Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Rockport

Human Resources Department 
Mitchell Vieira, Assistant Town Administrator & Director of Human Resources
34 Broadway, Rockport MA 01966
HumanResources@rockportma.gov
Employment@rockportma.gov

Jobs:

The following are currently available:

  •   Public Properties Skilled Craftsman/Laborer
  •   Parking Program Supervisor
  •   Lifeguards (12 Positions)
  •   Swim Program Director
  •   Civilian Parking Control Officer (3 Positions)
  •   Police Officer - Lateral Transfer - Civil Service
  •   Full-Time Civilian Dispatcher Position
  •   Per Diem Civilian Dispatcher

Click here for employment application.

Please see further details on the jobs below.  All completed applications should be submitted to Human Resources at the above email address (preferred) or in person at the above address unless otherwise noted below.

Please note that all positions must undergo CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information) checks. Please clearly indicate the correct title of the position that you are applying for on the application where requested.

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DPW Public Properties Skilled Craftsman/Laborer

Pay Rate: $17.75-$19.93 per hour
Closing Date: March 16, 2017 4PM

Under the supervision of the Public Property Division Foreman, performs routine tasks and special assignments that are in area of responsibility of the Public Property Division.  Assignments may include performing rubbish pickups, planting trees, operating large mowers, performing landscaping work, performing repair tasks, installing signs, performing tasks relating to Christmas decorations, operating sanding and snow plow equipment, driving dump trucks and performing manual labor.  Occasionally will be assigned to help support other tasks that are in the area of responsibility of other DPW Divisions.  Position requires ability to pass a medical exam and ongoing, random drug screenings.

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Parking Program Supervisor

Pay Rate: $13,000 stipend
Closing Date: March 24, 2017 Noon

The composition of work involved as the Parking Program Supervisor involves the supervision of Parking Control Officer(s); considerable walking and standing for extended periods of time; lifting and carrying of parking meter equipment; working in inclement weather; exposure to hazards and working in the proximity of moving vehicles, and requires normal color vision. The Parking Program Supervisor will be required to maintain a flexible schedule with work hours during days, evenings, and weekends from late February until November 1st each year. The Parking Program Supervisor is required to wear a departmental issued uniform and safety gear as designated by the police department.

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Lifeguards (12 Positions)

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour
Closing Date: March 24, 2017

The composition of work involved as a Lifeguard involves strenuous activity coupled with the responsibility for public safety in a beach setting; considerable walking, standing, sitting, for extended periods of time and moderate swimming and running based upon emergency situations; lifting and carrying of equipment; working in hot weather and beach conditions for extended periods of time, and exposure to hazards. The Lifeguard will be required to maintain a flexible schedule with work availability based on need, seven days a week between the hours of 10:00am and 4:45pm. The Lifeguard is required to wear a departmental issued uniform and safety gear as designated by the police department while performing their job.

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Civilian Parking Control Officer (3 Positions)

Pay Rate: $11.91/hour
Closing Date: March 24, 2017 Noon

The composition of work involved as the Parking Control Officer (Civilian Position) involves the enforcement of parking laws and by-laws as established by Massachusetts General Laws and the Town of Rockport Board of Selectmen on public ways and parking lots.  The position of Parking Control Officer is established in MGL Chapter 147 S 10F. This position is restricted by MGL Chapter 90 S20A to only enforcing parking violations. The Parking Control Officer has no authority to enforce criminal law. The Parking Control Officer is under the direction, control, and supervision of the Parking Program Supervisor and the on-shift RPD Officer-in-Charge.  The Parking Control Officer is guided by the Rockport Police Department Rules/Regulations and Policy/Procedure manuals. 

The position involves extensive walking and standing for long periods of time; lifting and carrying of parking violation books and occasionally the carrying of equipment related to the Parking Program to include but not limited to signage; working in inclement weather; exposure to hazards and working in the proximity of moving vehicles; continuous interaction with the community, and requires normal color vision. The Parking Control Officer will be required to maintain a flexible schedule with work hours during days, evenings, and weekends from April 1st to November 1st each year. The Parking Control Officer is required to wear a departmental issued uniform and safety gear as designated by the police department.

