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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
                
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
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 December 31, 2014.

*This document can be found on the Town of Stow website         

The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted December 16, 2014


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PRINCIPAL ASSESSOR
Town of Stow


The Stow Board of Assessors is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Principal Assessor.  The position is responsible for the supervision, management, and administration of the assessing department, coordinating with the Department of Revenue, municipal departments, and independent contractors.  Applicants should possess:  knowledge of Massachusetts General Laws as they pertain to tax law and assessment administration, strong communication skills, excellent math ability, extensive computer and technical skills, and the ability to work independently.  Duties include, but are not limited to, establishing property assessments, setting a tax rate, sales and statistical analysis related to recertification, mapping changes, ATB preparation, personnel supervision, and general coordination with the Town, DOR, and contract personnel.     

Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree, Massachusetts Accredited Assessor or higher designation, and at least three years experience in property tax administration.  Working knowledge of the Univers Cama system and ESRI GIS is a plus.  Equivalent combination of education and experience considered.

Salary range:  $55,293 to $69,096.  Please submit cover letter and resume to the Board of Assessors at assessors@stow-ma.gov or at 380 Great Road, Stow, MA 01775 by November 10, 2014.  EOE/AA Employer.   



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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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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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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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