How to Apply for a Job

Applying for a Town Job

The first step in applying for a job with the Town of Needham is filling out a job application (PDF). Job applications can be obtained by visiting the Personnel Department or by calling during regular business hours, 781-455-7530, and requesting an application. All successful applicants must have an official Town of Needham job application form on file regardless of the position for which they are applying.

Positions that request a letter of introduction and resume will require filling out a job application during the process. Applications for positions may be sent by email to the Human Resources Department. Letters of application and resumes are encouraged but are not considered a substitute for the application for employment.

You may or may not be selected for an interview for the position applied for based on the qualifications of other applicants and the needs of the hiring authority. The Town of Needham is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, and invites all applicants to submit resumes in confidence.

The Needham Police Department and Needham Fire Department follow Massachusetts Civil Service Guidelines when hiring new personnel. Positions are hired from an eligible list certified by the Human Resources Division of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For further information on current recruitments and exam information, visit the Massachusetts Human Resources Division.

All prospective employees are required to pass a pre-employment physical by a town designated physician as a condition of employment with the Town of Needham. Applicants for positions which require degrees, licenses, etc. must provide copies of those materials prior to beginning employment.


If you have questions regarding the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Department.