City of Binghamton, New York

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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.

Street Maintainer - Temp (3 openings)

Date Posted: 5/31/2017
Location: CIty of Binghamton - Dept. of Public Works
Salary: $12.52 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
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 coal patches; Cleans and flushes streets; Shovels and removes snow from streets; Collects and disposes of rubbish; Assists in repairing sweepers; Works on refused 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.

Senior Account Clerk

Date Posted: 5/25/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $29, 204.00
Last Date To File: Open
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:

(a)                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

(b)               Two years of clerical experience primarily involving data entry on a personal computer  and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or

(c)                An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b).

 

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.

Motor Equipment Operator - 2 Openings

Date Posted: 5/12/2017
Location: CITY OF BINGHAMTON
Salary: $14.17-$20.24 HR
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:

Operates a variety of motor equipment, such as “one-man road patcher” packers, trucks, sweepers, backhauls and auxiliary equipment; Supervises a small work group in rebuilding and repairing catch basins, mains, sewers, hydrants, street repairs, patching streets and cleaning streets; Performs a variety of minor repairs on motor equipment and services small pumps and equipment; Performs routine preventive maintenance functions on all vehicles; Operates a television camera outfit in monitoring and reporting the condition of sewer mains and laterals for immediate or future repairs;  Keeps records on times, supplies and equipment used and reports work completed on work projects to supervisor;  Participates in a variety of street maintenance and repair activities;  Provides services for a variety of governmental operations such as transporting food for School District;  Operates a variety of recreational and maintenance equipment for the recreation department; Performs routine cleaning of screens, unplugging and maintenance of pumps, sample collection, and centrifuge operation for the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Plant;  Supervises a small work crew;  Mechanical aptitude;  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:

 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.

 For Parks DepartmentMEO applicants must have 2 years experience in Parks or grounds maintenance.”

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. 

Wastewater Treatment Plant Instrument Technician

Date Posted: 12/30/2016
Location: Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Plant
Salary: $22.37 to $26.37 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Under general supervision, performs skilled electronic and electrical work involving the troubleshooting, installation, and repair of the sophisticated and elementary, instrumentation power and control systems in the wastewater treatment facility, or sewer systems. The work involves responsibility for the installation, calibration, maintenance and repair of electronic instruments and devices used to operate, measure and monitor wastewater treatment processes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Head Electrician with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out the details of the work. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:
Assist in the installation and repair of assigned instrumentation and electrical systems.
Install, troubleshoot, and repair instrument and electrical equipment associate with controllers, transmitters, samplers, low elements, gas detection systems, level and temperature devices, pH analyzers, density probes and analyzers, variable frequency motor drives, programmable controllers, electrical distribution systems, automatic transfer switches, and on site power generation system. Isolate and correct end elements, such as transmitters and analyzers. Assists in maintaining and calibrating computer based telemetry equipment. Assist in troubleshooting, repair and calibration of complex control loops containing many elements such as: motor starters, pressure to current converters, pulse to current converters, voltage to current converters, level and/or flow devices, networks, and work stations. Solve interface problems between and elements and the computer control system, and maintain a daily log. Modify, replace, or rebuild old equipment to facilitate maintenance and/or upgrade instrument systems.
Assist in preventive maintenance, calibration and testing program to carry out a continuous program of instrument inspection and maintenance in an effort to preclude equipment failure and related process control problems.
Minimum Qualifications:
Either:
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in electrical technology or electronics or closely related field and two (2) years of experience maintaining, repairing and installing electronic equipment; or (b) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience as defined by the limits of (a); or (c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) or
(c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b)
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a New York State Driver’s License is required at time of appointment and must be maintained during entire length of employment.
 
 
PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: College graduates with student loans may be eligible to have part of their loan paid for after being employed in a full-time position at City of Binghamton. Additional information is available at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/public-service-loan-for...
 

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: