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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

Treatment Plant Maintenance Superintendent  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 17, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $60,000

911 Dispatcher  

Police
Open Until: May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $31,411

Storekeeper  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 14 - $22,324 - $42,062
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $22,324 - $42,062

Fiscal Support Specialist I  

Museums
Open Until: May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 13 - $21,261 - $40,058
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated hiring Range: $10.22 - $12.00

Child Protective Services Worker II  

Social Services
Open Until: May 3, 2019 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

Senior Eligibility Worker  

Social Services
Open Until: April 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 20 - $29,916 - $58,125
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $35,000 - $44,021

Recycling Coordinator  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 22 - $32,983 - $64,083
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,983 - $64,083

Equipment Operator II (Trees)  

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Open Until: April 26, 2019 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

Equipment Operator Crew Leader (Trees)  

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Open Until: April 26, 2019 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

Bus Driver  

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Open Until: April 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 9 - $17,491 - $32,956
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $9.50 - $10.00

Recreation Aide  

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Open Until: April 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 9 - $17,491 - $32,956
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $8.41 - $9.00

Risk/Contract Manager  

Finance
Open Until: May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 34 - $59,231 - $118,572
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,231 - $90,000

Fiscal Analyst  

Police
Open Until: May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $36,362 - $60,507 - Based on Qualifications

Security Officer  

Police
Open Until: May 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $10.22 - $21.23 per hour

Senior Civil Engineer  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 24, 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