City of Binghamton, New York

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Water Meter Repairer

Date Posted: 8/16/2018
Location: Water/Sewer Department
Salary: $13.76 per hour
Last Date To File: 8/27/2018
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for semi-skilled mechanical work in the installation, testing and repair of residential and commercial water meters.  Standard hand and power tools are used in this work.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Meter Supervisor and employees are permitted considerable freedom for independent action in planning and carrying out assignments.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Replaces old, defective or non-working meters in residential homes or commercial properties; Installs and tests meters on new services; May search for illegal and/or unauthorized connections to water systems in residential/commercial properties and reports violations to supervising personnel; Meets with water consumers to investigate complaints and inspect water meters and/or internal plumbing for excessive water consumption; Locates and shuts off, curb boxes to residential/commercial properties;   Removes meters from vacant residential/commercial properties; May maintain records on services and meters connected and replaced;  General housekeeping of city own vehicles and work areas;  May read residential/commercial meters during read cycle, if required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of the tools and equipment required in water meter installation, maintenance, testing and reading of meter reading equipment; Good knowledge of the municipal water transmission/distribution/geography systems which includes above and below ground control valves; Ability to read all kinds of water meters, either manual or thru the use of hand held electronic/radio devices; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs; Mechanical and basic wiring aptitude; Skill in mechanical/plumbing repairs; Ability to maintain records; Manual dexterity; Good eyesight; Dependability; Ability to communicate with the general public;  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 demand of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and

           (a)        Two years of experience in working as a licensed plumbers helper or

           (b)        Graduation from a plumbing vocational/trade school or

           (c)        5 years of experience working in a mechanical repair position or

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid New York State Drivers license appropriate to the vehicle and/or equipment to be operated and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Recreation Supervisor

Date Posted: 8/02/2018
Location: Parks and Recreation
Salary: $40,000.00 - $41,092.00 per year
Last Date To File: 8/15/2018
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is an administrative position involving responsibility for planning, organizing, and implementing a variety of recreational programs within the City.  The incumbent is responsible for one or more specific program areas, e.g., playgrounds, athletics, senior centers, recreation centers, special events, etc.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation with wide leeway allowed for independent decision making.  General supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel, which increases substantially during the spring, summer and fall seasons.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Plans, organizes, directs and oversees recreation programs for various age groups;  Selects, trains and supervises recreation personnel;  Prepares news releases and other publicity relating to the recreation programs;  Prepares a variety of records and reports related to program administration;  Inspects facilities and equipment to insure the safety of participants and to assess future needs;  Arranges for repair or maintenance of facilities and equipment when necessary;  Requisitions and purchases recreation equipment and supplies;  Speaks to college classes and various community groups to inform them of the recreation services provided by the Recreation Department;  Confers with the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation on a regular basis concerning various aspects of the recreation program;  Acts as coordinator between the Recreation Department and other public and private recreation groups by attending meetings or serving on boards;  Assists the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation in preparing the annual budget;  May give immediate direction or instructions to participants and/or employees engaged in a recreation program. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of recreation administration;  good knowledge of the principles and practices of administrative supervision;  good knowledge of planning and equipping recreation facilities and areas;  working knowledge of  governmental budgetary procedures;  working knowledge of modern public relations techniques;  ability to plan, organize and promote recreation program activities;  ability to plan and supervise the work of others;  ability to communicate effectively to gain the cooperation of people of all ages;  ability to speak effectively before an audience;  ability to prepare written and oral material;  initiative;  sound 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;   physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.  Ability to work nights and weekends

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 recreation, human services and a closely related field;  or

(b)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an  Associate's Degree in recreation leadership, or a closely related field and 3 (three) years of full-time paid experience in an organized recreation program or

(c)        An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must acquire within 12 months:

             CPR/AED Certified

 

Building Inspector II

Date Posted: 8/01/2018
Location: Building Inspection & Code Enforement
Salary: $35,306.00 - $42,046.00 per year
Last Date To File: 8/13/2018
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves the responsibility for the review and approval of plans and specifications submitted for local building permits.  Inspections are made of buildings, erected and under construction or repair for compliance with approved plans, specifications, local ordinance and codes, the New York State Multiple Residence Law and the entirety of the New York State Uniform and Fire Prevention and Building Code.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Public Works and under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction within the general policies and objectives of the department.  Does related work as required

