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CITY OF DANBURY
TRAFFIC ENGINEER
SALARY: $99,035 / Annual

The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Traffic Engineer. This is a supervisory experienced level technical engineering position. Responsible for the planning and review of the geometric design of streets and highways, driveway and parking plans for public and private developments, as well as the review of and operation and maintenance of traffic control devices and facilities (traffic signals, pavement markings, signage, etc.) as their uses relate to the safe, convenient and economic transportation of people and goods. Includes other related work as required.

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 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

Participates in the planning and design of facilities and equipment for safe and efficient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Provides information to the general public in person and over the telephone with respect to traffic-related facilities and issues.

Confers with builders, developers, and engineers on plans referred by city agencies and commissions for comment and approval.

Reviews and develops technical traffic engineering reports and parking studies for the Mayor, Common Council, Local Traffic Authority, Planning Commission, Planning Department, Zoning Commission, and other City agencies and commissions. Identifies features that may result in potential traffic operational and safety problems as appropriate recommendations to address the conditions. Determines potential impact of proposed developments and requested zone changes on traffic operations.

Reviews work prepared by other personnel in department (reports, surveys, designs, etc.) With respect to traffic-related issues.

Reviews various legal documents, contracts and agreements.

Reviews vendor, contractor, engineer, etc. invoices, as warranted.

Field inspects various public and private projects.

Attends and represents City at local and out of town meetings as warranted.

Prepares and reviews contracts, plans, specifications and cost estimates for City Projects.

Supervises and reviews work of Traffic Engineering Technicians.

With direction from supervisors, determines priorities in work assignments for Traffic Engineering Technicians.

Serves as City liaison person between City and the State DOT, State Traffic Commission, regional Planning Agency WestCOG, the Federal Highway Administration and other public and private agencies on traffic-related issues.

Coordinates projects with other municipalities, State and Federal agencies as necessary.

Drafts grant applications for State and Federal agencies.

Works with Regional Planning Agency to prioritize City of Danbury projects, State DOT projects or any other projects that serve in the City’s best interest.

Assists with preparations of department operating and capital budgets.

Coordinates planning for and is in charge of selection, installation, operation and maintenance of field traffic control hardware and software.

Coordinates planning for and is in charge of design, installation, operation and maintenance of fiber communication network.

Coordinates planning for and is in charge of design, installation, operation and maintenance of field closed-circuit monitoring devices for traffic operations purposes.

Coordinates planning for and is in charge of design, selection, installation, operation and maintenance of traffic control devices.

Directs design, installation and maintenance of traffic pavement markings.

Maintains and updates traffic engineering operation and maintenance records as well as traffic volume and accident inventories.

Analyzes traffic flow and accident data and makes recommendations for the installation of appropriate control devices or other measures which may reduce frequency and severity of traffic accidents.

Analyzes potentially hazardous locations (sharp curves, steep grades, railroad crossings, etc.) and develops appropriate counter measures.

Performs traffic engineering studies to establish traffic regulations such as fixed or variable speed limits.

Supervises the training of Traffic Engineering Technicians, gives assignments and instructions and assists them when difficult conditions arise, checks their work to see that they observe the desired established procedures, maintain the established standards and achieve the desired objectives.

Supervises overnight work by traffic signal and pavement marking vendors as well as supervise emergency breakdown repairs of traffic control devices, Traffic Control Center operations after office hours.

Serves as a Technical Advisor to the Local Traffic Authority as well as other municipal agencies on traffic matters.

Receives and handles public traffic complaints relative to traffic matters.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Ability to manage and operate a central traffic control center, make adjustments to traffic control devices remotely.

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering.

Knowledge of the procedures involved in applying for and securing transportation funds available through State and Federal programs.

Knowledge of the principles and practices and application of engineering office administration and record-keeping, preferably municipal engineering.

Computer literacy required.

Thorough knowledge of operation and maintenance of traffic control devices.

Abilities to analyze and interpret traffic data, prepare design plans and make recommendations.

Ability to coordinate with other city departments on issues related to traffic engineering.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, associates, subordinate staff, the general public and private agencies.

Ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in written reports.

Ability to direct and supervise subordinate traffic engineering personnel as well as City consultants and contractors.

