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- The City of New Bedford has a residency requirement per the City Code of Ordinances. Employees are required to be New Bedford residents at the time of appointment or will be subject to a 10% reduction in pay unless a specific waiver has been granted with specific approval of the Mayor and the City Council. Union employees are subject to the confines of the individual collective bargaining agreements.
- As a condition of employment, a candidate must pass a pre-employment physical examination administered by a physician appointed by the City, including drug screening.
- The City also conducts a mandatory Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check prior to a candidate beginning employment.