Opportunities, Bids & Openings

Citizen Activity Form / Resident Request for Appointment to Volunteer Board or Committee

Town Planner

The Town of Pepperell is seeking an organized, self-motivated, dedicated professional for the position of Town Planner. Reporting to the Town Administrator the Town Planner works under the policy direction of the Planning Board, performing administrative, supervisory, technical work and all other work as required. Should possess knowledge of community planning, land use, site plan review, economic development, grant writing, document preparation, use of GIS functions a plus, scheduling and posting of meetings and public hearings. Candidate must have the ability to research federal and state laws, as well as, town by-laws for use in decision making. Should have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, regional, and state officials, the general public, employees, developers, and consultants; ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision; ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects; ability to be a problem solver; ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Candidate should possess strong oral and written communications skills and ability to use municipal computer software. Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, public administration or related field with four years of planning experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. AICP certified strongly preferred. This is a full time position however applicants looking for part time flexible hours will be considered. Salary range $57,000-$61,000. Full job description. Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources, Selectmen’s Office, 1 Main St., Pepperell MA 01463 Position open until filled, but preference given to applications submitted by September 15, 2018.

Municipal Career Opportunity - Town Administrator

Pepperell (population 12,152), is a primarily residential farming community, with an Open Town Meeting and three-member Board of Selectmen. The FY 2019 budget is approximately $30,000,000 including the regional education assessments. The Town Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town, directly responsible to the Board of Selectmen for the administration of all town affairs as prescribed by the town charter.

Pepperell is looking for an energetic, community focused administrator who has the experience, ability and initiative to work with the staff and other stakeholders to create new solutions, both in town business and in regional partnerships, and to identify and pursue state, federal and other alternate funding sources.
A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited college or university is required, with at least five years of municipal management and financial management experience, or equivalent.  Working knowledge of Massachusetts General Law and collective bargaining experience are preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate proven effective leadership, a collaborative management style, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to integrity and transparency in local government.

Please send cover letter and resume to Town Administrator Search Committee, One Main Street, Town Hall, Pepperell, MA 01463, or via email to the Search Committee at TAResumes@town.pepperell.ma.us. Email is preferred. All application submittals will be held in confidence.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Applications with be accepted until September 7, 2018 or until the position is filled. For additional information about the Town of Pepperell, please visit http://town.pepperell.ma.us. Pepperell is an equal opportunity employer.

Invitation to Bid - Bituminous Concrete Type I-1 - In-Place

Pursuant to MGL c. 30 §39M, the Town of Pepperell is soliciting bids for supply of Type I-1 Bituminous Concrete, in place. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of the Town Administrator, Town Hall, 1 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463 (telephone 978-433-0333), Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays) from 9AM to 3PM, or by emailing tlooney@town.pepperell.ma.us .

All bids must be submitted to the same office at or before 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope, bearing the name and address of the submitting party, and clearly marked “Bid - Type I-1 Bituminous Concrete, in place.”  

The Town of Pepperell reserves the right to reject any or all bids, in whole or in part, be it in the best interest of the Town.

Full bid document may be found here. 

Wastewater/Collections System Operator

LOCATION:Wastewater Treatment, DPW Sewer Division  
HOURS OF WORK:7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. Monday - Friday
SALARY RANGE: $24.45 (Step 1) - $29.74 (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 collection system and assist at the treatment plant as required. Associated duties include repair of weir walls and other modifications to manhole structures that may be required to insure proper operation; cleaning and inspecting all sewer lines and documenting the findings of the inspections, condition coding of sewer pipe, responding to sewer calls, identifying and correcting ongoing problems with blockages; Provides maintenance on various types of wastewater pump stations. Assist in plant operations and maintenance procedures as required.

Full Job Description

Wastewater Chief Operator

The Town of Pepperell seeks an experienced professional to oversee operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment plant and collection system.  Ensures compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and that day-to-day operations are efficient and effective.
Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in wastewater-related field; At least five years of experience related to the operation, repair, and maintenance of wastewater treatment/collection systems, and related maintenance equipment, of which at least two were in a supervisory capacity. In lieu of full education and experience requirements, a combination equivalent to ten years of overall background in wastewater treatment and collection systems will be considered. Must have a Massachusetts Grade 6 Wastewater Treatment Operating Certification Class B Driver’s License. A full job description may be found at  http://town.pepperell.ma.us
Submit cover letter and resumes to: Joseph Jordan, Water & Sewer Superintendent, 1 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463 or Email: jjordan@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 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

Cable TV Advisory Committee


1-year term

Fence Viewer


1-year term

Finance Committee


2-year term

Zoning Board of Appeals - Associated Member

2-year term

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