Norwich Seeks New DPW Head


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Long time Director of Public Works Andy Hodgdon retired on Friday, June 8. Town Manager Herb Durfee said in an email that Mr. Hodgdon wanted to retire quietly and had “‘tinkered’ with retirement for some time”

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Posted on the Town’s website is the advertisement to fill the vacancy. The position is “responsible for supervision of Highway, Transfer Station, Custodial, and Buildings & Grounds functions.” Among the qualifications in the job posting:
At least 3-5 years of experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives/functions of DPW and its sub-works. The Director must be able to direct/coordinate work throughout DPW as based on typical Vermont seasons and with a predominately unionized workforce.  
The full job description is here. "Salary begins at $78,178 with excellent benefits."

This is the third department head that retired in 2018. The others are the Fire Chief and the Director of Planning and Zoning. 

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