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Three Arrested in Connection to Recent New Bedford Homicide of Chantel Bruno

UPDATE (12:45pm on 30 Jan, 2018): According to prosecutors this morning, New Bedford’s Chantel Bruno was stabbed 49 times. Three people are being charged and one was released this morning on personal recognizance and a GPS device. The DA’s office asked for $10,000 bail and GPS device.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III and New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro announced that three individuals were arrested in connection with the January 22 homicide of 34-year-old Chantel Bruno and the non-fatal stabbing of her pet Shih Tzu, Lolita.

This afternoon, Massachusetts State Police Troopers assigned to the district attorney’s office and New Bedford Police Detectives made the following arrests in The City of New Bedford connected o this case:

—Robert Viveiros, 47, of 387 Ashley Blvd, apt. 3N, is charged with murder, armed home invasion, animal cruelty, the obstruction of justice portion of the witness intimidation statute and conspiracy.

—Kenneth Roark, 45, of 66 Birchwood Drive, is charged with murder, armed home invasion, animal cruelty and conspiracy.

—Olivia Alves, 29, of 387 Ashley Blvd, Apt. 3N, is charged with the obstruction of justice portion of the witness intimidation statute.

All three defendants will be arraigned in New Bedford District Court Tuesday (tomorrow) morning.

New Bedford Police and EMS responded to 387 Ashley Boulevard around 1:19 am on January 22 in response to calls regarding a woman screaming and bleeding outside of that residence. The Wareham woman, later identified as 34-year-old Chantel Bruno, was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital, where she pronounced dead as a result of stab wounds at around 2:30 in the morning.

The investigation is being coordinated by Assistant District Attorney Jason Mohan, who will also handle tomorrow’s arraignments.




Bishop Stang High School Announces Knights of Columbus Essay Winners

Bishop Stang High School is proud to announce the Catholic Citizenship Essay winners, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Father John F. Hogan Council from St. Julie Billiart Church. Pictured are Sam Golden, Class of 2018; Samantha Landry, Class of 2019; Mary Mahoney-Pacheco, Class of 2018; and First Place Winner Allison Baptiste, Class of 2021.




Mayor Mitchell to Hold January Neighborhood Office Hours at Casa da Saudade Library

Mayor Mitchell will hold neighborhood office hours for the month of January on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Casa da Saudade Library, 58 Crapo Street in New Bedford.

Mayor Mitchell sets aside time each month to hold office hours in city neighborhoods so that residents can meet with him outside of normal business hours and in their own neighborhood.

City residents are invited to attend the neighborhood office hours to meet with Mayor Mitchell directly and share their concerns and ideas. The sessions are open to all New Bedford residents, no advance appointments are required and meetings with the Mayor will be done on a first come, first served basis.




New Bedford cold weather overflow shelter open tonight, Jan. 29

Due to the expected low temperatures for this evening, the overflow at Sister Rose House on 71 Division Street will be opened tonight. All inquiries can be forwarded to Sister Rose House and 1-800-homeless.




Massachusetts State Police seeking driver who struck a cruiser and fled the scene

The Massachusetts State Police are seeking a driver who struck a cruiser in Milton Saturday evening and then fled from the scene.

The Trooper was not injured when his cruiser was struck at approximately 6:20 pm while in the breakdown lane of Route 93 southbound prior to Exit 3. The cruiser sustained minor damage. The suspect kept driving southbound on the highway after the impact.

At the time of the crash the cruiser was stationary and the Trooper, a member of the Troop H Community Action Team, was processing a motor vehicle stop.

The suspect vehicle is a black four-door sedan, possibly a Honda or Toyota. The license plate possibly has a “Y” as one of the middle digits.

Anyone who believes they may have seen this vehicle or the crash, or who has information about the vehicle or its driver is urged to call the State Police Barracks in Milton at 617-698-5840.




New Bedford man arrested at King’s Inn for cruelty to children warrant in Georgia

On Sunday, January 28, 2018 at approximately 2:15 AM, Dartmouth Police arrested Lamondaryl PAYNE, 22, of Lyndon Street, New Bedford, for being a fugitive from justice.

An expanded check on PAYNE revealed that he currently had an active extraditable warrant out of Fulton County, Georgia for 2nd degree cruelty to children.

The arrest was made by Officer Josh FREDETTE after he encountered PAYNE outside of the King’s Inn.

There are currently no further updates from this agency regarding the rendition proceedings.




The South Coast Hot Jobs List – January 28, 2018

Here are the Hot Jobs in the New Bedford area from the NewBedfordGuide.com jobs database, as of January 28, 2018. Click the right arrow to browse the next job. Want your job listed here? Contact leo@newbedfordguide.com.

Funeral Services Assistant – Rock Funeral Home

Job Description:
This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is responsible for creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction. The Funeral Attendant will set-up and assist with viewings, funeral services, memorial services, etc.

• Performs a variety of tasks during funerals and visitations to assist funeral directors and ensures that services run smoothly as planned
• Directs calls to appropriate team members
• Greets and receives client families and/or other persons entering the office for information and assistance
• Maintains a friendly attitude while offering assistance and guidance to all persons entering the location
• Assists passengers in and out of limousine with special emphasis and patience given to the handicapped and elderly
• Assists the Funeral Director in the movement of the casketed deceasedPAY: $17.16hr – $23.82hr and other related paraphernalia in and out of the visitation area, funeral home chapel, church or other place of service
• Drives the hearse, family limousine or other vehicle in the funeral cortege and/or other funeral related activities

Requirements & Qualifications:
• Applicants must have a flexible schedule, professional appearance, good attitude, and be a team player. The candidate must share in the idea of growing market and maintaining a premier level of customer satisfaction.
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Attention to detail
• Self-starter and team player
• Compassionate towards others
• Ability to lift 75lbs+PAY: $17.16hr – $23.82hr

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Board of Directors – PACE

PACE is seeking candidates for the PACE Board of Directors. Candidates will be elected to serve as Low Income representatives through a new election process during the month of March. Candidates must be residents of the City of New Bedford, be at least 18 years old and submit a candidate profile before February 16, 2018 The election of candidates to the PACE Board will occur during the month of March as PACE clients and other low income City residents will be voting at the Main Office of PACE at 166 William Street during regular business hours. Any low income resident of New Bedford is eligible to vote in this new election process and may request a ballot any time during regular business hours during the month of March. Proof of low income status is required for low income voters who are not clients of a PACE program. Low Income Board representatives are eligible for a $25 stipend for each Board meeting attended to cover transportation and child care costs.

Candidate Profile forms can be obtained at the Main Office of PACE, at 166 William Street during regular business hours. Proof of residency of New Bedford is required. Completed Candidate Profiles must be received by the PACE Election Committee, located at 166 William Street, New Bedford by 4 PM on Wednesday, February16, 2018. All qualified candidates for election will be placed on a ballot with their Candidate Profile. Candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to serve on the PACE Board.

People Acting In Community Endeavors Inc., (PACE) The Community Action Agency for the Greater New Bedford Area, is entering its thirty sixth year of service to the community. The Agency serves the towns of Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester as well as the city of New Bedford.

PACE, as it is known today, was incorporated on May 2, 1982, as a private
Not For Profit Organization. The community selected the Board of Directors, with the mission of establishing an organization that would advocate for low-income people and aggressively seek out funding to reduce the problems that the low-income population in New Bedford. The Board oversees the work of the Agency and charts its course for the future.

