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Posting ID: 2022-0049
Posting Date: 09/09/2022
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Department: Human Resources
Location: 484 Broadway, Everett, MA
Vacancies: 1
Salary: Up to $95,000
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Day


About the City of Everett

A desirable place to live, work, and visit, the City of Everett, prides itself on its progress while remaining dedicated to future possibilities. Home to over 50,000 residents, Everett is known for its rich culture, diverse population, and welcoming atmosphere. A once industrial City, Everett is now recognized as a melting pot for residents and newcomers.

Position Summary

Responsible for the permitting, licensing, registration, plan review, emergency response, public education, investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of complaints of conditions affecting the health, safety, and welfare of the community in accordance with local, state, and federal law; including the interpretation, implementation, and enforcement of the Board of Health Regulations, Everett Municipal Code, environmental regulations, Massachusetts General Laws, and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations for businesses, residences, events, and public property.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Functions: Duties include areas in Food, Sanitary, Public Health, Weights and Measures, and business. Functions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Inspection of all Food and Drink Establishments and food products:
    • Collect food and food product samples for analysis, and seize and condemn unfit food and food products. Investigate complaints. Take appropriate actions against food or products that are sub-standard, contaminated, or otherwise unacceptable for consumption, including embargo powers. Obtain evidence and establish facts related to suspected or alleged violations and Issue citations or violation notices as appropriate. Prepare reports and keep records.
  2. Inspection of Sanitary Health and Codes
    • Investigate sources of filth and causes of sickness to abate violations and correct unsanitary conditions, and perform sanitary inspections of private sewage disposal systems, municipal waste disposal, bathing and recreation areas, and municipal water supplies.
    • Perform inspections to eliminate vermin and rodents and lead paint levels. Prepare reports and keep records. Enforce regulations of State and City Sanitary Code and other related health regulations.
  3. Inspection of Weights and Measures:
    • Participates in adjusting, sealing, testing, and condemning any weighing or measuring devices involved with the public sale, such as commercial scales, liquid and dry capacity measures, linear, area, fabric, and cordage measuring instruments, and commercial meters. Investigates complaints of short weights and measures and counts. Inspect food and merchandise and its labels. Calibrate vehicle tank trucks, check vendors for licenses, and issue Transient Vendor. Collect and account for all related fees. Seize unsealed weighing or measuring devices of those not conforming to legal requirements. Prepare reports and keep records.
  4. Building and business-related functions
    • Performs general inspections and investigations to enforce codes and regulations relevant to buildings, businesses, and health. Investigates code complaints. Identifies hazards, nuisances, rodent and insect infestation. Identifies deficiencies in wiring and plumbing, water and metering, electrical, oil and gas systems, ventilation systems, energy systems, and waste and refuse management.



  • Works under the supervision of the Director of Inspectional Services


Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in fieldwork under various conditions, in the office, or a combination of both. Office work involves customer service, operating telephones, computers, printers, copiers, online software and programs, other standard technology and equipment, reading, research, report writing, data entry, and filing. Fieldwork involves customer service, recording information, use of technology and mobile devices, photography and case logging, frequent movement, traversing over uneven terrain and stairs, exposure to all weather elements, and exposure to a variant of other environmental conditions including insects, rodents, sewage, mold, asbestos, lead paint, smoke, communicable diseases, and building hazards. Work may include presentations from multiple platforms and involves interactions with residents, business owners, visitors, property owners, elected and appointed officials, and local, state, and federal departments and agencies.
  • Work requires discretion, confidentiality, resourcefulness, desire to serve the public, cultural awareness and adaptability, promoting diversity, collaboration, teamwork, tolerance, punctuality, and time management.
  • Physical Requirements – Minimal physical effort is required when performing functions under typical office conditions; field tasks may require more significant physical movement. Frequently required to move and position oneself as inspection-related tasks require. Must be able to identify and distinguish odors. Must have the ability to traverse and work atop ladders and stairs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience or education (degree/significant course concentration) in Health & Sciences, Construction/Trades, Emergency Services, Legal, Engineering, Computer Technology, Code/Law Enforcement, or another related field.
  • Required Certifications, Licenses, and Training: one or more of the following are desirable and may be required to be obtained within one (1) year of hire. Any certifications or licenses needed to maintain employment within one (1) year of hire will be identified prior to or upon City’s job offer: • Food Manager Certification. • Registered Sanitarian. • Weights & Measures Certification. • Housing Inspector Training Certificate.

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. You can apply on Indeed:  or send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department by email: 

For a disability-related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Human Resources at 617-394-2280

The City of Everett is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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