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CITY OF BROCKTON

PROVISIONAL INSPECTOR OF PLUMBING & GAS

PUBLIC PROPERTY DEPARTMENT

 

Duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs inspection and administrative work in connection with the enforcement and interpretation of applicable codes relating to plumbing and gas fitting; enforces the applicable provisions of the uniform plumbing and gas code; receives permit applications from licensed plumbers and gas fitters and issues permits for work described on applications.  Inspects completed stages of permitted work and ensures conformity with the uniform plumbing and gas code.  Investigates violations of the plumbing and gas code and responds appropriately to correct unsafe or unlawful conditions; enforces the applicable provisions of the uniform plumbing and gas code.  Performs similar or related duties as required, as situation dictates or as assigned by the Superintendent of Buildings or his designee.

                Supervision: Works under the general direction of the Superintendent of Buildings and in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws and local ordinances; reviews all unusual problems or situations with the Superintendent of Buildings prior to taking any required action.  

                Work Environment: Administrative work is performed in office conditions; inspection work is conducted in the field with exposure to noise and the hazardous conditions associated with construction sites requiring the use of basic safety equipment; operates standard office equipment and an automobile; has frequent contact with the general public, other City employees, officials, contractors, homeowners, and builders; has access to records of legal proceedings.  Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss of service, damage to buildings or equipment, monetary loss or legal repercussions. 

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: High school diploma, with supplemental training in plumbing and gas fitting installation and five years of progressively responsible experience in plumbing and gas fitting installation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Additional Requirements: Massachusetts Master Plumber and Gas Fitter License, valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a dependable car.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: Thorough knowledge of local, gas, plumbing, and building codes; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of plumbing and gas installation.  Ability to enforce codes fairly and impartially; ability to stay informed of code changes; ability to plan, organize, and perform inspections; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, the public, and City departments.  Excellent communication skills and public relations skills.  

Essential Functions:  Moderate physical effort is demanded in making inspections.  While conducting field inspections, the employee is required to stand, sit, walk, use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, climb or balance, reach with hands and arms, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Agility is required to access all areas of construction sites.  Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents, use a computer, and operate a motor vehicle.

 

Salary: $68,970 – $71,691, step increases every 3 years on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

 

Send a cover letter, resume, copy of Massachusetts Master Plumber and Gas Fitter License, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & a copy of attested driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Nicole Casarez, Temporary Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail at personnel@cobma.us, facsimile to 508-580-7133 no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, August 31, 2018.  Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug & alcohol screening.

CITY OF BROCKTON

ELECTRICIAN

PUBLIC PROPERTY DEPARTMENT

 

 

Duties include but are not limited to the following:  performs skilled electrical work at the journeyman level.  Installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical circuits, wiring systems, fixtures, appliances and equipment.  Troubleshoots and repairs faulty electrical wiring, defective electrical equipment and machinery such as motors, generators, transformers, switches, sockets, etc.  Inspects and tests circuits and fixtures to locate broken wires, loose connections, blown fuses, faulty switches, grounds, shorts and other defects. Uses common handtools and electrical ohm test equipment such as meters, voltmeters, ammeters, growlers, multimeters, and other test equipment.  May supervise electrician helpers.  Performs other Public Property duties as required by the Superintendent of Buildings, Supervisor of Building Maintenance or their designee.

            Supervision:  Works under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Building Maintenance, Public Property Department.

       Work Environment:  Work is performed in City buildings and outside with constant loud noise and potential exposure to equipment with moving mechanical parts, outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions with exposure to hazards associated with chemicals and equipment.  The employee may respond to emergency situations due to inclement weather or the failure of equipment in City buildings.

            The employee generally has contact with other City/School Departments, volunteer organizations and the general public.  Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss of service and damage to buildings and equipment. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Education and Experience:  High School diploma, Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician License or Massachusetts Electricians License, and a valid Massachusetts Drivers License required.  Must have working knowledge of building codes and standard trades’ practices. Minimum of five (5) years paid experience in electrical field.

                        Essential Functions:  Physical effort is required in daily duties.  The employee is frequently required to use hands, walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, balance, crouch, stoop, climb ladders and work in confined space.  Required to lift or move items weighing up to 60 pounds.  Physical ability to drive a motor vehicle.  Vision requirements include ability to read documents and operate a motor vehicle.

Salary $67,600 - $70,221, position is 5 steps, step increase every 3 years on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits. 

