CITY OF DANBURY
Laborer II / Mason
The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Mason. This is semi-skilled manual work on construction and maintenance activities. Employees in this classification perform one or a variety of duties involving physical exertion and requiring some manipulative ability in the use of hand tools or equipment.
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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 semi-skilled manual work on construction and maintenance activities. Employees in this classification perform one or a variety of duties involving physical exertion and requiring some manipulative ability in the use of hand tools or equipment. They do more difficult and responsible work than Laborers I and are required to use greater care and greater independent judgment in typical work situations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs all masonry work as required in all work situations on construction and maintenance activities.
Construction and maintenance work on roads, sewers, catch basins and related City property.
Constructs or repair catch basins, concrete or stone headwalls, sidewalks, curb, mix cement, lay tile, block, brick and installs and connects drain piping.
Rakes and levels materials on roadways with black top crews.
Chops ice, shovels snow and works as plow driver.
Operates compressor, drives automotive equipment such as pick-up truck and dump truck, hauling materials and equipment.
Performs laboring work and other related work as required.
May be required to provide on-the-job supervision of others doing related work.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of the tools and methods used in masonry skills. Knowledge of the tools and methods used in road construction, pipe installation and related work. Ability to operate light to heavy automotive equipment, machinery, and hand tools. Ability and manual dexterity to provide mason services, such as building catch basins, manholes, pouring concrete sidewalks and floors, along with ability to follow oral and written instructions. Skill in the operation of hand tools. Sufficient physical strength and agility to do heavy manual labor under adverse weather conditions. Proof of certifications in OSHA training as related to the hazards associated with this job description is preferred.
Education and Experience: Must have a High School diploma, or equivalent and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in masonry, including the operation of equipment; 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.
Experience and Training:
Six months to one year experience in public works activities, construction or mason related work. Ability to obtain a Connecticut CDL license within six months of hire to operate automotive equipment.
2. Application Submission:
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 with three copies and a $10 fee* to Human Resources Department no later than 6:00 pm, Tuesday October 9, 2018 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 a 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 email@example.com 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.
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: To Be Determined
(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 Mason 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.Application