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 service 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.