Human Resources Department

The primary responsibility of the Department of Human Resources is to insure that the Town is appropriately organized and staffed to fulfill its mission by recruiting, developing, motivating, retaining and organizing the most qualified persons. The Human Resources Department engages in a number of specialized activities to accomplish this. These responsiblities include recruiting and hiring, training, salary and benefits administration, performance management, employee relations and employee communications. The Human Resources Director also serves as the Town's labor relations representative with its three unions and in an advisory capacity to other organizations such as the Housing Authority, the Library and the Senior Center on matters pertaining to human resources management.

Human Resources Department, Room 202
Town Hall , 2 Renshaw Road
203 656-7390
Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed Holidays

  • Nancy M. Markey
    Director, Human Resources


Employment Application
Internal Job Application

Lifeguards Wanted


Darien Park and Recreation Dept. seeks part-time lifeguards to work at Weed & Pear Tree Beaches.  Duties include (but not limited to): providing safe waterfront, responding to emergencies, enforcing rules & regs.  

Must possess current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid. 

Shifts are 10am – 4pm & 12 – 6pm, approximately 30 hours/week. 

Hourly rate is $10.50. 

Applications can be downloaded at & returned to: 

Jim Coghlan, Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, CT 06820 or emailed to










$129,000-$140,000 DOQ

The Town of Darien is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Title:   DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS                                                                                                          

Job summary: Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Public Works Department in the functional areas of civil engineering; road maintenance and repair; building maintenance; sanitary and storm sewers, solid waste and recycling, municipal parking lots; and consolidated equipment maintenance. Acts as Town Engineer.


Supervision received: Receives general direction from the First Selectman and administrative direction from the Administrative Officer. Works independently with significant range of authority. Prepares narrative and statistical reports for the Board of Selectman, Sewer Commission, and the Administrative Officer.


Supervision exercised: Provides administrative direction to the Assistant Director and general supervision to a Highway Supervisor, Sewer Superintendent, Master Mechanic, Head Custodian and Parking Crew Leader. Supervises all administrative, technical, and maintenance employees.


Essential job duties:


·    Plans and organizes the activities of the department according to established policies and procedures. Establishes priorities as needed. Coordinates near term and long range planning of public works needs and opportunities for the town. Administers operations of the department through subordinates in the functional areas of administration, civil engineering, public works maintenance, building maintenance and repair; sanitary sewer system, solid waste collection; municipal parking, consolidated equipment maintenance.


·    Oversees professional engineering services in the investigation, design, and construction of public works projects and facilities. Directs preparation of plans and specifications. Supervises and coordinates design and engineering of Town projects. Develops and reviews engineering reports, contracts and bid specifications. Negotiates contracts and change orders, and administers the contractual provisions of projects. Meets and negotiates agreements with attorneys, contractors, state and federal officials relating to public works matters.


·    Oversees regular maintenance and improvement programs for roads and bridges. Supervises all areas of public works including: property and equipment maintenance ice and snow removal from town roads and public areas; management of railroad stations and facilities, street sweeping, the management of the collection and removal of solid waste, seasonal cleanups, and supervises upkeep and buildings maintenance.


·    Participates in the technical review of subdivision, commercial development planning, and the preparation of bond assessment, inspection and cost estimates for projects.


·    Prepares annual operating and capital budget recommendations for department, and administers adopted budget. Provides long range financial planning for public works improvements. Develops specifications for the purchases of materials, equipment, and services.


·    Administers personnel regulations and collective bargaining agreements for department. Oversees training and development programs for department employees.



Incidental job duties:


·    Provides engineering consultation and services to town departments, boards and      commissions.

  • Serves as Town representative on regional boards for solid waste and recycling.


·    Participates in professional engineering and public administration organizations to remain current on developments in respective fields.


  • Addresses public and private groups on public works programs and improvements.


Minimum qualifications required: The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and eight years of progressively responsible experience in Civil Engineering; with at least five years of supervisory experience at a unit or division level. Relevant graduate training in management may be substituted for the work experience on a year for year basis, not to exceed two years.


Knowledge, skills and abilities: Thorough knowledge of engineering and architectural procedures in public works construction and operation, and road and highway maintenance. A thorough knowledge and experience with computers including word processing, spread sheets, data bases and CAD. A working knowledge and experience with sanitary sewer and solid waste collection methods and procedures. A working knowledge and experience with construction methods, materials and equipment. Knowledge of laws and regulations related to public works programs and responsibilities. Working knowledge of labor relations practices and procedures. Ability to apply principles of public works administration to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to apply the principles of construction inspection to solve practical field problems. Ability to operate engineering equipment. Ability to give clear, concise written and oral instructions and work effectively with staff, superiors and the general public. Ability to understand municipal operations and their budgetary impact. Must be able to access and process information contained in file records and computer databases.


License or certificate requirements: Certified by the State of Connecticut as a Professional Engineer.


Physical, mental exertion/environmental conditions: Must be able to traverse rough terrain during site and construction inspections. Extended work periods during ice and snowstorms, with periodic rest breaks. May experience a high level of stress in administering activities during town emergencies. Limited but occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions. Exposure to video display terminals on a daily basis.


Note:  The above tasks and responsibilities are illustrative only. The description does not include every task or responsibility














Employee Information

The Town of Darien employs approximately 150 full-time paid employees, including six elected officials.  In addition to paid employees, the Town has numerous volunteer Firefighters and EMS personnel.  Many of the employee rights and benefits are contained in the Town's Employee Guide and collective bargaining agreement(s).


The Darien Town Hall Union represents most of the Town's clerical and technical employees.


» Town Hall Employees Union Contract


The Darien Public Works Union represents most of the employees in the Highway, Sewer, and Parking Divisions of the Public Works Department as well as the park maintainers in the Park and Recreation Department.    


» Public Works Union Contract

The Darien Police Association represents patrol officers, sergeants and lieutenants employed at the Police Department.




Darien Police Association Contract



The 2012 Employee Guide contains the rights and benefits for employees who do not belong to a union.     


2012 Employee Guide



Where the Employee Guide and a collective bargaining agreement conflict, the collective bargaining agreement prevails.



Town Policies

All of the Town Policies are contained the 2012 Employee Guide. 



Click Here to see Information on Connecticut's New Sick Leave Law--It will only affect Town Employees who are Non-Union and Part-time, seasonal or temporary because all other Town employees currently receive a more generous sick leave benefit. 

Section 125 Enrollment Material 2013

125 Plan Highlights for 2013
Worksheet and OTC form 2013
125 HCR DCR Enrollment
Benny Card How to Use 2013
Benny Card Receipt Submittal Form 2013
DCR Auto Affidavit 2013

ABS REIMBURSEMENT FORM FOR 125 (Transit, health, dependent and parking expenditures)

Delta Dental Information for Employees

Dental Enrollment/Change Form 

Delta Claim Form 

Delta Coverage Summary Sheet

Student Confirmation Form

Delta Dental

CONNECTICARE Information for Employees


Link to Connecticare website:




Connecticare Out of Network Claim Reimbursement Form 




****Please Note: Anthem BCBS will no longer be the Town insurance carrier 7/1/12*****


Life Insurance Information for Employees


Enrollment/Change Form

Link to Carrier

 Helpful Links 

The Hartford
ICMA Retirement Preferred Provider Network for Workers Compensation

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