City of Binghamton, New York

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Deputy City Clerk

Date Posted: 12/11/2019
Location: City Clerk's Office
Salary: $45,329.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The Deputy City Clerk is hired by the City Clerk and confirmed by the Binghamton City Council and shall continue in office for a four (4) year term of office ending December 31st of said year. Assists the City Clerk in carrying out the programs and activities of the City Clerk function and serves as acting City Clerk in the City Clerk’s absence; drafts and finalizes City Council agenda and minutes; assists in implementing the City’s records management program; and performs related duties as assigned. Duties require a high attention to detail and meeting of stringent legal and procedural deadlines.

Typical Work Activities:
  • Assists in the preparation of the Business Meetings and Work Sessions agendas
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the department’s goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards
  • Assists in the recording of the Business Meetings and Work Session minutes
  • Attends all City Council meetings
  • Posts notices of City Council meetings
  • Assists the City Clerk in administering the City’s Records Management Program
  • Composes legislation for City Council Business Meetings
  • Maintains all legislation adopted in the legislative database
  • Issues marriage licenses and performs wedding ceremonies
  • Maintains and updates standard operating procedures in the City Clerk’s Office
  • Maintains City Clerk, Dog Control, and City Council webpage
  • Conducts policy research
  • Researches public records and provides information to the public and city hall employees concerning City Council actions, laws, ordinances, codes, procedures and projects
  • Prepares and publishes legal and public notices for City Council meetings and legislation
  • Assists the City Clerk in maintaining the City of Binghamton Code
  • Assists in the development and preparation of the annual budget and monitors expenditures throughout the year
  • Indexes and files legislation, minutes, and related documents
  • Processes Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and maintains FOI database
  • Oversees  City Clerk’s Office personnel in the absence of the City Clerk
Minimum Qualifications:

       Possession of a High School or equivalency diploma and either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field.
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and one (1) year experience in a municipal Clerk’s office or other office performing legislative support, legal work, public records administration, licensing or related functions
  3. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and two (2) years experience in a municipal Clerk’s office or other office performing legislative support, legal work, public records administration, licensing or related functions.

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT:     All individuals must live within the City of Binghamton at the time of hire.

Code Inspector

Date Posted: 12/10/2019
Location: Building, Construction & Code Enforcement
Salary: $33,362.00 per year
Last Date To File: 12/20/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is an entry level position that performs technical, compliance inspections on structures and properties, with emphasis on property maintenance and as required to achieve compliance with the New York State Code and related municipal codes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the supervisor of Building Construction who reviews inspection reports and the recommendations for correcting violations. Does related work as required. New York Department of State Code Enforcement certification required within one year of employment. 

Typical Work Activities:

Performs investigations and inspections to ascertain compliance with New York State Code and related municipal codes; Addresses complaints and permitting issues involving fire safety; installation and operation of heating, plumbing and electrical systems; unsafe or hazardous walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, chimneys, yards, porches, structural foundations, and sidewalks; Writes detailed and accurate inspection reports on findings of violations to City codes and issues certificates of compliance where corrective measures were taken on reported violations; Issues appearance tickets and testifies at legal hearings involving code violations.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the provisions of New York State Code change to and related municipal codes; working knowledge of life safety, fire safety, and building construction systems and methodologies;  working knowledge in the principles and practices of inspecting properties; ability to prepare precise and accurate reports on code violations which will be used in legal proceedings against violators; tact and courtesy; initiative and resourcefulness; keen observations; 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 a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree such as, but not limited too: engineering, construction technology, architecture, urban planning, human services, public administration, economic development, social science or related field ; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate Degree in any field as listed in (a) and two years of military and/or work experience in any area listed in (a) or in building trades and construction, property maintenance, environmental testing; or
  3. Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma with a total of 4 years of military and/or work experience in a field listed in (a) or (b).

*Military duty is defined as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Guard when in service for the United States. Proof of an honorable discharge (DD-214) must be provided before the candidate’s name can be certified for appointment

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).

