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The City of Brockton seeks qualified applicants for the Director of Community Outreach and Communications who is responsible to the Brockton Police Chief or the Acting Police Chief for assistance in the effective management, administration and coordination of all community outreach and communication with the media and the general public.  The duties and responsibilities of the Director of Community Outreach and Communications are as diverse and wide ranging as the law related needs of municipal government, police agencies, and officers.

With the Chief’s consent and in conjunction with the units responsible therefore, duties include but are not limited to the following:

Assist to plan, implement, and manage outreach initiatives and various programs.

Responsible to serve as the liaison between the Department, members of the media and general public for all public communications, for all aspects of external communications including the release of accurate and timely information concerning police activity and criminal investigations within the City of Brockton.

At the direction of the Chief or his designee, serves as the Department’s chief spokesman and principal communications advisor.

Responds to all significant incidents throughout the City to ensure the proper flow of information between all stakeholders.  However, at no time will the Director of Community Outreach and Communications enter any crime scene or incident without prior approval of the officer in charge of said crime scene or incident.

Develop publications, marketing materials, and website content for the Department and affiliated programming. Ensure all materials and content are up-to-date and available in the community. Post and disseminate Citizen Alerts in City and public buildings.

Responsible for developing, implementing, promoting, and maintaining a positive department image through the implementation of a Public Information Program for the Police Department.  Developing and facilitating releases to the media on developing/breaking stories regarding crime offenses, investigations, and/or other areas of public concern. Creating and monitoring the content for standard social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogging).

Implementing public information strategies to project a positive image of the City and the Police Department.  Promoting the Department through the identification/provision of information on stories of interest to the media, and periodic public service messages. Developing promotional strategies for getting the Police Department’s message on crime/crime prevention/other activities to the general public.

Responsible for answering written and telephone inquiries regarding Police Department activities.  Developing and maintaining a rapport with news media representatives. Serving as an informational resource for City management, Police Personnel, the press, and the general public. Plan, implement, and evaluate new initiatives, projects, and programs including educational forums, crime prevention workshops, and community discussions to enhance police and community relations.

At the direction of the Chief or his designee, assists with coordination and implementation ongoing development, and evaluation of current programming, including the Champion Plan, Child Witness to Violence Project, G.R.E.A.T. families program, notMYkid, Operation Divinity, Project Lifesaver and other community initiatives.

Work with the Community Education Unit to ensure the needs of the Brockton community are being met. Assist officers with troubleshooting resident complaints and concerns. Maintain a database of services and programs to be utilized in the development of case service plans.  Attend all meetings relating to programming and outreach for the unit. Be prepared to provide updates on specific programming and outreach efforts.

Work collaboratively with community members, organizations, and agencies to continuously improve the safety and security of the Brockton community. Offer to provide support and direction to community members, organizations, and agencies. The Director of Community Outreach and Communications will serve as a liaison between the crime watch coordinators and criminal Investigation division (CID) to provide information, such as, updates on citizen quality of life issues.

Coordinate community safety presentations and tours of the Brockton Police Station. Provide information and resources to residents and victims of crimes.

In conjunction with the City’s Information Technology Department maintain and update the department’s website content for all community resources and programs including publishing all events, meetings, etc. on the department’s website calendar and city calendar.

Research and identify potential venues and conferences for personnel to present on community initiatives and programs. Prepare presentations and abstracts to be utilized in presentations and publications.  Facilitate the Police Department’s participation in various citywide events by maintaining an up-to-date calendar of scheduled events in the community and partnerships with various planning committees. Represent the department at designated community events and neighborhood sponsored meetings. Recruit, organize, and provide support to civilian interns and volunteers for their project-based work with the Police Department. Performs similar or related work as required, as situation dictates or as assigned by the Chief of Police, or his designee.  Reports directly to the Chief of Police or his designee. 

Work is performed in office conditions and is subject to some fluctuations based on demands of the department and administrative deadlines; has regular contact with City employees, local, state, and federal agencies, and the public. legal proceedings, criminal records, and bid processes.  Errors could result in delay or loss of service, monetary loss, or legal repercussions. Work takes place primarily in the Brockton Police Station. There will be frequent outside meetings with partner agencies, local organizations, and community groups. 

Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Communications, Public Relations, Business, related field or equivalent work experience required and graduate degree in Social Work, Public Health, Communications, Public Relations, Business Counseling preferred; five (5) years of experience in community and public relations; public speaking and public presentations; computer experience including Microsoft Office or combination of education, training or experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License. 

 Knowledge and experience in community outreach and service programs including data collection, community outreach, facilitating, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs required.  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. Ability to take initiative and work independently with appropriate supervision and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.  Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form. 

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain composure, sensitivity, confidentiality, and discretion in interactions with a wide range of individuals and communities.  Demonstrated strong research and writing skills, as well as effective organization and communication skills.  Demonstrated experience in public speaking, presenting, editing, and basic graphic design.  Demonstrated ability in working in the public sector and familiarity with the Brockton community. 

Salary:  $82,283-$100,373, 4 step position, step increase on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical and other fringe benefits.

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Persons interested in being considered for the position should submit a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Driver’s License and an attested copy of driving record from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, City Personnel Department, 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 PM on March 23, 2018.  Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical, which includes 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 March 2018 through June 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.

Brockton Public Library System


Applications for a part-time position (18 hours) of Library Clerk, Circulation, are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees. This is a year round position with morning, afternoon, evening and up to three out of four Saturday work assignments. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period.  The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).
 Step 1           Step 2        Step 3         Step 4        Step 5         Step 6         Step 7              Step 8

$13.2221       $13.5427     $13.8498    $14.1578    $14.4918    $14.9729     $15.8014        $16.7444



  • ¨Assists in providing circulation services
  • ¨Mends materials
  • ¨Checks in and displays periodicals
  • ¨Sorts and distributes mail
  • ¨Operates audio-visual equipment
  • ¨Empties sidewalk drop boxes
  • ¨Sets up displays
  • ¨Cleans library materials
  • ¨Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • ¨Inputs data into the OCLN database
  • ¨Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • ¨Assists patrons in using microfilm readers and copy machine
  • ¨Assists in troubleshooting microfilm readers and copy machine
  • ¨Answers the telephone
  • ¨Shelf reads collection
  • ¨Substitutes in all circulation departments, including the branches, when necessary
  • ¨Performs other duties as assigned by designated library supervisor



  • ¨High School Diploma required
  • ¨Ability to follow directions and complete work accurately required
  • ¨Ability to meet scheduling requirements of library required
  • ¨Ability to carry book bags and boxes weighing 30 – 40 pounds
  • ¨Basic working knowledge of computers required
  • ¨Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness



The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees’ Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us . The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.





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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