Career Opportunities

  • Public Health Nurse 
  • Dispatcher – Police/Fire Signal Operator
  • Contact Tracing Team Members
  • Regional Social Worker –Town of Essex, Town of Wenham, Town of Hamilton &Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea



Health Department 

Part – Time (flexible schedule) 

Public Health Nurse 


The town of Hamilton is accepting applications for the position of part-time Public Health Nurse. Duties include providing skilled public health nursing services in the Town of Hamilton. Responsible for administering and implementing the Board of Health’s public health nursing functions, including but not limited to, administering immunizations, conducting communicable disease investigations, and participating in public health clinics and educational programs.

Must be currently licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a registered professional nurse (RN) BSN preferred current certification in CPR, a valid driver’s license, and a minimum of five years of experience in public health nursing or related fields. Experience in community nursing, health education, computer skills, including familiarity with MAVEN software, along with knowledge of public health laws, is desirable. In town and regional travel is required.

This is a 14 hour per week, non-benefited position with a starting range of $43.00 per hour. For a complete job description click here.

To apply please send a Town application, cover letter, and resume to Michellelee Maloney, Director of Human Resources at; [email protected] or via mail to Hamilton Town Hall, Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 429, Hamilton, MA 01936.




Dispatcher – Police/Fire Signal Operator



Full-Time: 40 hours

Salary Range: $24.23 – $25.20 DOQ

Job Posting End Date: Until filled

Town of Hamilton| Dispatcher – Police/Fire Signal Operator

The Town of Hamilton is seeking applications for a qualified for the full-time (40 hrs./week) benefitted Public Safety Dispatcher for Police, Fire, and EMS. The position is responsible for receiving 9-1-1 emergency and non-emergency telephone calls, maintaining communications with police, fire, and EMS personnel via radio, and receiving walk-in reports from the general public. Other functions include providing Emergency Medical Dispatch instruction, listening skills, prioritizing, receiving, and transmitting fire alarms, deploying law enforcement, fire, ambulance personnel, and related equipment. Candidates seeking a career in emergency communications are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to applicants with CJIS, E911, Emergency Medical Dispatch, APCO PST1, CPR training and certification experience as a police dispatcher and/or fire alarm operator, knowledge of computer-aided dispatch systems. All applicants must successfully pass a background investigation and achieve certification in all of the above. Must be able to work odd hours, including overnight and holidays, perform shift work, and work periodic mandatory overtime. For a complete job description click here This is a civilian position.



To be considered for this vacancy, please reference job title and your last name in the subject line, and submit:

  1. Town of Hamilton General Application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Certifications, if applicable

Submit the above-mentioned information to: [email protected].   Email is the preferred method of application, however, if you wish to apply by in person or via mail, please send the required items to:


Human Resources

Town of Hamilton

577 Bay Road

Hamilton, MA 01982

Attn.: Michellelee Maloney, Director of Human Resources – Dispatcher

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  The Town of Hamilton does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, color, or disability in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.




Town of Hamilton

Health Department

Contact Tracing Team Members


Salary:                  $20.00/hour

Job Type:             Temporary – Part-time up to 19 hours per week

The Town of Hamilton Health Department seeks four (4). Our contact tracing team calls every resident diagnosed with COVID-19 and provides isolation guidance, identifies their contacts, and calls their contacts to provide quarantine guidance and help get them tested. Our team also follows-up with residents about their symptoms and well-being, and connects residents to any needed social services. We are seeking empathetic, persistent, professional, discreet, detail-oriented, technologically-savvy individuals with public health expertise to join our Somerville COVID Contact Tracing Team.

