Human Resources

D. Starr Conaway, Administrative Assistant

Handles areas related to Human Resources; Employment; Benefits Administration; Surveys/Inquiries/Correspondence as assigned by Town Manager; Assistant to Town Manager; Mosquito Control contact person for residents and businesses within Town limits; other duties as assigned.

Job Openings


Town Manager

The Mayor & Council of Delmar, DE and the Mayor & Commissioners of Delmar, Maryland seek to recruit a Town Manager for the Town of Delmar. Delmar is dubbed the "Little Town Too Big for One State" due to its being a bi-state town. Our little Town is nestled on the Delaware-Maryland state line and is comprised of both states (DE/MD), and two counties (Sussex/Wicomico). The uniqueness of Delmar requires each Town to have separate Charters, Ordinances, Resolutions and Legal Counsel. The Mayor & Council of Delmar, DE is made up of the Mayor, the Vice Mayor and three Council Members. Delmar, DE has a population of 2027. The Mayor & Commission of Delmar, MD is made up of the Mayor, the Deputy Mayor and three Commissioners. Delmar, MD has a population of 3003. The combined population for all of Delmar is 5030. The Towns of Delmar share 33 Full Time employees, and provides public services primarily in the Public Safety, Public Works, Water and Wastewater Services, Economic/Community Planning, Code Enforcement, Parks and Recreation functional areas. The ability to form quality partnerships with other government, private, and non-profit agencies is critical to the Town in order to ensure quality service delivery to its residents. Position Description • The Manager is the chief administrative officer of the town and will be chosen by the hiring committee solely on the basis of his or her qualifications. The Manager must have had some experience as a municipal manager or assistant manager and be a citizen of the United States. • The Manager is responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the Town and authority to hire the heads of all departments, except as otherwise provided in the Town Charters. • The Manager is required to be present at all meetings of the Council and the Commission and is entitled to be present at all meetings of its committees and to take part in all discussions as necessary. • The Manager or his or her designate is the purchasing agent for the Town. Requirements Relevant Experience We are seeking a manager and administrator with a track record of success in previous roles as a Town Manager or Assistant Town Manager. We seek a strong communicator who can work effectively with the Council and Staff to implement policies and initiatives in an open and respectful manner. This candidate will effectively work with all stakeholders, be open to hearing different perspectives and always conduct themselves with integrity. This role has many facets, and the successful candidate will be engaged in the community and ideally have experience in budgeting, economic/community development and collective bargaining. Candidates should demonstrate a sense of passion for public service and empathy for a wide range of perspectives. Key Competencies The Town Manager must be a leader who embodies the spirit of public service and displays deep compassion for the community. This individual must foster a culture of open communication while collaborating with council, neighborhood communities, local organizations, businesses, and residents from across the Town to achieve excellence. In terms of the performance and competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following: • A leader who is viewed by others as having a high degree of integrity and forethought in their approach to making decisions and demonstrates strong communication and team building skills. • The ability to attract and retain top talent, inspire the team, delegate effectively, embrace diversity within the team, manage performance, and be widely viewed as a strong leader who engages and supports others. • The ability to advise the Joint Council regarding policy implications and presenting data from a variety of sources to support multiple viewpoints. • Naturally connects with and builds strong relationships with others; demonstrates strong emotional intelligence and an ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively. Appreciates the wide range of experiences and perspectives in the community. Seeks to engage broadly and demonstrates appropriate decorum. • Strong operational and financial skills; executes policies efficiently and effectively by championing best-in-class operational practices and a culture of operational excellence. Education Requirements A Bachelor's degree is required, while a Master's degree in Public Administration (or related field) is preferred. Quality applicants should have a demonstrated career of proven leadership, with at least 5 years of experience at the Chief Executive or Assistant Chief Executive level preferred. Compensation and Benefits Starting salary will be negotiated depending on qualifications, but the expected starting range is $89,000.00 to $105,000.00 annually. Additional benefits include: 1. Medical and dental insurance w/employee premiums paid at 100% by the town. The Town also provides a 50% subsidy for dependent coverage. 2. Paid leave including *Vacation, Sick, and 13 Holidays per year. *New hire with years of service from another agency in the position for which they are hired, shall be recognized and placed in the Town's vacation accrual schedule up to five years of service. In addition to paid vacation the Town Mgr. receives two weeks (80 hours) of compensation time for hours worked above and beyond 40 hrs. weekly to be used throughout the fiscal year. All unused compensation time will be paid out at the end of the fiscal year. 3. Retirement with employer contribution of 8%. Cost of living adjustments and merit increases are also provided each year, contingent on budget approval by Town Council/Commissioners. 4. Take home vehicle 5. Cellular Phone 6. Weekly Pay. Application Procedure Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at sconaway.delmar@verizon.net

PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR

Town of Delmar - Department of Public Works, Director Full time Position w/ Full Benefits - Salary: Negotiable pending Experience The Town of Delmar is seeking qualified candidates to serve as the next Public Works Director. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic leader to step in and help chart the future course of the department. The Director performs high level supervisory, administration and professional work in the planning, organizing, directing and supervising work in the Public Works Department, including street maintenance, Water Treatment and distribution system and sewer Pump Stations and collection systems, storm drainage, infrastructure plan review and municipal property maintenance. Successful candidate must be able to adequately forecast and prepare annual budget needs departmentally for operating and capital outlay projects. Competency using Microsoft Office Suite. Must have the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form with employees, other departments, Town Manager, Town Officials, Town Engineers, local, county and state agencies and the general public. The Town of Delmar provides a generous benefits package including but not limited to paid time off (*Vacation, Sick, 13 holidays), Pension Plan, and paid health insurance for employee. Spouse/family coverage is available at cost to the employee; however, the Town covers the cost of the employee/spouse/family deductibles for health insurance. *New hire with years of services from another agency, shall be recognized and placed in the Town's vacation accrual schedule up to 5 years of service. Education and Experience: A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration or related field; a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience in public works management. Water License Level 4 and Wastewater Collection Class 2 License is a plus. Town will consider a combination of education and experience. Applications can be found on the Town's website or can be picked up in person at Delmar Town Hall, 100 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, MD 21875, M-F from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Application Deadline Open until Position is filled EOE Revised 10/7/2021

Police Officer

Job Opportunity- Police Officer (Full Time) The Delmar Police Department is seeking highly motivated and community-oriented individuals to fill full-time police officer vacancies. The Delmar Police Officers provide service to the residents of Town Delmar, Delaware and Delmar, Maryland, where there is approximately 5,700 combined population. Delmar police officers are required to have dual-state certifications because the Town of Delmar straddles both states of Maryland and Delaware. Starting salary range is $46,009.60 for new recruits and $49,230.27 to $53,268.80 for lateral placement commensurate with years of experience. The Town of Delmar also is offering a $3000.00 hiring bonus ($1000.00 upon completions of each State's certification and $1000.00 upon completion of the Field Training Program) Additional compensation is available through shift differential and through special event details and overtime assignments. The Town of Delmar provides a generous benefits package including but not limited to paid time off (*Vacation, Sick, 13 holidays), Pension Plan thru the State of Delaware, and paid health insurance for employee. Spouse/family coverage is available at cost to the employee; however, the Town covers the cost of the employee/spouse/family deductibles for health insurance. *New hire with years of services from another agency, shall be recognized and placed in the Town's vacation accrual schedule up to 5 years of service. Successful Candidates must be at least 21 years of age; and have the ability to successfully pass a written exam, physical ability test, physical exam, psychological exam, drug screening, polygraph or CVSA and a ridged background investigation. In addition to the pre-employment criteria, individuals must successfully graduate from the Entry Level Law Enforcement Officer program at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy in Maryland, as well as meet the minimum standards required by the Delaware Council on Police Training, and the Maryland Police Training Commission Lateral Candidates looking to make a move must be able to pass a background investigation, as well as meet all the requirements for lateral transfers as set forth by the Delaware Council on Police Training and the Maryland Police Training Commission. Additionally, candidates must be a U.S. citizen and possess a valid driver's license in the State of Maryland or State of Delaware and have the ability to acquire a State of Maryland. Applicants must be available to work all shifts for a 24/7 operation, including weekends and holidays; possess strong problem-solving abilities with a high level of integrity, and have effective verbal and written communication skills. Interested candidates are encouraged to complete the on-line application. Candidates must also complete the Delmar Police Departments Personal History Statement, which can be found at the following link: "https://www.delmarpolice.com/pdfs/DPDPersonalHistoryStatement.pdf". Interested candidates may also send a resume and cover letter for initial review to Town of Delmar, Human Resources at 100 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, MD 21875 or sconway.delmar@verizon.net . Deadline to apply is: October 15, 2021

Public Works Laborer

Town of Delmar Department of Public Works, Laborer Full time Position w/Benefits Starting Hourly Rate: $15.00 The of Town of Delmar Public Works Department is seeking motivated and reliable individuals to fill entry level or skilled manual labor to complete maintenance, repair, and construction work in all areas related to public works including but not limited to: streets, water and sewer main repairs, grounds maintenance for municipal facilities and properties including parks and playgrounds. This position offers excellent opportunities for advancement by obtaining specialized licenses for the water treatment process, wastewater treatment Class 2 license or obtaining a CDL to operate vehicles within the fleet that exceed a GVWR of 26,000 pounds. The Town of Delmar provides a generous benefits package, including but not limited to paid time off (*Vacation, Sick, 13 holidays), Pension Plan, and paid health insurance for employee. Spouse/family coverage is available at cost to the employee; however, the Town covers the cost of the employee/spouse/family deductibles for health insurance. Completion of a 90-day probationary period is required. Normal working hours are Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with some overtime hours and on call rotation required. *New hire with years of services from another agency, shall be recognized and placed in the Town's vacation accrual schedule up to 5 years of service. Successful candidate must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Additional education or special license (i.e., trade school, degree, CDL) is a plus. The candidate must have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Applications can be found on the Town's website or can be picked up in person at Delmar Town Hall, 100 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Delmar, MD 21875, M-F from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Application Deadline: Open until a qualified candidate fills the position.