Ability to provide bookkeeping skills as warranted to track project costs and schedule.

Ability to perform site inspections.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

Seven (7) or more years of working experience in Traffic or Transportation Engineering with at least three years of supervisory or administrative experience in the field of traffic engineering.

Must hold a professional engineering license to practice in the State of Connecticut.

EDUCATION:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering or Traffic Engineering.

A Master of Science Degree in Transportation engineering or Civil Engineering may be substituted for two years of work experience.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the supervision of the Assistant City Engineer and Public Works Director/City Engineer.

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.danbury-ct.gov. Applicants must submit four (4) completed applications, which include a valid email address, to the Human Resources department no later than 6:00 pm, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. EEO/M/F/D/V

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 [email protected] 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 via USPS 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 via USPS.

4. Testing

Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified via USPS 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 the test phase listed below, the applicant will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process.

The Oral Examination (100% of the final score)

Test Date: To Be Determined
Location: Human Resources/ Civl Service Office
Danbury City Hall
155 Deer Hill Avenue
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 Traffic Engineer Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the oral exam according to the percentage as indicated above plus any additional applicable residency and 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.

We recommend that you EMAIL your application to [email protected] If you drop off the application at City Hall, please contact us at 203-731-9086 so we know the application has been delivered.

Application

ASSISTANT BUILDING INSPECTOR
$30.75 – $32.37 / per hour
Full Time: 37.5 Hours per Week

Please carefully read this entire important announcement for specific Application Submission instructions

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.

Statement of Duties: The Assistant Building Inspector is responsible for inspecting building construction projects to determine compliance with State Building Code as adopted under the Connecticut General Statutes. The position provides support and assistance to the public regarding the building permitting process. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

Essential Functions:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Enforces State of Connecticut building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes.

Reviews all plans for construction work for compliance with the State Building Code prior to the issuance of a building permit; issues permits and inspects building service equipment, mechanical, gas, electrical, plumbing, signs and related work; issues notices of violation and enforces appropriate remedial action or condemnation as appropriate.

Responds to complaints and inspects safety conditions of existing buildings in accordance with the State Building Code.

Assists applicants via the telephone, email, or in person with the building permit application process as well as review of construction plans.

Maintains accurate records of certificates of inspection, daily inspection log, and on-site permit records.

Provides input and analysis for meetings, hearings, court cases and appeal board hearings to defend the City’s actions against code violations.

Consults with and advises other City departments, building, zoning and planning boards to assure effective, efficient, responsive and knowledgeable procedures and processes relative to construction, renovation, demolition, etc. in the City of Danbury; responds to man-made or natural emergencies or unsafe conditions such as fires, floods, tree, or car strikes to evaluate the structure(s).
Assists customers at the counter and answers phone calls while in the office; answers complex inquiries and provides information to the general public regarding building codes and regulations.

Attends training seminars or educational classes to keep abreast of changes to the State Building Code and to maintain required educational credits in accordance with State Statutes.

Prepares written reports as required.

Supervision Required: The employee under the general supervision of the Building Official the employee is familiar with the work routine and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently with specific instruction. The supervisor provides additional, specific instruction for new, difficult or unusual assignments, including suggested work methods. The employee is expected to recognize instances which are out of the ordinary and which do not fall within existing instructions; the employee is then expected to seek advice and further instructions. Reviews and checks of the employee’s work are applied to an extent sufficient to keep the supervisor aware of progress, and to insure that completed work and methods used are technically accurate and that instructions are being followed.

Supervisory Responsibility: Employee is not responsible for the regular supervision of any employees.

Confidentiality: The employee has regular access to confidential information of the department including but not limited to law suits, criminal investigations and department/client records.

Accountability: Consequences of errors or poor judgment may include missed deadlines, legal repercussions, personal injury, danger to public health/safety, and/or adverse public relations.

Judgment: Numerous standardized practices, procedures, or general instructions govern the work and in some cases, may require additional interpretation. Judgment is needed to locate, select and apply the most pertinent practice, procedure, regulation or guideline.

Complexity: The work consists of a variety of duties which generally follow standardized practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines. The sequence of work and/or the procedures followed vary according to the nature of the transaction and/or the information involved, or sought, in a particular situation.