PACE offers FREE services to the community through its Programs including:

– Housing Search for the homeless or tenancy issues.
– Fuel Assistance for payment assistance associated with home heating bills
– Emergency Food Bank
– Head Start for income eligible families for early care educational instruction
– Child Care Works for educational development and Child Care Services
– The Family Center for parent and family support services
– Youth Build for “at risk youth” focusing on educational and community service
– Health Access Services for the uninsured
– Tax Assistance Program through VITA
– The Clemente Course in the Humanities
– Grassroots support for other community organizations

PACE Community Housing Corp., which was created for smaller housing development projects and home ownership opportunities for low-income people

PACE employs a staff of 175 in addition to over 100 volunteers, and serves more than 40,000 clients who seek PACE services yearly with an annual budget in excess of $65,000,000.00.!

According to Bruce Morell, PACE Executive Director; “The Board of Directors has developed a new process to elect representatives of the low income population to serve on our Board of Directors. Board members with direct contact to the people we serve, or who are recipients of a PACE service themselves, are valuable in providing direction and feedback about the services we provide in the community. This election process should be very exciting as we expect that there will be many low income individuals voting for their own representatives to the Board. PACE Board Members serve their community and the Agency with pride and distinction with a real commitment to the clients who put their trust in the Organization to assist them with their needs. We are very proud of our Board of Directors”.

Elections will be held month long in March 2018 at the PACE Main Office at 166 William Street, New Bedford during regular business hours.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL PACE; 508-999-9920

Administrative Assistant – Santos & Santos, P.C.
Seeking an Administrative Assistant for a fast paced Accounting Firm

– Administrative Support to all Staff
– Answer, Screen and Forward Multi-line Phone
– Clerical work such as Filing, Photocopying, Scanning, Faxing
– Assisting with Maintaining Client Database’s
– Assembling Tax Returns and Financial Statements
– Tracking Due Dates
– Data Entry Tasks
– Scheduling Appointments

The right candidate will have experience in a professional office environment. Familiar in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Reliable Self-Motivated Team Player. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced environment.

Required experience:
– Administrative Assistant: 1 year

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Retail Sales Associate – Cumberland Farms

Description:
Whether you are looking for an incredible full-time career, or a great part-time job, the Customer Service Associate is the backbone of our company. As a Customer Service Associate, you are more than a clerk you are the face of Cumberland Farms to our customers.

Duties include but are not limited to:
– Ensuring that every customer receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment which includes greeting and acknowledging customers, maintaining outstanding standards, product knowledge and all other components of customer service.
– Interacting with customers to provide information and assistance in response to inquiries about products and services.
– Maintaining a clean, customer friendly store environment.
– Performing regular cleaning activities including, but not limited to, cleaning floors, glass doors, counter surfaces, and restrooms, emptying all interior and exterior trash cans, rotating and straightening merchandise and cleaning beverage and food service equipment.
– Replenishing products and supplies to ensure product availability.
– Accurately and efficiently completing sales transactions and maintaininPAY: $17.16hr – $23.82hrg proper accountability at the cash register.
– Maintaining an awareness of all product knowledge information, merchandise promotions, and advertisements.

Requirements:
– Flexible availability, including evenings and weekends.
– Ability to multi-task, prioritize and order tasks in a fast paced environment.Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently (comfortable with being alone in the store as it is likely you will be working by yourself for parts of your shift).
– Flexibility and cooperation with the Store Manager’s needs that may change on a daily basis to maintain the proper functioning of the store.
– Retail or food service experience preferred

Physical Requirements Include:
– Comfort with standing for extended periods of time.
– Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Keys to Success:
– A Successful Customer Service Associate is friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and willing to learn and develop a career with Cumberland Farms.
– Cumberland Farms offers the opportunity for advancement for Customer Service Associates to become a Customer Service Leader or a Manager In Training.
– Customer Service Leader – assists the manager with day-to-day operations as well as train new associates.
– Manager In Training – enter into our hands-on managerial training program to become a Store Manager.

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Experienced Parts Counter Person – Colonial South Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge (North Dartmouth)
40,000 – $50,000 a year

Job Summary:
We are currently searching for a Chrysler Experien• ced Parts Counter person. This position will assist the manager with tasks such as inventory control and ordering. You must also be able to perform in a faced paced environment. Our Service department is very busy and the Phones ring often! Please submit your resume for immediate consideration.

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

These following jobs can be applied for by visiting the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue with the job title and number next to it.

1. HR Supervisor #10125508 – Nye Lubricants is hiring an HR Supervisor. Responsibilities include but not limited to administering day to day HR Policies, procedures and programs. Strong ability to maintain confidentiality, excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be proficient with word processing, spreadsheets, databases and Excel along with knowledge of employment laws.
2. Customer Service Specialist #10125518 – Seeking a motivated candidate with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, to be employed in a professional and fast paced environment. Strong telephone, computer and organizational skills a must. 3-5 years experience preferred. Duties: Determine order requirements, order entry and modification, collaboration with critical departments to regularly insure customer satisfaction. Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Microsoft Office. Must understand verbal and written directions given in the English language. Prefer: Manufacturing support background and familiarity with bill of materials.
3. Auto Body Tech #10111497 – Needs to know how to prep cars, repairs cars, able to take cars apart and replace. Must have your own tools and need to know how to use equipment. Experience is a MUST.

New Bedford Career Center
618 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: (508) 990-4000
Fax: 508-990-4080
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Part-Time Retail Sales Consultant -AT&T
$10-21+/hr, based on experience and location

This position is part time! What does that mean? Flexibility, balance, control! Are you interested in pursuing a new, exciting career but cannot commit full time? AT&T understands! Our part-time careers allow you the time to manage your schedule including days that you designate as your own each week!
Do you like helping people? Do you have a strong desire to connect people with technology and entertainment? You may have what it takes to join our amazing team! Our Retail Sales Consultants build solutions for our valued customers and meet/or exceed key sales objectives. They work with a full portfolio of awesome products including wireless, connected car, and wearables. They also offer integrated, seamless, and smart entertainment options including DIRECTV & DIRECTV NOW.

You’ll use your knowledge and passion to deliver an effortless customer experience while pursuing challenging and rewarding goals! This role comes with a very competitive salary and commission package as well as awesome benefits. We are passionate about innovation, we love our employees and we love connecting our customers to their world.

Sharing your knowledge with our growing customer base comes with many rewards. Start with the paycheck: Base plus commission. Our current part-time Retail Sales Consultants working 20-24 hours per week earn an average of $30,380 per year in total compensation.

You’ll also gain an amazing benefits package• , including:
• Ongoing paid training
• Exciting career paths
• Supportive team environment
• Employer-provided mobile device
• Medical/dental coverage
• 401(k) plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Paid time off

Not to mention some pretty cool perks, like:
• One of our latest devices and a service plan. Using our technology, gain first-hand expertise to share with our customers.
• Discounts on accessories and additional AT&T products and services. That means you always have access to the coolest gadgets around.
• A spring and fall fund to spend on a wide range of Team Color apparel. You’ll even receive a welcome kit of fun gear to get you started (including two shirts).

Prior retail or customer-facing sales experience is a plus but not required. AT&T Sales training will be provided. You may be invited to complete an interview by recording a video, so make sure to watch your email for updates.

