Opportunities, Bids & Openings

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN AND
GREEN COMMUNITIES COORDINATOR

Pepperell seeks qualified candidate to coordinate executive business functions for Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator, and to serve as Green Communities Coordinator. Duties include minutes/agendas/packets for BOS Meetings, office management, customer relations, record keeping. Coordinates Selectmen meetings, agendas, correspondence and official town business under authority of Board of Selectmen including licenses, permits, meeting minutes, assist in Town Meeting Warrant preparation, Annual Town Report and coordination of other Boards and Committees as directed. Has access to wide variety of confidential information requiring the application of appropriate judgement, discretion and professional protocols. Performs similar or related work as Green Communities Coordinator.  HS diploma; associates /higher preferred; 5-7 years professional experience in similar field, preferably with local government, or equivalent. Salary DOQ. Full benefits; 40 hrs/wk; 

Resume and letter of interest by February 8, 2018 to: One Main Street, Town Hall, Pepperell, MA 01463 or via e-mail to pmazzola@town.pepperell.ma.us or via Application for Employment.  

Town of Pepperell - Senior Clerk

Part-time clerical position, 15 hours per week at Senior Center.  Provides staff support to the Council on Aging Director including maintaining office procedures and routines and scheduling appointments and meetings.  Provides information in the office, and by telephone.  Types a variety of documents including correspondence, warrants, vouchers, purchase orders, bills, and numerous reports.  May assemble and compute data and prepare statistical reports.  Processes the department’s mail.  Purchases department office supplies and maintains inventory.  Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.  Salary $17.46 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience.  Good computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications.   Application/resume to Personnel Administrator, Town of Pepperell, Town Hall, One Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463 or you may submit Application for Employment by January 12th.  EEO Employer.

TOWN OF PEPPERELL - VACANCY - FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC


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.

Application Submission:

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

Chief Tyler
1 Main Street
Pepperell, MA  01463

Online Application: Application for Employment

Applications must be received by Thursday, December 14, 2017.  The Town reserves the right to extend the application deadline to best serve the interest of the community.  EEO Employer.

PUBLIC NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT - Bids for the Modular Building for the Water Department
Offices


The Pepperell Water & Sewer Commission, at 47 Nashua Road, Massachusetts, the Awarding Authority, invites bids for the Modular Building for the Water Department Offices, 47 Nashua Road, Pepperell, Massachusetts, in accordance with Contract Documents prepared by Gienapp Design Associates, LLC, 20 Conant Street, Danvers, MA 01923.

Bidding procedures and award of the Contract will be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 149 Section 44E(4) of the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as amended.

The estimated cost of the project is $220,000.

Each general bid on this Contract must be accompanied by a copy of a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management showing that the bidder has the classification and capacity rating to perform the work required. In order to be eligible to bid on this Contract, a general bidder must be certified for the
estimated project cost of $220,000. The general bidder must be certified in General Building Construction. Each bid must also be accompanied by a Contractor Qualification Statement Update. The Awarding Authority will furnish copies of the Contractor Qualification Statement Update form to any bidder on request. Any bid submitted without the appropriate Certificate of Eligibility and Contractor Qualification Statement Update shall be invalid.

Each general bid shall be submitted and will be considered in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and the other Contract Documents, and shall be accompanied by a bid bond (a) in form satisfactory to the Awarding Authority substantially conforming to the sample contained in the Contract Documents, (b) with a surety company qualified to
do business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and satisfactory to the Awarding Authority, and (c) conditioned upon the faithful performance by the principal of the agreements contained in the bid; or cash; or a certified check; or a treasurer's check; or by cashier's check; issued by a responsible bank or trust company, made payable to the
Pepperell Water & Sewer Commission, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the bid amount.

Each general bid shall be submitted in two parts, submitted in separate, clearly marked, sealed envelopes: 1) non-price proposal; and 2) price proposal. A complete list of the required items for each are included in Section 00 21 13 “Request for Proposals” in the Project Manual.