Typical Work Activities:

Reviews plans and specifications for the construction or renovation of buildings for compliance with codes, regulations and laws prior to issuing permits; Issues building permits; Inspects buildings and structures for compliance with approved plans, specifications and all requirements of applicable codes and laws; Inspects buildings and structures to ensure conformity with safety standards and building permits; Orders unsafe conditions to be rectified; Provides technical interpretation of State and local building code and other related laws to  contractors, design professionals, , owners of structures,  the general public and other departmental staff; Investigates complaints and issues violation notices and court appearance tickets when necessary;  Maintains records and reports on inspections and decisions; Performs other building and construction division inspections as required; Assists other City departments with respect to building construction as required; Provides administrative support as required; Provides related technical recommendations to the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction; Maintains professional certification(s) and training in relation to building design and technology; Provides technical support to other building and construction division staff.

FULL PEFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSThorough knowledge of modern methods, principles, tools and materials used in building and general construction;  Thorough knowledge of the New York State Uniform Fire prevention and Building Code and Multiple Residence Law;  Good knowledge of various state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to construction  projects;  Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications;  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other public officials, building contractors, building owners and the general public;  Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions;  Tact, good judgment; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common or specialized office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed, and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered two-year college or university with an Associates Degree in construction, engineering, or architectural technology or related field and two years experience in building construction or rehabilitation; or
  2. Four years experience listed in (a) above; or
  3. An equivalent combination of experience and training as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

Zoning Officer

Date Posted: 7/26/2018
Location: Planning, Housing and Community Development
Salary: $38,000.00 to $41,343.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for the application of zoning, compliance and enforcement of the Municipal zoning ordinance and other applicable laws, statues, ordinances, codes, rules and regulations related to the use, development and construction of land, property and building within the city.  The duties involve responding to inquiries on zoning of land, issuing zoning letters for: permitted uses, application for land use development, variances, signage, fences and other inquiries including but not limited to: investigation for purposes of answering complaints, determination of violations and processing of applications for zoning change, agendas, public notices, staff reports for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Attends meetings as required.  The work is performed under general supervision and direction of the Director of Planning, Housing & Community Development with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work.  Works with and assists the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction for the enforcement of zoning and site plan requirements.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Reviews land use applications, variances, developments, site plans, some building permit applications for compliance with zoning and other applicable laws and may issue certain permits if approved:  Inspects for development/land use, interprets zoning ordinances, variances and new construction or property sites for compliance with zoning laws and ordinances:  Responds to complaints and referrals:  Prepares notices of zoning violations:  Orders corrective action and advises violators of required procedures:  Issues notices of violation and appearance tickets:  Explains zoning ordinances, codes and regulations to applicants, contractors and the public:  Prepares maps, field inspection reports and other information as may be necessary to support the Planning Department or assist in decisions by the Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning Board or Commission and Commission on Architecture and Urban Design or other boards.  Works with other departments and Corporation Counsel to recommend amendments and revisions to the zoning ordinance as necessary:  Reviews both zoning and planning use permits/applications to verify they are complete and information is accurate;  Assists applicants with information needed to complete zoning and planning use approvals:  Informs public and city personnel as to questions which they may have with respect to zoning ordinances:  May appear in court to represent City on Zoning cases:  Provides office coverage, when necessary.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSThorough knowledge of local zoning ordinances and related laws:  Good knowledge of zoning development controls including subdivision codes and State Environmental Quality Review Act: Working knowledge of City of Binghamton planning and zoning statues:  Working knowledge of impact and relative compatibility of land uses and development principles and practices relative to zoning:  Ability to understand and explain provisions of the zoning ordinance in clear, non-technical terms:  Ability to prepare records and reports:  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with public officials, contractors and the general public:  Ability to operate a 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 a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Master’s degree in planning, architecture, engineering technology, construction technology or a related field.  OR
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in planning, architecture, engineering technology, construction technology or a related field and one (1) year of relevant experience. OR
  3. High school graduate and three (3) years of experience in the fields of planning or zoning or building and construction or code enforcement or an equivalent amount of training and experience as defined in (a) or (b) above.

