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The following opportunities are available in the Town of Dighton. Please submit a résumé, a letter of interest, and Employment Application (PDF) by email. You may also submit an optional Equal Employment Opportunity Voluntary Self-Identification Form (PDF), if you so choose. You may also submit a Volunteer Application Online.

Assistant Town Clerk

The Town of Dighton Town Clerk’s Office is seeking a customer service oriented individual to provide administrative and clerical support to the Town Clerk, and act for the Town Clerk in his/her absence by assuming all of the statutory responsibilities of that office.  Candidate must have knowledge of office practices and procedures, computer applications and electronic data processing, basic accounting principles; familiarity with governmental accounting principles.  Ability to work with numbers and maintain detailed records; learn and maintain current knowledge of effective accounting procedures; ability to work independently and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.  Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets and databases; good communication skills, oral and written; skill and accuracy working with numbers and attention to detail.  Associates degree in accounting desirable; a minimum of three to four years progressively responsible work in working in an office environment, preferably a municipal setting. Certification by Massachusetts Municipal Auditors and Accountants Association desired. Must be bondable.  Please review the full job description prior to applying. 

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and application in PDF form and the names of three (3) references to: lkerwin@dighton-ma.gov, or mail or in person to Office of the Board of Selectmen, 979 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, MA 02715.  Deadline to apply: June 20, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.  


Highway Department - Class I Operator

The Town of Dighton Highway Department is accepting applications for the position of an Operator Class I. Duties will include, but will not be limited to; general laborer, truck driver, and operator of equipment. Applicant must have at least a Massachusetts Driver's License CDL - 2B minimum, with air brake endorsement, as well as Hoisting Engineer License 2B minimum, for bucket loader and backhoe, prior to being considered for employment. Experience in snow plowing, sanding, street department operations, road construction and groundskeeping will be considered. Pre-employment physical and drug testing is required. Start date to be determined. Salary and benefits per collective bargaining agreement. Applications can be obtained from the Board of Selectmen's office, Dighton Highway Department or via website. Applications with resumes can be emailed to Tom Ferry tferry@dighton-ma.gov. Applications must be submitted by 3pm, Friday, June 9, 2023, for consideration. The Town of Dighton is an equal opportunity employer.

Highway Department - Transfer Station Attendant/Laborer

The Town of Dighton is seeking qualified applicants to join the Highway Department as a Transfer Station Attendant/Laborer. Duties include: greeting residents, managing point- of-sale system software, assessing load sizes and appropriate fees, sale of transfer station decals and assigned laborer functions. Successful candidate must have a high school diploma or GED and a valid Massachusetts Drivers’ License, (Class D). Experience in customer service and basic computer knowledge is preferred. Pre-employment physical and drug testing is required, as well as a CORI check. Applications are available at the Town Hall, 979 Somerset Avenue, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications must be submitted to the Selectmen’s Office at Town Hall.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Full job description and application available here.

Questions and applications should be submitted to the Board of Selectmen’s office at lkerwin@dighton-ma.gov or in person at 979 Somerset Avenue, Dighton, MA. Applicants are encouraged to review the job description prior to submitting applications. The Town of Dighton is an equal opportunity employer.