The Town of Plaistow, New Hampshire (pop. 7,900) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of full-time Police Chief. Located on the MA-NH border this community is just 20 miles from the Seacoast and 40 miles to Boston. Covering about 10 square miles, its booming retail, commercial and industrial base makes Plaistow a “destination” community.
The Police Department is staffed with 16 full-time Sworn, 6 full-time safety dispatchers, and 4 unsworn personnel. The Department has a current operating budget of approx. $2,000,000. The Chief is expected to perform all the usual administrative and management duties of a traditional Police Chief and actively respond to calls for service as may be necessary. The Police Chief is appointed by and reports to the Town Manager.
Successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred); 10 years of related experience with at least 5 years of progressively responsible command experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $100k; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Plaistow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For further information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources Inc. at 603-279-0352, x320.
To apply submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to email@example.com Friday, December 16th 2022, at 8 AM EDT.
The Town of Newton, New Hampshire (population approx. 4600) is seeking an experienced municipal finance specialist/payroll administrator for this part-time (30 +- hours/week) position. Newton is located in southeast NH bordering Haverhill MA and Plaistow NH. It has an SB2 town meeting form of government with a 5-member Board of Selectmen and the position reports to the Town Administrator. Newton employs a workforce comprised of approximately 13 FT/64 PT employees and has an operating budget of approximately $3.7 million.
The successful candidate should have experience with finance administration, general accounting practices and municipal finance software (AccuFund preferred) designed for accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and grants management. Associates degree in accounting or related field and experience in municipal finance preferred; OR equivalent combination of experience and education which demonstrates an ability to be successful in the position. The hourly pay range for this position is $25.00 - $29.00. Starting wages commensurate with qualifications. Newton is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information
contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.
To apply submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org November 28th, 2022, at 8 AM EDT.
Deering, New Hampshire (approx. pop. 2000) is seeking an individual with demonstrated organizational, administrative, and management skills to serve as its next Town Administrator. Founded in 1765, although a rural community, Deering is in south-central NH within just 25 miles of Concord and Manchester. Reporting to a 3-member Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator oversees 4 FT employees and an additional 25 part-time/volunteers to deliver a full array of services to the community. The Town budget, approved through a traditional town meeting format is approximately $2.4M inclusive of capital improvement funds. The successful candidate should have a solid understanding of municipal finances to coordinate and oversee finance activities in cooperation with town office staff.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or a related field and a minimum of 5 years municipal management experience is desired; OR equivalent combination of experience and education which demonstrates an ability to be successful in the position. Starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Deering is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information
potential candidates are directed to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.
submit a resume and cover letter in confidence as a PDF attachment to email@example.com November 11th, 2022, at 9 AM EST.
The Town of Nottingham, NH (pop 5100), is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its next Town Administrator. The former Town Administrator is leaving after serving the Town for 8 years. Nottingham is located in the southeast portion of the state within 30 minutes of Manchester, Concord and the Seacoast. The center of town is located on Route 152 at the intersection with Route 156. Nottingham is approximately 46.5 square miles of land area and 1.9 square miles of inland water area, including 14 lakes and ponds. Nottingham is rich in history and, despite modern growth, maintains a small-town atmosphere.
Working under the direction of a 5-member Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator coordinates the delivery of a full array of town services and manages the day-to-day affairs of the Town. Nottingham recently transitioned to a SB-2 form of government. With an FY 22 operating budget of $4.5 mil, the Town has approximately 21 FT employees supplemented by another 31 PT employees. Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field and five years of supervisory/administrative experience, preferably in a municipal setting OR equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates an ability to be successful in the position. Salary range to $105K; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. Nottingham is an equal opportunity employer.
For further information potential candidates are directed to contact Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 ext. 330.
submit a resume and cover letter, in confidence, as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org November 14th, 2022, at 8 AM EDT.
The Town of Berlin MA (pop. 3,158) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Fire/EMS Chief. This position is becoming vacant after a well-respected Massachusetts Fire Chief completed the transition of fire and EMS services into a single fire rescue organization. The new fire chief will consider if the Department should advance to the advanced life support (ALS) level.
The Town of Berlin is located 40 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts and the Department covers an area of 13.1 square miles from a public safety complex. The Town is a prosperous and growing community with an expanding residential and commercial base. The Department is an ISO Class 8 full-service fire/rescue and EMS organization that has a total of 4 fulltime personnel, 41 fire/EMS/Emergency Management personnel, of which 22 are EMT’s. The Fire Chief also serves as the EMD. There are a total of approximately 750 fire and EMS calls per year. The current annual operating budget of the Fire Department is approximately $815,465.
