City of Binghamton, New York

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Street Maintainer

Date Posted: 2/25/2021
Location: Public Works
Salary: $14.19 per hour
Last Date To File: 3/08/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the collection and disposal of refuse and maintenance of streets.  The work is performed in a close supervision at all times.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Assists in patching and grading of streets; Rakes, tamps and shovels cold patches; Cleans and flushes streets; Shovels and removes snow from streets; Collects and disposes of rubbish; Assists in repairing sweepers; Works on refuse collection route, lifting cans from curb to truck or emptying cans in truck; Oils and cinders streets; May clean vehicles after each shift; Assists in the paving of city streets.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Willingness to perform routine manual work; ability to lift heavy weights; willingness to work under all weather conditions; physical strength and endurance; sobriety; 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 as necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

New York State Class 5 vehicle driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: CDLB must be obtained within the employee’s probationary period and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

NOTE:  Some experience in heavy manual labor is desirable.

Parking Ticket Writer (Part Time)

Date Posted: 2/12/2021
Location: Police Department
Salary: $16.00 per hour
Last Date To File: 2/22/2021
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.

Parking Meter Checker

Date Posted: 2/12/2021
Location: Police Department
Salary: $31,973.00 per year
Last Date To File: 2/12/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This work involves checking for parking meter violations and other standing traffic violations within an assigned area.  The police powers of the incumbent are limited to issuing summonses.  Work is performed under the 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 are functioning properly and reports if meters need repair; 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.

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.

Senior Typist

Date Posted: 2/12/2021
Location: Police Department
Salary: $23,858.00 - $33,403.00 per year
Last Date To File: 2/22/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is moderately difficult clerical work involving responsibility for the performance of a variety of clerical tasks involving the full-time or substantial part-time operation of a typewriter.  The work may require a general understanding of specific law and organizational rules, procedures and policies.  The work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established routines.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate clerical employees.  This class differs from that of Typist by the greater complexity of tasks or the supervisory responsibilities.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Types correspondence, memoranda, and statements from copy, rough draft or oral presentations; Works on special projects such as annual employee picnics and awards dinners; Types, processes, reviews, and files requisitions, vouchers, time sheets, bills, and receipts; Works independently on projects such as processing accounts payable, maintaining records on capitol equipment purchases, dealing with vendors on incomplete, unfilled or incorrect charges, preparing corrections on purchase orders or computer data, civil service and employment records and procedures; Types, issues, and maintains a record of applications, permits, and licenses; Maintains computerized filing and indexing systems; Maintains personnel records and prepares payroll adjustments; Types, processes, reviews, and files a variety of control and operational records and reports; Compiles, types, and distributes statistical records and reports; Answers the telephone to arrange appointments or to answer routine questions; Operates office machines such as addressograph, mimeograph, calculators and word processing equipment; Maintains a record or ledger of salaries, purchases, and contractual expenditures; May assign, train and review the work performed by subordinate clerical employees and prepares work schedules; May instruct employees in the specialized clerical work of the organization.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment, good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  skill in the operation of office equipment;  ability to type accurately at an acceptable rate of speed;  ability to prepare and maintain a variety of written records and reports;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  ability to communicate effectively with others;  clerical aptitude;  accuracy;  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 including or supplemented by a course in typing and one year of clerical experience involving the operation of a typewriter;  or
  2. Two years of clerical experience which shall have involved typing;  or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b).

Senior Account Clerk - Typist

Date Posted: 2/09/2021
Location: Engineering Department
Salary: $25,180.00 - $34,414.00 per year
Last Date To File: 2/19/2021
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 either the full-time or substantial part-time operation of a typewriter.  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;  Types correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, records, bills, purchase orders and other materials;  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 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;  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 type at an acceptable rate of speed;  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 typing and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or
  2. Two years of clerical experience primarily involving typing and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b)

MEO (TEMP)

Date Posted: 12/15/2020
Location: Various
Salary: $25 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a position involving the operation of a variety of motor equipment. The type of equipment operated will be limited by the class of license possessed by the incumbent. The work is performed under the general supervision of a supervisory level employee. The incumbent will exercise supervision over subordinates assigned to work on specific projects. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

The City of Binghamton is looking to hire Temporary MEO’s to help with snow removal. This position would be an on-call position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of a CDL-B motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment which must be maintained during the entire length of appointment.

General Equipment Mechanic

Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Location: Public Works
Salary: $18.13 - $23.05 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
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.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 1/05/2021
Location: Various
Salary: $38.50/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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