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POSTING
ASSISTANT CITY AUDITOR
This position works under the general supervision of the City Auditor performing administrative and accounting work in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws and Municipal Finance Laws.  This is a City of Taunton Management Association position.    

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from this position.  This position monitors expenditures of all City funds, maintains and updates a variety of information and business records and contracts in accordance with applicable procedures, approves payrolls and payables for payment, maintains journals and general ledger, oversees an office staff of more than two, works in conjunction with the City Auditor, Budget Director, external auditors and department staff.  Performs a variety of responsible functions in accordance with state statutes and City Ordinances, requiring the exercise of some judgment and discretion in the interpretation and application of laws, regulations, procedures, refers questionable cases to supervisor.  

Education/Experience
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
Knowledge of Municipal Finance and public accounting software (Softright)
Must have strong managerial/supervisory skills
High School Diploma required, degree in Accounting or similar field
Ability to operate various types of office equipment.
Ability to deal tactfully and appropriately with the general public and City departments
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills.

Salary Range:  Step 1:  $1,034.98/wk – Step 10:  $1,163.85/wk plus benefits.

Complete job description available from the HR Department.  City reserves the right to test candidates.  CORI required.

Submit resume & cover letter in confidence by August 24, 2015 to:       Human Resources Department
Or submit to mgomes@taunton-ma.gov                           City of Taunton         
Position will remain open until filled.                         141 Oak Street
                                                        Taunton, MA  02780

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

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POSTING
WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR (2 positions)
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – WATER DIVISION

These positions are covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Taunton and the Public Employees’ Local Union 1144A.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the various duties performed; omission of a specific duty does not exclude them from the position.  Participates in the daily operation, repair and maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant equipment, performs skilled and semi-skilled duties required for proper operation of a public water treatment facility; operates controls and electric motors, pumps and valves to regulate and control water flow rates and levels.  Assists in the collection and testing of samples for water quality; enters data in the computer system; refills chemical harpers, loads and unloads chemicals to machines.  Keeps detailed and accurate written and computer records.  Attends training sessions as required.  Participates in the maintenance of the Water Treatment Plant.  Maintains satellite pumping stations as part of the water distribution system.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Position requires as Associate’s Degree or journeyman’s level of trade knowledge; five to seven (5-7) years prior work experience in a water treatment facility with one to three (1-3) years in a supervisory capacity or a combination of education, training and experience.  Position prefers a Massachusetts Grade 4 Drinking Water Treatment (or a Grade 3 with a Grade 4 obtained within one year of employment) License.  Position requires a minimum of a Massachusetts Grade 2 Drinking Water Treatment License with recent working experience in a surface water treatment facility.  All candidates are expected to hold a Massachusetts Grade 4 Drinking Water License within 24 months of appointment regardless.  These positions are required to work beyond normal business hours at nights or on weekends in accordance with the department work schedule and in response to natural and man-made emergencies on call 24 hours a day.  Must complete a CORI check.    

SUPERVISION
Work under the general supervision of the Chief Operator and is familiar with the work routine; uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently with specific instruction.

FOR A COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION, PLEASE CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES.

SALARY  Grade IV -Step 1: $20.83, Step 2: $21.25, Step 3: $21, Step 4: $22.10, Step 5:  $22.55, Step 6:  $23.00
RANGE:   (based on a 41 hour work week) plus excellent benefits.
        
Applications/resumes will be accepted until positions are filled.  Go to Human Resources Application link:

HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
CITY OF TAUNTON
141 OAK STREET
TAUNTON, MA  02780

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