Human Resources

The Human Resource Department of the Town of Barrington is responsible for all aspects of Personnel Management. Our goal is to provide excellent service to our diverse municipal workforce, departments and the general public. We accomplish this by providing managers with employment services, consultative advice, policy and procedural guidelines, and employee motivation and development tools. For our employees, the HR department provides employee advocacy, benefit issue resolution, equal employment opportunity assurance and skill enhancement training. Overall we strive for the highest standards in providing quality service and creating a work environment that attracts, retains, and rewards talented and motivated people.

Employment Opportunities

Go to the Job Openings page for the latest opportunities.


See also: Employment Application


For more information, please contact MariAnn Oliveira at 401-247-1900 x 327.

Forms & Documents

The employment application form, change of address form and other forms and documents can be found here.





Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply


The Barrington Police Department is seeking POST Certified Officers to join our team.  Barrington is a close knit community with approximately 17,000 residents and a vibrant seasonal population.  Our department consists of 27 Sworn Police Officers and offers the following opportunities for advancement:


Patrol, Detectives, SRO, Bike Patrol, Prosecution, Accreditation, and Honor Guard.


Our competitive benefits package includes Blue Cross, Blue Shield of RI (individual, family or buyback), Delta Dental, Vacation, Annual Clothing Allowance, Compensatory Time Off, 13 paid holidays, Life Insurance and a Longevity Bonus after 5 years of service. There is ample opportunity for overtime and private details.


POST certified officers meeting the qualifications will be invited to participate in a formal oral examination. The oral examination will be offered to qualified candidates at the direction of the Chief of Police.


Lateral Police Transfer Officers’ Salary will be commensurate with experience and years of service up to $68,768.00.



The Town of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Full and Part Time


The Town of Barrington is seeking both a full time and part time Police/Fire dispatcher to receive routine and emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other services.  Candidate must be able to ask basic questions; determine priorities, and dispatch police, fire, rescue, or other town personnel as necessary in accordance with established procedures.  Candidate must have computer data entry experience, be able to multitask and have good customer service skills.    Must be able to work 11:30 PM until 7:30 AM.


Full time position works four nights on followed by two nights off.  Starting salary is $39,421 now and $42,307 in July with regular increases to $49,864 plus competitive benefits.   


The part time position works two nights on followed by four nights off.  Starting hourly rate is $18. Per hour.


Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply


The Barrington Fire Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of firefighter.  The individual should demonstrate good moral character and judgement, be able to handle high pressure situations, and demonstrate good problem-solving and leadership skills. The Town of Barrington's Fire Department is an integral part of the public safety system in the Town and continually strives to provide a caring, courteous and a highly competent Fire and Rescue Emergency service. We service over 17,000 residents and a small business district in town.  With over 19 miles of coastline, Barrington is known as a seaside community with a beautiful town beach and five marinas.


Salary:  $47,373 with regular step increases to $65,971


Minimum Application Requirements:

  1.  Minimum age of 18 years at the time of application

  2.  High School Diploma or GED

  3. Valid Motor Vehicle License & Good Driving Record

  4. Clean Criminal History

  5. Current Nationally Registered EMT.

  6. Only RIAFC Physical Performance Assessment dated October 2021 or April 2022 will be accepted.


Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM on June 5, 2022.


Required Documents:

You must present a copy of the following documents with the application:

  1. Current motor vehicle license

  2. Nationally registered EMT

  3. High School Diploma or GED

  4. Current RIAFC Physical Performance Assessment, dated no later than October 2021



To apply visit

A $35 administrative fee applies.  To apply for a financial hardship, please contact the Chief.


The application and all documentation must be returned in person by 4:00 P.M. on June 5, 2022, to be considered for the AUGUST 2022 academy.


All packages must be complete to be considered.



The Barrington Public Works department has an opening for a full time, safety minded Laborer (first shift). Incumbent performs a variety of general duties regarding the daily operations of the Town including highway, grounds and building maintenance divisions. Candidate will perform a variety of laboring tasks including snow removal, grounds keeping, landscape, carpentry, field maintenance etc. Ideal candidate will have experience in plumbing and/or masonry work. 

  • Must have a current CDL and good driving record

  • Must pass a physical and drug test.

  • Must be flexible to work during storms or emergencies.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance.


Starting salary $43,380 to start, $44,866 upon successful completion of probation.



Please Click on Employment Application to apply

MariAnn Oliveira, SPHR, Director of Human Resources

For information call 401-247-1900 x8


Open until filled.

Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act 1964 and Civil Rights Restoration Act or 1987 - Town of Barrington's Title VI Policy Statement


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prescription Drug Coverage and Medicare attachment


Title VI Policy Statement 2017.4


MariAnn Oliveira, Director

  • Phone: 247-1900 x8

Office Hours

Office hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Office location: First floor of Town Hall, 283 County Road