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Urban Revitalization Specialist

Job Title: 
Urban Revitalization Specialist
Posting Date: 
Jan 09, 2014
Closing Date: 
Feb 09, 2014
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time 40 hours per week
Salary: 
$60,000.00 per year; paid weekly at $1153.85; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Working for the City of Somerville, MA, one of the most dynamic cities in the nation, the Urban Revitalization Specialist will have the opportunities to assist in exciting projects such as Assembly Row and the Transit Oriented Development that will enhance Union Square. The individual will be  responsible for project management of complex development scenarios by providing technical assistance to elected and appointed officials; development of new economic development procedures; preparing written project analysis; interfacing with state and federal agencies; and managing consultant contracts including scope-of-work and budgets. The person in this position will provide technical assistance to elected officials regarding planning activities, while researching and implementing programs to enhance economic development throughout Somerville’s squares and neighborhoods.  The individual will manage and implement development projects, manage consultant contracts, RFP’s and property disposition. The individual will be expected to interface with local community, other city department, and state/federal agencies, to prepare, review and verify documents, forms and reports related to the CDBG funded projects. Preference will be given to those with proven experience in coordinating activities/plans for the remediation of brownfield sites to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and create opportunities for economic development.  Further activities will include the review and evaluation of proposals for environmental remediation services and manage services of Licensed Site Professionals for remediation of contaminated sites in an urban setting, as well as serving as liaison with private developers and with public agencies such as the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Environmental Protection Agency, and others.  The individual will also pursue grants and/or loans from available public and private funding sources to support environmental remediation efforts and prepare written project analysis/response.  When appropriate, the individual will be asked to assist in developing new planning and economic development procedures, managing the public process dealing with planning initiatives.  Finally, this individual will be expected to prepare staff reports for a variety of Boards and Commissions, present case information at a Board and Commission meetings and coordinates community outreach and participation processes.

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] gov

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

Technology Librarian (Administrative Assistant)

Job Title: 
Technology Librarian (Administrative Assistant)
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Dec 19, 2013
Closing Date: 
Jan 19, 2014
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time 35-40 hours per week; including nights and weekends
Salary: 
$909.95 per week; paid weekly; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

We seek an innovative, tech savvy, energetic, positive individual who wants to join a team committed to providing excellent Library services to the City of Somerville.  Reports to the Library Director or his or her designee. Oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems.  Supports Library Staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.  Assumes responsibility for library system in the absence of the Director and Associate Director.  Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals.  Oversees the development and implementation of payroll and business office automated systems, including accounts, statistics and other record-keeping and budget information.  Oversees integrated library system and library services platforms.  Assesses and recommends enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services. Oversees library-wide software installations and configurations and troubleshoots problems with software and equipment.  Work with City’s IT Department or appropriate City personnel to coordinate purchase and design of library technology. Finds appropriate uses for donated equipment and software. Researches, recommends, and expedites equipment, software, and technology purchases.

 

          Responsible for training staff in the use of technologies and digital media and encouraging integration of innovative technologies throughout the library.  Prepare and implement technology classes and workshops such as new tools and sites for staff and public.  Prepare related digital and print manuals, tutorials, and guides for staff and public.  Collaborate with library staff to create new and support existing platforms for library reference and instruction, such as tutorials, chat, streaming media, podcasting, publishing, and third party software.

         

          provides leadership in designing, developing and supporting the library’s online, mobile, and digital presence, including website and digitization projects.  Engage in usability testing and assessment of the library’s website, mobile and other platforms.

Work with community groups to promote library services. Work with public in reference and other departments as needed.  Work with library staff on grants. Attend minuteman library network director’s meetings in absence of the director or associate director. Work with minuteman library network committees and library associations to ensure that library staff members are aware of the latest trends in library technology. Represent the library on the minuteman library network technology committee and assistive technology committee.  Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

Mls from an ALA-Accredited Library School. Bachelor’s Degree from an Accredited Institution.

 

Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience managing, supervising, and training staff.

 

Minimum 2 years demonstrated knowledge of and experience with programming, networks (including Microsoft NT Operating System), Internet and software packages, digital media applications and standards, content management systems including Drupal, and database-driven website and applications.

 

Creativity and initiative thinking in developing and implementing new programs and applications.

 

Experience and understanding of integrated library software. Experience with Millennium or Encore, preferred.

 

Experience and understanding of content management system including Drupal and Web Design and user centered design best practices.

