Human Resources

Ridgefield's Human Resources Department is responsible for managing the legal, compliance, equal employment opportunity and workforce diversity efforts through a variety of programs.

The service areas within Human Resources include:

  • Employment (recruitment, selection, and retention)
  • Risk management
  • Policy development and administration
  • Training and development
  • Employee benefit programs
  • Safety and wellness
  • Job classification and compensation
  • Labor union and employee relations
  • Compliance with labor and civil rights laws
  • Payroll and employee records management

Team Philosophy

Our Team Philosophy is created by and for the employees at the City of Ridgefield. It is the foundation of the organizational culture, identifies our values and defines the behaviors that we expect from ourselves and each other. As City employees we agree to adhere to the following:

For the Ridgefield community:

We work diligently to provide quality service and make a better community,

With accountability, reliability and integrity.

We are innovative, efficient, proactive, and adaptive

In a work environment that is safe, inclusive and full of opportunity.

As a cohesive Team we:

communicate and collaborate,
support each other, and
create and maintain trust.

As individuals we provide:

compassion, respect and kindness,
leadership, and

And we know how to have fun.

Apply for a Job

The City welcomes you to apply for our current vacancies by filling out an employment application in the job opening. Vacancies may be viewed on the Job Opportunities page. Application materials are accepted only for positions which are currently posted. Unsolicited resumes and applications will not be accepted or retained.

Ridgefield is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals. Therefore, the City will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, political or religious affiliation or opinion, color, national origin, marital status, military status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status under applicable law.

Labor Relations Philosophy

Ridgefield is committed to working collaboratively with unions and employees who are represented to achieve common goals. The City strives to achieve this commitment throughout the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with two unions and by maintaining effective communication with the unions outside of the negotiation process.

The Ridgefield Police Officers' Association (RPOA) represents the law enforcement officers. The current labor agreement between RPOA and the City (PDF) between RPOA and the City is effective January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024.

The Chauffers, Teamsters and Helpers, Local 58, represents Public Works, administrative and finance employees. The current labor agreement between Teamsters and the City (PDF) is effective January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024.


Besides the opportunity to work with great people in service of our local community, the City of Ridgefield provides regular full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Some employees, depending on position and bargaining units may have different benefits.