Skip to main content

Website City of Everett

Posting ID: 2022-0044
Posting Date: 09/01/2022
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Department: Human Resources
Location: 484 Broadway, Everett, MA
Vacancies: 1
Salary: Up to $120,000
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

The City of Everett requires a Human Resources Director to lead the human resource administration, benefits management, contract management, participation in the collective bargaining process, and compliance with local, State, and federal policies, rules, and regulations. This position reports to the Mayor and works closely with senior managers and other management staff to determine and achieve the City’s human resources goals. In addition, the position is responsible for supporting the success of the entire municipal workforce.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, direct, evaluate and exercise general supervision over the work of the entire human resources department to include the management of record keeping, development of department goals and objectives, design and development of all City benefits policies and plans, including the employee wellness program, the Workers’ Compensation Program, the Fire and Police Injured on Duty program, and the Accidental Disability Retiree Reimbursement program.
  • Develop and implement an annual employee performance review system for union and non-union positions.
  • Develop, manage, and monitor the annual divisional operating budget and capital improvement plan. Prepare annual City/School/Retiree shared expenses budgets, including revenue and expenditure projections for all benefits programs.
  • Establish policies and enforce departmental rules, regulations, work methods, and procedures.
  • Provide guidance for departments in the day-to-day administration of compensation plans, conduct salary surveys, prepare job descriptions and handle reclassification reviews. Assist managers, department heads, and employees at all levels with work-related situations, collective bargaining agreement interpretation, personnel policy clarification, or other work-related matters. Provide information and assistance in a timely, efficient manner to all past and present employees, applicants, and other customers of human resources.
  • Prepare employee separation notices and related documentation and conduct Exit Interviews to determine employment trends and provide a smooth transition out of the City’s employment, including the provision of information related to Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits and COBRA benefits.
  • Analyze, review and track monthly unemployment claims; initiate timely, accurate payment of invoices to third-party administrator and Department of Unemployment Assistance.
  • Ensure City human resources policies comply with all local, State, and Federal laws and regulations. Conduct investigations of discrimination, harassment, or other claimant charges. Represent the organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations. Coordinates with the DPW Manager of Operations and union representative to monitor compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Senior Management Team. Work collaboratively to set the direction for the municipal organization, continually improve City services, and appropriately allocate organizational resources across City departments.
  • Work closely with the City’s Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to ensure that Everett attracts diverse applicants for employment with the City and that all municipal employees receive appropriate annual training in customer service, diversity, and anti-discrimination training.
  • Serve as the City’s ADA Coordinator and assist the workforce and the community with access to services and employment opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management or a closely related field, and five years of human resources experience in progressively responsible HR generalist and/or management positions, including at least three as a manager or director; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference will be given to candidates with prior municipal human resources management experience. Multi-lingual candidates are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Operations, services, and activities of a Human Resources department, including equal opportunity/affirmative action hiring, promotion, and reporting; employee relations and customer-centered management; classification and compensation systems; benefits program development and administration; principles of supervision and employee development; and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of program development; administration and evaluation; project management; and municipal budget preparation and administration. Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations relating to local government employment.
  • Knowledge of MUNIS HCM/Payroll system


  • Lead and direct a human resources department’s operations, services, and activities. Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate staff work; select, supervise, train, evaluate, and discipline; delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
  • Identify and respond to community, staff, and Board of Selectmen issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and recommend courses of action.
  • Prepare and administer budgets; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish/maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during work.
  • Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following: standing or sitting for extended periods; operating office equipment including computer, copier, and telephone; traveling to various work locations.
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination & perception needed for: making observations, communicating with others, reading & writing, answering questions, speaking in a clear & audible voice.
  • Maintain mental capacity that permits: making sound decisions and using good judgment; demonstrating intellectual capabilities; estimating time and materials needed for projects; evaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnel; recommending effective policies and procedures; prioritizing and assigning work activities; analyzing and interpreting data and trends; performing mathematical and statistical computations; communicating clearly; responding to questions.
  • Effectively handle a work environment and conditions that involve: working closely with others, working with the public, working outside of regular office hours, as required.

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.

To apply for this job email your details to

Close Menu