City of Binghamton, New York

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Lead Agency Assistant Project Manager

Date Posted: 8/17/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $50 per hour - up to 20 hours per wewek
Last Date To File: 8/28/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a professional engineering position assisting in the management of the BJCJSTP BAF Restoration and Rehabilitation Project, Flood Wall FEMA Mitigation Project, Terminal Pump Station FEMA Flood Mitigation Project and Water Quality Project.  This position reports to the Project Manager and the Mayor of the City of Binghamton.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Engineering; knowledge of engineering research and economics; knowledge of operations of sewage treatment plant; knowledge of methods and procedures involved in the initiation, planning and design and development of sewage treatment plant; high degree of professional 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.

Typical Work Activities:

·         Assists in providing lead agency oversight and coordination from a global prospective of all projects at the BJCJSTP;

·         May review pay requests, invoices and purchase orders;

·         Reports to the Project Manager on the progress of the project;

·         Tracks project costs and schedules as it relates to budget, finances and the NYSDEC consent order;

·         May provide representation on matters dealing with NYSDEC, EFC, and FEMA;

·         Interacts with other City departments (Corporation Counsel and Comptroller) for legal and financial matters associated with the project;

·         Coordination with the contract construction manager and design manager;

·         Coordination with all parties involved with the FEMA components of each project;

·         Assures the project is meeting all City, NYSDEC, EFC, FEMA, and EPA requirements;

·         Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a New York State Professional Engineer License and either:

(A)   Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with major work in Civil Engineering and               five (5) years of Civil Engineering experience, three (3) of which relate to WWTPS; or

(B)   Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered two year college with major work in Engineering Science or Civil Engineering Technology and seven (7) years of Civil Engineering experience, three (3) of which relate to WWTPS.

Deputy Commissioner of Public Works

Date Posted: 8/15/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a key leadership position within the Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works has an operating budget of approximately $14 million and a workforce of 161 employees. The work performed by this position involves a high degree of independence and solid judgment. Policy development, implementation and enforcement are a key component of the duties performed by the position. Providing project management and support/direction to first line field Supervisors and handling day-to-day personnel, safety/health and labor relations issues are also essential tasks assigned to this position. Frequent contact with the public regarding operational issues and complaints is required. This position reports directly to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Typical Work Activities:
Minimum Qualifications:

A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; with a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, engineering, construction management, or a related field and five (5) years of field experience in a DPW or similar work setting; or

B)     Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; with a associate’s degree in  public administration,  engineering or a related field and seven (7) years of  field experience in a DPW or similar work setting; or

C)     Graduation from high school and ten (10) years of field experience in DPW, construction, with 5 years in management and supervision.

 

We offer 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 alrutherford@cityofbinghamton.com

Principal Clerk

Date Posted: 8/03/2017
Location: Public Safety/Bureau of Police
Salary: $27,519 - $29,346 per year
Last Date To File: 8/16/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is highly important clerical work involving responsibility for the frequent exercise of independent judgment in planning and managing complex clerical activities and independently performing the more responsible and complex functions.  The work is performed in accordance with general instructions regarding objectives, policies and procedures.  Difficult technical or policy problems are referred to a supervisor for decision or review of judgment if recommendations are made.

Typical Work Activities:

Plans, assigns and reviews clerical work and instructs employees in the details of specialized clerical work; Revises and develops improved work procedures and methods and installs those approved by superiors; Receives and reviews complaints and assigns necessary follow-up action; Assists superiors in the preparation of budget information, collection of data, compiling of statistics, and solution of personnel problems; Maintains complex activity control records, schedules work loads and flow and coordinates the work with that of other units; Maintains complex indexing, coding and filing systems; Supervises and participates in the maintenance of routine financial, personnel, payroll and stock control records not requiring specialized account keeping training; Uses a variety of office machines, including a typewriter, calculator and copier in performing duties.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English; working knowledge of modern office machines and ability to apply it to recurring work problems; thorough knowledge of policies, laws and regulations relating to the program of the particular agency; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of clerical assistants; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to prepare correspondence and reports; ability to deal effectively with the public; good judgment in solving complex clerical problems; initiative and resourcefulness; tact and courtesy; integrity; 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 high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and five years of progressively responsible clerical experience;    or

