City of Binghamton, New York

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Water/Sewer Systems Maintainer

Date Posted: 9/08/2017
Location: Water/Sewer Department
Salary: $14.49 per hour
Last Date To File: 9/18/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of skilled work in the maintenance and repair of water systems, sewer systems, and roads. Operates equipment required in the process of snow removal.  The incumbent performs work requiring specialized technical skills and may direct a small work force in activities concerned with the continued use and effective operation of the water and sewer systems.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Senior Water and Sewer System Maintainer and or Assistant Supervisor/Supervisor of the bureau. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs maintenance and repair on sewer mains and laterals and sewer system entries involving concrete and brick work; Lays storm and sanitary sewer lines; Lays water mains and makes taps on mains for services to consumers; Turns off and renews consumers’ services; Repairs and installs hydrants and meters; Tests for and repairs leaks in mains and services;  Caulks joints; Operates dump trucks in connection with the work; Rebuilds and repairs catch basins, sewer mains laterals and head stones; Makes minor repairs on small pumps; Operates a variety of equipment and uses power tools required to repair and maintain the city water and sewer systems; including water pumps, compressors,  black topping and cement mixing, vacuum  truck, bucket loaders, backhoes; Plows and Salts city streets as required for snow removal; Cares for tools, supplies and equipment; Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks. Does related work as required.

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

Good knowledge of the principles, practices, tools, equipment, terminology and safety precautions involved in the maintenance of  water distribution systems and sanitary sewer collection systems;  working knowledge of the operation and repair of pumps and compressors;  ability to operate equipment in the repair and maintenance of the water and sewer systems;  ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;  ability to work with others and to lead in small work projects;  ability to keep minor records in the use of materials, supplies and equipment;  ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, excel spreadsheets, and Cartegraph database, at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;   physical condition as necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICIATIONS:

(a) Five years of progressively increasing experience in the construction, repair and maintenance  of either the City of Binghamton’s water distribution and/or sewer systems; or

(b) Six years of external experience in the construction, repair and maintenance of water distribution and/or sanitary sewer collection systems. Candidates should be willing to demonstrate capability and proficiency in the use of all equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of a CDL-B New York State driver’s license at time of appointment is required and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Laborer

Date Posted: 8/24/2017
Location: City of Binghamton - Water/Sewer Dept.
Salary: $12.44 per hour
Last Date To File: 9/04/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is routine work in the performance of a variety of unskilled tasks in the maintenance of buildings, grounds as well as in repair and maintenance of water and sewer systems and related public works activities.  Incumbents of this position work under the direct supervision of skilled Motor Equipment Operators, supervisors or journey level crafts persons.  Depending upon work assignments, incumbents may develop knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of higher level work assignments.  The Laborer may be considered as a trainee position for positions such as Carpenter’s Helper, Parks Maintainer and Motor Equipment Operator. 

Typical Work Activities:

Performs a variety of unskilled work such as collecting and disposing of garbage and trash, shoveling and removal of snow from streets, raking, tamping and shoveling cold patch, cleaning and flushing streets, culverts and catch basins and the digging and refilling of trenches for water and sewer pipelines; Learns to and operates air compressors, jack hammers, concrete mixers and pumps; Works with Water Maintainers in tapping water mains and in the repair and maintenance of the water distribution system; Works with the Pump Station Operators in the repair, replacement and maintenance of pumps and pumping equipment; Works with Building Maintenance Mechanics or skilled trades persons in repairing heating and air conditioning machinery, repairing toilets and sinks, painting apartments and in electrical rewiring activities.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Willingness to perform unskilled manual work; willingness to work under all weather conditions; ability and willingness to develop a broad range of skills in public works activities including the operation of motor vehicles and power equipment; ability to understand and carry out simple oral and written instructions; dependability; 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

Hardware/Software Technician

Date Posted: 8/24/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $40,000.00 to $43,169.00 per year
Last Date To File: 9/04/2017
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

An employee in this class is responsible for the installation, maintenance and problem resolution for personal computers.  The position requires frequent contact with computer users in identification of needs and resolution of hardware and software problems.  Additionally, an employee in this class is responsible for providing help-desk support to employees by evaluating, diagnosing and troubleshooting computer problems related to software packages and hardware issues.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor.  Does related work as required.  

Typical Work Activities:

Provides employees with first-level diagnosis and troubleshooting of computer problems relating to software packages, hardware issues, work processing, spreadsheets, accounting systems and specific applications.  Installs and tests computer hardware;  Maintains and repairs computer and peripheral equipment;  Coordinates with service providers to ensure the timely completion of repairs; Coordinates the cabling  necessary to establish networks;  Participates in the development and enforcement of standards and policies regarding hardware and software systems;  Maintains inventory of computer hardware and software, including maintenance and repair records;  Follows-up with employees to ensure problems are resolved and updates them regarding actions taken or planned;  Creates or assists other employees in creating forms, reports or databases;  Enters data into various databases;  Performs a variety of clerical tasks including answering phones and taking messages.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSExcellent knowledge of typical personal computer hardware and software applications;  Excellent knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English;  Good knowledge of information technology help desk procedures, processes and practices;  Skill in the use of tools and equipment used in the installation and repair of computer and networking hardware;  Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees in other departments at all levels;  Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions;  Ability to express oneself clearly and effectively both orally and in writing;  Ability to maintain inventory and operational records;  Ability to perform close detail work;  Ability to lift up to 40 pounds;  Initiative, tact;  patience;  good judgment;  Resourcefulness;  Courtesy.

Minimum Qualifications:

A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in computer science, computer technology, computer repair or a closely related field and one year experience installing software and troubleshooting both hardware and software;  or

B)    Three years experience as indicated above;  or

C)     An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated within the limits of A) and B)

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

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. 

 

 

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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