Ashuelot River Park

What we offer

The City of Keene has been around over 250 years. During that time, we have adapted and responded proactively to the current and future demands of our community. We have learned the importance and value of collaboration with our citizens, thinking and brainstorming together, problem solving together, and assuming responsibility for the organization’s success together with our employees. What hasn’t changed is our dedication to providing services and amenities that enhance the quality of life for those who live, learn, and work in, as well as enjoy, the City of Keene.

We offer what a lot of professionals want today—we value our employees. We value everyoneby respecting our variety and diversity and by demonstrating with our work ethic our commitment to excellent public service.

  • Total compensation package

    Employees of the City of Keene enjoy competitive pay, as well as benefits program above and beyond a paycheck:

    • Health and safety activities for all that include assessments, wellness challenges, annual health fair, flu shot clinics, fitness DVD library, and other wellness information and activities.

    • Health insurance (for employees schedule for 30+ hours a week) that includes health coaches, vision care, smoking cessation assistance, wellness classes and eyewear reimbursements for all family members, fitness reimbursement, and flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care.

    • Dental insurance for all family members.

    • Life insurance with an accidental death & dismemberment rider with an opportunity to purchase additional insurance on family members.

    • Disability insurance for long-term situations.

    • Retirement plans for all employees, including 457(b) and Roth IRA investments for part-time employees.

    • Paid leave benefits to recharge and help balance work with the variety of life’s needs.

    • An Employee Assistance Program to help you take action and be prepared when life happens whether it involves financial, legal, workplace, relationship, health, emotional wellbeing, or other situations.

    • Vacation deals and purchasing discounts offered to large employers in the area and to municipal employers.

    • Tuition assistance for job-related courses to help you prepare for the future.

    • And, of course, we’ll cover you for on-the-job injuries, keep payments of all statutory benefits up to date, and more.

  • What living in Keene offers

    A city of about 22,500, Keene offers a vibrant downtown with a wide tree-lined Main Street and is surrounded by beautiful scenery as you access recreation for all seasons.

    While Keene has been described as “the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire,” it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, entertainment, modern healthcare facilities, fine dining, and historical landmarks. Keene offers excellent educational opportunities from pre-school to grad school. The economy is diverse, with a thriving business community represented in a full spectrum of enterprises―from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry―and with job prospects in many fields. From the eclectic mix of stores, boutiques, and restaurants to the uniquely-preserved landmarks, downtown festivals and events and two live theaters, there is never a shortage of things to do or see. The community has great public spaces and robust recreation assets. Residents and visitors can enjoy its walkable historic downtown, 27 miles of trails, over 2100 acres of open space, and 16 city parks. The community also places a high value on environmental sustainability, health, wellness, and locally-sourced food and products. Discover the Monadnock region, and learn more about the events and other elements that contribute to a high quality of life in our region.

    Both local government and community members understand our impacts on, and responsibilities to, others and have worked with spirit and collaboration to be recognized in the areas of economic growth, land use management, cultural diversity, and historic preservation, as well as sustainability. Caring, combined with a strong sense of citizenship, continues to create positive change in our community and beyond. Geographically situated in the heart of New England, the area allows easy access to popular metropolitan areas that include Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.

    Watch our video, Keene, New Hampshirethe Way Life Ought to Be

  • Ready to work here?

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