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
The City’s goal is to create a working environment that enables the organization to meet its stated goals and our employees to be successful. To assist in attaining this goal, the City established a Team Philosophy that describes the City’s core values — the traits and qualities that represent its highest priorities. These qualities include: Stewardship (we are public servants), Integrity (we demonstrate sound moral and ethical principles), Respect (we treat each other with dignity), Accountability and Responsibility (we strive to exceed expectations and honor our commitments), Creativity and Initiative (we look for innovative ways to do business and solve problems), Cooperation and Collaboration (we build strong, positive relationships, and create solutions as a team), Leadership (we have a can-do, get-it-done attitude), and Reputation (we strive to become known for our successful commitments to a safe, friendly, challenging, inspiring, productive, rewarding, and value-driven workplace).
Apply for a Job
The City welcomes you to apply for our current vacancies by filling out our Employment Application.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.
View Job Descriptions
The City maintains an online list of job descriptions/classifications. The job classifications are general descriptions only.
- Deputy City Clerk
- Payroll Specialist-HR Assistant
- Senior Administrative Assistant
- Building Inspector and Plans Examiner
- Building Official
- Community Development Director
- Permit Clerk
- Planning Assistant and Permit Specialist
- Senior Planner
- Accountant I
- Police Chief
- Police Officer
- Development Inspector
- Facility Maintenance Worker I
- Facility Maintenance Worker II
- Facility Maintenance Worker III
- Facility Supervisor
- Utility Maintenance Worker I
- Utility Maintenance Worker II
- Utility Maintenance Worker III
- Utility Supervisor
- Staff Engineer
- Entry Level Engineer
- Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
- Public Works Director
- Seasonal Part Time Maintenance
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 represents the law enforcement officers
- The Chauffers, Teamsters and Helpers, Local 58, represents Public Works and administrative and finance employees