City of Binghamton, New York

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Assistant Parks Maintenance Supervisor

Date Posted: 8/13/2019
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $25.40 per hour
Last Date To File: 8/23/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for the implementation and participation in the maintenance of park grounds, recreation, recreation areas, and swimming pools.  An incumbent of this position is responsible for assisting in the planning and leading the work of park personnel in the safe, efficient, and economical operation of the physical facilities and equipment used for recreation purposes. The position is distinguished from Park Maintenance Supervisor by the limited responsibility for planning and scheduling the work to be performed.   The work is performed under the general direction of the Parks Maintenance Supervisor.  Supervision is exercised over subordinate staff engaged in maintenance activities. In the absence of the Parks Maintenance Supervisor, the Assistant Parks Maintenance Supervisor assumes all of his/her duties and responsibilities. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

May  prepare work schedules and assign personnel and equipment; Assists in the supervision of the construction and maintenance of park grounds, athletic fields, and other recreation areas; Assists in the supervision of  the seeding, sodding, and fertilizing of athletic fields and park grounds; Assists in the supervision of  the repair and erection of playground equipment; Inspects buildings, grounds, and equipment to insure the they are in safe condition to be used by participants; Instructs subordinates in safe and efficient methods of performing buildings and grounds maintenance tasks; Assists in the supervision of  the flooding and maintenance of the ice rinks; Reviews work performed by subordinates by on-site inspections; May direct the removal of snow and ice from park area, sidewalks, and roads; prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports such as equipment inventory, purchase orders, vehicle maintenance records, ledger of expenditures, monthly activity reports, and personnel records; Purchases, within prescribed limits, equipment, and supplies; Confers with Deputy Commissioner of Public Works in such areas as work to be performed, equipment required, and budget preparation.

 

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, & Personal Characteristics:

Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, terminology, and safety precautions used in the maintenance and repair of parks grounds and recreational areas, facilities, and equipment; skills in the use and care of power tools and motorized equipment; ability to work from rough sketches and blueprints; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to lay out and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports; 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 maintaining recreation facilities, grounds, and equipment.

Special Requirements:

Possession of an appropriate Motor Vehicle Operator’s license, a CDL-B, issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles which must be maintained during the entire length of appointment.           

Legal Typist

Date Posted: 8/09/2019
Location: City Hall
Salary: $29,638 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of difficult, confidential typing work requiring a knowledge of legal terms used in the preparation of briefs and other legal instruments. Recording/entering (keying) and retrieving data and/or information in accordance with prescribed procedures. In addition to legal typing duties, other routine clerical and typing tasks such as receptionist and operation of various office equipment are performed in this position. Work is performed under general supervision.

Typical Work Activities:

Types legal briefs, petitions, motions, orders, personnel records, opinions, notices, collective bargaining agreements, proposals used in labor negotiations with city unions, grievance responses, confidential position papers and other legal documents; Handles, reviews and processes confidential medical and worker’s compensation materials; Proof reads such documents, including the checking of citations in original reference for accuracy and completeness; Answers telephones, records messages and schedules appointments; Sorts confidential correspondence, various legal documents, personnel and medical records regarding city employees and other documents addressed to the Corporation Counsel’s office: Distributes the materials to the appropriate office staff for further action; Collects, compiles and types statistics; Operates word processing equipment using a standard input keyboard; Operates photocopier and fax duplicating machines as well as other office equipment; Establishes and maintains a computerized filing and index card system for legal documents, pending actions and such other filing systems as are needed; Performs other clerical and typing duties as required.

 

Full Performance Knowledges, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics: Ability to learn law office methods, procedures, forms and legal terminology; working knowledge of Data Entry including Windows, Works, Excel, Access Software or equivalent knowledge and experience that demonstrates the ability to adjust and learn these systems; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; The ability to recognize, spell and properly use legal terms and expressions; ability to type at a reasonable speed (i.e. not less than 40 wpm.) with good accuracy; good clerical aptitude; good judgment; neat appearance; 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;  good physical condition.

 
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and at least one year of clerical experience which will have included typing.

