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. 

​Job openings:



Career Fire Captain
Colchester Fire Department



The Fire Captain will have responsibility for motivating, supervising, training, and evaluating subordinate-level employees. This individual will be responsible for prioritizing, scheduling, and completing tasks associated with non-emergency response activities such as pre-fire planning, fire and life safety education, and training activities;  will supervise and participate in the care and maintenance of fire stations, apparatus, equipment;  perform, assign, direct, and supervise firefighting and medical emergencies.  The Fire Captain will perform administrative duties assigned by the Fire Chief, Assistant Chiefs, or Town Manager, in the Fire Chief’s absence. This individual should have a genuine desire to become an active participant in the Colchester community.

Desired minimum qualifications:

  • 6 years of service in an Officer's position with a Fire Department 

  • State Certified FF I, FF II preferred, Hazmat Operations level

  • ICS Certifications

  • State Certified EMT-B. 

Experience and Knowledge:
  • Management of employees in an accountable manner
  • Office technologies including Word and Excel
  • General knowledge of equipment and building maintenance
  • Proficient in writing, math skills, and interpersonal skills.  
See complete job description.  Salary range is $52,432 - $55,228 plus a competitive benefits package.  Apply online above or submit cover letter, resume and application by 3 PM,  April 3, 2020 to Sherry Labarge.   E.O.E. 


Our Planning and Zoning Department has two positions open:



Planning and Zoning Coordinator 

Assist the public, implement permit review and long range plans, and manage the department’s permitting software.  Successful applicants for the Planning and Zoning Coordinator will have a B.A. or B.S. degree in planning or a related field. See complete Job Description.
Annual compensation is $44,105 to $49,429 plus a competitive benefit package. Apply online above or submit cover letter, resume and application by April 1, 2020 to Sherry Labarge.   E.O.E. 

​Planning Technician


​Perform technical work initiating and coordinating permitting functions for the department.  Successful applicants for the Planning Technician will have a relevant degree in planning, environmental or political science, etc.
See complete Job Description.
Annual compensation is $41,280 plus a competitive benefit package. Apply online above or submit cover letter, resume and application by April 1, 2020 to Sherry Labarge  E.O.E.  


Parks & Recreation Job Openings:

Seasonal Parks Staff:

The Colchester Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a Seasonal Park Laborer (14 weeks) for May - August, 2020.  This positions performs general maintenance of all town parks, recreation areas, beaches, cemeteries, and municipal grounds, and is full-time, 40 hrs/week.  Rate of Pay: $14.00/hr.  Employment can begin based on availability.  View the full job description here:

A.C.E. After School Staff:

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.

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.