Town of South Kingstown Job Openings

South Kingstown Town Hall

180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1237 Fax: (401) 789-5280

Per Diem Driver

$18.00 - Per Diem


The town-operated Senior Center is in need of individuals to provide per diem/back up driver duties. This position, which is generally limited to an average of 25-30 days per year, provides coverage in the absence of the regular full time Driver/Dispatcher.

In addition, the Senior Center is in need of someone to provide these duties on a full time temporary basis for approximately 4-8 weeks starting immediately.

This position is responsible for driving a lift-equipped, 18-passenger mid-sized bus to transport older adults to the Senior Center, shopping and a variety of errands within the Town limits. To be considered, candidates must possess a valid Rhode Island Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a “P” endorsement. This position is subject to random Controlled Substance and Alcohol Testing. The position pays $18.00 per hour.

To apply, please submit a resume and application to Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 or email Applications are available on our website:, under Personnel/Job Openings, or at Town Hall. Position open until filled.


Police Officer

- Regular Full Time


The South Kingstown, RI Police Department is seeking applicants to establish an eligibility list for the position of Police Officer. This diverse seaside of over 30,000 residents encompasses 63 square miles and includes the University of Rhode Island. The Police Department offers specialized services such as Bike Patrol and a Ceremonial Honor Guard unit. Currently, the department employs 53 sworn officers.

Candidates who wish to be considered for employment must be at least 21 years of age, a citizen of the United States and possess a valid driver’s license. They must also have earned at least 60 credits, or an Associates’ Degree, in any course of study from an accredited college/university BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE. In lieu of college credits, candidates may substitute a combination of a high school diploma or GED certification AND two years of CONTINUOUS, ACTIVE-DUTY, US military service with an honorable discharge. Applicants must be able to pass a physical agility test based on RIMPA standards and demonstrate an ability to swim. Starting salary is $43,562 with step increases up to $60,950 for patrol officer and includes a full range of benefits.

Application packages may be obtained at under ‘PERSONNEL’ or picked up at the South Kingstown Town Hall, 180 High St., Wakefield, RI between 8:30am-4:30pm., Monday – Friday. There is a non-refundable processing fee of $25, check or money order (no cash will be accepted) payable to TOWN OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN, with submission of application. Applicants financially unable to pay the application fee must request a hardship waiver in writing from the Chief of Police prior to submitting their application.

To be considered for this hiring process, applications must be received by the Personnel Department at the Town Hall PRIOR TO 4:30pm Thursday, October 29th, 2015.

The South Kingstown Police Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, color or disability in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulation. Our agency is the sub-recipient of Federal grant funds administered by the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety Grant Administration Office (RIPSGAO). If you believe you have been discriminated against you should notify the Office of the Police Chief and the RIPSGAO.


Please refer to attachment below for application materials.
2015 Police Recruitment Booklet.pdf717.69 KB
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Seasonal Parks Laborer

$12-$14 per hour - Temporary

Seasonal Park Laborer

The Town is in immediate need of an individual to work in the Parks Division. This position is responsible for manual work in the maintenance of all municipal park facilities including ball fields, playgrounds, buildings and site amenities. This position will perform landscape maintenance, provide trash and leaf pick-up, restroom cleaning, and setting up of facilities for events.

The successful candidate must be knowledgeable in lawn maintenance operations, have a valid driver’s license, be a minimum of 18 years of age, and have the ability to perform manual labor for long periods under unfavorable weather conditions. This seasonal position will end approximately December of 2015 and pays $12 - $14 per hour depending on experience.

To apply, please submit an application/resume to: Personnel Administrator, Town Hall, 180 High Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 by Thursday, October 15, 2015. Applications are available at the above address or online at:


Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island
180 High Street | Wakefield, RI 02879
Tel. (401) 789-9331 | Fax. (401) 789-5280

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