Work Environment: The nature of duties may involve continuous presence of unpleasant or irritating elements, such as work outdoors where the employee is exposed to considerable noise, odors, chemical fumes, traffic, electricity, equipment/machinery, dust, smoke, heat, cold, bio hazards, oil, dirt or grease when conducting field inspections. Work is continually performed outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. The employee is required to work beyond normal business hours in order to respond to natural or man-made emergency situations.

Nature and Purpose of Relationships: This position is constantly in contact with co-workers, the public and with groups and/or individuals who have conflicting opinions or objectives, diverse points of view or differences where skillful negotiating and achieving compromise is required to secure support, concurrence, acceptance or compliance. The position may also experience one-on-one contacts with a person who may be under severe stress, where inspiring a high degree of confidence may be required to obtain the desired effect. The employee may represent to the public the Building Department on matters of procedures or policy where perceptiveness is required to analyze circumstances in order to act appropriately.

Occupational Risk: Duties regularly present potential occupational risks to the employee in the event that precautions are not undertaken with great care. Examples of personal injury include but are not limited to bruises from falls, cuts or burns, or muscular strains from lifting, pushing, or carrying department equipment or work materials and exposure to bio hazards. Special safety precautions, training, or protective clothing such as gowns, coats, gloves, glasses, hard hats or boots may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Must have an Associate’s Degree or journeyman’s level of knowledge in the building construction or related trade field and three to five (3-5) years of prior construction trade or construction management experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job in the sole determination of the City.

Special Requirements: A candidate for this position is required to have a valid Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and possess CT Building Official or Assistant Building Official License.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required:

Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of standard building and construction practices and materials; thorough knowledge of the State building code and local by-laws and building regulations pertaining to the issuance of a building permit. Knowledge and proficiency in the various construction trades. Knowledge of office software (word processing, spread sheet applications) and the Internet/e-mail in support of department operations

Abilities: Ability to interact effectively and appropriately with the public and other personnel, perform multiple tasks, read and interpret construction plans and blueprints, deal with disgruntled members of the public. Must be able to access the Internet in order to obtain information in support of department operations. Ability to make detailed observations, record information, and to interpret and enforce rules, regulations, or laws in a consistent and impartial manner.

Skills: Proficient customer service skills; proficient written and oral communication skills.

Physical and Mental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.

Physical Skills: Work requires some agility and physical strength, such as moving in or about construction sites or over rough terrain, or standing or walking most of the work period. Occasionally, work may require lifting heavy objects and carrying them. There may be a need for the employee to be able to stretch or reach in order to retrieve materials or department equipment.

Motor Skills: Duties may involve assignments requiring application of hand and eye coordination with finger dexterity and motor coordination in order to sort of papers, keyboarding, or operating a motor vehicle.

Visual Skills: Position requires the employee to constantly read documents, blueprints computer screens for understanding and analytical purposes; employee must be able to routinely determine color differences.

If you do not meet the above minimum requirements your application will not be accepted by the Civil Service Commission.

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.

1. Application Submission:

Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at [email protected] Qualified applicants must submit a completed original application with three copies (total of 4 copies) to Human Resources no later than 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020. EEO/M/F/D/V

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 [email protected] if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.

2. 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.

3. 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. Dates, times and location of testing may be subject to change.

The Oral Examination (100% of the final score)

Test Date: To Be Determined
Location: Human Resources/Civil Service Department
155 Deer Hill Avenue
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).

An applicant must pass the above test(s) in order to continue in the testing and hiring process.

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.

4. The Eligibility List

A passing average score of “70%” on the above test will place an applicant on the Assistant Building Inspector Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the written exam plus any additional applicable residency and/or 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.

5. 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.

We recommend that you EMAIL your application to [email protected] If you drop off the application at City Hall, please contact us at 203-731-9086 so we know the application has been delivered.

