Current Job Openings

November 30, 2021

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR

Blandford, MA seeks a collaborative, dynamic full-time Town Administrator. Blandford, (pop. approx. 1215), a “southern hilltown” in western Hampden County, bordering Berkshire County, has a $4.5 million budget and 7 full and 22 part-time employees, supported by contracted municipal financial services, and many volunteer officials. The community features a rural area with scenic beauty and natural resources, proximate to the City of Westfield, MA.

The position is responsible for supervising and coordinating the overall operations of the town and managing the day-to-day affairs under the general direction of the three-member Select Board. Download (1) a detailed position description and (2) community profile.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, or business administration or a related field with a master’s degree preferred; minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Salary range is $65,000 to $85,000, commensurate with experience and training. Excellent benefits are offered.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume as PDF file attachments, in confidence, to [email protected]. Deadline to receive applications is December 15, 2021, with applications being accepted until position is filled.


October 6, 2021

HIGHWAY LABORER/OPERATOR/TRUCK DRIVER

The Town of Blandford seeks qualified candidates to drive a highway truck, operate heavy motor equipment, and perform heavy manual work for all road construction, maintenance and repair projects for the Highway Department. This is a full-time and benefitted Union Shop position with salary range for of up-to $52,387, depending on experience and qualifications in accordance to union contract.

A full job description with submission of application guidelines can be downloaded here. Closing date for all applications is Friday, October 29 by 3:00pm.


August 20, 2020

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN AND IT ASSISTANT (Porter Memorial Library)
The library is specifically looking for a person with strong tech and computer skills who will help patrons navigate the changing technology. The ideal candidate would be familiar with social media platforms, creating templates, and navigating digital resources. The Library Tech is responsible for providing general library services to the public in a courteous manner and in accordance with Library policies and procedures; and all other duties as required.

  • Circulates library materials using a computerized system, issues new library cards
  • Assist patrons with technology use
  • Labels, catalogues, and covers library materials
  • Performs library opening and closing tasks, including light cleaning
  • Assists director with larger projects such as reorganization or sections or recataloging
  • Assist patrons with genealogy research

Distinguishing Characteristics
Duties include work of a technical and routine nature requiring knowledge of library policies and procedures, good judgment and common sense; some performance of specialized collection maintenance tasks; and the ability to effectively work with the general public.

The Library Tech has access at the department level to patron confidential information. Work is performed under typical library conditions with requirements for standing for long periods (4 hours) of time and frequent lifting and carrying of heavy library materials (20 lbs).

Examples of Work
The Library Tech provides library services to patrons by circulating materials; providing information and reference data to patrons and youth in particular on a wide variety of topics.

The Library Tech processes new materials; may enter or modify data in the catalog/circulation system; re-shelves books; answers telephone inquiries; and helps patrons with technical assistance on the computer as needed.

Education and Experience
High School degree. Experience working in a public service environment highly valued.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Ability to perform a wide range of clerical and technical duties and act appropriately to represent Porter Memorial Library and deliver services to the public. Ability to establish strong working relationships with the public and fellow staff members. Ability to identify and solve problems. Ability in learning and operating a computerized library circulation system and other electronic library media. Excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills. Ability to effectively communicate with patrons of all ages. Perceptiveness and tact to deal with the public.

Please contact Porter Memorial Library Director Nicole Daviau for more information. Send letter of interest and application to Nicole Daviau, Director, Porter Memorial Library, PO Box 797 Blandford MA 01008 or via email to [email protected]. Applications are also available at the library during open hours.

Open until filled. THE TOWN OF BLANDFORD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


August 20, 2020

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN (Porter Memorial Library)
The Library Tech is responsible for providing general library services to the public in a courteous manner and in accordance with Library policies and procedures; and all other duties as required.

  • Circulates library materials using a computerized system, issues new library cards
  • Reshelves library materials in proper order
  • Labels, catalogues, and covers library materials
  • Provides basic directional, reference, and reader advisory services, answers telephone
  • Performs library opening and closing tasks, including light cleaning
  • Assists director with larger projects such as reorganization or sections or recataloging
  • Assist patrons with genealogy research

Distinguishing Characteristics
Duties include work of a technical and routine nature requiring knowledge of library policies and procedures, good judgment and common sense; some performance of specialized collection maintenance tasks; and the ability to effectively work with the general public.

The Library Tech has access at the department level to patron confidential information. Work is performed under typical library conditions with requirements for standing for long periods (4 hours) of time and frequent lifting and carrying of heavy library materials (20 lbs).

Examples of Work
The Library Tech provides library services to patrons by circulating materials using the on-line computerized catalogue/circulation system; providing information and reference data to patrons and youth in particular on a wide variety of topics.

The Library Tech processes new materials; may enter or modify data in the catalog/circulation system; re-shelves books; answers telephone inquiries; and helps patrons with technical assistance on the computer as needed.

Education and Experience
High School degree. Experience working in a library or other public service environment highly encouraged. An avid reader is always an added bonus.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill
Ability to perform a wide range of clerical and technical duties and act appropriately to represent Porter Memorial Library and deliver services to the public. Ability to establish strong working relationships with the public and fellow staff members. Ability to identify and solve problems. Ability in learning and operating a computerized library circulation system and other electronic library media. Excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills. Ability to effectively communicate with patrons of all ages. Perceptiveness, persuasiveness and tact to deal with the public.

Please contact Porter Memorial Library Director Nicole Daviau for more information. Send letter of interest and application to Nicole Daviau, Director, Porter Memorial Library, PO Box 797 Blandford MA 01008 or via email to [email protected]. Applications are also available at the library during open hours.

Open until filled. THE TOWN OF BLANDFORD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


June 19, 2020

PERK TEST INSPECTOR
The Blandford Board of Health is currently seeking candidates to perform witnessing of perk tests. Must have the appropriate Massachusetts licensing. Please forward your name and contact information to [email protected]. The Blandford Board of Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

FOOD INSPECTOR
The Blandford Board of Health is currently seeking candidates to perform food inspections several times a year. Must have the appropriate licensing and be familiar with the food industry. Please forward your resume to [email protected]. The Blandford Board of Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.