Human Resources

Human Resources Department


Contact: Jennifer Breaker - Human Resources Director


Telephone: 978-356-6602

Fax: 978-356-6616


Office Hours:


8:00 AM - 7:00 PM


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Please email resume and Town of Ipswich job application for any job openings to the Human Resources Director.  A completed Town of Ipswich application is required to apply for any open position.


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Employment Opportunities:  

      Fire Chief

The Town of Ipswich, MA (pop. 13,500) seeks a full time Fire Chief with demonstrated success in team leading. The department is a combined department comprised of a fire chief, 5 lieutenants and 12 firefighters under civil service and 20 paid on-call firefighters. The operating budget is approximately $1.8 million and includes funding for converting a lieutenant to a deputy chief in FY 2015. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in fire administration, public administration or related fields, Master’s degree, EFOP and CFO a plus; a minimum of 15 years fire operations experience with at least 5 years supervisory experience; 5 years experience in a management position at command-level capacity; positive labor relations and experience with collective bargaining unions a must.


Application and profile statement are available by contacting Jennifer Breaker, Human Resources Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 978-356-6604, email preferred.  Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 7 at 2:00 PM, firm deadline.  Initial round of interviews will be conducted the week of April 14. Serious applications only. Salary range: $105,000 - $115,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Ipswich is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Recording Secretary

The Town of Ipswich seeks qualified and detail-oriented individuals to perform the administrative duties of Recording Secretary for the Planning Board and/or Conservation Commission.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: taking accurate transcription of meeting minutes and attending all meetings of the board or commission. Applicants must be available to work evenings, possess excellent verbal, communication & computer skills and have their own laptop. Complete job description is available at www.ipswichma.gov. This is a part-time position averaging 3 meetings per month, $110.00 per meeting. All applicants must submit a Town of Ipswich application to Jennifer Breaker, HR Director, 25 Green Street, Ipswich MA 01938 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Applications will be accepted until position is filled. An EEO/AA employer.
(April 4, 2014)


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