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The West Dover Fire Department is seeking an administrative assistant to organize and maintain records and files for the Fire Chief. This will include digital and hard copy record-keeping, tracking training and fire calls, and other tasks as requested by the Fire Chief.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, experience with Microsoft Office Suite, high degree of organizational skills, ability to work with minimal or no supervision. Must be able to pass a background check.

This is a part-time position but there is room for growth for the right candidate.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume and a letter of interest to: Jeannette Eckert, Assistant Town Clerk, PO Box 428, West Dover VT 05356. Letters of interest and resumes will be accepted until the position has been filled.




NATURE OF THE JOB: Perform Administrative responsibilities as assigned by the Fire Chief of the West Dover Fire Department.

REPORTS TO: West Dover Fire Chief

HIRING/ TENURE: Appointed to a six-month probation by the West Dover Fire Chief.  May be removed during the probation period with or without cause.   At the completion of this probationary period, the Administrative Assistant may be considered to have completed their probationary period, may have their probationary period extended, or may be terminated.


-High school diploma or equivalent

-Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

-Possess a high degree of organization skills
-Capable of taking direction and completing tasks with minimal or no supervision

-Strong communication skills, professional attitude and demeanor

-A willingness to grow in the position

-Must be able to pass a background check

COORDINATES WITH: Fire Chief; Administrative Manager, Dover Police Department; Town of Dover Administrative Assistant; Other Town Departments and employees and other emergency services within the mutual aid systems.


-Keep and maintain accurate records in digital and hard copy formats

-Enter information in the Fire Department computer

-Ensure that there are forms available for firemen

-Track training and fire calls and submit reports as requested by the Fire Chief

-Assist Fire Chief in other administrative tasks as requested


-Organize and maintain the records of the Fire Department Offices and Fire House

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: Hours are somewhat flexible; however, will need to attend and record minutes of meetings. During emergencies, may be required to work with or under other Dover Emergency Management managers/ employees.  Potential for full time employment in the future, which may include assisting other public service departments in the town of Dover

Employee benefits are scaled to hours worked



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