Cheshire County SealEmployment Opportunities

 

 

 


 

Cheshire County is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

For all positions, except where noted, contact
Wendy Hurley
HR Manager
(603) 399-7317
whurley@co.cheshire.nh.us

Forward resumes and applications to:
Wendy Hurley
201 River Road
Westmoreland,
NH  03467

Fax
(603)
399-7369

Application Form
(PDF format)

Print form, complete it and send to the above address.

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Cheshire County

County Administrator

Position Title:  County Administrator           Department:  Commissioners Office 

Reports to:  Board of Commissioners                                                 Date:  March 2, 2015

 GENERAL SUMMARY: 

The County Administrator is the administrative representative of the Board of Cheshire County Commissioners with the public, other governmental agencies, elected officials and the departments and personnel of Cheshire County. The person in this position provides technical support and guidance to the Board and provides advice to the Board in the areas of policy development, program evaluation, public communications, budgetary process, personnel management, data processing and emergency management functions and from time to time to make such recommendations to the Board of Commissioners as the County Administrator may deem appropriate. The position includes responsibilities for consultation with and provision of assistance to elected officials and Departmental managers in the execution of their duties and the presentation of reports on Departmental operations at the request of the Board of Commissioners. The position also includes, as a primary duty, the oversight of preparation of annual budgets for County departments (including those of elected officials) and agencies, oversight of their development and oversight of their execution throughout the budget cycle. The County Administrator  serves as liaison between the Board of Commissioners, elected officials and the departments of County government within County Government and serves as the Public Information Officer at the request of the Board of Commissioners in coordination with affected department managers and elected officials.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNTIONS;

·       Attends regular and special meetings of the commissioners and Cheshire County Delegation as they shall require

·       Keep full and complete records of the commissioners’ office and its meetings. Prepares agenda, ensures that minutes of meetings are kept and distributed in accordance with County Policy

·       Provide a synopsis of  reports or meetings for publication if requested by the board of commissioners and in accordance with NH Law

·       Provide the commissioners an objective view of the needs of the County within the scope of the position’s authority

·       Prepares public notices when required

·       Prepares press releases when required

·       Regularly meets with elected officials and department managers to keep abreast of departmental operations and to obtain information to familiarize the Board of Commissioners on ongoing operations and anticipated problems and issues.

·       Ensures the maintenance of all official records in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements and that County personnel policies are followed in all departments of the County government.

·       The County Administrator briefs the Board of Commissioners on pertinent issues and then makes certain that the Board’s decisions are carried out.

·       Compiles and publishes the County’s annual report in accordance with NH law

·       From time to time, at the request of the Board of Commissioners or a department manager,  conducts bidding processes and present results to the Board of Commissioners for decision

·       Is responsible for the preparation of the County budget to the Board of Commissioners and the County Delegation and is responsible for oversight of the expenditure of all appropriated funds, grant funds, special purpose funds and other funds and assets of the county.

·       Additional primary duties may be added by the Board of Commissioners from time to time for the overall good of the County and enhancement of the position

·       The County Administrator is required to assist and advise all elected officials and County department managers at all times in the event of emergency, and in so doing may, with the advise and consent of the Board of Commissioners, authorize elected officials and  department managers to render such assistance to constituent towns of the County as may  be within the capacity of county government.

·       Facilitates access of elected officials and department managers to the Board of Commissioners and presents elected officials and departmental issues and requests to the Board at the request of  elected officials and departmental managers, provided that direct access to the Board by any elected officials and departmental manager shall not be denied.

·       Provides ongoing reviews of county operations to the Board of Commissioners and from time to time proposes to the Board of Commissioners changes to existing programs and services or new programs as may enhance their efficiency and effectiveness or better serve the interests of the people of Cheshire County.

·       Reviews and makes recommendations to the commissioners on necessary policy changes

·       Serves, along with other appropriate designated County officers, as the representative of the Board of Commissioners on collective bargaining bodies, transmits the Boards proposals and requirements of the various parties to the Board.

·       From time to time recommends to the Board of Commissioners the engagement of such outside services and may be required by the County and, upon their engagement, oversees their work on behalf of the County and reports his observations to the Board.

·       Interacts with governmental, community, business leaders and citizens as required

·       Serves as point of resource and guidance on a daily basis for the County’s Department Managers

·       Works with elected and appointed officials to resolve issues of mutual concern and to develop harmonious working relationships in order to provide optimum service

·       Monitors trends in wage, salary and benefits to ensure equity and stability in the County work force

·       Reviews employee grievances, assembles appropriate grievance documentation from the grievant and responding department for presentation to the Board of Commissioners as required by County policies and appropriate statutes.

