City of Binghamton, New York

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Assistant Engineer

Date Posted: 2/12/2019
Location: Department of Engineering
Salary: $38,127.00 - $44,178.00 per year
Last Date To File: 2/25/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of beginning level professional civil engineering work.  The work is primarily concerned with the design of civil engineering projects for the Public Works Department or in preparing specifications for private contractors.  The incumbent also facilitates the implementation of special City projects such as a sidewalk rebate program.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a senior level Engineer with wide leeway in exercising judgment in when and how work assignments will be completed.  Supervision is exercised over a small number of sub-professional and technical employees.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises the design, drafting and standard detailing work in the planning, designing and inspection of street construction and public building renovation work:  Upon request, assists public officials in the planning and design of public construction or reconstruction projects including feasibility studies and alternative action;  Designs plans for the construction or repair of facilities and systems such as street curbs, sidewalks, sewer and water lines, culverts, bridges, Parks and Recreation buildings and fire houses;  Designs, develops sketches and specifications for construction contracts for various City projects in Parks and Recreation, Water, Sewer, Maintenance and Streets:  Inspects, reviews and investigates specified engineering problems and complaints during the construction or extension of water or sewer distribution systems;  Supervises construction and assists Construction Inspectors on the more difficult or complex engineering problems;  Assists in planning and policy formulation for future public construction projects.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering;  good knowledge of the principles of physics and mathematics as they apply to civil engineering;  skill in the use of engineering field and office instruments;  ability to compile engineering data and to make moderately difficult technical computations;  ability to express engineering concepts in drawing, designs, and written specifications; ability to supervise and inspect the work of others engaged in engineering projects;  accuracy;  good judgment;  ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

(a)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering;  or

(b)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate's Degree in engineering, architecture or related technologies and four years of technical engineering experience;  or

(c)        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six years of technical civil engineering experience;  or

(d)        An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a), (b), and (c).

Assistant Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

Date Posted: 2/11/2019
Location: Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $67,670.00 - $79,612.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves assisting the Superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the administration, operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.  The incumbent assumes overall responsibility for the operation of the plant in the absence of the Superintendent.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Superintendent with wide leeway allowed for planning work methods in dealing with emergency situations.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate plant personnel.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Assists in supervising the operation of the plant to assure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, supplies and personnel;  Makes daily inspection of plant and plant machinery; Makes or supervises necessary tests for control of plant operation; Repairs or supervises the repair of machinery; Instructs and supervises operators, trainees and other subordinate employees; Assists in assigning plant personnel to shifts; Prepares payrolls, maintenance records, and correspondence; Conducts periodic examinations of plant equipment and directs necessary repairs and maintenance; Assists in supervising the treatment and disposal of wastewater; Assists in maintaining inventories and supplies, chemicals, and equipment; Assists in purchasing of equipment, chemicals, and other operating supplies.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Through knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater; good knowledge of the operations of a modern wastewater treatment plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; mechanical aptitude; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.         Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approved curriculum; and

2.         Completion of an appropriate course of instruction approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and Not less than eighteen months of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 56 or greater, and facilities of the appropriate type; and

3.         The ability to conduct the routine laboratory and field tests required for the control of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant with such facilities.

 

Grade 3 can use one of the following options of meet the minimum education requirements:

The operating experience discussed under these options is required in addition to the approved operating experience.

QUALIFYING OPTIONS FOR GRADE 3 OPERATIONS: (Must also have required duration of approved operating experience-18 months).

a)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school in a NYSDEC approved curriculum, or

b)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

c)         AA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

d)         High school equivalency diploma and three years of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater

The candidate must possess a Grade 3 certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation with 6 and one half years experience and must obtain a Grade 4 certificate within 18 months and maintain the certificate during the entire length of appointment.

DEFINITIONS:

Operating Experience:    Is defined as work experience at a wastewater treatment plant with a SPDES permit.  A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the work experience must include hands-on operation of all unit processes at the WWTP.

Approved Operating Experience:  Is defined as work experience at a wastewater treatment plant with a SPDES permit having the same of higher point score for which certification is being sought.  A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the experience must include hands-on operations of all unit processes at the WWTP.

