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 Current Openings:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Program Supervisor
  • Local Building Inspector
  • SSRECC Communication Center Dispatcher

TITLE OF POSITION: Accounting Assistant
$483.86 - $667.59
(.7 position)
WORK SCHEDULE: 52 Weeks per Year
25 Hours per Week (5 days per week)
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
LOCATION: Administration Office, Hingham Public Schools
220 Central Street

DESCRIPTIVE STATEMENT OF POSITION: Primary responsibilities include processing the weekly accounts payable warrant for the school department; assisting with other business office duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of three years business office experience required, associates degree or bachelors degree preferred. Experience with high volume data entry into accounting applications, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Products including Excel and Word. Detail oriented with the ability to effectively interact with employees, vendors and the general public. Demonstrated ability to work independently and handle multiple projects and adjust priorities as required.

AVAILABILITY: October 10, 2014

CLOSING DATE: October 7, 2014 or until filled

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send letter of application and resume to:

John W. Ferris, Director of Business and Support Services
Hingham Public Schools

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.


Title: Program Supervisor
Location: Hingham Recreation Center
Hours: Part-time, 20 hrs/week
Salary: Grade 7, starting at $19.01/hr

Duties: The Town of Hingham is seeking an Program Supervisor to prepare, coordinate and implement recreational programs for participants and their children. The work includes developing and running programs; scheduling age-appropriate activities; supervising program staff; preparing and maintaining all program records and performing public relations and customer service functions for that specific area of the Hingham Recreation Department. This employee assists the Director and the Administrative Secretary with the supervision of approximately 12 part time employees. The employee helps to train and schedule the work of these part-time and seasonal employees.

Requirements: A candidate for this position must have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least two years of experience working in similar recreation programs. Basic computer skills are necessary and arts skills are a definite plus. Emphasis will be placed on a proven ability to communicate and work well with the participants and their families and the ability to work well with others in this capacity. A candidate for this position will have a valid driver's license, must become certified within three months of hire in Infant, Child and Adult C.P.R., automated external defibrillator (AED), and First Aid. Competent in computer programs and applications, including Word, Excel, Email, and PowerPoint. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical and CORI check.

Send letter of interest and resume to Human Resources Office, Town of Hingham, 210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043.
Date of Posting: September 9, 2014
Deadline: Until Filled

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.


Title: Local Building Inspector
Department: Community Planning Department
Location: Town Hall
Status: Part-time, as needed
Salary: $26.39 - $33.22

The Town of Hingham is seeking a Local Building Inspector to perform inspection and enforcement functions for the Building Department. Work includes conducting inspections; interpreting and enforcing building codes and zoning by-laws; and providing information and assistance to applicants regarding the permitting process. Employee works under the general direction of the Building Commissioner.

A candidate for this position should have an Associate's Degree or better in Building Construction or Design, and three (3) to five (5) years of experience in Construction or Design or equivalent education and experience. Must be a certified Local Inspector under 780 CMR 110.R.7.

A candidate for this position should have knowledge of the accepted requirements for building construction, fire prevention, lights, ventilation and safe egress, and equipment and materials essential for safety, comfort and convenience of occupants of a building structure. Skill in communication, customer service and organization skills, written and oral communication, enforcing codes and regulations fairly and impartially, computer programs and applications such as Microsoft Word, Email and Excel and become familiar with GIS. And the ability to inspect buildings and determine compliance with codes and regulations and exercise sound judgment and tact when dealing with potentially confrontational individuals. This position will be subject to a pre-employment physical, physical ability test, and CORI check.

To Apply: Send letter of interest and resume to Human Resources Department, 210 Central Street, Hingham, MA 02043. Email:

Date of posting: July 29, 2014.
Deadline: Until Filled

The Town of Hingham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

Communication Center Dispatcher

The South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center (S.S.R.E.C.C.) is a newly formed
regional emergency communications center that supports the towns of Hingham, Hull, Norwell
and Cohasset.

The S.S.R.E.C.C. is seeking applicants for the position of Dispatcher to operate the public safety
communications systems that support the operations of the four member towns.

This position will work with existing Dispatchers receiving emergency and non-emergency calls
for service over the telephone and by other means, employing appropriate call screening
protocols, entering data into a computer(s) as it is being received and by dispatching the
appropriate public safety resources. This position is responsible for interaction with other public
safety dispatch agencies including the field personnel in law enforcement, fire and EMS. This
position is required to respond appropriately and professionally to requests for services from the
public as well as field personnel from the member municipalities.

Essential Job Duties


  • Processes incoming and outgoing emergency and non-emergency telephone calls
    ensuring agency policy, procedures, goals and objectives are met.
  • Dispatches and communicates with law enforcement, fire and EMS units ensuring
    agency policy, procedures and goals are met.
  • Speaks English clearly and verbally communicates effectively.
  • Learns and maintains familiarity with general geography of the communities served.
  • Works effectively and calmly in a high stress environment.
  • Make appropriate decisions based on minimal information.
  • Possess ability to recall details and record information/numbers quickly and correctly.
  • Meets all training requirements and certifications required by the S.S.R.E.C.C.
  • The S.S.R.E.C.C. operates under the requirements of 560 CMR 2.00 State 911
    Department Standards for Enhanced 9-1-1 and other regulations.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

  • Shift work environment where hours of work will be driven by call volume and other
    workload factors of the S.S.R.E.C.C. rather than convenience of the staff.
  • 24/7 operations with work scheduled on days others consider holidays.
  • In addition to scheduled shifts, call back, holdover and overtime requirements exist.
  • Work performed at a technology driven stationary work station.

Physical Demands:

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate multiple personal computers.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time while working at computer keyboards, monitoring a
    variety of public safety communications systems, completing electronic and written
    documentation required of operations.
  • Vision, specifically to include up close, distance, color and peripheral, depth perception
    and ability to adjust focus.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information with emergency callers and public safety
  • Applicants must type at least 30 words per minute.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of practical working knowledge and paid experience in public
    safety communications is preferred.
  • High school diploma or equivalent. College degree preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must be certified in CPR, or receive certification within 20 days of
  • Preferred applicants to be certified in APCO EMD protocols.
  • Preferred applicants to be certified in LEAPS/CJIS
  • Applicants must successfully complete a background check and drug testing prior to
  • Applicants must go through profile evaluations and will be evaluated accordingly using
    the S.S.R.E.C.C. materials and examinations. All results will remain confidential.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full time union position. Will be assigned shifts based on need and availability.
  • Hourly wage starting at $ 19.16 to $ 23.13 per hour plus shift differential and possible
    overtime based on skills and prior experience.
  • S.S.R.E.C.C. currently uses eight (8) hour shifts on a rotating basis which is subject to
    change based on requirements.
  • Includes vacation (pre-approved) and holiday and health benefits.
  • Dispatchers will participate in the S.S.R.E.C.C. employee development program.

To Apply:

  • To apply, applicants can contact the SSRECC at 781-556-5445 or via email at to obtain a detailed job description and application for
    employment. Applications will be sent to candidates via email.