Employment Opportunities

Help Wanted 

Recreation Department - Beach Coordinator

The Amherst Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for the position of Baboosic Lake Beach Coordinator.  The duties of this position are to oversee the day-to-day operation of Baboosic Lake Town Beach including the oversight of lifeguards, camp counselors, gate guards and concession workers.  The right candidate will possess a valid driver's license, experience managing high school and college age staff members as well as the ability to multitask and deal with beach patrons.  This seasonal position is available for 15 weeks in the summer months with the beach opening for weekends starting Memorial Day weekend.  Once Amherst schools are out for the summer, the facility is open 7 days a week and will close on Labor Day weekend.  Starting wage is $16.36 - $19.96 per hour depending on qualifications/experience.  Applications will be accepted until the job is filled.  The Town of Amherst is an EOE.  The job description can be found at here Please submit a cover letter and resume to cfraley@amherstnh.gov or contact Craig Fraley at 603-673-6248 for questions or more information.


Town of Amherst * Department of Public Works * Highway Division

Laborer / Driver

 The Town of Amherst, New Hampshire Department of Public Works (DPW) Highway division is accepting applications to fill one Laborer/Truck Driver position. This full time position is a rewarding career building opportunity. We are looking for a team player that has the ability to work in a professional, fast paced, customer orientated environment. Job responsibilities include a variety of routine semi-skilled duties involving driving, basic routine year-round maintenance and repair of the town’s roadway systems including snow removal and maintenance of town owned facilities and grounds. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, 12 months minimum experience as a construction laborer or maintenance aide, or combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge and skills to perform the job. Preference given to NH CDL Class A license with air brake endorsement, will consider NH CDL Class B, but Class A must be obtained by end of 6 month probation. Normal work hours are 6:30AM till 3:00PM Monday through Friday. Starting hourly rate of $16.98-$18.03/hr. adjusted depending on qualifications with full benefit package. Interested persons may obtain an application and job description at the Public Works Garage, 22 Dodge Road between the hours of 7:00 am and 2.00 pm Monday through Friday. This position is open until filled. The Town of Amherst is an equal opportunity employer.

Town of Amherst * Department of Public Works

Summer Stormwater Internship Opportunity

The Town of Amherst (population 12,500) Department of Public Works seeks motivated individual with a driver’s license, proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, and experience using ArcGIS software for part-time summer employment mapping culverts, outfalls, and (with training) some inspections. The intern should expect to work in a variety of field conditions along with office work. Applicant may work independent of others from time to time. Hourly rate of $12.00 to $14.00 DOQ/E.

Preferred applicants will be comfortable using ESRI’s ArcGIS software to perform basic data collection using a Trimble (GeoExplorer 6000 Series GPS), and an IPad using the ArcGIS Collector Application.

Trainings can be anticipated to teach the intern how to use water assessment equipment such as a YSI 2030, Oakton pH 11, and a LaMotte 2020we Turbidity Meter.

The intern should expect to learn about the US EPA MS-4 Stormwater Permit. The permit covers stormwater discharge into waterways in urbanized portions of New Hampshire, and requires identification of illicit discharges and mitigation of non-point source pollution. The intern will play an important role collecting data related to the Town of Amherst’s requirement to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) prior to, or on September 2nd, 2018. Opportunities to network with employees at New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services, the Nashua Regional Planning Agency, and the University of New Hampshire’s Stormwater Center are possible.

Applicants should email ehahn@amherstnh.gov or come to the Department of Public Works, 22 Dodge Road, Amherst, N.H. Monday through between the hours of 9am to 2pm.