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Welcome to the City of Portsmouth                 Career Portal! 

Portsmouth, an Official Coast Guard City, is a historic and robust city, the place where John Wood in 1621 recognized its beauty and strategic location with miles of waterfront property on the Elizabeth River. The city is located less than three miles from the city of Norfolk. In fact the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, one of the Navy's premiere shipbuilding facilities, is actually located in Portsmouth. 

We are excited that you are interested in a career with us!   To join this dynamic team we invite you to view our current job openings listed on this page and click on the "Details" option to find detailed information on each position. Then click "Apply Now" to begin your application.          If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account that starts with entering your email address as a username and enter a unique password.  Please be sure to fill in all fields on your application and follow any special instructions which may be provided for specific positions.  

Applicants with special needs should contact Human Resource Management at (757) 393-8626 to request accommodations.

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Openings

Information Technology Programmer/Analyst II  

Information Technology
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 28 - $44,199 - $85,878
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $44,199 to $68,500

Case Manager MH (Youth & Adults)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 24, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications

Clinician (Intellectual Disability)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 24, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications

Assistant Director Behavioral Healthcare Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 24, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 35 - $62,193 - $124,500
Status: Accepting Applications

Clinical Therapist I - Mobile Crisis (Mental Health)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 24, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications

Clinician (Opportunity House)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $41,620

Eligibility Supervisor  

Social Services
Open Until: April 29, 2017
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,362 - $48,180

Equipment Operator I (Sewer Construction & Maintenance)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: April 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 12 - $20,248 - $38,263
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range:$20,248 - $26,323

Treatment Plant Operator in Training  

Public Utilities
Open Until: April 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 19 - $28,492 - $53,681
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $28,492 - $37,040

Equipment Operator II (Stormwater)  

Public Works
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 14 - $22,324 - $42,062
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $22,324 - $29,022

Recreation Aide II - Summer Rays  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $8.41

Recreation Aide III - Summer Rays  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $9.74 hour

Clinical Manager  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,166 - $69,074

Psychiatrist  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: Negotiable

Manager of Landscape Design  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: April 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,166 - $62,500

Police Officer Trainee  

Police Department
Open Until: June 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: PS1 $36,347
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $36,347 (Upon Completion of Academy $38,260

Program Administrator - Emergency Services/Mental Health Support Programs  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range:$46,409 - $61, 492

Recreation Aide II (Six-6)  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 9 - $17,491 - $32,956
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring rate: $8.41

Equipment Operator IV   

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 18 - $27,135 - $51,126
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $27,135 - $35,276

Librarian I (Programming and Outreach)  

Library
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,631 - $45,886

Engineering Inspector  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,631 - $45,886

Senior Civil Engineer  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 30 - $48,729 - $97,549
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,729 -$65,784

Clinical Therapist II   

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 27 - $42,094 - $81,787
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,094 - $55,775

Equipment Operator II (Bulk Refuse)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: April 30, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 12 - $20,248 - $38,263
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $22,324 - $29,022

Assistant Chief Financial Officer  

Finance
Open Until: May 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 35 - $62,193 - $124,500
Status: Accepting Applications

Equipment Operator III (Sewer Maintenance)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 17 - $25,843 - $48,691
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $25,843 - $33,596

Equipment Operator II (Sewer Maintenance)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 14 - $22,324 - $42,062
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $22,324 - $29,022

Treatment Plant Operator  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,631 - $45,886

Water Distribution Systems Operator  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 4, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 16 - $24,612 - $46,371
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $24,612 - $31,996

Librarian II (Branch Manager)  

Library
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $46,409 - $61,492

Instrument Technician  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,362 - $48,180

Manager of Water Treatment Plant  

Public Utilities
Open Until: April 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 33 - $56,410 - $112,925
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $56,410 - $76,154

Equipment Operator III (Construction)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 17 - $25,843 - $48,691
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $25,843 - $33,596

Bus Driver  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 9 - $17,491 - $32,956
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $8.41

Equipment Operator III (Refuse)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: April 30, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 17 - $25,843 - $48,691
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $25,853 - $27,000

Intellectual Disability Services Manager  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,166 - $69,074