CITY OF DANBURY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS
FOR WHICH JOBS MAY I APPLY?
You may apply for any open competitive position listed on the Personnel Webpage. These opportunities listed on the Website are consistently updated. In addition, certain positions may be advertised in a variety of publications such as newspapers, professional journals, websites, etc.
Please note that positions listed as “Promotional” are for current employees only.
Generally, positions are open for a specified time period and contain a specific application deadline or “closing date”. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Occasionally, positions may designated as “open until filled” and do not have a deadline.
HOW DO I APPLY?
The Application for Employment Instructions can give detailed information about applying for positions with the City of Danbury.
Applications can be accessed from the website. Simply print and complete the application. You may then submit the application with the required attachment and application fee (if applicable) and mail, fax, or hand deliver it to the Personnel/Civil Service Department. You may also obtain an application by visiting the Personnel/Civil Service Department.
CAN I APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE POSITION?
Yes. If you wish to be considered for more than one position, you must apply for each of those positions with a separate application.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for reviewing applications for all positions that are classified as Civil Service to determine if they are complete and meet the minimum requirements for the position. The Commission will review all applications for a specific position during their monthly meeting following the closing date of the position.
If your application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission then you will be notified in writing and you will be informed of the next step in the process. If the Commission does not accept your application, you will also be notified in writing.
DO I HAVE TO TAKE A TEST?
If your application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission then you will be notified of the type of exam to be administered, the date of exam, and location. An exam may include any or all of the following phases: written, oral, and/or practical. Applicants must pass each phase of testing in order to move to the next phase. Applicants are notified of their eligibility to continue in the process after each phase is completed.
Once all exams have been administered an eligibility list is generated.
WHAT IS AN ELIGIBILITY LIST?
A passing grade on the test will place an applicant on an Employment Eligibility List. The rank on this list is established according to each applicant’s score on the exam or if multiple exams are given then it is based on the average score. The list is then certified by the Commission. If the list is not exhausted, it remains in effect for one year. However, the Commission can decide to extend a list for an additional year.
Participation in the testing and recruitment process and/or placement on an eligibility list is not guarantee a continuance in the remainder of the hiring process nor does it imply or constitute an offer of employment.
WILL I BE INTERVIEWED?
Once the eligibility list is certified, the six candidates with the highest rank on the list will be eligible. (For a promotional position, the top three candidates with the highest rank are interviewed).
As future positions become available, candidates are interviewed from this list based on their ranking for as long as the list is active.
After the interview, the final candidate for the position is selected.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE INTERVIEW?
If you are selected for the position, you must complete a series of post-offer requirements and tests prior to an extension of a job offer. Such requirements may include but are not limited to: post offer drug screen; post offer physical, criminal background check, references; and a driver’s license check. Some positions will also require a polygraph; psychological evaluation; and physical agility test.
If the above are satisfactorily completed, a hire date will be established and an offer letter will be sent to the applicant.
If an applicant is not selected for the position, written notification will be sent. The applicant will remain on the list until the list’s expiration. An applicant may withdraw from the list at any time. In addition, anyone on the list can be removed for cause.
ARE ALL POSITIONS SUBJECT TO THE ABOVE CIVIL SERVICE PROCESS?
On occasion, positions may be posted that do not require participation in an examination process. Such position may be part time, temporary, or exempt from the Civil Service process.