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Police Chief

The Town of Richmond, VT is seeking a progressive, community service minded Police Chief with a proven record of leadership to serve as its next police chief. The ability to foster a good community relationship between the residents and police personnel is essential. A successful candidate will continue and improve upon Richmond and the Richmond Police Department’s working commitment to racial equity, restorative justice, community mental health, harm reduction, and community-based initiatives to further our town’s vision of transparency, fairness, and public safety. The Chief will also be asked to participate in long-term strategic planning for the Police Department. The town of Richmond is excited to support a candidate who is committed to these efforts and values. The Police Chief oversees a department that is staffed by the Chief, and four full time sworn officers.

Must have or be able to obtain within six months of date of hire, a Level 3 law enforcement certification from the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council. Applicant must pass a pre-employment background check. 

The primary job function is to provide municipal police services for the Town of Richmond. This is a salaried Exempt position with primary duties being administrative but the selected candidate will be expected to also cover shifts as needed.

A select number of candidates will be invited by the Police Chief Search Committee to participate in several interviews made up of employees and community members.

The Town of Richmond offers a competitive benefits package. The minimum starting salary for the Police Chief is currently $75,506 but could be higher depending on experience.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest & resume with three references to Josh Arneson, Town Manager, P.O. Box 285, 203 Bridge Street, Richmond, VT 05477 or via e-mail to Josh Arneson, Town Manager at jarneson@

Letter of interest and resumes with three references will be accepted until the end of the day on February 24, 2023. 

Applicants are encouraged to review the job description, the background statement, and the hiring process

Water Resources Superintendent

The Town of Richmond, VT is recruiting for a Water Resources Superintendent. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Richmond Water Resources department has about 500 water and wastewater accounts serving about 1000 people. The wastewater facility has a very active septage receival program. The Superintendent manages three Water Resources Department employees.

The duties for the Water Resources Superintendent include, but are not limited to: Oversee all Water and Wastewater operations, staff management, develop and manage annual budget, emergency response, training of personnel, attend all Water and Sewer Commission meetings, ensure compliance with Town policies, State rules and regulations, OSHA regulations and labor laws.

The successful candidate must have a Grade IV Facility Operator’s Wastewater license and a Class III Water System Operator license. The candidate must also enjoy working independently and assisting the public with excellent follow-through and attention to detail.
Hiring salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and experience with pay starting at $72,439 per year. Please send cover letter, resume, and three current references to: “Town of Richmond Water Resources Superintendent Search”, P.O. Box 285, Richmond, VT, 05477. Items may also be emailed to jarneson@  Questions may be directed to Josh Arneson, Town Manager, at (802) 434-5170. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Police Officer

The Richmond Police Department is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Police Officer and a Full Time School Resource Officer. Our Department’s focus is a community based approach that encourages a collaborative effort utilizing a variety of services in problem solving. Richmond is a quiet suburb in Chittenden County, serving a population of 4,200 citizens.

The Richmond Police Department offers a competitive benefits package including take home cruiser in a 30 mile radius, Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement System Group D, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, medical, dental, and life insurance and upon completion of mandatory training, the starting salary is $21.15 per hour, as set forth in the NEPBA (New England Police Benevolence Association) contract. Lateral transfers are eligible to receive credit for experience.

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, nor any habitual or serious traffic offenses, domestic violence or assault convictions. Other violations, which may adversely affect a law enforcement career, will be considered on a case-by case basis.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Vermont State driver’s license.
  • Able to pass Vermont Police Academy entrance exam.
  • Pass Vermont Police Academy Physical Fitness Exam
  • Pass a polygraph and comprehensive background investigation.

Entrance requirements can be found and reviewed at

Please submit resumes along with a letter of interest to:

Town of Richmond
Attention: Interim Chief Benjamin Herrick
203 Bridge Street
Richmond, VT 05477

Or email to:  benjamin.herrick@