In the 18th century, fields were fenced to keep livestock out, not in, as most livestock was free-ranging.


Employment Opportunities

FOREMAN/OPERATOR/LABORER - New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, PA seeks an interested and qualified individual to apply for an opening as either a Laborer, Operator or Foreman within our Public Works Department.  The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks required to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the Township’s roads, buildings, parks, vehicles, and other property.  FT, 36 hrs/wk (M-R standard schedule).  Must be able to perform manual labor and lift 80 lbs.  Depending on the position applied for, either a valid PA CDL B with air brakes or a PA CDL A and clean driving are required.  Must pass drug/alcohol/physical exam.  EOE.   Qualified candidates for Laborer: $38,000-$45,000.  Qualified candidates for Operator: $45,000-$55,000.  Qualified candidates for Foreman: $55,000-$65,000.

Interested candidates should review the full job description (LaborerOperatorForeman) and then fill out an employment application (let us know which position you want to be considered for) and email it to Jamie Gwynn at  Applications will be accepted until March 22.

Lifeguards Wanted

Hickory Park Pool in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, PA seeks motivated individuals to serve as seasonal lifeguards for the upcoming summer.  The hourly rate is $15.00 an hour for a certified lifeguard.  New Hanover Township is willing to pay for the American Red Cross lifeguard training course for the successful uncertified candidates.  The successful candidates will be responsible for a variety of tasks required to ensure the safety and welfare of members at the pool which includes prevention of accidents, lifesaving, and assistance with the concession stand.  Candidates must possess a current certification in Lifeguard Training and Community First Aid and Safety from the American Red Cross, YMCA, or other recognized agency-offering instruction in aquatics at the start of employment.  Candidates must possess a current certification by the American Red Cross in CPR for the Professional Rescuer.  Candidates must be at least fifteen years of age at the start of employment.  Previous swim instructor and lifeguarding experience is desired, but not mandatory.  Must pass drug/alcohol/physical exam. 

Candidates should look at the Recruitment Flyer and  Job Description.

If you have any questions please call 610-323-1008 Extension 101 or email 

To apply please email a completed employment application to Sharon DelPorte