The City of Somerville fills vacant positions of Police Officers and Firefighters through the Massachusetts Human Resources Division, Civil Service Unit as required by the State of Massachusetts. For more information on Civil Service testing or to apply for a test, please go to mass.gov/civilservice (or click here)
Police Officers and Firefighters are employed through the Massachusetts Human Resources Division, Civil Service Unit as needed. After the examination and certification of candidates by the Massachusetts Resources Division, which give preference to Veterans, the City of Somerville utilizes the Residency Preference system allowed by the Massachusetts law for new hires to police officer and firefighter positions. Preference is given to candidates who reside in Somerville for one year prior to the date of the civil service examination. Veterans Preference is provided for appointment to Civil Service positions to veterans as per the Massachusetts Civil Service System.
Lunch Attendants and Cafeteria Workers
Lunch Attendant and Cafeteria Worker are employed as necessary. These positions are based on date of application rather than on a written examination. Candidates are considered for employment in the order of the date of their application with the City of Somerville.If you wish to apply for a Lunch Attendant or Cafeteria Worker position in Somerville, please complete an application (click here) and return it to Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143.The application will be assigned a Labor Service Number and forwarded to the School Department.
Crossing Guards are employed as necessary.If you are interested in this position, please complete an application (click here) and return it to Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. The application will be logged in and forwarded to the Police Department for review. You will be contacted if a personal interview is desired.