Human Resources

Office Location:  City Hall- 1st Floor Room 107
Office Hours:  Tuesday - Friday 8:00 - 5:30 pm
Phone: (203) 924-1555 Ext. 1516
Contact: Thomas D. Taylor

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides services which enhance employee productivity and effectiveness, represent the City as a preferred employer to applicants, and assist in providing a satisfying work experience for employees. Prepares and Processes forms, recruitment data, examinations and all aspects of employee benefits. Implements the salary administration program.

Online Documents

City Job Opportunities

Transactions Handled by Human Resources

  • Administer union contracts for Highways/Custodians/Parks and Recreation, Admin/Clerical,
  • Supervisors, Water Pollution Control, Police and Merit System Employees
  • Administer pay increases when appropriate
  • New hire processing
  • Advertising for open positions
  • Process all Applications
  • Testing Procedures
  • Set up of oral Interviews

How to Get a Job with the City of Shelton


What's available
All job openings are advertised in the Huntington Herald or come to the Department of Human Resources offices at 54 Hill Street to review the list of all job classifications and fill out an application.

The City of Shelton
Shelton is a city on the front lines of economic growth, urban development, and change, and is moving forward with a vision and desire to heighten the quality of life for its residents. Our employees play an important role in the future of Shelton.

City employees provide direct services to a diverse population through activities such as maintaining city buildings and streets and parks, providing public health services, and policing.

The City of Shelton hires employees based on a merit system and conducts examinations to ensure that employees are hired and promoted on the basis of merit and fitness for the job. The City of Shelton provides equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation.

Reviewing the job announcement
The selection process begins with the posting of a job announcement. The job announcement for permanent employment describes the general duties, salary, type of examination(s) and the job-related areas that may be tested, as well as where, when, and how to file an application.

Submitting a job application
Are available at the Department of Human Resources offices at 54 Hill Street in Shelton. Applicants are advised to pay close attention to the terms of the announcement to ensure that minimum qualifications are met and that the application is submitted on time and at the appropriate location. Failure to do so may lead to rejection of the application.

Once you have filed an application, it is extremely important that you inform the Human Resources Office of any change of address while in the application/examination process. All notification by the Department of Human Resources is done by mail.

You may apply for more than one job position – however, you must specify the positions you are applying for at the top of the application. You may attach a resume.

Keeping an application “On File”
We do not keep applications on file after a job has been filled. Once the job vacancy is closed and someone has been hired, none of the other applications are retained. However, if you have applied for other positions not yet tested for, we will keep your application on file for one year.

Taking the examination
The City of Shelton administers a variety of examinations, designed specifically for each job classification, which test the knowledge, ability and skill levels required for successful job performance. Your examination may include one or more of the following components:

Written Examination - Used to test candidates' technical and/or general knowledge. Written examinations typically include written exercises such as multiple choice questions.

Oral Examination - A panel of two or more subject-matter experts asking each candidate a series of job-related questions. Candidates are rated based on the specific knowledge, ability, and skill levels demonstrated when answering the questions. This test is NOT a casual job interview.

Getting the Job
Although there is no set time required to select an applicant, every effort is made to reach a prompt appointment. After you have successfully passed the examination(s), your name will be placed on a list. This list is used to fill vacancies in the job classification for the specific period of time indicated on the list, usually one year.
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