 

Demonstrated project management experience.

 

Demonstrated analytical abilities.

 

Proven ability to pull teams together to get projects completed.

 

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Ability to provide excellent customer service to the public and colleagues.

 

Proficiency in programming languages and developing applications with Drupal, PHP, MYSQL a plus.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

SomerPromise Coordinator

Job Title: 
SomerPromise Coordinator
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Dec 10, 2013
Closing Date: 
Jan 10, 2014
Hours Per Week: 
Less than 20 hours per week
Salary: 
$24.04 per hour; no benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The employee is responsible for working with the SomerPromise Director and stakeholders to coordinate and implement projects that improve student outcomes within our priority areas.

Coordinators (one for younger ages and one for older ages) shall assist the director in:

  • Facilitating working groups that establish annual priorities for each targeted area, beginning with kindergarten readiness and 3rd grade literacy. Strategies will focus on alignment among providers, strengths/needs assessments, building shared language, identifying gaps in out of school time learning, and increasing family engagement and support.
  • Supporting implementation of services that address current gaps for students and families.
  • Researching and making recommendations on strategies for obtaining resources that SomerPromise can provide.
  • Working with schools, community providers, and families to match needs and resources.
  • Increasing and improving communication between SomerPromise office and stakeholders.
  • Managing ongoing administrative and clerical responsibilities.
  • Formalizing processes and criteria for decisionmaking with respect to resource allocation.
Requirements: 

College Degree and three to five (3-5) 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 community, group facilitation/cross-sector initiatives, programs that serve youth and families. Interest in education and data-informed/evidence-based interventions.

Ability to gather and synthesize information for practical application to the organization

Skill in facilitation, public speaking. Must have strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to prioritize projects according to relevance and need.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] gov (employment_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

Social Worker

Job Title: 
Social Worker
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Dec 10, 2013
Closing Date: 
Jan 10, 2014
Hours Per Week: 
24 hours per week
Salary: 
$28.85 per hour; plus benefits
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

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

 

  • Provides information and referral and outreach services for older adults
  • Attends professional development programs and inter agency meetings to maintain knowledge of current elderly service programs and to promote COA programs and services
  • Leads regular elderly support group meetings
  • Maintains records of program attendance and activity details
  • Develops and conducts programming
  • Assists elders with the completion of application forms for assistance.
  • Serves as an advocate for older adults, their families and caregivers
  • Conducts protective home visits with at-risk elders and elders that are unable to attend one of the 3 senior center.
  • One on one counseling as needed, for clients
Requirements: 

Degree and five (5) years experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. State Social Worker Certification required.

 

Valid driver’s license

 

CPR/First Aid Certification

 

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

 

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

 

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

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

Community Engagement Specialist - Haitian Creole

Job Title: 
Community Engagement Specialist - Haitian Creole
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Nov 21, 2013
Closing Date: 
Dec 21, 2013
Hours Per Week: 
20 hours per week
Salary: 
$24.00 per hour; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The City of Somerville is seeking an outgoing, passionate community outreach coordinator to work with the City’s Haitian community in the position of Community Engagement Specialist – Haitian Creole. This is a great opportunity to serve both the Haitian community as well as to innovate new and effective outreach and engagement efforts.

 

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Engagement Specialist coordinates community outreach, serves as the community liaison, conducts translation and interpretation, coordinates public meetings, and coordinates all forms of communication including emergency messaging needed to serve the City’s Haitian community. Duties include those listed below, but we’re also looking for someone who will develop and grow this effort, adding their own innovative ideas for how to best connect the Haitian community to City services and to best inform City staff of the needs, concerns and ideas of our Haitian residents by working to engage the Haitian community in City programs and public processes:

 

       Community Outreach – Make connections in the Haitian community and serve as a resource to residents to share information about City services and opportunities for citizen engagement and assist those who need help accessing City services and materials. Attend and table at events, speak to community groups, conduct surveys, hold meetings and events, conduct communications and media relations, etc. to facilitate this effort.

       Community Liaison – Through outreach via various methods and innovative programs, work to maintain an ongoing dialog between the Haitian community and City staff as well as the Mayor’s Office. Gather input, feedback, concerns and requests from the Haitian community as well as community stakeholders to share with appropriate staff and the Mayor’s Office to aid in developing and adapting City services to meet the needs of this  community. Maintain thorough and detailed familiarity with citywide FAQs and provide residents answers to a broad range of City-related questions during outreach efforts.

