Congratulations and welcome. The City of Waltham is an Equal Opportunity employer. Each and every individual is considered and treated solely on the basis of qualifications and performance of the job they hold, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical handicap.
What follows is information to familiarize you with the benefits and options you will receive as the employee of the City of Waltham.
Appearance and Appropriate Behavior
The City expects all of its employees to dress professionally and use good judgment regarding appearance. Department heads and office related positions should have business dress or business casual appearance. Outside or maintenance personnel should have safety footwear as well as uniforms or appropriate clothing.
Please take pride in a good attendance record. Your absence or tardiness is a hardship to others and places an unfair burden on your fellow employees. If you must be absent or late you must notify your department before your regular reporting time. You must contact your department each day you are absent. The main telephone number is 781-314-3140.
The standard workweek for most employees is Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with a one hour lunch period. Some departments may have different schedules.
The City of Waltham has the utmost concern for the safety of its employees. According to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 13A, "no person shall operate a private passenger motor vehicle or ride in a private passenger motor vehicle, a vanpool vehicle or truck under eighteen thousand pounds in any way unless such person is wearing a safety belt which is properly adjusted and fastened." Because it's law, we require the use of seat belts in city-owned vehicles. For a copy of MG Chapter 90; Section 13A please click here
Notification of Available Positions
The City of Waltham is a Civil Service community. Most positions are Civil Service positions, they will be posted based on Civil Service rules and regulations. To complete an application please print out the application from our website or see the Personnel Department to be registered for Civil Service positions.
It is required that each employee notifies his/her department head of any changes in personal data. Employees who change an address, telephone number, educational accomplishments, marital status, or individuals to be contacted in event of emergency must submit a written notification of these changes to their department and to the Personnel Department.
- Auxiliary/Cadet Application
- Boards & Commissions Application
- City Policies and Practices
- Civil Service Registration - Labor Service positions
- Employee Benefits
- Employment Application - PDF
- General Information
- Holiday Schedule
- Job Opportunities
- Payroll Information
- Retirement Benefits
- Volunteer Application
- Workers' Compensation