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Chief Surveyor – Full Time 40 Hours Per Week 
This is a professional position which requires working knowledge in engineering / surveying practices. The Chief Surveyor is responsible for conducting land survey work, the preparation and submission of related records and reports, researching land records, maps and other sources for description of parcels of land, highways, easements, etc, review of site plans / plot plans and the supervision of field and office operations of all field crews. Must possess a minimum of five (5) years employment in engineering layout work or office work involving the use of survey instruments, survey work, all as instrument person or in responsible charge of surveying position, including work involving the reduction of field notes, performing engineering calculations, developing traverses, plotting / drafting (AutoCAD) topographic data, producing plans and profiles and making related base (existing condition) drawings. Undergraduate study in engineering or closely related field from an accredited college or university substituting one (1) completed year of college for one (1) year of experience or in lieu thereof an equivalent combination of experience and training totaling at least five (5) years. Must possess and maintain a State of Connecticut Land Surveyor (LS) license or have the ability to obtain the LS within nine (9) months of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Class D motor vehicle operator’s license. Salary $27.91. Applications are available in the Personnel Department, City Hall, Room #235, 142 East Main Street, or Last day to apply is Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The City of Meriden has an anti-nepotism policy. Please review the policy on the City of Meriden website. E.O.E.

City Manager 
City Manager Poised for transformational change, the City of Meriden is seeking a person with strong leadership skills eager to accept a significant public services challenge. The next City Manager will work together with a dedicated City staff and an engaged community to execute a major reinvestment it its city center and overall quality of life. The City Manager is appointed by a 12-member City Council, is the chief executive officer of the City, and is responsible for the supervision of all departments. The Manager prepares and submits an annual budget to the Council and is responsible for its successful execution; prepares and administers the capital improvement plan; advises the Council on the financial condition and service needs of the City; and recommends policies necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Requirements include an undergraduate degree in public administration, business administration or closely related field combined with at least eight years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal management. Preferred qualifications are a Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, ICMA Credentialed Manager status, and experience with development/redevelopment, economic development and housing, labor relations, public safety, and human and financial management. Preference will also be given to experienced city or town managers, or assistant managers from jurisdictions of comparable size and complexity. The Manager will be required to reside within the City within one year of appointment. The hiring salary range is expected to be $160,000 – $170,000 depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package. Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants must first complete a brief online form and then are prompted to provide one document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3-5 professional references. The position will remain open until filled with a first review of applications on June 3, 2016. Questions should be directed to Catherine Tuck Parrish at or 240-832-1778.

Director of Emergency Communications  
This is a department head level position overseeing the City of Meriden Department of Emergency Communications COMDEC. Oversees a staff of full time dispatchers and supervisors, manages the operating and capital budget of the MECAC Center. A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Fire Science and Administration, or a related field. Must have 5 to 7 years of supervisory experience in a combination Police/Fire dispatch environment at the supervisory level or equivalent experience. Must be certified as a telecommunicator at time of hire. Communication Training Officer Certification preferred. State of CT certification as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher. Must have up to date certification for NCIC and COLLECT systems. Applicant should have a minimum of 5-8 years experience as a telecommunicator. Applicant must have excellent oral and written communication skills.Applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the operation of E-911, CAD, and radio communications equipment. Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings to oversee all 3 shifts of dispatchers as needed. Salary $85,000 to $92,000 DOE. Excellent benefit package. Send resumes to the Personnel Department, City of Meriden, 142 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Or apply on line at Last day to apply is Monday, May 16, 2016 E.O.E.

Building / Electrical Inspector – Full Time 40 hours per week 
This is responsible administrative and technical work involving the inspection of building construction and plans for conformation for the State Building Code and electrical codes. Work involves responsibility for inspecting construction at various stages of completion and investigating citizen complaints. Duties include inspection of sols, footings, framing, foundations, electrical installations and general construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. This position also has responsibility for making difficult building inspection, technical decisions in these areas. The work requires that the employee have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in most phases of electrical installations and building construction, inspection and plan review. Salary $23.95. Applications are available in the Personnel Department, City Hall, Room #235, 142 East Main Street, or Last day to apply is Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The City of Meriden has an anti-nepotism policy. Please review the policy on the City of Meriden website. E.O.E.

Building Official / Plumbing & Mechanical Inspector – Full Time 40 Hours Per Week 
This is an administrative and technical position. Work involves the responsibility for the inspection of all construction for conformance to the State Basic Building Code and the protection of the public from the hazards of unsafe conditions caused by faulty materials or poor workmanship. Also involves code enforcement and inspection work involved in examining existing plumbing and mechanical installations to assure conformity with state, city, and national plumbing and mechanical codes. The work requires that the employee have knowledge, skill and ability in building construction and knowledge of methods, materials, and techniques of the plumbing and mechanical trades and interpretation of codes, ordinances and standards. Must have a high school diploma. Must be a Certified State of Connecticut Building Official plus have five years of building construction, or related experience. A valid P-1 or S-1 unlimited contractor’s license or P-2 or S-2 journeyman’s license is a plus. Must have a valid Connecticut driver’s license. Starting salary $65,000 – $73,652.80 depending on experience. Applications are available in the Personnel Department, City Hall, Room #235, 142 East Main Street, or Last day to apply is Friday, April 29, 2016. The City of Meriden has an anti-nepotism policy. Please review the policy on the City of Meriden website. E.O.E.

LIFEGUARDS: The City of Meriden is looking for Lifeguards. Pool hours at Maloney High School Public Swim are: Tuesday/Thursday 6:30 pm-8:00 pm; Saturday/Sunday from Noon-3:00 pm. Applicants must be high school graduates, 18 years old, and currently certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard. Applicants must provide a copy of their driver’s license for a background check. Applications can be picked up at 142 East Main Street, Personnel Department from 8 am - 5 pm, Monday – Friday and returned no later than Friday, May 13, 2016.