       Translation / Interpretation– Work with City departments to translate forms, brochures, and other information in a way that conveys the material’s message and is accessible to Haitian residents. Also help to translate relevant information for a Haitian Creole language section of the City website. Translate key City press releases. Assist with coordination of additional translation services for City departments by outside vendors. Interpret at public meetings from English into Haitian Creole.

       Meeting Facilitation – Work with Aldermen, city staff, the Mayor’s Office, and residents to coordinate community meetings in Haitian Creole for community, civic, and other groups in the Haitian community. These meetings will be similar to Somerville’s bi-annual ResiStat meetings, but will be tailored to suit the needs of the audience. Candidate should be comfortable facilitating meetings for 25-100 residents, presenting information, answering questions, and coordinating participation from other key city staff.

 

       Perform Communications duties for Haitian community – Prepare oral and written communications for the Haitian community (in French and/or Haitian Creole as appropriate) including emergency and community CTY alerts, website content, fliers, press releases, social media posts, brochures, newsletter, emails, and potentially radio and City Cable TV content. Develop press contacts at Haitian Creole news sources (radio, print, local cable, etc.) and write/translate and distribute occasional press releases or make radio/TV appearances to share City information and serve as a representative of the Mayor. Keep abreast of advances in technology and trends in Haitian Creole speakers’ use of both traditional and digital media in order to communicate via the most effective channels. Find innovative communications solutions whether high- or low-tech to make sure information on City services, programs and news reaches this community.

 

       Event coordination: Coordinate occasional informational, community and cultural events for the Haitian community such as a Haitian Culture Day, family picnic, or health info session.

 

In addition to the core tasks above, the Haitian Creole Language Liaison will suggest new program initiatives and ways to increase community engagement.

Requirements: 

·       Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

·       Must have knowledge of community relations and organization as well as of the Haitian community.

·       Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with state and federal agencies, community leaders, owners, supervisors, employees, representatives of the media, and the general public.

·       Skill in facilitating public meetings is required.

·       Native speaker of Haitian Creole required with full command of written Haitian Creole and/or French usage and style. English fluency (spoken) required. Acceptable English skills (or better) for written communications required (must be able to communicate effectively in English in writing, but a moderate level of errors is acceptable).

·       Ability to work effectively as part of a team. The CES-Haitian Creole will work closely with Community Engagement Specialists working in Spanish and Portuguese.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

E911 Call Taker/Dispatcher

Job Title: 
E911 Call Taker/Dispatcher
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 31, 2013
Closing Date: 
Nov 30, 2013
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time 40 hours per week
Salary: 
$36,449.07 per year; paid weekly at $700.94; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The City of Somerville seeks a qualified candidate to work in a 24-hour-a-day, state-of-the-art enhanced 911 facility.  Must be alert, calm, able to cope with emergencies and be detail-oriented.  Clear and distinct speech essential.   Good computer skills and strong grammar and spelling skills is also essential.  Must have good MicroSoft Office skills.  Experience with computer-aided dispatch and record-keeping preferred; CPR/First Responder training preferred; bi-lingual, bi-cultural experience a plus.  Must be available to work nights and weekends.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

Accountant/Business Analyst T&P

Job Title: 
Accountant/Business Analyst T&P
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 29, 2013
Closing Date: 
Nov 29, 2013
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time 40 hours per week
Salary: 
$60,000.00 per year; paid weekly at $1153.85; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The position is responsible for monitoring the processing of departmental work to ensure it is done an efficient and effective manner; and all other related duties as required.

 

  • Refines and establishes procedures to accomplish the work of the department
  • Builds proof templates for revenue and accounts payable
  • Ensures reconciliation of revenue in a an accurate and timely fashion
  • Requisitions purchase orders
  • Processes payment of invoices
  • Projects and forecasts future revenue and expenses for the departmental budget
  • Procures new services and contracts for the department
  • Assists with customer service as needed
  • Creates presentations using PowerPoint
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 general ledger accounting, budget forecasting. Knowledge and Experience with MUNIS preferred.

 

Ability to work with people and communicate effectively with diverse populations.

