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Town of Stow
Stow Town Building
380 Great Road
Stow, Massachusetts 01775
(978) 897-4515 Fax (978) 897-4534

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NOTICE OF VACANCY

Health Agent Position
Town of Stow

The Town of Stow, MA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the Health Agent position.  The position requires a Registered Sanitarian, a minimum of a BS in Public Health or Sanitary Engineering, and five years of responsible experience in the field of public and environmental health, including experience as a Soil Evaluator and Septic Inspector.  Preference will be given to candidates with an MS in Public Health and/or certification as a Pool Inspector.  

Duties include, but not limited to:  Title 5 plans and inspections; food safety; well permits; camp, beach and pool inspections; emergency planning and work with the Stow Medical Reserve Corps.  

Hours per Week:  15-20 hours
Salary Range:  $27.00 - $30.00 per hour

Stow, MA is located between Boston and Worcester, in a rural setting.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:  
Stow Board of Health
380 Great Road
Stow, MA 01775-1122

Applications will be accepted up until Friday, February 27, 2015.  Please, no telephone calls.

The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer                                       Posted 1/30/15

        

NOTICE OF VACANCY
Town of Stow
                                                                        Summer Camp Director in Stow, Massachusetts

Salary: $15-$20 per hour based on experience

Location: Pine Bluff Recreational Area, Stow, Ma.

Description:  8 Week Program
35-40 hours per week

The Stow Recreation Commission is seeks a dynamic Director needed to lead our Summer Camp at Bine Bluffs Beach.  Applicants must possess a high energy level, a strong work ethic, and administrative experience. The Summer Camp Director will be responsible for extensive planning and marketing in the months prior to the start of camp.  Under the direction of the Stow Recreation Director this position will provide leadership, and program responsibility for Camp Stow. The Director is expected to manage an 8-week program with 50-100 kids and a staff of 10-20 people. This position is responsible for the implementation and planning of daily activities as well as supervision of seasonal staff.  Candidates must be available to work from April 1st- August 21st (hours will vary)
Qualifications: 3+ years in a supervisory role in a camp setting.  Knowledge of philosophy, objectives and requirements in the implementation of youth programs and summer camps: Knowledge of concepts of program risk management and safe work practice: Knowledge of supervision and leadership techniques: Knowledge of basic Windows, Microsoft Office and web- based program applications is required.  The ability to communicate effectively and possess excellent interpersonal skills while interacting with program participants, co-workers, supervisors, and the general public: Ability to plan, promote, organize, and evaluate recreation services for Summer Camp program: Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks: Previous experience in summer camp management and completion or education towards a degree in the recreation field  Four year degree in related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.  Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certifications.  WSI certification and waterfront experience highly recommended.

How to Apply:  The best-qualified applicants, as determined by initial screening of applications, will be invited to participate in an interview process. Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three professional references to Laura Greenough, Stow Recreation Department, 380 Great Road Stow, Ma. 01775 or e-mail to Recreation@stow-ma.gov.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm, March 20, 2015. Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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NOTICE OF VACANCY
        Town of Stow
Part-Time Assessors’ Clerk

The Stow Assessors seek a part-time Assessors’ Clerk responsible for a variety of clerical duties requiring excellent computer, communication, math, and organizational skills.  Main tasks include processing of motor vehicle abatements, tracking of real estate sales, organizing cyclical-visit project, data entry, along with various administrative and secretarial functions.  Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in business or related field.  This position is a 20 hour-per week position, with a salary scale ranging from $14.71 to $19.93/hr.

Please send resume with a cover letter to Board of Assessors, 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775 or e-mail to assessors@stow-ma.gov by January 16, 2015.  The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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NOTICE OF VACANCY
Council on Aging
Back Up Van Drivers Needed

The Town of Stow is seeking qualified candidates for Back Up Van Drivers for the Council on Aging.

