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Thank you for your interest in working with the Town of Swansea! Below is a list of current employment opportunities within our general government. For information on employment opportunities within Swansea Schools, please visit http://www.swanseaschools.org.  Please fill out and return a job application along with all resumes and
cover letters for positions to hr@swanseama.gov or in person at the Board of Selectmen's Office, 81 Main Street, Swansea, MA 02777.


Conservation Agent
Posting date: April 12, 2024
The Town of Swansea seeks a dynamic, experienced Conservation Agent to conduct highly professional, technical and administrative work advising and assisting the Conservation Commission in administering and enforcing the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and the local Wetlands by-laws, and to acquire, manage, and protect conservation lands within the Town.  Working under the direction of the Town Administrator and through policy dictated by the Commissioners, the Agent assists the Commission in research, organization and coordination of decisions. The Agent also coordinates with the Community Preservation Act Committee and proactively identifies projects for use in the CPA, and assists with stormwater management and flood protection/prevention measures.  The Conservation Agent assists applicants and provides information to various committees, town officials and the public as needed.

Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, land use management, or related field; at least three (3) years’ experience in associated field; experience in implementing, administering, and enforcing the Wetlands and River Protection highly preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.  Must have own vehicle to use for town business. Must be able to pass a CORI upon hire.

View full job description by clicking job title. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, application and resume to hr@swanseama.gov to be considered. Position is open until filled. Applicants who apply in the first 14 days will be granted priority review.

Town Planner
Posting Date: March 6, 2024
Under the policy direction of the Planning Board and the general administrative oversight of the Town Administrator (or appointed representative), the Town Planner shall perform work at both technical and professional levels to assist the Planning Board in the preparation and presentation of studies and plans regarding the long-term physical development of the Town, and in the Planning Board’s recommendations on comprehensive land use planning, zoning analysis, subdivision and site plan review, design review, the planning aspects of specific projects, and related matters. The employee is required to perform all similar or related duties. Works closely with residents, businesses, and state and local officials.   Exercises considerable independent judgment in carrying out Planning Board policy and in rendering professional advice. Makes frequent contacts with developers, contractors, engineers, the general public, other town departments and officials, and regional and state officials providing information or exercising persuasion.  May have access to a limited amount of department-related confidential information. Site visits to properties with various terrain, heavy vegetation, and/or wet conditions in all types of weather conditions. Provides professional advice to the Planning Board on subdivision rules and regulations, evaluation of plans, applications for special permits for development, proposed zoning bylaw amendments, and decisions relating to all areas of community planning and development. Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration or related field with four years of planning experience or master's degree in planning or related field with two years of planning experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP preferred.
Must have own vehicle to use for town business. Must be able to pass a CORI upon hire.
View full job description by clicking job title. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, application and resume to hr@swanseama.gov to be considered. Position is open until filled. Applicants who apply in the first 14 days will be granted priority review.

Senior Clerk
Posting Date: April 12, 2024

SENIOR CLERK (AFSCME COUNCIL 93, LOCAL 1701)
Office of the Town Clerk
DUTIES/KNOWLEDGE: Duties include typing, filing, letter writing, preparing permits, licenses, forms, and collection of fees.  Other duties include business certificates,      gas storage files, posting agendas, entering census, assisting with meetings, voter registration, posting meetings, zoning applications, and appointments. Must be able to multi-task. Computer skills include knowledge of Windows-based programs/software:  Microsoft Word,  Excel, and Acces.  The position requires the use of the Central Voter Registry Information, System and the State Vitals System.  There is a large level of confidentiality that must be adhered to. Elections: preparation for, setup and assist with the execution of elections and town meetings (includes mandatory extended work hours).

The position will require the ability to maintain good public relations. Interaction with the general public, both in person and on the phone, assisting with most aspects of the Clerk’s Office and handling general complaints.  Other general office and clerical duties as assigned.                                                   

HOURS;          Full Time – 35 hrs.                               WAGES: Per Union Contract

Send a letter of interest and application to Human Resources at hr@swanseama.gov or drop it off at the Town Hall, 81 Main Street, Swansea MA 02777.  The Town is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.



 

Seasonal Employment Application


Lifeguard
Posting Date: February 15, 2024

Ability to respond quickly to emergencies in a calm and efficient manner. Works under the general direction of the Beach Manager following department rules, regulations, and policies, requiring the ability to plan and perform operations and to complete assigned tasks according to prescribed time schedules independently. 
Current Lifeguard Training & Certification are required.  Prior experience, preferably in a town/ municipal beach setting preferred.
35 hours/week; weekends & holidays required  Seasonal (Mid-June – Labor Day)

Gate Keeper.
Detail-oriented, fast, accurate, and responsible person to sell daily beach tickets and verify beach stickers. Experience handling money is preferred. Works under general direction of the Beach Manager following department rules, regulations, and policies, requiring the ability to plan and perform operations and to complete assigned tasks according to prescribed time schedules independently. Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately.  Excellent customer service skills and tact in handling difficult situations. Minimum age 16 years.
35 hours/week; weekends & holidays required  Seasonal (Mid June – Labor Day)