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  • 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.

View Town Position Vacancies that are currently available.


Part Time, stipend, as needed hours. Must possess a valid driver's license. Willing to work during winter, and other inclimate weather conditions, capable of lifting 50 + pounds and in good physical condition. Must be a self-starter and able to work alone at times with little supervision. Recommended by the Town Select Board, appointed by the Commissioner of Public Health. There is no requirement for specific professional training or education to serve as a town health officer. Periodic training is offered by Vermont League of cities and Towns. Have ability to maintain detailed logs and reports containing legal information. Ability to work well with the public. Computer experience in Microsoft Products preferred. Will be responsible for answering complaints, issuing violation orders, and inspecting. To apply, obtain and complete an application for employment from the Town clerk, send the completed application and a confidential letter of interest detailing any experience and qualifications plus three professional references to:
Town Health Officer Position
P.O. Box 411
Pownal, VT, 02561-0411
or email town.administrator@townofpownal.org with Health Officer Position in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM Sunday, June 30,2019 and subject to select board approval. Position start date of July 8, 2019. E.O.E.

The policy of the Town of Pownal is to provide consideration for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, place of birth, marital status, disability, veterans status, HIV status, pregnancy, crime victim genetic information, or any other category of person protected under state or Federal law.

The Town of Pownal is seeking a part-time zoning administrator. The zoning administrator is the enforcing arm of the Towns Zoning bylaw and issues zoning permits. This is a (3) three-year appointed position. Compensation includes monthly stipend, fees from permits and zoning verifications issued and mileage expense.

Send email or hand deliver a letter of interest to the Pownal Planning Commission. The board meets every second Tuesday of each Month. Pownal Town Office, PO Box 411, Pownal, VT,05261. Application Deadline is 5 PM, Monday, July 1, 2019. Email: town.administrator@townofpownal.org.

Generally, the first person contacted when property development is proposed or when someone has a complaint is the Zoning Administrator. He/she plays an important role the town's public relations person as well as at times, "complaint department". Although legally the administrative officer has no discretion in interpreting and applying the municipalities bylaws, he or she is in an ideal position to educate the general public and other officials about the benefits of and the needs for local zoning regulations and to assist participants through the sometimes-confusing review process.

  • Appointed by the municipal planning commission with approval from Select Board. Appointment is 3 years.
  • Compensation is fixed annually by the Select Board.
  • The zoning administrator must either approve or deny an application for zoning, failure to do so would constitute an automatic approval.
  • Subject to the personnel rules and policies adopted by the legislative body
  • Administers the municipal by-laws and ordinances literally, and does not have the power to permit any land development that is not in conformance with such by laws. He or she is responsible for enforcement of all the rules and regulations pertaining to the zoning ordinance.
  • If the administrator denies a request for a zoning permit, he or she must advise the applicant of that individuals right to appeal to the Development Review Board.
  • When a change to bylaws or ordinance is being considered, and the hearing process has been warned, the administrative officer shall not issue a permit relating to those proposed changes until such time as the municipality has either adopted or rejected the proposal, unless the legislative body gives written consent to propose after holding a legally warned public hearing.

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.