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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

Crime Analyst  

Police Department
Open Until: March 19, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $45,500

Recreation Program Specialist  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: March 19, 2017
Rate of Pay: Grade 20 - $29,916 - $58,125
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $29,916 - $35,000

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: March 31, 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: March 31, 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: February 28, 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: February 28, 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

Firefighter Trainee  

Fire, Rescue, & Rescue Services
Open Until: March 10, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: PS1 $36,347
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,347 (Upon Completion of Academy $38,260)

Case Manager (Intellectual Disability)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 3, 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

Clinical Therapist I - Emergency Services (HRRJ)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 3, 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

Case Manager (HRRJ)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 3, 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

Program Administrator - Clinical/Crisis Program (HRRJ)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 3, 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

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

Program Administrator - Emergency Services/Mental Health Support Programs  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 3, 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

Clinical Therapist II   

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 3, 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: March 31, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $8.64

Equipment Operator II (Bulk Refuse)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: February 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM 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: March 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 35 - $62,193 - $124,500
Status: Accepting Applications

Treatment Plant Operator  

Public Utilities
Open Until: March 1, 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

Case Manager (MH)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: March 3, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $41,620

Fiscal Support Specialist I   

Museums
Open Until: March 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 13 - $21,261 - $40,058
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $10.23 per hour

Instrument Technician  

Public Utilities
Open Until: March 1, 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

Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent  

Public Utilities
Open Until: March 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Position Closed
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $50,590

Manager of Water Treatment Plant  

Public Utilities
Open Until: March 20, 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

Bus Driver  

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

Equipment Operator III (Refuse)  

Public Utilities
Open Until: February 28, 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: March 3, 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