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Assistant Property Manager – Peabody Properties
About the Job:

Peabody Properties, Inc. seeks an experienced Assistant Property Manager for a property in New Bedford. Duties include, but not limited to, collections, correspondence with residents, annual and interim recertifications, property inspections, and administrative functions.

Requirements of the Position:
• Knowledgeable with respect to affordable housing programs, including LIHTC, federally-assisted, and all State and local housing regulations;
• Time management skills and ability to priority a must;
• Solid administrative, organizational, computer, marketing skills and resident relations skills;
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
• Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated.

Education and Experience:
• Requires High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of 3-4 years related business experience providing clerical and administrative support. Also, extensive knowledge of primary software used by the Management Office, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Compensation and Benefits:
• Peabody Properties, Inc. offers competitive pay along with a rich benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, 401(k), STD, life insurance, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), paid time off, paid holidays, paid training, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, employee referral bonuses, and flex spending.

EEO Statement:
Peabody Properties, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to workforce diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. If you require a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail our Company Recruiter and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Smoke-free workplace. Drug-free work environment.

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Sales Account Executive – Citron Hygiene
Citron Hygiene, formerly Workplace Essentials, provides a wide range of eco-friendly products and services to all types of commercial businesses and public facilities from Maine to Virginia.

We value a gratifying environment where career goals are achieved and always rewarded. With a commitment for service and excellence, our employees and customers have contributed to years of growth and success.

Job Summary:

Start off the New Year with a New Career! Do you have charisma and determination with a passion for success? If so… this Sales Account Executive position in our New Bedford, MA territory is ideal for you!

You are a perfect fit for our growing team if you are…

• Self-motivated, driven, and enthusiastic
• Tenacious with a strong desire to succeed
• Personable and communicative
• Able to excel in a fast-paced team environment

And you have…

• Two years of outside business to business sales experience
• Strong knowledge and understanding of consultative selling
• Superior time management and organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
• Proficient computer skills and knowledge of social media

As part of our sales team you will…

• Maintain a structure and balance of new business development
• Implement strategies to expand existing business
• Achieve or exceed sales targets
• Monitor and update prospects and customers through Salesforce
• Ensure business retention through account maintenance

Plus with our benefits what’s not to like?

• 100% paid health and dental care
• 401K retirement plan with 30% employer match
• Car allowance matched with Company gas card
• Long term disability and life insurance coverage
• Paid sick and vacation time
• 11 paid holidays

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Portuguese Speaking Chiropractic Assistant/Receptionist – DaCunha Chiropractic

Job Summary:
• Portuguese speaking
• Front desk / clinical assistant.
• Answer phones and make appointments.
• Perform routine clinical tasks.
• Communicate with insurance companies.
• Escort patients to exam rooms.
• Previous experience in healthcare or other related field.

Required language:
• Portuguese

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Counter Clerk -Bush Quality Cleaners (North Dartmouth)
Retail Dry Cleaning store is now hiring for our afternoon shift.

Responsibilities include taking in and giving out customers orders. Person must have a friendly attitude and like working with the public! They need to be dependable, honest and able to work in a team environment. Hours are Monday – Friday 1:30pm – 7:00PM, and Saturday Noon – 5PM.

• Retail experience a plus, but not necessary.
• Friendly, positive attitude when interacting with our customers is a must!
• Pay is based on experience with advancement opportunities.

Store is located in North Dartmouth, in the Best Buy/Stop & Shop plaza across from the Mall.

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

Sales Associate – Bath & Body Works
Description:
– Supports delivering sales plan through selling effectiveness.

Selling Effectiveness:
– Consistently execute to the selling model
– Meet selling goals/expectations during scheduled shifts
– Build highly satisfied and loyal customer base through engagement, conversion and capturing customer phone and e-mail

Telling The Brand Story:
– Support replenishment activities that keep the store full and abundant
– Assist with floorsets, window changes, visual presentations, signage placement, etc. as directed

Operational Excellence:
– Abide by policies and procedures as directed
– Abide by Loss Prevention and safety messages in daily operations

Qualifications:
– Demonstrated sales results
– Available for varied weekly shifts including weekend, closing and peak shifts

Interested in applying? See full details and how to apply here.

These following jobs can be applied for by visiting the Greater New Bedford Career Center at 618 Acushnet Avenue with the job title and number next to it.

1. Mason #10129896 – Performs work involved in the construction and repair of structures made of brick, stone, concrete blocks and tiles such as wall, floors and other structural projects. Performs masonry repairs and brickwork, pourPAY: $17.16hr – $23.82hrs new concrete sidewalks and installs blue stone (and is able to pour foundations.) Thorough knowledge in laying bricks, stone, concrete blocks and tiles in construction, alteration or repair of walls, floors, passageways or other structures. Constructs and repairs brick work in sewers, catch basins and manholes. Lays and sets cut stone. Performs all phases of cement work.
2. YMCA Bilingual Wellness Floor Staff #10135204 – The New Bedford YMCA is looking for a qualified, bi-lingual Wellness Floor staff person for part-time hours. We are looking for someone that loves people and has a customer service background. Experience or knowledge of health & wellness preferred.
At least one-weekend shift. In addition to the Floor Staff position, the part-time hours include a program staff position. The program is a youth obesity program.
3. Educational Achievement Center Instructor #10135214 – The Technology Instructor is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of opportunities for K-8 students in our programs. Expertise in digital media, circuits, 3-D printing, and robotics preferable. This is a part-time position (10 hours per week) with most hours being weekday afternoons and some weekends and evenings as needed.

New Bedford Career Center
618 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02740

Phone: (508) 990-4000
Fax: 508-990-4080
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Senior Account Clerk – City of New Bedford

PAY: $15.64 – $21.31

Performs, according to standard office procedures, a variety of duties requiring a moderately complex degree of decision making and knowledge of the functions of the department. Perform all levels of payment processing including cashiering, processing mail, Lockbox CDM and departmental turnovers. This position requires an in-depth knowledge of the department function and proficiency with the following software platforms – financial/billing system (MUNIS), credit card processing, second party payment processing and banking software and information used for payment and reconciliation purposes. Candidate must be willing to learn new processes and procedures, as deemed necessary.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent; two years of work experience in a financial institution or in a position that required money handling and customer service. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Environmental Enforcement Inspector – City of New Bedford

PAY: $15.80hr – $21.52hr

Conducts inspections, investigations and communication/outreach activities throughout the City to ensure compliance with all City, State and Federal requirements.

Assists with implementation of meter program, backflow prevention device testing and sewer deduct meter inspection program. Ensures customer compliance with City Ordinances, as well as any State and/or Federal regulations.

Issues Violation Notices to achieve compliance with regulations. Initiates litigation against parties who fail to comply with departmental notices.

Responsible for maintaining organized documentation and record keeping of Water Division programs. Assists with data management of Water Division, including but not limited to, digitization of existing records, distribution system maintenance and repair records, and the City’s data management program.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possession of a Backflow Prevention Device Testing/Inspection license and proficiency in digital data management preferred. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Account Clerk position – City of New Bedford

PAY: $15.23hr – $20.61hr

Applies basic accounting principles in maintaining financial accounts and records; may be required to prepare payroll and maintain personnel records; makes general ledger entries; accounts for receipt and disbursement of cash transactions and cash accounts; reconciles cash books; operates adding machines and computers; answers telephones; operates simple calculators in connection with this work. Performs clerical work of ordinary difficulty.

