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:

  •   Police Officer - Lateral Transfer - Civil Service
  • GIS Program Manager
  • Police Department Office Manager

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.

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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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GIS Program Manager

Opening Date:           January 30, 2018
Closing Date:             February 23, 2018 12PM                                                 

LOCATION:             Department of Public Works

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Town of Rockport is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to fill the full time, benefitted position of GIS Program Manager in the Department of Public Works.  Position reports to the Assistant Director of Public Works. Duties include but are not limited to: responsible for the development, installation, and management of the Town's geographic information and asset management systems; oversee and administer the daily operation of the Town's geographic information and asset management systems, including the administration of all hardware and software systems and administration and maintenance of all GIS databases, including but not limited to ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, Trimble Pathfinder Office, and VueWorks asset management software.  Candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s desirable) in Geography, Geographic Information Science, or relevant field with two-four years of progressive experience in GIS, cartography, or computer mapping preferably with municipal GIS field surveying and asset management experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.  GISP designation highly desirable.  Full job description available upon request.

The selected candidate will possess the following traits and skills:

  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly assimilate to changing priorities during the course of a workday and successfully accomplish established goals
  • Excellent prioritizing and time management skills
  • Ability to function both independently and within collaborative team environment
  • Exceptional quality and integrity of work within compressed timelines
  • High level of professionalism as an ambassador for the department of public works
  • More than ordinary courtesy and tact when dealing with all parties

Finalists for the position must undergo a CORI check.  This position is considered “essential” and may be required to respond to after-hours emergencies, including snow storms, as directed & necessary for the proper functioning of the department.

 Salary: $66,000.- $69,000. DOQ/E.  Send cover letter, resume, & 3 references (required) to: Mitchell Vieira, Assistant Town Administrator & Director of Human Resources, at employment@rockportma.gov or 34 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966, by February 23, 2018 at 12PM.

Anticipated Start Date: Late March, 2018

No Phone Calls.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.      

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Police Department Office Manager

Opening Date:           January 30, 2018
Closing Date:             Open until filled; priority given to completed application packages received by February 23, 2018 12PM                                               

LOCATION:             Police Department

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Town of Rockport is seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to fill the full time, benefitted position of Office Manager for the Rockport Police Department.  Position reports to the Chief of Police. Duties include but are not limited to: Wide variety of projects and assignments related to the administrative functions of the police department such as – Payroll, Billing, Invoices, File Management, Grants Management, Public Records Request Administration, Community Outreach, Vendors and Sub-Contractors and Correspondence. Also responsible to schedule meetings and interact with the public and private sector for dealings with the Chief of Police. A College Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or comparable area is preferable; or an appropriate combination of education and experience to carry out the required functions. A minimum of 5 years of successful performance in an office environment is required, demonstrating proficiency in administrative duties and responsibilities. The selected candidate will possess the following traits and skills:

  • Trustworthy and dependable
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computers, the use of Microsoft Office Products, and social media
  • Ability to quickly assimilate to changing priorities during the course of a workday and successfully accomplish established goals
  • Excellent prioritizing and time management skills
  • Ability to function both independently and within collaborative team environment
  • Exceptional quality and integrity of work within compressed timelines
  • High level of professionalism as an ambassador for the police department
  • More than ordinary courtesy and tact when dealing with all parties

Finalists for the position must undergo an extensive background investigation.

 Salary: $44,000 DOQ/E.  Send cover letter, resume, & 3 references (required) to: Mitchell Vieira, Assistant Town Administrator & Director of Human Resources, at employment@rockportma.gov or 34 Broadway, Rockport, MA 01966, by February 23, 2018 at 12PM.

Anticipated Start Date: Mid-May, 2018

No Phone Calls.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.             

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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 - 2 openings

1 -Year Appointments:

Ad-Hoc Committee on Town Water Supply - 2 openings
Green Community Task Force - 1 opening
Memorial Day Parade Committee - 2 opening
Millbrook Meadow Committee - 2 openings
Open Space & Recreation Committee - 6 openings
Rights of Way Committee - 1 opening
Thacher & Straitsmouth Islands Town Committee - 3 opening
Traffic & Parking Committee - 1 opening

3 -Year Appointments:

Council on Aging - 2 openings
Government & Bylaw Committee - 2 openings
Harbor Advisory Committee - 3 openings
Insurance Committee - 2 openings