Application

MAINTENANCE MECHANIC III – HVAC
$31.33/per hour
Full Time: 40 hours per week

Please carefully read this entire important announcement for specific Application Submission instructions

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 highly skilled and semi-skilled trades and supervisory work in the maintenance, repair and alteration of buildings, utilities and equipment. Employees in this classification are experts in their field and perform minor supervisory, as well as skilled trades work in other fields. Work includes, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, electronics, electricity, painting, plumbing, lubrication, mechanical, building construction and renovations. Work assignments are general in nature and are performed under limited supervision. Maintenance Mechanic III usually works alone and may provide minor supervision for one to three employees within this class or related classes on specific assignments that require assistance. This Maintenance Mechanic III will hold a valid, current State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection license in the Heating, Ventilating or Air Conditioning trade.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs facility maintenance and alteration work including, but not limited to: HVAC installations, repairs and maintenance, repairing control systems, heating and/or air conditioning repairs, repairing burners, steam fitting, brazing, rebuilding pumps and valves, and related work at an expert level.
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on heating, ventilating and cooling systems, pneumatic and/or digital controls systems and mechanical machinery.
Interprets oral and written instructions specifications, diagrams, codes and manufactures literature.
Inspects equipment and machinery to determine proper functioning.
Must be able to work on ladders, scaffolding, elevated platforms or buckets, catwalks, crawl spaces, tunnels, ledges and roofs.
Moves equipment and installs equipment in new location that may require the installation of service lines.
Assists in operating and maintaining a computer based planned preventative maintenance program for building equipment, and maintenance and repairs scheduling, under the general supervision of the Superintendent or Foreman.
Lubricates equipment and checks for malfunction.
Performs snow removal operations as directed by the Superintendent or Foreman.
Assists in the preparation of labor and material estimates.
Maintains general maintenance and repair records.
Performs related work as required.
Performs other duties as required in an emergency or as assigned by the Superintendent or, Foreman.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:
Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools and materials of the heating, ventilating and air conditioning, controls, and mechanical repair trade. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the HVAC trade including city and state codes; some knowledge of the practices, methods, tools and materials of the carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and masonry trades. Ability to work from sketches, blue prints, Architectural or Engineering plans. Understand and effectively follow oral and written instructions. Demonstrate skill in the use of tools, materials and equipment common to the HVAC trade. Ability to effectively and efficiently direct the activities of other employees within the class or related classes. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and written.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduate, technical / trade school diploma or equivalent educational training. Two or more years’ experience in HVAC construction and/or maintenance field is the minimum requirement.
Shall possess and maintain: 1) a valid driver’s license to operate motor vehicles in the State of Connecticut. 2) State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection valid professional trades license: {Heating & Cooling S1, S2, or Cooling D1, D2.}. Certification of OSHA 40 hour training (HAZWOPR) preferred but not required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Receives work assignments from the Superintendent, or Foreman.

Maintenance Mechanics in this class are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies as needed.

If you do not meet the above minimum requirements your application will not be accepted by the Civil Service Commission.

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.

1. Application Submission:

Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at [email protected] Qualified applicants must submit a completed original application with three copies (total of 4 copies) to Human Resources no later than 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020. EEO/M/F/D/V

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 [email protected] if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.

2. 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.

3. 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. Dates, times and location of testing may be subject to change.

Examination: The Oral Examination (100% of the final score)
Test Date: To Be Determined
Location: Human Resources / Civil Service Office
155 Deer Hill Avenue
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.

4. The Eligibility List

A passing average score of “70%” or above on this test will place an applicant on the Maintenance Mechanic III – HVAC Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the practical exam 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.

5. 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.

We recommend that you EMAIL your application to [email protected] If you drop off the application at City Hall, please contact us at 203-731-9086 so we know the application has been delivered.

Application

CITY OF DANBURY
PIPE INSTALLER I
SALARY: $29.36/hour

The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Pipe Installer I to perform skilled duties in the installation and maintenance of the water distribution system and the sewer collection system in the City of Danbury.

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.

