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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

Clinical Therapist  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 20, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range for Level I: $40,000 - $50,000 and for Level II: $42,094 - $56,000

Fiscal Support Specialist I  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 13 - $21,261 - $40,058
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $21,261 - $33,000

Van Operator  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Hiring Rate: $8.64

Clinical Manager  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 21, 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

911 Communications Administrator  

Police
Open Until: November 9, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range:$51,166 - $75,000

Waste Management Inspector  

Waste Management
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 20 - $29,916 - $58,125
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $29,916 - $44,021

Public Information Officer  

Police
Open Until: November 9, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,409 - $90,172

Environmental/Zoning Inspector I  

Permits & Inspections
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 20 - $29,916 - $58,125
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipate Hiring Range: $29,916 - $58,125

Accreditation Manager  

Police
Open Until: November 9, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 26 - $40,090 - $77,894
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $40,090 - $77,894

Background Investigator (PT)  

Police
Open Until: October 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $15.10 - 29.34 hourly

Water Meter Service Worker  

Public Utilities
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 15 - $23,440 - $44,164
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $23,440 - $30,472

Case Manager  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 21, 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

Police Officer Trainee  

Police
Open Until: October 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Pay Rate: $39,500 (Upon Completion of Academy $42,500)

Traffic Maintenance Mechanic  

Engineering
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 15 - $23,440 - $44,164
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $27,000-$32,000

Family Services Specialist  

Social Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 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

Engineering Inspector  

Engineering
Open Until: October 25, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,631 - $50,959

Senior Family Services Specialist  

Social Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,362-$48,180

Chief of Services  

Social Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 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

Child Protective Services Worker I  

Social Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 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

Quality Assurance Administrator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000-$60,000

Senior Client Associate  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411-$35,000

Program Administrator - Emergency Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 19, 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

Equipment Operator Crew Leader   

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure
Open Until: October 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 22 - $32,983 - $64,083
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,983 - $48,533

Manager of Business Development  

Economic Development
Open Until: October 19, 2018 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

Debt and Capital Project Manager  

Finance
Open Until: October 19, 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: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,000-$70,000

Clinician - ID the SHOP (Intellectual Disability)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Starting Salary: $50,000

Program Administrator - Clinical Support Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 - $65,000

Support Coordinator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,362 - $48,180

Psychiatrist  

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