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TAX ASSESSOR
SALARY: $120,000 - $125,000/Annual

The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Tax Assessor. This person in this position will perform a variety of professional, technical, supervisory and administrative work in performing assessment duties imposed by State and local law. Responsible for assessing valuation of real, personal and motor vehicle property for the preparation of the annual Grand List.

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 a variety of professional, technical, supervisory and administrative work in performing assessment duties imposed by State and local law. Responsible for assessing valuation of real, personal and motor vehicle property for the preparation of the annual Grand List.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plans, directs and supervises the operations and staff of the department and administers/evaluates assessment activities.
Exercises all authority provided to, and meets all responsibilities imposed upon, municipal Assessors by local and State law.
Develops policies and procedures for the operation of the Office of the Assessor as necessary to ensure efficiency and implements directives of the City’s Director of Finance.
Coordinates and ensures the discovery, listing and valuation of all real, personal and motor vehicle property within the City of Danbury in a uniform and equitable manner in accordance and compliance with local and State laws and regulations; applies exemptions as permitted by State law.
Testifies at State Tax Court hearing to present data documenting and substantiating appraisal and assessment calculations.
Develops and maintains systems, records and documents that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of assessment activities and operations.
Coordinate the activities of the Board of Assessment Appeals explaining how assessments are calculated: providing administrative support for the Board of Assessment Appeals using Microsoft Office to notify appellants of hearing appointments and results and to track assessment adjustments.
Develops and maintains current inventory of all property, including changes in ownership, new construction, alterations/improvements, subdivisions and property splits in related computer programs and property maps.
Researches and responds to government official, taxpayer and public inquiries and complaints.
Reviews exemptions for compliance with state statues: responsible for the administration of Town and State Elderly Tax Relief Programs; files reports on elderly, veterans, and all other reports as required by the State Office of Policy and Management, Town Ordinance, or Director of Finance.
Directs and coordinates the provision of information with respect to assessment appeals; assists the City of Danbury in proceedings related to protested assessments.
Directs and coordinates the calculation of the annual Grand List.
Reconcile the Tax Collector’s rate book with the Grand List prior to sending out tax bills.
Coordinates bidding and contracting for vendors of the City of Danbury-wide revaluation services, supervises Revaluation Company.
Prepares and presents a proposed annual budget for the Office of the Assessor and the performance measures of assessment functions; directs the implementation of the adopted budget.
Directs and supervises the selection, training, assignment, evaluation and discipline of Assistant Assessors and other employees within the Office of the Assessor; administers personnel rules, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements for the Office of Assessor.
Assigns, evaluates and trains department personnel in property assessment procedures; Coordinates, assigns and oversees workload for assigned staff.
Prepares, submits and presents narrative and statistical reports as required by local or State law or requested by Mayor and/or Director of Finance; attends meetings of the Board of Assessment and Appeals, City Council, Department of Finance Department Head Staff, and Mayor’s Cabinet.
Maintains positive working relationships with government officials, community groups, taxpayers and the public regarding assessment activities; promptly and cordially responds to inquiries and requests for information.
Attends training, seminars and conferences, and participates in professional assessment activities, to become and remain current on developments in relevant fields. Obtains additional training and education in Appraisal and Assessment Laws and techniques.
Identifies and pursues funding and other resources; directs, reviews, drafts as necessary, and approves grant proposal packages; assists in the preparation, review and administration of vendor contracts and agreements.
Confers with Town Officials and staff, property owners, and the public regarding assessment information.
Reviews and recommends need for, and assist in selection of, private appraisal services.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Must be a graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Real Estate, Finance or a related field.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible appraisal and municipal experience or equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience to perform the essential functions of the job in sole determination of the City.
Must have a minimum of four (4) years of recent supervisory experience.
Completion of at least one (1) class from the CCMA program or Assessor certification from another state with the ability to become CCMA certified within 3-5 years. Must maintain enrollment in the CCMA program until successfully receiving certification.
Must possess a valid, active Motor Vehicle Operator’s license

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal property assessment.
Knowledge of State laws, regulations and local ordinances governing municipal property assessment and exemptions.
Knowledge of economic and real estate trends.
Knowledge of the local area and its properties.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
Knowledge of real estate valuation and appraisal techniques.
Skill in financial and human capital management.
Skill in the use of computers, including MS Office, Google Apps, Etc.
Demonstrate computer and data processing skills through working knowledge of the following software: Vision Government Solutions CAMA (Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal), Quality Data Services (QDS) Assessment Administration, Geographical Information Systems, (GIS) and familiarity with NewWorld (Tyler) Financial Systems.
Ability to plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate work of departmental programs and employees.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other departments and employees, local and State government officials, real estate professionals, taxpayers and the general public.
Ability to compose clear and correct written correspondence and reports; ability to effectively present information verbally and respond to questions from groups of managers, vendors, taxpayers, and the general public.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations.

