Frequently Asked Questions

1. Q. When can I apply for a position with the Town of Manchester?

A. The Town of Manchester only accepts applications for currently advertised vacancies. For a complete listing of our current vacancies, please visit our Employment Opportunities webpage. General applications or applications for positions that are not currently advertised will not be accepted or kept on file.

2. Q. How do I apply for a position with the Town of Manchester?

A. In order to be considered for a position with the Town of Manchester, you must submit an application for the open position of interest. A Town Job Application should be submitted for ALL vacancies with the exception of Police Officer, for which a Police Officer Job Application should be completed (you may also apply online for Police Officer positions on Resumes may be attached to an application if you so desire but will not be accepted as an application for employment without a completed application. All sections of the application need to be completed in full even if a resume is submitted with the application. Completed applications may be returned to the Human Resources Department in person or via U.S. mail. You may also complete our online application for open vacancies only at our Self Service Website. Please note we do not accept faxed or e-mailed applications. Our address is:

Human Resources
Town of Manchester
41 Center Street
P.O. Box 191
Manchester, CT 06045-0191

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted closing date or postmarked on or before the posted closing date. Any application that is delivered in person after 4:30 p.m. or is postmarked after the closing date for the position will be considered late and will not be accepted.

3. Q. Where can I get an application for employment?

A. Applications can be obtained by e-mailing, or by visiting our Employment Opportunities webpage, where applications can be printed. You may apply online for open positions only on our Self Service Website. Applications may also be obtained in person from the Human Resources Office. The Human Resources Department is on the lower level of Town Hall, 41 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Town holidays. For directions to the Town Hall, please visit our Directions page. Applications may also be obtained at the Customer Service and Information Center on the main level of Town Hall, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

4. Q. How can I find out more information about an open position and if I am qualified for that position?

A. For each available opening, the Town of Manchester creates a job posting, which includes salary and hours, closing date, a summary of the position, minimum educational and experience requirements and certifications, information on any examinations for the position, as well as information on how to apply for the position. Job postings are available on the Employment Opportunities webpage and may also be obtained at the Human Resources Office.

5. Q. Do I need to complete a separate application if I am interested in more than one position?

A. Yes, for each position you are interested in, a separate application must be submitted.

6. Q. What is the Affirmative Action Questionnaire used for?

A. In order to comply with Federal EE0-4 reporting requirements and statistical record keeping for the Town of Manchester, we ask all applicants to complete the voluntary Affirmative Action Questionnaire 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.

7. Q. Do I have to live in Manchester to be eligible for a position with the Town?

A. There is no residency requirement for Town of Manchester positions unless specified by Town Charter.

8. Q. How will I find out the status of my application?

A. Candidates will be notified in writing as to the status of their application after the application review process has been completed.

9. Q. Where can I find more information on the hiring process for the Town of Manchester?

A. A detailed description of hiring procedures can be found in our Personnel-Rules-Recruitment-and-Hiring-Procedures.pdf(PDF, 111KB)

10. Q. Does the Town of Manchester post vacancies for the Manchester Public School System?

A. Positions within the Manchester School System and Board of Education are separate from the Town of Manchester. If you are interested in a position within the school system, please contact the Manchester Board of Education at (860) 647-3440. You can also visit the Manchester Board of Education website for more information.