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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


The Fort Fairfield Utilities District was organized pursuant to the Private and Special Laws of the State of Maine in 1947, as subsequently amended. The District is quasi-municipal and provides sewer and water services to residential and commercial customers located within the urban area of Fort Fairfield, Maine. A Board of Trustees is appointed by the Fort Fairfield Town Council for staggered three-year terms to manage the District.


The District obtains its water supply from two sources, one is surface water from Pattee Brook and the second is ground water from a gravel-packed well on site at the treatment facility. The District maintains a filtration plant for treating the surface water, a pump station, and a maintenance facility along with transportation and excavation equipment. The water from both sources is chlorinated for disinfection and fluoride is added to help prevent tooth decay.

The filter plant is a conventional sand filtration along with coagulation and sedimentation. The distribution system consists of approximately 14 miles of pipe serving approximately 850 accounts, two of which are industrial accounts. The plant can produce two million gallons of potable water per day. At present we are treating an average of seven hundred-thousand gallons per day.


The wastewater treatment plant is a secondary system that is a biological process which consists of five rotating biological contactors (RBCs), with two secondary clarifiers and two chlorine contact tanks. In 1994 there was an upgrade to the plant with the addition of a two million seven hundred-thousand gallon anaerobic reactor with a re-aeration tank used to treat the potato processing waste from Atlantic Custom Processors, LLC.

The plant is licensed for the following:

Flows - .60 MGD (600,000 gallons/day)

BOD - Monthly average of 750 lbs./day June to September

TSS - Monthly average of 750 lbs./day

BOD - Monthly average of 1383 lbs./day September to June

TSS - Monthly average of 1383 lbs./day

The plant currently treats an average of 400,000 gallons per day serving approximately 800 sewer accounts, two of which are industrial accounts.

Fort Fairfield Utilities District 2017 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

Contact Information:
Jonathan G. Helstrom 
General Manager
Fort Fairfield Utilities District
P.O. Box 267/ 100 High Street
Fort Fairfield ME 04742
Phone: 207-472-1391
Fax: 207-472-2879