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.

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, Thursday, October 10, 2019. 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 via email 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 email.

4. Testing

Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified via email 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 Oral Examination (100% of the final score)

Test Date: To Be Determined (by appointment)

Location: Human Resources/Civil Service Office
Conference Room 3B
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 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” or above on the test will place an applicant on the Tax Assessor Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the averaged score on the examination 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

ASSISTANT ASSESSOR
SALARY: $35.47 – 37.34 /Hourly

The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Tax Assessor. This person in this position will perform a variety of professional, technical, supervisory and administrative work in performing assessment duties imposed by State and local law. Responsible for assessing valuation of real, personal and motor vehicle property for the preparation of the annual Grand List.

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 position is responsible for identifying and listing property in Danbury for the purpose of taxation and this also assists in the performance of administrative duties of the department. Employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Identifies, inspects, and measures real property, and updates field cards accordingly.

Verifies data and records, and creates a record of each property using automated programs; prepares reports as required.

Assist in day to day supervision of the office as necessary.

Attends training programs sponsored by professional organizations.

Responsible for the prorating of new construction, Real Estate Certificates of correction, reviewing field work and applying and approving new property assessments.

Provides assistance on an as needed basis to provide customer service, answer telephones, or perform clerical work.

Responsible for determining and recommending the annual evaluation of personal property as well as the maintenance of detailed records; conducts on-site inspections and discovery of new accounts as necessary.

Assists the Assessor in the establishment of the annual Grand List.

Acts as Assessor during his/her temporary periods of absence.

Reviews and determines the accuracy of the list of motor vehicle registrations assigned to the City of Danbury in order to determine the valuation of motor vehicles in accordance with State regulations as of October 1st each year; conducts necessary research in order to determine the location of motor vehicles and when necessary their pro-rated value.

Assists the assessor in the preparation of specifications and quality control for periodic revaluations. Also assists with the review of computer assisted mass appraisals in order to insure accuracy and conformance with state regulations and town standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Must have an Associate’s Degree in Finance, Business, Accounting or a related field and three to five (3-5) years of prior experience in property evaluation or related field 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. Must have 3+ years recent supervisory experience.

Special Requirements
Must have a valid Class II Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. State certification as a Municipal Assessor (CCMA) within 3-5 years of appointment preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge: Knowledge of State statutes relative to real and personal property assessments and valuation, real estate, and common policies, practices, and procedures of the department, recordkeeping and administration, and automated procedures.

Strong knowledge of computerized mass appraisal systems; thorough knowledge of data processing techniques and applications in valuation and assessment administration.

Abilities: Ability to interact effectively and appropriately with the public and other personnel, maintain accurate and detailed records, perform work under stressful situations, perform multiple tasks. Ability to access the internet to obtain information in support of department operations.

Ability to obtain and analyze data affecting property value, and to make impartial consistent estimates based on such data.

Skills: Attention to details, organization, property assessment, public relations; proficient written and oral communication skills; proficient business mathematical skills.

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.

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, Thursday October 10, 2019. 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 email 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 email.

4. Testing
Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified via email 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 Oral Examination (100% of the final score)

Test Date: To Be Determined (by appointment)

Location: Human Resources/Civil Service Office
Conference Room 3B
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 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” or above on the test will place an applicant on the Assistant Assessor Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the averaged score on the examination 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

SENIOR FIELD PERSON
(Assessor’s Office)
SALARY: $27.20 – 28.63/Hourly

The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Senior Field Person in the Assessor’s Office. The person in this position is responsible for the collection of data of all building permits for new construction as well as additions or changes to parcels of land that may affect the tax assessment of real and personal property 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.

General Statement of Duties

This position is responsible for the collection of data of all building permits for new construction as well as additions or changes to parcels of land that may affect the tax assessment of real and personal property in the City of Danbury.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts site evaluation inspections to collect necessary data for establishing and updating appraisals of residential real estate and business properties; takes measurements and photographs, verifies data and records, and creates a record of each property using automated programs, and prepares reports as required.

