Job position opens in Framingham to connect politicians to locals

Framingham is seeking to fill a new position that is intended to better connect City Hall with the public. Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer recently announced the posting of the job of Citizen Participation Officer.

The creation of the position was provided for in the new city charter adopted in 2017. Whoever is selected will be responsible for helping community members influence public decisions.

The Citizen Participation Officer’s specific duties will include working with city departments, boards, and commissions to use communication and outreach to enhance public engagement, process citizen complaints and inquiries, and comply with public notice requirements. The officer will also be charged with analyzing data on citizen engagement, complaints, and inquiries, and to prepare reports on that data.


“I look forward to interviewing a diverse pool of candidates for the Citizen Participation Officer,” Spicer said in a statement. “This position is critical to improving our outreach to the community and providing a necessary outlet for all of our citizens.”

To apply for the job, go to www.framinghamma.gov/jobs, or send an application and resume to the city’s Human Resources office. For more information, call the office at 508-532-5490.

John Laidler can be reached at john.laidler@globe.com.