1. Job Description – Pipe Installer I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

This is skilled work in the installation and maintenance of the water distribution system and sewer collection system. Employees in this classification perform a variety of duties involving physical exertion and skilled use of construction tools and equipment. Occasional supervision of others, performing related work. Work is normally performed under limited supervision in all weather conditions and hours.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists in the following Installation and maintenance of the water distribution and sewer collection system - digs trenches, lays pipe, makes joints, opens and closes water valves and manholes, repairs fire hydrants.
Operates automotive equipment including but not limited to light trucks, backhoes, dump trucks, fork lifts, sewer trucks and crane trucks.
Performs masonry work in constructing connections and inverts.
Performs roadway repairs as required.
Occasionally handles complaints and assigns work to others.
Operates pipe locating equipment for tracing line breaks, performs related work as required.
Responds to emergencies and communicates with the public as needed.
Inspects workmanship of water and sewer projects prior to City acceptance.
Operates sewer cleaning and videotaping equipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the tools and methods used in road construction, pipe installation and related work. Ability to operate medium to heavy automotive equipment, machinery, and tools. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to read and understand construction drawings. Skill in the use of special hand tools and instruments. Ability to recognize potential safety hazards and utilize appropriate safety instruments and equipment to mitigate the hazard. Must have sufficient physical strength and agility to perform heavy manual labor under hazardous and adverse conditions.

Experience & Training:
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and 2+ years experience in public works types of activities, utility construction, industrial mechanic or related work. (5+ years of stated experience will be considered in lieu of High School diploma/GED)
Preferred Class II Commercial Drivers License to operate automotive equipment & commercial trucks within the State of Connecticut. Must obtain Class II Commercial Driver’s License within one (1) year of employment

Supervision Received:
Work may be performed under limited supervision. Employees may perform their duties with others or alone.

If you do not meet the above minimum requirements, your application will not be accepted by the Civil Service Commission.

2. Application Submission:

Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at [email protected] Qualified applicants must submit a completed original application with three copies (total of 4 copies) to Human Resources no later than 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020. EEO/M/F/D/V

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 [email protected] 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 the test phase listed below, the applicant will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process.

The Practical Examination (100% of the final score)

Test Date: To Be Determined
Location: Public Works Complex
Public Utilities Building 3
53 Newtown 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 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 Pipe Installer I Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the practical exam plus any additional applicable residency and/or 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.

We recommend that you EMAIL your application to [email protected] If you drop off the application at City Hall, please contact us at 203-731-9086 so we know the application has been delivered.

Application

OPERATOR/REPAIRPERSON
SALARY: $30.42 /per Hour

The City of Danbury is currently seeking an Operator Repairman. This is a technical position in the Public Utilities Department, responsible for preventive maintenance and repairs on mechanical and electromechanical machinery in use at the water treatment and landfill facilities, pump lift stations, water storage facilities, reservoirs and well fields.

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:
Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on mechanical and electromechanical machinery in use at the water treatment and landfill facilities, pump lift stations, water storage facilities, reservoirs and well fields.
Inspects, repairs and maintains mechanical, electrical, and electronic operating and control systems, equipment, fixtures, including heating systems, cooling systems, and methane gas collection and treatment system at landfill.
Operates, maintains and repairs emergency generators electrically and mechanically, maintains and adjusts chemical feed system at water treatment plants and landfill gas collection and treatment system.
Operates water treatment plants and satellite water systems.
Exercises independent judgment in solving normal work problems under supervision of the Chief Operator or his designee.
Lubricates equipment and checks for malfunction.
Rebuilds and replaces pumps and valves.
Performs other plumbing and pipefitting tasks as required.
Inspects, maintains and repairs wiring and lighting systems, electrical control equipment, motor control centers, meters, outlets, and panels.
Installs new plumbing, electrical, mechanical and chemical feed equipment and fixtures as necessary.
Interprets oral and written instructions specifications, wiring diagrams, codes, and manufacturer’s literature.
Assists in establishing and operating a scheduled maintenance program for equipment under general supervision of the Chief Operator.
Prepares labor and material estimates.
Maintains maintenance records.
Performs duties of mechanic and plumber/pipe fitter.
Performs general maintenance and repair tasks on buildings, structures and grounds.
Maintains emergency generators.
Assists in the operation of landfill gas collection and treatment system under direction of Maintenance Foreman I or Chief Operator.
Balances pumping equipment and regulating valves for proper operations in the distribution system.
Troubleshoots and repairs portable and stationary equipment and controls.
Uses computer based maintenance scheduling and operating systems.
Manages chemical inventories and deliveries.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Operator and Superintendent of Public Utilities.

Minimum Requirements and Responsibilities:
Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:
Knowledge of the materials, tools and methods used in mechanical, electrical, pipe installation and related work; thorough knowledge of accepted safety practices; ability to inspect machinery, and other mechanical equipment in operation and to detect flaws and defects while in operation; ability to operate automotive equipment, machinery and various hand tools; ability to maintain proper records of maintenance programs; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, subordinates and the public; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.

