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        ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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 mgomes@taunton-ma.gov
Go to Human Resources Application link:

 The City of Taunton is an AA/EEO Employer.    

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GRANTS COORDINATOR
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
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.

REQUIREMENTS
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.
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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 mgomes@taunton-ma.gov  


The City of Taunton is an AA/EEO Employer.              

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ASSESSOR’S OFFICE
PRINCIPAL CLERK AND FIELD WORKER

The Board of Assessors is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Principal Clerk and Field Worker.  This position is included under the Public Employees Council of the Laborers International Union of North America AFL-CIO, Public Employees Union Local 1144B.

Duties/Responsibilities:  Responsibilities are primarily clerical, data entry, customer service and other duties as required by the Board of Assessors.  Field work would account for approximately 10 hours per week.  Field work involves inspection, measuring and listing of real property in the City to meet the cyclical inspection requirements.  We are responsible to follow the guidelines set forth by the Department of Revenue.

This is a full-time position that requires math, clerical and computer skills.  Must be able to work independently and be able to perform moderate physical outdoor work.  Must be able to assist property owners with general information regarding Real Property Taxation, Motor Vehicle Excise and Abatement/Exemption procedures.  Must possess a general knowledge of processing applications and operations, be proficient in data entry into CAMA system and maintain property record card data base information. Microsoft Word and Excel experience is required.

Minimum Requirements:  HS Diploma, experience and course work in Real Estate Property Data Appraisals and experience with Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal a plus.  Applicant must be willing to complete the Massachusetts Dept. of Revenue Course 101 Assessment Administration:  Law, Procedures and Valuation course.   Experience in Property Tax Assessment or Appraisal Related Field will be given preference.

Must have a valid driver’s license and will be required to use one’s own vehicle for property inspections.  Automobile allowance will be provided.  A CORI check will be required.   The City reserves the right to test any and all candidates.  Hours are M, W & TH 8am-4 pm; T 8am-7pm;F 8am-12 noon.


Weekly Rate:
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
$627.44
$638.61
$649.75
$660.96


Submit applications/resumes by August 15, 2014 to:
Human Resources Department      
City of Taunton
                                                141 Oak Street
                                                Taunton, MA  02780 or mgomes@taunton-ma.gov 

The City of Taunton EEO Employer.                                       
Revised 7/25/14