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent

Date Posted: 2/08/2019
Location: Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Plant
Salary: $76,653 - $90,181.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a responsible technical and administrative position in charge of the complete operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board and involves the supervision over the plant personnel.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises the operation of the plant to assure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, supplies and personnel; Makes daily inspection of plant and plant machinery; Makes or supervises necessary tests for control of plant operation; Supervises the maintenance and repair of machinery; Assigns plant personnel to shifts; Instructs and supervises operators, trainees and other subordinate employees; Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals and equipment; Requisitions materials; Maintains records and prepares periodic reports on the operation of the plant.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Through knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater; good knowledge of the operations of a modern Wastewater Treatment Plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; mechanical aptitude; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Graduation from an accredited university or school with a bachelor of science degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science or graduation from an accredited university or school with a bachelor of arts degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science; and

 2. Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of instruction by the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation and not less than two years of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 76 or greater, and facilities of the appropriate type; and

 3. The ability to conduct the routine laboratory and field tests required for the control of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant with such facilities.

Grade 4 can use one of the following options to meet the minimum education requirements:

The operating experience discussed under these options is required in addition to the approved operating experience.

QUALIFYING OPTIONS FOR GRADE 4 OPERATORS: (Must also have required duration of approved experience-two (2) years):

                      a)         BS degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from duly accredited university or school, or

                      b)         BA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, or

c)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school in NYSDEC approved curriculum, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

d)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school plus three years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

e)         AA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, plus three years of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

f)         High school or equivalence diploma and 6 years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant.

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS:

Must obtain and maintain operator license or certificate during the entire length of appointment.

Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.

The candidate must possess a Grade 4 Certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Definitions:

Operating experience:   Is defined as work experience at a wastewater treatment plant with a SPDES permit.  A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the work experience must include hands-on operation of all unit processes at the WWTP.

Approved Operating Experience:  Is defined as work experience at a wastewater treatment plant with a SPDES permit having the same or higher point score for which certification is being sought.  A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the experience must include hands-on operating of all unit processes at the WWTP.

General Equipment Mechanic

Date Posted: 2/08/2019
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $16.83 to $21.64 per hour
Last Date To File: 2/19/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is skilled work in repairing and maintaining a variety of automotive and related types of equipment.  The scope of tasks ranges from the repair and rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines to the repair of truck and car bodies to specialized public works apparatus.  The incumbent works independently on assignments from higher level department employees or officers, but usually from work orders or defective equipment as reported by equipment operators.  The incumbent may be assigned senior supervisory or lead roles over other Mechanics, Attendants and Laborers in a satellite or split shift operation.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs skilled tasks in rebuilding and repairing gasoline and diesel powered equipment,   including cars, trucks, sweepers, rollers and specialized mechanical equipment such as  bulldozers, graders, backhoes, salters and air compressors; Removes, repairs or replaces clutches, rear ends, brakes, exhausts, shock absorbers, manual transmissions, cooling systems and ignition systems; Assists in and repairs miscellaneous equipment and facilities including bridges; Inspects motor equipment to establish compliance with minimum safety standards for operating equipment; Makes repairs on equipment in the field and operates equipment in test runs and/or in returning defective equipment to the central garage; Repairs various equipment including hydraulic and electrical systems; Tunes, adjusts and where necessary, completely overhauls gasoline and diesel engines; Assists with or independently repairs body work, including the use of welding tools.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of standard automotive repair methods on both gasoline and diesel engines along with the terminology and tools of the trade;  good knowledge in the repair of trucks, cars and other specialized mechanical equipment and apparatus such as hydraulic systems, aerial ladders and signaling equipment;  working knowledge in the machinist trades used in structuring and welding automotive parts;  ability to analyze mechanical and operating problems from test runs and motor Equipment Operators’ written and oral reports;  skill in repairing, removing and replacing parts of motors such as ignition, exhaust, electrical and hydraulic systems; willingness to assume leadership responsibility in performing more difficult work;  willingness to train subordinates in new or higher level skills;  Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Five years of experience in the repair of a variety of automotive equipment, including the rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized two year college with an Associate’s Degree in automotive mechanics and three years of experience described in (a); or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits defined in (a) and (b).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:

  1. Eligibility for a New York State Inspector’s Certificate and possession at time of appointment and maintain the certificate during the entire length of appointment;
  2. Eligibility for CDL-B Driver’s License whenever the work requires the operation of heavy motor equipment, which must be obtained within six (6) months after employment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

