: 
Housing Rehab Program Manager
Posting Date: 
Feb 12, 2016
Closing Date: 
Feb 27, 2016
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$61,800-$65,592.27 per year; paid weekly at $1,188.46-$1,261.39; salary commensurate with experience, education and qualifications; plus benefits.
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The employee is responsible for overseeing all housing rehabilitation and heating system projects from intake to completion.

 

  • Performs income certifications
  • Schedules all inspection meetings
  • Produces loan closing documents
  • Facilitates owner-contractor issues while the project is ongoing
  • Tracks and plans projects according to the budget.
  • Handles all rehabilitation and heating system replacement projects from intake to completion.
  • Produces income certifications for both programs.
  • Creates all bill rolls for both programs.
  • Supervises the Housing Rehabilitation Inspector.
  • Coordinates and oversees all special rehabilitation projects.
  • Coordinates with the Lead Program Manager when households participate in both Rehabilitation and Lead Abatement Programs
  • Inspects residential properties for compliance with State Sanitary Code, HQS and energy conservation standards
  • Develops work specifications based on directives of property owner and funding requirements
  • Reviews proposals and authorizes payment requests submitted by property owners for completeness and compliance
  • Maintains project files, completes necessary forms, documents change orders

 

 

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.

Valid driver's license

Extensive knowledge of housing issues.

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 work independently and set priorities.

Excellent organizational skills; strong data processing skills in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base management, internet 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 Friday, February 26, 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