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Key administrative support position in Office of Commissioner of DPW, a department with 130+ staff and $10+ million annual operating budget.  Reporting to DPW Commissioner, is responsible for broad and diverse administrative assistance to Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner in coordinating the administrative affairs of department and its divisions, which include engineering, public buildings, sewer/drains, street/traffic, vehicle/equipment maintenance, water and weights & measures.  Position also responsible for administrative and coordination assistance in management of contract operations of wastewater treatment facility, regional sanitary landfill, solid waste collection and recycling collection.  Duties include assisting in preparation of annual budget, coordinating procurement activities, overseeing organization/maintenance of official records, development and implementation of office policies and procedures, preparing written correspondence/reports and special projects as assigned.  
Minimum qualifications include Associate's Degree or vocational school certification in discipline related to position responsibilities and three years of responsible administrative experience in municipal setting preferably related to public works, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Successful candidate shall possess good computer, strong oral/written communications and exceptional public relations skills, be highly organized and capable of independently managing activities in multi-task environment, and have or develop thorough understanding of administrative activities of a municipal public works department.
Must have extensive municipal finance/accounting experience and be familiar with reimbursement and reporting practices of state agencies.

Working Hours
Normally works between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. depending upon department needs.  Shall be required at various times to attend Municipal Council or other community meetings and events in the evenings.

Detailed job description available from Human Resources Department upon request.

Salary Range: Step 1: $1,096.25-Step 10: $1,228.85.

Submit cover letter and resume in confidence by May 28, 2015 [open until filled] to:                                                                                                                                 Human Resources Department
                                        141 Oak Street
                                        Taunton, MA  02780 or 

Union position in COTMA.  The City of Taunton is an M/F/EEO Employer.