Human Resources

The Town of Colchester is committed to providing quality service with integrity, responsiveness and sensitivity to all employees, enabling them to better serve our citizens. We are also committed to providing a work atmosphere that is safe, healthy and secure.

Our new online Employment Application Form is now available - Click here.  (
For downloadable application (PDF) see link left.)

​Seeking Fire Chief

The Town of Colchester is seeking its first town-wide Fire Chief. The Fire Chief will evolve the Town’s fire services from three fire departments with a total of approximately 90 volunteers to a town-wide fire department with career staff augmenting volunteers. Three career firefighters will provide coverage during weekday daytime when we have a deficit of volunteer respondents to structure fires. The fire department will continue to assist the [separate] Rescue department.This will require leadership, technical firefighting and managerial abilities, as well as aptitude for working with volunteers.

Candidates should have significant experience in administration of a fire department. Professionalism, integrity, credibility, and strong customer service are musts. A record of successful implementation of change in fire human resources, technology, and practices; data-driven decision-making; strong written, verbal, public, and organizational communications skills; effective emergency management; strategic planning; problem solving; and a commitment to continuous improvement to provide the highest level of fire services given the available resources is required. Given the significant volunteer component, candidate should expect to become active in the Colchester community.

Job description available here. Hiring salary range is $80,941-$83,387 plus a competitive benefit package.

Submit cover letter, resume and application by November 1, 2019 to labarge@colchestervt.gov 
or apply online (link above)  E.O.E. 



Parks & Recreation Job Openings:

Personal Care Attendant (PCA): We are looking for an active and self-motivated individual who enjoys working with children to act as a PCA for a third grade student. Individual will work one-on-one with the student to help with development of social skills. We are seeking an energetic and friendly individual who is responsible and has documented experience in working with kids. Individual will be part of an after-school team, but will be assigned to a specific child. Must be able to work Monday - Friday, 2:45 - 6:00 p.m. (follows school calendar).  Rate of pay is $15.50/hr (part-time hourly).

Applicant must successfully pass a background check prior to employment. Email your resume to Jenn Turmel with the Recreation Department and mention "Personal Care Attendant" in the subject line. Education transcripts may be requested. DOE, EOE.

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The Colchester Parks & Recreation Department is seeking fun, responsible and caring Site Assistants to work in a creative, hands-on school-age environment for the A.C.E. After School Program for the remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year. This is a great opportunity to work with children in a dynamic, supportive, and fun environment.

Program Staff: Part time hourly rate range $12.50 to $14.50/hr depending on experience. Hours of work would be 1:45 – 6:00 p.m. or 2:45 - 6:00 p.m.; depending on your availability. We are hiring for Monday - Friday or partial weeks. Must possesses high school diploma or higher and be over 18 years old to classify as program staff.

Program Aides: Part time hourly rate range $10.78 to $12.50/hr depending on experience. Hours of work would be 1:45 – 6:00 p.m. or 2:45 - 6:00 p.m.; depending on your availability. We are hiring for Monday - Friday or partial weeks. Must be at least 16 years of age to be classified as program aide.

Applicant must successfully pass a background check prior to employment. Email your resume, interested position and available days to work to Jenn Turmel with the Recreation Department. If offered a program staff position, transcripts will need to be provided. DOE, EOE.

Learn more about Colchester Parks & Recreation by clicking here.