Parking Ticket Writer-part time

Date Posted: 6/28/2018
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $16 per hour
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 kiocks; 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, and 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 Requirments:

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.

Principal Clerk

Date Posted: 6/21/2018
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $27,519-$31,738
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is highly important clerical work involving responsibility for the frequent exercise of independent judgment in planning and managing complex clerical activities and independently performing the more responsible and complex functions.  The work is performed in accordance with general instructions regarding objectives, policies and procedures.  Difficult technical or policy problems are referred to a supervisor for decision or review of judgment if recommendations are made.

Typical Work Activities:

Plans, assigns and reviews clerical work and instructs employees in the details of specialized clerical work; Revises and develops improved work procedures and methods and installs those approved by superiors; Receives and reviews complaints and assigns necessary follow-up action; Assists superiors in the preparation of budget information, collection of data, compiling of statistics, and solution of personnel problems; Maintains complex activity control records, schedules work loads and flow and coordinates the work with that of other units;

Maintains complex indexing, coding and filing systems; Supervises and participates in the maintenance of routine financial, personnel, payroll and stock control records not requiring specialized account keeping training; Uses a variety of office machines, including a typewriter, calculator and copier in performing duties.

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

Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English; working knowledge of modern office machines and ability to apply it to recurring work problems; thorough knowledge of policies, laws and regulations relating to the program of the particular agency; ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of clerical assistants; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to prepare correspondence and reports; ability to deal effectively with the public; good judgment in solving complex clerical problems; initiative and resourcefulness; tact and courtesy; integrity; 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 an equivalency diploma and five years of progressively responsible clerical experience;    or

(b)        Seven years of progressively responsible clerical experience;    or

(c)        An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above

Account Clerk - Typist

Date Posted: 6/07/2018
Location: Bighamton-Johnson City Wastewater Treatment Plant
Salary: $13.11 to $17.11 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves the performance of standardized account keeping and clerical tasks or assisting in the performance of more difficult and complex account keeping and clerical tasks requiring either the full-time or substantial part-time operation of a typewriter.  Incumbents usually work under general supervision on routine assignments in accordance with defined procedures with some leeway for the use of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work.  Detailed instructions are provided for new or unusual assignments.  This class differs from other classes in the Account Clerk series by virtue of the limited complexity of the work performed, degree of supervision received and the responsibility for the operation of a typewriter.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Posts to journal or ledger accounts from appropriation, expense, invoices, payroll, receipts, voucher records and other original entry materials; Receives, processes, verifies, and audits invoices and allocates costs by tasks, accounts, funds and functions in accordance with prescribed rules, regulations and procedures.  Prepares accounting and fiscal status reports and maintains control accounts on services rendered and paid; Assists in maintaining labor, material and operational cost records; Computes payroll deductions, prepares payroll abstracts and maintains records of leave time used;  Types and maintains correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, records bills, purchase orders, purchase requisitions, and other material and records;  Compiles data for and assists in the preparation of simple financial and statistical reports;  Assists in verifying and reconciling account balances according to a prescribed procedure;  Maintains petty cash funds;  Collects payment for and maintains records on taxes, water bills, and employee health insurance, cashes up funds collected and makes bank deposits; Sorts, indexes and files requisitions, correspondence, vouchers, reports and other material; Issues receipts for monies received;  Assists in the preparation of a variety of State and Federal reimbursement claims;  Answers telephone and provides routine information;  Operates computing, calculating, bookkeeping and other office machines

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Working knowledge of modern methods of keeping and checking financial accounts and records;  working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;  working knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately;  ability to type at an acceptable rate of speed;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  ability to get along well with others;  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 databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;   physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position;

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Either:

  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, including or supplemented by a course in typing and accounting or bookkeeping;  or
  2. One year of clerical experience primarily involving typing and the maintenance of financial accounts and records.

Street Maintainer

Date Posted: 6/07/2018
Location: Department of Public Works
Salary: $12.67 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 cold patches; Cleans and flushes streets; Shovels and removes snow from streets; Collects and disposes of rubbish; Assists in repairing sweepers; Works on refuse 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.

