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TOWN MANAGER

Fort Fairfield, Maine

The Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine, is currently soliciting resumes for the position of Town Manager.  Fort Fairfield is a community of 3500, with a Council/Manager form of government, an annual budget of $3.0 million excluding schools, and 20 full-time employees.  The Town Council is seeking an individual with personnel management and labor relations experience, strong successful economic development experience, strong financial management and budgeting skills, and good communications skills.  The successful Manager candidate should be a creative problem solver with the ability to work as a team member, and demonstrate flexibility and openness in the performance of their job.

Candidates should possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible management experience.  The Town Council would prefer a candidate with municipal management experience and a degree in Public or Business Administration, however, individuals with equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply. 

Salary is negotiable based on experience and training.  Correspondence may be submitted by email: PersonnelServices@memun.org; by fax (207) 624-0118; or by U.S. mail. Resume, cover letter and salary history must be received by Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Please send materials to:

Director of Personnel Services
Maine Municipal Association
60 Community Drive
Augusta, ME  04330
Fort Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DEPUTY TOWN CLERK

TOWN OF FORT FAIRFIELD


The Town of Fort Fairfield, Maine is accepting applications for Deputy Town Clerk.

The Deputy assists the Town Clerk in the issuance of licenses and permits, recording documents and vital statistics, and maintenance of records. The individual in this position also serves as General Assistance Administrator and Registrar of Voters.
Applicants must be high school graduates, and should have experience in general office work, working with the public, proficiency in typing/word processing and the use of computers. The successful candidate must be able to work independently as well as with others, be self-motivated, have great communication and organizational skills, and a keen attention to detail.

This is a full-time position which offers a great benefits package that includes: Health Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays and Vacation. Salary commensurate with experience

Application and resume should be sent to:

Town of Fort Fairfield, ATTN Personnel Director, 18 Community Center Drive, Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742.

Applications may be obtained from the Fort Fairfield Clerk’s Office, 18 Community Center Drive or website (www.fortfairfield.org) and will be accepted until position is filled.

The Town of Fort Fairfield is an equal opportunity employer.
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Fort Fairfield is located in central Aroostook County, Maine. This vibrant community of 3500 is the 6th largest municipality in The County.  Fort Fairfield is named after Governor John Fairfield, who served two terms as Maine's Governor.


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Fort Fairfield was settled in 1816 and incorporated as a town on March 11, 1858.  A fort was constructed to protect the region during the Aroostook War.  The replica blockhouse pictured above was built in 1976 and now houses a treasure trove of historical artifacts.

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The town lies on eastern Canadian border and is a dual township, meaning it consists of two six mile by six mile parcels with a total area of just over 78 square miles - comprised mainly of thick woods and fertile farmland.  

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Once the Potato Capital of the World, agriculture continues to play an important role in our economy with large potato, broccoli and livestock farms spread throughout the town's borders.

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The powerful Aroostook River cuts through the community. Once an important means of transportation for timber operations and power for starch mills, the Aroostook River is now a recreational resource.  

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Fishermen line its banks in the spring and summer. Nature lovers, especially those hoping to catch a glimpse of the many bald eagles that nest in trees high above the water or the moose searching for a cool drink, are certain to be entertained as they explore the many species that call the valley home.  Canoeists and kayakers from near and far are drawn to the Aroostook to padde along with the current.

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Downtown Fort Fairfield also lies on the banks of the Aroostook River. The downtown has numerous businesses, including banks, restaurants, grocery and convienence stores, gift shops and a full-service post office.

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 Fort Fairfield also hosts one of the largest festivals in all of northern Maine, the annual Maine Potato Blossom Festival. The nine day event draws thousands of people from throughout the region to celebrate the town's agricultural roots and enjoy numerous activities including concerts, a large parade, artist exhibitions, athletic contests and a spectacular fireworks display over the river. The events start on the second weekend of July with a town-wide yard sale among other activities - with the parade, street dances and fireworks taking place on the third weekend of July.

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So whether it is for a weekend, or a lifetime, come spend some time in Friendly Fort Fairfield and see for yourself why this community in the County is such a special place to call home.