Brockton requires residency within one year of employment, must remain a resident for 7 years. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, copy of attested driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles, & copy of Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician License or Massachusetts Electricians License to Nicole Casarez, Temporary Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail at personnel@cobma.us, facsimile to 508-580-7133, no later than Friday, August 24, 2018.  Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background check and a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug & alcohol screening.

CITY OF BROCKTON

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

 ANIMAL CONTROL DEPARTMENT

 

 

                Duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs animal care, investigative and administrative work in the enforcement of regulations relating to the control and regulation of animals; responds to animal related complaints; investigates reports of vicious animals and animal bites; responds to emergency calls from the police or fire departments.  Kills or causes to be killed any dog or other animal that is injured, maimed, or diseased.  Enforces City codes and state and federal laws; makes and prefers complaints against owners of dogs not properly licensed and collared; enforces leash laws.  Maintains logs and records of the number of animals killed, their owners, number of complaints, and other information required by law; enters data into computer system; may make presentations to citizens groups about animal safety and care.  Patrols the City seeking violations of City codes; issues citations for violations of codes; captures loose dogs in the City; may appear in court for hearings or trials.  Performs general housekeeping duties and animal care work; cleans kennels; feeds and shelters all dogs in care and attempts to locate/find new owners by giving or selling dogs to prospective new owners.  Picks up dead animals and disposes of them. 

                Supervision: Works under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Animal Control; performs a variety of responsible duties according to department policies and procedures; work requires the application of independent judgment to analyze unusual situations and determine the best course of action.  Unusual situations, requiring clarification of policies or procedures, are referred to the supervisor.    

               

                Work Environment: Most work is performed outdoors, with exposure to adverse weather conditions and exposure to potentially dangerous animals and diseases; workload is subject to seasonal changes; responds to emergency situations.  Uses standard office equipment and operates a light truck, automobile, medical equipment, tools and specialized equipment, such as cages, snare poles, traps and weapons.   Performance of duties requires regular contact with the general public and City departments; contact with the public requires courtesy, patience and tact, sensitivity to concerned animal owners and the ability to explain laws and regulations under stressful situations.  Has access to confidential information pertaining to complaints.  Errors could result in personal injury or injury to others, delay in delivery of services and legal repercussions.    

 

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: High school diploma; technical training and two years of experience in handling and caring for animals; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Additional Requirements Valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license, license to operate a firearm and Certification from the Animal Control Officers Association

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: General knowledge of the applicable federal and state laws and City ordinances governing the control and regulation of animals; knowledge of animal care procedures and animal handling procedures and practices.  Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the public and to explain regulations, take enforcement action and investigate complaints; ability to capture and restrain various domestic and wild animals, including aggressive dogs; ability to operate a firearm; ability to work independently; ability to maintain records and prepare reports.  Excellent public relation skills; skill in mediation and negotiation; skill in handling animals.   

 

Essential Functions: Frequent moderate physical effort is required to perform duties.  Required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, use hands to operate equipment, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Required to lift and/or move animals weighing up to 100 pounds.  Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents, use a computer and operate a motor vehicle. 

 

Salary:  $44,027-$52,679, 7 step position, date of hire step 1, step increase on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step. 

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Persons interested in being considered for the position should submit a cover letter, resume, copy of drivers’ license and copy of driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Nicole Casarez, Temporary Director of Personnel, City Personnel Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us, or via facsimile at 508-580-7133, no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018.  Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical, which includes drug/alcohol screening.

Brockton Public Library System

 

Applications for the position of Reference Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, two Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours.  The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period.  The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

 

Step 1      Step 2      Step 3      Step 4   Step 5       Step 6     Step 7       Step 8

41,997      42,957     43,920     46,205     48,727      50,367    53,174      56,373

 

Duties:

  • ¨Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information
  • ¨Selects and weeds non-fiction books and non-print material in designated areas
  • ¨Reviews, selects, and updates bookmarked Internet sites
  • ¨Participates in decisions regarding uses of electronic technology
  • ¨Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • ¨Researches obituary information
  • ¨Prepares readers’ advisory materials and aids
  • ¨Works with community, agencies and groups to enable the library to better serve patrons
  • ¨Inputs data in the OCLN database
  • ¨Maintains displays and exhibits
  • ¨Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • ¨Serves on professional and network committees
  • ¨May be required to serve as “Librarian in Charge” in the absence of Supervisors, Assistant Library Director or the Library Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • ¨MLS candidate required, MLS preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment)
  • ¨Technical skills searching the Internet and on-line services required
  • ¨Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers
  • ¨Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • ¨Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton’s linguistic minority population desirable

