Employment

Employment

External Applicants

Salary: $23.83 per hour, part-time
The Danbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology savvy, part-time Librarian to join the Reference and Junior Services teams. We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive awareness of the best readers’ advisory resources, is well-versed in library reference and research techniques, is eager to respond to the information needs of library customers and is committed to creating an exceptional customer experience.

Specific responsibilities include providing reference and readers advisory service in a variety of capacities; providing assistance to customers in locating and selecting library materials, accessing databases and using electronic resources including: computers, copiers and microfilm equipment; and planning and implementing programs which may include community outreach and book discussion groups.
Requirements:
An M.L.S. Degree from an ALA accredited library school. Individuals in the final stages of completing their MLS degree will also be considered. Other requirements for this position include: flexibility to work evenings and weekends, knowledge of emerging technology trends and proficiency in Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 applications and Internet Explorer; strong communication skills, self-initiative, solid problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise independent judgment. Bilingual English/Spanish speaker preferred.
The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with people and solving problems on a daily basis, has a strong work ethic, can adapt easily to change and is enthusiastic about helping to position the library as the community’s living room.
Applications available at the Human Recourses Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at www.danbury-ct.gov. The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application. This position will remain open until filled.

Employment Application

AIRPORT EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II
Salary: $26.76 /per hour

Please carefully read this entire important announcement

The City of Danbury will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, or disability, except where it is a bona fide occupational qualification. We encourage African Americans, women, Hispanics, and other minorities who meet the minimum qualifications to apply.

The following information is only a general description of the recruitment and hiring process and is not all-inclusive. Please note that any and/or all of the components of this process may be changed by the City of Danbury with or without notice. Additionally, the City of Danbury reserves the right to modify the order sequence of testing as may be appropriate.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
This is skilled work in the operation of automotive equipment and/or moderately complex construction and maintenance equipment at the Airport. May rotate among the various pieces of equipment as the workload changes. Work assignments are received daily and work is reviewed during progress or upon completion depending on nature of duties being performed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs loading and unloading of equipment.
Performs various laboring tasks.
Operates brushing attachment, road sweepers, a small bulldozer, payloader, and/or other equipment as needed, performing rough grading or moving work, such as clearing, grubbing, backfilling and loading, etc.
Operates a dump truck hauling materials.
Operates equipment with a snowplow in an assigned area and other as assigned.
Operates equipment with snow blowing and sanding attachments.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:
Considerable knowledge of the traffic and safety rules and regulations and of the precautions to be taken to avoid accidents; a working knowledge of the methods and techniques of operating equipment and machinery at the airport; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to physically withstand operation of equipment over rough terrain and occasionally under adverse weather conditions; skill in the operation of equipment assigned.

Experience & Training:
Four (4) years high school or trade school or equivalent training. Up to one year experience in public works, construction or related work. At least 6 months experience in the operation of automotive equipment. Must possess a Class I and Class II (CDL) driver’s license to operate automotive equipment within the State of Connecticut. Must be available 24/7 during emergencies or adverse weather conditions.

Supervision Received:
Employee will receive work assignments and general oversight by the Airport Equipment Operator III, The Assistant Airport Administrator, and/or the Airport Administrator
If you do not meet the above minimum requirements, your application will not be accepted by the Civil Service Commission nor will you receive a refund of your application fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to complete the application in its entirety by including your specific skills and responsibilities under each position that you have held. Should you not specifically indicate that you have the skills required as defined above; the Civil Service Commission will not accept your application.

2. Application Submission:

Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at www.ci.danbury-ct.gov. Qualified applicants must submit a completed original application with three copies and a $10 fee* to Human Resources no later than 5:00 pm, Wednesday September 13, 2017. EEO/M/F/D/V

*Application Fee waiver: A filing fee is not charged if you are receiving public assistance from the State of Connecticut, or if an applicant’s income falls below the federal poverty levels. A written request for a waiver must be made to the Civil Service Commission prior to the application closing date, 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury, CT, 06810. To have the fee waived, you must submit either a copy of your current benefit card (State of Connecticut Department of Social Services identification card) or your W-2 Statement of Earnings for the year. You must indicate your Social Security Number and/or Examination Number (if applicable) on the front of the benefit card copy or on the copy of your W-2 Statement of Earnings.

The application must be completed in its entirety. Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application.

It is recommended that applicants do not wait until the last day to submit the application. Applications should be completed as soon as possible after publication of the announcement for examination.

Please contact the Human Resources/Civil Service Department at (203) 797-4598 or humanresources@danbury-ct.gov if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.

3. Application Review
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for reviewing the applications to determine if they are complete and meet the minimum requirements for the position. The Commission will review all the applications for the position during their monthly meeting following the closing date of the position.

If an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, then the applicant will be notified in writing and will be informed of the next step in the process. If the Commission does not accept an application, the applicant will also be notified in writing.

4. Testing
Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified in writing of the next steps in the testing process. Each test phase named below is listed in the order in which they occur. Each test phase must be passed in order to continue to the next level of the selection process.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to adhere to the City’s testing schedule. Unless otherwise stated, there will be no make-up examinations or alternative examination dates.

If an applicant fails any one of the test phases listed below, the applicant will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process.

Examination: The Practical Examination (100% of the final score)
Test Date: Week of October 9, 2017 (By Appointment)
Location: Danbury Municipal Airport
1 Wibling Rd,
Danbury, CT 06810

(Unless otherwise notified, applicants are not permitted to bring and/or use calculators, electronic devices, books or other reference materials during the examinations).

