Employment Opportunities

ASSISTANT PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR    Grade 18 ($70,706 - $84,496)

The Town of Amherst is seeking an Assistant Public Works director to assist the Director in all capacities with an essential focus on road reconstruction. Work will requires extensive exercise of initiative and independent judgment, it will involve a broad scope of coordinating and liaison duties. This position provides administrative direction to Division Head personnel, will represents the Director in his absence and has full authority for professional and administrative operations of the Department to include but not limited to engineering, roads, building maintenance and grounds, fleet equipment maintenance, floodplain, emergency services, and landfills. This position assists in overall management, administration and supervision of Public Works and its functions, researches, coordinates and implements State and Federal mandated programs. They will seek grants and funding for Public Works programs and projects, secure, coordinates and administers contracts, assist with the annual budget, interfaces with the public, contractors, consultants, other departments and governmental agencies concerning public works matters, initiates and develops continuing education programs for staff.  For a detailed job description go to https://www.amherstnh.gov/public-works/news/employment .

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, basic computer skills (preferred), 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. The Summer Schedule which starts Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day is a 4(10 hour days per week.) 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.

Winter Help Wanted    *   Town of Amherst   *   Department of Public Works

Part-time Laborer / Driver

The Town of Amherst, NH, DPW is accepting applications for “on call as needed winter plow Laborer / Drivers”. This position pays $19.23-21.64 per hour, requires a high school diploma or equivalent, a NH motor vehicle class B license, and experience driving 26,000 GVW trucks with power angle front plow, wing, and sander. The applicant must be capable of plowing snow, treating ice, and other emergencies with periodic nighttime work.  Familiarity with the Town of Amherst area roads will be considered an advantage. Interested persons should obtain an “Application for Employment Package” at the DPW office, 22 Dodge Road between the hours of 7:00 am and 2.00 pm Monday through Friday. The deadline for submission of applications is open till filled. The Town of Amherst is an equal opportunity employer.