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices such as typing, accounting, data processing, and two years of increasingly responsible related experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Staff Planner – City of New Bedford

PAY: $46,853 – $58,571

Supports the operations of the Planning Division by providing staff support to the Planning Board and assisting in the design and implementation of planning studies, planning research and graphic materials. Performs technical reviews and analyze applications submitted to the Planning Board for completeness and conformance with the City Code requirements. Assist in formatting, publishing, and distributing site maps that deal with existing and proposed community planning programs or site plan identification, that requires use of GIS, Google Earth, and other map-making software.

Bachelor’s Degree in urban or regional planning, architecture, urban design, geography or related discipline. Two (2) years of experience in urban planning or a related field. Provide staffing support to the City Planner and Department Head in performing comprehensive technical reviews of existing or proposed ordinances, studies, long/short term plans, analysis, assessments and other such materials as may be assigned. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Sanitarian – City of New Bedford Health

PAY: $17.16hr – $23.82hr

Administers, educates and performs work developing programs and procedures of environmental sanitation, health and hygiene. Conducts inspections of facilities to ensure compliance with State and local health regulations including prevention of childhood lead poisoning; inspects dwellings used for human habitation; collects food samples and performs swab tests in order to determine the wholesomeness of food in regard to its preparation, storage, handling, serving, transportation, etc. Initiates litigation and provides testimony to ensure abatement of public health violations and enforcement of State and local regulations under the jurisdiction of the New Bedford Board of Health as well as City ordinances as designated.

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Laboratory Science or closely related field is preferred or an Associate’s Degree in a closely related field; minimum two years of full-time technical or professional experience in food service sanitation, a building trade, environmental sanitation, pest control or other related public health field.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates motor vehicle on a regular basis. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check mandatory per MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Carpenter – City of New Bedford

PAY:$14.26hr – $20.79hr
FACILITIES AND FLEET MANAGEMENT

Constructs, alters and repairs structures, buildings, roofs, furniture, equipment and fixtures made of wood or other building materials. Work is performed in accordance with building codes and standard trade practices. Fabricates, alters and repairs structural wood work, floors, stairways and fixtures. Performs measuring, sawing, squaring, drilling, sanding, fitting and fastening. Performs repair of equipment such as desks, chairs, tables, shelves and cabinets. Hangs doors and repairs related hardware. Repairs windows, frames and screens. Performs other carpentry duties as required.

Valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013. Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent. Two years’ prior experience required, four years of experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Welder – City of New Bedford

PAY: $15.42hr – $23.00hr
FACILITIES & FLEET MANAGEMENT

Performs gas and/or electric welding, and related metal working duties. Lays, cuts and fabricates materials to be welded. Prepares materials for welding; performs preheating, cleaning and clamping. Welds metal parts together according to blueprints or specifications using oxyacetylene or electric arc welding equipment. Determines the appropriate welding equipment or method based on requirements. Sets up components for welding according to specifications. Connects gas hoses or electric cables and operates air and gas supply valves or electric welding units. Performs related work such as brazing, soldering, and grinding in the fabrication or repair of metal parts or articles.

Subject to call for emergency work during any given twenty-four (24) hour period, such as any emergency that would impair the safety of the general public. High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred and two years of paid welding experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be an experienced welder and physically fit to perform duties of the position. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class B license with CDL endorsement within six months from date of hire. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis.Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO.

Private Care RN Per Diem – Community Nurse Home Care

Must be flexible for varied hours over all shifts.

Requirements:

1. Licensed to practice professional nursing in the state of MA.
2. Directly responsible to the Director of Private Care.
3. Prior work experience in home care preferred.

Responsibilities:
1. Supports the philosophy of the agency.
2. Adheres to personnel policies.
3. Contributes to the process of Agency Performance Improvement.
4. Assesses Private Care patient status upon initial home visit to identify needs in order to develop a Private Care Aide care plan.
5. Develops an individualized Private Care Aide care plan to assist with identified patient needs.
6. Assess Private Care Aide performance during supervisions in the following areas:
a. Performance of skills,
b. Appearance,
c. Communication with patient/family
d. Adherence to policies.
7. Assists with the orientation of new Home Health Aides to the Private Care Department as needed.
8. Makes Private Care Aide supervisory visits for Private Care clients and provides feedback to Private Care Director
9. In conjunction with the Public Health Nurse, participates in health promotion activities including flu clinics, blood pressure clinics, school immunization programs and other activities.
10. Provides nursing consultation at Wellness Centers as needed. Makes recommendations to the Wellness Coordinator to promote and grow Wellness program opportunities in the community.
11. Documents in an accurate and timely manner, assisting to maintain a Private Care record for each client.
12. Promotes and builds strong community relations by supporting CNPC mission and philosophy.

To apply, please send resume with cover letter to: hr@communitynurse.com.

Airport Technician – City of New Bedford

PAY: $14.26 hr – $20.79hr

Maintenance of Airport property and equipment to ensure the efficient and effective safety and service for all users of the Airfield and Landside Facilities. Inspects and maintains the runways, taxiways and other paved and non-paved areas on and off the airfield in accordance with FAR part 139 regulations. Conducts mandatory day/night airfield and wildlife inspections. Issues Digital NOTAMS. Assists in any emergency or incident at the airport.

High school graduate or GED equivalent. One year of previous paid experience preferred. Must pass training programs issued by the Airport Manager and required security background check. (TSA mandated – finger prints and a 10-year background check). Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

After-School Supervisor – City of New Bedford
PAY: $15/HR

Assists the Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches (PRB) in maintaining and supervising various programs for children. Supervises After School Program Site Monitors. Ensures a safe, productive and caring environment for children and staff. Develops programming for children in the program with the PRB staff. Serves as a mentor and academic support supervisor for a group of children. Provides daily academic support to group of children. Supervises daily activities such as physical fitness, arts and crafts, and more. Responsible for providing a safe place for kids to learn and have fun. Maintains records as required such as attendance and snack counts. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

After-School Monitor – City of New Bedford
PAY: $12/HR

Assists the Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches in maintaining and supervising various programs for children. Serves as a mentor and academic support supervisor for a group of children. Provides daily academic support to group of children. Supervises daily activities such as physical fitness, arts and crafts, and more. Responsible for providing a safe place for kids to learn and have fun. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Special Motor Equipment Operator – City of New Bedford
PAY: $14.77hr – $21.80hr

Maintains equipment being used to keep equipment operating properly such as checking and changing all fluids when necessary, checking batteries and tires, changing filters, and performing all other related maintenance. Keeps equipment clean at all times. May perform the duties of a Motor Equipment Operator. These duties and responsibilities are required on a daily basis.

Conducts preventive maintenance on vehicles operated. Maintains appearance of vehicles to include, but not limited to, washing and waxing of vehicles as often as necessary. Greases equipment, checks tires and tire pressure daily. Performs minor repairs on vehicles such as changing lights and wipers; performs circle check of vehicle equipment daily. Occasionally performs duties below job classification.

Must have a telephone. Subject to call for emergency work during any given twenty-four (24) hour work period, for any emergency the Commissioner feels would impair the safety of the general public, such as ice, snowstorms, rainstorms, hurricanes, etc. Required to notify Storm Control Superintendent when snow begins and immediately when black ice complaints come in.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts Class A CDL and Class 2A hoisting license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety for all equipment or vehicles in the department. Good driving record. Careful judgment in the mechanical operation of any assigned equipment and at least two years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of specified heavy equipment.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO.

