Career Opportunities

  • DPW Summer Employment (Seasonal, Up to 40 hours/week)
  • Building Custodian (Full-time, Benefitted)
  • Dispatcher – Police/Fire Signal Operator
  • Regional Social Worker – Town of Hamilton, Town of Rockport, Town of Essex & Town of Wenham


2022 DPW Summer Employment Opportunity

Seasonal employment positions with the Department of Public Works

Resumes are now being accepted, so apply today!

The Town of Hamilton, MA, Department of Public Works is seeking applicants with various levels of skills and experience for the 2022 Summer Employment Season. Primary responsibilities will include various public works seasonal tasks, including maintenance of the Town parks, cemetery, municipal buildings, grounds, and other related duties. Employment will be for a consecutive 12 week period to begin mid-May 2022. Positions are up to 40 hours per week, and compensation up to $18.00/hr. Interested candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and valid student identification. The successful candidate will be required to pass a pre-placement physical, background check, and drug screening as a condition of employment. To apply, please send a Town application to Dolores Sheehan at [email protected] . Employment applications can be found at www.townofhamiltonma.gov/employment application or at Hamilton Town Hall, 577 Bay Road.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: Up to $18.00 per hour


Towns of Hamilton and Wenham

Director of Assessing


The Town of Hamilton is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Assessing within the Towns of Hamilton and Wenham.  The successful candidate will manage the assessment process, supervise assessing office operations and staff in both communities, and ensure compliance with all DOR requirements and will perform a range of municipal finance functions, including but not limited to: valuation and assessment of real and personal property, perform field measurements and inspections, review applications for abatements and exemptions, provide information to property owners, maintain state mandated certification and revaluation standards, prepare tax recapitulation report for annual certification of tax rates, calculate new growth, negotiate settlements of outstanding tax appeals.  Candidate should also possess the management and interpersonal skills to effectively lead department personnel.  The Director of Assessing also attends the Board of Assessor’s meetings and assists in planning, developing, and maintaining appropriate systems.

Qualifications include: bachelor’s degree in related field required; five to seven years of experience in assessment administration, real estate appraisal, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Experience with Munis, Patriot Properties C.A.M.A. system and Massachusetts Accredited Assessor designation a plus.  Hiring salary range is $87,297-$90,833 per year with room for growth.  For a complete job description click here.

Please send letter of interest and resume to MichelleLee Maloney, HR Director at [email protected] or via mail to Hamilton Town Hall, P.O. Box 429, Hamilton, MA 01936, attention Finance Director.  Position open until filled preference given to resumes accepted by noon on July 15, 2022. AA/EOE.




Department of Public Works

Full – Time Building Custodian


The Town of Hamilton seeks a full-time Building Custodian to work 40 hr. /week, M-Th 5:30 am – 2:30 pm, and F 5:30 am – 11:30 am. Performs routine custodial duties and tasks such as vacuuming rugs, dusting, and wet mopping floors; empties trash and recycling containers; fills soap and other dispensers; inspects, sanitizes, and cleans restrooms daily. Performs routine maintenance work such as: stripping and waxing floors; performs minor building maintenance tasks such as carpentry, HVAC filter replacement and cleaning, painting, and changing light bulbs. Plans custodial work so that within reasonable periods on a rotating basis, all areas under his/her care receive a thorough cleaning; performs or manages periodic heavy cleaning as conditions require, such as stripping and buffing floors, shampooing carpets, cleaning windows, etc. Removes snow and controls icing conditions at the entrances and adjacent sidewalks during regular work hours, and on-call may be asked to plow roads, parking lots, etc. The Building Custodian will provide the DPW Administration Assistant with a list of cleaning supplies to order. Qualifications include a High School Diploma or GED, custodial experience desired, or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. Must be able to pass a background check to work in a confidential Police Department; a valid Massachusetts State issued CDL B license with airbrake endorsement is a plus. A complete job description can be found here. The hourly rate is set by a union contract with a starting range of $24.34 – $25.33/hr. DOQ. Additional benefits include:

  • Volunteered Flextime
  • Meal allowance every 4 hours beyond regular shift
  • Equally & Impartially distributed overtime
  • 17 weeks Snowplowing standby pay @ $210.00 per week
  • Sanding stipend @ $210.00 a week, based on a rotating weekly schedule
  • Optional on-call off-winter stipend @ $105.00 a week, based on a rotating weekly schedule
  • Town paid license renewals

Please send a Town application, cover letter, and resume to Michellelee Maloney, Human Resources Director at; [email protected]   or via mail to Hamilton Town Hall, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 429, Hamilton, MA 01936 by June 13th.






