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Town of Shirley
7 Keady Way
Shirley, MA 01464
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Full Time Police Officer

The Town of Shirley Police Department is currently accepting applications to fill a full-time police officer position. Shirley is a town in Middlesex County bordered by the Towns of Ayer, Devens, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Harvard, Groton and Townsend. Our ideal candidate is a motivated, driven individual that is committed to community policing philosophy and police best practices.
Minimum Requirements are a High School Diploma; those candidates with a college degree in Criminal Justice or Criminology (related field) are desirable. A Full-Time Police Academy MPTC or equivalent is preferred but candidates with a minimum of a reserve police academy and police experience will be considered. Must be able to attend a full-time municipal police academy if selected. Benefits include a 4/2 schedule, 75/25 Health Coverage for a family plan and 80/20 for single. Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Paid Holidays, sick-time, uniform allowance. Opportunity for overtime and paid details.
Candidates would need to complete and pass all phases of the selection process including interviews, extensive background investigation, medical and psychological examinations.


Responsible for maintaining security and safety in the Town of Shirley enforcing laws and regulations for the protection of life and property. Preventing and investigating crimes, directing and maintaining traffic flow, and responding to emergency situations. Will be assigned specific patrol areas in uniform on a regularly scheduled basis to respond to emergency calls, requests for assistance, enforcing criminal and motor vehicle codes and laws, pedestrian and vehicular traffic and will make security checks of buildings, parks, playgrounds, and public assemblies. Responsible for identifying situations which are potential law enforcement problems; identifying criminal offenders and activities; investigating circumstances and apprehending of offenders, while keeping superior officers informed along the way. Will investigate criminal and non-criminal cases and accidents, obtaining accurate information and prepare reports and documentation for presentation in court proceedings as required. Perform special assignments as required. Will assist the general public, aiding individuals in danger of physical harm, counseling adults and juveniles on criminal and non-criminal matters, intervening in the case of disputes and referring people to appropriate agencies or jurisdictions for further help as needed.

A resume and cover letter should be submitted by e-mail, mailed or dropped off in person to the attention of:

Samuel Santiago, Acting Chief of Police
Shirley Police Department
Shirley, Ma 01464

Full Time Public Safety Dispatcher
Posted Date: May 10, 2017
The Town of Shirley, Massachusetts is seeking certified candidates for a full time Telecommunicator position. Duties include but are not limited to, taking 911 calls and performing EMD as required, general telephone duties, dispatch via radio police, fire, EMS, and local government responders, detailed and accurate logging in IMC, and other duties as described.  Applicants must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

To apply: Email resume and cover letter to or mail to Samuel Santiago, Acting Chief of Police Shirley Police Department 11 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464.
This posting is open until the positions are filled. Please include copies of Public Safety Telecommunicator I, EMD, CPR, and Vesta Palace/NG911 certifications if possed.

Interim Assessor
Grade 9, Step 1

The Town of Shirley, an equal opportunity employer, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Interim Assessors to provide administrative assistance and support to the Board of Assessor while a search for a qualified Principal Assessor takes place. Candidates should possess ability to act as a representative of the Assessors’ office while working with the public, perform computer data entry, process excise tax abatements, and handle administrative functions. Candidate should possess knowledge of real estate and be proficient in Excel and Word. This is a part-time, non-benefitted position and will work to provide office coverage as needed. Job description available by request. Please submit a cover letter/letter of interest and resume by May 22, 2017 to: Board of Assessors, 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464 or

Principal Assessor
The Town of Shirley has a current opening for a Principal Assessor.  Under the direction of the Board of Assessors, the Principal Assessor is responsible for the completion of the residential revaluation components for interim year adjustments and triennial revaluations including the sales analysis and update of all valuation tables and factors, , and generation of required schedules and reports for timely review by the Department of Revenue.  The Principal Assessor acts as a technical specialist in the appraisal of real residential property at full and fair cash value. Assists revaluation consultant with commercial, industrial, and personal property revaluation work. Maintains property database in Assesspro CAMA system and performs fieldwork including measure and list of building permits and sales inspections. Prepares new growth and all tax rate forms. Responsible for ensuring good public relations while acting as a representative of the Assessor’s Office to receive and answer taxpayer questions, provide assessment explanations, and respond to inquiries regarding public record information. Supervises processing, reconciliation, records, and files of all abatement, exemption, and classified land applications for approval by Board of Assessors. Oversees administration of all motor vehicle excises. Responsible for ensuring preparation of all necessary paperwork for Board meetings. Administers all special assessments and sewer betterments.

Applicants must hold and maintain Massachusetts Accredited Assessor Designation and other professional training requirements as deemed necessary. Degree in Business Administration or related field, at least 3-5 years minimum experience in assessment/appraisal field, experience in a supervisory position, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with Assesspro CAMA System, knowledge of Municipal Finance and MGL relating to Taxation, Assessment, and Real Estate Law. Knowledge of mapping procedures, real estate appraisal, mass appraisal, and valuation techniques. The position of Principal Assessor is currently a fulltime 40 hour salary union position and requires attendance at evening meetings, other department meetings, and Town Meetings. Position requires cooperation and communication with other member departments of municipal finance team and various municipal departments. Must hold a valid Massachusetts driver’s license. Must be in good physical condition to meet job requirements of an extensive amount of walking, stair climbing, and maneuvering over new construction sites and rough terrain to perform field work. Must be able to lift boxes of records, maps, and work at a computer station.

Salary range is grade 9 $51,771 - $70,698.

For more information, please contact the Town of Shirley:    Please direct all resumes to the Board of Assessors at the following email address: The Town of Shirley is an equal Opportunity Employer

Building Inspector

The Town of Shirley is seeking a qualified individual for the part time union position of Building Inspector. This position involves considerable interaction with department heads, staff, and constituents. Responsibilities include professional, technical and inspection work related to the enforcement and interpretation of the Massachusetts Building Code and other applicable codes and provisions of the Massachusetts General Laws relating to building construction and design; other related work, as required. The starting rate is $22.22 depending on experience. The selected candidate must have State Certification as a Building Inspector/Building Commissioner and a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator's license. Send resumes and three references to Nathan Boudreau, Executive Assistant, Town Hall, 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464, or by email to This position will be advertised until filled, for best consideration please submit resume by April 20. Shirley is an equal opportunity employer

Treasurer Collector's Office Part Time Clerk

The Town of Shirley is seeking a qualified individual for the part time union position of Clerk. The Clerk needs to be able to provide support to the Treasurer Collectors Office in all its administrative functions.  This position requires strong communication, interpersonal, customer service skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications. This is a part-time, hourly position, 16 hours/month. Please send resumes to Nathan Boudreau at Town Hall, 7 Keady Way, Shirley, MA 01464, or by email to This position will be advertised until filled, for best consideration please submit resume by January 19th 2017. Shirley is an equal opportunity employer.

Town of Shirley     7 Keady Way     Shirley, MA 01464     PH: 978-425-2600