Duties:  Local driving as well as some major city and out-of-state driving required in bringing seniors/disabled to appointments and activities.  Keep log of passengers, locations, times, and mileage.  Ability to operate van wheelchair lift and other handicapped equipment.

Qualifications: Commercial Drivers License (CDL) and excellent driving record required.  Resourcefulness, plus the ability to read maps, and use a GPS and cell phone are necessary.  Previous experience and a background in elder care preferred.  A friendly, courteous manner and a focus on safety are important.  Must be flexible, a team player and able to work independently.

Hours: Varies.  Intermittent Employment:  On Call on an “as needed” basis.

Rate of Pay: $12.39 to $16.29 per hour.

On-site CPR and Wheelchair Securement trainings provided annually.

Application: Please submit letter of interest and resume to ATTN: COA Director, Town of Stow, 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775

Call or email the Council on Aging with any questions at 978-897-1880 or coa@stow-ma.gov.

Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted December 10, 2014

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FINANCE COMMITTEE
PART-TIME SECRETARY

The Town of Stow is seeking qualified candidates for the position of secretary to support the Finance Committee on a part-time basis.

Rate of Pay: $14.71 to 19.93 per hour.

Hours of Employment: Approximately 4 hours per week. Finance Committee meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month; attendance at these and some other evening meetings required.

Duties: Provide secretarial support to the Finance Committee.  Duties include recording meeting minutes, posting of meetings and agendas, preparation of documents for meetings,  maintaining committee files, tracking expenses, answering correspondence and similar tasks, as required.

Qualifications: High school education, some years of experience in secretarial and/or administrative work; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

The ability to:
  • Maintain detailed accurate records.
  • Ability to use a variety of computer applications including word processing and spreadsheets.
Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and Town of Stow Employment Application to: Peter McManus at peter.fincom@gmail.com.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

        The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted February 17, 2015

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VETERANS’ SERVICE OFFICER
Part-Time

Duties:  This is a part-time position responsible for processing veterans’ applications for benefits pursuant to MGL, Ch. 115, together with providing needed technical assistance to veterans on an as-requested basis.

Qualifications:  Preferred candidates should be honorably discharged from any branch of the military and should have at least three years of experience serving as a Veterans’ Service Officer in Massachusetts within the last five years.

Wages:  The annual salary amount is $2,007, for FY 2016.  

Term: One-year term ending March 31, 2015.

Application:  A cover letter and resume should be submitted to William Wrigley, Town Administrator, Town Building 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775.  Questions should be addressed to William Wrigley at 978-897-2927.  Applications are due by 5 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  Stow is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted March 2, 2015



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ANCIENT DOCUMENTS COMMITTEE
One Member for Unexpired Five Year Term.
Term Expiring in 2017
        
Duties:  To assist the town clerk in the acquisition, preservation, indexing and care of all Town records, both current and ancient.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.  Interest in ancient documents helpful, but not necessary.

Term:  Appointment by Moderator, with the approval of the Town Clerk, for term as noted above.

Application:  Contact Moderator David Walrath no later than 5 p.m. April 25, 2014.

Posted April 9, 2014
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CEMETERY COMMITTEE
One Member

Duties:  Management and care of the Town's cemeteries and burial grounds; establishment of rules and regulations; appointment of such employees as are necessary to maintain the cemeteries.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.

Term:  Appointment by the Board of Selectmen to fill a three-year term ending June 30, 2016.

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

Posted July 12, 2013

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CABLE LICENSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
One Member

Duties:  The Cable Licensing Advisory Committee performs the following functions:

  • Monitors the quality of the video cable system in Stow
  • Monitors compliance by the cable company with its license and other laws
  • Interfaces with the Massachusetts cable television department (DTE)
  • Interfaces with the Stow cable provider (Comcast and Verizon)
  • Serves as liaison between Stow consumers and the cable company
  • Acting for the Selectmen, the Committee runs the formal selection process for a licensee, initial as well as renewal, each 10 years, and writes all applicable documents (licenses, etc.)
Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.

