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CITY OF BROCKTON

WATER/SEWER MAINTENANCE MAN

SEWER DIVISION - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

 

 

The City of Brockton is seeking applicants for the position of Water/Sewer Maintenance Man, Sewer Division, duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs semi-skilled manual work in construction, operation and maintenance of either water and/or sewer systems including, but not limited to, work on reservoirs, water gates, sewers, side sewers, drains, mains, and connectors; cuts, lays and caulks water, sewer or drainpipes, using machine or hand tools to force sealing compound into joints to make them watertight; performs masonry duties in the construction of manholes and other system brickwork structures, works on various types of water pipes (PVC, CI, copper, etc.) and main lines including valves and house service lines; pumps water from trenches; digs, braces, and backfills excavation for the purpose of locating pipe leaks or preparing areas for laying pipes; shuts off and open gates and sidewalk stops; repair or replace worn or broken parts such as pipes in water and sewer systems; installs and/or removes household water meters. 

Cleans and unblocks sewer clogs; responds to back-ups in homes and businesses; cleans up after back-ups, vacuums cellars and disposes of sewerage; uses specialized equipment in freeing lines, such as jet truck and rodder truck; may work with private contractors to help them avoid hitting water or sewer mains and boxes during construction and excavation; works in trenches and confined spaces to conduct repair and reconstruction work; uses shovel and other tools and equipment during construction and repair work; lifts tools, heavy supplies, manhole covers, grates and other heavy objects; performs other related duties as assigned by the Commissioner, Director of Operations, General Foreman or designee. 

Works under the direct supervision of the General Foreman or Construction Foreman, following department rules, regulations and safety procedures and policies to complete assignments.  Priorities are established by the supervisor. 

Work is performed outside, with exposure to constant loud noise and potential exposure to equipment with moving mechanical parts; outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions, with exposure to hazards associated with chemicals, sewerage, and use of heavy equipment.  Workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations often requiring emergency responses to broken pipes and back-ups. Operates a variety of special motor equipment and other equipment, such as trucks and other heavy and light equipment.  The employee also operates various hand, power and pneumatic tools, and specialized equipment such as jet trucks; rodder trucks and compressors. Generally has contact with other City employees, utility personnel and contractors.  Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss of service and damage to buildings or equipment.    

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: High school diploma required; technical training in the use of tools and construction equipment desired; two years of construction experience; experience laying pipe and performing masonry work; experience operating heavy motor equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Additional Requirement: Valid Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License Class B with air brakes.

Knowledge of techniques of construction and the operation of maintenance equipment; knowledge of safety practices and procedures.  Ability to perform heavy construction work; ability to solve construction related problems; ability to operate heavy and other motor equipment, power, pneumatic and hand tools, and specialized equipment.  Construction skills; skill in operation of equipment and tools.

Work is performed outside and requires strenuous physical effort. Frequently required to use hands to operate equipment, walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, balance, crouch, crawl, stoop, climb, and work in confined spaces.  Stamina is required to work in adverse weather conditions.  Required to lift or move items weighing up to sixty pounds.  Physical ability to use power and hand tools, drive motor vehicles, operate and drive various pieces of special maintenance equipment.  Vision requirements include the ability to operate vehicles and equipment.

 Salary $46,301-$48,069, annual base salary, position is 5 steps, increases, 3 years, 6 years, 9 years and 12 years, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO

Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & a copy of attested driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail at personnel@cobma.us, facsimile to 508-580-7133, no later than Friday, May 4, 2018.  Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug & alcohol screening.

 

 

CITY OF BROCKTON

SENIOR CLERK

TAX COLLECTORS OFFICE

 

Duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs according to standard office procedures, a variety of clerical duties requiring a degree of decision and knowledge of the functions of the department; examines documents for correctness; prepares forms and other documents; compiles any number of different types of statistics; posts and maintains general records.  Resolves taxpayers’ complaints, problems, and processes mail payments for various types of tax transactions.  Processes customer payments at the window for various tax transactions.  Responsible for balancing and reconciling cash receipts on a daily basis; interacts with the public and utilizes department resources to resolve tax complaints; answers telephone inquiries and other duties as assigned by the Treasurer/Collector or his designee. 

                Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the Treasurer/Collector, following department rules, regulations and policies to complete assigned tasks according to prescribed time schedule.  

                Work environment: Work is subject to fluctuations, including tax billing cycles.  Performance of duties requires regular contact with City departments, vendors and the public to resolve customer service problems.  Errors could result in delay or loss of service or monetary loss. 

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: High school diploma; one year of office experience, including billing and cash management; customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

                Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures and billing functions; familiarity with municipal taxation procedures and tax title laws. Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently; ability to communicate effectively with City employees and taxpayers; ability to respond to customer inquiries and requests.  Computer skills; mathematical skills; interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. 

Essential Functions: Operates standard office equipment.  Minimum physical effort required to perform most duties.  Required to stand, sit, walk, speak, hear, and use hands to operate equipment.  Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents and use a computer. 

Salary:  $34,340-$42,421, 9 step position, step increase on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Persons interested in being considered for the position should submit a cover letter and resume to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, City Personnel Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us  or via facsimile at 508-580-7133 no later than Friday, May 4, 2018. Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.

Brockton Community Access (BCA)
PO Box 1057 Brockton, MA. 02303 mlinde@BCATV.org Fax:(508) 580-0750

Administrative Assistant - Introduction and Background

An engaging part-time (up to 28 hours) position to serve the residents of the City of Brockton and their needs for quality local television is available.  Brockton Community Access, (BCA) is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation organized to produce and deliver public, educational, and government access programming and supporting online materials.  BCA serves the City of Brockton and its school system with three channels of cable television programming.

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities

BCA’s Administrative Assistant provides administrative support in the functions required in a dynamic community media environment.
Reporting to the General Manager, (GM), the Administrative Assistant’s duties include, but are not limited to;

  1. Coordination of employee timekeeping and payroll,
  2. Preparation of invoices for proper authorization before processing and accounting in QuickBooks,
  3. Responsible for outgoing mail, also including any DVD/duplication requests and mailings,
  4. Organization of various BCA mailing/contact lists,
  5. Coordination of BCA’s Community Bulletin Board and digital signage system; including all event input and content management,
  6. Providing a warm welcome to visitors and serving as a “Telephone On-Duty” staff member when necessary,
  7. Providing the necessary support to BCA’s individual Community Producers, (CP)
  8. General office duties: including all necessary forms and documents, used by BCA users and staff, This includes but is not limited to our rules and procedures. 
  9. Ensuring that the facility is in neat and orderly condition at all times,
  10. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the GM.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Position Requirement: All staff working with the minors is subject to CORI/SORI review by the City of Brockton and the Brockton Public Schools.

General Requirements:

  • Ensures user/member compliance to all BCA policies,
  • Participates as a team member in support of BCA’s mission and the operations ,
  • Administers and adheres to all Operational, Safety, and Human Resources policies and procedures,
  • Accountable for the effective and smooth operation of the organization within organization’s guidelines,
  • Professionally interacts and maintains effective and open communication with all personnel, vendors/manufacturers, and members,
  • Fosters and ensures a friendly, consistent, non-discriminatory atmosphere in the workplace and demonstrates a strong commitment to public service,
  • Consistently promotes BCA’s mission to others,
  • Responsible to perform all duties safely and in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures of the organization;
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment including:
    • keeping work areas free from debris; and
    • ensuring the safe work habits of all personnel;
    • the maintenance, use, care, and reporting of any equipment (e.g., production, tools) problems.
  • Monitors and ensures the proper use and tracking of all company-issued items (e.g., tools, production equipment),
  • Responsible for notifying the appropriate individual of any operational area or equipment that may be hazardous or defective,
  • Must be prepared to perform all work-related responsibilities of supervised staff as circumstances may require,
  • All other duties, as assigned.

Required Education, Training, Knowledge and Experience
(Describes the minimum education, training, knowledge and experience which are required to competently perform the job duties of this job).

  • The successful candidate will have an Associate Degree in Business or Accounting and a background in administrative support or, a minimum of two to three years of directly related employment experience is required,
  • A demonstrated ability to interact with all audiences positive and professional manner,
  • The ability to mentor and assist with the training of volunteers in the creative and technical aspects of visual media production,
  • The ability to provide first-response support to basic facility issues is required,
  • Familiarity and understanding of community media,
  • Some experience with digital video and audio streaming technologies, Web 2.0/ 3.0 applications and community and social networking is preferred,
  • Knowledge of BCA and the City of Brockton is preferred.

