City of Binghamton, New York

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Senior Account Clerk

Date Posted: 3/20/2020
Location: City Clerk's Office
Salary: $25,180.00 - $31,388.00 per year
Last Date To File: 3/31/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for supervising and/or participating in the performance of a variety of moderately complex account keeping tasks requiring data entry on a personal computer. The work may require a general understanding of specific laws, office rules, procedures and policies.  Incumbents work under general supervision following a prescribed routine.  Supervision may be exercised over other clerical employees.  This class differs from other classes in the series by virtue of the complexity of the work performed and/or the degree of supervision exercised and received.  Does related work as required

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises and participates in the posting to journal or ledger accounts from appropriation, expense, invoice, payroll, receipts, voucher records and other original entry materials; Accounts for monies collected and makes bank deposits;  Maintains labor, material, inventory and operational cash records;  Prepares cash receipts and cash disbursements for trust accounts;  Computes payroll deductions, prepares payroll abstracts and maintains records of leave time used; Prepares tax anticipation and bond anticipation notes and purchases certificates of deposit;  All correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, records, bills, purchase orders and other materials are done by entering data on a computer;  Compiles data for and prepares financial and statistical reports;  Verifies and reconciles account balances according to a prescribed procedure; Sorts, indexes and files requisitions, correspondence, vouchers, claims, checks, reports and other material;  Prepares and submits a variety of State and Federal reimbursement claims;  Answers telephone, makes appointments, and provides routine information; Operates a personal computer, computing, calculating, bookkeeping and other office machines.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of modern methods of maintaining and checking financial accounts and records;  good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of the practices of data entry operation; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  ability to get along well with others;  ability to plan and supervise the work of others;  ability to enter and retrieve data on a personal computer; ability to operate a data entry device at an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy; clerical aptitude;  high degree of  accuracy;  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; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of clerical experience primarily involving data entry on a personal computer and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or
  2. Two years of clerical experience primarily involving data entry on a personal computer  and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b).

Clerk - Part Time (2020 Summer Intern)

Date Posted: 3/05/2020
Location: Department of Public Works
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:
Typical Work Activities:

ROAD SURFACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INTERNS (1 Position per Agency): 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
  • assist the highway department in other roles as time permits

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 at the end of May. 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.   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.

Senior Clerk

Date Posted: 2/24/2020
Location: Public Safety - Bureau of Police
Salary: $23,858.00 – $28,698.00 per year
Last Date To File: 3/05/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for the independent performance of standard clerical tasks and the use of computer software to enter and retrieve information.  Specific duties vary with the needs of the department.  Incumbents may direct and review the work of lower-level clerical employees but regular supervision is not a responsibility of the class.  The work of this class is distinguished from Clerk by the greater complexity of tasks, the program knowledge required, the responsibility for acting as lead worker, and the exercise of independent judgment in selecting the best of a number of prescribed alternatives regarding clerical operations.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Reviews documents for accuracy, completeness, processes, and conformity with established procedures and makes appropriate determinations;  Answers telephone and takes messages or provides callers with general information;  Maintains alphabetic, numeric and/or chronological files of correspondence, documents and materials by coding and filing new material, searching for requested material and periodically purging obsolete material;  Makes contact by telephone and correspondence to obtain additional information or to update information;  Monitors agency record keeping system for proper maintenance (both manual and computerized);  Prepares and/or verifies the accuracy of a variety of records;  Maintains a variety of records which may include but are not limited to expenses, maintenance and operating costs;  Processes claims, verifies accuracy of billing, researches bills and authorizes payment of outstanding bills;  Collects fees and accounts for monies received;  Uses a personal computer or scanner to enter information and retrieve pertinent data from computer files;  May instruct new employees in specialized clerical work or a unit;  May prepare standard written responses on matters where policies and procedures are well-defined;  May type correspondence, records and other written materials. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;  Good knowledge of the principles and practices of computerized records maintenance;  Good knowledge of modern methods used in record keeping;  Good knowledge of the specific laws, organizational rules, procedures and policies of the assigned department;  Working knowledge of basic arithmetic functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;  Ability to understand and interpret complicated oral instructions and/or written directions;  Ability to analyze and organize data and prepare accurate records and reports;  Ability to operate a personal computer;  Ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and concentration;  Ability to articulate ideas and information effectively;  Ability to deal effectively with people;  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;  Accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year of clerical experience.

Note:

Successful completion of coursework at a regionally accredited college or university, or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, may be substituted for the required experience with thirty semester credit hours being equivalent to one year of experience.

