How to Apply for a Job

Applying for a Town Job

All jobs will be posted to the Town's Career Page here. All applicants must complete the online application process through the Career Page. Emailed, faxed or hard copy submissions from applicants will not be accepted. 

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.

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.

Prospective employees may be 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.