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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

Parking Enforcement Technician  

PARKING AUTHORITY
Open Until: January 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $10.22 - $14.74

911 Dispatcher  

Police
Open Until: December 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $43,000 (DOQ)

ID Day Support Supervisor  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,362-$53,507

Program Administrator - Emergency Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-$60,000

Program Administrator - Clinical Support Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-$60,000

Senior Civil Engineer  

Public Utilities
Open Until: January 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 30 - $48,729 - $97,549
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,729 - $97,549

Business Development Specialist  

Economic Development
Open Until: December 29, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 28 - $44,199 - $85,878
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $44,199 - $65,039

Manager of Business Development  

Economic Development
Open Until: December 29, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 32 - $53,724 - $107,548
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,724 - $80,636

Equipment Operator  

Various City Departments
Open Until: December 29, 2018
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Hiring Range: $28,492 - $50,000 DOQ

Police Officer Trainee  

Police
Open Until: December 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: PS1 $39,500
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $39,500 (Upon Completion of Academy $42,500)

Permit Technician  

Permits & Inspections
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $46,222

Chief of Services  

Social Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,724-$72,527

Risk Manager  

Finance
Open Until: December 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 34 - $59,231 - $118,572
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,231 - $85,000

Controller  

Finance
Open Until: December 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 34 - $59,231 - $118,572
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,231 - $85,000

Clinical Manager  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $60,000-$76,000

Quality Assurance Administrator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-$60,000

Debt and Capital Project Manager  

Finance
Open Until: December 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 33 - $56,410 - $112,925
Status: Accepting Applications

Nurse Supervisor  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,000-$70,000

Psychiatrist  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: December 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: DOQ