The Fire Chief is appointed by the Select Board and is a strong chief appointed under MGL Chapter 48, section 42. Candidates must have strong leadership and managerial skills combined with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A proven, successful record of experience in progressively responsible supervisory, administrative and command assignments is also required.
Minimum qualifications include: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college, Master’s Degree highly preferred; 7-10 years of municipal fire/rescue experience and at least 2 years of experience as a chief fire officer in a comparable or larger organization; at least 5 years as an active EMT with Massachusetts/National EMT certification (paramedic preferred); and the ability to serve as a full time Chief for at least 5 years. The chief must have completed ICS 400, 800a and have the ability to become a credentialed Massachusetts Fire Chief or Executive Fire Officer graduate and certified as a Pro Board Fire Officer IV within one year of appointment.
Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: budgeting, crafting collaborative interagency relationships, pacing change, fireground management, incident command and emergency management.
Hiring range is $100,000 - $135,000 depending upon qualifications.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until 8 am on Monday, November 14, 2022. The Town of Berlin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Westford, MA (24,700 pop.) The Town of Westford seeks a proactive, seasoned community leader committed to excellence to serve as its next Town Manager. The current manager is retiring after fourteen years of dedicated service to the community. The residents of Westford take great pride in being a welcoming community that respects and honors its history and its diversity. This charming New England town is known for its outstanding public services and award-winning schools.
Westford was originally settled in the 1600’s and incorporated as the Town of Westford in 1729. The community has a rich history and a strong commitment to preserving its heritage and boasts a quality of life that makes this a destination community for any public manager. The Town is ideally located on the I-495/ Route 3 highway network, just 35 miles north of Boston and near the New Hampshire border. In addition, Westford has numerous natural and recreational amenities and offers easy access to Boston, Cape Cod and the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
This full-service municipality is led by a five member Select Board and Town Manager with an Open Town Meeting form of government. With the assistance of an Assistant Town Manager and an excellent department head team, the Manager oversees an operating budget for FY 2023 of $126.6M and a capital budget of $6.7M (School and Town) with 203 full-time and 166 part-time Town employees, not including School Department employees. The Town is financially stable, boasts substantial reserves, has an AAA bond rating by S&P Global and is recognized as a desirable community for its planning initiatives and smart growth business development that has resulted in a strong commercial, industrial, and residential tax base.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s in Public Administration or related field and 7 to 10 years of senior level experience in public administration, or other related professional fields with demonstrated executive responsibilities in a quasi-public, business, or government entity. The Town will consider a combination of education and professional experience to meet the minimum requirements for the position.
The Town has established a total compensation range of $210,000 to $230,000 with a competitive benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Town is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion hiring goals to create a diverse workforce within the community. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For additional information contact Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352 x330.
The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH, is seeking a dynamic and talented Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge to provide leadership in its vibrant community library. Stratham is a town of about 8,000 residents and is located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, between Exeter and Portsmouth.
The Library Director is responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Wiggin Memorial Library, including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach, and programs. The ideal candidate is community oriented, forward thinking, comfortable with technology, and has a personable, positive disposition. Additionally, the incumbent has demonstrated success aligning people, process and technology; excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and customer relationship skills; and is committed to excellent patron service. The Library Director works closely with other town departments as well as the Library Board of Trustees.
The position is an exempt, full-time position with a salary range of $80,000-$100,000, starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An MLS/MLIS or a master’s degree in a field related to management, business, or public administration with at least 5-7 years of experience as a librarian some of which as a managing librarian. The Town of Stratham is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply submit a resume and cover letter as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org Monday, October 31st, 2022, at 8 AM EDT.
The Town of Princeton, MA is seeking a progressive, community-oriented Police Chief to lead a full-service police department (approx. budget $875K) consisting of 5 FT officers, 6 PT officers, and one Administrative Assistant. With approximately 3,500 residents, Princeton is a quintessential New England community located in central Massachusetts. With easy access to I-190, Princeton is minutes from Worcester, 64 miles west of Boston, and 25 miles from the New Hampshire border. The Town is governed by a 3-member Selectboard, with an appointed Town Administrator. A Bachelor’s Degree in law enforcement or related field and five years of progressive law enforcement experience, a minimum of three years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. A successful candidate must hold or be able to acquire within 270 days of appointment, Certification as Police Officer issued by Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council; Massachusetts Class D Driver’s License; and Firearms Certification and License to Carry.
Salary range from $105,000 to $135,000, starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits.
Princeton is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information related to the search contact Sean Kelly, Director of Police Services, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x321.
