Opportunities, Bids & Openings

Fire Chief

The Town of Pepperell (pop. 11,790) is conducting a search for qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief (non-civil service) under MGL c. 48 s. 42.  The Chief works under the policy direction of the Board of Selectmen, reporting to the Town Administrator as an agent of the Board of Selectmen, and manages a total department budget of approximately $800,000 (FY17 Fire/EMS plus fringe and capital).  The Fire Chief supervises four full-time Firefighter/Paramedics, approximately 50 per-diem and call Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics, and a part-time secretary.  The recommended minimum qualifications are as follows: Bachelor’s degree in fire science or related field; and a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a fire service area, including five (5) years of increasingly responsible command experience in firefighting and EMS, and experience with on-call or combination fire departments; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Recommended minimum requirements: Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license, Firefighter I and II or equivalent, Emergency Medical Technician certification, certification in CPR, Massachusetts Fire Chief Credential (FCC) or ability to obtain within one year of signed contract, ICS-100, 200, 300, 400 and IS-700 certification, any other licenses or certifications required by Massachusetts state law and residency within 15 miles of Pepperell border (within 1 year of signed contract).  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please submit completed Town of Pepperell employment application or email cover letter, resume and three references to Mark Andrews, Town Administrator at mandrews@town.pepperell.ma.us by 12:00pm Thursday, December 8, 2016.  Applications submitted by the deadline will be given full consideration. Complete job description.  AA/EOE  

Town Planner/Administrator

Town of Pepperell seeks dynamic, experienced and seasoned full time individual for newly created position of Town Planner/Administrator to be a key member of the Town’s Leadership Team.  

Under general administrative direction, plans, directs, manages, and oversees the functions, programs and operations of the Planning Department including economic development, planning, zoning, federal and other grants and assists with zoning code enforcement, community relations and special event activities; coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies.  Supports the Planning Board and works with businesses and residents.  Provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Town Administrator.  Bachelor’s degree in planning, geography, environmental science, public administration or related field; five years planning-related experience, preferably at municipal level; knowledge of appropriate land use laws and regulations, including zoning and environmental permitting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP certification. Massachusetts driver’s license required. Full job description can be found at http://town.pepperell.ma.us.    Salary range: $65,000–$75,000; full benefit package. Posted until filled. Apply to Town Administrator Mark Andrews, Town Hall, One Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463 or pmazzola@town.pepperell.ma.us.

Planning Board - Associate Member

The Town of Pepperell Planning Board is looking for a motivated resident to serve as the Associate Member. The Associate Member is called upon by the Chairman to act upon special permit applications in the case of absence, inability to act, or conflict of interest on the part of any member of the Board at the public hearing or in the event of a vacancy on the Board. The Associate Member is appointed annually at a joint meeting of the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen by majority vote of the members present. 

For more information please contact Sue Snyder, Planning Administrator at 978-433-0336 or planning@town.pepperell.ma.us.

Invitation for Bid - Installation for Water Meters and Automatic Meter Reading System

Sealed bids for Water Meter and Reading Equipment Installation Services, for the Town of Pepperell, Massachusetts, will be received at the Town Administrator's Office, 1 Main Street, Pepperell, Massachusetts, 01463 until 2:00PM prevailing time, on June 23, 2016 at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

For Scope and Details please see this document.

The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce the following committee vacancies:

Members will review and revise the bylaws of the Town to fully implement the provisions of the Town Charter.  Said Committee shall submit a report and recommendations to the Town Meeting for adoption by a warrant article at the Annual Town Meeting held in the year following the year in which the Charter is adopted.

Letter of application or Citizen Activity Form should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen’s Office.

Council on Aging
Volunteer Opportunities: We are in need of people to work in the kitchen! Come have fun and join our Volunteer Team! Please call Diane Homoleski, Volunteer Coordinator, Pepperell Senior Center, at 978-433-0326, Extension 12.
Posted: May 14, 2014.

Fire Department Needs Volunteers
Pepperell's Volunteer Fire Department Needs Daytime Volunteers

Pepperell's volunteer Fire Department has, for a long time, been one of the best and fastest in the region. That excellent history of service, as well as the safety of our citizens, is being now threatened by a lack of personnel able to respond to emergency calls during weekday daytime hours. If you work in or close to Pepperell during the day, please consider joining your neighbors and fellow townspeople as a volunteer firefighter or firefighter/EMT. No experience is necessary. Training and good comradery are provided.
For more information about training or requirements, please contact the Fire Department.

Attention Emergency Medical Technicians
Pepperell Fire Department has openings for EMTs
On-Call EMT’s offer Advanced Life Support at basic and intermediate levels. 24 hours 7 days per week. If you have some time, we can fit your schedule.
Compensation for your time offered is made.
Continuing Education and training reimbursement is available.
Contact the Pepperell Fire Department at 978-433-2113 for more information.

PACH OUTREACH needs volunteers
PACH Outreach is a volunteer-led, community-based, non-profit organization providing short-term assistance to Pepperell residents during periods of financial emergencies. We need volunteers to help in the pantry and office. If you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month, please contact our volunteer coordinator at pepperell@pachoutreach.org.

Pepperell 4th of July Committee Needs New Members
Our Independence Day Celebration (which is always the first Saturday in July) is one of Pepperell's proudest days of the year! Our Gala boasts one of the area's best parades as well as family fun activities and a fireworks demonstration that is the envy of the region. In as much as it's a really fun day for the community, this day is the result of a year's worth of hard work and very careful planning by the group of volunteers on the Pepperell 4th of July Committee. This is no small task and we are always looking for volunteers to either join the committee or even volunteer on a one event basis. We have both committee members and friends of the Pepperell 4th, who are unable to make the full commitment, but help at the events in which they are available.

This year, more than ever, the 4th of July Committee needs new members to help with aspects of planning, fundraising, and volunteering on the day of the festivities. Please contact the President, Carol Gates at (508) 954-2786 or by email at pepperell4thofjulycommittee@yahoo.com.

The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce the following vacancies:
 Name of Board/Committee  Available Positions Term Length
 Bylaw Review Committee 7  

Cable TV Advisory Committee


1-year term

Capital Program Committee - At-large Representative


1-year term

Cultural Council


3-year terms

Historical Commission


3 year term

Information Systems Technology Committee


1-year term

Nashoba Valley THS Committee


3-year term

Letter of application/Citizen Activity Form should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen