Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Rockport

Human Resources Department 
Mitchell Vieira, Interim Town Administrator
34 Broadway, Rockport MA 01966


The following are currently available:

  • Police Officer - Lateral Transfer - Civil Service
  • Lifeguard (6 positions)
  • Parking Control Officer (2 positions)

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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.  No Phone Calls.

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.



Planned Start Date: June 6, 2018

Planned End Date: September 3, 2018

Summary:  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 situation; 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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Parking Control Officer (Civilian)

Planned Start Date: April 15, 2018

Planned End Date: January 2, 2019

Summary:  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 S 20A to only enforcing parking violations.  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/Procedures 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 inlement weather; exposure to hazards and working int he 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 15th to January 2nd 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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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.


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:


Individual Contributors:

Community Development / Housing Projects
Public Parking and Public Transportation - 2 openings

1 -Year Appointments:

Ad-Hoc Committee on Town Water Supply - 2 openings
Building Study Committee - 3 openings
DPW Building Committee - 4 openings
Green Community Task Force - 2 openings
Millbrook Meadow Committee - 1 opening
Open Space & Recreation Committee - 6 openings
Thacher & Straitsmouth Islands Town Committee - 3 openings
Traffic & Parking Committee - 1 opening

3 -Year Appointments:

Community Preservation Committee - 1 opening
Council on Aging - 2 openings
Government & Bylaw Committee - 3 openings
Harbor Advisory Committee - 1 opening