Town Manager


The Town Manager's Office administers the town's human resources program and assists town departments with the recruitment, retention and training of town employees. The Manager's Office also administers personnel policies and employee benefits, and coordinates risk management programs and strategies. In addition, the Manager's staff works to promote equitable labor relations through collective bargaining and contract administration. The Town Manager serves as the town's ADA and Equal Employment Opportunity officer. The Town of Barre is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Questions about the positions below? Contact the Town Manager's Office at or 802-479-9331.

The Barre Town employment application (for any open position) can be downloaded from this link.

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                                                              SUMMER MAINTENANCE
The Town of Barre is accepting applications for a cemetery laborer position.  Spend your summer working outdoors on a small crew earning satisfaction as well as a paycheck hellping maintain town properties.  Hourly pay rate is $13.66.  Typical work week is M-F, 8:00am to 3:30pm or 35 hours per week, subject to weather.  Work season is late April to mid-November.  Most work time is spent mowing and trimming grass.  Cemetery crew also services Town's six playgrounds half a day per week.  Laborer also helps with burials.  Ability to use hand tools and weed-eater, operate a riding mower and drive a (one-ton) dump truck (CDL not needed) required.  Occasional weekend work required.  For more information call the Town Manager's Office (479-9331).  For an application from go to the Barre Town Municipal Building (149 Websterville Road), call the Town Manager's Office or visit, click on Permits, Forms, select Town Manager, then employment application.  Applications are due by 4:00pm, April 17.

                                                                           SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
This summer Barre Town will employ six people from mid May to late August.  Four of the seasonal employees will work with the Department of Public Works (DPW), one will work with the Town Engineer and one will work with the Cemetery and Recreation crews.  Because use of power equipment is required, applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Applicants also must have a valid drivers license.
   For the DPW workers and Cemetery - Recreation helper the first summer pay rate is $11.75 per hour.  A bonus up to $1.25 per hour is offered for good work attendance.  Overtime is paid for hours exceeding 40 hours per week.
Department of Public Works: The regular work hours for DPW are Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm.  The department might use a 4 - 10 hour day schedule during part of the summer.  The workday during the four day schedule likely will be 6:00am - 4:30pm.  The DPW summer helpers will receive the same flagger (traffic control) training as the full-timers.  Flagging will be required.  The helpers’ typical duties include clearing brush (branches) around road signs, assisting full-timers with lowering and repairing manholes and catch basins, and assisting with seeding and mulching.  Summer helpers do not drive the large dump trucks or operate equipment, but should be able to drive a one-ton dump truck, and operate a chain saw. 
Town Engineer: A student majoring in civil engineering or closely related field is hired to work with the Town Engineer.  The helper will assist the Town Engineer with his duties connected to the Town’s summer construction and road paving.  There will be in-office assignments, too.  Starting times vary from 7:00am to 8:00am depending on what needs to be done.  A regular week is 40 hours.  A first-year town engineer helper will be paid $13.40 per hour.
   Applications can be picked up at the Town Manger’s Office or by calling 479-9331.  The employment application also is accessible through the town’s website,  Applications can be dropped off at the Town Manager’s Office, mailed to P.O. Box 116, Websterville, VT, 05678 or emailed to  Application review will begin March 27.

                                            FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER
The Town of Barre is accepting applications for a full-time patrol officer.  Applicants must have earned a high school diploma, have a valid driver's license, and must have the ability to pass the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council written entrance exam and physical fitness test.  Selected candidate will undergo a thorough background investigation including a polygraph test.  Certified officers, to include out-of-state officers, are encouraged to apply.  Barre Town is a suburban to rurual, middle-class community of 7,924 people.  Current labor contract provides for competitive wages and benefits.  The police department is well-equiped and training opportunities are offered.  Day, night weekend and holiday work is required, as is some overtime.  Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the police department website ( before applying.  Interested men and women may obtain an application from the Town Manager's Office, 149 Websterville Road, P.O. Box 116, Websterville, VT, 05678 or by calling (802) 479-9331, by printing the form from or by emailing  Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume with their application.

                                                PER-DIEM POLICE OFFICER
The Town of Barre is accepting applications for per-diem police officers. Full-time or part-time certified officers are preferred but applications from untrained personnel will be accepted. Candidates must have a high school diploma, ability to pass the VCJTC physical fitness test, and valid driver's license. Wages for per-diem officers range from $13/hr to $17/hr depending on qualifications. Interested men and women may obtain an application online or from the Barre Town Manager's Office, 149 Websterville Road, by calling (802) 479-9331, or by emailing Applications will be accepted until the Police Department has an adequate number of active per-diem officers.