DPW - Highway

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents alike. If you are looking for a culture that embraces innovation, empowerment, and collaborative involvement, Somerville not only embraces these talents, but encourages them. Creative, hands on collaboration with passionate dedication are at the core of the City’s workplace culture.  Challenging and fast paced, Somerville also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work life balance. Not only is it a “Model City”, as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.

Under direction of the Highway Yard Foreman or his agents, operates any piece of motor driven equipment including sweepers, trucks, snow fighters, front end loaders, and backhoes, in a proper and safe manner in order to perform all assigned work.  Loads and unloads trucks; picks up and hauls material; plows and sands highways; greases, oils and cleans equipment and performs minor maintenance; performs unskilled labor duties of which the following are typical examples: digging holes, trenches and other excavations; shoveling materials and leveling areas; operating jackhammers and compaction equipment; loading and unloading materials; emptying barrels and cleaning litter and debris from streets, runways, parking lots; mowing grass, trimming shrubs/small trees using hand or powered equipment; removing snow/ice using manual or small powered equipment; spreading sand on icy areas; using small hand tools, i.e. shovels, picks, axes, saws, heavy wrenches and small power tools.  Performs all other duties that may be assigned.

This is a safety sensitive position. 

  • Ability to receive and interpret written and verbal instructions from supervisors and to give written and verbal reports to supervisors.
  • Must have ability to use tools of trade in a workmanlike manner.
  • Must possess valid Class B Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license with a CDL.
  • Must possess a valid Hoist Engineer Class 2B License.
  • Must have a safe driving record.
  • Must be in good health and capable of hard physical work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Must possess proven history of dependability due to nature of work.
  • Must pass a practical test.
Application Procedure: 

Send your resume and cover letter by August 14, 2018 to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: [email protected]

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.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].

Full Full Time; 4pm-12am
$845.67 plus 10%
Application Start Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Application End Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018