Current Job Openings

October 26, 2023

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR
The Town of Blandford, Massachusetts is seeking a collaborative, dynamic full-time Town Administrator. Blandford, (pop. approx. 1,215) one of the Gateway Hilltown communities and located in western Hampden County in the foothills of the Berkshires, has a $4.5 million budget. The full-time Highway Department and otherwise part-time staff are supported by contracted municipal financial services and many volunteers. Bisected by the Massachusetts Turnpike and home to Greater Springfield’s drinking water supply lands, this rural community boasts an abundance of scenic beauty and natural resources in close proximity to the city of Westfield, MA.
The position is responsible for supervising and coordinating the overall operations of Town government and managing the day-to-day affairs under the general direction of the three-member Select Board.
Detailed position description (PDF)
• Community Financial Profile: Find the interactive version of this municipal profile here, and select “Blandford” in the dropdown.
• Resilient Master Plan (PDF)

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science, 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]. The deadline to receive applications is Monday, November 13 at 12:00 PM noon with applications being accepted until the position is filled.


September 13, 2023 – updated October 23, 2023

HIGHWAY LABORER
The Town of Blandford is currently seeking candidates for the position of Highway Laborer. The compensation range for the position is between $15.25 and $25.71 an hour with a 40-hour work week and benefits. Download full job description here.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications may be submitted electronically or mailed/dropped off at the Blandford Town Hall. Please send resume with a cover letter and three (3) professional references addressing the job requirements to this email address: [email protected]. Or to this mailing address: Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008. Submitted applications are to be to the attention of the Highway Superintendent. The Department will continue accepting applications through November.

The Town Administrator and the Highway Superintendent will review applications immediately after submission deadline date and coordinate initial interviews. Recommended candidate/s will be presented to the Select Board as hiring authority. Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact: David Waldron, Highway Superintendent at (518) 505-8685.

The Town of Blandford is an Equal Employment Opportunity\Affirmative Action Employer.


March 27, 2023

SUBSTITUTE LIBRARY TECHNICIAN, PORTER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Substitute 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.

  Download the full job description (PDF)


December 21, 2022 (updated 1/17/23)

FIRE CHIEF
The Town of Blandford is seeking candidates to fill a part-time Fire Chief position responsible for overseeing the operation of the all-volunteer department, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 48, Section 42. Candidates must have three to five years’ experience, with minimum of two years in supervisory position, in fire/EMS service. The compensation for this 19.5-hour-a-week position is $23.00-25.00 an hour. The Town of Blandford is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  Download the full job description (PDF)

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications may be submitted electronically or mailed/dropped off at the Blandford Town Hall. Please send resume with a cover letter and three (3) professional references – addressing the job requirements to the Town Administrator at [email protected]. Or to this mailing address: Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford, MA 01008.

Submitted applications are to be sent to the attention of the Town Administrator. Closing date for all applications has been extended to Tuesday, January 24 at 12:00 PM (noon) – position will remain open until filled.

If necessary, a Screening Subcommittee including the current Fire Chief, the Police Chief and a representative of the association will review applications as they are submitted, coordinate initial interviews, and recommend candidates to the Select Board. The Select Board will undertake final interviews and will be the hiring authority. Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact: Christopher Dunne, Town Administrator, at (413) 848-4279 x502 or [email protected].