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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

Senior Civil Engineer   

Public Utilities
Open Until: October 12, 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

Chief of Services  

Social Services
Open Until: October 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 32 - $53,724 - $107,548
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,724-$72,527

Museum Educator (Part Time)  

Museums
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $13.97 - $15.00 per hour

Library Assistant I - Part Time  

Library
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $9.27 per hour

Library Associate   

Library
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $25,843 - $33,596

Permits and Inspections Coordinator  

Permits & Inspections
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $31,411 - $61,032

Recreation Aide II  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $8.50 - $9.50

Delinquent Tax Collector  

City Treasurer
Open Until: September 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $30,393 - $36,000

Electrical Technician   

Public Works
Open Until: October 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 15 - $23,440 - $44,164
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $23,440 - $33,802

Equipment Operators   

Various City Departments
Open Until: September 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Hiring Range: $28,492 - $50,000

Senior HVAC Technician  

Public Works
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181 - $56,183

Quality Assurance Administrator  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $44,000-$58,000

Senior Client Associate  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 21 - $31,411 - $61,032
Status: Accepting Applications

Clinical Therapist I (Emergency Services)  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 25 - $38,181 - $74,184
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $38,181-$56,183

Program Administrator - Emergency Services  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 29 - $46,409 - $90,172
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,000-$63,000

Technology Support Specialist (Fire & Police)  

Information Technology
Open Until: October 12, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $40,090-$70,000

Equipment Operator Crew Leader   

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 22 - $32,983 - $64,083
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $32,983 - $48,533

Manager of Business Development  

Economic Development
Open Until: September 27, 2018
Rate of Pay: Grade 32 - $53,724 - $107,548
Status: Position Closed
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $53,724 - $72,527

Debt and Capital Project Manager  

Finance
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 33 - $56,410 - $112,925
Status: Accepting Applications

Nurse Supervisor  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $55,000-$70,000

ID Services Manager  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: September 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 31 - $51,166 - $102,426
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,166-$76,154

Recreation Aide III (6-6)  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure
Open Until: October 5, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Rate: $9.74 - $10.50 per hour

Equipment Operator Crew Leader (Tree Services)  

Parks, Recreation, & Leisure
Open Until: September 28, 2018 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

Budget Officer  

Finance
Open Until: October 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Rate of Pay: Grade 34 - $59,231 - $118,572
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Range: $59,231 - $105,000

Psychiatrist  

Behavioral Healthcare Services
Open Until: September 28, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Status: Accepting Applications
Details: Anticipated Hiring Salary: DOQ