(b)        Seven years of progressively responsible clerical experience;    or

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

Plumbing Inspector

Date Posted: 8/03/2017
Location: Building Inspection & Code Enforcement
Salary: $33,994 - $38,687 per year
Last Date To File: 8/16/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is work in the inspection and enforcement of the Municipal Plumbing and New York State Uniform and Fire Prevention and Building Code.  The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction within the general policies and objectives of the Department and as specifically outlined in the Plumbing Code.  Does related work as required

Typical Work Activities:

Reviews plans for plumbing alterations and additions to determine compliance with regulations; Makes inspections of individual water supplies, sanitary sewer and other plumbing fixtures in order to determine compliance with New York State and City plumbing regulations; Issues permits for plumbing construction; Gives information to plumbers, architects and the general public regarding plumbing and drainage codes; Inspects piping, traps and fixtures and sees that work is performed in accordance with permits; Sees that installations are air and water tight; Inspects pipes, fittings, and other materials to determine quality of materials used; Condemns jobs not in accordance with laws and regulations; Investigates complaints and issues violation notices and Court appearance tickets, when necessary; Keeps records and makes reports of inspections; Performs other Building & Construction Division inspections as required; Assist other city departments as required with respect to plumbing; Provides office coverage, as required; Conducts and makes recommendations to the supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction; Keeps up-to-date on latest plumbing technology, and provides information on such to other Building and Construction Division staff.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITITES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Thorough knowledge of modern methods, tools and materials used in plumbing installations and general construction; thorough knowledge of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and the City Plumbing Code;  ability to read and interpret plans and specifications, including plumbing plans and specifications, ability to investigate and correct unsanitary conditions;  ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the general public;  firmness;  courtesy and tact;  initiative and resourcefulness;  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:

Six (6) years experience in the plumbing trade with a minimum of one (1) year as a Journeyman plumber. Be qualified to take the competency test for the City of Binghamton Master Plumber or be in possession of a Master Plumber’s License.

Electrical Inspector

Date Posted: 8/02/2017
Location: Building Construction & Code Enforement
Salary: $33,921 - $36,379 per year
Last Date To File: 8/16/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work of this position involves code compliance inspection and enforcement for electrical components, equipment and systems in buildings and structures that are governed or regulated by the adopted International Code and National Electric Code; New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the National Electric Code, as well as the municipal ordinance, codes, and regulations of the City of Binghamton.

The general duties of this position include: field investigation and assessment; plan review; permit administration, documentation, and record keeping; compliance inspections; technical advisement and support; and code enforcement.

The work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Building, Inspection and Construction, with allowance for independent judgment as needed to complete work; in conformance with the policies and objectives of the Department of Public Works; and as specifically defined by local municipal code. Related work is performed as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Addresses and investigates complaints. Conducts field investigations and surveys of new or existing structures and installations to assess, material defects, deficiencies, or violations subject to regulatory compliance, citation and corrective action under laws, codes, or regulations promulgated or accepted by New York State and the City of Binghamton;

Conducts inspections and reviews all rough wiring installations for concealment if such wiring in accordance with the performance specifications in New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code; Conducts final electrical inspections and fixture count on all electrical work requiring a permit; Certifies and approves that electrical work is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations for the issuance of certificate of occupancy or compliance;

Reviews applications for repair, alterations and additions to the existing electrical wiring and electrical systems in any building and any electrical wiring for new construction; Formally and informally reviews plans, specifications, shop drawings, and technical submittals; Provides technical information and counsel to support and coordinate code enforcement and related departmental activities;

Performs administrative documentation, record keeping, and related tasks, as needed to comply with State law and local practice; Issues and administers permits for electrical work;  Issues and administers violation notices and court appearance tickets for deficient, incorrect, unsafe, illegal or dangerous conditions identified or found within new or existing electrical components, equipment, and systems;

Prepares and administers general correspondence, forms, and reports as needed to support code enforcement and administration activities; Enumerates, calculates, and collects fees associated with electrical inspection services; Prepares inspections reports, documents violations and maintains records;  Explains and enforces the requirements to contractors, building owners and the public of National Electric Code, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and other codes, laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to electrical requirements;

