Job Opportunities


Finance Specialist
Town of Hartford, Vermont

The Town of Hartford is seeking a Finance Specialist who will perform a wide range of accounting functions and reporting tasks, and support employees of the Town of Hartford in their finance needs, under the general direction of the Finance Director. Responsibilities will include executing timely and accurate billing, collections, and administration of property taxes, and water and wastewater utilities; accounts receivable; and other finance and administrative duties as may be assigned. This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to expand their financial skills in the municipal field and join the swift moving hub of Hartford.

High school diploma and four years of relevant accounting or financial administration experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired, is required.  The successful applicant will have the ability to: work and communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals and in stressful situations; understand, observe, and comply with all Town and Department policies, procedures and protocols; possess a broad base of technical knowledge and skills relating to accounting principles and method. 

Salary range of $48k–52k, commensurate with experience. Generous benefit plan includes retirement, health, dental, and life insurance, paid time off, subsidized UVAC membership.  To view the full job description, please visit our website at FS Job Description 

Letter of interest and resumes should be sent by September 12, 2022 to:

Gail Ostrout, Finance Director
Town of Hartford
171 Bridge Street
White River Junction VT  05001

Town Manager


The Town of Hartford, VT, has an immediate opening for the position of Deputy Health Officer; this is a predominately voluntary, appointed position with a term of three years, that pays an annual stipend of $1,000.   The time requirement is 15 hours per week.

Town health officers are given authority by the Vermont statutes to investigate and mitigate any potential or existing public health hazard in their town. The Town Health Officer has extensive authority to take emergency mitigation steps and enforce any state health regulation and order and local health ordinances in their town. The Deputy Health Officer will assist the Health Officer in his responsibilities, provide back-up, and provide additional coverage of duties. Hartford Health Officers are also appointed Town Humane Officers who work with local law enforcement, to handle domestic animal complaints and issues as needed.  

The ideal candidate will possess experience in health or human services.

Interested applicants may apply for consideration and appointment by the Hartford Selectboard by submitting this application by June 15, 2023

Application to:
Brett Mayfield, Health Officer, Town of Hartford
171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT, 05001
An application may also be requested by mail by calling (802)295-9353

Boards and Commission

Boards and Commission Vacancies

  • Hartford Committee on Housing and Homelessness (2)
  • Energy Commission (1)
  • Hartford Committee on Racial Equity and Inclusion (HCOREI) (2)
  • Historic Preservation Commission (2)
  • Parks and Recreation (1)
  • Tree Board (4)
  • Conservation Commission (1)
  • Hartford Business Revolving Loan Fund Committee (1)
  • Planning Commission (1)
  • Sister Cities (2) 
  • Resilient Hartford (2)

    For more information about these Commissions, you can visit the “Agendas and Minutes” site on the Town of Hartford Website.

    Contact Lana Livingston for an application.

Applications for the various Boards, Commissions, and Committees can be found below under "attached files" or on our website at or by emailing  

Job Details

Boards and Commission Vacancies


April 4, 2016

Open Until Filled

Attached Files

Fire Department


The Town of Hartford is accepting applications for the anticipated positions of Firefighter/EMT. Must have the following certifications:

  • Valid CPAT card within the past 12 months or obtain CPAT by time of appointment.
  • High school diploma
  • Emergency medical technician
  • Firefighter level I
  • Valid driver’s license

Paramedic certification preferred. A background check, written and oral exams required for selected applicants. 42-hour work week, starting at $21.65 FF/EMT, $22.13 FF/AEMT and $23.81 FF/Paramedic, annual salary is $47,283-$52,001, plus generous benefit package, education stipends, paid holidays, overtime, Vermont Municipal Retirement System-Group C.

Send letter of interest and resume to Scott D. Cooney, Fire Chief, 812 VA Cutoff, White River Jct., VT 05001.  Contact Michelle Wheatley for any additional questions at 802-295-3232 or e-mail          


The Town of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Deputy Fire Marshal

Parks and Recreation

Volunteer Coaching
Click here to complete and online application

Job Details

Parks and Recreation


May 21, 2015

Open Until Filled
2023 Summer Employment Opportunities

Hartford Parks & Recreation Department is now hiring for the 2023 summer!

  • Camp Ventures
  • Sherman Manning Aquatic Facility
  • Park Laborer


For more information and to apply, click here

Planning Department

Police Department

Police Officer
The Hartford Police Department is currently seeking to fill vacancies in patrol.

The Hartford Police Department is an equal opportunity employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a continual basis and remain on file for future openings. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply. 


Download an application. 

Mail or email completed application to the Office of the Chief or call 802-295-9425 if you would like more information on the police department. 

Mailing Address

Office of the Chief
Hartford Police Department
812 VA Cutoff Road
White River Junction, Vermont 05001

Job Details

Police Department


May 1, 2015

Open Until Filled
Administrative Assistant
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Public Works

Highway Equipment Operator
Highway Equipment Operator

The Town of Hartford, Vermont is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Highway Equipment Operator.  The selected candidate will primarily operate a variety of trucks and other highway equipment involving plowing, salting and sanding roads in winter.  Selected candidate will also assist in general highway maintenance and construction work in other seasons, with a focus on operation of basic to moderately complex trucks and equipment, as well as manual labor.

Minimum qualifications include: High School Diploma and 2 to 3 years of relevant work.  Must have valid driver's license.  Must have physical ability to operate trucks and highway equipment.  Must be able to lift a minimum of eighty-five pounds.  Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions.  Must possess, or be able to obtain a class B CDL and DOT physical within the first 6 months of employment.  This is a full-time, benefitted position starting at $17.19 - $21.00/ hour.

A complete job description and application is available at DPW, Town Hall, or  Submit a cover letter and resume or application to:  Town of Hartford, Attn:  Kimberly Nardine-Brown, Department of Public Works, 173 Airport Road, White River Junction, VT  05001, or

The Town of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wastewater Assistant Chief Operator  Quechee Wastewater System

The Town of Hartford, Vermont is seeking a qualified, experienced candidate for the position of Wastewater Assistant Chief Operator for the Quechee sewage treatment plant, community sanitary systems, and sanitary distribution system.

Minimum qualifications include: Current Vermont Grade 3DM Wastewater Certification; high school diploma and 5-7 years of relevant experience or a equivalent combination of education and experience; supervise a staff of 1-3 operators; valid driver’s license, preferred Class B CDL or ability to obtain in 1 year; ability to operate and repair equipment; and be a team-player who is self-motivated.

This is a full-time position where pay is commensurate with experience, ranging from $26.39 to $33.31 per hour. Benefits include VMERS retirement plan; health, dental, and life insurance; and 14 paid holidays.

A complete job description and application are available by clicking on the links or by contacting the Department of Public Works at 802-295-3622.  Submit cover letter, and resume or application, no later than June 21, 2023, to: Town of Hartford Department of Public Works, Attn: Bryan Gazda, Director, 173 Airport Road, White River Junction, VT 05001 or The Town of Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.