Q. How can I find out more information about an open position and whether or not I am qualified?
A. For each open position, the Town creates a position posting which includes salary or hourly rate of pay, the date and time that the application process ends, a summary of the position, the minimum educational and experience requirements, certifications required, information on the examination process as well as information on how to apply. The detailed job description is also attached to the position posting.
Open positions are posted on the Human Resources page of the Town of Bloomfield website www.bloomfieldct.gov as well as in the Human Resources office located in the Annex of the Town Hall building.
Q. When can I apply for a position with the Town of Bloomfield?
A. The Town of Bloomfield accepts applications only for open positions. For a complete listing of our current vacancies, please visit the Human Resources page of our website and click on the job posting link. The Human Resources department does not retain resumes and/or applications that are submitted as general applications or for positions that are not currently open.
The position posting contains the closing date and time that the application process ends. The Town does not accept applications that are received after the application process ends. Applications sent via USPS mail will be accepted after the closing date provided they are postmarked on or before the closing date.
Q. How do I apply for a position with the Town of Bloomfield?
A. Applications for the position of Police Officer are only accepted online at www.policeapp.com when there is an open position. Notice of an open position will be posted on the Town of Bloomfield website at www.bloomfieldct.gov
Applications for the Leisure Services Department/Summer are available on the Human Resources page of the Town of Bloomfield website or in the Human Resources Department at Town Hall only when the positions are available.
For all other positions, a Town of Bloomfield Employment Application must be completed. Applications can be found on the town website at www.bloomfieldct.gov Human Resources page or picked up at the Human Resources Department in Town Hall Annex, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
All sections of the application need to be completed in full even if a resume is submitted with the application. For example, writing “see resume” in the job description section of the application is not acceptable and may disqualify an applicant from moving forward in the process.
The position posting states whether or not there are any additional documents required to be submitted along with the employment application; for example, references, a cover letter and/or a resume. Read the position posting carefully to ensure all required documents are submitted along with the application. Failure to submit required documents will prevent an applicant from moving forward in the process.
Completed applications and required documents may be hand delivered or mailed via USPS to:
Town of Bloomfield
Human Resources Department
800 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Applications are not accepted via e-mail or fax. Applications mailed via USPS must be postmarked no later than the closing date on the position posting.
Q. Do I need to complete a separate application if I am interested in applying for more than one position?
A. Yes, you must complete an application in full for each position you are applying for as well as include any required documents as stated in the position posting.
Q. Do I need to be a resident of the Town of Bloomfield to apply for an open position?
A. No, you do not need to be a Bloomfield resident unless it is stated in the open position posting and/or the job description. If you are a Bloomfield resident, you should complete and return the Residency Affidavit form along with required documents showing proof of residency. The Town of Bloomfield gives 10 additional points to residents who successfully pass an open competitive examination. If you are not a resident, this form does not need to be submitted with the application and other required documents.
Q. What is the Applicant Data form used for?
A. In order to comply with Federal EEO-4 reporting requirements and statistical recordkeeping for the Town of Bloomfield, we ask all applicants to complete the voluntary Applicant Data form included in the application. This information is removed before your application is reviewed since the information you provide will not be considered in the employment process.
Q. Do I need to complete the Veterans Form included in the application?
A. You need to complete the Veteran’s Preference Points form if you have served in the Armed Forces along with the required documents showing proof of service. Additional points ranging from 5 to 10 are added to passing scores on competitive open examinations.
Q. How will I find out about the status of my application?
A. Candidates will be notified in writing regarding the status of their application after the application review process is completed.
Q. Where can I find more information on the hiring process for the Town of Bloomfield?
A. Additional information regarding recruitment can be found in the Employee Handbook for Non Union Employees. This handbook can be accessed on the Human Resources page by clicking on the Forms/Contracts/Handbooks tab located in the upper left corner.