Why Work Here?
Employees for the City of Keene share a unified vision, in which we strive to assure outstanding public service. One way to accomplish this is through employee committees to help set the direction in which we want to proceed. Just some of the ways employees get involved are by sharing their opinions on City services, contributing toward a safe work environment, using their creative skills to carry out community and employee events, suggesting improvements to methods and policies, and helping new employees transition to their jobs so they can contribute sooner.
Our culture helps us deliver good customer sevice to the community. These words were those most frequently used by our employees in the automated appraisal system to describe their jobs (as of July 2013):
Safety is of prime concern, and employees are expected to participate fully to ensure that this will be a safe organization in which to work. A safety program has been designed, jointly between employees and management, to prevent accidents and illnesses and is overseen by the Safety Committee.
Jobs within the City span a variety of fields. While this list is not comprehensive, it shows some of the career paths our employees follow:
|Accounting/Auditing||Architecture||Short- and Long-Term Budgeting|
|Building Maintenance||Business Analysis||Communications|
|Cemetery Management||Code Inspections/Enforcement||Community Planning|
|Community Sustainability||Crisis Intervention||Economic Development|
|Emergency Communications||Emergency Management Services||Engineering|
|Environmental Protection||Equipment Maintenance||Fire Protection Services|
|Forestry||Grant Management||Graphic Design|
|Grounds Maintenance||Housing||Human Resources Administration|
|Information Technology||Labor Relations||Law|
|Legal Compliance||Legislative Support||Library Services|
|Licensing & Permitting||Meter Reading||Office Administration|
|Policing/Community Protection||Project Management||Property Rehabilitation|
|Public Health||Purchasing||Real Estate|
|Recreation||Social Work||Solid Waste Collection/Recycling|
|Street Maintenance/Construction||Tax Assessment||Water/Sewer Systems Maintenance|
|Vehicle Servicing/Customizing||Youth Services||Zoning|
The City has been working toward creating a sustainable community. Read about it here.
The City does not condone workplace harassment of any of its employees―by other employees, vendors, customers, taxpayers, residents, or others who enter any worksite. These principles apply not only to sexual harassment, but also to harassment on the basis of any other protected classification. Intolerable conduct includes that which is harassing, intimidating, threatening or violent.