The Town of Exeter, New Hampshire (population approx. 16,000) is seeking a skilled and visionary leader who will hit the ground running to successfully lead a team of talented and committed public works professionals in a fast-paced environment with high service demand, complexity, and volume. Exeter is a thriving seacoast community, rich in history located just 50 miles from Boston, 30 miles from Manchester and 65 miles from Portland, ME. Exeter is also host to Exeter Hospital and the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy. With an operating budget of $17.4 million the Director of Public Works is responsible for the planning, supervision, and management of the 46 FT/3 PT employees across four divisions: Engineering, Water & Sewer, Highway and Maintenance which includes capital projects, roadways, bridges, dams, storm water, water, sewer, town buildings, fleet, landfill and solid waste and recycling. This position reports directly to the Town Manager. The Director of Public Works will lead and empower the DPW administrative team to provide innovative and effective solutions to the challenges of running a highly successful department. The administrative team includes the Town Engineer, the Assistant Town Engineer, the Water and Sewer Manager, the Highway Superintendent, the Maintenance Superintendent, and the Business Manager.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Master’s in Business/Public Administration and at least 8 years of progressively responsible relevant experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in the position. Salary range to $122,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply submit a resume and cover letter in confidence as a PDF attachment to email@example.com October 10th, 2022, at 4 PM EDT.
The Barnstable Massachusetts Fire District Board of Water Commissioners, a 3-member elected Board, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Water Department Superintendent to administer and manage the operations of the District’s water system. The position requires an experienced individual to accurately and thoroughly ensure that the operations of the Barnstable Fire District Water Department are conducted in regulatory compliance with Federal laws, Massachusetts laws and the District’ s policies to provide an adequate supply of high-quality drinking water.
The Barnstable Fire District Water Department serves historic Barnstable Village on scenic Cape Cod Bay with a winter population of 3500 persons and summer population of 5500 persons. Four full-time employees and one part-time employee supply water to 2,000 accounts from 5 gravel packed wells. The Department is finalizing plans to construct a water filtration facility to reduce PFAS concentrations.
Superintendent candidates must possess a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure Grade D2/T1 Full Operator Certification, with the ability to obtain Treatment 2 Operator In Training Certification during the probation period, which is one calendar year from the date of employment. Candidates should have 10 years’ experience in the operation/supervision of drinking water systems. A Bachelor of Science in a field related to water supply is preferred. This is a salaried position, FLSA exempt, with a salary range of $80,000 to $110,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Benefits include 80% health insurance coverage. Barnstable is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x320.
The Town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts (pop. 25,000) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. Yarmouth is a dynamic coastal resort community located on scenic Cape Cod, the Department covers a response area of 28.2 square miles and operates from three stations. The Department has an ISO rating of Class 3/3X. The organization employs approximately 70 fulltime employees with an operating budget of approximately 8.0 million. In 2021 the Department responded to 7,567 emergency calls.
Appointed by the Board of Selectmen and under the administrative oversight of the Town Administrator, the Fire Chief serves as a key member of the Town’s management team. A Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Homeland Security, Business or Public Administration is required, Master’s preferred. It is also preferred that candidates have completed the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, Mass Chief Fire Officer Training Program and have appropriate ProBoard certifications. Candidates should be credentialed as a Massachusetts Fire Chief or have the ability to become credentialed upon appointment.
Candidates must have a minimum of ten years of experience in career fire service, as well as a minimum of five years of command and supervisory experience at the level of a shift commander or above. Candidates must have demonstrated experience and skill within the following critical areas: budgeting; collaborative interagency relationships; labor management relations in a unionized environment; and fire, EMS and emergency management. The salary range is $139,582 – $191,647 plus benefits depending upon qualifications and experience.
A resume and cover letter formatted as a PDF file can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through October 14, 2022.
All applications for this position will be held in confidence. The Town of Yarmouth is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
The Town of Farmington, NH (approx. pop. 7000), is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its next Town Administrator. Farmington is located just minutes from the NH Lakes Region, Maine & NH Seacoasts, and an hour from the White Mountains. Working under the direction of a 5-member Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator oversees an operating budget of $6.5 M (FY 22) and the full array of town services delivered by the 35 FT and 29 PT employees. College Degree, 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in municipal administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary range to $105 K; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. Farmington is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x320.
The Village of Johnson Vermont is seeking candidates with the right combination of municipal and utilities management to serve as its Village and Utilities General Manager. An experienced manager of an electric utility with skills that could be applied to the general management of the village would be the ideal candidate since approximately 60%-70% of the position is committed to managing the utilities. The Village of Johnson is comprised of about one square mile within the Town of Johnson and serves approximately 950 electric customers and 450 water and sewer accounts. Village is responsible for the electric utility, it also oversees the water and sewer departments, whose work is contracted to an outside vendor. The Village employs 5 “linesmen” and shares four office staff with the Town of Johnson. Johnson, the quintessential “Norman Rockwell” community is nestled in the Green Mountains of North/Central Vermont.