2019 Pavement Management Summer Intern Position

Date Posted: 1/24/2019
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $12 per hour
Last Date To File: 3/31/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Students perform the following activities during the summer: collect road inventory and condition surveys; determine repair alternatives and associated unit costs; generate a prioritized listing of road repairs using CAMP-RS computer program; create a five year plan using prioritized listings; instruct a municipal employee on how to update CAMP-RS; prepare a final summary report; present report to the elected Board; provide a copy of the final report, including five-year plan, to CLRP and the municipality; complete an internship/program evaluation form; and assist the highway department in other roles as time permits. After implementing CAMP-RS, students may do other work as needed, possibly including: inventory drainage facilities and sidewalks, flag traffic, perform highway construction work, run equipment on construction sites, or input data into computer-based mapping programs.

As a municipal employee, hours are same as hours of any other summer employee in the department, whether the agency works a five-day or four-day work week during the summer. Training is provided over three-days on May 30th and 31st and June 1st. 1-1/2 days are with the municipal employee and the student together, who are taught about pavement management systems and CAMP-RS in particular. Municipal employees and students work together to survey real roads, input data into CAMP-RS, and generate reports. 

Typical Work Activities:

Program administrators will make a minimum of two field visits to help students overcome any difficulties specific to the municipality, ensure surveys and reports are created in the proper manner, and to help the public works agency understand that information. In addition, staff will be available to students for phone consultation and by email as needed. Staff also provides necessary computer support & project advice to enable interns and employees to complete CAMP-RS successfully.

A more detailed description of the program is available at the Cornell Local Roads Program (www.clrp.cornell.edu).

Minimum Qualifications:

College student in engineering field (preferred) with an interest in road and highway maintenance and management. DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.

Legal Typist (Confidential)

Date Posted: 1/03/2019
Location: Corporation Counsel
Salary: $26,780.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of difficult, confidential typing work requiring a knowledge of legal terms used in the preparation of briefs and other legal instruments.  Recording/entering (keying) and retrieving data and/or information in accordance with prescribed procedures.  In addition to legal typing duties, other routine clerical and typing tasks such as receptionist and operation of various office equipment are performed in this position.  Work is performed under general supervision

Typical Work Activities:

Types legal briefs, petitions, motions, orders, personnel records, opinions, notices, collective bargaining agreements, proposals used in labor negotiations with city unions, grievance responses, confidential position papers and other legal documents;  Handles, reviews and processes confidential medical and worker’s compensation materials;  Proof reads such documents, including the checking of citations in original reference for accuracy and completeness;  Answers telephones, records messages and schedules appointments;  Sorts confidential correspondence, various legal documents, personnel and medical records regarding city employees and other documents addressed to the Corporation Counsel’s office:  Distributes the materials to the appropriate office staff for further action;  Collects, compiles and types statistics;  Operates word processing equipment using a standard input keyboard;  Operates photocopier and fax duplicating machines as well as other office equipment;  Establishes and maintains a computerized filing and index card system for legal documents, pending actions and such other filing systems as are needed;  Performs other clerical and typing duties as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:                                                            Ability to learn law office methods, procedures, forms and legal terminology; working knowledge of Data Entry including Windows, Works, Excel, Access Software or equivalent knowledge and experience that demonstrates the ability to adjust and learn these systems;  good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  The ability to recognize, spell and properly use legal terms and expressions;  ability to type at a reasonable speed (i.e. not less than 40 wpm.) with good accuracy; good clerical aptitude;  good judgment;  neat appearance;  tact and courtesy;  Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;  good physical condition.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and at least one year of clerical experience which will have included typing.

Summer Internship

Date Posted: 12/28/2018
Location: City Hall
Salary: unpaid
Last Date To File: 3/31/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:
The City of Binghamton is accepting applications for Summer Internships (see attached application). Any questions, please contact the Office of Personnel at 607-772-7008.
 
Applications are due by March 31, 2019*. Please make sure you list the Department(s) you are interested in on the application (we cannot guarantee placement). If you have a project/area of interest not listed below, contact the Office of Personnel as they may be able to accommodate you.
 
  • Planning, Housing, and Community Development
  • Mayor's Office-Youth and Neighborhood Affairs
  • Clerk's Office
 
Once an application is received, you will be contacted for an interview. If offered the internship, you will start June 3rd and end on August 30th. You will be able to set a schedule, of 10-20 hours per week, with your direct supervisor. 
 
