Current Openings

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator 

Part time 20 hours/week : $18/hour

Purpose: To develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate a comprehensive recruitment and retention program to attract, train, and retain qualified volunteers.

“The Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Coordinator”, who will work part-time up to (20 hours per week), will have a goal of recruiting and retaining nine qualified volunteers within two years. The Recruitment and Retention Coordinator will work closely with the Fire Chief. The coordinator work schedule will include work days, weekends, evenings, as scheduled with the Fire Chief. The Coordinator will conduct outreach to church groups, civic organizations, city employees, as well as host open houses and establish recruitment tables at special events at local colleges, Beacon High School, fire prevention events, parades, etc. The Coordinator will develop and deploy a LED electronic sign at the main fire station dedicated to recruitment and retention; recruitment video and brochure; radio, cable TV, and newspaper advertising; direct mailings; posters; BFD website and social media. The Coordinator will target marketing toward high school and college students, including women, veterans, and minority groups. The Coordinator will coordinate incentives for these new recruits, including tuition assistance and stipends for books and lab fees; turnout gear and SCBA mask and face piece for those who complete Firefighter 1 certification. The Coordinator will promote the completion of training programs and drills for new volunteers by coordinating coaching and mentorship assistance from existing BFD members. The coordinator will provide information about the SAFER-funded FASNY Tuition Reimbursement Program. The coordinator will be responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of our various incentive programs and marketing efforts.

The annual salary for the Volunteer Coordinator will be up to $18,000 for 20 hours of work per week over 50 weeks per year. $18.00 per hour. The salary for Year 2 will be $18,540, which will include a three percent cost of living increase.” This position is a contractor’s position. This person will be reasonable for all taxes.

Resumes should be sent to the attention of Chief Gary Van Voorhis, City of Beacon Fire Department. 13 South Ave. Beacon, New York 12508 or


Climate Smart Communities Coordinator

Part time 30 hours/month : $25/hour

The City of Beacon is looking for a Climate Smart Communities Coordinator who is qualified and motivated to help move the City towards a more sustainable future. The responsibilities of this position can be found below. The Coordinator position is part time, 30 hours per month at $25 per hour. If you have any questions, please contact the Mayor’s Assistant, Collin Milone, at 845 838-5010. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and three references to with Climate Smart Communities Coordinator Application as the subject line no later than May 3, 2019.

Required qualifications

Leadership experience, willing to network with nearby communities

Excellent public speaker

Background in Environmental Studies or a similar field

Experience with climate change solutions

Organized, with strong attention to detail

Preferred qualifications

Experience with grant funding application and management

Experience working with the Beacon community

Responsibilities of the Climate Smart Communities Coordinator

30 hours per month

Gather information on energy use in municipal operations to explore areas with energy-saving potential

Coordinate volunteers

Coordinate the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory

Assess existing land use plans (e.g., comprehensive plan, open space plan) and land use tools to determine if energy and climate change are addressed

Gather information on planned projects or large purchases within local government. For example, if the local government is planning to purchase equipment, build a new facility, or start a municipal planning or capital improvement project, there may be opportunities to integrate energy conservation or waste reduction practices into the project or purchase

Research existing programs or policies that support GHG reductions and may be expanded or may help task force members identify members of local government staff who are knowledgeable about GHG reduction strategies

Gather information on available funding sources, technical assistance and other resources to assist with GHG-reduction projects.

Research similar initiatives in other localities. Other local governments in New York have implemented similar projects; the Climate Smart Communities program offers a network of communities active in this area that share best practices and develop partnerships with neighboring communities

Draft resolutions and ordinances to implement GHG reductions and adaptation measures.

Educate residents and businesses on climate change and local climate programs and seek input for projects that will align with their interests and goals. Encourage citizen action by providing information on best practices and funding available for their own projects.


Recreation Department Summer Employment

Who: City of Beacon Recreation
What: Hiring Enthusiastic People
When: Ongoing
Where: 23 West Center Street, Beacon, NY
How: Stop by the Recreation Center or download one of the following applications;

After School Employment Application
After School hours of employment are 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Monday - Friday when school is in session. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age & pass a criminal background check. If you have any questions, please call: 845-765-2470.

Summer Staff Application
In addition to lifeguards for the Summer months Beacon Recreation is seeking responsible, nurturing, and enthusiastic counselors in July and August, Monday-Friday, approximately 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Applicants should have experience working with groups of children and a passion for connecting with the great outdoors. Excellent references are a must.



Animal Control Officer (part-time)

The City of Beacon seeks a well-qualified, dependable individual to serve as its part-time Animal Control Officer.  Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, six (6) months of full-time, paid or volunteer work experience caring for animals in a commercial, governmental or non-profit organization and possession of a valid New York State driver license are required.  The position will work on an as-needed basis.  The pay will be $20.00 per hour for each hour worked.  Beacon residency is preferred.  Please direct your inquiries and/or resume to:  Amanda Caputo, Deputy City Clerk, City of Beacon, One Municipal Plaza, Suite One, Beacon, New York 12508.  Beacon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications may be found at the following:


Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

 The City of Beacon Fire Department is looking to hire a part time Recruitment and Retention Coordinator. The Coordinator will develop and implement a marketing plan to recruit new members, and will work closely with the Fire Chief.  A full list of qualifications and duties can be obtained by contacting Chief Gary VanVoorhis, City of Beacon Fire Department, 13 South Avenue, Beacon, New York 12508, via email at, or by clicking on the following link: 

Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

Resumes must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2018.




The City of Beacon Police Department is accepting applications for a part-time dispatcher position.  Please contact the Police Chief Secretary Helen Sullivan at 845-831-4111 for an application and additional information.  Good communication and basic computer skills essential.  Starting salary - $19.72 per hour, $24.93 after four (4) years.   Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.  Mail applications/resumes to City of Beacon Police Department, Attention:  Helen Sullivan, One Municipal Plaza, Beacon, New York 12508. 



The City of Beacon is accepting applications for a Water and Sewer Maintenance Helper position with the Water Department.  Mail applications and/or resumes to City of Beacon, Attention:  Etha Grogan, One Municipal Plaza, Suite One, Beacon, New York 12508 no later than Friday, May 24, 2019. 

Click here for a list of qualifications Water and Sewer Maintenance Helper 








You may also wish to visit Dutchess County Human Resources for a listing of positions available throughout the county.

EEO Policy Statement

The City of Beacon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

The City of Beacon complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the City has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The City of Beacon expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the City of Beacon's employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.