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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.              



Duties & Responsibilities:

To include but not be limited to the following:

Works under the supervision of the DPW Commissioner and the Fiscal Agent.
  • Answers multiple telephone lines, record and respond to calls from the public
  • Process paperwork as assigned
  • Any additional duties assigned by department head to accomplish specific tasks
  • Assists where necessary and ability to be cross-trained on special assignments
Must be able to deal appropriately with the public on a day-to-day basis, handle complaints and queries, and provide departmental information. Requires experience in general office procedures such as working on a computer, accounting, and record keeping.  Requires computer skills and knowledge of various software programs.  

Education Required:
Must have a high school diploma.

Hours:  19.5 hours per week

Salary:  $14.51 per hour with no benefits

Submit applications in confidence by September 2, 2014 to:              Human Resources
Open until filled                                                       City of Taunton
                                                                141 Oak Street
                                                                Taunton, MA  02780

The City of Taunton is an EEO Employer.