Thank you for your interest in a career with the City of Keene.  Employment listings are updated regularly and may include a wide variety of job opportunities within local government.

Depending on the instructions in each individual job posting, you may apply for posted positions in one of three ways:

·   Complete an online employment application using our Web Application.

·   Complete a paper application, which may be picked up between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or may be downloaded here, then return, or mail (address is below), it to Human Resources. 

·   Mail your resume and letter of transmittal to Human Resources, City of Keene, 3 Washington Street, Keene NH  03431-3192.

It is the City's aim to employ the best-suited person to fill each position based on required standards, training, experience, and abilities to succeed in this professional service organization. Employees are not required to reside in Keene, although employees in some positions may be required, as a condition of employment, to live within a certain radius of the work location to facilitate emergency callbacks.


The application form for employment as a Police Officer is different from the application form used for other City positions. Download it here; and either mail it to Recruitment Officer, Keene Police Department, 400 Marlboro Street, Keene NH 03431-4366; or email it to policerecruiting@ci.keene.nh.us.


Summer seasonal positions with Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries usually are recruited beginning in February.  For information about these positions, please visit the Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department page here.


The Summer Youth Employment program recruitment, dependent on the operating budget, usually begins in April.  This program is four 14- and 15-year-old Keene residents.  Read more here.


A background investigation is carried out and references are checked by the City prior to anyone's employment. Depending on the position, a pre-employment drug test, physical examination, and/or psychological examination also may also be required.  All records are safeguarded in accordance with applicable privacy laws.



Learn about the City's mission and values.

Learn about current job opportunities.

Learn about the City of Keene organization chart.

Read our Equal Employment Opportunity policy.

Read about out orientation, training and development for City employees.

Read our employee privacy policies.

Do you need a disability accommodation in relation to any aspect of employment?

Learn about the process for applying for certified Police Department positions.

Learn about the City of Keene before moving here.

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Learn about jobs available in the area through State of New Hampshire Employment Security.