The work involves responsibility for planning and supervising the collection of refuse on a City wide basis and the maintenance and repair of City streets. Work is performed in accordance with general policies and objectives with leeway permitted for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. General supervision is exercised over equipment operators and streets and sanitation workers. Does related work as required.
Prepares work schedules and assigns operators and sanitation workers to garbage and refuse collection routes; Prepares work projects and assigns equipment operators and laborers to specific street maintenance and repair activities; Oversees major street repair and maintenance activities by supervising operations, reassigning equipment and personnel and in obtaining needed maintenance and repair materials and supplies; Instructs sanitation and street maintenance workers in safety precautions and by investigating the causes for personnel injuries and equipment accidents; Checks operating conditions of equipment and prepares schedules for essential maintenance activities; Supervises the removal of snow and ice control activities on City streets; Supervises the cleaning of streets and removal of leaves; Investigates complaints regarding the collection of refuse and street maintenance: Checks over employee time records and time uses of equipment; Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, terminology and safety precautions used in the maintenance and repair of streets and equipment; Ability to work from rough sketches and blueprints; Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; Ability to plan and 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.
High school diploma or GED and three years of supervisory experience involving the operation of motor equipment associated with the repair and maintenance of streets or the collection and disposal of refuse.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of an appropriate level motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.
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.
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.
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.
(a); Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in building construction or building& inspection.
(b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate Degree in civil engineering, construction technology or a closely related field.;
(c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.
(d)New York State Class 5 vehicle driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.
This is a supervisory position in repairing and maintaining a variety of automotive and related equipment and apparatus. The incumbent has responsibility for providing the necessary skilled personnel to various City departments who need Mechanics and Welders to repair and maintain a variety of motors, metal equipment and Parks Department facilities. The incumbent works under general direction in accordance with established guidelines and procedures and makes general work assignments to skilled Mechanics and Welders. Does related work as required.
Supervises the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment such as trucks, passenger cars, bulldozers, power graders, snow loaders, tractors, air compressors, as well as police vehicles; Supervises the operation of machine shop equipment and the welding and repair of playground equipment, bridges, guardrails and other metal objects; Inspects and supervises the inspection of motor equipment; Requisitions parts and supplies for the central garage; Assists in the preparation of the section’s annual budget needs and in specifications for new equipment; Helps make out accident reports and schedules time for employees’ vacations; Provides general direction and oversight on the development of subordinates in both skilled and semi-skilled work
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of standard automotive repair methods along with the practices, terminology and tools of the trade; good knowledge in the repair of specialized mechanical equipment and hydraulic systems; working knowledge in the machinist trades used in the repair of automotive equipment such as welding, lathes and drill presses; ability to analyze mechanical and operating problems from test runs and from Motor Equipment Operators’ written and oral reports on defective equipment; ability to supervise the work of highly skilled Mechanics and Welders; ability to develop subordinate skilled and unskilled employees; ability to prepare budget estimates and specifications for new 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.
Promotion: Two years of permanent competitive class status as a General Equipment Mechanic.
Open Competitive: Three years of experience as an Automotive Mechanic in the repair and maintenance of heavy automotive equipment including the rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines, of which one year must have been in supervising two or more skilled Mechanics.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:
(1) Eligibility for New York State Inspector’s Certificate. Possession at time of appointment and must maintain the certificate during the entire length of appointment.
(2) Eligibility for a Class B Driver’s License and possession at time of appointment and must maintain the certificate during the entire length of appointment..
NOTE: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized two year college with an Associate’s Degree in automotive mechanics can be substituted for one year of the non-supervisory experience.
This position plays an important role in the execution of the financial activities of the City. The position assists the Comptroller in all aspects of the accounting of city finances, including accounts payable, payroll, bond ordinances, cash management, journal entries, general ledger and preparing financial statements, within City policy and procedures. This position reports directly to the City’s Comptroller.
Prepare various financial reports accurately and according to City policy and procedures. Assist Comptroller in preparing annual budget; review and approve all purchase requisitions ‘review and approve all accounts payable; manage cash accounts and ensure the City is in compliance with federal, state and city law; monitors financial operations of joint sewage treatment plant; reconciliation of all general ledger accounts with supporting documentation; assist in writing procedures for all accounting function with Staff Accountant; assist in year-end audit; oversee payroll functions; file quarterly 941 and yearly W-2’s, 1099’s and 1095’s-5; make payroll tax payment timely and accurately; initiates wire transfers to pay debt and other expenses in a time manner; works with Department Heads to create budget amendments as needed; works with Staff Accountant on fixed asset system.
FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of accounting, strong analytical skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within deadlines; intermediate to advanced computer literacy with Word, Excel and other financial software; ability to work with others under deadlines within a changing environment; ability to work independently and take initiative; excellent problem solving, communication skills, organizational and time management skills required; government experience in a financial office is helpful.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with a Master’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field, including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in accounting, with 2 years of relevant experience or
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field, with 18 semester credit hours in accounting, with four years of relevant experience.
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
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.
This is an administrative and public contact position involving responsibility for conserving the time of an administrator for planning, policy-making and coordinating the activities of a major department or agency. The work involves independently handling correspondence and public contacts, collecting, analyzing and processing information and data and coordinating special assigned projects as directed. Work is performed in accordance with policies and objectives outlined by the department head with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in applying policy to specific cases. Supervision may be exercised over other staff members in carrying out special project assignments. Does related work as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS; Good knowledge of general office administration, procedures and practices; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; working knowledge of modern practices and principles of office management, budget control and public relations; working knowledge of the basic functions of municipal government; ability to become readily familiar with specific laws, rules, regulations and policies; ability to handle administrative details, correspondence and public contacts; ability to collect, analyze and summarize organizational data and information; ability to present data, reports and recommendations clearly and concisely in written and oral form; ability to work effectively with others; good judgment in solving administrative and clerical problems; initiative and resourcefulness; dependability; courtesy; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position;
Assists the department head or administrator in matters related to administration, budget and office procedures;
Plans and coordinates and oversees special projects and explains and provides information on project to staff;
Assists in the preparation of required reports and collecting a variety of financial and statistical data;
Conducts surveys to obtain information on citizen needs and opinions;
Responds to complaints from various sources and follows up on their resolution;
Answers information requests from other agencies and the general public;
Explains department and agency functions and activities at meetings with civic groups and community organizations;
Acts as agency’s liaison with citizen groups and attends various citizen committee meetings;
Coordinates use of public facilities for community functions and meetings.
(a) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited four year college or university, with a Bachelor Degree, with one year experience in public contact work; or
(b) Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited two year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Sciences, and three years of experience in public contact work; or
(c) Graduation from high school and six years of responsible experience in public contact work; or
(d) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined in (a), (b) and (c) above.
An employee in this class is responsible for the installation, maintenance and problem resolution for personal computers. The position requires frequent contact with computer users in identification of needs and resolution of hardware and software problems. Additionally, an employee in this class is responsible for providing help-desk support to employees by evaluating, diagnosing and troubleshooting computer problems related to software packages and hardware issues. The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level supervisor. Does related work as required.
