Employment Opportunities

DEPARTMENT:  PUBLIC WORKS
POSITION: DPW CREW LEAD – GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: FULL-TIME
WAGE: $22.75 - $25.00 per hour depending on qualifications and/or experience.

DESCRIPTION: The Town of Stratham is seeking a qualified team member to drive production in the field of grounds maintenance.  Candidate shall possess experience and skills associated with care and maintenance of landscaping plantings, turf grass and irrigation systems.  This working lead will work with crew each day providing field supervision and is responsible for work pacing and leverage of production.  Outside of growing season this position supports winter maintenance of municipal property and roadways. Successful candidate should possess experience operating dump trucks, front-end loader, mowing equipment, chainsaws, string trimmers and various power tools.  Ability to trouble shoot and repair irrigation and basic plumbing required.  NH applicators license preferred but not required.  

SUPERVISION: Immediate supervisor shall be the Director of Public Works.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma/G.E.D.
  • Possess or obtain within 6-months of employment a CDL-B with air brake endorsement.
  • Able to respond to emergent issues within forty-five minutes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires a person to regularly lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds; to occasionally lift and carry objects in excess of 50 pounds with or without the assistance of others; to have a full range of movement for reaching, climbing, and stooping; dexterity to operate standard construction equipment and hand tools in a variety of weather conditions; ability to drive a motor vehicle and pass the medical requirements for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); cognitive and sensory ability to effectively communicate with supervisor and co-workers and to observe general surroundings.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs routine maintenance tasks; operates lawn care equipment, and power tools, cuts and processes brush, repairs and maintains irrigation plumbing, fences, walkways and occasionally performs basic carpentry.

Inspects and performs basic maintenance of fleet equipment; washing, greasing, painting and basic repairs and maintenance as needed.

Performs traffic control, shovels, and rakes and operates equipment in or near roadway safely.

Responds to emergent winter maintenance operations, operates trucks equipped with plow and wing plows, deicing equipment, loaders, snowblowers and hand tools as necessary.

Follows oral and or written work orders to successfully maintain, construct or improve specific infrastructure.

The above is intended to provide a broad scope of work and is not intended to define or limit work.

Position is subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  Position is open until filled.  

All qualified candidates shall submit a Town of Stratham job application found at:
https://www.strathamnh.gov/town-administration/files/employment-application

Cover letter and resume to:
Stratham Public Works Department
Attn: Nate Mears, Director of Public Works
10 Bunker Hill Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885

Electronic submissions should be sent to nmears@strathamnh.gov 

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DEPARTMENT:  PUBLIC WORKS
POSITION:  OPERATOR / LABORER
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: FULL-TIME
WAGE: $19.00 - $22.75 per hour depending on qualifications and/or experience.

DESCRIPTION: The Town of Stratham is seeking a team member to support road, grounds & facility maintenance as well as the care of cemeteries. Work performed ranges from the skilled operation of heavy equipment; backhoe, wheeled loader, plow truck to semi-skilled landscaping, carpentry, care and troubleshooting of plumbing & small engines, etc.

SUPERVISION: Immediate supervisor shall be the Director of Public Works.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of a High School diploma/G.E.D.
  • Possess or obtain within 6-months of employment a CDL-B with air brake endorsement.
  • Possess or obtain within 1-year of employment a NHDES Solid Waste Operator Certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position requires a person to regularly lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds; to occasionally lift and carry objects in excess of 50 pounds with or without the assistance of others; to have a full range of movement for reaching, climbing, and stooping; dexterity to operate standard construction equipment and hand tools in a variety of weather conditions; ability to drive a motor vehicle and pass the medical requirements for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); cognitive and sensory ability to effectively communicate with supervisor and co-workers and to observe general surroundings.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs routine maintenance tasks; patching asphalt potholes, masonry repairs to drainage and facility infrastructure, operates lawn care equipment, and power tools, collects roadside litter, processes waste materials at the Transfer Station, cuts and processes brush.
  • Inspects and performs basic maintenance of fleet equipment; washing, greasing, painting and basic repairs and maintenance as needed.
  • Performs traffic control, shovels, and rakes and operates equipment in or near roadway safely.
  • Responds to emergent winter maintenance operations, operates trucks equipped with plow and wing plows, deicing equipment, loaders, snowblowers and hand tools as necessary.
  • Follows oral and or written work orders to successfully maintain, construct or improve specific infrastructure.

The above is intended to provide a broad scope of work and is not intended to define or limit work.

Position is subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.  Position is open until filled.  

All qualified candidates shall submit a Town of Stratham job application found at:
https://www.strathamnh.gov/town-administration/files/employment-application

Cover letter and resume to:
Stratham Public Works Department
Attn: Nate Mears, Director of Public Works
10 Bunker Hill Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885

Electronic submissions should be sent to nmears@strathamnh.gov


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DEPARTMENT:  PUBLIC WORKS
POSITION:  ON CALL TRANSFER STATION ATTENDANT
EMPLOYMENT STATUS:  On‑call hourly.  Relieves the part‑time attendant as neces­sary.
WAGE: $15.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on qualifications and/or experience

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:  Oversees the operation of the Stratham Transfer Station on Union Road in accordance with State law/regulation and local ordinance/policy/procedure.

SUPERVISION:  Immediate supervisor shall be the Director of Public Works.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  The performance of the following tasks/function is required in meeting the expectations for the position as described:

‑Maintain the Transfer Station in a neat and orderly fashion in accordance with applicable state and local law.
‑Interact with the general public and advise them in the proper use of the Transfer Station.
‑Exercise good judgment and common sense when enforcing the Station's operating procedures.
‑Sell access permits and charge disposal fees in a consistent and reasonable manner.
‑Perform other duties, as assigned, to insure the proper operation and mainte­nance of the Transfer Station.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  The position requires a person to lift and carry ob­jects up to 50 pounds; to have a full range of movement for reaching, climbing, and stooping; dexterity to operate small hand tools in a variety of weather conditions; ability to drive a motor vehicle;  Cognitive and sensory ability to effectively communicate with the general public.

SPECIFIC TRAINING, SKILLS, AND/OR ABILITIES:  A person in this position will possess the following:

‑Possession of or the ability to obtain within one year a minimum of a Level II Solid Waste Operator State certification and maintain same.
‑Possession of a driver's license.
‑Ability to handle money in a responsible manner.
‑Ability to attend to many items simultaneously and/or in sequence while main­taining a harmonious and cooperative working environment.
‑Willingness to learn, to work with minimal supervision, and to take direction, both oral and written.  Ability to identify through observation, communicate, and initiate suggestions and/or options.

STARTING WAGE RATE:  $15.00 to $17.00 per hour depending on qualifications and/or experi­ence.