Human Resources/Human Rights

The Human Resources Department assists Town officials to create and administer policies and practices that attract, develop and sustain a motivated, diverse and high performing municipal workforce and work environment. The Department administers the Personnel Bylaw, maintains compensation and benefits plans; coordinates recruitment, orientation, professional development and employee recognition activities. The Department strives to ensure that all citizens are afforded equal protection under the law. 
Jobs & Applying Online (View Jobs & Apply Online)
The Town of Amherst is a progressive and professional organization dedicated to inclusive government and quality services. To apply for a position visit the Employment Opportunities section and click the 'Apply Online' button under a job posting. If you have access to a computer, please visit a local library or career center to access 1. Paper applications are available and accepted only at the Hiring Department or the Human Resources Department. Job Applications are accepted only in response to advertised vacancies.
Documents & Information
Human Rights Commission Blog
• Labor Contracts and Salaries
Personnel Board
Personnel Bylaw (PDF)
Personnel Procedures Manual (PDF)
Policy Against Sexual Unlawful Harassment  (PDF)
Health Insurance Plan Descriptions and List
Personnel Board Packet to Select Board and FY 15 Amherst Non-Union Compensation Study (PDF) (Note: The Town of Amherst is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual preference, gender identity or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.)