Provides employees with first-level diagnosis and troubleshooting of computer problems relating to software packages, hardware issues, work processing, spreadsheets, accounting systems and specific applications. Installs and tests computer hardware; Maintains and repairs computer and peripheral equipment; Coordinates with service providers to ensure the timely completion of repairs; Coordinates the cabling necessary to establish networks; Participates in the development and enforcement of standards and policies regarding hardware and software systems; Maintains inventory of computer hardware and software, including maintenance and repair records; Follows-up with employees to ensure problems are resolved and updates them regarding actions taken or planned; Creates or assists other employees in creating forms, reports or databases; Enters data into various databases; Performs a variety of clerical tasks including answering phones and taking messages.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Excellent knowledge of typical personal computer hardware and software applications; Excellent knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English; Good knowledge of information technology help desk procedures, processes and practices; Skill in the use of tools and equipment used in the installation and repair of computer and networking hardware; Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees in other departments at all levels; Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions; Ability to express oneself clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to maintain inventory and operational records; Ability to perform close detail work; Ability to lift up to 40 pounds; Initiative, tact; patience; good judgment; Resourcefulness; Courtesy.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in computer science, computer technology, computer repair or a closely related field and one year experience installing software and troubleshooting both hardware and software; or
B) Three years experience as indicated above; or
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated within the limits of A) and B)
This is a professional engineering position assisting in the management of the BJCJSTP BAF Restoration and Rehabilitation Project, Flood Wall FEMA Mitigation Project, Terminal Pump Station FEMA Flood Mitigation Project and Water Quality Project. This position reports to the Project Manager and the Mayor of the City of Binghamton.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Engineering; knowledge of engineering research and economics; knowledge of operations of sewage treatment plant; knowledge of methods and procedures involved in the initiation, planning and design and development of sewage treatment plant; high degree of professional judgment, 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.
· Assists in providing lead agency oversight and coordination from a global prospective of all projects at the BJCJSTP;
· May review pay requests, invoices and purchase orders;
· Reports to the Project Manager on the progress of the project;
· Tracks project costs and schedules as it relates to budget, finances and the NYSDEC consent order;
· May provide representation on matters dealing with NYSDEC, EFC, and FEMA;
· Interacts with other City departments (Corporation Counsel and Comptroller) for legal and financial matters associated with the project;
· Coordination with the contract construction manager and design manager;
· Coordination with all parties involved with the FEMA components of each project;
· Assures the project is meeting all City, NYSDEC, EFC, FEMA, and EPA requirements;
· Other related duties as assigned.
Possession of a New York State Professional Engineer License and either:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with major work in Civil Engineering and five (5) years of Civil Engineering experience, three (3) of which relate to WWTPS; or
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered two year college with major work in Engineering Science or Civil Engineering Technology and seven (7) years of Civil Engineering experience, three (3) of which relate to WWTPS.
This is a key leadership position within the Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works has an operating budget of approximately $14 million and a workforce of 161 employees. The work performed by this position involves a high degree of independence and solid judgment. Policy development, implementation and enforcement are a key component of the duties performed by the position. Providing project management and support/direction to first line field Supervisors and handling day-to-day personnel, safety/health and labor relations issues are also essential tasks assigned to this position. Frequent contact with the public regarding operational issues and complaints is required. This position reports directly to the Commissioner of Public Works.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; with a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, engineering, construction management, or a related field and five (5) years of field experience in a DPW or similar work setting; or
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; with a associate’s degree in public administration, engineering or a related field and seven (7) years of field experience in a DPW or similar work setting; or
C) Graduation from high school and ten (10) years of field experience in DPW, construction, with 5 years in management and supervision.
We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation, paid leave and membership in the NYS Retirement System. If you are interested in becoming an integral part of the City’s dynamic future, please send your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
The work of this position involves code compliance inspection and enforcement for electrical components, equipment and systems in buildings and structures that are governed or regulated by the adopted International Code and National Electric Code; New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the National Electric Code, as well as the municipal ordinance, codes, and regulations of the City of Binghamton.
The general duties of this position include: field investigation and assessment; plan review; permit administration, documentation, and record keeping; compliance inspections; technical advisement and support; and code enforcement.
The work is performed under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Building, Inspection and Construction, with allowance for independent judgment as needed to complete work; in conformance with the policies and objectives of the Department of Public Works; and as specifically defined by local municipal code. Related work is performed as required.
