Career Opportunities

Find your next career with the Town of Needham

As a Town of Needham employee, you are offered a rewarding career-opportunity serving the Needham community, a thriving and growing town of approximately 32,000 residents and a diverse commercial tax base. The municipality has a Representative Town Meeting form of government, with a 5-member elected Select Board who appoints a Town Manger to serve as the Chief Executive Officer. Town departments include public works, police, fire, library, public health, park & recreation, aging services, youth and family services, treasury, tax collection, tax assessing, finance, IT, Human Resources and more!

The Town of Needham is a professionally run organization that is committed to creating an inclusive culture where employees can perform at the highest levels. Our employees are dedicated to their work and rely on each other as a team to ensure that Needham remains a place, where engaged and committed people want to live, work and play. 

Hiring Process

Hiring Managers screen applicant submissions for minimum entrance requirements, and for the desired knowledge, skills and abilities, and select those they wish to interview. 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.

Certain positions require prospective employees to pass a pre-employment physical and/or drug screen 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.

Public Safety Hiring

The Needham Police Department and Needham Fire Department follow Massachusetts Civil Service Guidelines when hiring new uniformed 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.

Town Hall

Sign up to receive job alerts!

Would you like to receive job alerts when new positions open with the Town of Needham? Sign up for job alerts and be the first to know when new career opportunities are on the horizon. To sign up for alerts click here

174857 Opens in new windowFollow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date on hiring and share our opportunities with your networks!