Experience and Training:
High school graduate or equivalent educational training and five (5) or more years of experience in electrical, plumbing and maintenance fields required. Must possess and maintain a valid license to operate motor vehicles in the State of CT. License as an electrician, plumber or similar field preferred but not required. Certification of OSHA 40 hour training (HAZ WOPR) also preferred but not required.

Must obtain certification from CT Department of Public Health as follows: a Class I Water Treatment Plant Operator within two (2) years from hire date; A Class II Operator within three (3) years from hire date; A Class III within four (4) years from hire date; and a Class IV within five (5) years from hire date. Must also obtain Certification from Connecticut Department of Public Health as a Class III Water Distribution System Operator within five (5) years from date of hire.

The Public Utilities Department’s facilities operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Operator/Repairperson will be on call 24 hours a day when assigned.

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 [email protected] Qualified applicants must submit a completed original application with three copies (total of 4 copies) to Human Resources no later than 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 30, 2020. EEO/M/F/D/V

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 [email protected] 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 with a “70%” 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 the test phase listed below, the applicant will be immediately eliminated from consideration for this hiring process.

The Practical Examination (100% of the final score)

Test Date: To Be Determined

Location: Public Works Complex
Public Utilities Building 3
53 Newtown 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 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 on the above test will place an applicant on the Operator Repairperson Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the averaged score on the written and oral exams 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.

We recommend that you EMAIL your application to [email protected] If you drop off the application at City Hall, please contact us at 203-731-9086 so we know the application has been delivered.

Application

Part-Time

PART-TIME LIBRARIAN

Salary: $23.83 per hour, part-time

The Danbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology-savvy, part-time Librarian. This person will be responsible for being the program assistant for adult programs, as well as providing reference desk services. 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, and copiers; 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 are 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.

We recommend that you EMAIL your application to [email protected] If you drop off the application at City Hall, please contact us at 203-731-9086 so we know the application has been delivered.

Application

SHELTER STAFF PERSON
Salary: $18.00 per hour

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The shelter staff person is the representative of the City of Danbury in the operation of the City’s homeless shelter. There are three (3) shifts available for staffing. Keep the clients interest in mind while protecting the interests of the City by protecting the facility within the established policies and procedures.

Job Summary:
Maintain a safe, supportive environment within the shelter.
Monitor facility to maintain safety of clients and shelter space.
Responsible for enforcing policies, rules and regulations. Security checks of the facility during his/her shift.
Maintenance of required records including nightly register and master client log.
Able to read, understand, explain and enforce the policies set forth for the fair operation of the facility.
Able to work with and assist the needs of target population.
Keep shelter clean, restock supplies, and complete shelter laundry.
Communicate observations and interactions with clients to Shelter case manager and shelter management through documentation in daily log.
Set up meals, following all food safety guidelines.
Prepare rooms for clients.
Facilitates sleeping arrangements and storage of personal items.
Monitors and maintains shower and laundry schedules.
Maintains order and assists in keeping all assigned areas clean and free of spills, trash and safety hazards.
Assess individuals and situations for the purpose of protecting City property.
Work and cooperate with other staff, Police, Fire, Health and Welfare personnel.
Treat clients in a culturally sensitive manner.
Firmly, objectively and consistently enforce discipline.
Assess situations or persons that could prove to be volatile and know how to relate to persons to diffuse situations and be able to assess when additional assistance is needed.

Experience and Training: High School Diploma / G.E.D. and some relevant job experience.

Supervision Received: Works under the supervision of the Director of Health & Human Services or his/her designee who reviews work for effectiveness and conformance with policies.
Applications available at www.danbury-ct.gov. The application must be completed in its entirety and submitted via email. Please contact the Human Resources/Civil Service Department at (203) 797-4598 or [email protected] if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.
Omissions, false, misleading or inaccurate information will result in rejection of the application. This position will remain open until filled.
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. EEO/M-F/D/V

We recommend that you EMAIL your application to [email protected] If you drop off the application at City Hall, please contact us at 203-731-9086 so we know the application has been delivered.

Application