Core Skills, Competencies, and Characteristics (Describes the core skills, competencies and characteristics that the candidate must display to be successful in this role).

  • Strong organizational skills and able to take a systematic approach to office organization,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and required to effectively communicate (verbally and written) well with BCA staff, volunteers and diverse membership,
  • Required to meet deadlines and to manage multiple assignments,
  • Required to adapt to changing work demands and excellent multi-tasking skills,
  • Adaptable to change focus and direction, as needed to complete the required operational needs of BCA, including working independently, as well as part of a team environment.
  • Strong commitment to public service,
  • Accountable for the effective and smooth operation of the department’s success within organization’s guidelines,
  • Strong writing & computer skills, Microsoft Office including spreadsheet (Excel), database, QuickBooks and graphics,
  • Basic understanding of web design and publishing is preferred.

Work Environment (Describes the characteristics that represent the work environment the employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

  • General office environment in which work is usually performed in a sitting position, 
  • May require stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting and carrying during the course of the work shift,
  • May be required to solely and safely lift and move materials of up to 50 lbs, 
  • The ability to work outdoors in inclement weather,
  • May be required to do limited errands (travel), 
  • Required to have reliable transportation to travel to sites for video/photo assistance with assignments,
  • Required to maintain a current and valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as established by BCA’s insurance provider and have reliable transportation. 
  • Bilingual skills are strongly preferred as Brockton is a diverse community. Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Spanish are primary languages in Brockton.

Please contact Mark Linde (General Manager) for more information at the mailing address, email or fax number listed above. No phone calls please.

Brockton Community Access

Title: Access Coordinator

The Access Coordinator will supervise and/or assist community members in the creation of access shows for the community. He/she will assist in facilitating training and the technical aspects of studio production and scheduling of BCA production facilities. He/she will assist in coordinating coverage of community events. He/she will work 40 hours per week.

Reports to: General Manager

The Access Coordinator is a full time member of the BCA staff and an integral member of the BCA team.  This individual coordinates productions and resources for the public, educational, and government access channels.  The Access Coordinator is responsible for not only bringing ideas to the table, but also bringing them to life.  This individual will ensure new content is delivered to BCA’s programming department to be mastered, archived, scheduled, and promoted on BCA-TV, BCA’s website and other mediums on which BCA shares it’s programming in an efficient and timely manner. 

All BCA staff are expected to represent BCA professionally at all times and assist in promoting BCA’s philosophy for access training and delivery through outreach, education, and quality customer service. The Access Coordinator shall assist in working with BCA interns and other staff.  This position reports directly to the General Manager.

Primary Job Responsibilities of the Access Coordinator:

  1. Develop a productive and fruitful relationship with members of the Brockton community and the City of Brockton at large; including but not limited to, the Brockton Public Schools, business community, and civic organizations. 
  2. Actively seek to engage these groups and/or individuals in the opportunities BCA provides in order to cultivate and develop diverse programming capable of being aired on Brockton’s access channels.  
  3. Actively seek community events and input these “production opportunities” into BCA’s calendar.  Consider available resources and assign an event producer to each event.
  4. Jumpstart upcoming productions by beginning the pre-production process for the event producer.  Determine all production requirements for community events and place capable individuals in the appropriate stages of production ensuring BCA captures an accurate reflection of the event and that no event in the calendar is ever missing details.
  5. Facilitate the creation of new programming by equipping, facilitating, and assisting BCA staff, interns, and members as they produce dynamic community programming while maintaining efficient use of BCA’s resources.
  6. Monitor and provide reports that contain the status of all staff, intern, and member production occurring.  Ensure that these events are completed and handed off to the Programming department.
  7. Coordinate the regular organization of all production assets including field and studio equipment, blank media, raw footage, and project files to ensure an efficient handoff to the Programming department.

Additional Job Responsibilities of the Access Coordinator:

  1. Coordinate the distribution, operation, and maintenance of production audiovisual equipment.
  2. Assist in the regular production BCA’s Original Programming up to and including serving as the producer of one or more of BCA’s anchor programs.
  3. Assist in maintaining channel bulletin board(s) & digital video server(s).

