Paid Job Opportunities
Applicants for paid Town positions 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.
P/T Town Accountant
The Town of Egremont seeks qualified applicants for the position of Town Accountant. The purpose of this position is to manage the Town's fund accounting systems, funds, and accounting controls and perform all accounting and bookkeeping operations, including assisting with preparing the annual budget, producing routine and ad hoc financial reports, preparing audit information, and closing accounts at year-end. The successful applicant will perform all duties of a Town Accountant and Town Auditor as detailed in the pertinent sections of MGL Chapters 40, 41, 44, and 60. Specific responsibilities can be found in the job description below.
Town Accountant is a part-time position requiring approximately eight hours a week. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Qualifications and experience:
- Must have a High School Diploma or GED with more than five years of experience in municipal finance and bookkeeping and automated accounting systems.
- An associate degree in business administration, accounting, or a related field is preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Applications can be obtained at the Egremont Town Hall, Select Board Office from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, weekdays or by calling 413-528-0182 or downloading the Town's employment application below.
Egremont is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Highway Department Truck Driver/ Equipment Operator
The Town of Egremont is seeking applicants for the Highway Truck Driver/Equipment Operator position. This position is full-time, forty (40) hours per week. 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 are required.
The starting rate is $23.18, to be increased to $24.40 after 90 days.
The position has an excellent benefits package, including vacation, personal and sick time, and seasonal overtime pay.
Download an application and job description below. An application and job description can also be obtained at the Egremont Town Hall Select Board office from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM or by calling 413-528-0182.
Egremont is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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 Email Town Hall identifying which vacancy, why you are interested, and what skills you can bring to the position. The Select Board will schedule an interview with you during one of their regular meetings. If the Select Board approves your application, the Town Clerk will swear you in at your earliest convenience.
Vacancy for two members. The Commission encourages the pursuit of agriculture as a business and community resource; promotes the protection and preservation of farms and farmland; advances agricultural-based economic opportunities; articulates agricultural-based planning needs; advises other Town boards, commissions, and committees on actions taken relevant to agricultural lands; acts as an educator and negotiator in agricultural matters before the Town, and fosters the visibility and vitality of farming within the Town.
The Commission comprises five members, of which three serving members (as required by Egremont General Bylaw 13) are engaged in agriculture. Interested volunteers for the two vacancies do not have to be engaged in farming. The Commission meets as necessary.
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.
Egremont Historical Commission
Vacancies for three members. Learn more about the work of the Historical Commission, present members, and quick access to the most recent meeting agendas and minutes.
The EHC was established in 1974 and meets monthly. Aside from the charge to oversee and preserve collections in the Archives Room (Egremont Free Library, 2nd floor), EHC pursues other projects, current among them historical research of the Van Guilder Estate (Jug End), an oral history project, photo documentation of Egremont's dirt roads, and drafting of a demolition delay general bylaw.