*Fall Internship applications will be available April 1st.
Typical Work Activities:
Minimum Qualifications:

Parks & Recreation Summer Internship

Date Posted: 12/28/2018
Location: City Hall
Salary: unpaid
Last Date To File: 3/31/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

General Purpose

Students who intern with the City of Binghamton Department of Parks & Recreation (“Parks”) will accompany their supervisor to various community/governmental meetings; will gain local government and parks and recreation experience; and will be given a research project that incorporates their interests within the field.

Supervision Received

Students will be under the direction and general supervision of a Recreation Supervisor and/or Program Supervisor. Will also have opportunities to shadow the Assistant Director and Commissioner.

Typical Work Activities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Interns will be involved with various programs and events offered by the department. Including but not limited to: youth programming, adult programming, aquatics programing, and special events If there is a specific area with more interest, potential additional time can be spent being involved in that area.

Research the development of new program/event in the intern’s division of choice as it fits the department’s needs and budget.

Objectives

Develop public understanding and participation in parks and recreation programs through public relations activities.

Establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with other public and volunteer community agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Length of Internship

Student must maintain a schedule permitting easy access for citizens and one that fits the needs of the department’s programs, events and meeting needs. Applications accepted January 1st to March 31st to the Personnel Office. Internship starts 1st Monday in June and ends last Friday in August, but may be extended as agreed up by the Commissioner, Personnel Office, and intern.

If Student wishes to complete the internship for college credit, please fill out the appropriate paperwork with your institution and provide us with the necessary paperwork and requirements.

Please fill out Internship Application.

Code Inspector

Date Posted: 12/04/2018
Location: Building Inspection & Code Enforcement
Salary: $29,661.00 TO $33,973.00 PER YEAR
Last Date To File: 12/14/2018
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is an entry level position that performs technical, compliance inspections on structures and properties, with emphasis on property maintenance and as required to achieve compliance with the New York State Code and related municipal codes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the supervisor of Building Construction who reviews inspection reports and the recommendations for correcting violations. Does related work as required. New York Department of State Code Enforcement certification required within one year of employment. 

Typical Work Activities:

Performs investigations and inspections to ascertain compliance with New York State Code and related municipal codes; Addresses complaints and permitting issues involving fire safety; installation and operation of heating, plumbing and electrical systems; unsafe or hazardous walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, chimneys, yards, porches, structural foundations, and sidewalks; Writes detailed and accurate inspection reports on findings of violations to City codes and issues certificates of compliance where corrective measures were taken on reported violations; Issues appearance tickets and testifies at legal hearings involving code violations.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of the provisions of New York State Code change to and related municipal codes; working knowledge of life safety, fire safety, and building construction systems and methodologies; working knowledge in the principles and practices of inspecting properties; ability to prepare precise and accurate reports on code violations which will be used in legal proceedings against violators; tact and courtesy; initiative and resourcefulness; keen observations; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in: engineering, construction technology, architecture, urban planning, human services, public administration, economic development, social science or related field ; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate Degree in any field as listed in (a) and two years of military and/or work experience in any area listed in (a) or in building trades and construction, property maintenance, environmental testing; or
  3. Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma with a total of 4 years of military and/or work experience in a field listed in (a) or (b).

*Military duty is defined as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Guard when in service for the United States. Proof of an honorable discharge (DD-214) must be provided before the candidate’s name can be certified for appointment

Assistant Corporation Counsel

Date Posted: 11/06/2018
Location: City Hall
Salary: up to $45,000 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The duties of this class are highly professional in nature consisting of assisting the Corporation Counsel in rendering legal counsel to the Mayor and to the City Council. The work calls for a great deal of legal expertise as well as independent judgment and discretion and is under the general supervision of the Corporation Counsel. The incumbent may give direct supervision to the Research Aide and clerical staff of the Department if needed. Does related work as required. 

