Wednesday, April 1, 2020        

Town of Smithfield Employment

Town of Smithfield Employment

~ The Town of Smithfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (E.O.E.) ~

Available Positions

Résumé and application info at the bottom of the page
Please indicate on all correspondence which position you are applying for.

Employment Opportunity: Finance Director / Tax Collector

Finance Director / Tax Collector: Full-time, non-union, salaried position. Responsibilities include: coordination of all financial and purchasing activities of the town; development of financial policies; maintenance of municipal accounting systems, financial forecasting, capital planning, reporting and compliance; supervising staff; preparation & maintenance of financial records and budgets. Requirements include: A Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred) plus five years related experience at a supervisory level and knowledge of laws, ordinances & regulations governing municipal assessment practices. Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, budgetary & accounting software. Attending some evening meetings required. Salary is $92k – 99k DOQ. Excellent benefits. Send resume to Smithfield Town Hall, HR Dept, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 or Deadline for resume submittal is April 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm. E.O.E.

Finance Director / Tax Collector Job Description (.pdf)


Employment Opportunity: Building/Zoning Official

Building/Zoning Official: Town of Smithfield: Full-time, salaried position. Responsibilities include: Interpret & enforce ordinances related to building, zoning, minimum housing, and other local ordinances. Requirements include: Extensive experience with construction, design, plans, specs & blueprints; construction materials; fire prevention, ventilation, etc. Must be familiar with R.I. Building Code. Must be a certified Building Official in accordance with R.I.G.L. 23-27.3-107.5. Must possess a high school diploma and have at least five (5) years’ experience in construction, design, or supervision. An Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in the fields of Architecture, Engineering or a related field is highly desired. Proven oral & written communication skills. Ability to deal with the public in a polite and effective manner. Ability to use Microsoft Office. Some weekend and evening work will be necessary. Salary range is 78k-95k DOQ. Send resume to: Smithfield Town Hall, HR Dept, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 or Closing date for the acceptance of resumes is April 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm. E.O.E.

Building/Zoning Official Job Description (.pdf)

Employment Opportunity: Firefighter

Firefighter: Seeking qualified candidates to establish an eligibility list. Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. Be at least 18 years old. Possess a valid Operators License. Hold current licensure as an EMT in the State of Rhode Island. In addition, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen at time of appointment. Must present a current RI EMT Advanced / Cardiac or EMT-Paramedic license at time of appointment. Must provide a certificate from the RI Association of Fire Chief’s showing successful completion of the physical performance assessment. Only certificates issued in 2019 will be accepted. To apply, see the “Full Firefighter Applicant Packet.” Completed applications must be returned to Human Resources no later than 4:00 pm on April 3, 2020. E.O.E.


Employment Opportunity: Lifeguards


Lifeguards – Must be non-surf certified and have valid CPR & first aid cards at time of appointment. Beach hours are 10 am – 6 pm, seven days a week from mid June to Labor Day. A rotating schedule is used. Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Job Description (.pdf)

Applications are available below or at the Smithfield Town Hall, 2nd fl. HR Dept. 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917. E.O.E.

Employment Help: Resumes and Applications

Applications & Resumes


  • Applications are available at the Human Resources Office and the Town Manager’s Office in Town Hall during regular businesses hours.  You may also download an application in PDF format by clicking here: Application For Employment.  You will need Adobe Reader to open & print this document.  If you do not have Adobe Reader, it is free, and available online at


  • Email:  You may e-mail your résumé to  Résumés should be in one of the following formats:  all versions of Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx); text format: (.txt), portable document format (.pdf) or rich text format (.rtf).  Please include the word “Resume” and the position that you are applying for in the subject of the e-mail – many e-mails can appear to contain a virus.  By using the correct subject line you are assisting us in safely receiving your resume.  Please do not zip files if possible.
  • Mail:  Résumés may be mailed to Human Resources, Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917.
  • Fax:  Résumés may be faxed to Human Resources, Fax 401-233-1080.


  • You may want to check the Human Resources page for frequently asked questions regarding employment with the Town of Smithfield or use the contact information at the top of the page.