Electrician's Helper

Date Posted: 12/05/2019
Location: Department of Public Works
Salary: $14.99 - $21.02 per hour
Last Date To File: 12/16/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is routine work in the performance of a variety of unskilled tasks in directly assisting the City Electrician/Signal Electrician.  Incumbents of this position work under the direct supervision of the City Electrician/Signal Electrician or Street Maintenance Supervisor.  Does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities:

Assists the City Electrician/Signal Electrician in their daily tasks; Complete marks out for UFPO’s; Perform flagging and traffic control while City Electrician/Signal Electrician is working in bucket truck; Dig holes and trenches for conduit when required; Responsible for inventory and stocking shelves with supplies needed for lights and electrical parts; Assist is set up and break down of downtown events; Clean and maintain gas pumps; Clean and maintain carwash; Performs routine building maintenance cleaning work

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Working knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the trade; Ability to read plans and specifications; Ability to follow rough sketches and oral instructions; Good knowledge of building maintenance cleaning techniques; Dependability; Ability to operator personal computer and utilize common office software programs including work processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Graduation from high school with a course is applied electricity; or
  2. Two years of experience as a helper in any of the standard building trades; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in (a) or (b).

Senior Street Maintainer

Date Posted: 12/05/2019
Location: Department of Public Works
Salary: $15.36 - $21.60 per hour
Last Date To File: 12/16/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves leading and participating in the maintenance of the City’s streets and the collection and disposal of refuse.  An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing the work of small groups of workers to ensure that the work is carried out properly and diligently.  The position is distinguished from the Assistant Street Maintenance Supervisor by the limited nature of supervision exercised and from the Street Maintainer by the increased scope of supervisory responsibility.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Street Maintenance Supervisor.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Leads and participates in the layout, marking and maintaining of city streets;  Leads and participates in street maintenance work such as street patching, paving preparation , and paving operations; disposing of garbage, and recycle collection; May supervise and participate in the removal of snow and ice from city streets, sidewalks, and roads; Instructs subordinates in safe and efficient methods of performing street maintenance tasks; Reviews work performed by subordinates by on-site inspection; May operate a variety of motor equipment; Purchases equipment and supplies as directed; May operate and perform minor maintenance on motor equipment.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, terminology, safety precautions used in the maintenance and repair of streets and equipment;  ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions;  ability to direct the work of others;  skill in the operation of motor equipment and power tools;  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:

Five years experience in garbage and recycling collection and/or street maintenance.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSPossession of a CDL B license issued by the State of New York Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Recreation Supervisor (Sports & Camps)

Date Posted: 11/18/2019
Location: Parks & Recreation
Salary: $36,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: 12/02/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for assisting in the organization, direction, and coordination of the athletics program for the Parks & Recreation Department. The work requires the exercise of independent judgment in interpreting athletic rules and regulations. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Manages, directs and coordinates the youth & adult sports programs; leagues & camps; and fitness programs for assigned locations. Ensures high quality programs and establishes new program activities. Expands program within the community in accordance with strategic and operating plans. Ensures participation, retention, and enrollment growth.

Manages and recruits volunteer coaches to properly run programs. Ensures all coaches have been background checked, and taken Positive Coaching Alliance course.

Ensures that City of Binghamton program standards are met and safety procedures followed.

Provides for upkeep of assigned program facilities and equipment and ensures the physical environment supports healthy living. Ensure adequate supplies for planned programs and keep a detailed inventory of recreational equipment.

Develops and maintains relationships with community groups, local school administrations, parent groups and other organizations and agencies related to assigned programs. Responds to all agency, parent and community inquiries and complaints in a timely manner.

Maintains proper records/department files, keep records of staff certifications as required.

Organizes special events for members, youth and adults as related to assigned program areas.

Assists in the marketing and distribution of membership and program information. Distribute and collect participant evaluations.

Compiles program statistics. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in programs.

Promotes the physical, intellectual, social, cultural and emotional well-being of members and program participants.

Ensure regular and timely communication with the Recreation Supervisor, Assistant Director and Commissioner regarding programming, staff issues, and program budgets.

Develops proficiency in the use of RecDesk software to register program participants, generate rosters and print reports related to assigned program areas.

Recruits, supervises, schedules, and trains part time staff to help with program operations. Be a role model for staff on following work site requirements regarding customer service, punctuality, appropriate dress, staff meetings, safety, etc.

Set up and take down of program equipment.

Write and implement plans/playbooks for sports programs to show progression of skill.

Ability to teach sports skills with introductions, demonstrations, and verbal instructions to give positive and effective feedback to participants and parents.

Knowledge of age and ability adaptations for activities to ensure equal participation and success.

Ability to communicate with and gain control over a large group of children.

