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The primary duties and responsibilities listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that must be performed in order for the incumbent to meet the essential functions of this position.  Any and all other duties are as negotiated.  This position is responsible to the Superintendent of Buildings.  Should this job become regular full-time, it is a Public Employees’ Local 1144 position.

Under general supervision of the ‘head electronic technician’, perform skilled technical work in the installation, modification, maintenance, and repair of electronic systems and equipment located in all City of Taunton public buildings.  The following are examples of the types of systems in current use and must be maintained by this position: addressable, conventional, and EST fire alarms, security intrusion alarms, DSC, access control, CCTV, intercom paging, and telephones. Applicant must have the aptitude to adapt to advancing and new technologies. Applicant must be able to read and interpret technical manuals, detailed construction documents, and Asbuilt plans. Applicant must be able to demonstrate excellent color vision perception. This is critical to the position. Applicant must have ability to climb ladders, stairs and lift 50 pounds.

MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Familiarity with related building trades such as mechanical, electrical and structural.  Expertise in all phases of both “state of the art modern” and older style fire alarm systems, security systems, and communication systems.  Ability to design, install and repair all aspects of these systems.  A Massachusetts Class D Systems Technician’s License is required.  Must have computer proficiency to work with Micro Soft Office products and Facility Dude or similar facility maintenance software.  

CURRENT SALARY RANGE:  Grade III, Step 1 $20.56 plus excellent benefits.
Please submit applications in confidence. Open until position is filled to the:

Human Resources Department
141 Oak Street
Taunton, MA  02780 or
Go to Human Resources Application link:

 The City of Taunton is an AA/EEO Employer.    


There is a position opening at the Executive Office of Economic & Community Development for a Grants Coordinator who receives administrative direction from the Executive Director with work reviewed through conferences, meetings, written reports and by overall results achieved.

The Grants Coordinator position performs high-level professional work related to grant seeking, grant administration, grant writing and coordinating grant management activities on a City wide basis.  Grant seeking and grant administration activities may include any or all of the following:  research and identify grant funding opportunities and grant funding needs; research and develop grant-funding sources, federal, state, private and other sources.  The Grants Coordinator position has significant responsibility for reporting grant activity and progress to City management.  This position will work closely with the Executive Director of EOECD to provide ongoing status updates and reports.  This position will work with various department managers throughout the City to provide technical assistance and advice in matters related to grant administration and management.  This position will serve as the central contact position for online grant application submittals and reporting to federal agencies regarding grants and will maintain a central “gate keeping” function for City access to grant resources and reporting as required by federal agencies.  Keep abreast of federal and state grant programs; determine eligibility for a variety of grant proposals; coordinate and participate of grant compliance reports; comprehend and make inferences from legal and administrative written materials; analyze and compile information and prepare written and oral reports; communicate effectively and work cooperatively and maintain liaison with government officials and agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.

Grant experience is necessary with any combination of training, education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, or a related field.  Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration or Business Administration is highly preferred as is a current Grants Professional Credential from Grant Professional Certification Institute.  Considerable (3-5 years) responsible experience in research, finance or public administration, including experience in grant administration, grant management, grant coordination, obtaining funding for grants projects, programs and grant writing.

A full position description can be obtained from the Human Resources Department.

Salary/Benefits:  Position is covered by the City of Taunton Management Association (COTMA) Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Weekly salary range begins at $973.35 (Step 1), plus excellent City benefits.
Please send a resume and cover letter by August 30, 2014 or until the position is filled to:
Human Resources Department
City of Taunton
141 Oak Street
Taunton, MA  02780 or  

The City of Taunton is an AA/EEO Employer.              

DPW Water Division

Responsible for the proper filtering and treatment operation of the City’s water treatment facility, pumping stations and distribution system to provide safe, clean and potable drinking water.  This position is part of the Public Employees Council of the Laborers International Union of North America AFL-CIO Public Employees Union Local 1144A and reports to the Treatment Supervisor.

Participates in the daily operation, repair and maintenance of the City’s Water Treatment Plant and associated dams and reservoirs.  Performs skilled and semi-skilled duties for the proper operation of a public water treatment facility.  Assists in the collection and testing of samples of water quality and making adjustments as necessary; enters data into the department’s computer system; performs field water samples.  Keeps detailed and accurate written and computer records of testing and facility maintenance activities.  Attends training sessions as required.  Participates in the maintenance of the treatment plant facility as well as the reservoirs, dams and associated roadways.  Maintains satellite pumping stations as part of the water reservoir/distribution system.

Requires an Associate’s  Degree or journeyman’s level of trade knowledge; 5-7 years prior work experience in a water treatment facility with 1-3 years in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Requires a MA Grade I Public Drinking Water Treatment License to be obtained within one year of employment; prior Municipal, State or Federal security experience preferred, particularly active duty military experience.  Also requires a MA Hoisting License for the purpose of operating a flail mower to be obtained within 12 months of appointment.

Salary:  Hourly Rate Step 1- $20.83
Detailed job description available from the Human Resources Department upon request.

Submit applications in confidence by September 19, 2014 to:                                     Human Resoures
                                                        City of Taunton
                                                        141 Oak Street
                                                                Taunton, MA  02780

The City of Taunton is an EEO Employer. 


The City of Taunton is seeking an experienced Assessor to join two other fulltime Assessors and staff within the City.
Appointed by the Municipal Council for a three-year term.  This position will exercise the powers of Assessor and be subject to the same duties and liabilities under the laws of the Commonwealth.  All taxes shall be apportioned and collected in the manner prescribed by the laws of the Commonwealth, provided however, that the Municipal Council may establish further or additional provisions for the collection of taxes.  This is a City of Taunton Management Association position.

Classify and assess all real and personal property by determining the full and fair cash value. Submit property values to the Department of Revenue for certification, covering all aspects of municipal valuations Collect data, measure and list new construction and property modifications.  Work closely with the Mayor, City Council and other municipal officers in order to file DOR requirements involving valuation, rate setting and other pertinent DOR requirements. Responsible for excise tax abatements, real estate abatements and exemptions processing and approval. Oversee and assist in the maintenance of property record cards, maps, plans and deeds.  Assess property as to Department of Revenue guidelines.  Commit the valuation list with the warrant to the Collector of Taxes.  Defend values at the Appellate Tax Board.  Be able to stand and walk for long periods of time, physically inspect and measure buildings.  Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.  Have a valid driver’s license.  Must submit to a CORI background review.

Comprehensive experience in the field of mass appraisal and must possess good communication, organizational and administrative skills.
CMA or MAA or equivalent designation preferred.
Must have experience with Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal software, currently the city of Taunton uses Vision Appraisal software and be proficient Excel spreadsheet applications.
In depth experience in re-valuation and reporting requirements mandated by the D.O.R.
College degree or equivalent, or extensive experience in a supervisory capacity in the field of property assessment.

A complete job description is available from the Human Resources Department.

Salary Range:  Step 1 Range New Hire: $1,161.24/week- $1,303.43/week plus benefits

Submit cover letter & resume in confidence by October 21, 2014 or until filled to:      Human Resources
or to                                         City of Taunton
                                                                       141 Oak Street
                                                        Taunton, MA  02780

The City of Taunton is an AA/EEO Employer.