The town of Townsend has a vacancy for the position of Treasurer-Collector. The position is appointed by and takes policy direction from the Board of Selectmen and under day-to-day administrative direction of the Town Administrator.

Position is contractual upon successful completion of negotiations.

Responsibilities: Perform administrative and technical work involving the collection of taxes and receivables; receipt, custody, disbursement, and borrowing of funds, and for the preparation of related reports; cash management procedures, monitoring receipts, and maintaining internal financial controls including reconciliations of all town funds, receivables, trust funds, and grants; performs certain personnel management processes related to retirement, payroll, and benefits; and similar duties as assigned. Must be certified by the Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association or obtain certification within three years of appointment.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field; three years of progressively responsible Massachusetts municipal experience in accounting or financial management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Previous experience as a Treasure-Collector in Massachusetts preferred.

Must be able to work closely with the Town Administrator, other finance officers, employees, and appointed and elected officials.

Salary range is $71,000 – $83,000

The position is vacant.   Interim Treasurer-Collector opportunities may be available.

Applications shall be submitted to Ross Perry, Interim Town Administrator, 272 Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469 or by email

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Townsend is an EOE/AA.