September 21, 2021
 

Council on Aging Director

The Town of Chester seeks to fill the position of Council on Aging Director. This is a 12-15 hour a week position responsible for developing and implementing the programs and services of the Chester Council on Aging to meet the needs of the Town’s senior citizens.

Works with staff, volunteers, members, those in the aging services network, and community leaders to achieve the goals of the Council on Aging (COA). Works to engage members and volunteers in the activities of the organization. Download full job description here. Applicant must pass a CORI check. Chester is an equal opportunity employer. Position will remain open until filled.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Katherine Warden, Town Administrator, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA 01011, or email to kwarden@townofchester.net.


September 21, 2021
 

Administrative Assistant – Highway Dept.

The Town of Chester is seeking an Administrative Assistant, reporting to the Highway Foreman.

The position will be up to three hours per week. A successful candidate will have good written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with other municipal employees and the general public. The candidate should demonstrate clerical skills including familiarity with computers and Office programs. A successful applicant will be able to handle general office duties including processing of warrants and compiling payroll. Compensation will be $15/hr. CORI check is required.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Katherine Warden, Town Administrator, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA 01011, or email to kwarden@townofchester.net.

Position will remain open until filled. Chester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


August 19, 2021
 

Part-time Office Clerk – Board of Health

Applicant should have experience with general office skills including filing, email, and Microsoft Office. A general understanding of Board of Health permitting, Title V process, Housing, Food Safety, Lodging, and all other aspects of the Board of Health is helpful but will train as necessary. Organizational skills are a must, as well as being able to work with the public. Hours will vary, evenings are expected.

Please send letter of interest by email to Boardofhealth@townofchester.net or call 413-354-7781 or text 413-519-3396. Position to be filled ASAP.


August 10, 2021
 

Water Commissioners (3)

Town of Chester is looking for three Water Commissioners. Their specific responsibilities are as follows:

  • Oversee the management, operation, improvement, and control of all aspects of the Town of Chester water system, to include the following:
    • Monitoring all emails and phone calls to the Water Dept.
    • Work with CMELD on billing and receivables. Be aware of all overdue accounts.
    • Coordinate with Highway on shutoffs and turn-ons of water meters.
  • Award contracts for work to be performed in the maintenance and construction of Town water systems within the budget proposed and passed at annual town meeting. This includes the hiring of an appropriately licensed Water Operator as defined by Massachusetts DRP standards.
  • Establish rules and regulations for the use of the Town of Chester water systems.
  • Fix just and equitable rates for the use of the Town of Chester water systems, with all changes to rates subject to the approval of the Board of Selectman.
  • Keep necessary records and distribute necessary notices to customers as required by the Department of Environmental Protection and MA record-keeping law.
  • Oversee the collection of daily flow rates and acceptable water quality information.
  • Provide regularly scheduled on-site inspections and evaluations as deemed necessary to accomplish.
  • Oversee the preparation and submittal of all necessary reports to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Provide updates to the Board of Selectman during the second regularly scheduled meeting of each month.
  • Research, and apply for any grants available to the Water System. Be responsible for the execution and reports of all awarded grants.
  • Desire to continue improving existing water system in order to deliver high quality water to the citizens of Chester.

Commissioner Expected Qualifications:

  • Members are expected, to the extent possible, to be specially qualified by education and training in matters pertaining to waterworks and water supply.
  • Capable of performing on-site inspections as necessary.
  • Knowledgeable in aspects of Microsoft Office necessary to prepare and distribute necessary reports and notices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to handle communications between water operator, DEP representatives, and Town users as necessary.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Katherine Warden, Town Administrator, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Rd, Chester, MA 01011. Positions will remain open until filled. Chester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


March 24, 2021
 

Transfer Station Alternate Attendant

Transfer Station Alternate Attendant Position available for on-call days (Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm year-round). Please send letter of interest by email to boardofhealth@townofchester.net or call 413-354-7781 / text 413-519-3396. Position to be filled ASAP.


March 1, 2021
 

Library Aide

The Hamilton Memorial Library in Chester is seeking a Library Aide.

Read the full job description and application instructions here.


September 1, 2020
 

Highway Driver/Laborer

The Town of Chester seeks qualified applicants for the position of Driver – Laborer in the Highway Department. This position operates trucks and other equipment used in public works projects: Operate 41,000 lb. commercial dump truck; haul materials; load materials; operate jackhammer, roller, paving equipment and roadside mower; Operates vehicles providing roadway snow removal and sanding; 41,000 lb. dump truck w/wing plow; plows, sands and salts streets and sidewalks; Repairs water mains and drainage systems; Performs manual labor required for assigned work projects and incidental to operating assigned equipment; Works preforming maintenance and light service of trucks and equipment.

Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent; one year of experience in public works construction and maintenance; or equivalent combination of education and experience Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License and 2A License required, Class A CDL and 4G License preferred. CORI and drug test required. Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Katherine Warden, Town Administrator, Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Rd, Chester, MA 01011. Position will remain open until filled. Chester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


August 14, 2020
 

Transfer Station Attendant

Position available for Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm year round.
Please send letter of interest by email to Chesterhealth@comcast.net or call (413) 354-7781. Position to be filled ASAP.