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Police Officers and Firefighters
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.
Somerville Retirement Board
Job postings for the Somerville Retirement Board are posted in a blue banner at the top of somervillema.gov/retirement when available.
Lunch Attendants and Cafeteria Workers
If you wish to apply for a Lunch Attendant or Cafeteria Worker position in Somerville, please follow the instructions below:
- Go to http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/?employer=16902
- Click on the position you are applying for
- Click "Apply for this job"
- Select "Sign up" to create a new profile, follow prompts and answer questions completely
- Once your profile is complete click "submit application"
Should you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact Human Resources at 617-629-5230.
If you are interested working as a School Crossing Guard, please complete an application (click here) and return it to the Somerville City Hall Personnel Office at 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Applications are also available at the City Hall Personnel Office and you are welcome to come in anytime during business hours. The application will be logged in and forwarded to the Police Department for review. You will be contacted by Officer Joseph Teves if a personal interview is desired. You may call Officer Teves directly at