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The City of Brockton seeks a dynamic, seasoned Human Resources Director to transform the existing, traditional personnel department to a strategic Human Resources Department.  Duties will include coordinating all hiring practices across City departments in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and Civil Service regulations; advising the Mayor, department heads, supervisors and elected and appointed officials on HR matters; improving efficiency in HR practices and procedures; managing benefits programs; serving as ADA Coordinator, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer; Sexual Harassment Officer and Diversity Officer; coordinate employee relations; and develop essential training programs.  To view the job description, qualifications and supporting information, along with application procedures; please visit the Collins Center for Public Management website at www.umb.edu/cpm. Salary anticipated to be $100,000- $115,000, DOQ. (HR Director title pending City Council Action)




Please submit cover letter and resume, preferably in one PDF file to recruitment.umb@gmail.com 

 Brockton requires residency within one year of employment.


Mary Flanders Aicardi, Senior Associate,

Collins Center for Public Management at 508-215-8992.


NOTE:  The Collins Center for Public Management is working with a screening committee that has been designated by the Mayor to conduct initial interviews and recommend candidates to be interviewed by the Mayor.  As such, all contact should be with the Collins Center.






Duties include but are not limited to the following:  performs skilled electrical work at the journeyman level.  Installs, tests, repairs and maintains electrical circuits, wiring systems, fixtures, appliances and equipment.  Troubleshoots and repairs faulty electrical wiring, defective electrical equipment and machinery such as motors, generators, transformers, switches, sockets, etc.  Inspects and tests circuits and fixtures to locate broken wires, loose connections, blown fuses, faulty switches, grounds, shorts and other defects. Uses common handtools and electrical ohm test equipment such as meters, voltmters, ammeters, growlers, multimeters, and other test equipment.  May supervise electrician helpers.  Performs other Public Property duties as required by the Superintendent of Buildings, Supervisor of Building Maintenance or their designee.

            Supervision:  Works under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Building Maintenance, Public Property Department.

       Work Environment:  Work is performed in City buildings and outside with constant loud noise and potential exposure to equipment with moving mechanical parts, outdoor work may be performed in adverse weather conditions with exposure to hazards associated with chemicals and equipment.  The employee may respond to emergency situations due to inclement weather or the failure of equipment in City buildings.

            The employee generally has contact with other City/School Departments, volunteer organizations and the general public.  Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss of service and damage to buildings and equipment. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Education and Experience:  High School diploma, Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician License or Massachusetts Electricians License, and a valid Massachusetts Drivers License required.  Must have working knowledge of building codes and standard trades’ practices. Minimum of five (5) years paid experience in electrical field.

                        Essential Functions:  Physical effort is required in daily duties.  The employee is frequently required to use hands, walk, stand, sit, speak, hear, reach with hands and arms, balance, crouch, stoop, climb ladders and work in confined space.  Required to lift or move items weighing up to 60 pounds.  Physical ability to drive a motor vehicle.  Vision requirements include ability to read documents and operate a motor vehicle.

Salary $67,600 - $70,221, position is 5 steps, step increase every 3 years on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits. 

Brockton requires residency within one year of employment, must remain a resident for 7 years. An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, copy of attested driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles, & copy of Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician License or Massachusetts Electricians License to Nicole Casarez, Temporary Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail at personnel@cobma.us, facsimile to 508-580-7133, no later than Friday, July 27, 2018.  Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background check and a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug & alcohol screening.





Duties include but are not limited to the following: Responsible to provide custodial and minor maintenance functions for buildings and grounds.  Typical duties performed are cleaning, dusting, sweeping, washing, buffing, and waxing floors, washing windows, changing light bulbs, policing grounds, sweeping walks, removing snow and ice, mows lawns, trim bushes and rakes leaves, caring for custodial equipment, emptying wastebaskets.

Wastebaskets are to be emptied and liners changed nightly, carpets to be vacuumed two times per week or more often as needed, floors without carpets to be vacuumed, washed, and waxed weekly, dusting every other night.  Bathrooms to be restocked, cleaned, floors vacuumed or swept and washed nightly, walls to be washed on a monthly schedule, as well as other duties that may be assigned by the Superintendent of Buildings or his designee. 

                Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the Senior Custodian, requiring the ability to follow an established schedule and complete assigned tasks. 

Work Environment: Work is conducted indoors.  Some work is conducted outdoors which entails exposure to weather conditions; some exposure to fumes associated with standard cleaners and noise associated with cleaning and maintenance equipment.  The employee operates standard cleaning and maintenance equipment, hand tools, and equipment such as floor buffers and floor washers.  Errors could result in personal injury, injury to others, delay or loss of service, and damage to buildings and equipment.  Generally has contact with other City employees. 

Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent; experience in custodial and maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Additional requirement: Valid Massachusetts Drivers License.

