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Claremont NH, (Pop: 13,500), is seeking an innovative, passionate community leader to serve as its next City Manager. Located in the Lake Sunapee Region and Upper Connecticut River Valley, Claremont is a historic community with quintessential New England charm. The economic and professional development of Claremont will be a top priority for the new Manager. Claremont has many enviable community, cultural and natural assets including a rich heritage of textile and machining buildings that are being transformed by adaptive re-use. Claremont boasts a downtown Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district and an Industrial Park, neither of which are yet fully occupied. Coupled with the City being situated near Interstates 91 and 89, these two assets are ready to be developed by a City Manager who has excellent community visioning and economic development skills. The City’s other assets include a hospital, a community college, new community center, several parks and an Opera House, to just name a few. Claremont is a short drive from the medical and educational assets of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth College and is 60 miles from the State capital of Concord.

With a Council/City Manager form of government, the City Manager serves as the CEO/CAO of the City, reports directly to a nine member city council, and oversees an operating budget of about $25 million and 116 full-time employees. Master’s degree in public administration or related field is preferred, seven or more years of demonstrated leadership in municipal government or private organizations, and experience in progressively responsible management and administrative capacities, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant management experience. Salary up to $135,000, the starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Claremont offers a very competitive benefits package.

Claremont is an equal opportunity employer.

For additional information contact Allen Damren, Chairman, Claremont City Manager Search Committee at 603-558-0561 or adamren.ccc@gmail.com.

Resume and cover letter in confidence to City Manager Search Committee c/o Doree Russell at drussell@claremontnh.com

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 3 PM EST

The 2017 City Master Plan can be found here.

City of Claremont Website: http://www.claremontnh.com

Parking Enforcement/Park Ranger
Seasonal Position

The Claremont Police Department is seeking applications for the seasonal position of Parking Enforcement/Park Ranger.

Responsibilities include patrolling city parks and the downtown areas of Claremont, enforcing citywide ordinances pertaining to human-powered equipment, enforcing parking ordinances and RSA’s, and identifying and reporting problem situations to the dispatch command center.  In addition, record keeping procedures such as recording and tracking ticket information, and assisting citizens of the community are also duties designated to this position.  The selected candidate should possess sound judgment and decision making skills, the ability to communicated and interact well, effectively, and efficiently with the public, as well as with other staff and agencies that are responsible for responding to the situation.  Hourly wages are up to $15 hourly based upon experience, skill, knowledge and ability.  Anticipated duration of employment is May through August annually.

Candidates must have a high school diploma and a clean criminal background record.  Preference will be given to candidates currently enrolled or seeking enrollment into a criminal justice degree program.  Interested applicants should submit their credentials to the Human Resources Department, City of Claremont, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH  03743, or via e-mail to hr@claremontnh.com.

This position will remain open until filled.

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Looking to supplement your income?  Can’t find full time work right now?  The City of Claremont is seeking a team player to join our maintenance staff at City Hall.  This individual will be responsible for the general inside cleaning, maintenance, and security of the building 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday hours are 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Reliability and dependability are a must! 

Prior experience preferred, but not necessary.  Starting wages up to $15.90 depending on experience. This is a part time clerical union position that includes some benefits, such as holidays and vacation time (health and dental benefits are not included).  Interested candidates should see the Human Resources at City Hall, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH  03743.

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Seasonal Groundskeeper Position
Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Claremont is accepting applications for a seasonal Groundskeeper in the Parks and Recreation Department.  The Individual will work with the full-time Parks Ground Maintenance worker in maintaining various athletic fields, public grounds and parks.  This position requires basic skills in equipment operation of hand tools, mowers and tractors & equipment maintenance, knowledge of field maintenance and grounds keeping, the ability to lift 24 to 50 pounds.   This seasonal position will start mid-April/early May and will end in Fall.  Hours are Monday through Friday for 28-40 hours per week with occasional hours in the evenings and holidays depending on the event schedules.  Hourly wages are $10-$13 depending on experience.

Candidates must successfully complete pre-employment requirements which include criminal background checks, physical and drug screen. 

Apply on line at www.claremontnh.com or in person to the Human Resources Coordinator at City Hall,  58 Opera House Sq., Claremont, NH. 

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chief Assessor ~ Assessing Department

The City of Claremont, New Hampshire is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Chief Assessor, with emphasis on commercial appraising. Claremont a community of (approx.) 13,400 citizens and 5500 +/- parcels borders Vermont and is surrounded by the beauty of the mountains.

This position will be responsible for setting and defending property values for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Knowledge of utility assessments is a plus but not required. Other responsibilities include managing the assessment and appraisal functions, maintaining the property tax list, maintaining and updating the GIS mapping system, providing appraisal support to the city administration staff, and educating and informing the citizens on the assessment process.  This position is appointed by the City Manager and reports directly to the City Manager.

