Town Manager


The Town Manager's Office administers the town's human resources program and assists town departments with the recruitment, retention and training of town employees. The Manager's Office also administers personnel policies and employee benefits, and coordinates risk management programs and strategies. In addition, the Manager's staff works to promote equitable labor relations through collective bargaining and contract administration. The Town Manager serves as the town's ADA and Equal Employment Opportunity officer. The Town of Barre is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Questions about the positions below? Contact the Town Manager's Office at or 802-479-9331.

The Barre Town employment application (for any open position) can be downloaded from this link.


                                                                             MECHANIC / PUBLIC WORKS PERSON

The Town of Barre is accepting applications for a Mechanic/Public Works Person.  The individual in this position will work in the shop as a mechanic 32 hours per week and with the public works crew performing the wide variety of public works tasks 8 hours per week.  Minimum qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, current Class B CDL, and physical ability to perform heavy lifting.  Also, applicants must be capable of diagnosing and repairing heavy equipment, have knowledge of and experience working with hydraulics, hold or be able to obtain a State motor vehicle inspection certification, be able to operate large trucks.  Winter maintenance overtime might be required.  During winter, every other week the mechanic is on-call for emergency repairs.  Usual work hours are M-F, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Starting hourly rate for mechanics work is $21.29 and for public works person work is $20.73.  Both rates increase by $2.75 per hour over 36 months.  Excellent benefits offered per union contract include health, dental, life and short-term disability insurance, enrollment in VT Municipal Employees Retirement System, uniforms and safety boots.  Interested applicants may obtain an application at the Town Manager's Office in the Municipal Building at 149 Websterville Road, by calling 479-9331, or by printing one from the town website online.  Applications must be returned to the Manager's Office by 4:00 pm, Thursday, November 15.

The Town of Barre is accepting applications for per-diem police officers. Full-time or part-time certified officers are preferred but applications from untrained personnel will be accepted. Candidates must have a high school diploma, ability to pass the VCJTC physical fitness test, and valid driver's license. Wages for per-diem officers range from $13/hr to $17/hr depending on qualifications. Interested men and women may obtain an application online or from the Barre Town Manager's Office, 149 Websterville Road, by calling (802) 479-9331, or by emailing Applications will be accepted until the Police Department has an adequate number of active per-diem officers.