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Building Custodian – City of New Bedford
PAY: $12.43hr – $17.42hr

Provides custodial and minor maintenance functions for municipal buildings. Cleans, dusts, sweeps, buffs and washes floors; washes windows; changes light bulbs; polices grounds; sweeps sidewalks; mows lawns; removes snow and ice; maintains custodial equipment; empties waste receptacles; operates low pressure heating and ventilating systems; orders custodial supplies; makes minor repairs to buildings, facilities, equipment, and heating, lighting, ventilation, and plumbing systems; performs related work in all assigned areas as required. Moves and sets up furniture and equipment.

High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred; any combination of experience and training that demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work. Working knowledge of equipment, materials and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance and minor repairs; some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions; skill in operation of listed tools and equipment; ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule; ability to lift heavy objects, and walk and stand for long periods of time; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to establish effective working relationships.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Must possess an elevator operator license from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or have the ability to obtain one within six months of the date of employment. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
– Responsible for the direct supervision of maintenance and operations staff on a daily basis. Position will oversee all airport staff in the absence of the Airport Manager. Incumbent will directly assist all outside agencies and oversee matters of compliance with regard to all safety, security and environmental regulations.
– Provides input to the New Bedford Regional Airport Commission with regard to the hiring, firing, discipline and evaluation of personnel.
– Works under the administrative direction of the Airport Manager. Exhibits the ability to provide professional and fair judgment, and takes the initiative to interpret guidelines and carry out assignments independently; work at this level requires a working knowledge of all departmental operations; work involves both standard and nonstandard practices and techniques. Incumbent refers more difficult problems to the Airport Manager for clarification or interpretation of policy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods with frequent tours of the airport. Occasional physical effort demanded in performing duties under varying and occasionally severe weather conditions and irregular hours. Frequent bending, standing and lifting. The City of New Bedford, MA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
– Responsible for the direct supervision of maintenance and operations staff on a daily basis. Position will oversee all airport staff in the absence of the Airport Manager. Incumbent will directly assist all outside agencies and oversee matters of compliance with regard to all safety, security and environmental regulations.
– Provides input to the New Bedford Regional Airport Commission with regard to the hiring, firing, discipline and evaluation of personnel.
– Works under the administrative direction of the Airport Manager. Exhibits the ability to provide professional and fair judgment, and takes the initiative to interpret guidelines and carry out assignments independently; work at this level requires a working knowledge of all departmental operations; work involves both standard and nonstandard practices and techniques. Incumbent refers more difficult problems to the Airport Manager for clarification or interpretation of policy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
The position is generally sedentary. Employees sit most of the time, but may walk or stand for brief periods with frequent tours of the airport. Occasional physical effort demanded in performing duties under varying and occasionally severe weather conditions and irregular hours. Frequent bending, standing and lifting. The City of New Bedford, MA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Pipefitter – City of New Bedford
PAY: $13.78hr – $19.91hr

Cuts, bends, threads, assembles and joins water piping and fitting made of copper, brass, lead, cast iron, steel, plastic or other composition; threads pipe using threading machine; cuts pipe using pipe saw, joins piping and fixtures by means of threaded, caulked, wiped, bell and spigot, soldered, brazed or cemented joints; installs and checks valves, hydrants and other wastewater and water system accessories. Installs manholes, catch basins, shoots grade utilizing pipe lasers and related survey tools to establish a grade.

Taps water mains 4” to 48” in size with a small tapping machine from ¾” to 2”; repairs hydrants, gate valves; performs other work in connection with the maintenance, construction and repairs of the distribution system and collection system. Installs water meters, operates gate valves and service shutoffs.

Cuts, lays and caulks water pipes using machine or hand tools forcing sealing compound into joints to make them watertight; pumps water from trenches; digs, braces and backfills excavations for the purpose of locating pipe leaks or preparing areas for laying pipes.

Reads water meters and checks for over and under registration when necessary. Replaces worn and broken parts in distribution and collection systems. Operates motor equipment. May work with private contractors to help them avoid hitting utilities during construction and excavation.

Subject to call 7 days per week, 24 hours per day for emergency work, to fill in on emergency watch, holidays, sickness and vacations.

Vocational or high school graduate or GED equivalent. Experience in excavation and pipe installation preferred. Possession of a D-1 certification and knowledge of collection systems preferred. Must be knowledgeable in the proper use of various pipes in a sewer system. Must possess general masonry skills and have a general knowledge of low pressure systems. Ability to obtain a distribution and/or collection system certification.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO.

Account Clerk – City of New Bedford

PAY: $13.78 – $19.91/hr

Assists with processing, scheduling and collecting fees for field permits and park use requests. Responsible for payroll, data entry, customer service and related clerical support for the department. Provides assistance to internal and external customers of the department, including members of the public, staff of the City, board and committee members, etc. Greets visitors, answers phones, explains office procedures, and responds to questions within level of expertise and authorization while referring more complex issues to technical, professional or management staff.

Knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms and equipment. Ability to prepare routine to complex correspondence and reports utilizing office equipment such as computers, calculators, telephone, etc. Knowledge of office, assessment and billing procedures equivalent to graduation from high school. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Account Clerk – City of New Bedford
PAY: $13.78 – $19.91/hr

Assists with processing, scheduling and collecting fees for field permits and park use requests. Responsible for payroll, data entry, customer service and related clerical support for the department. Provides assistance to internal and external customers of the department, including members of the public, staff of the City, board and committee members, etc. Greets visitors, answers phones, explains office procedures, and responds to questions within level of expertise and authorization while referring more complex issues to technical, professional or management staff.

Knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms and equipment. Ability to prepare routine to complex correspondence and reports utilizing office equipment such as computers, calculators, telephone, etc. Knowledge of office, assessment and billing procedures equivalent to graduation from high school. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Domestic Violence Advocate – City of New Bedford

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
POLICE DEPARTMENT
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE – NIGHTS $11.00hr (Variable Time)

Provides assistance to Police Department personnel and victims of domestic violence.

Assists police with data collection/direct services and support for victims of domestic violence. Follow-up duties include: restraining orders, medical attention, shelters, and referrals as needed. Works with other agencies and community groups involved with domestic violence. Assists victims of domestic violence in the emergency 209-A restraining order process and contacts the Emergency Judicial Response System.

Must have High School Diploma or GED equivalent; experience working with victims of domestic violence; or any combination of education and experience. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with victims and families of domestic abuse; ability to work in a team setting with the Police and Resource Coordinator. Must be computer literate. Bilingual preferred.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and motor vehicle.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979- 1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Emergency Medical Technician – City of New Bedford

PAY: $13.39hr – $19.12hr

Responds to given locations with lights and siren, driving in a defensive manner, obeying the rules of the road.

Working alongside a Paramedic, stabilizes patients at scene, i.e. CPR, airway management, control bleeding, assists in starting IV, splints body as needed using proper equipment to load patient into ambulance.

Prepares patient care reports contiguous with incidents to ensure continuity of care for the EMS Office, billing records and physician information.

Ensures that equipment is in proper places and in good working order, cleans equipment and patient care compartment in order to have the ambulance ready for the next response. Replaces stock used in the course of patient care as required.