Participates in required training for code enforcement activities; Obtains and keeps current certifications and licensure, including professional development and continuing education requirements, as required to perform duties and maintain current technical knowledge of the specialized field.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Thorough knowledge of the practices, techniques and methods used in residential and commercial electrical construction work; Good knowledge of the National Electric Code, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the New York State Multiple Residence Law, and other codes, laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to electrical requirements; Good knowledge of the principles and methods of field inspection; Working knowledge of the geography of the municipality; Ability to read and interpret blueprints, surveys, maps, plans and specifications; Ability to enforce codes, ordinances and regulations with firmness and tact; Ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and/or written directions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to analyze and organize data and prepare records and reports; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; 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;  Ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and concentration; Ability to deal effectively with the public.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

a)                  Graduation from an regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical construction, electrical technology, electrical engineering, or related technical field or;

b)                  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Associates degree in engineering, or a related technical field AND successful completion of an recognized apprenticeship training program for Electrician

c)                  Ten (10) years of experience as a Journeyman Electrician, including a minimum five (5) years experience as an inspector or as a supervisor responsible for the inspection or installation of residential and commercial electrical work, preferably with life safety fire alarm and automatic fire detection systems

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

a)                  Possession of Master’s License, Class A, from the City of Binghamton or verified possession of recognized licensure from another New York State municipality

b)                  Possession of certification as a code official as required by Title 19, New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, of the Official Compilation of Codes Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) within twelve (12) months of permanent appointment.

c)                  Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate to the vehicles operated or otherwise demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.

Commisioner of Public Works

Date Posted: 8/02/2017
Location: City of Binghamotn
Last Date To File: 8/02/2017
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 alrutherford@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. 

 

 

Signal Electrician

Date Posted: 6/30/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $15.53 - $22.18 per hour
Last Date To File: 7/13/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The electrician/signal electrician performs work; installing, maintaining and repairing a variety of electrical equipment related to the street lights, traffic signals and electrical components of systems located in City owned buildings and facilities.  The work is performed in coordination with the Commissioner of Public Works and the City Engineer.  The electrician/signal electrician works independently or with small work groups to complete projects.  Incumbents of this position plan projects and make out their own work time schedules.  Supervision may be the responsibility of the incumbent depending upon specific assignments and projects.  Does all related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Installs, maintains, repairs and replaces electric fixtures and cabinets related to traffic signals and street lights.  Repairs and adjusts circuit breakers, controls and regulators by replacing working parts and repairing burned out contacts; Orders parts and keeps a record of time and materials used in electrical installations and repairs; May assist the stationery engineer, master electrician, and carpenters in major department work projects; May supervise or lead a group of employees in various work projects and assignments; Operates motor equipment in transporting equipment, tools and parts.  Performs data entry using Cartography software to document work and maintain information related to traffic signals, street lights, and other electric components worked on; Plans maintenance and Capital Projects for the Street Lighting and Traffic Signal Systems.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

JOURNEYMAN Electrician license in the City of Binghamton or the ability to obtain one within the probationary period.  Possession of a NYS DMV issued Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at time of appointment.  Must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.  Must maintain training thru on the job training and on line (internet) within one (1) year of date of hire to perform and be proficient in traffic signal repairs.

Minimum Qualifications:

A.     Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and completion of a five year apprenticeship or equivalent Trade School and five years field experience as a Journeyman, Lineman or Electrician along with a minimum of two years in a supervisory role:  OR

B.     Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technology and five years in the field as a Journeyman, Lineman or Electrician along with two years of supervision;  OR

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

 

 

Internships

Date Posted: 3/26/2010
Location: City Hall
Salary: None
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The City of Binghamton internships offers students an opportunity to work with one of New York's most progressive administrations, to experience local, municipal administration across a wide spectrum of constituent services, and to partner with residents and community leaders in restoring community vitality through focused, comprehensive neighborhood development. Internships may be available in the following departments: Clerk's Office, BEDO, Public Works, Planning, Parks and Recreation and the Mayor's office.   To apply: Send resume and cover letter stating interests and expectations to pakeppler@cityofbinghamton.com.

Typical Work Activities:
Minimum Qualifications:

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