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Submitted: 10/15/2018
I am scraping jobs into a que database and in the description field I keep getting these characters showing up.

Anyone know how get the text without the characters:

Full-time Assistant DPW Director. Duties include, but are not limited to, administrative and supervisory assistance to the Director of Public Works. Perform day-to-day field management and administration of the Public Works Department, including Highway, Water, Sewer, and Solid Waste. Delegate and oversee job assignments and responsibilities to department supervisors. Must have excellent planning and organizational skills, report writing skills and strong computer knowledge. Knowledge of Massachusetts procurement laws, preferred, but not required. Hours: Mon ? Fri 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Salary: $80,000 ? $90,000/yr DOEQ.


Bachelor?s degree in civil engineering, or closely related field preferred; five years of increasingly responsible experience in public works, including three years of management responsibility; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special requirements:

  • Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver?s License, with air brake endorsement or the ability to obtain within one year of employment;
  • Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer?s 2B License or the ability to obtain within one year of employment;
  • Massachusetts Drinking Water Supply Facilities Grade 2 Distribution License, preferred; Massachusetts Drinking Water Supply Facilities Grade 1 Treatment License, preferred

Job description and application are available on town website at, Human Resources, or email Applications will be accepted through Oct. 26. EOE.

Replied: 10/16/2018 10:43:23 PM
The black diamonds characters with a question mark inside them..

All of the proposals are due on or before November 23, 2018 at 2pm.  Each proposal will be evaluated by the appropriate staff.  Three (3) bidders may be placed on a ?short list? and MAY be asked to come in for an interview. If so the bidders that are selected to come in for an interview may be asked to submit additional information.  You will be notified within one (1) week prior to the interview date of any additional information that will be needed from our office.  We reserve the right to ask for clarification or additional information contained so that a fair and comprehensive evaluation of all proposals can be conducted. If only 3 bids are received, the City reserves the right to terminate this process and begin again or to choose from the 3 submissions.
Replied: 10/17/2018 12:16:19 PM

Hi Ray,

Can you give me a sample link or attach your agent here?? If we based on the one that you posted here, it could be difficult to translate the question mark into the original state. If we use a replace method, the question mark has many different characters to represent. The last option is to just remove them.

Best regards,

Replied: 10/16/2018 10:45:02 PM
 ? short list ? 
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