Job Responsibilities expected of all BCA Employees:

  1. Ensure BCA members and staff remains positive and motivated by always exuding a professional, optimistic, and confident leadership personality.
  2. Provide thorough and reliable assistance to BCA members and Brockton community members.
  3. Provide reliable videography services and create original community programming spotlighting community events and initiatives.
  4. Edit content to fit into existing BCA programs and platforms.
  5. Provide professional, reliable coverage of municipal meetings.
  6. Assist with media duplication and distribution to BCA members & Brockton community members.
  7. Assist in the development and provision of production training courses.
  8. Ensure that all studio & field equipment remains cleaned, serviced, and well maintained.
  9. Assist BCA staff and management with other miscellaneous tasks as they arise.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment (Describes the characteristics that represent the work environment the employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).

  • General office environment in which work is usually performed in a sitting position, 
  • May require stooping, kneeling, reaching, lifting and carrying during the course of the work shift,
  • May be required to solely and safely lift and move materials of up to 50 lbs, 
  • The ability to work outdoors in inclement weather,
  • May be required to do limited errands (travel), 
  • Required to have reliable transportation to travel to sites for video/photo assistance with assignments,
  • Required to maintain a current and valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record as established by BCA’s insurance provider and have reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual skills are strongly preferred as Brockton is a diverse community. Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Portuguese and Spanish  are primary languages in Brockton.

Please contact Mark Linde (General Manager) for more information at:
Brockton Community Access PO Box 1057 Brockton, MA. 02303

mlinde@bcatv.org – no phone calls please.

Specific Duties

Staffing/Training

  • Assist our volunteers, members and clients by providing quality service,
  • Provide technical assistance and consultation for studio and remote productions,
  • Assist in assigning interns and volunteers for BCAproductions,
  • Assist in BCA's training program with other staff,
  • Assist and facilitate production at the BCA Access Center by offering technical assistance to producers throughout all phases of production,
  • Assist Director of Operations with developing, maintaining and updating a Community Producers Handbook for use in training as well as specific handouts for each class
Facilities
  • Maintain overall appearance and condition of BCA equipment and facilities including remote systems,
  • Inform Director of Operations of equipment condition and repair needs,

Production/Programming

  • Assist in and produce BCA video projects as requested (One North Main, High School Sports, Government Meetings, etc.). 

  • Assist and instruct members in all phases of program production as needed.

  • Enforce completion and submission of appropriate forms for studio usage, portable equipment requests, cablecasting programs, etc.
  • Create additional BCA generated community programming,
  • Assist as a crew member in BCA coverage of Public, Educational and Governmental programming,

Reporting

  • Compile and submit monthly activity reports to Director of Operations for presentation to the General Manager,
  • Assure that all paperwork is completed and submitted by producers in a timely manner,
  • Assist producers in projects as assigned by the Director of Operations

CITY OF BROCKTON

DEPUTY SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES

WEIGHTS & MEASURES

 Duties include but are not limited to the following:  Responsible for the enforcement of MA General Laws Chapters 6, 94, 98 and 101 pertaining to Weights and Measures by conducting inspections to comply with those laws. In accordance with state laws, regulations, and municipal ordinances participates in adjusting, sealing, testing, and condemning any weighing or measuring devices involved with public sale such as commercial scales, liquid and dry capacity measures, linear, area, fabric, and cordage measuring devices, and commercial meters; inspects prepackaged food and merchandise and its labels; calibrates vehicle tank trucks; checks vendors for licenses; issues licenses in accordance with the laws and regulations; collects and accounts for sealing fees; investigates complaints of short weights, measures, and counts and prepares evidence of such for conforming to legal requirements.  Issues civil citations for violations of license; files criminal complaints if necessary and if required attend court hearings.  Completes all necessary reports, citations, invoices and other required paperwork in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  Performs similar or related department work as required, as situation dictates and as assigned by the Sealer of Weights and Measures.

Supervision:  Under the general direction of the Sealer of Weights and Measures, following department policies and appropriate professional standards.

