City Employment & Volunteer Opportunities


We are looking for great people to work here in the City. Our team is focused on keeping South Burlington one of the best places to live, work, and visit.

We value diversity – in backgrounds and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for our municipality, its residents, businesses, and visitors. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.


Cataloging Specialist

City Hall
Non-Exempt, Hourly - Full time, benefits Schedule will include weekend and evening hours.


The Cataloging Specialist will be responsible for maintaining optimal accessibility to the library collection through the on-line catalog and properly processed materials. They will be the library liaison for various statewide functions including inter-library loan. The Specialist will also carry out routine Circulation Desk duties, and be welcoming to all Library visitors, assisting patrons of all ages in locating Library materials. 

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To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:
                     US MAIL:           Jaimie Held, Human Resources Manager, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
     with "Cataloging Specialist"  in the subject line.


Library Teen Specialist

City Hall
Non-Exempt, Hourly - Part time. Schedule will include weekend and evening hours.


The Teen Specialist will assist the Adult Services Librarian with planning, implementing, promoting, and evaluating programs and services for youth aged 13-18. They will create a strong online presence and carry out routine circulation, reference, and tech assistance duties. All library staff successfully promote the joy of reading, reach out to the community and are welcoming to all Library visitors.   

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To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:
                     US MAIL:           Jaimie Held, Human Resources Manager, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
                     EMAIL:      with "Library Teen Specialist"  in the subject line.


Career Firefighter(s)

Fire Department
Non-exempt, union, full-time

Job Summary and Essential Functions:

Performs fire suppression, emergency medical services operations, hazardous materials mitigation, special operations / technical rescue and fire prevention. Performs maintenance on vehicles, equipment and the fire station. Has knowledge of the National Incident Management System.

  1. Works under the general direction of the Shift Commander or designee to support the efforts and goals of the Fire Department in accordance with departmental rules and regulations.
  2. Performs firefighting activities utilizing fire hoses, heavy stream appliances, extinguishers and ladders and ventilates burning buildings. Is required to wear and use Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to enter extremely hazardous environments and performs search and rescue procedures to evacuate and rescue persons in danger.
  3. Administers emergency medical services and coordinates transport of sick and injured persons. Obtain vital signs, semi-auto defibrillation; patient assessments and other related patient care tasks in conjunction with state approved guidelines.
  4. Performs hazardous materials mitigation at the certified Operations level. Performs Technical Rescues requiring certification in the areas of advanced vehicle extrication, rope rescue operations, confined space rescue operations and cold-water rescue.
  5. Performs daily emergency apparatus and equipment inspections to include minor maintenance and repairs, apparatus and equipment tests, to ensure proper service of all equipment. Conducts daily routine station maintenance in accordance with the established schedule as well as other assigned duties.
  6. Assists the company officer with daily record keeping activities to include computer-based fire and medical reporting systems.
  7. Participates in commercial building inspections in conjunction with the City of South Burlington Liquor License Program. Performs residential building familiarization inspections in accordance with the fire prevention code. Places findings of inspections in written inspection reports.
  8. Participates in shift training and may assume the role of instructor and develop training materials.


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To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Jaimie Held
Human Resources Manager
180 Market Street
South Burlington, VT 05403

You may also submit your application to Jaimie Held, Human Resource Manager @ with "Career Firefighter"  in the subject line.


Police Officer(s)
We are currently seeking team players who are committed to making a difference in our community. We consider our community our #1 responsibility. We continuously recruit for the position of POLICE OFFICER whether a vacancy exists or not.  Complete a police application form and submit to

In order to be considered, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age at the time of application and High School Diploma;
  • Associates Degree or higher strongly encouraged; or
  • Have a minimum of 2 years previous full-time experience with another agency; or
  • Have honorably discharged after a minimum of a 2-year active duty military tour


  1. Download and complete a City employment application form.
  2. Compile requested materials.
  3. Submit your application.

Questions?  Call us at 802.846.4118 or email