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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.

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Public Works Administrator

Location: Public Works | Portsmouth, VA | Public Works
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.,
Open Until: April 13, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $46,409 -$61,492
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Additional Information

Full-time employees for the City of Portsmouth will be enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).  Please be aware that participation in the VRS includes a mandatory 5% employee contribution.



Human Resource Management uses electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of your application as a part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs. 

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive or check your email-box in a timely manner.

Application Special Instructions

Must possess, or obtain within six months of hire date, and maintain a valid Virginia Certified Pesticide Applicators License, including Public Health (Category 8), Aquatic Pest Control-General (Category 5-A) and Right-of-Way Pest Control (Category 6). 

This position requires pre-employment medical evaluation and substance abuse testing and is subject to random alcohol and controlled substance testing.

A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

This job is considered essential personnel, and requires attendance and work during and following natural disasters and emergency situations.