 

Typical Work Activities:

Acts as legal interpreter for the City Council in regard to City code, charter and ordinances; Prepares resolutions, ordinances and local laws for final drafting and approval; Provides legal counsel for the City of Binghamton in labor relations matters, civil service proceedings, personnel, human rights and EEOC matters and workers compensation; Represents the City of Binghamton as defendant in claims and suits regarding unemployment insurance, water and sewer bills, any damage claims not covered by  insurance; Represents City in its prosecution of City code violations and as plaintiff in collection and small claims procedures; may be appointed to serve as a hearing officer for a variety of issues, including condemnation, billing disputes and union matters.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Familiarity with the principles and practices of common law and of City, State and Federal laws, especially in fields of Criminal and Municipal Corporation Law; familiarity with of civil court procedures and of the rules of evidence; familiarity with  the general workings and activities of municipal government; skill in preparing drafts of legal instructions; ability to analyze and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to legal problems; ability to plan and supervise work of subordinates; ability to speak clearly and effectively; initiative; good independent and professional judgment in carrying out duties; diplomacy; tact; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a law degree from a regionally accredited law school

  1. Admission to the Bar in New York State or,
  2. Admission to the Bar in New York State within one year from the time of appointment.

 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic

Date Posted: 10/05/2018
Location: Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $23.37 - $27.37 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves performance of semi skilled and skilled tasks related to the repair, maintenance and construction of wastewater treatment plant equipment, vehicles, facilities, and grounds.  The work is performed in accordance with the practices involved in the preventive maintenance, repair and fabrication of wastewater treatment plant equipment including pumps, manual and electronic valves, digester units, gas and diesel engine, compressors, injection systems and motors.  The class differs from that of Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintainer by virtue of the responsibility for the skilled repair and fabrication of plant mechanical equipment.  The class differs from the Waste Water Treatment Plant Instrument Technician, because the Technician has responsibility for the skilled repair of complex electronic, electrical, pneumatic and related mechanical equipment.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Head Mechanic, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.  May, upon assignment, supervise the work of subordinate plant personnel.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs a wide variety of job repairs and preventive maintenance to pumps, valves, mechanical screens, degritting equipment, sludge and grit conveyors, gear drives, manual and electronic valves, digester units, chemical injection systems, blowers, compressors, gas and diesel engines, plumbing and piping and HVAC;  Designs and fabricates equipment modifications to increase performance and / or decrease equipment failure; designs and fabricates supports, pump bases, railings, grating covers, weirs, guards, some concrete repair and construction. Evaluates equipment failures and determines corrective courses of actions and performs preventive maintenance of pumping machinery, conveyors, motors, and other plant equipment;  Performs a variety of machine shop activities such as welding, brazing, steam fitting, tool fabrication;  Operates lathe, drill press, grinder, power saw, welding and other shop equipment;  Inspects plant for maintenance and repair needs;  Installs new mechanical equipment;  Rebuilds pump sleeves, pump pistons and other equipment;  Tightens chains, installs pipes, lubricates and repairs motors;  performs preventive maintenance and repairs on trucks and other moving equipment and buildings; Inspects equipment and specifications to determine maintenance needs and schedules; Repacks pumps; prepares time and equipment reports; assists in locating parts for repair and maintenance; performs skilled carpentry and plumbing tasks as need; performs gas and arc welding; demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and safe work methods associated with working in confined spaces, handling biohazards, and working with hazardous chemicals; general housekeeping of plant facilities; performs other duties as assigned.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of practices, tools, terminology and safety procedures established for the maintenance and repair of a Wastewater Treatment Plant;  Good knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of large pumps and auxiliary equipment;  Knowledge of plumbing, preventive maintenance programs, gas and diesel engine repair, working knowledge of the functions and practices used in the maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant, occupational hazards and standard safety practices including handling of toxic chemicals and biohazards;  skill in the use of tools and equipment used for mechanical repair and fabrication;  skill in repair of mechanical equipment;  ability to work from plans, specifications, and rough sketches;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  good eye/hand coordination;  mechanical aptitude;  manual dexterity;  knowledge of proper English, reading, spelling and grammar, methods and techniques for record keeping, basic principles of mathematics, willingness to work out of doors under adverse weather conditions;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position; Ability to work as a team member; Ability to work with computer interfaces and programs; must be physically capable of sustained climbing, walking, and lifting; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;  Must be willing to work any day or shift.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and;

(a)        Three years of experience as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic’s Assistant; or

(b)        Three years hands on experience with industrial mechanical maintenance, including but not limited to industrial pumps, engines, motors, conveyance equipment or plumbing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of an appropriate level motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with the ability to be covered under plant insurance policy at time of appointment, and must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment. 

