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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

Network Engineer  

Information Technology
Open Until: June 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 30 - $48,729 - $97,549
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,729 - $70,500

Support Coordinator (Developmental Disability)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 31, 2018 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

Municipal Fellow (Police)  

Police Department
Open Until: June 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $9.28/hour

Case Manager   

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $34,000 - $37,00

Recreation Program Specialist  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 20 - $29,916 - $58,125
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $29,916 - $39,639

Traffic Maintenance Mechanic  

Engineering
Open Until: May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 15 - $23,440 - $44,164
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $23,440 - $30,472

Automotive Mechanic (Schools)  

Public Works
Open Until: May 25, 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

Recreation Aide III - USDA Food Service Monitor - Summer Rays (Part-time)  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 12 - $20,248 - $38,263
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $10.23 - $10.50

Equipment Operator II (Tree Crew)   

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 14 - $22,324 - $42,062
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $22,324 - $29,022

Equipment Operator II (Athletics)  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure Services
Open Until: May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 14 - $22,324 - $42,062
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $22,324 - $29,022

Assistant City Engineer  

Engineering
Open Until: May 25, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 35 - $62,193 - $124,500
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $62,193 - $105,000

Quality Assurance Administrator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: May 31, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 28 - $44,199 - $85,878
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $44,199 - $58,000

Police Officer Trainee  

Police Department
Open Until: May 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: PS1 $39,500
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: 39,500 (Upon Completion of Academy $42,500)

Manager of Business Development  

Economic Development
Open Until: June 1, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range Based on Qualifications

Senior Civil Engineer   

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 30 - $48,729 - $97,549
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,729 -$65,784

Instrument Technician  

Public Utilities
Open Until: May 25, 2018 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

Program Administrator - Emergency Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: June 1, 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: May 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: DOQ