Employment Opportunities

Jennifer Janelle

180 Main Street South Berwick, ME 03908


The Town of South Berwick is an equal opportunity employer. If you would like to apply for a position listed below, please print the employment application above and submit with a resume by the date indicated as the closing date. Paper applications are also available at Town Hall or by request.

Please note: Reserve positions are primarily seasonal and have no guarantee of hours. We will accept and consider applications for these roles year-round as needed.

All positions will remain open until filled unless posted otherwise.

Transfer Station Customer Service/Administrative Assistant

The Town of South Berwick is looking for a part-time employee to work in the Administrative Office at the Transfer Station 20 – 22  hours per week.  The typical hours would be as follows: Wednesdays from 9-5:30, Saturdays from 8-5:30 and Sundays from 7-11:30, subject to change as the needs of the resident’s change.

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Part-Time Animal Control Officer-
We are seeking candidates that are highly motivated and have excellent people skills with a strong community policing mindset. A strong candidate would be a retired, or currently certified, full-time or part-time police officer. The candidate must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record. The candidate must be able to work with animals, and MCJA certified candidates may assist in patrol functions. The successful candidate will be required to pass an oral board and an extensive background check.  Click for full job posting.

Applications are located on the Town’s website, www.southberwickmaine.org, or in the Town Clerk’s office, and are required. The application must be returned with a cover letter, resume, and a copy of the officer’s MCJA full-time or part-time certificate. Non-certified candidates will be trained and certified.

The application, cover letter, resume, and copy of MCJA certification should be returned to the South Berwick Police Department, Attention: Chief David Ruger, 1 Farmgate Road, South Berwick, Maine 03908.


Fire Explorer Program - (Ages 14 - 16) - This is a volunteer introductory training program providing a basic foundation in firefighting accomplished primarily through classroom instruction, hands on and/or practical training sessions and some fire call attendance.

Junior Firefighters - (Ages 16 - 18 or graduation from High School) -This next level of training continues to build on the fundamentals of firefighting as a paid employee of the town.  They receive minimum wage and are covered under the town's workers compensation insurance.

Explorers and Junior Firefighters may only participate and operate in a support function role after the initial emergency has been declared safe by the incident commander.  At all times the Explorers must be closely supervised by a fire officer, crew chief or senior firefighter. To participate, grades must be a "C" or better and the school progress reports will be reviewed each semester. They may not travel out of town on a fire call and are not to respond during inclement weather when school has been delayed or cancelled nor are they to come to the station if they were absent from school for any reason. They must comply with all Child Labor Laws (Title 26 M.R.S.A §701 - §785), the Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and Town Policy and Procedure.

Please refer to the Standard Operating Procedures for more information.


The purpose of this position is to protect life and property by performing firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties for the South Berwick Fire Department; all other related work as required. The Firefighter is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Applications and more information can be obtained at the South Berwick Fire Station at 71 Norton Street and can be delivered in person at the Fire Station. For more information, please contact Fire Chief Nick Hamel at the Fire Station 207-384-2731.

The Town of South Berwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualified interested candidates should submit their resume, application found on the Town website and a cover letter to:

Human Resources
Town of South Berwick
180 Main Street
South Berwick ME 03908

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