Assessor

Date Posted: 7/30/2019
Location: Department of Assessment
Salary: $55,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a professional and technical work in the valuation of parcels of real property in the City for tax purposes.  The work is performed under the general direction of the appointing authority.  Supervision is exercised over the work of Appraisers, Property Manager and clerical staff.  Advisory service is available from the County Director of Real Property Services and the Division of Equalization and Assessment.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Annually values and revalues each parcel of real property;  Utilizes and maintains current tax maps and appraisal cards;  May seek county advisory services in determining values of certain parcels;  Attends all hearings of the Board of Assessment Review;  Makes changes in assessments in accordance with Law as directed by the Board of Assessment Review;  Appoints and trains an Acting Assessor to perform as needed;  Attends the public examination of the tentative assessment roll at times prescribed by Law:  Receives complaints field and transmits them to the Board of Assessment Review;  Prepares reports of assessment activities as required by the appointing authority or the Division of Equalization and Assessment:  Provides the school district a copy of the current pertinent portion of the assessment roll:  Supervises and trains appraisal staff members in the technique of appraisal and assessment;  Reviews and makes determinations with respect to applications for tax exemptions;  Supervises activities of IN-REM, foreclosure and City owned properties;  Supervises marketing and auditing of City properties and the daily maintenance of properties.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Comprehensive knowledge of making and appraisal of all types of real property including industrial, commercial and other complex properties;  comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of real property valuation and assessment, comprehensive knowledge of residential and commercial building construction methods, materials and their costs;  comprehensive knowledge of law governing the valuation and assessment of real property;  comprehensive knowledge of deeds and related property records;  ability to make and review arithmetic computations and speed and accuracy;  ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, municipal officials and the Assessment Review Board;  ability to plan, work and supervise the work of others;  integrity;  tact and courtesy;  good judgment; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including work processing, spreadsheet and databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS FOR APPOINTED ASSESSORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  1. (a) Graduation from high school, or possession of an accredited high school equivalency diploma; and
  1.  2 (two) years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in an occupation involving the valuation of real property, such as assessor, appraiser, valuation data manager, real property appraisal aide or the like.  Such experience shall be deemed satisfactory if it is demonstrated that the experience primarily was gained in the performance of one or more of the following tasks; collection and recording of property inventory data, preparation of comparable sales analysis reports, preparation of signed valuation or appraisal estimates or reports using cost, income or market data approaches to value.  It shall be the responsibility of the appointee to provide detailed and verified documentation of such experience, including work schedules and samples of finished products.  Mere listing of real property for potential sale, or preparation of asking prices for real estate for potential sale, using multiple listing reports or other published asking prices is not qualifying experience;  OR:
  1.  Graduation from an accredited 2 (two) year college and one year of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision; OR
  1.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college and six months of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision or graduation  from an accredited four-year college and written commitment from the county director that the county will provide training in assessment administration, approved by the State Board, within a six-month period; OR
  1.  Certification by the State Board as a candidate for assessor

SPECIAL NOTEIn evaluating the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision, the following conditions shall apply:

  1. If the assessor has been previously certified by the State Board as a State certified assessor pursuant to Section 188-2.1 of this Subpart while serving as an elected assessor, such certification is equivalent to one year of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision of it has not expired:
  2. For the purpose of crediting full-time paid experience, a minimum of 30-hour per week shall be deemed as full-time employment:
  3. Three years of part-time paid experience as sole assessor or as chairman of the board of assessors shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience, and five years of part-time paid experience as a member of a board of assessors shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience, and five years of part-time paid experience as a member of a board of assessors shall be credited as one year of full-time paid experience.  Paid part-time experience in excess of these amounts shall be credited:
  4. Volunteer experience in an assessor’s office may be credited as paid experience to the extent that it includes tasks such as data collection;  calculation of value estimates;  preparation of preliminary valuation reports;  providing routine assessment information to a computer center;  public relations;  and review of value estimates, computer output and exemption applications; and
  5. In no case shall be less than six months of the experience described in subparagraph (1)(b) of this subdivision be acceptable with the exception of country training as provided for in paragraph (1)(b) of this subdivision be acceptable with the exception of county training as provided for in paragraph (3) of this subdivision.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTMust possess New York State certified General Appraiser License and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

 

Wastewater Pump Maintainer

Date Posted: 4/04/2019
Location: Water/Sewer Dept.
Salary: $14.06 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 CHARACTERISTICSGood 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.

Assistant Engineer

Date Posted: 2/12/2019
Location: Department of Engineering
Salary: $38,127.00 - $44,178.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of beginning level professional civil engineering work.  The work is primarily concerned with the design of civil engineering projects for the Public Works Department or in preparing specifications for private contractors.  The incumbent also facilitates the implementation of special City projects such as a sidewalk rebate program.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a senior level Engineer with wide leeway in exercising judgment in when and how work assignments will be completed.  Supervision is exercised over a small number of sub-professional and technical employees.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises the design, drafting and standard detailing work in the planning, designing and inspection of street construction and public building renovation work:  Upon request, assists public officials in the planning and design of public construction or reconstruction projects including feasibility studies and alternative action;  Designs plans for the construction or repair of facilities and systems such as street curbs, sidewalks, sewer and water lines, culverts, bridges, Parks and Recreation buildings and fire houses;  Designs, develops sketches and specifications for construction contracts for various City projects in Parks and Recreation, Water, Sewer, Maintenance and Streets:  Inspects, reviews and investigates specified engineering problems and complaints during the construction or extension of water or sewer distribution systems;  Supervises construction and assists Construction Inspectors on the more difficult or complex engineering problems;  Assists in planning and policy formulation for future public construction projects.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering;  good knowledge of the principles of physics and mathematics as they apply to civil engineering;  skill in the use of engineering field and office instruments;  ability to compile engineering data and to make moderately difficult technical computations;  ability to express engineering concepts in drawing, designs, and written specifications; ability to supervise and inspect the work of others engaged in engineering projects;  accuracy;  good 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; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

(a)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering;  or

(b)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate's Degree in engineering, architecture or related technologies and four years of technical engineering experience;  or

(c)        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six years of technical civil engineering experience;  or

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

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

Civil Service Examinations

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