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    Department of Human Resources

    City Job Postings

    For more information on the following job postings, please call (203) 946-8252. Applications/Resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources No Later Than 5 PM on REMOVAL DATE . Minority applicants are encouraged to apply.

    For information on the Police Officer Application & Testing Process CLICK HERE
    For information on the Firefighter & Firefighter Paramedic Application & Testing Process CLICK HERE

    NON-TESTED POSITION(S)

    DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH
    HEALTH DEPARTMENT (**Revised**)
    SALARY: MIN: $72,268 - MAX: $125,426
    POSTED UNTIL FILLED

    NATURE OF WORK:
    The Director of Public Health, oversees a major city department, is an integral part of the City's operations, and is critical to the agency's success. The Health Director is responsible for the planning, coordinating and implementation of all activities of the New Haven Health Department and works with local, regional, state and federal officials to ensure the health of New Haven residents. In addition to the enforcement of state and local ordinances, public health code regulations and ensures emergency response preparedness planning, the Health Director works with City officials to drive an innovative evidence-based research, policy and advocacy agenda. The Health Director is appointed by the Board of Health and reports directly to the Community Services Administrator for the City of New Haven.  For further information about the City of New Haven Health Department, visit: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/Health/

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS (*have been revised as follows):

    Candidate must meet at least one of the following two (2) requirements:

    1. Licensed physician and hold a degree in public health from an accredited school, college, university or institution;
      - OR-
    2. Possess a graduate degree in public health.

    Additionally must possess the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to: Individual must have strong research, policy and administrative experience; At least 7 years of professional administrative experience in a health related organization or government agency doing public health administration or management, including workforce/labor and budget management; effective communication; emergency preparedness response planning; effective establishment and implementation of policy or business goals; and compliance with legal requirements. Considerable research and writing experience (including publications in peer-reviewed journals and grant writing); Ability to build consensus with community and political partners on critical issues addressing health; Ability to manage budgets and prioritize critical deliverables pertaining to health; Ability to optimize and leverage limited resources to address essential public health concerns. Applicants must submit a writing sample along with application.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period
    CITY ENGINEER
    DEPARTMENT: ENGINEERING
    POSTED UNTIL FILLED

    NATURE OF WORK:
    This is a senior professional management level position requiring management, administrative and technical skills in order to direct the engineering activities and business aspects of the City Engineer's office and oversee daily execution of a variety of activities carried out by engineering personnel. The position has oversight responsibilities for designing, planning and maintaining roads, buildings, drainage, bridges - including mechanical moving bridges and other city infrastructure in accordance with the City's Charter and Ordinances. Work involves directing a professional staff that provides technical assistance to all departments, agencies, boards, and commissions of the city. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer and is reviewed through conferences and evaluation of results. Position is appointed by the Mayor and serves a term in accordance with the City Charter.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Graduation from an accredited college or university with emphasis on civil engineering, transportation, environment or related field; possess a Professional Engineer License in the State of Connecticut with a Masters Degree in Public or Business Administration, and at least five years of related experience involving municipal construction projects; and an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to Considerable knowledge of the principles of engineering, management planning, budgeting and administration for construction projects. Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally with the public, department heads, contractors, engineers, state and federal agencies and other groups as necessary. Extensive knowledge of the principles of engineering practices associated with the maintenance of roads, bridges, sidewalks, buildings and drainage facilities. Ability to plan and direct others in implementing maintenance programs and projects. Considerable knowledge of State Department of Transportation and State Department of Environmental and Energy Protection  organization, procedures, programs and requirements.

    NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
    Must obtain residency in the City of New Haven within six months of hire date.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application and resume during the posting period.


    DIRECTOR OF BUILDING INSPECTION & ENFORCEMENT
    DEPARTMENT: OFFICE OF BUILDING INSPECTION & ENFORCEMENT
    SALARY: MINIMUM $72,268 ANNUALIZED
    POSTED UNTIL FILLED

    NATURE OF WORK:
    This is a highly responsible position subject to appointment and authority by the Mayor. Appointee is responsible for administration of building, plumbing and electrical inspection as well as the regulation of buildings and construction. The director is designated as the zoning enforcement officer and the housing code enforcement officer. Work is performed under the supervision of the Mayor and is reviewed through conferences and observation of results.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Graduation from a four year college of university with major course work in an applicable program of study; at least 5 years of practical experience in construction, design or supervision as a builder, civil engineer or architect and the following knowledge, abilities, and skills: Thorough knowledge of Building Code and Housing Code. Knowledge of construction principles and techniques. Knowledge of the City's Zoning Ordinance. Experience in planning and directing staff operations. Ability to effectively communicate the procedures and goals of the code enforcement program to groups and individuals. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with staff, other government department/agencies and the general public.

    SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS
    This is a Charter position which establishes the following requirements:
    State of Connecticut certification as a Building Official is required at time of application. During term of office, no building official or inspector shall engage in any other business, or be interested, directly or indirectly, in the doing of any work or the furnishing of any materials or supplies for the construction, maintenance or repair of any building, or for any plumbing work or electrical work, or in the making of plans for specifications therefore. Within six (6) months following the effective date of appointment, shall become an elector of the City of New Haven, or reside outside the corporate boundaries of the City if such residence is on lands owned by the City of New Haven.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period.

    PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE
    DEPARTMENT: HEALTH DEPARTMENT
    MINIMUM SALARY: $45,059 ANNUALIZED
    ONGOING POSTING

    NATURE OF WORK:
    This is a position as a Public Health Nurse in the Department of Health, City of New Haven. Assignment may include Board of Education as a 12 or 10-month Nurse, or in a Headstart Program. The Public Health Nurse will assume responsibility for providing professional nursing care and expertise to individuals and their families in one or more public schools, non-public schools, and in the community. Primary emphasis will be on the health needs of school age children and youth. In this capacity, the nurse strengthens the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning, and by promoting optimal levels of wellness for students and families. The Public Health Nurse implements state laws, local boards of health and education policies and procedures relative to school and community health services, and adheres to standard nursing practice. The Public Health Nurse is accountable to the nursing director, coordinators or their designees, who will periodically observe, review and evaluate work performance. The Public Health Nurse's responsibilities will also include assignments to the Department of Health community programs.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Candidate must possess a valid, current Registered Nurse license issued by the State of Connecticut. Also, candidate should have successfully graduated from an accredited National League of Nursing (N.L.N.) program with a Bachelor of Science degree program in Nursing or, a diploma from a three year hospital school of nursing, or an Associates Degree in nursing and completed two years full-time employment in nursing within the past five years, preferably one year in public health, pediatric, or emergency room nursing or related specialty or any combination of training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities as stated in the job description.

    NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    Candidate must possess a valid, current Registered Nurse License issued by the State of Connecticut. Must also possess a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and have a valid and current CT driver's license.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application.

    TESTED POSITION(S)

    HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II
    PARKS, RECREATION & TREES
    SALARY: minimum $44,991 ANNUALIZED
    REMOVAL DATE: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

    NATURE OF WORK:
    This is skilled work in the operation of heavy trucks and complex construction and maintenance equipment in the Parks Department. Work requires considerable training and involves responsibility for continuous operation of special construction and maintenance equipment. Work assignments are in the form of general work orders. Work is reviewed by observation of results obtained and the condition of equipment.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Graduation from high school; and 5 or more years of experience in the operation of equipment for which hired, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to: Thorough knowledge of the operation of assigned equipment. Ability to understand and follow oral instructions. Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to assigned equipment, and detect defects. Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently.

    NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    Must have a valid Connecticut Commercial Class A Operators License (CT CDL). Hoisting License (Hoisting Equipment Operator) is desirable. Physical demands include frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 80 lbs; Requires walking and/or standing to a significant degree; Frequent bending, twisting, climbing and lifting.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in an examination at a later date.

    PLANNER II
    CITY PLAN
    SALARY: minimum $44,623 ANNUALIZED
    REMOVAL DATE: EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

    NATURE OF WORK:
    This is a mid-level professional planning position involving responsibility for City Plan Commission matters as well as participation in analytical and research projects. Work is performed under the supervision of a professional superior and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of results.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
    Graduation form an accredited four year college or university with major course work in city or regional planning, public administration or research and analysis, and 2 to 4 years of experience which provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of zoning and land use and environmental planning particularly as they apply to an urban setting; knowledge of research practices applicable to urban planning; Knowledge of governmental structure and regulations as it relates to urban development activities; Knowledge of computer programs commonly used for planning analysis, mapping and design; Ability to read, develop, and interpret planning, zoning and land use maps; Ability to assemble and organize and analyze relevant information, and to write reports on a variety of planning, development, zoning and related matters; Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, or through maps drawings or other graphic images.

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an application during the posting period. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in an examination at a later date.

    ***FILLING OF GENERAL FUND VACANCIES SUBJECT TO FINAL BUDGET APPROVALS***

    TESTED POSITIONS": an examination score of 70% or more is necessary for eligibility. On these Civil Service exams, extra points may be claimed by New Haven residents or wartime veterans.

    The City of New Haven offers the following options for those wishing to apply for positions with the City:

    You may come in person to the Department of Human Resources office, 200 Orange Street, 1 st Floor Room 102, New Haven, CT 06510, Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Full job postings, descriptions and applications are available at this location.

    Download City Job Application.

    Job applications and resumes may be mailed by postal delivery to the above address.

    Job applications and resumes may be faxed to (203) 946-7166.

  • Resumes may be emailed to NHJobs@newhavenct.net .Please include the job title you are applying for in the SUBJECT line of your email. Email without a current job title in the SUBJECT line may not be considered. Applications/Resumes MUST be received no later than 5 p.m. on listed removal date.

  • Please note that only resumes may be emailed. Resumes emailed as attachments must be sent in Microsoft Word, PDF, RTF or compatible formats. Please do not select this delivery option if you are not able to email your resume as a Microsoft Word, PDF or RTF document, or if you are not familiar with compatible formats.

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm that their application or resume was received. The City of New Haven is not responsible for problems with fax transmission or postal and email delivery of job applications and resumes.

  • Emailed resumes will receive an automated email response to confirm receipt of the email. Your resume cannot be considered to be legally filed until this confirmation email is received. If you do not receive the confirmation within 15 minutes of emailing your resume, you should immediately contact Human Resources at (203) 946-8252.

  • Applicants who respond to job announcements by faxing a resume and/or application, or by emailing a resume are still required to fill out and personally sign a City of New Haven job application during the interview process.

  • A copy of the job application is available on this website in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The application may be downloaded and printed, (then mailed by postal delivery or faxed as instructed above). To open this file, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is free for download here .Adobe Reader is available in versions for Macintosh and all Windows platforms
  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening, and (3) a 90-day probationary period.

    Please note that criminal background reviews are performed. The City of New Haven is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the hiring of only American Citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the United States.

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