 

Benefits:

The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees’ Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us by open until filled. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

CITY OF BROCKTON

HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

 

The City of Brockton seeks a dynamic, seasoned Human Resources Director to transform the existing, traditional personnel department to a strategic Human Resources Department.  Duties will include coordinating all hiring practices across City departments in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and Civil Service regulations; advising the Mayor, department heads, supervisors and elected and appointed officials on HR matters; improving efficiency in HR practices and procedures; managing benefits programs; serving as ADA Coordinator, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer; Sexual Harassment Officer and Diversity Officer; coordinate employee relations; and develop essential training programs.  To view the job description, qualifications and supporting information, along with application procedures; please visit the Collins Center for Public Management website at www.umb.edu/cpm. Salary anticipated to be $100,000- $115,000, DOQ. (HR Director title pending City Council Action)

 

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS: July 27, 2018

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please submit cover letter and resume, preferably in one PDF file to recruitment.umb@gmail.com 

 Brockton requires residency within one year of employment.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REFER A CANDIDATE PLEASE CONTACT:

Mary Flanders Aicardi, Senior Associate,

Collins Center for Public Management at 508-215-8992.

  

NOTE:  The Collins Center for Public Management is working with a screening committee that has been designated by the Mayor to conduct initial interviews and recommend candidates to be interviewed by the Mayor.  As such, all contact should be with the Collins Center.

PARK GOLF SEASONAL JOB APPLICATION 2018
CITY OF BROCKTON

TEMPORARY LABORER

GOLF COURSE/ PARK DEPARTMENT

 

            The City of Brockton is seeking Temporary Seasonal Laborers to assist at D.W. Field Golf Course and Park Department for the period of July 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018

 

Duties and responsibilities:  Performs a variety of unskilled labor duties of which the following are typical examples: loading and unloading supplies; cleaning litter and debris; mowing tees, greens, fairways and roughs using hand or powered equipment, grooming of infields and mowing parks and ball fields; trimming shrubs; uses standard hand tools, i.e., shovels and small power tools, such as weed whackers, lawn mowers, and hedge trimmers. Works under the supervision of the Golf General Foreman or his designee. Priorities are established by the Park General Foreman or Superintendent of Parks.  Work is performed outside and may be performed in adverse weather conditions.

 

Rate of pay:  Massachusetts Minimum Wage $11.00 per hour.

 

Hours of work:  Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM

 

Location: D.W. Field Golf Course, 331 Oak Street, Brockton, MA  02301

                  Parks Department, 388 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

 

Positions open until filled. Applications are available in the Personnel Department and on-line at www.brockton.ma.us, City of Brockton 2018, Seasonal Employment Application Temporary Laborer Golf/Park.  Applications must be returned to the City of Brockton, Personnel Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, Brockton, MA  02301.

                                          The City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CITY OF BROCKTON

PART-TIME MEMBER BOARD OF ASSESSORS

 

 

                The City of Brockton seeks qualified applicants for the Part-Time Member Board of Assessors who works in conjunction with the Chairman, Board of Assessors.  The Part-Time Member Board of Assessors is responsible for determining and maintaining assessments which establish the valuation of real estate and personal property within the City.

                The primary purpose of the position is to assist the Chairman, Board of Assessors in the effective management, administration and coordination of the operations of the Assessors Department, for the fiscal and financial affairs and the management, administration and control of all personnel assigned to the Assessors Department.  Responsible to perform complex administrative and professional work, performs all other related work.

            Administers the city-wide appraisal system for all classes of real estate and personal property for taxation purposes; views all classes of property performing field measurements and inspections as necessary to maintain uniform, full market value of all property.  Maintains the fair and market value for all classified property in the city which is evaluated every three- (3) years and conducts annual interim updates. Analyzes real estate and personal property market conditions to determine trends and changes in the market; Performs regularly timed studies to ascertain the level of assessment and to determine reassessment parameters.

            Supervises the inspection of all new construction for residential and commercial properties to determine new growth; all building permits must be measured and listed in the field to determine the new physical changes as well as new sketches and listings that must be added to a property’s record card. Supervises the compilation of data from other municipal departments and prepares information for the annual classification of property, preparation of tax rate documentation and recapitulation for state certification. Determines the assessed valuations of property for the annual tax commitment.  Works with the State Department of Revenue (D.O.R) to ensure that the tax rate is certified in a timely manner.  Responsible for the scheduling and allocation of assessing functions in accordance with state requirements.