CANDIDATES MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; BROOME, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, CORTLAND, CHENANGO, OTSEGO, OR DELAWARE, OR SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Instrument Technician

Date Posted: 10/05/2018
Location: Binghamton Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $23.37 - $27.37 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Under general supervision, performs skilled electronic and electrical work involving the troubleshooting, installation, and repair of the sophisticated and elementary, instrumentation power and control systems in the wastewater treatment facility, or sewer systems.  The work involves responsibility for the installation, calibration, maintenance and repair of electronic instruments and devices used to operate, measure and monitor wastewater treatment processes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Head Electrician with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out the details of the work.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Assist in the installation and repair of assigned instrumentation and electrical systems. Install, troubleshoot, and repair instrument and electrical equipment associate with controllers, transmitters, samplers, low elements, gas detection systems, level and temperature devices, pH analyzers, density probes and analyzers, variable frequency motor drives, programmable controllers, electrical distribution systems, automatic transfer switches, and on site power generation system. Isolate and correct end elements, such as transmitters and analyzers. Assists in maintaining and calibrating computer based telemetry equipment. Assist in troubleshooting, repair and calibration of complex control loops containing many elements such as: motor starters, pressure to current converters, pulse to current converters, voltage to current converters, level and/or flow devices, networks, and work stations. Solve interface problems between and elements and the computer control system, and maintain a daily log. Modify, replace, or rebuild old equipment to facilitate maintenance and/or upgrade instrument systems. Assist in preventive maintenance, calibration and testing program to carry out a continuous program of instrument inspection and maintenance in an effort to preclude equipment failure and related process control problems. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of the principles and practices involved in maintaining, repairing and installing electronic instruments and equipment necessary to the operation of a wastewater treatment processes; Good knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment, including
- Electrical circuits and wiring systems including the advanced principles of electrical and electronic theory.
- The theory, principles, and applications of solid state circuitry as used in computers and programmable controllers.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work                                                                                                                          Knowledge of network linked computer systems and computer based real time control systems; Knowledge in installing and repairing and installing computers and computer related equipment such as controls, work-stations, networks, personal computers, etc. Skill in operation of hand and power tools; Ability to analyze and organize data and prepare records and reports; Ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and written directions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;             

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

(a)       Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in electrical technology or electronics or closely related field and two (2) years of experience maintaining, repairing and installing electronic equipment; or                                                                                                                                                                                           

(b)       Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience as defined by the limits of (a); or (c)  An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) or

(c)        An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a New York State Driver’s License is required at time of appointment and must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

 

CANDIDATES MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; BROOME, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, CORTLAND, CHENANGO, OTSEGO, OR DELAWARE, OR SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

 

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $32.50 per day
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

A person in this position must exercise considerable vigilance in directing traffic for the protection of children going to and from school.  Work is performed independently with only occasional directions from a superior

Typical Work Activities:

Directs traffic at crosswalks near school; Assists children crossing streets; Slows down traffic in school zone; Instructs younger children concerning proper place and precautions to be taken when crossing street.  

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Ability to be firm yet courteous with the public; ability to get along well with children; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

None

Commissioner of Public Works

Date Posted: 8/02/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $75,000-$110,000
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The City of Binghamton, New York is currently searching for an individual to lead the City’s Department of Public Works.  The location is ideal, at the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers, in beautiful upstate New York, just 45 minutes from the Finger Lakes and 3 hours from New York City.  Binghamton is a small city, but offers many of the social, cultural and recreational opportunities of a larger city.

 

The City of Binghamton Government provides a wide array of services, including roadway and building maintenance, engineering, water and wastewater, refuse collection, street lighting and signals. The Department of Public Works maintains approximately 150 center line miles of roadway for 48,000 residents, plus a growing student population from Binghamton University, consistently rated as one of the best public colleges in the nation.

 

Typical Work Activities:

 

The Commissioner of Public Works is a management position, appointed by the Mayor and reporting directly to the Mayor.

Duties include:

-          Managing a workforce of 161 employees.

-          Providing daily leadership for all aspects of the department.

-          Managing an annual operating budget of $14 million

-          Managing an annual capital budget of $10 million

-          Employee/union relations

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be dynamic, innovative and possess proven leadership skills and a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Construction or a closely related field, along with a minimum of ten years of experience in the leadership role in public works, some of which was in a union environment.

The City offers an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation, paid leave and membership in the NYS Retirement System.

If you are interested in becoming an integral part of the City’s dynamic future, please send your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements to lptestani@cityofbinghamton.com

The City of Binghamton is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversification.  All new hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.