City Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the City of Watertown!

We are delighted that you have chosen to express an interest in public service and our community. We hope you will enjoy a long and successful career with us.
 
We are full-service municipal government. The Watertown Police and Fire departments work around the clock to ensure the safety and security of our community. The Public Works department ensures our roadways and transportation facilities are updated and maintained. The free Watertown Library welcomes all visitors to peruse the facility for their events, meetings, and many engagements. The Senior Service Center plays an important part in our senior community by encouraging and implementing programs for the benefit of the local community. These are just a few of the many services that Watertown provides.
 
Explore the position(s) we have to offer, and we wish you all the best in your job search!

City Jobs

All city jobs are posted to this website and advertised online. You may visit or contact the Human Resources Department to inquire about job opportunities. The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer. View available positions below. When applying for a position, please submit this fillable Application for Employment (PDF) and include a resume and/or cover letter via email: recruiting@watertown-ma.gov or fax: 1-617-923-8195.

All positions are considered open until filled unless otherwise specified.

Permanent Positions

PositionDepartmentCompensationBenefit EligiblePosting Date
Associate Assessor (PDF)
Assessor's OfficeThis is a union position with a starting salary of $66,154 annually. Hiring above Step 1 is dependent on qualifications and experience.
YesJuly 22, 2024
Sustainability Planner (PDF)
Department of Community Development and Planning Sustainability Team
This is a union position with a starting salary of $76,095 annually. Hiring above Step 1 is dependent on qualifications and experience.
YesJuly 22, 2024
Planner (PDF)

Department of Community Development and Planning

This is a union position with a starting salary of $76,095. Hiring above Step One is dependent on qualifications and experience.
YesJuly 22, 2024
Energy Advocate (PDF)

Department of Community Development and Planning

This is a union position with a starting salary of $57,513 annually. Hiring above Step 1 is dependent on qualifications and experience.
YesJuly 22, 2024

Parking Control Officer (PDF)

Treasurer/Collector


This is a union position with a starting salary of $65,795 annually. The work week is 40 hours (Tuesday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
YesJuly 22, 2024

Financial Specialist (Part-Time) (PDF)

Treasurer/Collector

This is a union position with a starting hourly wage of $29.38. Hiring above Step One is dependent on education and experience.
YesJuly 22, 2024

Equipment Operator (PDF)


Highway Division - Department of Public Works


The annual salary is $65,795 or $31.51 per hour. Candidates who hold a current CDL Class B can begin at $32.14 per hour.
YesJuly 22, 2024
Chief Information Officer (PDF)
Information Technology
Starting salary for this position is $142,886. Hiring above step 1 is dependent on qualifications and experience.
YesJuly 8, 2024
Supervisor of Traffic Control (PDF)
Public WorksThis is a union position with a hiring range of $115,178 - $124,672 dependent upon qualifications and education.
YesJuly 3, 2024
Assistant City Engineer (PDF)
Public WorksThis is a union position with a hiring range of $100,680 - $108,979 depending on experience and education.
YesJuly 3, 2024

Financial Specialist (PDF)

Procurement
This is a union position with a Fiscal Year 2025 step salary hiring range of $57,513-$67,385.
YesJune 10, 2024
Management & Grants Specialist (PDF)
City Manager$76,095 to $85,695 (Hiring above Step 1 is dependent on education/experience)
YesJune 6, 2024
Recycling Program Manager (PDF)Public WorksThis is a union position with a hiring range of $66,395 to $79,281 depending upon qualifications and education. Effective July 1, 2024 the salary range will start at $81,611.
YesMay 28, 2024
Skilled Craftsman (PDF)Water & Sewer Division - Public WorksThis is a union position with a Fiscal Year 2025 starting salary of $61,682.
YesMay 28, 2024
Motor Equipment Operator (MEO) (PDF)Forestry Division - Public WorksThis is a union position with a Fiscal Year 2025 starting salary of $61,682.
YesMay 28, 2024
Recreation Director (PDF)
Recreation
Starting salary for this position is $124,204 plus depending on qualifications.
YesMay 22, 2024
Police Officer Lateral Transfers (PDF)
Police

Top step salary with education incentive, shift differentials, and holidays currently amounts to $113,010.00

Step increases will be adjusted based on years served in other municipalities

Abundance of overtime and extra-duty details available at a minimum rate of $62.00 per hour

YesMay 17, 2024
Director of Community Design (PDF)Community Development and Planning
This is a non-union position. Effective July 1, 2024, the annual salary is $115,808 plus (dependent upon qualifications and education). 
YesMay 15, 2024
Police Officer Lateral Transfers (PDF)PoliceBase salary starts at a minimum of $78,197/year plusYesDecember 12, 2023


Seasonal Positions

PositionDepartmentCompensationBenefit Eligible
School Crossing Guards (PDF)
Police$24.50 per hour. This is an at-will position and is ineligible for any benefits.
NoJune 7, 2024