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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

Senior Family Services Supervisor  

Social Services
Open Until: April 4, 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

Real Estate Appraiser I (PT)  

City Assessor
Open Until: March 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 19 - $28,492 - $53,681
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate Per Hour: $13.70 - $17.81

Senior Eligibility Supervisor  

Social Services
Open Until: April 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $50,590

Investigator  

Commonwealth's Attorney
Open Until: March 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - 41,620

Director of Tourism  

Marketing, Communications & Tourism
Open Until: April 14, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 38 - $71,996 - $144,123
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $71,996 - $120,000

Clinician Assistant - Peer Specialist (HRRJ)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: April 7, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 18 - $27,135 - $51,126
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $27,135 - $35,276

Equipment Operator II (Stormwater)  

Public Works
Open Until: March 31, 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 Van Driver  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 9 - $17,491 - $32,956
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Pay: $8.64

Erosion Control Specialist  

Public Works
Open Until: March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $34,631 - $44,500

Stormwater Compliance Manager  

Engineering
Open Until: March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 33 - $56,410 - $112,925
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $56,410 - $66,500

Recreation Program Coordinator  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: March 28, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $41,620

Recreation Aide II - Summer Rays  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $8.41

Lifeguard  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: April 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 12 - $20,248 - $38,263
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $10.50 - $11.50

Lead Lifeguard  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: April 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $12.50 - $13.50

Recreation Aide III - Summer Rays  

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

Clinical Manager  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 31, 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: March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: Negotiable

Case Manager (Substance Abuse)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,144 - $41,620

Case Manager (Intellectual Disability)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 31, 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

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

Combination Code Inspector  

Permits & Inspections
Open Until: March 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 26 - $40,090 - $77,894
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $40,090 - $53,119

Fire Inspector  

Fire, Rescue, & Rescue Services
Open Until: March 24, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $15.10/hr. - $20.00/hr.

Program Administrator - Emergency Services/Mental Health Support Programs  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 31, 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

Assistant Chief Financial Officer  

Finance
Open Until: April 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 35 - $62,193 - $124,500
Status: Accepting Applications

Help Desk Manager  

Information Technology
Open Until: March 31, 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

Manager of Water Treatment Plant  

Public Utilities
Open Until: April 10, 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

Manager of Business Development  

Economic Development
Open Until: April 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 32 - $53,724 - $107,548
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $ 53,724 - $72,527

Recreation Aide III - USDA Food Service Monitor  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: March 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Hourly Rate: $9.74

Bus Driver  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: April 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