Term:  To fulfill an unexpired three-year term ending June 30, 2015.  

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will accept letters of application until the position is filled.  Send applications to Selectmen’s Office, Town Building, 380 Great Road, Stow, 01775 or selectmen@stow-ma.gov.

Posted March 12, 2013
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CAPITAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
Two Associate Members for One Year

Duties:  To study, with the Town Administrator, proposed capital outlays involving the acquisition of land or any expenditures of $10,000 or more,
having a useful life of at least three years   Preparation of an annual report containing a budget of such capital outlays and a capital
program for the following four years.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of the Town.  Those to be appointed by the Moderator shall not be employed by nor serve as officers of the Town.

Term:  Appointment by the Moderato.  Associate member terms to expire at the conclusion of the 2015 Annual Town Meeting.

Application: The Town Moderator will accept applications until 5 p.m., June 24, 2014 or until the positions are filled.
               stowmoderator@stow-ma.gov

Posted June 10, 2014

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STOW CULTURAL COUNCIL
The Stow Cultural council is seeking both Members and Associates to be in place for the next funding cycle.


Duties:  Stow’s Cultural Council Program, administered at the state level by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, receives state funds and grants to distribute to projects in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

Council members meet annually to review applications from individuals, schools, and organizations and decide how to fund the proposals, which include field trips, after school programs, concerts and festivals.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow. Interest in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences. Ability to commit time to grant review process and willingness to be involved in other duties pertaining to local cultural needs.

Term:  Members appointed by the Selectmen to serve three-year terms.  Associates appointed by the Cultural Council.

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the positions arefilled.  If you are interested, please contact the Selectmen's Office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-4515.

Posted October 30, 2014
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COUNCIL ON AGING
One member


Duties:  To coordinate and carry out programs designed to meet the needs of the senior population in coordination with programs of the Massachusetts Department of Elder Affairs as established under the Massachusetts General Laws.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow. A sincere interest in the welfare, health and well being of senior citizens.  A willingness to accept and carry out assignments in that regard.  A commitment of time and attendance at monthly meetings held the second Thursday at 10:00 A.M.

Term:  Appointment by Board of Selectmen to fill an indefinite term.

Application: Applicants should arrange to attend a monthly Council meeting, held on the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Council on Aging Center in the Town Building. The Board of Selectmen will accept letters of application until the position is filled.


Posted January 6, 2014

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FINANCE COMMITTEE
Five Associate Members for One Year Term, expiring May 2015

Duties:  Reviews budgets and warrant articles to be presented at town meeting in order to make recommendations to the voters, balancing requests with the Town's ability to pay, and considers requests for transfer from the Reserve Fund.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow. ~Interest in and time to serve the Town. ~Willingness to attend other departmental meetings. The desirable qualities for associate members are voters who are comfortable around numbers and are detail-oriented.

Term:  Appointment by Moderator for terms to expire at the conclusion of town meeting as noted above.
Application:  The Town Moderator will accept applications until 5 p.m., June 24, 2014 or until the positions are filled.  


Posted June 10, 2014

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HISTORICAL COMMISSION
One member

Duties:  Preservation and stewardship of Stow’s historic structures and properties, and overseeing summer offerings at the Stow West School. Commitment to attend monthly meetings and willingness to be involved in other duties pertaining to local historical needs.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.  Interest in the history of Stow and its preservation.

Term:  Appointment by the Historical Commission: One member to fulfill unexpired three-year term June 30. 2017.
Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the position is filled.  If you are interested, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-4515.

Posted October 30, 2014


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MUNICIPAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST
One member

Duties: Create and preserve affordable housing in Stow for the benefit of low- and moderate-income households, pursuant to MGL Chapter 44, section 55c and Chapter 109 of the Acts of 2006. Accept, invest and spend funds in the Trust’s care; buy sell, hold, and manage real property.

