Opportunities, Bids & Openings


Term to expire at the Annual Town Elections, April, 2018.

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

Board of Selectmen
One Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463


Term to expire at the Annual Town Elections, April, 2018. Letter of application and/or Citizen Activity Form should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen no later than 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 30, 2017.


Board of Selectmen
One Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463

Police Officer - Full Time

The Town of Pepperell is seeking candidates for the position of full time police officer. Prior academy training & experience preferred. Send resume to Chief David Scott, PO Box 295, Pepperell, MA 01463 or via email to dscott@town.pepperell.ma.us before December 1, 2017.  EOE.

Public Safety Dispatcher

Type: Full Time
Posted Date: 1 November, 2017
Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled

The Town of Pepperell is seeking qualified candidates for the position of 911 Public Safety Dispatcher. Duties include but not limited to, answering 911 calls and performing EMD as required, general call taking duties, dispatch via radio for Police, Fire, EMS, and local DPW agencies, detailed and accurate logging in CAD. Candidates must have good interpersonal and communications skills.

Pay scale: $19.18-$23.34 per hour plus shift differential, depending on qualifications and experience, with pension and benefits under Middlesex County retirement. To apply fill out an online employment form and also send a resume to: David Stairs, Communications Director, Town of Pepperell, P.O. Box 259 Pepperell, MA 01463 or email at dstairs@town.pepperell.ma.us 

The Town of Pepperell is an EOE.


LOCATION:Pepperell DPW - Water Division  

HOURS OF WORK:7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Monday - Friday

SALARY RANGE: $23.97 (Step 1) - $29.16 (Step 6) – Grade 6


The responsibilities and duties listed below are illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Well sites, water distribution system, and water storage tanks. Assist in repairing water pipes, valves, shut offs, and appurtenant equipment, takes readings at stations, meters and gauges; services water mains and repairs pumps and machinery; monitors chemical use, maintain and repair water system, update and maintain computer records; occasionally operates heavy and light equipment, manual labor, etc. provide on-call services as needed; Provides assistance to contractors and consultants as required; Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:

Works under the supervision of the Water Foreman or the Chief Water Operator.

Supervision Provided:


Entrance Requirements:

Massachusetts Drinking Water License Grade 1 Treatment and a Grade 2 Water Distribution License are required; MA Class B CDL and 2B Hydraulics Licenses are desirable. 3 years’ experience in a municipal water system, Educational training in a recognized technical program will be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one (1) year for one (1) year; not more than two years substitution will be allowed.

Physical Requirements:

Frequent physical efforts required; ability to lift and carry weights of 50 to 75 pounds; Required to bend, kneel, reach, and squat frequently throughout a work shift; Frequent movement in and out of equipment and vehicles.

Ability to use and wear personal protective equipment and clothing such as hearing protection, eye protection, foot and hand protection, and respiratory protection.

Application Submission: 

Online: Application for Employment

Mail: Joseph Jordan, Water & Sewer Supt., Town of Pepperell, 1 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Closing Date:October 11, 2017

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee.  It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change. 


The Town Of Pepperell is seeking a qualified candidate for the full-time position of Firefighter/Paramedic and to establish a list for future openings. Duties of the Firefighter/Paramedic: Response to emergency and non-emergency calls including medical emergencies, responding to fires and hazardous material incidents, fire prevention and education, maintenance, cleaning planning, training and office functions as required.  The Firefighter/Paramedic is expected to work a rotating twenty-four hour schedule, average 42 hour work week.  Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma, valid driver’s license.  Candidates should have a minimum of two years of 911 experience as a Paramedic and must be able to be credentialed by the service’s Affiliate Hospital Medical Director to work in a Paramedic/Basic system.  College level course work highly desirable.  Must remain a non-smoker.  Preference will be given to candidates who are currently certified Firefighter I/II.  Candidates who are not currently certified Firefighter I/II will be required to successfully complete the MFA Recruit program within 12 months of hire.  Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of a thorough background investigation, medical exam and physical agility test.

Cover letter and resumes with copies of candidates’ current Fire & EMS certifications to be submitted by:

Mail: Chief Tyler ,1 Main Street , Pepperell, MA  01463


Online: Application for Employment

Applications must be received by Friday, September 29, 2017.  The Town reserves the right to extend the application deadline to best serve the interest of the community.  

Position will remain open until filled. EEO Employer.

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 Steve Parker, Planning Administrator at 978-433-0336 or planning@town.pepperell.ma.us.

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 Member

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


Cable TV Advisory Committee


1-year term

Fence Viewer


Finance Committee


Information Systems Technology Committee


1-year term

Zoning Board of Appeals - Associated Member


Master Plan Committee


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