About the City of Somerville

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents. The City of Somerville values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout our hiring practices; these values are embedded in our mission and work environment—furthermore, we encourage applications from a diverse range of professional experiences and skillsets. We embrace and encourage an innovative, empowering, and collaborative workplace culture in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The City also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work-life balance. Not only is Somerville a “Model City,” as termed by The Boston Globe, it is also a model employer.


  • Now Hiring: Crossing Guard

Police Department

Crossing guards provide essential public safety by ensuring safe student crossing at intersections along the routes to school.

  • Uniforms and on-the-job training provided
  • Access to a motor vehicle is preferred but not required
  • Work both mornings and afternoons based on school year calendar
  • Must pass a pre-employment CORI and drug screen
Application Procedure: 

Applications are available at, and must be submitted to, the Somerville City Hall Personnel Office. You can also email resumes along with a statement of interest. Please direct any questions to School Safety Officer Joseph Teves at (617) 625-1600 x7248 or jteves@police.somerville.ma.us.

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Part Time (Mornings and Afternoons)
$38.12 per day
Application Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Required

To better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Exemptions and/or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the City of Somerville Human Resources Department on a case-by-case basis. Learn more at somervillema.gov/HR/COVID19.