·       Develops long-range capital programs, including estimates of projected revenues and expenditures.  Coordinates planning with elected and appointed officials for long-range space and building needs

·       Maintains effective communication and liaison with the County legislative Delegation

·       Performs other tasks and assignments as directed by the board of commissioners

·       At the direction of the board, develops plans to attract new developments to the County 

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE / TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 

·       Bachelors degree and advanced degrees preferred.

·       Experience in County or relevant local government, knowledge, training or experience in county government functions preferred

·       Relevant knowledge of governmental finance, budgeting, bonding, grant writing and controls, accounting, risk management, private health insurance operations.

·       Experience in the design, construction, oversight and maintenance of large governmental buildings and in the supervision of construction contracts .

·       Ability to manage multiple priorities and programs simultaneously and to delegate and supervise varying tasks.

·       Patience, tact, and understanding when working with staff, the media, elected officials or the public

·       Flexibility to adapt to changing conditions and the various details of the position

·       Ability to act as a respectable ambassador for the commissioners at all times  

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc. 

May use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. 

More than half of time spent in normal office setting.

Application Deadline is March 31, 2015

Salary Range $77,000 - $95,000

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  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.

 

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

 

 

Please contact Wendy Hurley, HR Manager at (603) 399-7317

Email: whurley@co.cheshire.nh.us or Mail/Fax your resume & cover letter to:
HR Dept., 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH, 03467
Fax (603) 399-7369.
www.co.cheshire.nh.us EOE


Maplewood Nursing Home

Licensed Nursing Assistant - Full Time/Various Shifts

Under the supervision of the LPN Charge Nurse or Staff Nurse, provides basic resident care and assists in the maintenance of the unit environment.

Follows facility policies and procedures and the standards of the Nurse Practice Act of New Hampshire.

Duties require knowledge of nursing assistance equivalent to completion of a high school diploma plus additional courses and up to one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be registered as a Licensed Nurse Assistant by the State of New Hampshire.



 Staff RN/LPN - Various Shifts

Under the direction of the Nurse Manager or RN Supervisor, responsible for performing clinical and administrative duties on assigned floor.

Supports the Nurse Manager or RN Supervisor in maintaining standards of resident care and maintaining policies and protocols to meet OBRA regulations for long term care.

Duties require knowledge of nursing equivalent to completion of an applicable Nursing Program.

Must be licensed by the State of New Hampshire Board of Nursing.
Must be thoroughly oriented to all facility policies and agree to comply with all facility policies.
Must attend mandatory in-services and retain registration with the State of New Hampshire.
 


MNA

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the charge nurse, assists with routine prescribed medication administration and documentation in accordance with established nursing standards, and the policies, procedures, and practices of this facility.  Administers PRN medications upon the instruction of the delegating licensed nurse. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·        Receive report at the beginning of shift with nurses. 
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Prepare, administer and chart oral, topical, suppository, nasal, ocular, and otc medications, as prescribed by the physician, and as directed by the delegating licensed nurse through shift assignment and Medication Administration Record (MAR).
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Document administration on the MAR.
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Administer PRN medications as prescribed by the physician, only as directed by the delegating licensed nurse. Delegating licensed nurse must be available to monitor the effects on the resident.  Documents same on MAR. 

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

·        Duties require knowledge of nursing assistance equivalent to completion of a high school diploma plus additional courses and up to one year of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
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Must be registered as a Licensed Nurse Assistant by the State of New Hampshire.
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Must have successfully completed a state approved Medication Nursing Assistant Program.

 

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.


Department: Assisted Living

Job Title: PCA
Rate of pay:
Grade 2T $10.05*
Job Status:
Permanent
Shift Hours:
1 Full Time Position: 11:00pm-7:00am, 32 hrs/wk

           
         1 Part Time Position: 7:00am-3:00pm, every Sat. and Mon. 16 hrs/wk (12/16/2014)

               

Cheshire County has an opening for a PCA in the Assisted Living Facility at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland.

Gives prompt and efficient personal care and assistance to residents under the direction of the Administrator or On Call ALF Nurse.

Will be responsible for:

·        Answering resident call lights, and various other duties.

·        Charts required information and signs/dates entries.

·        Give and receives report from the off going shift.  Reports to ALF Administrator or On-Call Nurse

Assists in maintaining good public relations with staff, management, residents and the public

Please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378 for an application and further information.

*Prior County experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay.


The Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office

is looking for

 Police Communications Specialists

Candidates should be available for shifts on days, nights and weekends.  On call personnel train for eventual part time/ full time employment as positions open. Requires operating complex communications system and the ability to communicate professionally and effectively with the public.  Excellent multi-tasking, typing, and listening skills are required.  Must be able to demonstrate tact and calmness in stressful situations. High School graduate with associate degree or equivalent experience with some police and/or public safety/emergency dispatching preferred. Candidates must pass a battery of tests to be considered.  Successful candidate must pass be able to pass a thorough background check and polygraph examination.

Various On Call Positions Available!