Dispatcher – Police/Fire Signal Operator



Full-Time: 40 hours

Salary Range: $24.23 – $25.20 DOQ

Job Posting End Date: Until filled

Town of Hamilton| Dispatcher – Police/Fire Signal Operator

The Town of Hamilton is seeking applications for a qualified for the full-time (40 hrs./week) benefitted Public Safety Dispatcher for Police, Fire, and EMS. The position is responsible for receiving 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency telephone calls, maintaining communications with police, fire, and EMS personnel via radio, and receiving walk-in reports from the general public. Other functions include providing Emergency Medical Dispatch instruction, listening skills, prioritizing, receiving, and transmitting fire alarms, deploying law enforcement, fire, ambulance personnel, and related equipment. Candidates seeking a career in emergency communications are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to applicants with CJIS, E911, Emergency Medical Dispatch, APCO PST1, CPR training and certification experience as a police dispatcher and/or fire alarm operator, knowledge of computer-aided dispatch systems. All applicants must successfully pass a background investigation and achieve certification in all of the above. Must be able to work odd hours, including overnight and holidays, perform shift work, and work periodic mandatory overtime. For a complete job description click here This is a civilian position.



To be considered for this vacancy, please reference job title and your last name in the subject line, and submit:

  1. Town of Hamilton General Application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Certifications, if applicable

Submit the above-mentioned information to: [email protected].   Email is the preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by in person or via mail, please send the required items to:


Human Resources

Town of Hamilton

577 Bay Road

Hamilton, MA 01982

Attn.: Michellelee Maloney, Director of Human Resources – Dispatcher

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  The Town of Hamilton does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, color, or disability in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.



Town of Hamilton, Town of Rockport,

Town of Essex & Town of Wenham

Regional Social Worker

Department Health Department

Reports to: Town Administrator/Town Manager

Position Status: Exempt

Weekly Hours: 35 Hours per week

Salary Classification: To $70,000 annually


Position Summary/Purpose:

The Regional Social Worker will provide critical community outreach for residents of the four towns; the Town of Hamilton, Town of Wenham, Town of Rockport and the Town of Essex. The Regional Social Worker will provide crisis intervention and information referral services for all residents, infants to seniors, as well as working with the two regional school districts as both an educational and mental health resource. The Regional Social Worker will work with the Boards of Health, the Regional Public Health Nurse and existing staff from each town, as well as leadership from the school districts, and applicable social service organizations to address the unique challenges of each community. This position, in addition to those already staffed by each town, will provide the four communities the necessary resources needed to effectively serve the public health needs of their residents that each would not be able to attain individually.


Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Town Administrator/Town Manager with additional guidance or the four member communities.

Supervision Given: Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and hire hourly employees.

Essential Job Functions:

· Provides information, referral and outreach services on various topics including shelter, food, employment, and health services access.

· Develops strong partnerships with community organizations/service providers

· Attends professional development programs and inter agency meetings to maintain knowledge of current programs and to promote HHS programs and services

· Develops and conducts programming

· Attend Board of Health meetings

· Leads support group meetings as assigned/needed

· Maintains active caseload of clients


Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years’ experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

· Must possess a valid, current license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or have extensive, documented experience as healthcare social worker in Massachusetts.

· Must have access to own transportation and ability to travel throughout region.

· Must be competent in use of Microsoft Office and have experience using electronic health record programs.

· Must be physically able to bend, lift 20 pounds, and move up and down stairs.

· Must have current CPR and First Aid certification.

Desired Professional Qualifications & Experience –

· Current Massachusetts Social Work License

· CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of hire and continually maintained thereafter

· Valid driver’s licensed

· Work may include evenings, weekends and holiday

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Maloney, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: [email protected] Subject: Regional Social Worker – Health. The position is open until filled.