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Heat Emergency in Boston
Mayor Wu announced a heat emergency in the City of Boston through Wednesday, July 17. Cooling centers will be open at 14 BCYF community centers Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Why Work for the City of Boston?

City of Boston employees celebrate the launch of the Mayor's Office of Black Male Advancement
We Make History

What’s an old city know about new ways of doing things? 

In Boston, we lead revolutions. We are a city rich in history and history in the making. We uphold our city’s proud tradition of inventing the future. Together, we’re disrupting old narratives and forging new ones

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We Make an Impact

As City employees, we see the result of our work all around us— in street and infrastructure improvements, new buildings rising from the ground, safer and more prosperous neighborhoods, and happier, healthier children, families, and senior citizens. What we do at work today shapes the Boston of tomorrow.

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We Serve With Pride

Public service is a noble calling: to help others, to make our community stronger, and to uphold the public's trust. The call to serve is rooted in instinct and constantly honed through awareness, empathy, and action. In choosing this path, we find our own lives enriched and our purpose fulfilled. It’s not just what we do, it’s who we are.


Our culture is the product of shared values and purpose, servant leadership, and a place where all people are empowered to effect positive change in the communities where we live, work, and play.


Residency Requirement

Anyone can apply to work for the City, but you must be a resident by your first day of work. View a map of Boston.

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Our mission is to help the City of Boston attract and develop diverse, qualified, and productive employees to serve Boston's residents.

We believe in promoting a culture that makes City employees want to come to work every day, to a place they feel valued and supported, that drives an exceptional employee experience for our City of Boston colleagues and residents and elevates the role of public service. 

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