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Contact the Town:
  • Town of Pownal
  • 467 Center Street
  • PO Box 411
  • Pownal, VT 05261
  • Town Clerk: (802) 823-7757
  • Selectmen: (802) 823-0132
  • Fax: (802) 949-7071

Employment Application

We will list any employment opportunities with the Town here.


Full-time. Must possess valid CDL Class B minimum with air brakes endorsement. Willing to work long hours during winter, capable of heavy lifting and in good physical condition. Must be a self-starter and able to work alone at times with little supervision. Ability to maintain logs, have mechanical ability, construction equipment operation and road maintenance/construction necessary. Salary commensurate with experience with excellent benefits package. Must pass physical exam and drug testing.

To apply, send a confidential letter of interest detailing experience and qualifications plus three references to:

Town of Pownal
Att: Town Administrator - Road Crew Position
PO Box 411
467 Center Street
Pownal, VT 0526l
or email town.administrator@townofpownal.org with Road Crew Position in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until October 29, 2018 and subject to select board approval. Position to be filled by November 5, 2018. E.O.E.

The Town of Pownal Board of Selectman seeks to appoint 2 Auditors for the remainder of the election year. Persons wishing to be elected to the positions may run for the position in March 2019. Position is compensated and is expected to work between 10-15 hours per week. This is a vital town official position; the appointees must have excellent computer skills and the ability to process complicated accounting information quickly and accurately. Applicants may submit a letter of interest, in preparation of appointment at the regular Board of Select persons meeting on Thursday, September 27, 2018 to:

Town of Pownal - Att: Board of Selectman
C/O Michael A. Walker, Town Administrator
PO Box 411, 467 Center Street
Pownal, VT 0526l

Roles and Responsibilities

Town auditors play a vital role in preserving the democratic nature of Vermont's local government by ensuring that local officials are accountable for their expenditures of taxpayers' money. It is the auditor's job to review the accounts of local officials and report the findings directly to the taxpayers for review. Because this report is presented only days before town meeting, the statutory scheme envisions that if the taxpayers do not like what the auditors' report indicates about how the officials have spent the taxpayers' money, the officials will be voted out of office. Thus, it is the auditor's function to present an easy-to-understand picture of the town's finances to its citizens.

  • Historically, there have been three town auditors, one elected each year for a three-year tenn by the voters at the annual town meeting. 17 V.S.A. §§ 2646(6), 2649. In 1997 the legislature authorized towns to vote to eliminate elected auditors and to contract for the necessary services which auditors have provided. 17 V.S.A. § 2651 b.
  • Neither an auditor, his or her spouse, nor any person assisting the auditors can serve as town clerk, treasurer, selectperson, first constable, collector of current or delinquent taxes, trustee of public funds, town manager, road commissioner, water commissioner, sewer commissioner, or town district school di.rector. Nor shall a spouse of, or any person assisting any of these officers in the discharge of their duties, be eligible to hold office as auditor. 17 V.S.A. § 2647.
  • The board of auditors compiles the town's annual report. The auditors must mail or otherwise distribute a copy of the report to every legal voter of the town at least ten days before the annual meeting. 24 V.S.A. § 1682. At the same time, copies required by 24 V.S.A. § 1173 are delivered to the town clerk. This mailing requirement helps avoid the need to publish the warning of the annual meeting in a newspaper. See 17 V.S.A. § 264 l(b).
  • The auditors must begin meeting at least 25 days before each annual town meeting to examine and correct the accounts of all town and town school district officers, as well as the accounts of all other persons who are authorized to draw money from the town treasurer, including elected and appointed officials who submit bills for expenses to the town for payment on a monthly or annual basis. 24 V.S.A. § 1681. Officers who refuse to provide this infonnation to the auditors will not be eligible for reelection for the ensuing year. 24 V.S.A. § 1686.
  • The town report should provide a detailed financial statement of each department of the town and town school district for the preceding fiscal year, as well as a statement of the assets, receipts and disbursements of all trust funds in which the town has an interest, the bonded indebtedness of the town and the outstanding notes or orders of the town or town school district. 24 V.S.A. §§ 1683, 1684.

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Town of Pownal is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory working environment and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetics, religion, gender, gender preference, pregnancy, disabilities, marital status, veteran status, ancestry or political affiliation.