Work Environment:  Office work is performed under typical office conditions; operates standard office equipment; including a computer, camera, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile machine, copier and other standard office equipment.  Frequent exposure to variable outdoor weather conditions and exposure  to the continuous presence of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as noise, odors, chemical fumes, dust, traffic, smoke, heat, cold, oil, dirt or grease. 

                Performs varied and highly responsible functions requiring extensive independent judgment to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, city ordinances, and departmental policies.

                Has frequent contact with employees, departments,  state and federal personnel agencies, vendors, consultants, contractors, outside organizations and the general public, by phone or in writing and involve discussing complex information; resolving service requests. 

                Has access to confidential information such as complaints and investigations.

                Errors in judgment and administration decisions may cause confusion and delay, legal or financial repercussions; waste of public funds, and lower standards of service that could seriously affect the public image of the department or the city.       

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: Associate’s degree or a journeyman’s level of trade knowledge; three years of experience in testing, weighting and measuring devices; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

                Special Requirements:  Certified by the state as a Sealer of Weights and Measures or ability to be certified within one year and a valid Massachusetts Drivers License.       

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: Working knowledge of applicable Massachusetts law and city ordinances governing weights and measures.  Working knowledge of departmental operations and functions; ability to maintain detailed records.

 

 

Ability to effectively and tactfully communicate with others in a positive manner as it relates to explaining regulations, taking enforcement action and investigating complaints.  Ability to receive, understand and follow written and oral instructions.   Must perform all aspects of job responsibilities with honesty and integrity.

Ability to keep accurate and detailed records as necessary and required by law to ensure integrity of office and as required for hearings and prosecutions. 

                Knowledge and ability to interpret and develop plans and specifications utilizing relevant computer applications.

                Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of responsibilities under variable conditions; ability to manage complex technical and administrative duties requiring independent judgment.

                Ability to interpret and apply state and bylaw rules and regulations as applicable to weights and measures; to maintain effective working and professional relationships with employees’ officials, contractors, vendors and the general public.

                Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with City officials and departments, state agencies and the general public ; ability to deal tactfully and effectively and maintain positive public relations; and ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.

                Physical Demands:  Work requires some agility and physical strength, such as moving in or around sites or over rough terrain, or standing or walking most of the work period. Requires a variety of fieldwork, which may include exposure to outdoor weather conditions; exposure to potentially dangerous situations or hazardous materials.

Occasionally, may be required to lift objects and carry them. Frequent sitting, driving, walking and talking during a normal enforcement day.  

Motor Skills:  Duties may involve assignments requiring application of hand and eye coordination with finger dexterity and motor coordination.  Examples include operating a motor vehicle, weights and measures equipment and devices, office machines or a personal computer.

Visual Demands:  Visual demands require the employee to constantly read documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Salary:  $39,826-$58,760, 7 step position, date of hire step 1, step increase on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical and other fringe benefits.

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Persons interested in being considered for the position should submit a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Driver’s License and an attested copy of driving record from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, City Personnel Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us,  via facsimile at 508-580-7133, no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018.  Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical, which includes drug/alcohol screening.

CITY OF BROCKTON

PART-TIME

ASSISTANT CITY SOLICITOR

 

The City of Brockton seeks an attorney to serve as a part-time Assistant City Solicitor.  This position reports to the City Solicitor and assists in representing the City in all legal proceedings and serving as corporate counsel to the Mayor, department heads, and other city officials.  Duties include conducting legal research, advocating on behalf of the City in state and federal courts, representing the City before state boards, commissions and other state agencies, commencing and prosecuting legal actions on behalf of the City, preparing and responding to litigation pleadings and discovery, participating in labor negotiations and resolving union grievances, rendering legal opinions, advising municipal officers, departments, commissions and boards, preparing responses to public records requests, and drafting and reviewing municipal contracts.

 

Applicant must be a resident of Brockton or agree to take residency within one year from date of hire.  Experience in municipal law, land use, labor and employment law, or general litigation is a plus.  Twenty-one (21) hours per week.  Position includes medical insurance and other fringe benefits.  Salary starts at $51,144.

 

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Interested individuals should forward their resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

 

Philip C. Nessralla, Jr., City Solicitor

Law Department

City Hall – 45 School Street

Brockton, MA 02301

 

Tel.  (508) 580-7110

Fax:  (508) 580-7112

e-mail: law@cobma.us

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