Paid Job Opportunities
Applicants for paid Town positons are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.
Highway Truck Driver/Equipment Operator
The Town of Egremont is seeking applicants for the Highway Truck Driver/Equipment Operator position. This is a full-time forty (40) hours per week position. Seasonal overtime is required. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in maintaining all town rights-of-way, equipment, and other public property by performing skilled and labor-intensive tasks that require the operation of all types of heavy construction equipment, including medium and light duty trucks, power tools, and equipment, as well as hand tools and instruments. A High School Diploma or GED is required with a preference for two years of construction, heavy vehicle driving or heavy equipment operation, plowing, and routine vehicle maintenance experience. A valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a 2A 4G Hoisting Operators License is required.
Excellent benefits include vacation, personal and sick time, and seasonal overtime pay. The starting rate is $21.85, which will be increased to $23.00 after 90 days.
An application and job description can be downloaded below or obtained at the Egremont Town Hall, Select Board office from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM or by calling 413-528-0182. EEOE.
Join the Egremont Department as a Volunteer Firefighter
Multiple positions are open for men and women as firefighters, EMS/first responders, and support personnel to assist firefighters on calls with food and hydration.
These are on-call positions. The Egremont Fire Department answers between 200 to 250 calls per year. In addition to Egremont, the Department covers Fire/Rescue/EMS services for Mt. Washington and provides mutual aid to surrounding communities in MA, NY, and CT.
As a member of the Department, you will be part of a team that responds to all types of fire suppression, rescues (rope, water/ice, motor vehicle, lost persons), emergency responder and hazmat situations, and safety issues due to downed wires and trees, smoke and CO alarms. Fire Department personnel also perform required Massachusetts fire inspections and fire prevention exercises.
Time commitments will include 2-hour Tuesday evening meetings for training and truck, equipment, and station checks. Training is conducted in-house as well as through the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Training complies with OSHA, NFPA, and Massachusetts State Fire and EMS. The Department also holds a monthly business meeting.
Egremont's Fire Department runs one rescue truck, two engines, one pumper/tanker, one tanker, and one brush truck. All trucks and equipment are up to date, stocked, and equipped with the latest tools.
Apply by emailing Chief Schneider or phone at 413-528-1625. For questions, use the same contact information. The Chief also invites interested individuals to stop by either the North Fire Station (175 Egremont Plain Rd) or the South Fire Station (36 Main St.) on Tuesdays from 7 - 9 PM.
For more on the Egremont Fire Department, visit their website.
Volunteer Opportunities: Vacancies on Town Boards, Committees & Commissions
If you are interested in serving on one of the many Town boards, committees or commissions, please send an email identifying which vacancy, why you are interested, and what skills you can bring to the Egremont Selectboard. The Selectboard will schedule an interview with you as part of one of their regular meeting. If the Selectboard approves your application, the Town Clerk will swear you in at your earliest convenience.
Bylaw Review Committee
Vacancy for one member. The Committee usually meets every two weeks for two hours via Zoom. Applicants must be able to commit to attending meetings and be willing to work independently between meetings on assignments. Applicants should possess good language and writing skills and be detail-oriented and open-minded. Learn more about the work of the Bylaw Review Committee, present members, and quick access to the most recent meeting agendas and minutes.
Vacancy for one member. Learn more about the work of the Finance Committee, present members, and quick access to the most recent meeting agendas and minutes.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Vacancy for one Associate Members. Learn more about the work of the ZBA, present members, and quick access to the most recent meeting agendas and minutes,