September 2019: Positions Open

Zoning Administrator: The Town of Pawlet is accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) for the position of part-time Zoning Administrator. The position requires experience with Town administrative duties pursuant to Vermont Statutes Title 24 to administer, implement, and enforce town zoning permitting and by-laws enforcement. The position entails assisting applicants in the process of obtaining zoning permits, and providing support and technical assistance to the Planning Commission and the Development Review Board. The Planning Commission has the duty to nominate a candidate for acceptance by the Town Select Board and to oversee the activities of the Zoning Administrator.

Pawlet is a predominantly agricultural community with a population of approximately 1,400, located along the designated Stone Valley Scenic Byway and within the Mettowee River and Flower Brook watersheds, with two Designated Village Centers.

The recommended minimum qualifications required are an associate’s or bachelor’s degree with min. 2-years of experience in zoning administration with a working knowledge of town zoning and by-laws interpretation and enforcement, and close collaboration with town planning commissions. The qualifications of the applicant must include the ability to use Word, Excel, GIS mapping software and other necessary computer programs; excellent record keeping, organizational, and people skills. Consideration is made for qualifications in a related field and/or a combination of training, experience, knowledge and ability over a minimum of 3 to 5-years in disciplines such as building construction, zoning, land use planning, development review, etc.

Please send a hard copy of your LOI and resume by US Postal Service to the Town Clerk, Deb Hawkins, at 122 School St., PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761 and follow with an electronic copy to pawletclerk@vermontel.net no later than October 15, 2019.  

Clerk/Secretary of the Pawlet Planning Commission: The Pawlet Planning Commission seeks to fill the open position of clerk/secretary by October 1, 2019. The Pawlet Select Board is now accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from qualified applicants to be available for interview by September 25, 2019. The position requires experience in Town administrative duties, good clerical skills, excellent talent for note taking and transcribing to create monthly meeting minutes, and the ability to follow up on tasks as directed by the Pawlet Planning Commission. Duties will also include keeping records of PPC activities, communicating via email with Commissioners, and preparing reports to the Pawlet Select Board.

Pawlet is predominantly an agriculture community with a population of approximately 1,400, located along the designated Stone Valley Scenic Byway and within the Mettowee River and Flower Brook watersheds, with two Designated Village Centers. The PPC is in the midst of several projects and initiatives, including the update of the Town Plan, the creation of an Enhanced Energy Plan, the creation of an Economic Development Plan and a Community Values Mapping Program (in cooperation with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department).

Please send a hard copy of your LOI and resume by US Postal Service to the Town Clerk, Deb Hawkins, 122 School St., PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761 and follow with an electronic copy to pawletclerk@vermontel.net no later than October 15, 2019.