For the right candidate this would be a full-time position with a salary range to $100k and a generous benefits package; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Candidates that have an interest in the part-time position of either Utilities Superintendent or Village Manager should also apply although the combined FT position would be ideal. The Village is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The Village has adopted an Inclusivity Statement and Anti-Racism Statement, which are available at https://townofjohnson.com/johnson-inclusivity-statement/ and https://townofjohnson.com/johnson-village-anti-racism-statement-2/
Municipal Resources Inc (MRI), New England’s largest municipal consulting firm has a number of administrative positions open. There is some flexibility in these positions for the right person with right skills and may include full time, part-time, parent’s hours, remote and hybrid opportunities. MRI’s administrative office is located in Plymouth, NH.
Although no municipal experience is required, candidates should have strong writing and proofreading skills, proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, strong attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Pay based on experience. Competitive benefits package for full time employees. EOE
Please submit a resume and letter of interest to email@example.com. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.
The Town of Avon, MA is seeking a Deputy Chief of Police to assist the Chief of Police lead this full-service police department of 16 full-time sworn officers, 5 part-time/special officers, and 7 support staff, including dispatchers. The selected candidate is expected to be an integral part of the Department’s succession plan. The Deputy Chief reports to the Chief of Police and has responsibility for performing general and specialized law enforcement duties and administrative work in the coordination, planning, review, and supervision of the activities in the department. With approximately 4,500 residents, Avon is a quintessential New England community located in Norfolk County. With easy access to I-93 and I-95, Avon is just 17 miles south of Boston, and 51 miles from Providence, RI. Avon is a short drive to beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod. The Town is governed by a 3-member Selectboard that also serve as Police Commissioners, with an appointed Town Administrator.
Candidates must possess unquestioned integrity, a thorough knowledge of police administration and operations, possess proven management and leadership skills and demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with employees, public safety partners, town departments, the business community, schools, and the citizens. The candidate must have experience in the supervision and oversight of criminal investigations, disciplinary matters, training, policy and with the growth and development of officers. Experience with accreditation is desirable.
A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Police Administration or related field is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Fifteen (15) years progressively responsible law enforcement with at least five (5) years in supervisory, command and administrative positions in a union environment, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is required. Candidate must be a graduate of a full time MA Police Academy or able to obtain MA certification within a reasonable time period. Salary range to $140,000; starting salary commensurate with qualifications; including educational incentive and comprehensive benefits package.
The Town of Avon is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender/gender identity, race, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.
For additional information related to the search contact Sean Kelly, Director of Police Services, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x321.
Town of Thornton, NH (2,500-year-round residents), is seeking an organized, experienced professional to serve as its next Town Administrator. Working under the direction of a 5-person Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator coordinates the delivery of a full array of town services and manages the day-to-day affairs of the Town. With an operating budget of $3.8M, the Town has 18 FT employees supplemented by a number of PT employees. Thornton is located in the White Mountain/Waterville Valley Region, just minutes from the Lakes Region of NH. The area hosts tourists year-round for its many outdoor seasonal attractions. With easy access to Interstate 93, Thornton is just 45 minutes to Concord and 1 hour to Manchester. College Degree, 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in municipal administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range to $98K; starting salary commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits. Thornton is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information contact Alan Gould, President, Municipal Resources, Inc. at 603-279-0352 x320.
The City of Melrose, MA is seeking a progressive, proactive and community-oriented Police Chief to lead this full-service police department (approx. budget $5.5M) consisting of 49 FT sworn officers, and 5 non-sworn support staff. With approximately 29,000 residents, Melrose is a quintessential New England community in northeastern Massachusetts. With easy access to I-93 and I-95, Melrose is just seven miles north of Boston, and minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The City is governed by a Mayor and an eleven-member City Council. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in law enforcement, criminal justice, management, or related field plus ten years of law enforcement executive management experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, is required. Must be certified as a Massachusetts full-time police officer or have the ability to receive certification. FBINA or equivalent executive management training is preferred. Starting salary range at $160,000 commensurate with qualifications, additional pay incentives may be available. Excellent benefits.
The City of Melrose is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the benefit of diversity which gives us varied ways of engaging with citizens and to discover, design, and deliver enriched solutions and services for our community. The City embraces and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. For additional information related to the search contact Sean Kelly, Director of Police Services, Municipal Resources Inc., at 603-279-0352, x321.