 

Skill in process improvement.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

GIS Coordinator DPW Engineering

Job Title: 
GIS Coordinator DPW Engineering
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 21, 2013
Closing Date: 
Nov 21, 2013
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time 40 hours per week
Salary: 
$65,000.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,250.00; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The GIS Coordinator for Engineering is responsible for managing all GIS operations for the City of Somerville.  Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

  • Plans, develops and maintains the GIS within the City of Somerville
  • Coordinates the use of GIS data and software with other City Departments
  • Develops new geographic data sets
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions; review audio-visual materials to remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in the GIS field.  Evening meetings may be required for this position.
  • Strong knowledge of GIS concepts and familiarity with modern applications including desktop, web, and mobile
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including:
    • Strong oral and written communication skills including public presentations
    • Demonstrated ability to develop innovative approaches to problem solving
    • Experience supervising, training and mentoring staff
  • Strong hands on GIS software skills, including field data collection methods and data automation techniques, to perform or direct the maintenance of the City’s GIS data infrastructure including parcel, utility, transportation, and thematic data sets
  • Familiarity with relevant industry data standards and demonstrated experience implementing such data standards
  • Familiarity with the Esri software suite including ArcGIS desktop and ArcGIS Server
  • Familiarity with Open Source GIS products including GeoServer, OpenLayers, PostGIS
  • Familiarity with municipal business systems and databases including utility billing, tax billing, CAMA, permitting
  • Experience writing RFPs, assessing and selecting appropriate vendors, and managing contracts
  • Demonstrated cartographic design skills
  • Experience conducting GIS software and application training for users from a variety of disciplines and levels of technical expertise
  • Strong database management and systems integration skills and experience including SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Microsoft Access
  • Demonstrated project management experience in all aspects of the project life-cycle including:
    • Gathering needs/requirements
    • Identifying project risks
    • Developing a project plan
    • Implementing a project plan
    • Managing the project budget and schedule
    • Monitoring progress and reporting status
    • Completing deliverables
    • Measuring project success
    • Documenting lessons learned
    • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
Requirements: 

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously

 

Bachelor’s degree in Geography/Cartography/GIS/ Civil Engineering/Land Surveying or related field discipline with five (5) years of experience in the GIS field, 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.      

 

Knowledge of GIS and civil engineering principles and practices such as roadway design, sewer design, drainage design; knowledge of roadway, sidewalk, sewer, water and drainage maintenance and repair techniques.

 

Ability to evaluate existing GIS programs and policies.  Ability to develop and build a GIS capable of serving the needs of a City recognized for innovation, efficiency and a data-driven style of management.

 

Skill in coordinating various programs and projects simultaneously; and an ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] gov (employment_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

Director of Traffic & Parking

Job Title: 
Director of Traffic & Parking
Department: 
Posting Date: 
Oct 11, 2013
Closing Date: 
Nov 11, 2013
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time 40 hours per week
Salary: 
$95,000.00 per year; paid weekly at $1,826.92; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

The Director of Traffic & Parking is responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing the city’s traffic and parking operations.  Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

  • Represents the City in all matters of Traffic and Parking
  • Oversees and resolves complex traffic, transportation and parking management issues
  • Manages a complex operation with a large staff and significant impact on the community
  • Prepares annual operating budget.
  • Develops an aggressive approach to collections
  • Responds to inquiries from elected officials, other city departments and citizen groups.
  • Attends Board of Aldermen, Zoning and Neighborhood meetings as requested.
  • Collects annual fines, and reviews parking meter and permit revenues.
  • Directs the maintenance of traffic signage and pavement markers.
  • Supervises, directs and deploys assigned employees in field activities, and approves payroll, authorizes the use of overtime, and administers discipline as required.
  • Assists in labor negotiations.
Requirements: 

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public administration, or business administration, supplemented with 10+ years of experience in governmental finance, preferable at the local level; 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.

 

Working knowledge of traffic engineering techniques and related equipment including signage.  Knowledge of City ordinances and state regulations.