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Call newly diagnosed patients
  • Follow the script to inform patients about the importance of isolation
  • Collect and record information on symptoms during the initial case interview
  • Gather information that will help identify exposure origin
  • Identify any social service needs and connect to social services
  • Identify close contacts of diagnosed patients
  • Call contacts of diagnosed patients
  • Follow the script to inform contacts about the importance of quarantine and what to do if symptoms develop
  • Provide information about community testing procedures and locations
  • Identify any social service needs and connect to social services
  • Follow up with diagnosed patients and contacts throughout the duration of their isolation/quarantine

Bachelor’s Degree in public health, social work or allied field required; minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience in public health preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Knowledge: Public health proven expertise; knowledge of COVID-19 symptoms, current quarantine and contact tracing guidelines and best practices; knowledge of MS Office programs; experience with public health data systems. Familiarity with Somerville geography, services and community preferred.

Ability to interact with the public effectively and appropriately; ability to handle problems and emergencies calmly and effectively; ability to communicate clearly, both spoken and in writing; ability to operate a computer; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to maintain, manage, and organize records. Empathetic, with the ability to build trust with culturally diverse individuals during a time of crisis and distress; persistent, with the ability to investigate a case and close contacts to identify exposure origin; professional and discreet, with the ability to handle sensitive health information professionally and with discretion.

Detail-oriented, with the focus and follow-through to carefully document ongoing communication with diagnosed patients and contacts; technologically-savvy, with the ability to be trained in the states’ disease surveillance and case management system or a connector system. Excellent organizational skills; excellent data processing skills in the use of personal computers and office software including MS Office programs, specifically Excel. Multilingual skills preferred by not required, especially Spanish and Portuguese

Contact Tracing Team members will be expected to work remotely from their home or similar location where they can confidently and consistently manage calls and interactions without issue or distraction.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Little to no physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks.

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as operating a telephone or personal computer.

Visual demands require constantly reading documents on screens for general understanding and analytical purposes.

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Maloney, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: mma[email protected] Subject: Contact Tracing Team Member. The position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 4:30 p.m. EST, September 27, 2021.






Town of Hamilton, Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea,

Town of Essex & Town of Wenham

 Regional Social Worker


 Department  Health Department
 Reports to:  Director of Health
 Position Status:  Exempt
 Weekly Hours:  32 Hours per week
 Salary Classification:  To $66,000 annually


Position Summary/Purpose:

The Regional Social Worker will provide critical community outreach for residents of the four towns; the Town of Hamilton, Town of Wenham, Town of Manchester by the Sea and the Town of Essex. The Regional Social Worker will provide crisis intervention and information referral services for all residents, infants to seniors, as well as working with the two regional school districts as both an educational and mental health resource. The Regional Social Worker will work with the Boards of Health and existing staff from each town, as well as leadership from the school districts, to address the unique challenges of each community. This position, in addition to those already staffed by each town, will provide the four communities the necessary resources needed to effectively serve the public health needs of their residents that each would not be able to attain individually.


Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Director of Health with additional guidance or the four member communities.

Supervision Given: Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and hire hourly employees.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides information, referral and outreach services on various topics including shelter, food, employment, and health services access.
  • Develops strong partnerships with community organizations/service providers
  • Attends professional development programs and inter agency meetings to maintain knowledge of current programs and to promote HHS programs and services
  • Develops and conducts programming
  • Leads support group meetings as assigned/needed
  • Maintains active caseload of clients


Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years’ experience; 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.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid, current license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or have extensive, documented experience as healthcare social worker in Massachusetts.
  • Must have access to own transportation and ability to travel throughout region.
  • Must be competent in use of Microsoft Office and have experience using electronic health record programs.
  • Must be physically able to bend, lift 20 pounds, and move up and down stairs.
  • Must have current CPR and First Aid certification.

Desired Professional Qualifications & Experience –

  • Current Massachusetts Social Work License
  • CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of hire and continually maintained thereafter
  • Valid driver’s licensed
  • Work may include evenings, weekends and holiday

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to: Michellelee Carroll, Director of Human Resources, Town of Hamilton: 577 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA 01982 or via email (preferred) to: [email protected] Subject: Regional Social Worker – Health. The position is open until filled. For a guaranteed review of application materials, apply by 4:30 p.m. EST, August 2, 2021.