Parking Ticket Writer (Part Time)

Date Posted: 2/13/2020
Location: Public Safety - Bureau of Police
Salary: $16.00 per hour
Last Date To File: 2/24/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This work involves removing the money box from parking kiosks, checking for parking meter violations and other standing traffic violations.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Police Officer in charge of the traffic unit in accordance with prescribed procedures and routines.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Issues summonses for standing violations; Checks to see if parking meters/kiosks are functioning properly and reports if meters/kiosks are malfunctioning and/or need repair; Collects money from kiosks; Advises drivers as to the reasons for issuance of summonses; Provides information to the public concerning location of private and public parking facilities; May operate a three-wheel scooter in the performance of duties; Makes periodic reports of activities to the traffic violations bureau;

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of local ordinances governing parking and parking meters;  Ability to keep simple records;   Ability to follow oral and written instructions;  Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner;  Ability to operate a motor scooter;  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. Ability to walk/stand for long periods in all weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or high school equivalency diploma.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York at the time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Building Inspector II

Date Posted: 1/30/2020
Location: Building, Construction & Code Enforcement
Salary: $40,000.00 - $44,362.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves the responsibility for the review and approval of plans and specifications submitted for local building permits.  Inspections are made of buildings, erected and under construction or repair for compliance with approved plans, specifications, local ordinance and codes, the New York State Multiple Residence Law and the entirety of the New York State Uniform and Fire Prevention and Building Code.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Public Works and under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction within the general policies and objectives of the department.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Reviews plans and specifications for the construction or renovation of buildings for compliance with codes, regulations and laws prior to issuing permits; Issues building permits; Inspects buildings and structures for compliance with approved plans, specifications and all requirements of applicable codes and laws; Inspects buildings and structures to ensure conformity with safety standards and building permits; Orders unsafe conditions to be rectified; Provides technical interpretation of State and local building code and other related laws to  contractors, design professionals, , owners of structures,  the general public and other departmental staff; Investigates complaints and issues violation notices and court appearance tickets when necessary; Maintains records and reports on inspections and decisions; Performs other building and construction division inspections as required; Assists other City departments with respect to building construction as required; Provides administrative support as required; Provides related technical recommendations to the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction; Maintains professional certification(s) and training in relation to building design and technology; Provides technical support to other building and construction division staff.

FULL PEFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSThorough knowledge of modern methods, principles, tools and materials used in building and general construction;  Thorough knowledge of the New York State Uniform Fire prevention and Building Code and Multiple Residence Law;  Good knowledge of various state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to construction  projects;  Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications;  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other public officials, building contractors, building owners and the general public;  Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions;  Tact, good judgment; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common or specialized office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed, and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered two-year college or university with an Associates Degree in construction, engineering, or architectural technology or related field and two years experience in building construction or rehabilitation; or
  2. Four years experience listed in (a) above; or
  3. An equivalent combination of experience and training as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

 

Economic Development Director

Date Posted: 12/09/2019
Location: Department of Economic Development
Salary: $69,005.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The Economic Development Director in consultation with the Mayor develops all policy related to the formation and implementation of a comprehensive economic and industrial development plan for the City of Binghamton.  This includes formulating specific loan programs, establishing overall development plans and specific programs for downtown and neighborhood commercial areas, and providing overall director and technical assistance for all economic development activities.  The Director directly supervises all technical and clerical staff.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Serves as Executive Director of, and provides technical assistance to, the Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC); Initiates and directs all commercial and industrial development and contracts execution projects; Initiates and supervises other economic development programs, such as the Minority Loan Programs; Establishes work program for and oversees general administrative activities of departmental staff; Supervises technical and clerical support staff; Confers and negotiates with prospective commercial and industrial representatives in planning new site locations and development projects and negotiating tax concessions; Develops and administers specific promotions projects designed to attract new businesses and industries; Meets with various City departments and committees, State and regional agencies, and civic groups about economic development programs; Meets with State and Federal officials to coordinate use of governmental programs vis-à-vis economic development projects; Directs the grants/ funding application process for all economic development projects and may provide technical assistance to developers in assembling financial packages involving grants and other Federal funds; Administers budget and programs set-up to complement economic development efforts; Reviews legislative proposals and statutes concerning economic development; Coordinates environmental review process of grant proposals; Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports pertaining to economic development activities. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and programs relating to economic development activity; thorough knowledge of economic development theory and practices; thorough knowledge of industrial and community business development techniques; thorough knowledge of current literature and sources of information on industrial development; good knowledge of methods or promotional activities relating to the recruitment and retention of business and industry; good knowledge of real estate field, property appraisal, and planning factors related to economic development; ability to plan, organize, and supervise staff and work of the department; ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with developers, financial community, public officials, and general public; ability to work independently and act as a liaison between government and local business and industry; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; initiative; sound professional judgment; tact; resourcefulness; 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. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration Management, Industrial Relations, Economics, Planning, Real Estate, or a closely related field and five years of professional experience in banking, public or business administration, urban planning, economic, or industrial development, real estate, public relations or a field related to the development and implementation of economic growth, two years of which was in an administrative or supervisory position; or
  1. Possession of a Master’s Degree in one of the fields listed in (A); plus four years of professional and administrative supervisory experience described in (A) above; or
  1. Nine years of the professional and administrative supervisory experience as described in (A) above; or
  1. An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C).

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $36.50 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

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