Gathers all characteristics of the property as required by the Board of Assessors valuation model; verifies property ownership, parcel identification, land area, deed reference and valuation with banks, mortgage companies, real estate brokers/appraisers, owners and the general public.

Reviews new building materials as they pertain to building permits issued by the Building Department.

Evaluates information gathered to determine a true market value for each real estate property reviewed.

Reviews real estate properties as they are sold on the real estate market; reviews all components on the property card as vacant and improved to insure fair market value.

Maintains and updates records, database, and files of information for the department.

Assists the public by responding to questions about their assessments and reviews property record cards with property owners to clarify or update data.

Attends training courses and seminars in order to maintain knowledge of assessing rules, regulations and techniques.

Performs a range of office support duties including but not limited to the filing of papers, answering telephones and filling out elderly abatement forms etc.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience
Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent and one to three (1-3) years in real estate, assessment or related field; 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 Valid Class II Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills Required

Knowledge: General knowledge of State laws relating to real estate assessment, abatement and excise tax state laws, policies, practices, and procedures of the department, recordkeeping and administration, and automated procedures. Familiarity with real estate styles, materials, and methods of building construction.

Abilities: Ability to interact effectively and appropriately with the public and other personnel, maintain accurate and detailed records, perform work under time sensitive deadlines and to perform multiple tasks. Ability to access the internet to obtain information in support of department operations. Ability to use custom tax assessment software as well as other office software applications. Ability to effectively schedule duties and prioritize work in order to complete required tasks in a timely and organized manner. Ability to read and interpret blueprints.

Skills: Attention to details, organization, property assessment, public relations, and written and oral communication skills. Aptitude for working with numbers and details. Excellent customer service skills.

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.

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, Thursday October 10, 2019. 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 email 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 email.

4. Testing
Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified via email 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 Oral Examination (100% of the final score)

Test Date: To Be Determined (by appointment)

Location: Human Resources/Civil Service Office
Conference Room 3B
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 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” or above on the test will place an applicant on the Senior Field Person Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the averaged score on the examination 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

CITY OF DANBURY
MECHANIC
Salary: $ 30.79 – $32.29

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
This is skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive, construction, maintenance and related equipment. Employees in this classification perform skilled work in the repair of trucks, tractors, graders, bulldozers, sweepers, draglines, and a wide variety of other maintenance and construction equipment. Employees work both gasoline and diesel fueled equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Repairs and overhauls trucks, tractors, bulldozers, sanders, sweepers, draglines, graders, and other equipment.
Rebuilds motors; tunes motors through the use of various testing equipment; grinds valves; replaces rings; repairs fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems; rebuilds and repairs clutch, rear end, brake and transmission assemblies.
Performs oxygen-acetylene and electric welding.
Performs emergency road service on equipment outside of garage.
Performs minor body repairs and painting.
Operates various types of automotive equipment in emergencies.
May perform similar work for other departments. Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices of the automotive mechanics trade. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Skill in the use of oxygen-acetylene and electric welding equipment. Knowledge of principles of operation of gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engines. Knowledge of automotive electrical systems, including special equipment. Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions, and to follow automotive diagrams. Skill in the use of the tools, machines, and testing instruments of the trade. Ability to work long hours, occasionally under emergency and adverse weather conditions.

Experience and Training:
Four (4) years of high school or technical school or equivalent training desired. Three (3) to five (5) years experience as a mechanic, two of which have been on diesel engine or diesel related work. Possession of a Class II Commercial Driver’s license.

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. Qualified applicants must submit four (4) completed applications which include a valid email address, a copy of your CDL license and a $10 fee* to Human Resources no later than 6:00 pm, Monday, October 7, 2019 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 protected] if you need assistance or if you have any general questions.

3. Application Review

URGENT NOTE: All correspondence and information regarding the application and testing process will occur through email from [email protected] Please be sure to check your email on a regular basis to ensure receipt of crucial information.

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 email 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 email.

Application

CITY OF DANBURY
TRUCK DRIVER
SALARY: $26.40 – 27.90 /hour

The City of Danbury is currently seeking a Truck Driver to perform skilled duties in the operation of medium to heavy trucks carrying materials; plowing and sanding City streets. Responsible for doing prescribed work safely and effectively without damage to equipment. May operate other automotive equipment occasionally and perform laboring tasks of a lower classification. Work assignments are received daily and work is checked during the progress or upon completion depending upon the nature of duties being performed.

