Vacancies

The Town of Hardwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider.

Provided below is a list of available employment opportunities with a brief job description of each. Current employees that are interested are encouraged to apply. All positions will be posted on the Town’s website and will remain open until the positions are filled.


ASSISTANT TOWN CLERK

The Assistant Town Clerk will work under the direction of the Town Clerk and in accordance with all applicable Massachusetts Laws, Town bylaws and regulations. Requires excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate to effectively deal with the general public, state offices and other town departments whether in person, by phone or e-mail. Has access to a variety of confidential information, such as birth, marriage and death records. Helps with the administrative work by assisting the Town Clerk with the preparation, maintenance and preservation of official functions relating to municipal records, conducting of all aspects  of town, state and federal elections, the mailing of the annual census and the data entry of returned census forms and the maintenance  of the voter  list, street list and school census list, assists with the certification of nomination papers and petitions submitted to the Board of Registrars, also the certification of absentee ballot applications and the issuance of official documents and  approximately 500 dog licenses.

The successful candidate shall be proficient in data entry, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and similar databases and will operate computers, printers, typewriter, calculator, telephone, copier, facsimile machine and other standard office equipment requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity, and shall have a working knowledge of office procedures, practices and terminology; ability to compose correspondence and prepare, type, and proofread as to form and logic flow and the ability to maintain detailed records and files. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – SELECTMEN’S OFFICE

The general function of this position is to provide administrative assistance to the Town Administrator.  The position is under the direct supervision of the Town Administrator.

General duties include, but are not limited to: creating and maintaining file systems, mail, preparing various types of correspondence, assist in the preparation of meeting materials (Annual Town Meeting, Special Town Meetings, Board of Selectmen and Sewer Commission Meetings, Public Information Meetings, Department Head Meetings, Project Meetings, Training Sessions, etc.), preparing meeting minutes, screening of incoming phone calls, assisting the public; other departments; and other agencies with general town business. Other duties include, annual Licensing, assembling the Annual Town Report, processing insurance & worker’s compensation claims, preparation and submission of expense vouchers and payments to Treasurer.

This position requires the use of multiple types of office equipment e.g., phone, facsimile, copiers, printers, computers and projectors. In addition, familiarity using the current software and programs, are essential to performing the work of this office:

  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Search Engines
  • Outlook Office 365 (Email)
  • Mytowngovernment.org

This is a 24 hour per week position. Candidate must be available for evening meetings of the Board of Selectmen and the Sewer Commissioners.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Town Administrator:
admin@townofhardwick.com or mail to Municipal Office Building, P.O. Box 575, Gilbertville, MA 01031


WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

The Town of Hardwick, MA is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. The Operator will participate in the operation of all plant treatment processes. Responsibilities include operating pumps, motors, blowers, chemical feed systems, preventative and corrective maintenance and performing basic laboratory analysis, sample collection and process control for an extended aeration and SBR facility. The Operator works under the general direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Wastewater Pollution Control.  Requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, a valid MA driver’s license, a valid MA grade 4M Wastewater Operators license or the ability to secure this license within 6 months. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions; read operations manuals and good verbal skills. Experience with the operation and maintenance of extended aeration and SBR treatment processes a plus. Position is 40 hours/week with rotational weekend, holiday and on call coverage required.  

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Town Administrator:
admin@townofhardwick.com or mail to Municipal Office Building, P.O. Box 575, Gilbertville, MA 01031


HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT MOWER/LABORER/TRUCK DRIVER

The Town of Hardwick, MA is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Highway Department Mower/Laborer/Truck Driver. The duties of this position are mowing, trimming, operating equipment and operate highway trucks which includes winter plowing. This position also performs manual work on construction, maintenance or repair projects of the Highway Department; all other related work as required and directed by the Superintendent of Streets.

Preferred candidate would have experience in highway/roadway maintenance and construction, including heavy equipment operation.  Applicants must possess a valid C.D.L. Class B License with airbrake endorsement and a valid Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer License Class 2A. Should an applicant without these licenses be considered, the individual must obtain the licenses within (6) six months of employment.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Town Administrator:
admin@townofhardwick.com or mail to Municipal Office Building, P.O. Box 575, Gilbertville, MA 01031


RECYCLING CENTER LABORER

The Town of Hardwick, MA is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time laborer position at the Hardwick Recycling Center.  The laborer participates in the operation of the recycling center. Primary duties are to work assisting patrons with recycling of paper/cardboard, comingle items and glass on the upper level of the center. Duties consist of unloading recyclables if patrons need assistance, ensuring recycling is conducted properly and operating the compactors. Work hours are Wednesday 9AM-11AM and Saturday 8AM- 12PM.  

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Town Administrator:
admin@townofhardwick.com or mail to Municipal Office Building, P.O. Box 575, Gilbertville, MA 01031


Hardwick - Volunteers Needed

Being a member of a Board, Commission or Committee is a way to give back to the community in which you live. It can be a rewarding experience to know you are shaping and making a difference in your community.

Throughout the year different positions open up on Boards/Commissions and Committees and the Board of Selectmen is always looking for applicants who are interested in filling these vacancies. Whether you’re interested in recreation activities, land-use practices, natural resources, emergency planning, agricultural activities, municipal finances, veteran services, etc., the Town of Hardwick has opportunities for you to volunteer to share your time and talents. 

The following vacancies need to be filled:

  • Agricultural Commission
  • Ware/Hardwick Ambulance Oversight Committee
  • Hardwick-New Braintree Cultural Council: contact EdHood at ehood@opacumlt.org or 477-1061
  • Arts Council
  • Council on Aging
  • Election Poll Workers
  • Emergency Management Planning – Assistant Director
  • Historical Commission
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Personnel Committee
  • Town House Bell Ringer
  • Town House Advisory Committee
  • Veteran’s Services Officer - Assistant
  • Youth Commission
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

If you would like to volunteer for an open position, please send a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen. You may submit by the following methods:

Mail: Town of Hardwick, Board of Selectmen, P.O. Box 575, Gilbertville MA 01031
Email: admin@townofhardwick.com
Fax: (413) 477-6703

Hand Deliver: Town Administrator, Municipal Office Building, 307 Main Street, Gilbertville, MA