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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

Lifeguard  

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Open Until: July 18, 2019
Rate of Pay: Grade 12 - $20,248 - $38,263
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $10.50 - $11.50

Debt & Capital Project Manager  

Finance
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 33 - $56,410 - $112,925
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $56,410 - $79,500

Accounting Supervisor  

Finance
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,166 - $76,796

Accountant II  

Finance
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,409 - $68,291

Child Protective Services Worker I  

Social Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $46,500

Information Technology Business Analyst  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 28 - $44,199 - $85,878
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $44,199 - $65,039

Water Treatment Plant Operator - 1st Class  

Public Utilities
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 27 - $42,094 - $81,787
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $42,094 - $70,000

Equipment Operator  

Various City Departments
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: Depending Upon Qualifications

Vehicle & Equipment Supervisor  

Police
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 18 - $27,135 - $51,126
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $27,135 - $39,131

Emergency Planner  

Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 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

Video Production Specialist  

Marketing & Communication
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 26 - $40,090 - $77,894
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $40,090 - $52,500

Senior Family Services Specialist  

Social Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 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

Clinician - Intellectual Disabilities  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 22 - $32,983 - $64,083
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipate Hiring Salary: $32,983 - $48,533

Clinical Manager - Outpatient Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $51,166 - $76,796

Case Manager - PATH  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $36,362 - $53,507

Clinical Therapist I - Same Day Access  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $38,181 - $56,183

Security Officer  

Police
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $10.22 - $24.00 per hour

Support Coordinator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 24 - $36,362 - $70,652
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: $36,362 - $53,507

Assistant City Attorney I  

City Attorney
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 34 - $59,231 - $118,572
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,291 - $89,000

Program Administrator - Clinical Support Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 - $68,000

Water Treatment Plant Operator Lead  

Public Utilities
Open Until: June 21, 2019 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

Groom  

Police
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 13 - $21,261 - $40,058
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $21,261 - $30,660

Parks and Landscape Manager  

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,166 - $76,796

Chief of Services  

Social Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 32 - $53,724 - $107,548
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,724-$75,000

Clinical Therapist I - Emergency Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $56,500

Program Administrator - Mental Health  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,000 - $65,000

Clinical Housing Coordinator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 23 - $34,631 - $67,286
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $43,000 - $50,000

Fiscal Support Specialist I  

Museums
Open Until: June 21, 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

Case Manager-Mental Health  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 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: June 21, 2019 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

Nurse Supervisor  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,000 - $70,000

Risk/Contract Manager  

Finance
Open Until: June 21, 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

Lead Lifeguard  

Parks, Recreation, & Tourism
Open Until: July 11, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 14 - $22,324 - $42,062
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $12.50 - $13.50 per hour

Senior Civil Engineer  

Public Utilities
Open Until: June 21, 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