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: Parking Control Officer (Tue-Sat 4PM to 12AM)

Parking Department

Performs duties required for the enforcement of all parking rules and regulations. Under supervision and instruction, tickets illegally parked vehicles on overtime meters. Tickets for violation of resident parking ordinance; violation of street cleaning ordinance and violation of snow plowing and removal ordinances and violation of all other restricted areas. Patrols assigned areas on foot. Use of a vehicle only as directed by Supervisor. Prepares reports related to enforcement duties. Performs related duties as required.


Education and Experience

  • Ability to read and write in English.
  • Ability to understand and interpret parking regulations and ordinances.
  • Ability to walk considerable distances daily. Ability to pass physical examination.
  • Must possess a valid current Class D drivers license.
  • Access to an automobile during all working hours.
  • Bi-lingual and/or bi-cultural experience helpful.

Physical and Mental Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Physical Skills: Position requires standing, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires both near and far vision and acute hearing. Additionally the position entails working outdoors, in all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold and incumbents may be exposed to fumes, dust and air containments. The need to lift, push and drag equipment weighing up to 25 pounds is also required.

Motor Skills: While performing the duties, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; interact with City staff and other organizations; and occasionally deal with dissatisfied or quarrelsome individuals.

Visual Skills: Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Application Procedure: 

This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to

City Hall HR 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.

Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL), written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250 or nbacci@somervillema.gov.

Full Time (Tuesday – Saturday 4:00PM-12:00AM)
$46,976.80 annual plus benefits
Application Start Date: 
Monday, October 18, 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.