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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

Deputy Clerk I  

Circuit Court Clerk
Open Until: August 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $25,422

Stormwater Compliance Specialist  

Engineering
Open Until: August 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 27 - $42,094 - $81,787
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,094 - $61,941

Water Treatment Plant Operator - 1st Class   

Public Utilities
Open Until: August 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 27 - $42,094 - $81,787
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,094 - $81,787

Water Treatment Plant Operator Lead  

Public Utilities
Open Until: August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,409 - $90,172

Deputy City Manager  

City Manager's Office
Open Until: August 31, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 42 - $87,512 - $175,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: DOQ

Certified Firefighter  

Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services
Open Until: August 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: DOQ

Electrical Inspector  

Permits & Inspections
Open Until: August 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $52,590

Licensed Practical Nurse (Substance Abuse)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: August 24, 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

Case Manager (Substance Use)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: August 24, 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: August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,000-$63,000

EMS Paramedic (PT)  

Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services
Open Until: August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 26 - $40,090 - $77,894
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range $40,090 - $58,992

EMS Paramedic  

Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services
Open Until: August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 26 - $40,090 - $77,894
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range $40,090-$58,992

Traffic Maintenance Mechanic  

Engineering
Open Until: August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 15 - $23,440 - $44,164
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $23,440 - $33,802

Combination Code Inspector  

Permits & Inspections
Open Until: August 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 26 - $40,090 - $77,894
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $40,090 - $77,894

Equipment Operator Crew Leader (Tree Services)  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure
Open Until: August 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 22 - $32,983 - $64,083
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,983 - S48,533

Automotive Mechanic (Schools)  

Public Works
Open Until: August 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 22 - $32,983 - $64,083
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,983 - $43,702