Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Rockport

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


The following are currently available:

  • Public Health Nurse (Part-Time)
  • Parking Control Officers (4)

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.  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.


Full & Part-Time Positions

Part-Time Public Health Nurse (5-7hrs/wk approx.)
Must be a licensed Registered Nurse; experience in public health setting strongly desired
-Must have the ability to work on-site one weekday each week.
-Ability to establish and operate annual flu clinic(s), including recruiting volunteers.
-Serve as the primary point of contact for MAVEN system communications with MA Dept. of Public Health and carry out quarantine surveillance/monitoring and disease reporting requirements.
-Must have the ability to work closely with the community and build relationships.
-Must have the ability to organize emergency planning drills, including preparedness and availability to respond to emergencies off-hours.

For full job description, please contact this office via email (listed at top of page).
Position open until filled.



Seasonal Positions

Parking Control Officer (Civilian)

Number of Positions: 4

Planned Start Date: April 15, 2020

Planned End Date: November 15, 2020

Job Description:

A.        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 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 15th to November 15th each year. The Parking Control Officer is required to wear a departmental issued uniform and safety gear as designated by the police department.



            The Parking Control Officer is responsible for the following duties:

At the beginning of each shift obtain parking violation books to be utilized during the shift;

Check-in with the Rockport Police Department Desk Officer/Civilian Dispatcher for any relevant information pertaining to events taking place in Town or incidents that may impact parking and/or traffic;

Conduct parking enforcement by issuing parking violation notices for vehicles found to be in violation;

Educate the public as needed on the parking meter/kiosk operation;

Provide information to citizens who request to appeal a violation notice (ticket);

Enforce the parking laws and bylaws with reasonableness and impartiality in all areas of the community;

Report to the Rockport Police Department Dispatch Center any observed criminal activity or safety concerns while conducting parking enforcement;

Report to any meter/kiosk problems to the Dispatch Center for tracking and subsequent notification to the Parking Program Supervisor immediately;

Assist the Parking Program Supervisor with assigned tasks, and

Other duties as assigned.



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:


1 -Year Appointments:

Building Study Committee - 2 openings
Economic Development Committee - 3 openings
Green Community Task Force - 3 openings
Memorial Day Parade Committee - 2 openings
Millbrook Meadow Committee - 2 openings
Open Space & Recreation Committee - 6 openings
Thacher & Straitsmouth Islands Town Committee - 2 openings

3 -Year Appointments:

Council on Aging - 2 openings
Finance Committee - 1 opening
Government & Bylaw Committee - 1 opening
Harbor Advisory Committee - 1 opening
Rights of Way Committee - 1 opening

Updated: March 25, 2020