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Swim Program Director

Closing Date: March 24, 2017 Noon

Start: July 1         End: August 12
Hours: As Determined by Recreation Director
Hourly Rate: $28.00
 

Description: Responsible for running swim program, reports directly to Summer Fun Director. Supervises swim counselors, responsible for planning swim classes. Must be certified lifeguard and knowledge of the Red Cross swim levels required. Must be CPR & First Aid certified. 

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Police Officer Lateral Transfer - Civil Service

Town of Rockport

Full-Time Civil Service Lateral Transfer Police Officer

The Rockport Police Department seeks highly motivated, community-oriented police officers for lateral transfer to this Department. Applicants must have Civil Service status under Chapter 31 and be eligible for transfer. Applicants must have successfully completed a MPTC full-time police academy, possess strong problem solving abilities, and have effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates will be subjected to an extensive background investigation, medical evaluation, and psychological screening.

The Town of Rockport is located on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula, approximately forty miles northeast of Boston.  The Town is home to six beaches, two islands, several quarries, as well as Halibut Point State Park. The year round population is approximately 7,000 residents which increases to over 18,000 during the summer season. The police department has an authorized strength of seventeen (17) full-time sworn officers, six (6) permanent intermittent officers, and one (1) full-time dispatcher. The department has established an Honor Guard, Community Outreach Unit, and provides opportunities for career enhancement through selected training courses.

Minimum starting salary $50,099 and commensurate with experience thereafter plus longevity to qualified applicants and a generous benefits package. Applications can be downloaded by clicking here or picked up at the Rockport Police Department located at 168 Main Street, Rockport, MA.

The Town of Rockport is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should forward a completed application, cover letter, and resume to:

Chief John Horvath
Rockport Police Department
168 Main Street
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Applications will be accepted until further notice.

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Full-Time Civilian Dispatcher Position

Rockport Police Department, Rockport, MA is accepting applications for a Full-Time Civilian Dispatcher position for a combined Police, Fire, & EMS communications center. The work hours for this position are on the Night Shift from 12:00am – 8:00am through a rotating schedule of 4 days on followed by 2 days off.

Responsibilities include receiving emergency and non-emergency calls through the E-911 system, determining appropriate level of response, and dispatching public safety personnel clearly and calmly. A complete job description will be provided to applicants and is available upon request. High School Diploma/GED Required, Associates Degree Preferred. Applications are being accepted at Rockport Police Headquarters, 168 Main Street or from Sherry Naugler - Email, until the position is filled.  Starting hourly rate is $15.61.  EOE/AA.

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Per Diem Civilian Dispatcher Position 

Rockport Police Department, Rockport, MA is accepting applications for a per diem Civilian Dispatcher position for a combined Police, Fire, & EMS communications center. Responsibilities include receiving emergency and non-emergency calls through the E-911 system, determining appropriate level of response, and dispatching public safety personnel clearly and calmly. A complete job description will be provided to applicants and is available upon request. High School Diploma/GED Required, Associates Degree Preferred. Applications are available at Rockport Police Headquarters, 168 Main Street or from Sherry Naugler - Email, until June 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.  Starting hourly rate is $15.61.  EOE/AA.

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Volunteer Opportunities:

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. The Town has the following volunteer opportunities and committee/board vacancies available. For more information or to inquire about these openings, please contact Debbie Powers in the Town Administrator's Office by clicking here:

The Town currently has the following volunteer opportunities; we hope these may be of interest to you and we hope you'll consider volunteering with the Town:

Boards/Committees/Commissions

Individual Contributors

Community Development / Housing Projects
Public Parking and Public Transportation

1 -Year Appointments:

Ad-Hoc Committee on Town Water Supply - 2 openings
Economic Development Committee - 2 openings
MBTA Planning Advisory Board - 2 openings
Memorial Day Parade Committee - 1 opening
Millbrook Meadow Committee - 2 openings
Open Space & Recreation Committee - 5 openings
Thacher & Straitsmouth Islands Town Committee - 1 opening
Town Art Committee - 1 opening

3-Year Appointments:

Finance Committee - 1 opening
Harbor Advisory Committee - 2 opening
Historical Commission/Historic District Commission - 1 opening
Insurance Committee - 2 opening

Rights of Way Committee - 3 openings
Town Government & By-Law Committee - 1 openings