Working for the Town of Fenwick Island

The Town of Fenwick Island posts employment opportunities when openings become available. If you are interested in a position with the town, you are welcome to forward a cover letter and resume. We will keep them on file for one year and contact you should an opening occur. Thank you for your interest in The Town of Fenwick Island.


Employment Application

Current open position:


General Statement of Duties and Distinguishing Features:

Performs a variety of accounting and financial functions by serving as the day to day financial administrator of the Town of Fenwick, Delaware. Performs duties under the general supervision of the Town Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees and assists in the preparation and presentation of all financial and budgetary matters (e.g., financial reports, operating and capital budgets, town investments and special accounts, grant applications and accounting, and special projects as necessary).
  2. Oversees and manages information systems and databases used to track the Town’s financial matters.
  3. Oversees the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts.
  4. Establishes guidelines for budget and forecasting, preparation of the annual budget in consultation with the Town Manager and other Town Division leads.
  5. Manages the collection of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with Town laws and regulations.
  6. Develops financial studies and plans; forecasts, estimates, and monitors the financial condition of the Town; researches and recommends cost-saving measures, prepares reports as needed or required by the Town Manager.
  7. Directs the preparation of State and Federal financial reports, including tax reports, grant reporting, etc.
  8. Manages and oversees payroll and accounts payable/receivable processing.
  9. Manages and oversees employee benefit program.
  10. Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that State and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.
  11. Communicates and cooperates with Town Auditor in preparation of annual audit.
  12. Monitors risk management policies and procedures to ensure that organizational risks are minimized.
  13. Communicates and cooperates with all Town staff to promote a cohesive and respectful workplace.
  14. Assists in and evaluates the need for modern technology to meet the Town’s financial data processing, control and reporting requirements.
  15. Assists with other functions and events of the Town as necessary (customer assistance, project management, etc.).
  16. Maintains all investment accounts.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of financial administration, accounting, and budgetary principles and practices; knowledge of intergovernmental activity; ability to research public finance issues and policies; ability to effectively communicate with other Town employees and the public; ability to prepare written and verbal financial reports; good organizational skills; skilled with computer software programs (e.g., Operating System/Windows XP, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Excel, Outlook Express, Customized Billing and General Ledger Programs, and Quick Books, with  Edmunds & Associates experience a plus).

Employment Standards

Education, Training, Certification, and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business, or public administration (or related field) preferred with a minimum of three years related experience and/or a combination of related experience and education/training.

Ability to:

Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:

  • Walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Operating assigned equipment and;

Perform at a professional level to provide for the following:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication skills – both verbally and written
  • Ability to maintain effective and respectful working relationships/partnerships and communication with other employees, elected officials, vendors, other governmental entities and the public
  • Ability to work independently and to prioritize work to meet rigid schedules and deadlines

ADA Requirements and Physical Demands

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions. Verbal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communication and/or to make fine distinctions in sound. Visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Per the Town of Fenwick Island Personnel Policy Manual, this position is full-time and receives all the benefits of full-time employment.  Please see the Personnel Manual for details.

Applications must be submitted to the Town Manager by 4:30 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Fenwick Island Town Hall, 800 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944, or by email to: employment@fenwickisland.org.

Fenwick Island Police Department:

The Fenwick Island Police Department is staffed by six sworn officers. We do not currently have any openings; however, we encourage you to submit your resume to our office. Should an opening occur, we will make every effort to contact you to assess your interest in the position.

Mail your resume to:
The Town of Fenwick Island
Chief of Police
800 Coastal Highway
Fenwick Island DE 19944

William H. Boyden
Chief of Police

Email:  william.boyden@CJ.state.de.us

There are currently no positions available.


Fenwick Island Beach Patrol:

The Fenwick Island Beach Patrol welcomes your application! Try-outs are held late May and you will be contacted as to time and date.

Mail your Beach Patrol Job Application to:
The Town of Fenwick Island
Captain Tim Ferry
800 Coastal Highway
Fenwick Island DE 19944

Tim Ferry
Lifeguard Captain