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.

W. Lee Palmer, Director
Human Resources Department, Room 202 
Town Hall , 2 Renshaw Road
203 656-7390  

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, closed Holidays


Employment Application
Internal Job Application



 Town Administrator 

Salary: $150,000-160,000 + excellent benefits

The Town of Darien, CT is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Town Administrator.

Darien is a AAA-rated, full service community with a well-educated and engaged electorate accustomed to high quality service delivery.  The Town Administrator is responsible for assisting in developing strategic and operating plans for the Town and providing supervision and support to the departments under the purview of the Board of Selectmen.  The adopted 2015-16 budget totals $46.7 million (excluding Education) plus another $5.4 million in special purpose funds.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced executive with a track record of providing executive leadership; well versed in public sector management and operations; able to support multiple elected board in the development and adoption of policy; lead with integrity and unquestionable ethics; and able to navigate diffuse power structures.  This is not a learning position for a first time manager.  Desirable skills and experience include budgeting and financial management, risk management, procurement, labor relations and negotiation, rate setting and parking management, grantsmanship, mentoring departmental managers and performance measurement.

Requires 10 years of municipal management experience, with at least five years at the Town Manager level and a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration from an accredited college or university. A master’s degree is preferred but not required.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately, with the first review of resumes to begin on July 31, 2015.  Electronic submittals are strongly preferred via email to the Human Resources Director at and should include a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and five (5) professional references.  For more information on Darien visit


 Candidate Profile 



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



This Guide is published to familiarize Department Heads with various personnel actions made in connection with an employee's initial employment, changes in employment status or absence from work.  It is not intended to be all inclusive and is subject to change.


Personnel Procedures and Transactions Guide 2015

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. 

Delta Dental Information for Employees

Dental Enrollment/Change Form 

Delta Claim Form 

Delta Coverage Summary Sheet

Student Confirmation Form

Delta Dental

CIRMA provider network for workers' compensation injuries  Click here 

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




For assistance with Telephone E-mail
Job Applications 656-7390
Benefit Questions 656-7390
Personnel Policies 656-7390

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