Job Opportunities

Finance Department
Assistant Town Accountant (Full-Time, 36.5 hrs.)

This position is responsible for performing and assisting in a variety of municipal accounting duties.

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions.  These examples do not include all of the duties which the employee may be expected to perform.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function to satisfaction.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following and other reasonably related tasks:

  • Produces accounts payable checks for Town; files accounts payables; produces reconciliation files of payroll and accounts payable.
  • Provides advice and assistance to departments related to accounts payable matters.
  • Produces various accounting reports as required.
  • Reviews and posts daily deposits.
  • Reconciles liability accounts, accounts receivables.
  • Performs journal entries and budget reallocations as needed.
  • Maintains vendor A/P files; performs bill schedules and produces bi-weekly warrants.
  • Collects, verifies and enters W-9 forms.
  • Completes 1099 reporting
  • Provides advice and assistance to all municipal departments and employees related to AP matters.
  • Acts as backup to Payroll Coordinator.
  • Performs routine duties of the Town Accountant in his/her absence.
  • Provides effective and efficient customer service and promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
  • Assist in Annual budget preparation
  • Assist in Town meeting preparation
  • Assist the Town Accountant in End of year reporting
  • Follows safe work practices.
  • *3-4 hours per week (as determined by Finance Director) in Town Clerks Office (Turnovers, Accounts Payable, monthly reconciliation of online payments, payroll, reconciliation of monthly reports, budgeting assistance)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Reports to the Finance Director/Town Accountant or their designee.

Requirements of Work

Graduation from college or university with an Associate’s Degree in accounting or business management; supplemented by at least 4 years of experience in accounting, government accounting preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

Knowledge of

  • Department policies and procedures.
  • Microsoft Office (strong knowledge of excel)
  • Modern principles of public financial management and accounting (including GAAP, GASB).
  • General laws, administrative policies, rules and regulations governing municipal financial practices and procedures, including applicable federal regulations and Massachusetts Laws.
  • The use of standard office equipment including computers and relevant software programs including SOFTRIGHT.

Ability to

  • Multi-task and prioritize work.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Perform accurate mathematical computations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and coworkers.
  • Travel & Attend Training & Education Classes

Skill in

  • Oral and written communications.
  • Preparing reports.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting.


Ability to become a Certified Governmental Accountant.

Incumbent has regular access at the departmental level to a wide variety of confidential information, including personnel records, lawsuits and client records. 

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting.  Incumbent may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to emergency situations or to attend evening meetings.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crouch or bend.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds


Department:  Highway Department
Hours of Work:  Full time - 40 hours/week
Compensation:  $19.62 - $24.56/hour
FLSA:  Non-Exempt

Position Title:  Driver – Operator                                       
Reports To:    DPW Director or Highway Foreman

Please note there are two positions available.

Under supervision of the Highway Foreman or DPW Director, performs manual work and operates motorized equipment in support of construction, maintenance and repair operations for the Highway Department.  Candidate must have or obtain all required licenses within one year from start date (see Skills/Experience/Training Required).

  • Operates dump truck, street sweeper, pickup truck, small tractor and other light motorized equipment to haul construction materials, clean walkways and streets, remove debris and perform other related duties.
  • Operates jack hammer, shovel and other power and hand tools to assist installing, repairing and maintaining Town roadways and walkways.
  • Patches Town roads and walkways, picks up and disposes of debris, sets up and removes street barriers from finished projects, cleans catch basins and culverts, performs roadside maintenance such as: raking, brush cutting and related activities; picks up and disposes of tree limbs and debris from tree trimming and pruning operations.
  • Performs cleaning and basic building maintenance duties as assigned.
  • Operates and maintains all power hand mowers, ride on mowers, brush cutters, chain saws, and other lawn care and maintenance equipment to upkeep and maintain Town lawns, grounds, trees, shrubbery, and other outside areas including parks and cemeteries.
  • Responds to after hour weather emergencies to operate snow plowing, removal and sanding equipment and to perform other related general labor duties.
  • Assists in maintaining Town buildings; cleans and paints interior and exterior walls, ceilings and other surfaces.
  • Performs routine maintenance on motorized vehicles and equipment; washes and cleans vehicles.
  • Performs other related duties assigned.
  • Assists in the planting, care and pruning of town trees.

Duties require knowledge of motor equipment operation, related safety procedures and basic knowledge of the construction trades, equivalent to completion of four years high school and two to three years of related experience.

Must hold and maintain a Massachusetts CDL Class B driver’s license with air brake endorsement and a Department of Public Safety Class C hydraulic operator’s license.

The ability to operate motorized vehicles and equipment.  The ability to lift heavy materials and to perform continuous physical laboring duties under adverse weather or operating conditions.  Skilled in using hand and power tools.

Frequent and extended periods of outside work, subject to all weather conditions and extremes.  Continuous walking, standing and climbing.  Frequent periods requiring working in sustained uncomfortable physical positions.    Regular and sustained periods of strenuous physical exertion requiring an ability to lift, carry and position heavy objects utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques.

Operating equipment which may cause loud noise levels and high vibrations.  Exercises caution when operating equipment or handling toxic chemicals or other materials.  Utilizes proper sanitary precautions when handling trash, garbage and other potentially bio-hazardous materials.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, as defined under the AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

All interested applicants are required to submit a resume and letter of interest to the Highway Department Office at the Town Hall, DPW Director, ATTN:  Sheila Bouvier 138 Main Street, Wenham, MA  01984 or emailed to  Submittal Deadline:  Position open until filled.


Primary Operator
Department:  Water Department
Classification:  Permanent/Full-Time
Hours of Work:  40 hours
Salary Range:  $23.27/hour to $29.08/hour
Primary Operator Job Posting
Primary Operator Job Description

Submittal Deadline: October 29, 2021 (extended from September 10)
All interested applicants are required to submit a resume and letter of interest to the Water Department Office at the Town Hall (co /Sheila Bouvier).  All such submittals can be emailed to or mailed/ hand delivered to:
Water Superintendent, ATTN: Sheila Bouvier
138 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Wenham, MA 01984


The Town of Wenham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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