Thank you to K-9 Gibbs for his first year of service to the Town of North Andover!

Thank you to K-9 Gibbs for his first year of service to the Town of North Andover!  Gibbs is a one and a half year old Golden retriever, born on July 1, 2019.  He has been with the NAPD since March 2020. K-9 Gibbs spends his days with his partner, School Resource Officer Pramas, helping children in school as well as working in the community.  K-9 Gibbs has been trained to respond to people experiencing anxiety and distress and is able to help them regulate their emotions.  Gibbs spends his off-duty time at home with his partner and enjoys all the things other dogs do…especially treats!

Last week, the “Kindness Fairy” from the Kindness Collaborative presented Officer Pramas and Gibbs with a 1 year appreciation gift during a celebration at the Anne Bradstreet Early Childhood Center.




The Town of North Andover seeks qualified applicants for the full-time (40-hours a week) position of

Community Service Officer. 

Essential Functions

Under the direction of the Administrative Services Director the Community Service Officer acts as the Town of North Andover Animal Control Officer and Animal Inspector.  Responsible for the enforcement of all animal control regulations and presents animal awareness and safety information to the general public. Investigates cases of dog bites, takes into custody sick or injured animals or animals requiring restraint.  Conducts investigations of citizen complaints regarding sick, stray or vicious animals, conducts interviews, observes and examines animals, assesses any violation of Town animal control ordinances and takes necessary action including catching, confining and quarantining animals.  Issues violation notices to animal owners as necessary, appears as a witness in court hearings.  Aids in the rescue of trapped, wounded, sick or injured animals.  Transports animals to the Animal Hospital or MSPCA.  Oversees the disposition of deceased animals on local roads.  Takes notice of parking violations and issues violation notices. Supervises the Town’s crossing guards, ensures adequate crossing guard coverage, and provides training and guidance.  Fills in as police matron and crossing guard as necessary.  Acts as document courier for the Police Department and Town offices.

Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent and valid Massachusetts driver’s license.  Ability to achieve Certification as Animal Control Officer from the Animal Control Officers Association of Massachusetts is required.  CPR/First Responder certification preferred.  One to three years experience working with animals preferably in animal control.  Thorough knowledge of public health implications of animal diseases and potential harm to humans.  Candidate must be organized and maintain the ability to handle multiple tasks.  Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with other municipal staff and the general public is required.  Candidate must have strong computer skills and the ability to prepare and maintain accurate written reports.  

Criminal History Background check required.  

Hiring Salary Range (Depending on Qualifications):  $47,925 – $49,900 with an additional annual stipend of $3,600 paid monthly.

Schedule:  Monday – Friday 7:30 am -3:30 pm (may be called on off hours to assist in the disposition of animal complaints and investigations).

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter and resume to:

Position is open until filled but primary consideration will be given to resumes received by March 26, 2021.  Interviews conducted on a rolling basis.


Posted:  3/16/2021 

Employment Opportunity: Director of Elder Services


Would you love to work in a brand new, state-of-the-art Senior Community Center? If the answer is yes, then this job is for you. North Andover is seeking a Director of Elder Services who will be responsible for administrative and supervisory work in planning, coordinating and implementing programs that benefit and assist the senior citizens of the Town, including outreach and transportation, social and recreation, meal site oversight and building overview. Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Gerontology or a related field; supplemented by at least 5 years of experience working in a community setting with elders. Finalist subject to a full background check including CORI. Salary range $82K – $115K based on education and experience. See the new Center at

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: Preference given to applications received by March 19, 2021. EEO.

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Employment Opportunity: Human Resources Director (UPDATED)

Town of North Andover 
Job Posting 
Human Resources Director

Do you have a passion for the Human Resources profession? Are you looking to join a management team of dedicated individuals committed to best practices and collaboration? If so, this is the job for you!! The Town of North Andover is seeking a qualified, innovative and entrepreneurial individual for the position of Human Resources Director. This position will be vacant on June 30, 2021 due to the retirement of the current HR Director. As an HR Director in a town with a Town Manager form of government, this position is responsible for managing the operations of the Human Resources Department for the Town; recruiting and retaining employees, benefit administration, contract management, administration of all labor relations matters, employee training, and inclusion/diversity/equity practices. A member of the Community Services Division leadership team, this position reports to the Deputy Town Manager. Finalist subject to a full background check including CORI. Salary negotiable based on education and experience. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:

Preference given to applications received by March 19, 2021. EEO.

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See Updated Plans Proposed for Downtown! – Monday March 1st, 2021, Downtown Improvement Master Plan Public Meeting #3

See Updated Plans Proposed for Downtown! – Monday, March 1st , 2021, Downtown Improvement Master Plan Public Meeting #3

In late 2019, the Town began efforts to develop a Downtown Improvement Master Plan, later holding public input meetings in January 2020 and another in December 2020 after the process was on hold due to public participation challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Town is continuing this process with a third public meeting, to be held virtually on Monday, March 1at, 2021. This will be the last meeting before the Downtown Improvement Master Plan is finalized. This meeting will:

1. Present findings from the first and second meetings

2. Present updated designs that reflect public input; and 

3. Hear public input on the updated designs.

The Downtown Improvement Master Plan is being developed in response to proposed strategies and goals identified in the 2018 North Andover Master Plan. These strategies and goals address downtown infrastructure, aesthetics, connectivity, wayfinding, and parking. Public input on these topics is crucial and will help guide the future of downtown.

Please join us on Zoom for this third public meeting to learn about the plan. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm. To join this meeting, you will need to register beforehand at the following link:

Those attending are encouraged to review materials from the second meeting and watch the recorded meeting at the following link:

Thank you and we look forward to your participation. 

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The North Andover Conservation Commission (NACC) kindly reminds you to properly dispose of your 
disposable face masks in order to help protect wildlife and keep North Andover beautiful!

Disposable face masks are essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. Disposing of them properly is just as important. During many recent site visits around North Andover, the Conservation Department has noticed an increasing amount of face masks being littered.

It is important to properly dispose of masks in your garbage so that they do not end up out in nature and pose a threat to wildlife. After heavy rainfall, masks can end up in storm drains which drain into rivers or streams that eventually lead to the ocean. Masks that are carried this far then pose a threat to fragile marine ecosystems.

Some experts are now saying to cut the strings off your mask before throwing it in the garbage. This reduces the chances of an animal becoming entangled in the mask.

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