City of Binghamton, New York

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Clerk - Part Time @ 14 hours per week

Date Posted: 7/13/2017
Location: City of Binghamton - Assessment
Salary: $14.00 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is routine work involving responsibility for the performance of a variety of clerical tasks.  The work is performed according to defined procedures with detailed instructions provided for new or unusual assignments.  The work is performed under direct supervision.  Does related work as required.  

Typical Work Activities:

Receives, records, files and maintains routine legal, financial and in general, government documents, papers and records; Receives, logs in, issues receipts and counts money received in routine financial transactions; Maintains inventory of supplies and materials; Makes routine entries in ledger and journal accounts; Sorts, indexes and files ledger cards, makes file searches, issues and charges out books and periodicals, catalogs monographs and audiovisual software; Acts as a receptionist, answers the telephone, answers questions, takes messages, transfers calls and provides information; Files reference cards, mail, films and cross-reference files; Prepares data for statistical computations, keeps employee time records and accruals, tally on food orders and maintains census records; Performs typing on an incidental and occasional basis; Operates Xerox and audiovisual equipment.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISITCSWorking knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;

Working knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to get along well with others; ability to write legibly; clerical aptitude; neatness; 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:

(a)    Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; or

(b)   One year of clerical experience; or

(c)    An equivalent combination of training and experience.

Signal Electrician

Date Posted: 6/30/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $15.53 - $22.18 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
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.

 

 

Wastewater Pump Maintainer

Date Posted: 6/09/2017
Location: City of Binghamton - Water/Sewer Dept.
Salary: $13.88 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a skilled position in repairing, rebuilding and replacing pumps.  The incumbent is also responsible for the maintenance of pumping stations, equipment, generators and motors.  The work is performed under general direction and in accordance with prescribed procedures with wide leeway in planning and executing work assignments.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Repairs, rebuilds and replaces large capacity water and wastewater pumps and auxiliary equipment and parts; Supervises the installation and repair of mountings, pumps, drive shafts, universal joints and related pump parts; Plans, supervises and participates in the routine maintenance activities of pump stations such as mopping and waxing floors, painting walls, floors and ceilings and mowing grass; Operates drills, grinders and lathes in repairing and fabricating parts of pumps; Leads in and participates in rebuilding, repacking and repairing pumps; Sets up programs to maintain pumps at operational levels; Leads in the emergency operations of pumps and equipment during high water and flooding conditions; Operates motor equipment in transporting workers and equipment to pumping stations.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:                                                                         Good knowledge in repairing, replacing, rebuilding and maintaining large capacity pumping equipment;  good knowledge in the operation and safety precautions of tools in fabricating and repairing pumps;  ability to read and follow specifications in the construction of concrete mounts and in replacing and rebuilding pumps; ability to plan and supervise the work of others;  dependability;  ability to keep minor records in the use of materials and supplies and equipment;  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:

Two years of experience in the repair, replacement, maintenance and rebuilding of large capacity pumps.

MUST HAVE VALID NEW YORK STATE DRIVER’S LICENSE. Must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Water/Sewer Systems Maintainer

Date Posted: 5/22/2017
Location: City of Binghamton - Water Distrbution Dept.
Salary: $14.31 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
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:

(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.

Parking Ticket Writer (Part Time)

Date Posted: 5/16/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $16 per hour - 20 hours per week
Last Date To File: Open
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.

General Equipment Mechanic

Date Posted: 5/12/2017
Location: CITY OF BINGHAMTON
Salary: $16.62-$23.74 HR
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.

Minimum Qualifications:

:  Either:

(a)                Five years of experience in the repair of a variety of automotive equipment, including the rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines; or

(b)               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

(c)                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.

Pavement Management Summer Intern

Date Posted: 5/05/2017
Location: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
Salary: $12.00 PER HOUR
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:
Typical Work Activities:

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. 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. 

Minimum Qualifications:

(A)  College student in engineering field (preferred) with an interest in road and highway maintenance and management. 

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.

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Minimum Qualifications:

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