Reasonable Accommodations in the testing process:

All requests for reasonable accommodations in the testing process along with medical documentation establishing the need for the accommodation must be submitted to the City of Danbury Human Resources Department no later than the closing date of applications.

5. The Eligibility List

A passing average score of “70” on the above test will place an applicant on the Airport Equipment Operator II Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the practical exam according to the percentages as indicated above plus any additional applicable veterans points awarded. The resulting list is then certified by the Civil Service Commission and will be used to fill vacancies as they occur, as per Civil Service Rules.

If the list is not exhausted, it remains in effect for one year. However, the Commission can decide to extend an eligibility list for one additional year.

Participation in the testing and recruitment process and/or placement on an eligibility list does not guarantee a continuance in the remainder of the hiring process nor does it imply or constitute an offer of employment.

6. Additional Testing Requirements

Once the eligibility list is certified, depending on the number of vacancies, candidates with the highest ranking on the list will be interviewed by a panel of City Officials. As future positions become available, applicants are interviewed from this list based on their ranking for as long as the list is active.

Those candidates selected through the panel interview will continue in the selection process by participating in an additional series of testing which may include but is not limited to background checks, drug screens, medical physical, etc. Once again, each test phase must be passed in order to continue to the next level of the testing process. If any one of the test phases is not passed, the candidate will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process and subsequently removed from the eligibility list.

Internal Applicants (COD Employees Only)

HUMAN RESOURCES/CIVIL SERVICE
155 DEER HILL AVENUE
DANBURY, CONNECTICUT 06810

(203) 797-4598
FAX (203) 796-1611
Promotional Examination Announcement
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF
$103,333 / Annually

Applications will be accepted starting Monday August 7, 2017 no earlier than 8:30 am
Application Deadline is Monday August 28, 2017 no later than 6:00pm

Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at www.danbury-ct.gov. Qualified applicants must submit a completed original application to Human Resources/Civil Service no later than 6:00 pm, Monday August 28, 2017.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
The Civil Service Commission will review all applications received. At the discretion of the Civil Service Commission, the number of applicants admitted to the examination process may be limited to those applicants whose background and experience as stated on the application would indicate skills and qualifications of most immediate benefit to the department and the City of Danbury. The examination for this position will consist of the following part:

PARTS WEIGHT
ORAL EXAM 100%

EXAMINATION PROCESS
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for reviewing applications to determine if they are complete and meet the minimum requirements for the position. Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified in writing of the next steps in the testing process. The testing details are as follows:

Exam Type: Oral Exam (100% of the final score)
Date: Friday October 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Hatter’s Park Community Banquet Hall
7 East Hayestown Road
Danbury, CT 06810

Unless otherwise notified, applicants are not permitted to bring and/or use calculators, electronic devices, books or other reference materials during the examination

It is the applicant’s responsibility to adhere to the City’s testing schedule. Unless otherwise stated, there will be no make-up examination or alternative examination dates.

An applicant who is denied entrance to an examination, or who is notified of a failing grade on the examination, may request a review and/or appeal of their exam. All appeals must be made in writing to the Civil Service Commission office within 10 days of the mailing of the notice of results of the examination. Employees applying for a promotional position are not required to undergo a physical exam.

Note: as per Civil Service rules and regulations, in order to qualify for a promotional exam, candidates must have successfully completed their probationary period. EEO/M-F/D-V

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF
CITY OF DANBURY

GENERAL STATEMENT:

The Deputy Fire Chief shall be directly responsible to the Assistant Chief/Fire Chief. He/she is responsible for the efficient supervision and operation of a platoon and all individuals under his/her control at the scene of an emergency incident, training exercises, inspections, or during routine daily activities. This is a supervisory position that manages individuals on the platoon comprised of Firefighters, Lieutenants, and Captains.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Responds to all alarms and directs emergency operations in the absence of the Fire Chief/Assistant Chief.
 Formulates, administers and manages all records of inspections, drills and training programs with career and volunteer divisions.
 Submits all required reports in a through, concise, and timely manner.
 Investigate and submits reports and recommendation concerning complaints, accidents or matters involving the department or its personnel.
 Presents fire prevention programs.
 Assigns qualified personnel to stations and apparatus.
 Assures the proper performance of duty of all assigned to his/her platoon.
 Reports on all fires, investigations and complaints to the Assistant or Chief promptly.
 Performs related work as directed by the Fire Chief/Assistant Chief.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicant must possess considerable knowledge of State and Local fire safety laws and codes; thorough knowledge of modern firefighting equipment, fire control procedures, fire prevention, building construction and safety practices. Knowledge of training methods and techniques for fire department personnel, good problem solving techniques and personnel management skills. Applicant must have the ability for good written and oral expression. Must be able to direct a number of fire companies with a variety of equipment under emergency conditions involving danger to life and property in an efficient and safe manner. Applicants for Deputy Fire Chief must have certifications for Fire Officer I and II, plus an additional certifications which may be one of the following: CORE, Haz-Mat Tech, ARFF, AEMT, and at least 15 credits towards a fire science, fire technology or fire or public administration degree.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

All applicants for promotion to Deputy Fire Chief must have served a minimum of two (2) active years in the rank of Captain with the career division of the Danbury Fire Department.

(Revised 7/2017)

Danbury Fire Department

2017 Deputy Fire Chief Examination
Reading List

This is the suggested reading list for the Deputy Fire Chief examination. Please note that exam questions will address the full range of the body of knowledge that candidates could reasonably be expected to know, and this list is provided as a study aid and not a limitation of knowledge required.

Fire and Emergency Services Administration, Management and Leadership Practices, Management and Leadership Practices, 2nd Edition, L. Charles Smeby, Jr., Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Application for Promotional Examination