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Duties include but are not limited to the following: The clerk will perform according to standard office procedures, a variety of clerical duties requiring a degree of decision and knowledge of the functions of the department; examine documents for correctness; prepares forms and other documents; compiles any number of different types of statistics; post and maintain general records. Responsible for interacting with the public and utilizing departmental resources to address public complaints at the counter, e-mail and telephone.

Tax Collectors Office Functions:  Responsible to help resolve taxpayer’s complaints, problems, and process mail payments for various types of tax transactions.  The window clerk will process customer payments for various tax transactions.  Responsible for balancing and reconciling cash receipts on a daily basis.    Other duties as assigned by the Treasurer/Collector or his designee.

Treasurer’s Office Functions:  Responsible for assisting with the processing of payrolls and accounts payable; prepares vendors checks; prepares payroll and accounts payable files for transfer to the bank.  Receives money from other departments, verifies and assists in entering information into the MUNIS system; assists in balancing the bank deposits by verifying checks and cash; assists with wire transfers.  Other duties as assigned by the Treasurer/Collector or his designee.

Assignment of work shall be based on the daily needs, staffing levels and the fluctuation of workloads within both the Tax Collectors and Treasurers Departments.

Minimum Qualifications:  Education and Experience:  High School diploma; one year of office experience; computer training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, knowledge of municipal finance procedures, including payroll, accounts payable, taxation and billing functions.  Knowledge of computer applications for accounting and financial management.  Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently; ability to communicate effectively with customers, vendors, and City employees.  Bookkeeping, mathematical and accounting skills, computer skills, interpersonal, communications and organizational skills.

Essential Functions:  Operates standard office equipment.  Minimum physical effort required to perform most duties.  Required to stand, sit, walk, speak, hear, and use hands to operate equipment.  Vision requirement include the ability to read and analyze documents and use a computer. 

Salary:  $34,340-$42,421 (Salary effective July 1, 2017), 9 step position, step increase on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Persons interested in being considered for the position should submit a cover letter and resume to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, City Personnel Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301, via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us  or via facsimile at 508-580-7133 no later than Friday, June 30, 2017. Finalists subject to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.


Brockton Public Library

Applications for the position of Head Children’s Services Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees beginning June 6, hire date to be determined. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, two Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in eight step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

Step 1   Step 2   Step 3   Step 4    Step 5     Step 6     Step 7     Step 8

45,782   46,982  48,224   50,526    52,990   54,802     57,874     61,362


Interviews, trains, supervises and evaluates departmental personnel (staff and volunteers)

Oversees collection development for the Main Library’s children’s materials including: establishing priorities, administering budget, coordinating ordering and weeding, evaluating donations, and assessing mending needs

Provides reference and readers advisory materials and aids

Plans, promotes, conducts and oversees storytelling sessions and other programs and special events for children.

Assists patrons and staff in using computer resources

Serves as liaison with public and private schools

Coordinates contact with school, community groups and agencies to improve and extend library services for children

Coordinates children’s programs and services with branch librarians

Inputs or oversees the inputting of data into the OCLN database

Oversees and/or provides full range of circulation services: charges, renews, reserves, and shelves library materials: issues library cards: processes overdue notices and reports

Coordinates, displays and exhibits for children at the Main Library and at designated outside exhibit areas

Maintains, in conjunction with the schedule maker, the weekly work schedule

Prepares reports as requested

Responds to mail, fax, and e-mail requests for information regarding children’s services

Maintains circulation, program attendance, and financial record

Assists in the development of library policies and procedures

Assess budget and supply needs of the department

Participates in grant writing

Serves on professional and network committees

Participates in workshop and training opportunities

May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of the Assistant Library Director and Library Director

Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Library Director and Library Director


 MLS required, experience in a public service library position preferred

 In-depth knowledge of children’s literature required

 Experience in collection development, reference, library promotion and outreach required

 Technical skill searching the Internet, on-line services and CD ROM products required

 Successful experience as a supervisor preferred

 Excellent oral and written communications skills required

 Ability to relate to children, parents, teachers and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness


The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees’ Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.





       Duties include but are not limited to the following: Performs technical work providing hardware and software support to system end users; provides hardware and software support for end users; provides basic on-site instruction for computer use and software when requested by user.  Identifies user problems and installs, configures and troubleshoots hardware and software problems; troubleshoots network problems.  Plans, researches, and analyzes customers’ requirements; tests new products.  Writes procedures for existing software; updates procedures; researches new software and hardware; develops procedures for implementing new applications; keeps virus software up to date; works with individual clients needing specialized software.  Works with systems analysts on special software issues; investigates improper use of PCs.  Works with network administrator to monitor, inventory and maintain security of network traffic.  Performs similar or related duties as required, or as situation dictates.

       Supervision: Works under the general direction of the Network Administrator; the employee functions independently, referring specific issues to the supervisor; some independent judgment is required when applying technical expertise. 

       Work Environment: Most work is performed in office conditions; work is subject to unplanned events, such as system emergencies; operates standard office equipment, hand tools and power tools; has regular contact with system users; may have access to confidential information about system users.  Errors could result in delay or loss of service, damage to equipment, monetary loss or legal repercussions. 

       Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: Associate’s Degree or high school diploma and additional technical training; three years of experience providing technical support; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

       License:  Valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

       Knowledge, Ability, and Skill: Knowledge of information technology, networks, computer servers, hardware and software.  Ability to identify and solve a range of user problems; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to deliver training and instruction to other City employees.  Excellent technical and communication skills. 

       Essential Functions: Minimal physical effort is generally required to perform most duties; some duties require moderate effort.  Required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear and use hands to operate equipment, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.  Must occasionally climb ladders and lift and/or move equipment weighing up to thirty pounds.  Vision requirements include the ability to read and analyze documents, use computers and operate a motor vehicle.

       Salary $51,302-$64,147, 6 step position, step increases on anniversary date of hire until reach maximum step, position includes medical & other fringe benefits.

       Brockton requires residency within 1 year of employment.  AA/EEO.

       Send a cover letter, resume, copy of valid MA Drivers License, & a copy of attested driving record from MA Registry of Motor Vehicles to Maureen Cruise, Director of Personnel, City of Brockton, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA  02301, via e-mail at personnel@cobma.us, facsimile to 508-580-7133.  Position open until filled.  Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a pre-employment physical, which includes a drug & alcohol screening.





The City of Brockton seeks an attorney to serve as a part-time Assistant City Solicitor.  This position reports to the City Solicitor and assists in representing the City in all legal proceedings and serving as corporate counsel to the Mayor, department heads, and other city officials.  Duties include conducting legal research, advocating on behalf of the City in state and federal courts, representing the City before state boards, commissions and other state agencies, commencing and prosecuting legal actions on behalf of the City, preparing and responding to litigation pleadings and discovery, participating in labor negotiations and resolving union grievances, rendering legal opinions, advising municipal officers, departments, commissions and boards, preparing responses to public records requests, and drafting and reviewing municipal contracts.


Applicant must be a resident of Brockton or agree to take residency within one year from date of hire.  Experience in municipal law, land use, labor and employment law, or general litigation is a plus.  Twenty-one (21) hours per week.  Position includes medical insurance and other fringe benefits.  Salary starts at $51,144.


An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Interested individuals should forward their resume, cover letter and writing sample to:


Philip C. Nessralla, Jr., City Solicitor

Law Department

City Hall – 45 School Street

Brockton, MA 02301


Tel.  (508) 580-7110

Fax:  (508) 580-7112

e-mail: law@cobma.us

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