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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

Human Resource Specialist  

Human Resource Management
Open Until: June 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,983 - $38,000

Clinician Assistant (Peer Specialist)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 18 - $27,135 - $51,126
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $27,135 - $35,276

Legal Secretary  

Circuit Court Judges
Open Until: June 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $25,000 - 28,000

Environmental/Zoning Inspector I  

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

Billing Specialist  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 18 - $27,135 - $51,126
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $27,135 - $35,276

Customer Service Specialist  

Public Utilities
Open Until: June 20, 2018 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

Police Officer Trainee  

Police Department
Open Until: July 7, 2018
Rate of Pay: PS1 $39,500
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: 39,500 (Upon Completion of Academy $42,500)

Prevention Specialist  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: July 20, 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

Case Manager (Substance Use)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 30, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $41,620

Automotive Mechanic (Schools)  

Public Works
Open Until: June 22, 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

Quality Assurance Administrator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 28 - $44,199 - $85,878
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $44,199 - $58,000

Program Administrator - Emergency Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,409 to $63,500

Psychiatrist  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: DOQ

Program Administrator (Mental Health)  

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

Clinical Therapist II (Substance Abuse)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 27 - $42,094 - $81,787
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,094 - $62,500

Clinical Therapist II (Mental Health)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 27 - $42,094 - $81,787
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,094 - $62,500