The Dispatch February 21st, 2023
Town Clerk: Reminder that all dogs must be licensed annually by April 30th with proof of rabies vaccination required. https://www.peterboroughnh.gov/departments/town_clerk/dog_registration_and_licensing.php
Building and Planning: Free Energy Workshop for Residential Landlords Monday February 27th, 5:30-7pm. Learn about existing and upcoming programs to save money on heating and other energy costs. The Monadnock Sustainability Hub is hosting a free webinar tailored to Monadnock Region landlords. Registration is required, please email email@example.com
Employee Highlights: Town Library
Aimee LaRue is the Public Services Librarian at the PTL. Aimee started in 2016 as a part-time community arts coordinator. She was promoted to full-time staff in 2019 and is a certified level 2 Paralibrarian. Aimee is in charge of teen programming, the teen collection, outreach to students and youth organizations, and she assists with all youth early literacy programs! In addition to her packed schedule, Aimee is the clearing house for all PTL marketing including the library website content, social media, flyers, and the many tools PTL uses to promote our services to the community. Aimee has lived in Peterborough more or less since 2009 and is a multi-talented artist and creator.
Nik Beauchemin is a Library Assistant at PTL. Nik began as a part-time Patron Services Assistant in 2019 and was soon promoted to Library Assistant. They will be a certified level 1 Paralibrarian in 2023. Nik runs the data at PTL, keeping our patron database in order, our lost items found, and our overdue letters sent promptly. We don’t charge fines at PTL (phew!) but we do track down all our missing books. Thanks to Nik we know where everything is and constantly improve how the collection looks for our patrons. For example, all 4,500 or our DVDs were relabeled by Nik in 2022 so they are organized by genre. Stop by and browse the DVDS and don’t forget to check out one of the DVD players if you don’t have one at home. Outside of work, Nik is a brilliant bookbinder, knitter, and fixer of anything broken. They have lived in the Monadnock Region since 2017.
Town Employment Postings:
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR Full job description available on website.
The Town of Peterborough Public Works Department is seeking a Wastewater Treatment Operator for full-time employment. This is a career opportunity for the right applicant in an industry in need of technically skilled professionals. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join a highly motivated and professional staff at a state-of-the-art facility. Desired minimum qualifications include completion of a high school diploma or G.E.D. Grade I Wastewater licensing in the State of NH; or the ability to obtain one; or a comparable level of confidence in the application of skills necessary to assist with all aspects of the wastewater facility. Possession of a valid CDL class B license is preferred but not required and a clean driving record. Ability to perform routine manual labor. The Town may be willing to train the right applicant for this career opportunity. The Town will accept applications until the position is filled. Applications and materials should be mailed and addressed to: Nate Brown, Superintendent of Utilities, 1 Grove St, Peterborough, NH 03458 or dropped off in person at the Town House on Grove St. or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCE DEPARTMENT - PAYROLL AND BENEFITS MANAGER The Town of Peterborough is seeking an ethical, intelligent, self-motivated individual to join our Finance Department team. Duties will include but not be limited to processing a weekly payroll for up to 200 employees, onboarding of all new employees and volunteers, quarterly and annual IRS reporting, monthly processing of NH Retirement contributions, monthly payments for all employee benefits, and various other financial reporting functions for the department in accordance with federal regulations and state statutes. Applicants should possess strong accounting and database skills, including having the ability to build and utilize Excel spreadsheets. Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team, while maintaining confidentiality. Prior experience in a professional finance office setting is required.
This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Salary range is $24.82 to $36.71 per hour. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Click here for full job description. Please submit completed application and current resume to: Town of Peterborough, Lilli Gilligan, Finance Director, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458, or send via email to email@example.com. This position remains open until filled.
FIRE AND RESCURE - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The Town of Peterborough is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our team. This position requires excellent time management skills, while also being flexible with priorities and interruptions. Empathy is needed for successfully working in an emergency services organization, as there may be exposure to graphic or emotionally upsetting situations. This is a 24/7 operation, where the office is also our employees’ home for 24-hour shifts. The Fire Department office is dog-friendly. Several employees bring their dogs to work. Applicants should possess strong accounting and database skills, including having the ability to build and utilize Excel spreadsheets. Applicants must be able to work independently and as part of a team, while maintaining confidentiality. Prior experience in a professional public safety office setting is preferred.
This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. Salary range is $21 to $25 per hour. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full job description is available here. Please submit completed application, cover letter, and resume to: Town of Peterborough, Chief Ed Walker, 16 Summer Street, Peterborough, NH 03458, or send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position will remain open until filled.