Opportunities, Bids & Openings

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

Town Accountant

The town of Pepperell seeks a highly qualified individual to fill the position of Town Accountant, responsible for all town financial records, accounts payable, payroll, internal and external audit, compliance with applicable state laws and town policies, and maintenance of the town’s accounting system. Pepperell has an annual budget of $14.5 million including Enterprise Funds but excluding regional schools. The position requires thorough knowledge of municipal accounting practices and extensive knowledge of GAAP, UMAS, and GASB regulations. Town Accountant reports to the Town Administrator. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, with three or more years of professional accounting experience required. Supervisory and prior municipal experience is preferred. Massachusetts Accountants and Auditors Certification preferred. Anticipated hiring range: $78,000-$85,000 depending on qualifications. The application process will remain open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec. 13. Please send application/resume via email as a pdf to amaclean@town.pepperell.ma.us. The town of Pepperell is an equal opportunity employer.

Fire Department Administrative Assistant

The Town of Pepperell is seeking a qualified part-time/non-benefited 16 hour a week Fire Department Administrative Assistant.  Working under the direction of the Fire Chief, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, filing, issuing permits, scheduling inspections, billing and general administrative functions. 

Applicants should have excellent office and interpersonal skills and enjoy working with the public.  Ability to exercise judgement, discretion, confidentiality and tact is essential. 

Qualifications: High school diploma and any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the job. 

Send letter of interest and resume to ttyler@town.pepperell.ma.us by the close of business on November 16, 2018. Resumes will be reviewed as received.

Administrative Assistant to the Assessor

Town of Pepperell seeks qualified applicants for position of Administrative Assistant to the Assessor.

Provides assistance to the public, assists with inspections; researching and processing applications; maintains property records; prepares abutter’s lists; performs general administrative work. Excellent customer service and computer skills.

HS education; courses in real estate appraisal; four years of general business experience or associates degreee; or equivalent. 

$20.45 - $22.18 per hour, 19 ½ hours per week. No benefits.

Application or cover letter and resume should be submitted to the Personnell Administrator, Town Hall, One Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463 or you may apply online by Friday, November 23, 2018.

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
Historical Commission


3-year term

Board of Public Works


For Remainder of the Term (4/20/2019)

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