DIGHTON — The Dighton Board of Selectmen, together with Town Administrator Michael Mullen, announce that the Town of Dighton is seeking candidates to fill two planned vacancies on the Dighton Board of Health and encourages residents to apply.
Dighton Board of Health members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for one-year terms and are eligible for annual reappointment. Currently, the Town has two planned vacancies upon the resignation of Board of Health Chairman Tom Pires in April and member Kevin Bernardo not seeking reappointment.
One of the positions will be filled with a start date of May 1 and the other position will be filled with a start date of July 1.
Board of Health members are responsible for disease prevention and control, health and environmental protection and promoting a healthy community. They also develop, implement and enforce health policies, and oversee and conduct inspections to ensure that the basic health needs and the environment of the community are being met. To view the full job description, click here.
Those interested in applying must submit a completed Town of Dighton employment application along with a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. To access the employment application, click here.
Applicants are encouraged to apply via email, however, applications will also be accepted by mail or hand delivery to the Board of Health Office, located in the lower level of Old Town Hall at 1111 Somerset Ave.
Those interested should apply as soon as possible, but the applications will be accepted through a rolling process.
“The Board of Health plays an essential role in so many functions of Dighton’s town government, and it’s important that Dighton residents take the opportunity to help shape the Board’s work going forward,” said Town Administrator Mullen. “From public health needs, Title V issues, trash collection, housing issues, inspections and so much more, the broad array of the Board of Health’s responsibilities clearly have an impact on how we address the needs of our Dighton community; and the Board of Selectmen strongly encourages all interested residents to apply for the positions to help shape Dighton’s path forward at such a critical time.”