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: General knowledge of cleaning materials and methods.  Ability to use hand tools for repairs and maintenance; ability to follow written and oral instructions.  Basic building maintenance skills.

Essential Functions: Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties; most work requires standing and walking.  Frequently required to move or lift equipment and furniture weighing up to sixty pounds and use hands to operate cleaning equipment and tools.  Vision requirements include the ability to read documents and operate equipment. 

Salary $20.85- $22.63 hourly, 5 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & a copy of attested driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Nicole Casarez, Temporary Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail at personnel@cobma.us, facsimile to 508-580-7133 no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018.  Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug & alcohol screening.





            The City of Brockton is seeking Temporary Seasonal Laborers to assist at D.W. Field Golf Course and Park Department for the period of July 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018


Duties and responsibilities:  Performs a variety of unskilled labor duties of which the following are typical examples: loading and unloading supplies; cleaning litter and debris; mowing tees, greens, fairways and roughs using hand or powered equipment, grooming of infields and mowing parks and ball fields; trimming shrubs; uses standard hand tools, i.e., shovels and small power tools, such as weed whackers, lawn mowers, and hedge trimmers. Works under the supervision of the Golf General Foreman or his designee. Priorities are established by the Park General Foreman or Superintendent of Parks.  Work is performed outside and may be performed in adverse weather conditions.


Rate of pay:  Massachusetts Minimum Wage $11.00 per hour.


Hours of work:  Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM


Location: D.W. Field Golf Course, 331 Oak Street, Brockton, MA  02301

                  Parks Department, 388 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301


Positions open until filled. Applications are available in the Personnel Department and on-line at www.brockton.ma.us, City of Brockton 2018, Seasonal Employment Application Temporary Laborer Golf/Park.  Applications must be returned to the City of Brockton, Personnel Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall, Brockton, MA  02301.

                                          The City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




                The City of Brockton seeks qualified applicants for the Budget Director who works under the

direction of the Chief Financial Officer.  The Budget Director is responsible to assist the Chief Financial Officer in the effective management, administration and coordination of all operations within the Finance Department, for the fiscal & financial affairs of the Department & the management, administration & control of all personnel assigned to the Department in accordance with Chapter 324 of the Acts of 1990, local ordinances, state & federal regulations.   Responsible to perform complex administrative & professional work in analytical, technical & financial management, performs all other related work.

Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough working knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative to carry out assignments independently, analyze situations and conditions, and determine appropriate course of action from among many alternatives.  Supervises the staff of the Finance Department.

Works for the Chief Financial Officer independently, following department policies and appropriate professional standards.  Resolves procedural problems independently.

                Responsible to direct, assign and reassign all personnel within the Finance Department in accordance with any collective bargaining agreements, civil service regulations and/or City Ordinances.

He/She shall assist the Chief Financial Officer in the coordination, administration and supervision of all financial services and activities together with assistance in all matters related to municipal financial affairs;  in the development and maintenance of uniform systems for all financial planning and operations in all departments, including the school department, or boards, commissions or agencies or other units of city government, the operation of which have a financial impact upon the general fund of the city and in the implementation and maintenance of uniform budget guidelines and procedures including direction and assistance in the development and preparation of all departmental and other budgets and spending plans; in the monitoring of the expenditure of all funds, including periodic reporting by or to the appropriate body, agency or officer of the status of accounts and including the continuing review of the spending plan for each department or activity of the city.

                Responsible to assist the Chief Financial Officer in the review of all proposed contracts and obligations with a term or impact in excess of one year; in the supervision of the allotment of funds on a periodic basis; coordinates and oversees the annual budget development process for the Capital and Operating budgets; assists departments in developing budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with procedures and guideline and complies consolidated budget and prepares budget documents for presentation to City staff, boards, committees, and City Council.

                Develops and maintains systems used for budget development including templates for budget submissions and other forms and processes. Regularly monitors annual budgets throughout the fiscal year once they have been approved and adopted by City Council. Responds to finance and budget related inquiries and requests from staff, management, and the public. Analyzes financial and budget related matters and conducts research as necessary.  Complies data from statistical studies and budget analysis, maintains database of budget history, and develops multi-year forecasts of revenues and expenditures in order to assist in budget preparation and analysis.  May provide analytical support for the development and review of programs and policies affecting the budget.


Prepares regular budget reports for senior management, program administrators, boards, and committees to depict rates of spending versus budget and identify potential budget problems. Provides and reviews budget numbers for City Council meetings and may assist with budget data during City Council meetings. Reviews and keeps current on new or revised finance related laws and regulations affecting the City. Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as situation dictates.

                Periodic attendance at night meetings is required.