Contacts the Dispatch Center in order to inform them of status relative to response, arrival, availability, deployment of additional resources for any other reason necessary for operation.

Minor vehicle maintenance, which includes washing; checking oil, water, fuel; washing floors and cleaning windows.

Attends re-certification classes in order to maintain certification.

Applicants must possess current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (Ambulance) by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and current certification as a Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association (M.G.L., Chapter 111c, sections 3 and 6). Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.

This position is subject to re-certification by the State Office of Emergency Medical Service.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher – City of New Bedford

POSITION: EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER (Per Diem)
LEVEL: GRADE 8 $14.26/hr – $20.79/hr
DEPARTMENT: POLICE

FUNCTION: Perform the duties of Emergency Telecommunications Dispatcher and its related work as assigned by the Chief.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Chief.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Receives and processes calls for assistance from various sources. Establishes effective communication with the person(s) requesting assistance using the appropriate hardware identifying necessary information for dispatching an effective emergency response.

Answers telephone calls promptly and courteously, and expeditiously routes calls to their proper destination. Immediately dispatches patrol cars, ambulances, fire apparatus, rescue squads or other personnel and equipment as may be needed to handle all complaints and requests for assistance.

Displays a calm, articulate, polite and concise manner when broadcasting. Refrains from the use of an angry or impatient tone of voice while broadcasting. Alerts personnel responding to hazardous calls with information relating to the nature of the call, as will enable them to take suitable precautions, and shall so advise personnel when such information is not available and keeps them informed as other information is made available.

Promptly acknowledges all radio messages and takes appropriate action. Acquires thorough knowledge of the location and layout of streets, building, parks, housing projects and significant areas of the community to maximize time, accuracy and speed of dispatches. Conducts all radio operations in accordance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) procedures and requirements.

Be especially alert to the signals received on electric protection alarm devices in the communications console area and initiates necessary action thereon.

Remains at the communications desk at all times while on duty unless relieved by an authorized individual and does not allow anyone to use the communications equipment unless authorized by a competent authority. Thoroughly familiar with and activates all emergency procedures relating to holdups, alarms, fires, medical aid or other matters requiring urgent attention.

Monitors the status of all units displayed on the CAD (Computer Aided Dispatching) status screens to determine their availability to respond to calls for service and is always aware of the assignments of all units. Immediately notifies appropriate authority regarding any unusual occurrence or situation that may adversely affect the delivery of emergency services or any services required of the dispatch center.

Makes all appropriate entries, deletions and inquiries into the computer system. Conducts wanted checks on all department and computer files to include Q1 and WMS (Warrant Management System) systems upon request by any authorized person or agency .Records all police and private tows in the tows file.

Thoroughly familiar with all the various pieces of equipment within the Communications Unit and immediately initiates action when they need repairs. Exercises care in the operation of the unit and the use of all equipment, supplies and utilities. Acquires and/or maintains such computer skills necessary for the proper performance of dispatch and record keeping duties. Conducts testing of emergency systems and makes minor repairs as training allows. Maintains accuracy in the recording of information of activity related to the delivery of emergency or other services required of the dispatch center.

Thoroughly familiar with, and strictly adheres to, all policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws regulating the duties. Will not divulge, or permit any personnel to divulge, any information relative to any matter or person, without the permission of appropriate authority in accordance with the provisions of all applicable policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned by appropriate authority. Knowledgeable and complies with all policies and procedures pertaining to the duties of the dispatch center. Maintains records of all incoming calls and dispatches through CAD (Computer Aided Dispatching). Maintains various logs, reports and audio tape recorder.

Responsible for keeping all certifications up to date. (911; APCO (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials); EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatching); LEAPS (Law Enforcement Agencies Processing Systems).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or equivalent. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly in English with basic verbal and written communications skills. Basic knowledge of the principles involved in the operation of radio telephone, computers and related communication equipment. Ability to accurately pass a standardized typing test, scoring no less then a minimum rate of 30 words per minute. Preference will be given to applicants who have certification on NCC/LEAPS (National Communications Center/Law Enforcement Agencies Processing Systems) computer, Telecommunication certification, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatching). Ability to communicate clearly and concisely under emergency conditions orally and in writing. Must have the ability to learn city street locations and read maps. Ability to understand complex and written instructions and procedures. Must pass an in-depth police background check. The ability to sit during prolonged periods of inactivity interrupted by periods of intense activity. Ability to maintain one’s composure and to act calmly and decisively under pressure of emergency situations. Ability to maintain records neatly and accurately. Ability to handle highly confidential and sensitive information with discretion and good judgment.

EXPERIENCE: One to three years experience in general office procedures, dealing with the public, computer knowledge and public safety preferred.

INDEPENDENT ACTION: Function independently within broad scope of established procedures; generally refer specific problems to supervisor only where clarification of procedures may be required.

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED: Personal computer, telephone, copy and fax machines, radio.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed mostly in office settings; subject to normal temperature variations and office noise; frequent interruptions to assist customers in the office or on the phone, spends extended periods at computer, on telephone or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity, regular lifting and carrying of files, documents, records, etc. The employee is occasionally required to walk.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application; rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job-related tests may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Director of Purchasing – City of New Bedford

PAY: $75,493 – $94,373

Plans, organizes, and supervises purchasing functions of City Departments; oversees major purchases and negotiates contracts with vendors; responds to inquiries regarding processes or bid status, negotiate terms and conditions with vendors and service providers; achieves Department objectives and goals within the budget. Provides support to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the development and implementation of citywide policies and procedures.

Evaluates departmental needs and formulates short-and long-range plans to meet needs in all areas of responsibility, including repairs and maintenance. Furnishes advice and guidance to department heads and/or city officials relative to assurance and structure of subcontracts to ensure that City’s interests are properly protected; ensures incorporation of subcontract clauses in orders and documentation of files. Performs related work as required and assigned.

Associate’s Degree in a related discipline to municipal purchasing. At least five years of experience in relation to municipal or government purchasing, or a related field. Any equivalent combination of education and experience. Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official Program certificate required. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Diesel Engine Repairman – City of New Bedford

PAY: $15.42hr – $23.00hr

Performs various types of skilled repairs on all types of diesel equipment in use by the City to determine repair costs, maintenance work in the area of electrical, fuel, ejectors, and ignition problems. Disassembles, overhauls, removes and replaces all types of engines. Assembles and disassembles transmissions. Knowledge of various hydraulic systems, clutch replacements and components. Performs track replacements and various components, brake jobs, and other miscellaneous maintenance tasks requested. Works on emergency vehicles. Performs all preventative maintenance and any related work. Ability to write detailed reports and estimate repair costs.

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent preferred. Must have at least three years of full-time paid experience in the field of repairing diesel equipment, knowledge of job hazards, handling of equipment, special tools and test equipment. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Possession of Class B CDL or the ability to obtain one within six months of hire. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Arborist – City of New Bedford (New Bedford)
Serves as Arborist for the Greening the Gateway Cities (GGC) Program, which is a State-funded grant that lasts through June 30, 2019; assesses, plans, manages and implements tree care for public and private trees in accordance with the grant; plants, trims and removes trees along public spaces; conducts other large-scale vegetation management projects; responds to tree emergencies including downed trees and limbs…Want to apply? Full details and application process: HERE.