Qualifications:
  • Registered voter of Stow.  
  • Applicants should share a commitment to the long-term welfare of the town and desire to increase the housing choices in Stow for its past, current, and future residents and employees.
  • Possess some of the following requisite skills and background: 1) financial and investment management; 2) law, especially real estate or municipal; 3) business or project management; 4) property or facilities management; 5) real estate transaction experience.
  • Have no appearance of or actual incompatible interest with the business of the Trust, such as a connection to current or proposed residential development in Stow.
Term:  Appointment by Board of Selectmen to complete a two-year term ending June 30, 2015.

Application: The Board of Selectmen will accept letters of application until the position is filled.

Posted September 11, 2014

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RANDALL LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
1 member


Duties:  To serve on the seven-member Board of Trustees, which has the custody and management of the Randall Library and the funds that support it.

Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow.  Applicants should have an interest in the library and knowledge of the town.  Business management or financial experience helpful, but not essential.

Term:  Appointment by joint vote of the Board of Selectmen and remaining Trustees for an unexpired term [which expires May 2016] until the May 2015 Annual Town Election.

Application: The Board of Selectmen will accept letters of application until 5:00 pm on Monday, March 2, 2015.

Posted February 19, 2015

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SPRINGFEST ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
One member

Duties:  Plan and oversee SpringFest, the town’s annual festival held in May. Identify and schedule events for the weekend. Recruit and organize participants and volunteers. Promote and publicize festival. Supervise site set-up and clean up.
Qualifications:  Energy and enthusiasm to create an enjoyable community-wide celebration for all ages. Ability to commit time to planning and event management. Team player with a good sense of humor.

Term:  One member to fulfill the remainder of a two-year term ending June 30, 2016.

Application:  The Board of Selectmen will be accepting applications until the position is filled.
If you are interested, please contact the Selectmen’s Office at selectmen@stow-ma.gov or 978-897-4515.
Posted September 11, 2014


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VETERANS' GRAVES COMMITTEE
One Member

Duties:  Support Memorial Day Parade planning as required, including attending planning meetings, usually two (2) per year.  Ordering of flowers and wreaths (3) for the monuments at Brookside Cemetery and the War Monument at Randall Library.  Arrange to provide non-alcoholic beverages for parade participants at the end of the parade route.  Coordinate support from Stow Fire Department (Color Guard) and Police Department (traffic control).  Own responsibility for other tasks associated with Memorial Day activities which may arise.  Must be able to see duties through to completion and manage to a limited budget.  Completion of state-mandated web-based Ethics and Open Meeting by-laws training (approximately 2 hours total) is a requirement.  

Qualifications:  Registered voter, honorably discharged veteran (DD-214 required) and current resident of Stow.

Term:  Appointment by Board of Selectmen for one-year term ending June 30, 2015.

Application:  Letters of application will be accepted by the Selectmen until the position is filled.

Posted September 11, 2014

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ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Two Associate Members


Duties:  The Zoning Board of Appeals is a quasi-judicial board as established by state law and has specific duties and responsibilities including:

  • Hear appeals from parties aggrieved by the decision of an administration official concerning zoning issues.
  • Hear and decide applications for certain special permits as provided by the zoning bylaws.
  • Hear and decide petitions to vary specific requirements of the zoning bylaws.
  • Hear and decide applications for comprehensive permits.
Qualifications:  Registered voter of Stow. Sound independent judgment, a sense of fairness and an ability to act on the evidence (and information) as determined with reference to the applicable sections of the Town of Stow's zoning bylaws and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 40A, The Zoning Act.

Must be prepared to assume the position of full-time member of the Board if a vacancy occurs and subsequently the office of clerk and/or chairman.

Term:  One member to complete an unexpired five-year term ending June 30, 2015, and one member to complete an unexpired term ending June 30, 2017, upon appointment by the Board of Selectmen.

Application: The Selectmen will accept letters of application until the positions are filled.

Posted December 16, 2014










 
 
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