 

Interested applicants must pick up an application at the:

Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office, Located in the Cheshire County Superior Court Building

12 Court Street
Keene, NH
  03431

Between 8am and 4pm

 E.O.E.



Cheshire County
located in Keene NH seeks a

Cultural and Linguistic Competency (CLC) Coordinator

To assist in the planning process of a System of Care

 

Part-time, 20 hr/wk, temporary, grant funded position until 9/29/15

Reports to the System of Care Project Manager

 

The CLC coordinator will assist with the infusion of cultural and linguistic competence within a seamless System of Care for children with serious emotional disturbances. The CLC coordinator is a team leader with a key decision-making role. He/she will be a resource and provide guidance to the expansion team and will serve on the system of care steering committee to ensure culturally and linguistically competent practices in all aspects of the system of care.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

• Knowledge of cultural and linguistic competence principles and concepts

• Knowledge of organizational change principles and concepts

• Knowledge of systems of care and wraparound philosophy and practice, community based services and supports with an orientation to family-driven, youth guided and culturally relevant systems and services

• Knowledge of the National CLAS Standards

• Bi/multilingual applicants encouraged to apply

 

Prior Experience Required:

• 3 years’ experience with community-based behavioral health systems

• Experience in promoting cultural and linguistic competence or related tasks such as diversity trainer or multicultural coordinator

• Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, sociology, education, psychology, anthropology or other relative field

 

Please contact Wendy Hurley, HR Manager at (603) 399-7317

Email: whurley@co.cheshire.nh.us or Mail/Fax your resume & cover letter to HR Dept., 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH, 03467 Fax (603) 399-7369. www.co.cheshire.nh.us EOE

 


ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY

The Cheshire County Attorney’s Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant County Attorney in the Circuit Court Regional Prosecution Program. Experience preferred. NH Bar membership required.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

 Chris McLaughlin
Cheshire County Attorney
Attn: Wendy Hurley
201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467. 



Department:
Facilities - KEENE
Job Title: Maintenance Worker II
Rate of Pay: Grade 5T  $12.38*
Job Status: Permanent
Shift Hours: 1 Full Time Position: 7:00am-3:00pm, 40 hrs/wk

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, responsible for maintaining and repairing buildings, grounds, and equipment for the County, ensuring that buildings are in good repair and free of hazards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

·        Performs building maintenance, repair, and renovations, including carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and painting work.

·        Maintains exterior grounds, including mowing, raking leaves, weeding, and planting flowers and shrubs.

·        Installs, repairs, replaces, and renovates plumbing and electrical fixtures and broken equipment; performs paint and repair work.

·        Performs routine and unscheduled maintenance on boiler, heating systems, pumps, generators, and other County equipment.

·       Ensures safety precautions are followed at all times during the performance of work duties.

 

 SKILLS/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING REQUIRED:

Duties require knowledge of mechanical, plumbing, electrical, maintenance work, and operations equivalent to completion of a high school diploma along with advanced courses from a two year college or technical school and one to three years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Must possess a valid State of New Hampshire driver’s license

Working knowledge of the methods, work standards, practices, tools, and materials used in the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical trades

 

For more information on this position, please contact Stephanie Jardine in Human Resources at 399-7378.

*Prior County experience or like experience may be considered when setting the rate of pay.



Cheshire County Finance Department

 Now Hiring!

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Compliance Assistant – Cheshire County Finance Department is looking to fill a new full-time ACA Compliance Assistant position. Responsibilities include: staying abreast of Health Care Reform laws, tracking of benefits for compliance and reporting purposes, administering the County’s employee benefits and self- insurance plan as well as promotion of health and wellness initiatives.

 Applicant must have great communication and analytical skills, be a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once, prepared to meet ongoing deadlines with a great deal of accuracy. Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel). Duties require knowledge of benefit administration and familiarity with healthcare reform and Cobra laws. Candidates should have an Associate's Degree and one to three years of benefits administrative related experience.

 Starting pay $16.97/hr. 

Please send cover letter and resume to Wendy Hurley, Human Resources Manager, Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, NH 03467 or email whurley@co.cheshire.nh.us. tel 603-399-7317, fax 603-399-4429. EOE



Cheshire County is accepting applications for a

Full-time Information Technology Specialist.

 

This entry-level position reports to the IT Director and has significant responsibility to support all network, workstation, telephone, office automation systems, and users in all County departments. Duties range from basic user assistance to network design with significant opportunity to learn on the job. Associate degree or equivalent knowledge and one to three years of hands-on experience in a LAN/WAN environment is required.  Knowledge of Windows 2012R2, domains,
networking, and Hyper-V is a plus.

 

For further information and a complete job description, please contact Robert Hummel, IT Director, at 603-355-3034. Resumes to itadmin@co.cheshire.nh.us or IT Department, 12 Court Street Room 155, Keene, NH 03431. EOE