Maintenance Person – City of New Bedford
PAY: $13.39 – $19.12
FACILITIES AND FLEET MAINTENANCE

Performs complex maintenance of City buildings and property and provides assistance to Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, & Masons and other skilled tradespersons. Performs miscellaneous maintenance and repair tasks on municipal buildings and property requiring journeyman skills in the following areas: carpentry, painting, plastering, demolition and other trades. Performs such duties as repairing roofs, doors, windows, locks, furniture, cabinets, shelves, stairs, flooring and fencing.

Subject to call for emergency work during any given twenty-four hour (24) hour period, such as any emergency the Director feels would impair the safety of the general public, such as ice or snowstorms.

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent. Two (2) years of paid prior experience in related building trades preferred. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Parking Supervisor – City of New Bedford

PAY: $14.31-$17.88/hr

Enforces parking regulations and restrictions. Receives daily assignments, which determine assigned area of responsibilities. Obtains information from the supervisor, or designee, requiring special attention. Patrols particular assigned areas at the supervisor’s discretion. Check for any and all parking violations, including, but not limited to: expired meters, parking abusers, expired stickers/registration plates, “No Parking” areas, loading zones, time zones, fire hydrants, driveways, handicap parking and handicap ramps.

High school graduate or GED equivalent. Ability to read and write English. Ability to reference codes for specific violations. Possession of valid Massachusetts driver’s license with a good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Director of Public Health – City of New Bedford

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH $85,624 – $107,038
HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Leads a wide range of public health mandates and manages Department staff, grants and contracts. Provides programmatic leadership and strategic planning, fiscal accountability, personnel management, health services, and public service. Builds and sustains regional partnerships, programs, and capacity. Provides grants, contracts, and health insurance billing. Develops plans, policies, and programs to address the community’s public health needs, and establishes goals and objectives to be achieved through systematic courses of action that focus on these needs and equitable distribution of resources.

Enforces all State public health laws, local ordinances, and rules and regulations of the New Bedford Board of Health. Implements all State mandated programs and services and responds to complaints and meets other high priority service requirements. Evaluates existing programs and services, and provides quality assurance, in accordance with applicable professional and regulatory standards, to ensure that programs are consistent with the department’s plans and policies; prepare and manage the annual budget.

Makes recommendations to the Board of Health on matters that pertain to public health and assists the Board in the development of public health policies. Develops and administers grant-funded programs, manages community-wide vaccine distribution programs and investigates the occurrence of adverse health effects and hazards in the community by ensuring that timely investigations are conducted. Drafts and issues reports on health issues and maintains public health records in accordance with State law. Informs and educates the public on public health issues of concern in the community, promoting awareness about public health services, availability, and health education initiatives. Manages resources and develops an organizational structure to maximize the operational functions of the Health Department. Advocates for public health and build constituencies and identify resources within the community by generating supportive and collaborative relationships with public and private agencies and neighborhood groups for effective planning, implementation, and management of public health activities.

Master’s Degree in public health, health administration, or a related field. At least seven years of experience in public health administration or environmental health or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) background check mandatory.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979- 1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Commissioner of Public Infrastructure – City of New Bedford

PAY: $98,031 – $122,548

Oversees department operations and manages staff. Adopts rules and regulations for use of the City’s wastewater collection system, and water distribution and treatment systems.

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline. At least ten years of Civil Engineering, Water or Wastewater work experience or experience in a related field. Any equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 314, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO New Bedford has a residency requirement.

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Water Treatment Plant Operator – City of New Bedford

PAY: $23.00hr

Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled technical and maintenance work in the operation, maintenance and repair of treatment facilities and systems.

Adjusts equipment, as indicated, to regulate the flow of water and control the amount of treatment chemicals added; must assist with maintenance programs throughout the treatment plant, watershed and distribution system.

Accurately records plant data and makes associated computations as necessary, as well as maintains operation logs; maintains optimum process control via sampling, laboratory testing, and machinery and equipment inspections and adjustments.

Adheres to specific weekly schedule of responsibilities including chemical and preventative maintenance; assume responsibility of handling chemicals in a safe and efficient manner.

Exhibits good attitude expected of employees in a health-related field; assumes responsibility for maintaining the plant in a clean and orderly fashion.

Must assume responsibility for plant operations when on duty.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, supplemented by four years’ experience as an attendant of a water/wastewater facility required. Possession of a Grade III Drinking Water Operator license. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license with good driving record. Must have a telephone and own transportation. This employee is subject to twenty-four hour call.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 314, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Local Building Inspector – City of New Bedford

PAY: $16.89hr – $25.86hr

Enforces all provisions of 780 CMR, 521 CMR (Architectural Access Board) and any other State statutes, rules and regulations, and ordinances and bylaws, which empower the building official. Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding all applicable codes within area of responsibility to architects, engineers, contractors, developers and other interested parties.

Works with departments to review residential properties that pose a health safety or risk to the community and are abandoned. Undertakes activities associated with code, safety and health review of violations specifically on abandoned properties targeted by the Housing Task Force. Conducts an initial visual inspection of abandoned residential properties to identify the occupancy status and the nature and extent of health, safety or code violations.

At least five years of experience in the supervision of building construction or design; or a four-year degree in a field related to building construction or design; or an Associate’s degree in a field related to building construction or design; or any combination of education and experience, which would confer equivalent knowledge and ability as determined by the BBRS. In addition, such persons shall have had general knowledge of the accepted requirements for building construction, fire prevention, light, ventilation and safe egress; as well as a general essential for safety, comfort and convenience of the occupants of a building or structure. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

For complete job description and application instructions, visit www.newbedford-ma.gov. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Maintenance Person – City of New Bedford

PAY: $13.39 – $19.12
FACILITIES AND FLEET MAINTENANCE

Performs complex maintenance of City buildings and property and provides assistance to Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, & Masons and other skilled tradespersons. Performs miscellaneous maintenance and repair tasks on municipal buildings and property requiring journeyman skills in the following areas: carpentry, painting, plastering, demolition and other trades. Performs such duties as repairing roofs, doors, windows, locks, furniture, cabinets, shelves, stairs, flooring and fencing.

Subject to call for emergency work during any given twenty-four hour (24) hour period, such as any emergency the Director feels would impair the safety of the general public, such as ice or snowstorms.

Graduation from a high school or GED equivalent. Two (2) years of paid prior experience in related building trades preferred. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates a motor vehicle on a regular basis. Mandatory CORI (Criminal Offender Record Investigation) background check per City Council Ordinance effective May 14, 2013

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

City of New Bedford is hiring for a Watchperson

LIBRARY WATCHPERSON
PAY: $13.44-$16.61

Provides security services on library premises in collaboration with library staff and the New Bedford Police Department. Patrols the interior and exterior public areas of the library to maintain orderly atmosphere conducive to a pleasant library experience. Responds to staff calls for assistance and initiates calls for assistance to the New Bedford Police and Fire Departments as needed. Understands and enforces library policies and procedures fairly, consistently and appropriately.

Treats all library customers with courtesy and respect and shows sensitivity to customers with special needs or problems. Documents incidents and submits reports as needed. Assists in emergency situations. Surveys facility for problems of security and hazardous conditions and reports them to the Library Director. Monitors and reviews video surveillance system as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Undergraduate coursework in criminal justice strongly preferred. Minimum of two years experience in security, public safety or law enforcement with significant public contact strongly preferred. Must have a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with a diverse population. Must have a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, mandatory by MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

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Animal Control Officer – City of New Bedford

PAY: $16.89hr – $25.86hr
POLICE DEPARTMENT

Investigate reported animal bites. Respond to calls concerning unleashed/unlicensed animals, dead animals, nuisance complaints, violations of City and State laws, and the penalties applicable as specified under Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 140.

