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Human Resources
Thank you for your interest in working with the Town of Swansea! Below is a list of current employment opportunities within our general government. For information on employment opportunities within Swansea Schools, please visit http://www.swanseaschools.org.  Please fill out and return a job application along with all resumes and
cover letters for positions to hr@swanseama.gov or in person at the Board of Selectmen's Office, 81 Main Street, Swansea, MA 02777.



Library Director

The Town of Swansea seeks applications for Library Director, a highly visible leadership role serving as the official representative of the Swansea Free Public Library. Enthusiasm, organization, and strong customer service skills are paramount. Applicants must possess and maintain a Professional Certification of Librarianship as well as a Masters’ Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school. Minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including management and direct supervision of others, 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. Email resumes, cover letters, and applications to hr@town.swansea.ma.us or mail to Town Administrator, 81 Main Street, Swansea, MA 02777 no later than Friday, June 2, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. Full job description and minimum qualifications available at https://www.swanseama.gov/departments/human_resources.php


Human Resources Director

Performs high-level, professional management, administrative work, and personnel work on behalf of the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen. The employee will assist the Town Administrator in providing daily control employment and management activities for the Town, assisting in general administration and maintenance of the personnel policies and procedures of the Town. Work includes directing and administering the personnel programs and systems of the Town, including those relating to employee classification and compensation, recruitment, and selection, sustaining a diverse workforce committed to quality public service, diversity/equal opportunity, benefits, and civil service, and all other related work as required.

Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field, and at least five (5) years of professional experience, including two (2) years in a management position, preferably in a municipal setting, or any equivalent combination of education and administrative experience. Knowledge of the Massachusetts Labor Laws and federal labor laws, labor relations law, particularly MGL Chapter 150E, union contracts, public employee group health insurance laws and procedures, and benefits management. Willingness to obtain Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification if not already held; additional knowledge of labor Law, human resources best practices, and all state, federal, and local laws and regulations concerning town management activities.
Email resumes, cover letters, and applications to hr@town.swansea.ma.us or mail to Town Administrator, 81 Main Street, Swansea, MA 02777 no later than Friday, June 2, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. Full job description and minimum qualifications available at https://www.swanseama.gov/departments/human_resources.php


 Minutes Clerk

The Town of Swansea is now accepting applications for a Minutes Clerk.  The purpose of this position is to draft and distribute written minutes for the Parks and Recreation Committee and Advisory and Finance Committee.  Duties include recording all decisions and votes accurately and objectively in accordance with the Open Meeting Law.  Must have the ability to hear and type. Training will be provided. Meetings are usually held during the evenings, no more than twice a month. Positions opened until filled.



Seasonal Employment Application

Lifeguard

Ability to respond quickly to emergencies in a calm and efficient manner. Works under the general direction of the Beach Manager following department rules, regulations, and policies, requiring the ability to plan and perform operations and to complete assigned tasks according to prescribed time schedules independently. 
Current Lifeguard Training & Certification are required.  Prior experience, preferably in a town/ municipal beach setting preferred.
35 hours/week; weekends & holidays required  Seasonal (Mid-June – Labor Day)