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.

, Director
Human Resources Department, Room 202 
Town Hall , 2 Renshaw Road
203 656-7390 
Fax: 203-656-7389


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


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Job Title: Parks Maintainer                                                                                                                 Grade 4

Job Summary: This class is accountable for performing maintenance and moderately skilled tasks involved in the care and maintenance of parks and park facilities under the jurisdiction of the Parks & Recreation Department.

Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Parks Maintenance or other higher grade employee as assigned.

Supervision Exercised: May lead or assist in supervision of lower grade maintainers or seasonal employees

Equipment Operated: All motorized and non-motorized equipment assigned to the parks maintenance function including tractors, walk-behind and riding mowers, litter pickup and play field grading machines, and power hand tools.

Vehicles Operated: Two and four wheel drive vehicles including light trucks, dump trucks, and tractors.

Examples of Essential Duties: Assists in performing semi-skilled maintenance and/or construction work including but not limited to rough carpentry, painting, masonry, minor electrical, mechanical or plumbing repairs, etc.; inspects park areas for safety, vandalism, damage and good order as directed; maintains hazardous material inventory and communication program as directed including but not limited to pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and cleaning agents; operates, maintains and inventories the department fleet as directed including dump trucks, tractors, pick-up trucks, rotary mowers, chain saws, beach sifter and other equipment; performs general maintenance tasks at facilities owned by or under control of the Department including but not limited to mowing lawns, raking, picking up trash, cleaning, washing vehicles, moving furniture, brush cutting, planting shrubs, transplanting, cutting, pruning, maintaining beaches, grounds, buildings and facilities; etc.; performs inspection of ice in public skating areas for safety, posts appropriate signage, and informs authorities of conditions for enforcement; assists in the preparation, operation, renovation, and construction of park facilities; performs snow removal as directed; assists in turf maintenance, tree work, planting, spraying and spreading of materials; may operate and make minor repairs of light equipment and vehicles such as trucks, tractors, mowing machinery, power saws, boats and related equipment; performs related duties as required.

License(s) Required: Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Driver's License.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or certification of having passed the General Educational Development (GED) certification examination plus two (2) year of experience in buildings and grounds maintenance or directly related work.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and ability to perform mechanical repairs and maintenance; basic interpersonal skills; ability to perform basic maintenance and routine manual, mechanical and/or physical work in trade practices; ability to follow instructions; ability to operate and make minor repairs to small tools and mechanical equipment; ability to read and write English; ability to utilize computer software.

Working Conditions, Physical and Mental Requirements: Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties of the class. A physical examination shall be required. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights and may be exposed to significant levels of dust, heat, noise, extreme weather conditions and risk of injury from equipment. Incumbents in this class may be required to work overtime.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.

Submit your employment application to the Director of Parks & Recreation or the Human Resources Department no later than July 29, 2016 close of business.

Posted: July 20, 2016




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).

Job Descriptions for All Town of Darien Employees:

Town Hall

Public Works



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 2015 Employee Guide contains the rights and benefits for all employees.     



2015 Employee Guide




The 2016 Non-union Employee Guide contains the rights and benefits for employees who do not belong to a union.


Non-union Emplyee 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 2016-2017 Part I

Personnel Procedures and Transactions Guide 2016-2017 Part II


Supervisor's Guide to Proactive Labor Relations 2015-16


Labor Relations Guide 2015-16 


Supervisor's Guide to Effective Performance Evaluations


Supervisor's Guide to Effective Performance  Evaluations


Human Resources Mission and Commitment Statements


HR Mission and Commitment Statements 
Where the Employee Guide and a collective bargaining agreement conflict, the collective bargaining agreement prevails.

Town Policies

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



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Job Applications 656-7390
Benefit Questions 656-7390
Personnel Policies 656-7390

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