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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

Fiscal Support Specialist II  

Police Department
Open Until: January 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 16 - $24,612 - $46,371
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipate Hiring Range: $24,612 - $31,996

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: January 20, 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

Law Clerk  

Circuit Court Judges
Open Until: February 7, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $44,290

Librarian I (Programming and Outreach)  

Library
Open Until: January 20, 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

Clinical Therapist II   

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: January 20, 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

Recreation Aide II Van Driver  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $8.64

Museum Educator - Part Time  

Museums
Open Until: January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 19 - $28,492 - $53,681
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $13.97 per hour

Case Manager (MH)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: January 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $41,620

Help Desk Manager  

Information Technology
Open Until: January 27, 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

Equipment Operator Crew Leader (Tree)  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 18 - $27,135 - $51,126
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $27,135 - $35,276

Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent  

Public Utilities
Open Until: January 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $50,590

Engineering Inspector  

Engineering
Open Until: January 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,631 - $45,886

Bus Driver  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Hourly Rate: $8.41

Clinician Supervisor (Mental Health)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: January 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,362 - $48,180

Clinical Therapist I (Emergency Services)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: January 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,631 - $41,000