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Empower the People Who Power Our City

We’re hiring key roles in the People Operations Cabinet to help us support Boston’s greatest asset in delivering effective government: City workers.

To carry out the Mayor’s vision of making the City of Boston a better, more equitable, human-centered place to work, we are looking for creative, empathetic, and passionate leaders to drive key areas of work in the newly formed People Operations Cabinet. Together, we will work to optimize our HR services, maximize our workforce investment, support our employees, and make City government a place where all people are empowered to effect positive change in the communities where we live, work, and play. Stay tuned for additional postings. Learn more and join us!

Available Positions

Available Positions
As the Department Head for Human Resources, you will drive strategic planning, operational excellence, project management, and on-going monitoring of key transformation initiatives across the enterprise with a focus on transforming the City of Boston’s HR from a function of service delivery, to a driver of strategic talent, business outcomes, and overall employee experience.
 
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Work to develop and oversee the City of Boston’s diversity goals and objectives in the areas of hiring, leadership, training, strategic planning, retention, and recruitment. You will also oversee the implementation and enforcement of Boston’s Fair Chance Act and collaborate with leadership across cabinets and departments to ensure adherence to the City of Boston's citywide equity and inclusion statement. 

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You will lead the team that educates and advises on City of Boston policies and procedures, investigates concerns about potential policy violations and other workplace behavior, and supports our teammates through challenging workplace situations. Your goal is not only to ensure that all City departments and employees understand and adhere to our workplace policies and procedures, but to evaluate and improve our work in this area on a continuous basis. 

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You will perform difficult and complex factual, policy, and legal analyses and research to investigate allegations of violations of City policy and workplace standards while working proactively to address workplace issues and increase compliance with City of Boston policies. To be successful, you must develop trust, rapport, and strong working relationships with the Offices of Human Resources and Labor Relations, and leads in other City departments.

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You will provide technical inputs for the end-to-end transformation of the Human Resources (HR) function to deliver great experiences for the HR Shared Services with call center, case management, knowledge management, and employee lifecycle campaigns. In this role, you will play a key role in business transformation and deploying processes and connected HR service delivery solutions with a priority on data insights and simplified processes.

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Design, launch, and implement key initiatives to improve the employee experience across our entire workforce, and make the City of Boston a more equitable, supportive, and competitive employer. Essential work activities include project planning and reporting, communications, task management, administration, and other activities related to the design and rollout of new employee-facing programs for the City of Boston.

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What is People Operations?

The Administration and Finance Cabinet, formerly headed by a Chief who oversaw over 10 departments, recently became two separate cabinets: the People Operations Cabinet and the Finance Cabinet. 

Chief People Officer Alex Lawrence oversees the newly formed People Operations Cabinet, which consists of the City’s central departments of the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Labor Relations, the Registry, and City appropriations including Health Benefits, Unemployment Compensation, and Workers Compensation.

The restructuring refocuses these departments on not only delivering administrative needs but also supporting Boston’s greatest asset in delivering effective government: City workers. Together, we are working to implement improvements to how the City supports its workers in ways both big and small, including mental health supports and employee transit benefits.

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Chief People Officer Alex Lawrence

Common Questions

WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR THE JOBS?

If the job is already posted, please apply via our Career Center. We aim to have the additional positions posted soon!

IF I DON'T KNOW IF I AM THE RIGHT FIT SHOULD I APPLY?

Yes! We are open to nontraditional candidates and would love to see your application.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR FILLING THESE JOBS?

We will start interviewing candidates a few weeks after the jobs are posted.

CAN I APPLY TO MORE THAN ONE POSITION?

Yes! Feel free to apply to all the positions that interest you and you meet the minimum qualifications.

DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN BOSTON?

Yes, all the jobs will require residency in the City of Boston by the time you start the job. You can read more about our residency requirement.

WHAT ARE THE SALARY AND BENEFITS FOR THE JOBS?

The salary depends on the job. All of the full-time jobs come with benefits and selected applicants may be eligible to join a union. You can see the salary range and union affiliation when the positions are posted to the Career Center.

ARE THESE ON-GOING, FULL-TIME POSITIONS?

Unless noted, these are on-going, full-time positions with benefits. There is a six-month probationary period for all new hires at the City of Boston.

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