Sealed bids shall be submitted on a form furnished by the Awarding Authority and clearly identified as a bid, endorsed with the name and address of the bidder, the name of the project, “Pepperell Water Department Modular Building”, and submitted to:

Town Administrator’s Office
One Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463


received no later than the times set forth below. Per Chapter 149 Section 44E(4), bids will not be opened publicly, but will be opened in the presence of one or more witnesses at the time stated below.

Sealed bids for the General Contract will be received until 11:00 AM, on Thursday, December 21, 2017.

All bids may be mailed or hand-delivered to the above specified receiving address prior to the time specified hereunder, in accordance with the procedures set forth in the

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.
Bidders may obtain sets of Contract Documents, after 9:00 a.m., local time, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Town Administrator’s Office, One Main Street, Pepperell, MA, there is no cost for one set. Additional copies can be
purchased for $50 per set. Addenda will be issued to all Bidders registered with the Town Administrator’s Office. Copies of the FORM FOR GENERAL BID are available at no cost at the above-named location. As an alternative to obtaining hard copy sets of bid documents, bidders may email requests for electronic copies of the bid documents by contacting the Town
Administrator’s Office at pmazzola@town.pepperell.ma.us. A PDF file will be emailed back to the requestor at no cost. All plan holders, whether hard copy or electronic copy recipients, must provide two (2) email addresses to receive notifications and update information (including addenda) on this project. Addenda will be sent via email to all
plan holders. Copies of the FORM FOR GENERAL-BID are available at no cost at the above-named location.
Each bidder is advised to visit the site of the proposed work, become fully acquainted with conditions as they exist, and thoroughly examine the Contract Documents. Failure of any bidder to visit the site, and to examine the Contract Documents shall in no way relieve the bidder from any obligation with regard to the bid as submitted. Arrangements
for site visitation, during the bidding period, may be made in the manner set forth in the

INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS.
A pre-bid conference will be held at the project site, 47 Nashua Road, Pepperell, MA at 11:00 AM, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. This pre-bid conference will assemble in the Sewer Department Office. The successful Bidder will be required to provide a Labor and Materials Payment Bond and Performance Bond, each bond being in the amount of 100 percent of the Contract Amount. Bonds must be written with a company qualified to do business in Massachusetts and acceptable to the Awarding Authority. The minimum wages to be paid for all labor on the project are established in a schedule issued by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, in accordance with Section 26A - 27D, of Chapter 149 of the M.G.L., as amended, said schedule being made a part of the Contract Documents and is included therein. Section 6(f) of Chapter 64H of Massachusetts General Laws exempts Massachusetts sales tax on building materials and supplies to be used in the project, and bidders shall not include in their bids any amount therefor. The successful Bidder must agree to commence work as stipulated in the receipt of Notice to Proceed, and complete the work in accordance with the times established in
the Contract. The Awarding Authority will reject general bids when required to do so by the above referenced General Laws. In addition, the Awarding Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in or to reject any or all general bids if it be in the public interest to do so. Attention of all bidders is directed to the requirements of the Supplemental Equal Opportunity, Anti-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Program of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is incorporated in the Contract Documents.

By: Pepperell Town Administrator’s Office and the Water & Sewer Commission

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS MEMBER

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.

CONTACT:
Board of Selectmen
One Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463
978-433-0333

HOUSING AUTHORITY MEMBER

To fill an unexpired term, through April, 2021 Annual Town Election. Letter of application and/or Citizen Activity Form should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen no later than 12:00 noon on 1/24/2018.

NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT

CONTACT:
Board of Selectmen
One Main Street
Pepperell, MA 01463
978-433-0333

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.

POSITION: WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR II

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

BARGINING UNIT:AFSCME Local #1703

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:

None  

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. 

Firefighter/Paramedic

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

or

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:

BYLAW REVIEW COMMITTEE (SEVEN (7) 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.
NOTE:  THIS IS NOT AN ADVERTISEMENT



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

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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

2

1-year term

Fence Viewer

1


Finance Committee

3


Information Systems Technology Committee

2

1-year term


Zoning Board of Appeals - Associated Member


1
 

Master Plan Committee


7-13
 


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