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Canton Town Hall Canton Town Hall

P.O. Box 168
4 Market Street
Collinsville, CT 06022

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the Town of Canton, below are current employment openings and recruitments.  

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination in employment based upon race, color, religion, sex or national origin is prohibited. Federal law prohibits other forms of discrimination including but not limited to age, citizenship, disability, veteran status, attainment of benefits, and participation in union activities. Most state and local laws prohibit some or all of these types of discrimination as well as other types including but not limited to discrimination based on ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or source(s) of income. Restrictions with respect to credit data are imposed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. This list is not intended to represent a complete list of prohibited forms of discrimination.

The Town of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Current Employment Openings:

Recording Secretary for Various Boards & Commissions

Must be able to work evenings - the rate of pay is $17.38/hourly; ongoing recruitment.
If interested, please submit an application to:

Town of Canton
PO Box 168
4 Market Street
Collinsville, CT 06022
Attn: Robert Skinner, CAO

Police Officer

The Town of Canton is accepting applications (lateral transfers) from POST Certified Officers or State Troopers, for an immediate opening for the position of Police Officer. Candidates will be required to successfully complete a written examination, drug screening, background investigation, polygraph, psychological, oral interview and physical examination. Applicant must be able to pass a P.O.S.T.C. physical assessment. Starting salary is $61,188.40 - $69,077.33. A copy of current POST certification must accompany the application.  Applications are to be received by Monday, May 7, 2018 to Town of Canton, 4 Market Street, P. O. Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022. Attention Robert Skinner. EOE.

For any questions, please call the Canton Police Department at (860) 693-0221. Minorities and females are encouraged to apply.

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3rd Annual Summer Youth Employment Program

This program has two positions available. The Summer Youth Employment Program for 2018 is open to Canton youth who are town residents between the ages of 16 and 17 as of June 25, 2018; the first day of the program. Youth in the program must have written permission from their parents or guardians, provide a copy of their most recent report card and (once selected to participate) submit Working Papers. Participants will receive $10.10 per hour and work 25 hours per week. Actual employment dates will be from June 25, 2018 through August 17, 2018, a period of eight weeks. This is a non-benefited, temporary position. Assignment procedures will be explained under the guidance of town staff to ensure safe and efficient work. All work is intended to be meaningful, help motivate career consideration, develop good work habits, and promote the Town of Canton. The required dress will be appropriate to the work assignment. Participants will work out of the Department of Public Works, Building Maintenance Division. The two positions will assist with various work assignments in several town buildings/grounds reporting to the Building Maintenance Supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Office Work
Emptying trash & recyclables
Cleaning windows
Preparing rooms for meetings
Weeding & watering flower beds
Interior painting

Minimum Qualifications:
All genders are encouraged to apply
Must be available between the hours of 7AM-3:30PM, Monday-Friday
Ability to lift 15 pounds
Ability to work indoors (air conditioned buildings) as well as outdoors (In the summer heat)
Ability to work with supervision and independently
Willingness to learn many aspects of the Building Maintenance Division
Must be responsible, punctual and respectful
Ability to interact with all town employees
Excellent communication skills

Applications and accompanying documents must be received by May 25, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.
Applications may be dropped off at Canton Town Hall or mailed to:

Town of Canton
Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer
2nd floor
PO Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022

Town of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


Park & Recreation - Seasonal Employment 2018

Are you looking for a rewarding position working with children and the community? Are you a responsible, hardworking and energetic individual that wants to make a difference? Consider applying for one of Canton Parks and Recreation Department’s seasonal job openings. Applications are now being accepted. Applications may be mailed or dropped off to the CAO Office (Town Hall 4 Market Street P.O. 168 Collinsville, CT, 06022). Don’t wait to apply, candidates will be contacted and hired on a rolling basis and positions may close at any time.

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• Recreation Program Assistant (Internship) - Candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program in recreation and leisure services or closely related field.
• Pool Supervisor (Lifeguard/WSI Certification preferred)
• Front Desk Attendant (Mills Pond Pool)
• American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
• American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor
• Park/Pool Maintenance
• Water Safety Instructor Aide (This is a volunteer opportunity that requires you to first enroll in the WSI Aide program through www.cantonrec.org).
• CAST (Canton Amateur Seasonal Theater Program) Assistant
• After School Program Counselor
• After School Program Supervisor
• Summer Camp Supervisor
• Summer Camp Counselor
• C. I.T. Counselor-in-Training (This is a volunteer opportunity. Requires CIT application)

Please visit www.cantonrec.org to view job descriptions. For any questions please contact Courtney Hewett, Parks and Recreation Director, at chewett@townofcantonct.org or call 860-693-5808.