Interested candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, real estate, or related field with 5 years of relevant experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities, of the position.  In addition, DRA Certified Property Assessor Supervisor Approval, and Certified New Hampshire Assessor Designation required or attainable within the one year probationary period.  Candidates must possess proficient mathematic skills, communication skills (written & oral), and computer technology skills – familiarity with Vision CAMA System & ESRI Products a plus! The City of Claremont will be contracting with a firm to undertake a full re-evaluation in fiscal year 2019.

This is a position pays $81,237 enhanced with an excellent benefits package including, vacation time, sick time, personal time, health plan, dental, enrollment into the NH retirement system, 3 tax deferred opt. retirement plans, and more!  

Qualified candidates must submit their credentials to:

Human Resources Coordinator
City of Claremont
58 Opera House Sq.,
Claremont, NH  03743
Or by email: 

A complete job description can be obtained at www.claremontnh.com.  This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. Offers of employment are conditional pending all pre-employment requirements.

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The City of Claremont is looking for a candidate with a legal mind, highly skilled and detail-oriented, with a paralegal certificate preferable, to provide support to the administrative offices of city hall.  Duties include performing a wide variety of complex, confidential, administrative and secretarial tasks; transcribing and drafting various documents; reviewing documents for completeness, proper formatting, and typographical errors; conducting electronic research via the internet; preparing and mailing various required reports; as well as follow-up and processing of various projects the administrative team is working on. Work is performed independently with minimal supervision.

The position will remain open until filled.

Pay is up to $38,329 annually. Candidates may be hired above the minimum depending upon qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package includes: 11 paid holidays, 11 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, NH Retirement system pension and 457 plans, tuition reimbursement, health & dental insurance, short term disability and life insurance.

For more details visit: https://www.claremontnh.com

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Claremont Parks & Recreation Department has immediate openings for part-time Front Desk Staff.  The qualified candidates will perform various customer service and clerical duties.  Duties include reception, program registration, filing, account and record-keeping, information processing and scheduling. Professionalism, positive attitude and dependability a must. Shifts available include weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings, as well as weekends.   Wages up to $12.50 depending on experience.

Qualified candidates must successfully complete pre-employment requirements which may include criminal background check, physical and drug screenings.

Jobs will remain open until filled. Please click here for a complete job description. 

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Claremont Police Dept. is seeking certified and non-certified, career oriented, intellectual, motivated applicants to fill full time Police Officer positions.   The selected candidates must be able to complete the NH Police Standards & Training Full Time Academy if non-certified, possess excellent verbal & written communication skills, pass a thorough background investigation including, but not limited to, a polygraph, physical & drug screen.
The City offers:
• Base pay $42,600.91 -  $49,535.94  relevant w/experience
• Possible sign in bonus
• Paid vacation, paid personal & sick leave, 11 paid holidays
• Health Insurance, Dental, Life, Short Term Disability
• Enrollment with NH State Retirement (plus more!)
Apply to: Human Resources Coordinator
58 Opera House Square
Claremont, NH 03743
Or by email to: 

Job will remain open until filled.

View job description here.

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Claremont Savings Bank Community Center (CSBCC) has an immediate opening for an aquatic class instructor and fitness class instructor. We are looking for a passionate person who is ready to lead our growing program. The ideal candidate will be willing to inspire our participants to achieve their full potential.  We want our staff to display strong character, integrity, and promote a positive environment.  Salary will be commensurate based on experience; additional income opportunities are available for motivated candidates. Experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate.
This position will remain open until filled.  Interested individuals must submit resumes, cover letter and applications to the Human Resources Coordinator at City Hall, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, NH 03743 or e-mail Human Resource Coordinator at hr@claremontnh.com
Pre-employment requirements (physical/drug screen and criminal background check) are terms and conditions of employment. 

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Parks & Recreation Department is seeking to fill the position(s) of Lifeguards. Life guarding responsibilities include monitoring participant's safety in the pool, maintenance of the pool, pool area, and locker rooms, maintaining records of pool usage, chemical testing and maintaining proper water balances in the pool.
The successful candidate must be a proficient swimmer. Prior lifeguard experience preferred but will train qualified individuals. The selected candidate must successfully pass pre-employment requirements of a physical, drug screening, and criminal background search.
Wages start at $7.25 per hour through $15.00 depending upon experience. Hours of work may vary depending upon the staffing needs of the department.

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (or equivalent)
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Interested candidates must submit resumes and applications to the Human Resources Coordinator, City Hall, 58 Opera House Sq., Claremont, NH 03743, or by email to: hr@claremontnh.com 

The City of Claremont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

View full job description here.

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