Assess injured animals. Provide emergency care and transportation for injured wildlife and injured stray pets if no owner is present, and obtain medical treatment as required.

Compile and keep accurate records of all animal bites, stray dogs, nuisance reports and telephone calls pertaining to animal problems, including report writing and filing.

The availability of the Animal Control Officer is 24 hours a day to include emergencies, nights, weekends and holidays. Must possess a telephone.

High school graduate or GED equivalent; five years’ paid experience working with animals or related field preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Working knowledge of animal handling procedures/practices, and applicable Massachusetts laws/bylaws governing the control and regulation of animals. Portuguese/Spanish speaking preferred.

Possession of valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Police Cadet – City of New Bedford

PAY: $11.00hr-$13.09hr

Assists Police Officers with administrative duties.

Maintains and files records, operates office machines, answers telephones, receives complaints, enters and indexes official documents, prepares routine reports, prepares and tabulates facts and figures for statistical purposes, and performs similar duties of an administrative rather than an enforcement types.

Shall not carry arms, nor shall he/she have any power of arrest other than that of an ordinary citizen.

Must be a New Bedford resident for the duration of employment. Cadet must be (eighteen) 18 years old. Employment is terminated on the Cadet’s 25th birthday.

High school graduate or GED equivalent. Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.

Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 314, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO

New Bedford has a residency requirement.

Program Monitor – Andrea McCoy Rec Center

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD
PROGRAM MONITOR $9.00hr STARTING SALARY
ANDREA MCCOY RECREATION CENTER
PARKS, RECREATION & BEACHES

Assists the Department of Parks, Recreation & Beaches (PRB) in maintaining and supervising various programs for children. Leads other in recreational activities and supervises all programs and other recreational activities within the recreation center, and at parks and community sites.

Ensures a safe, productive and caring environment for children and staff. Develops programming for children with the PRB staff. Provides guidance to recreational aides, volunteers, and participants in conducting recreation activities; and assists professional staff in planning and conducting recreation activities and events, in addition to providing customer service to the community. Supervises daily activities such as physical fitness, arts and crafts, and more. Responsible for providing a safe place for kids to learn and have fun. Performs data entry and other clerical functions as directed.

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, which is mandatory per Massachusetts General Laws.

This position is of a seasonal nature. It is not entitled to benefits.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO

Project Coordinator (Engineering Division) – City of New Bedford (New Bedford)
Prepares technical specifications for highway constructions, service maintenance work, water and wastewater treatment facilities, buildings and recreational facilities. Examines and/or reviews plans, designs and costs of proposed projects and requirements of environmental impact regulations. Inspects construction and/or maintenance work completed or in progress. Supervises work of contractors. Coordinates and assists in Chapter 90 State Aid Construction Projects, Federal Disaster Grants, Recycling… Want to apply? Full details and application process: HERE.

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Former Hadley Police Officer Indicted for Unreasonable Force

A former Hadley Police Officer was arrested Friday January 26, 2018, and charged in federal court in Springfield in connection with using unreasonable force during an arrest.

Christopher M. Roeder, 48, of Agawam, was charged in an indictment unsealed today with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law and one count of falsification of a document.

According to court documents, on April 3, 2017, Roeder struck a male arrestee in the face – breaking the arrestee’s nose, which the arrestee would need plastic surgery to repair – without legal justification, while the arrestee was seated on a bench in the Hadley Police Department booking area.

The indictment alleges that Roeder subsequently attempted to obstruct the investigation into the assault on the arrestee by falsifying his police report describing the events that led to the assault. Roeder wrote that the arrestee made an obscene comment toward Roeder and that when the arrestee was instructed to sit down, he sat down slowly, and then when Roeder attempted to handcuff the arrestee, the arrestee began to stand again. According to Roeder, he allegedly had no option but to deliver an elbow strike directly to the bridge of the arrestee’s nose in order to gain the arrestee’s compliance. Conversely, the indictment alleges that Roeder’s statements were false.

The charge of deprivation of civil rights under color of law resulting in injury provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of falsifying a police report provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Acting Assistant Attorney General John M. Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division; and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Deepika Bains Shukla of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office and Trial Attorney Timothy Visser of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division are prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.




HELP WANTED: City of New Bedford Health Department is currently hiring a Sanitarian

PAY: $17.16hr – $23.82hr

Administers, educates and performs work developing programs and procedures of environmental sanitation, health and hygiene. Conducts inspections of facilities to ensure compliance with State and local health regulations including prevention of childhood lead poisoning; inspects dwellings used for human habitation; collects food samples and performs swab tests in order to determine the wholesomeness of food in regard to its preparation, storage, handling, serving, transportation, etc. Initiates litigation and provides testimony to ensure abatement of public health violations and enforcement of State and local regulations under the jurisdiction of the New Bedford Board of Health as well as City ordinances as designated.

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Laboratory Science or closely related field is preferred or an Associate’s Degree in a closely related field; minimum two years of full-time technical or professional experience in food service sanitation, a building trade, environmental sanitation, pest control or other related public health field.

Possession of a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record. Operates motor vehicle on a regular basis. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check mandatory per MGL Chapter 6 Sec. 172C.

For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. New Bedford has a residency requirement. EEO




Three newly promoted New Bedford Police officers honored

New Bedford Police hosted a promotional ceremony Friday, Jan. 26 at Keith Middle School to honor the promotions of Lt. Ricard Rezendes to Captain, Sgt. Candido Trinidad to Lieutenant and Officer Jonathan Lagoa to Sergeant.

Capt. Rezendes is a 29-year veteran of the force. He began his career as a recruit in 1989, was promoted to Sergeant in 2000 and to Lieutenant in 2007. He was named an administrative assistance in the chief’s office in 2017.

His honors include a letter of commendation from Thomas Hodgson in 1992 for the arrest of 11 gang members; a lifesaving award for leading individuals to safety from fire on Bentley Street and a thank you from the Southeastern Mass. Portuguese Providers for input on domestic violence issues. He also received the chief’s award for his dedicated service.

Lt. Trinidad is a 14-year veteran of the force. He began his career in 2004, was promoted to Sergeant in 2014, where his assignments including port authority and communications/booking.

He received two certificates of commendation from the city in 2005 for furthering public safety; a thank you in 2005 from the Cove Street Neighborhood Association for family fun day; and a certificate of thanks from Civil Service in 2009.

Sgt. Lagoa is a 12-year veteran of the force. He was honored for outstanding police work in 2008 for arresting a wanted male with a loaded 9 mm handgun and three rounds in the magazine. He was honored in 2014 with an honorable service award after being shot through the arm and into the torso while executing a search warrant for drugs.

Chief Joseph Cordeiro congratulated the three newly promoted officers, whom he described as men of integrity and honor and great assets to the department.

The chief said the key to success is “attitude, attitude, attitude. You need a strong, positive attitude.”

He reminded them of the importance of leading their officers with praise, picking them up when they are down and taking interest in their lives.

“Have high standards for yourself,” he urged the newly promoted officers. “You set the example for everyone else.”

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