Paid Job Opportunities
Applicants for paid Town positons are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.
Certified Water Operator Trainee
The Town of Egremont is seeking applicants for the position of Water Operator Trainee. This is a 15-hour-per-week position. The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Certified Operator and become familiar with the Egremont Water Department system and treatment plant and to ensure the delivery of safe drinking water at all times by complying with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection CMR and Policies and Regulations. Candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license. A Treatment (T1) Operator License and a Distribution (D1) Operator License or an (OIT) Operator in Training license is requested but not required. The Town is willing to train and license the successful applicant.
Printed applications and a job description can be obtained at the Egremont Town Hall (171 Egremont Plain Rd., No. Egremont), Select Board office from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM, or download the PDFs below. Salary commensurate with experience. Egremont is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Join the Egremont Department as a Volunteer Firefighter
Multiple positions are open for men and women as firefighters, EMS/first responders, and support personnel to assist firefighters on calls with food and hydration.
These are on-call positions. The Egremont Fire Department answers between 200 to 250 calls per year. In addition to Egremont, the Department covers Fire/Rescue/EMS services for Mt. Washington and provides mutual aid to surrounding communities in MA, NY, and CT.
As a member of the Department, you will be part of a team that responds to all types of fire suppression, rescues (rope, water/ice, motor vehicle, lost persons), emergency responder and hazmat situations, and safety issues due to downed wires and trees, smoke and CO alarms. Fire Department personnel also perform required Massachusetts fire inspections and fire prevention exercises.
Time commitments will include 2-hour Tuesday evening meetings for training and truck, equipment, and station checks. Training is conducted in-house as well as through the Massachusetts Fire Academy. Training complies with OSHA, NFPA, and Massachusetts State Fire and EMS. The Department also holds a monthly business meeting.
Egremont's Fire Department runs one rescue truck, two engines, one pumper/tanker, one tanker, and one brush truck. All trucks and equipment are up to date, stocked, and equipped with the latest tools.
Apply by emailing Chief Schneider or phone at 413-528-1625. For questions, use the same contact information. The Chief also invites interested individuals to stop by either the North Fire Station (175 Egremont Plain Rd) or the South Fire Station (36 Main St.) on Tuesdays from 7 - 9 PM.
For more on the Egremont Fire Department, visit their website.
Volunteer Opportunities: Vacancies on Town Boards, Committees & Commissions
If you are interested in serving on one of the many Town boards, committees or commissions, please send an email identifying which vacancy, why you are interested, and what skills you can bring to the Egremont Selectboard. The Selectboard will schedule an interview with you as part of one of their regular meetings. If the Selectboard approves your application, the Town Clerk will swear you in at your earliest convenience.
Vacancy for one member. Learn more about the work of the Finance Committee, present members, and quick access to the most recent meeting agendas and minutes.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Vacancy for one Associate Members. Learn more about the work of the ZBA, present members, and quick access to the most recent meeting agendas and minutes.
There is currently a vacancy in all three seats on the Water Commission. Water Commissioners are appointed to three-year staggered terms by the Select Board to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Water Department. The Commissioners supervise two employees - a Water Operator who works at the Water Plant and does the day-to-day operations at the plant and a Water Department Clerk who does the clerical work for the Department part-time. This is an unpaid volunteer Commission – time commitment is less than 15 hours per month. Visit the Water Department web page for current information. Visit the Mass.gov web page for more details on Water Departments in Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/water-commissioners-and-local-boards-roles-and-responsibilities-for-drinking-water-compliance-and-coordination. This is a pivotal time in the Water Department as the Town grapples with some upcoming significant capital improvements and the possibility of restructuring the Water Department or selling the Department to a private company.