Reviews and presents recommendations on abatement and exemption applications; conducts related field inspections.  Furnishes technical support information and makes recommendations on property tax classifications classes to the Board of Assessors.

Supervises the processing of all abatement and exemption applications.  Testifies on behalf of the City at hearings and court proceedings; presents documentation and substantiating assessment s before the State Appellate Tax Board. Prepares related support documentation. Works cooperatively with other City departments to assure effective and timely municipal operations and administration.

Responsible for the oversight, in conjunction with the Tax Collector, of tax commitments and warrants for real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle excise.

Supervises the maintenance and disposition of office records in accordance with applicable Massachusetts laws and regulations; defends values on the local and state (Appellate Tax board) level.

Provide information to property owners and the public relevant to the department’s assessment policies and procedures.  Meets with taxpayers, specializing in cases of unique or special nature.  Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information in a timely manner.  Provides public disclosure informing taxpayers of market trends, sales analysis and new valuations. Performs a variety of relations duties.

Under administrative direction, working from municipal policies and objectives; individual establishes short-range plans and objectives, own performance standards and assumes direct accountability for department results; Consults with supervisor only where clarification, interpretation, or exception to municipal policy may be required.  The employee is responsible for the development and implementation of departmental policies, goals, objectives and budgets.  The employee is also expected to attempt to resolve conflicts which arise and coordinate with others as necessary. 

Guidelines only provide limited guidance for performing the work.  They may be in the form of administrative or organizational policies, general principals, legislation or directives that pertain to a specific department or functional area.  Extensive judgment and ingenuity are required to develop new or adapt existing methods and approaches for accomplishing objectives or to deal with new or unusual requirements within the limits of the guidelines or policies.  The employee is recognized as the department or functional area’s authority in interpreting the guidelines, in determining how they should be applied, and in developing operating policies and practices.

                  Work consists of employing many different concepts, theories, principles, techniques and practices relating to an administrative field.  Assignments involve studying trends in the field for application to the work; assessing services and recommending improvements.

Relationships are constantly with co-workers, the public and with groups and/or individuals who have conflicting opinions or objectives, diverse points of view or differences where skillful negotiating and achieving compromise is required to secure support, concurrence and acceptance or compliance; or one-on-one relationships with a person who may be under severe stress, where gaining a high degree of persuasion may be required to obtain the desired effect.  The employee may represent to the public a functional area of the municipality on matters of procedures or policy where perceptiveness is required to analyze circumstances in order to act appropriately.

Has regular access at the departmental level to a wide variety of confidential information, such as abatements, exemptions, and including official personnel files, law suits, criminal records/investigations, client records, department records, and client conversations in accordance with the state public records law.

Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience in municipal assessing, or related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Must pursue Massachusetts Accredited Assessor designation.  Residential Massachusetts Assessor or Certified Massachusetts Assessor preferred.

Thorough knowledge of office procedures and machines. Knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59 including all subsections; knowledge of Massachusetts Assessment practices; detailed understanding of Massachusetts property, personal and real estate abatement process and personal tax exemptions. Extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing practices relative to property appraisal principles and practices; Familiarity with all methodologies and formulas used to determine the assessment value of the various classes of property. 

                Ability to meet and deal with the public in a tactful and effective manner. Ability to handle problems and emergencies effectively. . Ability to operate a computer. Ability to maintain, manage, and organize records in a detailed and accurate manner. Ability to deal appropriately with city employees, city officials and disgruntled members of the public.  Ability to communicate in oral and written forms in a clear and concise manner.  Ability to develop and implement positive and effective taxation policies such as the Residential Exemption Program, supplemental/additional financial assistance connected to statutory exemptions as well as shifting a portion of the tax levy from residential to commercial property classifications.

                Excellent organizational and personnel management skills. Excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications. Skill in retaining and overseeing assessing/appraisal consulting services. Excellent statistical and analysis skills.

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings. When in the field must be able to traverse various properties and terrains.

Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. Occasional lifting of objects such as books, office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.).  Work may require some agility such as moving in or about construction sites or over rough terrain.

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone system, computer and/or most other office equipment, typing and/or word processing, filing, and sorting.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Visual demands include constantly reading documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes, making detailed visual observations, and routinely reviewing maps and blueprints with a need for color vision. 

Salary $26,743-$28,115 (effective July 1, 2018), 3 step position, position 19.5 hours per week no benefits.

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

                Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & copy of driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.  Position open until filled. Finalists subject to pre-employment physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing and a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

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