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 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Skilled work in the operation of medium to heavy trucks carrying materials; plowing and sanding City streets. Responsible for doing prescribed work safely and effectively without damage to equipment. May operate other automotive equipment occasionally and perform laboring tasks of a lower classification. Work assignments are received daily and work is checked during the progress or upon completion depending upon the nature of duties being performed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plows and sands streets in assigned area.
Stockpiles and hauls materials to various jobs.
Hauls black-top to repair crews.
Performs various laboring tasks as assigned when not operating equipment.
May be required to supervise others doing related work.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of the traffic and safety rules and regulations and of the precautions to be taken to avoid accidents; considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of operating a truck with plowing and sanding attachments. Knowledge of the roads and streets of the city. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to physically withstand operation of equipment over rough terrain, under adverse weather conditions and during long hours; skill in the use of assigned equipment. Sufficient physical strength and agility to do heavy manual labor under adverse weather conditions.

Education:
High School Diploma/GED or equivalent educational training. Must read, write and speak English fluently.

Experience and Training:
A minimum of 4 years’ experience including the operation of automotive equipment. Possession of a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) is required with tanker and airbrake endorsements.

Must have skills in driving a 6 wheel dump truck (42,000 lbs) with plow.

Supervision Received:
Work is performed under the direct supervision of a foreman who assigns work and review performance. May receive instructions from an employee in a higher job classification.

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, a copy of your CDL license and a $10 fee* to the Human Resources department no later than 6:00 pm, Monday, October 7, 2019. 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 benefits 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 the 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

URGENT NOTE: All correspondence and information regarding the application and testing process will occur through email from [email protected] Please be sure to check your email on a regular basis to ensure receipt of crucial information.

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 email 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 email.

4. Testing

Once an application is accepted by the Civil Service Commission, the applicant will be notified via email 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
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 Truck Driver Eligibility List in rank order. The rank on this list is established according to the score on the practical exam according to the percentage 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

Part-Time

Program Set Up Assistant (Part-time)
Elmwood Hall – Danbury Senior Center
Department of Elderly Services

Assists with all aspects of the set-up of programs for the Elmwood Hall Senior Center. Some
duties will include:

 Open senior center and prepare for all daily activities including setting up chairs, tables,
a/v equipment, make coffee, prepare refreshments, etc.

 Water all plants/gardens.

 Keep track of all kitchen/program supplies and prepare purchase requisitions.

 Keep all condiments stocked.

 Assist with receiving various weekly food donations to Prime Timers, Inc: Friends of
Danbury Seniors for use at Elmwood Hall.

 Assist with preparation and execution of all parties, special events and fund raisers.

 Work “the floor” and be available to assist seniors with their needs regarding programs.

 Close senior center and break down from all daily activities including chairs, tables, a/v
equipment, etc.

 Maintain/keep clean all kitchen appliances, including commercial coffee pot on daily
basis.

 Transfer documents/mail from Elmwood Hall to City Hall

 Obtain/pick up supplies from various vendors.

 Back up front desk staff.

 Submit maintenance requests as needed to Public Buildings.

 Various and sundry activities as needed by director.

 Other tasks as may be assigned.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:
Light maintenance, ability to lift heavy objects and move tables and chairs on a daily basis.
General knowledge of industrial kitchen appliances. Organizational skills. Driver’s license
required. Ability to work well with the public and older persons. Ability to take the initiative and
work independently.

EDUCATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or equivalency. One year of experience working with in the field of aging.

Application

Seasonal

Pipe Installer
(Seasonal)
$25/hr – 40 hrs/week

The City of Danbury is currently seeking two seasonal Pipe Installers. This is skilled work in the installation and maintenance of the water distribution system and sewer collection system.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Installs and maintains the water distribution and sewer collection system, digs trenches, lays pipe, make joints, opens and closes water valves and manholes.
Operates compressor, drives truck, and related automotive equipment including but not limited to backhoes, dump trucks, sewer trucks and crane trucks.
Performs masonry work in constructing connections and basins. Performs roadway repairs as required.
Occasionally handles complaints and assigns work to others. Cuts pipe and leads joints, operates the locator 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent and two to three years experience in public works types of activities, construction or related work. (10+ years of stated experience will be considered in lieu of High School diploma/GED.

Applications are available at the Human Resources Dept., 155 Deer Hill Ave., Danbury, CT 06810 or at www.danbury-ct.us. EEO/M/F/D/V

Application