                Office work is performed under typical office conditions; operates standard office equipment; including a computer, slide projector, scanner, printer, facsimile machine, copier and other standard office equipment.   Performs varied and highly responsible functions requiring extensive independent judgment to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, collective bargaining agreements, and departmental policies.

                Has frequent contact with employees, departments, elected and appointed officials, citizen or governmental committees, state and federal personnel agencies, vendors, consultants, contractors, outside organizations and the general public, by phone or in writing and involve discussing complex information; resolving service requests.  Close cooperation, coordination and collaboration may be required with City Boards and other City departments due to overlapping projects and jurisdictions.

                Has control of confidential information such as department personnel records, bid/proposal information, labor and collective bargaining matters, investigations and other information regarding employees.

                Errors in judgment and administration decisions may cause an adverse impact on employee morale, cause confusion and delay, legal or financial repercussions; waste of public funds, lower standards of service that could seriously affect the public image of the department or the city; and significantly impact long-term capital planning and infrastructure.

                Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business or a finance related field; three to five years of finance/budget related experience, three years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience which provided the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

                Working knowledge of principles and practices of public administration; of principles and practices of budgeting, financial accounting and reporting; of pertinent Federal, State and local ordinances, codes and regulations and of principles and procedures of confidential record keeping.

                Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of responsibilities under variable conditions; to manage complex technical and administrative duties requiring independent judgment; to interpret and apply federal, state and bylaw rules and regulations as applicable to financial activities; to compile, manipulate, and analyze large amounts of financial data with accuracy and attention to detail and to maintain effective working and professional relationships with employees, officials, contractors, vendors and the general public.

                Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with City officials and departments, state agencies and the general public; ability to deal with employees tactfully and effectively and maintain positive public relations and to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to prepare and administer budgets and to prepare financial reports; ability to delegate responsibility and work well with subordinates.

                Effective Management and leadership skills; skill in developing policies and procedures to accomplish goals and objectives; imagination, innovation and judgment relating to planning and achieving department goals.  Demonstrated organizational, planning and financial skills.


Salary $63,887-$95,467, 8 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach

maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

                Send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Casarez, Temporary Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us  or via facsimile at 508-580-7133 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018. Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.






                The City of Brockton seeks qualified applicants for the Part-Time Member Board of Assessors who works in conjunction with the Chairman, Board of Assessors.  The Part-Time Member Board of Assessors is responsible for determining and maintaining assessments which establish the valuation of real estate and personal property within the City.

                The primary purpose of the position is to assist the Chairman, Board of Assessors in the effective management, administration and coordination of the operations of the Assessors Department, for the fiscal and financial affairs and the management, administration and control of all personnel assigned to the Assessors Department.  Responsible to perform complex administrative and professional work, performs all other related work.

            Administers the city-wide appraisal system for all classes of real estate and personal property for taxation purposes; views all classes of property performing field measurements and inspections as necessary to maintain uniform, full market value of all property.  Maintains the fair and market value for all classified property in the city which is evaluated every three- (3) years and conducts annual interim updates. Analyzes real estate and personal property market conditions to determine trends and changes in the market; Performs regularly timed studies to ascertain the level of assessment and to determine reassessment parameters.

            Supervises the inspection of all new construction for residential and commercial properties to determine new growth; all building permits must be measured and listed in the field to determine the new physical changes as well as new sketches and listings that must be added to a property’s record card. Supervises the compilation of data from other municipal departments and prepares information for the annual classification of property, preparation of tax rate documentation and recapitulation for state certification. Determines the assessed valuations of property for the annual tax commitment.  Works with the State Department of Revenue (D.O.R) to ensure that the tax rate is certified in a timely manner.  Responsible for the scheduling and allocation of assessing functions in accordance with state requirements.

Reviews and presents recommendations on abatement and exemption applications; conducts related field inspections.  Furnishes technical support information and makes recommendations on property tax classifications classes to the Board of Assessors.

Supervises the processing of all abatement and exemption applications.  Testifies on behalf of the City at hearings and court proceedings; presents documentation and substantiating assessment s before the State Appellate Tax Board. Prepares related support documentation. Works cooperatively with other City departments to assure effective and timely municipal operations and administration.

Responsible for the oversight, in conjunction with the Tax Collector, of tax commitments and warrants for real estate, personal property, and motor vehicle excise.

Supervises the maintenance and disposition of office records in accordance with applicable Massachusetts laws and regulations; defends values on the local and state (Appellate Tax board) level.

Provide information to property owners and the public relevant to the department’s assessment policies and procedures.  Meets with taxpayers, specializing in cases of unique or special nature.  Responds to questions, complaints and requests for information in a timely manner.  Provides public disclosure informing taxpayers of market trends, sales analysis and new valuations. Performs a variety of relations duties.