Carry out other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Sports Management, Physical Education or closely related field

AND

  • Three (3) years of experience in a municipal sports program that included using knowledge of league and section rules and regulations (for example as a coach, assistant coach, coordinator or board member of youth sports league).
    • Volunteer Experience: Volunteer experience will be allowed to substitute for paid work experience as long as the volunteer experience is equivalent in nature to the paid work experience required for the position.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

A Candidate must acquire CPR and First Aid Certification within the first 12 months of employment. Certification must be maintained throughout employment.  

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:

The possession of a Lifeguard Certification 

NRPA Certified Parks & Recreation Professional

WasteWater Treatment Plant Superintendent

Date Posted: 10/16/2019
Location: Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $76,653.00 - $90,181.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a responsible technical and administrative position in charge of the complete operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board and involves the supervision over the plant personnel.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises the operation of the plant to assure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, supplies and personnel; Makes daily inspection of plant and plant machinery; Makes or supervises necessary tests for control of plant operation; Supervises the maintenance and repair of machinery; Assigns plant personnel to shifts; Instructs and supervises operators, trainees and other subordinate employees; Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals and equipment; Requisitions materials; Maintains records and prepares periodic reports on the operation of the plant.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Through knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater; good knowledge of the operations of a modern Wastewater Treatment Plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; mechanical aptitude; 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:

1. Graduation from an accredited university or school with a bachelor of science degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science or graduation from an accredited university or school with a bachelor of arts degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science; and

2. Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of instruction by the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation and not less than two years of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 76 or greater, and facilities of the appropriate type; and

3. The ability to conduct the routine laboratory and field tests required for the control of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant with such facilities.

Grade 4 can use one of the following options to meet the minimum education requirements:

The operating experience discussed under these options is required in addition to the approved operating experience.

QUALIFYING OPTIONS FOR GRADE 4 OPERATORS:

(Must also have required duration of approved experience-two (2) years):           

a)         BS degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from duly accredited university or school, or

b)         BA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, or

c)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school in NYSDEC approved curriculum, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

d)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school plus three years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

e)         AA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, plus three years of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

f)         High school or equivalence diploma and 6 years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant.

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS:

Must obtain and maintain operator license or certificate during the entire length of appointment.

Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.

The candidate must possess a Grade 4 Certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Finance Clerk

Date Posted: 9/19/2019
Location: Department of Finance
Salary: $31,038
Last Date To File: 9/30/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves responsibility for tasks requiring a high degree of accuracy in performance of a variety of data entry and clerical tasks.  Incumbents usually work under general supervision on routine assignments in accordance with defined procedures.  Detailed instructions are provided for new or unusual assignments.  The activities of employees in this class require knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the accounting field.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of immediate supervisor. Does related work as required.  

Typical Work Activities:

Performs all activities listed below within Finance, Information Management & Technology, Assessment, Treasurer and Purchasing departments as needed.

  • Reviews financial source documents for accuracy / completeness prior to data entry.
  • Performs data entry from a wide variety of source documents including, but not limited to claims for payment, purchase orders, journal entries, invoicing, budget requests, payroll time sheets, deduction requests, and various data collection forms into enterprise software database(s).
  • Visually compares edit sheets with source documents to identify and correct errors.
  • Works on special projects including implementation of software by performing data collection and input of information from a wide variety of sources.
  • Assists in training end users on appropriate data entry procedures for a variety of software modules.
  • Provide support for a variety of end users doing data entry
  • Generates financial reports/notices/billings pursuant to specifications
  • Use of desktop software including, but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Receiving and distribution of City equipment and supplies
  • Physically moves materials and supplies in and out of the storeroom
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of City equipment and supplies
  • Operates a variety of office machines including copier, scanner, printer, folding machine and postage machine.
  • Answers telephone, makes appointments and provides routine information.
  • Performs office tasks /data entry / filing
  • Waits on customers and processes payments

 

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of office terminology, procedure and equipment; good knowledge of commonly-used concepts , practices and procedures within the accounting field;
  • working knowledge of the practices of data entry operation;
  • ability to operate a data entry device at an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy;
  • ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common desktop software including word processing, spreadsheet and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;
  • ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • ability to work independently;
  • ability to get along well with others;
  • tact and courtesy;
  • physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and 2 years of full time clerical experience primarily involving data entry on a personal computer and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or:
  2. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited 2 (two) year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $34.50 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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