 

Ability to deal tactfully with disgruntled members of the public.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

 

Management, client service and problem solving skills are essential. Proficient computer skills in the application of data processing and spread sheet applications.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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

Capital Projects Preventive Maintenance Manager

Job Title: 
Capital Projects Preventive Maintenance Manager
Posting Date: 
Sep 30, 2013
Closing Date: 
Oct 30, 2013
Hours Per Week: 
Full Time 40 hours per week
Salary: 
$80,000. per year; paid weekly at $1.538.46; plus benefits package
Internal Only: 
No
Duties: 

Under the direction of the Director of Capital Projects & Planning, the Preventive Maintenance Coordinator plans, organizes and directs the preventive maintenance of building systems but not limited to, electrical and mechanical systems involving air conditioning, heating and ventilation, and associated utilities as well as the maintenance and operation of building utility systems involving domestic and chilled water, electricity, gas, storm, sanitary sewage and includes filter changes, roof drain cleaning etc.  Also insures responsive, timely and thorough responses to the needs of the community. Provide cooperation and loyalty to higher authorities, peers, as well as subordinates. Encourages fellow workers to take greater personal responsibility for their areas of expertise, whereby improving their professional standing. Provide emphasis of cooperation and liaison with City Department’s as a support service organization.  Trains and instructs staff members regarding the preventive maintenance program, when it is necessary to support the physical plant operation.  Works under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Capital Projects & Planning. Incumbent is expected to exercise initiative in anticipating maintenance issues and problems that will confront the City of Somerville.

 

Acts as the lead coordinator in the development of the building preventive maintenance plan. Responsible for implementation and updating of planned preventive maintenance. Planned preventive maintenance will include tasks to be performed by the maintenance division and custodial division as well as duties related to contracts which are performed on a regular basis.

 

Responsibilities will include reviewing all operation and maintenance manuals turned over to the owner, from various construction projects over the past several years, and list within the Internet Maintenance Management System as preventive maintenance task. These preventive maintenance tasks will insure the proper maintenance is performed and warranties will not become void due to failure of proper preventive maintenance. By installing an effective preventive maintenance system will prolong the life of city owned buildings and reduce future capital expenditure.  Formulate all record drawings and operation manuals in an organized manner in order when personnel within the City must review documents they can be found in a time efficient manner.  Monitors the quality of preventive maintenance, coordinates and provides total quality management through periodic inspections and daily oversight. This evaluation shall be forwarded to the Director of Capital Projects and Planning periodically as stated by the Director.  When emergency situations occur the Preventive Maintenance Coordinator will need to be available. If staff needs assistance in resolving emergency matters which are relevant to the position the Preventive Maintenance Coordinator will assist or guide verbally.  Ensure completion of preventive maintenance tasks related to mechanical systems and custodial equipment repairs in accordance with established standards. This position may assist staff on specific training related to the Internet Management Preventive Maintenance system and task requirements.

 

Develops and schedules preventive maintenance tasks within the Internet Management Preventive Maintenance system on an even yearly periodic bases.

 

Schedules task related to Life Safety, Environmental and Compliance within the Internet Management Preventive Maintenance system to ensure all applicable safety regulations, building codes and safety requirements are scheduled accordingly.

 

Requisition material and equipment necessary for the completion of preventive maintenance tasks within City buildings. Track backorders, correct, delete or re-order related to preventive maintenance.

 

Attend seminars and conventions related to modern methods, tools, and practices related to maintenance. Schedule training and on-going professional development for staff related to the computerized preventive maintenance management system.

 

Assist the Director of Capital Projects & Planning regarding reviews of construction documents for both new construction and renovation projects related to providing preventive maintenance tasks.

 

Identifies and assists in correcting health and safety issues in a time efficient manner.

 

Any other relevant duties as required by the Director of Capital Projects & Planning.

Requirements: 

Ten (10) years of experience in building trades, including five (5) years of experience in maintenance supervision related to custodial, electrical, mechanical, carpentry, HVAC, and boiler systems. Custodial services experience a plus. Five (5) years experience working with a preventive maintenance system, preferably coordinating the system.

 

Demonstrate effectiveness of communication between the Building & Grounds Department and various Department Heads, Principals, staff and teachers or a similar environment. Supervisory skills demonstrate the ability to direct and secure the cooperation of the maintenance and custodial staff.

 

Expertise working with computers and knowledge of Windows 2000 and programs i.e. Excel, Word, Power Point etc.

 

Strong communication skills for clear, concise, and effective interaction with all concerned parties related to Facilities Department matters related to maintenance & custodial services. Written and oral communication skills a must.

 

Current, valid Massachusetts Drivers License required.

 

Knowledge and ability to demonstrate techniques of using maintenance tools, repairing machinery, ability to operate computerized related systems and ability to formulate a computerized preventive maintenance program.

 

Ability to work effectively in a busy environment.

 

Working knowledge of SchoolDude (IMMS) is not required but would be a plus.

Application Procedure: 

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_opportunitiesatsomervillema [dot] 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.

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