Under administrative direction, working from municipal policies and objectives; individual establishes short-range plans and objectives, own performance standards and assumes direct accountability for department results; Consults with supervisor only where clarification, interpretation, or exception to municipal policy may be required.  The employee is responsible for the development and implementation of departmental policies, goals, objectives and budgets.  The employee is also expected to attempt to resolve conflicts which arise and coordinate with others as necessary. 

Guidelines only provide limited guidance for performing the work.  They may be in the form of administrative or organizational policies, general principals, legislation or directives that pertain to a specific department or functional area.  Extensive judgment and ingenuity are required to develop new or adapt existing methods and approaches for accomplishing objectives or to deal with new or unusual requirements within the limits of the guidelines or policies.  The employee is recognized as the department or functional area’s authority in interpreting the guidelines, in determining how they should be applied, and in developing operating policies and practices.

                  Work consists of employing many different concepts, theories, principles, techniques and practices relating to an administrative field.  Assignments involve studying trends in the field for application to the work; assessing services and recommending improvements.

Relationships are constantly with co-workers, the public and with groups and/or individuals who have conflicting opinions or objectives, diverse points of view or differences where skillful negotiating and achieving compromise is required to secure support, concurrence and acceptance or compliance; or one-on-one relationships with a person who may be under severe stress, where gaining a high degree of persuasion may be required to obtain the desired effect.  The employee may represent to the public a functional area of the municipality on matters of procedures or policy where perceptiveness is required to analyze circumstances in order to act appropriately.

Has regular access at the departmental level to a wide variety of confidential information, such as abatements, exemptions, and including official personnel files, law suits, criminal records/investigations, client records, department records, and client conversations in accordance with the state public records law.

Bachelor’s degree with 3 to 5 years of experience in municipal assessing, or related work 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 job.  Must pursue Massachusetts Accredited Assessor designation.  Residential Massachusetts Assessor or Certified Massachusetts Assessor preferred.

Thorough knowledge of office procedures and machines. Knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 59 including all subsections; knowledge of Massachusetts Assessment practices; detailed understanding of Massachusetts property, personal and real estate abatement process and personal tax exemptions. Extensive knowledge of accounting and auditing practices relative to property appraisal principles and practices; Familiarity with all methodologies and formulas used to determine the assessment value of the various classes of property. 

                Ability to meet and deal with the public in a tactful and effective manner. Ability to handle problems and emergencies effectively. . Ability to operate a computer. Ability to maintain, manage, and organize records in a detailed and accurate manner. Ability to deal appropriately with city employees, city officials and disgruntled members of the public.  Ability to communicate in oral and written forms in a clear and concise manner.  Ability to develop and implement positive and effective taxation policies such as the Residential Exemption Program, supplemental/additional financial assistance connected to statutory exemptions as well as shifting a portion of the tax levy from residential to commercial property classifications.

                Excellent organizational and personnel management skills. Excellent data processing skill in the use of personal computers and office software including word processing, data base and spreadsheet applications. Skill in retaining and overseeing assessing/appraisal consulting services. Excellent statistical and analysis skills.

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings. When in the field must be able to traverse various properties and terrains.

Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. Occasional lifting of objects such as books, office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.).  Work may require some agility such as moving in or about construction sites or over rough terrain.

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone system, computer and/or most other office equipment, typing and/or word processing, filing, and sorting.  Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Visual demands include constantly reading documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes, making detailed visual observations, and routinely reviewing maps and blueprints with a need for color vision. 

Salary $26,743-$28,115 (effective July 1, 2018), 3 step position, position 19.5 hours per week no benefits.

                Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

                Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & copy of driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of   Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.  Position open until filled. Finalists subject to pre-employment physical, which includes drug and alcohol testing and a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.





The City of Brockton seeks an attorney to serve as a part-time Assistant City Solicitor.  This position reports to the City Solicitor and assists in representing the City in all legal proceedings and serving as corporate counsel to the Mayor, department heads, and other city officials.  Duties include conducting legal research, advocating on behalf of the City in state and federal courts, representing the City before state boards, commissions and other state agencies, commencing and prosecuting legal actions on behalf of the City, preparing and responding to litigation pleadings and discovery, participating in labor negotiations and resolving union grievances, rendering legal opinions, advising municipal officers, departments, commissions and boards, preparing responses to public records requests, and drafting and reviewing municipal contracts.


Applicant must be a resident of Brockton or agree to take residency within one year from date of hire.  Experience in municipal law, land use, labor and employment law, or general litigation is a plus.  Twenty-one (21) hours per week.  Position includes medical insurance and other fringe benefits.  Salary starts at $51,144.


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested individuals should forward their resume, cover letter and writing sample to:


Philip C. Nessralla, Jr., City Solicitor

Law Department

City Hall – 45 School Street

Brockton, MA 02301


Tel.  (508) 580-7110

Fax:  (508) 580-7112

e-mail: law@cobma.us

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