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OFFICE MANAGER
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS
Duties
Manages and direct the day-to-day operations of the DPW Operations Center and provides support to the Commissioners and Fiscal Agent on a variety of administrative functions, including research, report preparation, maintaining records and bid processing.

  • Develops and maintains computer databases for the DPW Operations.
  • Assists the DPW Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner in preparing, scheduling and submitting agenda items for Municipal Council/Committee meetings.
  • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of DPW employee rosters to include all licenses ensuring that all pertinent information is current (i.e. CDL, Hoisting, Pesticide).
  • Oversees the preparation and maintenance of DPW department, division and/or section tables of organization.
  • Assembles agenda items for DPW staff meetings, attends those meetings as required and coordinates follow-up actions.
  • Solicits and maintains daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, annual and/or special reports from DPW divisions regarding work planned and completed as directed; develops common, consistent format for such reports.
  • Coordinates DPW’s participation in, and/or activities in support of, special City or community events such as holiday celebrations, parades, etc.
  • Ensures that all citizen/customer complaints, inquiries and requests are tracked and responses provided as appropriate.
  • Respond to citizens’ concerns and complaints directing any unresolved or complex issue to the department manager or commissioner level.
  • Schedule work assignments and ensure the duties assigned are being accurately completed.
  • Directly supervises sick, personal and vacation leave time (currently done in the KRONOS Timekeeping System).
  • Supervise, motivate and evaluate the work performance of three or more clerical staff
  • Assists with overseeing the payroll, prepare yearly spreadsheet audit reports and accounting procedures.  
  • Must learn the KRONOS payroll system.
  • Must be able to determine departmental needs with regard to record keeping, and be capable of recommending and developing procedures to meet identified needs.
  • Assist in the budget preparation, planning and maintenance process.
  • Responsible for overseeing all DPW Operations water and sewer billing commitments and new services.
  • Oversees the preparation of records for water and sewer for the lien list to be put on tax bills.
  • Responsible for the sewer Inter Municipal Agreements (IMA) between Raynham, Norton and Dighton and the quarterly industrial billing program and necessary reporting.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include high school diploma with 5-7 years of office experience with the majority in a supervisory capacity.  

Working Hours
M, W & TH 8 am to 4 pm; T 8 am to 7pm and F 8 am to 12 noon.  Work hours fluctuate on some holiday weeks.  Employee is expected to work during snow and ice emergencies.

Detailed job description available from Human Resources Department.

Salary Range: Step 1- Step 10- $996.12- $1,122.60 per week plus benefits.

Submit cover letter & resumes in confidence by March 2, 2015 to:                Human Resources Department
                                                                        CITY OF TAUNTON
                                                                        141 Oak Street
                                                                        Taunton, MA  02780

This is a unionized COTMA management position.  The City of Taunton is an M/F/EEO Employer.

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POSTING
TREASURER/COLLECTOR’s OFFICE
PRINCIPAL CLERK
The Treasurer/Collector’s Office is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Principal Clerk.  This position is included under the Public Employees Council of the Laborers International Union of North America AFL-CIO, Public Employees Union Local 1144B.

The Principal Clerk-Treasurer/Collector’s Department performs all functions as required relative but not limited to MGL c.60 Collection of Local Taxes: balancing daily work received in office, reconciling accounts, processing commitments and/or refunds, researching tax inquiries, preparing municipal lien certificates, assists in annual tax takings, advertisements, and data entry or posting of multiple downloads. This individual must be work collaboratively with office staff, other City Departments and the general public. Works the normal clerical schedule as define by contract.

Duties/Responsibilities:  
Essential Functions Include:
  • Collection and posting of tax payments, maintain daily log, reconciliation
  • Municipal Lien Certificates preparation, files, mailing
  • Commitment and Abatement acceptance, maintenance, filing
  • Coordinate bill delivery with Kelly & Ryan, due dates for original mailing
  • Prepare demand and warrant notices
  • Process Refunds, Payment Reversals, and other Adjustments.
Working knowledge of office practices and procedures: including knowledge of computer systems and software programs, especially Microsoft Word and Excel; and working knowledge of operations and functions of city departments. Familiarity with Collector and Treasury department procedures is necessary.

Minimum Requirements:  High school diploma required; one to two years of related experience, including experience working with the public; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
The City reserves the right to test any and all candidates.  Must submit to a CORI background review.   
A full job description is available from the Human Resources Department.

Weekly Rate:
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
$604.12
$615.29
$626.44
$637.63

Submit applications or resumes & cover letter by March 5, 2015. Position is open until filled.
        Human Resources Department              
City of Taunton
                                                                141 Oak Street
                                                                Taunton, MA  02780

The City of Taunton is M/F/EEO Employer.
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POSTING
LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
Department of Public Works
Water Treatment Plant

The Laboratory Technician is required to perform a wide variety of routine bacteriological, chemical, and microscopic tests in a laboratory setting (City’s Water Treatment Plant, Lakeville, MA). This position are also included under the Public Employees Council of the Laborers International Union of North America AFL-CIO, Public Employees Union Local #1144A.

Duties/Responsibilities:  
Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
-Performs a variety of laboratory tests to ensure sample collection, sample analysis, data summation, data analysis and report preparation is performed in compliance with various federal and state monitoring and reporting requirements.
-Organizes necessary activities required to comply with current and future drinking water regulations.
-Ensures laboratory QA/QC to meet laboratory certification requirements.
-Ensures instrument calibration and repair as needed.
-Collects water samples in an accurate manner to be used in various testing procedures.
-Maintains laboratory records to comply with drinking water regulations as well as for internal use.
-Calibrates and maintains laboratory equipment and instrumentation in good working condition and maintains laboratory area in a clean condition to ensure accuracy of tests results.

Minimum Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, or a related field; five to seven (5-7) years related work experience managing a water treatment testing laboratory; 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.  A Massachusetts Drinking Water License Grade 3 would be preferred.

The City reserves the right to test any and all candidates.  Must submit to a CORI background review.   
A full job description is available from the Human Resources Department.
Wage: Grade III, Step 1 $20.56
Submit applications or resumes & cover letter by March 18, 2015. Position is open until filled.
                        Human Resources Department              
City of Taunto
                                                                141 Oak Street
                                                                        Taunton, MA  02780

The City of Taunton is M/F/EEO Employer.