Addresses and investigates complaints. Conducts field investigations and surveys of new or existing structures and installations to assess, material defects, deficiencies, or violations subject to regulatory compliance, citation and corrective action under laws, codes, or regulations promulgated or accepted by New York State and the City of Binghamton;
Conducts inspections and reviews all rough wiring installations for concealment if such wiring in accordance with the performance specifications in New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code; Conducts final electrical inspections and fixture count on all electrical work requiring a permit; Certifies and approves that electrical work is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations for the issuance of certificate of occupancy or compliance;
Reviews applications for repair, alterations and additions to the existing electrical wiring and electrical systems in any building and any electrical wiring for new construction; Formally and informally reviews plans, specifications, shop drawings, and technical submittals; Provides technical information and counsel to support and coordinate code enforcement and related departmental activities;
Performs administrative documentation, record keeping, and related tasks, as needed to comply with State law and local practice; Issues and administers permits for electrical work; Issues and administers violation notices and court appearance tickets for deficient, incorrect, unsafe, illegal or dangerous conditions identified or found within new or existing electrical components, equipment, and systems;
Prepares and administers general correspondence, forms, and reports as needed to support code enforcement and administration activities; Enumerates, calculates, and collects fees associated with electrical inspection services; Prepares inspections reports, documents violations and maintains records; Explains and enforces the requirements to contractors, building owners and the public of National Electric Code, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, and other codes, laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to electrical requirements;
Participates in required training for code enforcement activities; Obtains and keeps current certifications and licensure, including professional development and continuing education requirements, as required to perform duties and maintain current technical knowledge of the specialized field.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of the practices, techniques and methods used in residential and commercial electrical construction work; Good knowledge of the National Electric Code, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, the New York State Multiple Residence Law, and other codes, laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to electrical requirements; Good knowledge of the principles and methods of field inspection; Working knowledge of the geography of the municipality; Ability to read and interpret blueprints, surveys, maps, plans and specifications; Ability to enforce codes, ordinances and regulations with firmness and tact; Ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and/or written directions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to analyze and organize data and prepare records and reports; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; 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; Ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and concentration; Ability to deal effectively with the public.
a) Graduation from an regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in electrical construction, electrical technology, electrical engineering, or related technical field or;
b) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Associates degree in engineering, or a related technical field AND successful completion of an recognized apprenticeship training program for Electrician
c) Ten (10) years of experience as a Journeyman Electrician, including a minimum five (5) years experience as an inspector or as a supervisor responsible for the inspection or installation of residential and commercial electrical work, preferably with life safety fire alarm and automatic fire detection systems
a) Possession of Master’s License, Class A, from the City of Binghamton or verified possession of recognized licensure from another New York State municipality
b) Possession of certification as a code official as required by Title 19, New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, of the Official Compilation of Codes Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (NYCRR) within twelve (12) months of permanent appointment.
c) Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate to the vehicles operated or otherwise demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.
The City of Binghamton, New York is currently searching for an individual to lead the City’s Department of Public Works. The location is ideal, at the confluence of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers, in beautiful upstate New York, just 45 minutes from the Finger Lakes and 3 hours from New York City. Binghamton is a small city, but offers many of the social, cultural and recreational opportunities of a larger city.
The City of Binghamton Government provides a wide array of services, including roadway and building maintenance, engineering, water and wastewater, refuse collection, street lighting and signals. The Department of Public Works maintains approximately 150 center line miles of roadway for 48,000 residents, plus a growing student population from Binghamton University, consistently rated as one of the best public colleges in the nation.
The Commissioner of Public Works is a management position, appointed by the Mayor and reporting directly to the Mayor.
- Managing a workforce of 161 employees.
- Providing daily leadership for all aspects of the department.
- Managing an annual operating budget of $14 million
- Managing an annual capital budget of $10 million
- Employee/union relations
The successful candidate will be dynamic, innovative and possess proven leadership skills and a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Construction or a closely related field, along with a minimum of ten years of experience in the leadership role in public works, some of which was in a union environment.
The City offers an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation, paid leave and membership in the NYS Retirement System.
If you are interested in becoming an integral part of the City’s dynamic future, please send your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements to email@example.com
The City of Binghamton is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversification. All new hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.