NOTE:  Some experience in heavy manual labor is desirable.

Clerk - Part Time @ 14 hours per week

Date Posted: 6/04/2018
Location: Assessment
Salary: $14.00 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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

Typical Work Activities:

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

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISITCS

Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;

Working knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to get along well with others; ability to write legibly; clerical aptitude; neatness; accuracy; tact and courtesy; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEither:

  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; or
  2. One year of clerical experience; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience.

Housing Caseworker

Date Posted: 3/27/2018
Location: Planning, Housing and Community Development
Salary: $36,811.00 - $43,220.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the responsibility for assisting the Housing Programs Supervisor with Housing Rehabilitation Programs and Housing First Time Homebuyer Programs in accordance with and Federal and NY State guidelines and policies; client intake; budget management; mortgage management; grant management and grant writing.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of financial and managerial accounting practices; Ability to utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Skill in Micro Soft Excel mathematical applications and calculations;

Knowledge of Federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Community Entitlement; Familiarity with Federal and State housing laws, rules and regulations.

Knowledge of New York State Affordable Housing and Community Renewal Agency grant opportunities;

Knowledge of Real Estate practices and lending institution regulations and programs relating to Homeownership opportunities.

Skill in interviewing and interviewing techniques;

Ability to prepare oral and written reports;

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; Good judgment, tact, and initiative;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Typical Work Activities:

PROGRAM BUDGET MANAGEMENT-Keeps current with HOME, CDBG, and NYS AHC fund balances. Assist Housing Supervisor with the implementation and management of Housing Programs in relationship to funding cycles for each; Draft and maintain Project Agreements for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO); Set up, maintain, and close out all federally funded housing projects in the Federal Integrated Disbursement and Information system (IDIS); Maintains Excel spreadsheets for all Federal and NYS funded Housing related programs for Federal and State monitoring review purposes during the affordability requirements.

CLIENT INTAKE - Manage client intake for City of Binghamton Housing CDBG and HOME rehabilitation programs and first time homebuyer programs; Meet with applicants to finalize eligibility for subsidized housing programs assistance; Reviews participant obligations with applicant.

MORTGAGE MANAGEMENT - Draft and maintain record of all closing documents pertaining to City Housing Dep’t programs including Conflict of Interest, Project Agreements, all related Mortgages, subordination requests, and annual affidavit requests to participating homeowners; Track and maintain the Housing Department Mortgage Loan Portfolio; report activities to City of Binghamton Comptroller.

REGULATORY-Keeps abreast of current Federal and State Fair Housing laws;  participates in Fair Housing reviews and monitoring; Coordinates all HUD mandated on-site tenant records monitoring and auditing during the affordable housing development project Affordability Periods; Conducts yearly on-site review of tenant rent records for CHDO affordable housing development projects to ensure compliance with HUD mandated affordability periods; Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the program through awareness of fraud and abuse indicators.

GRANT SUPPORT- Assist Grants Administrator and Housing Supervisor in drafting future affordable housing rehabilitation grants available through state and federal agencies; Assists with grant requirements such as quarterly and yearly reporting requirements; disbursement of fund requests to participating agencies; formulate and submit plans to participating NYS grant agencies for MWBE and Section 3 requirements. Coordinates the close out procedures set forth in the grant agreements.

Minimum Qualifications:

(a)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration or a similarly related field and one year of experience in financial work with a public or private agency adhering to acceptable standards; or

(b)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in one of the fields in (a) above and three years’ experience as defined in (a) above; or

(c)        Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and five years of experience as defined in (a) above.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $32.50 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

Electrical Inspector

Date Posted: 8/02/2017
Location: Building Construction & Code Enforement
Salary: $41,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.

Typical Work Activities:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

Commisioner of Public Works

Date Posted: 8/02/2017
Location: City of Binghamotn
Salary: $75,000-$110,000
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.

 

Typical Work Activities:

 

The Commissioner of Public Works is a management position, appointed by the Mayor and reporting directly to the Mayor.

Duties include:

-          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

Minimum Qualifications:

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 lptestani@cityofbinghamton.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. 

 

 

Internships

Date Posted: 7/19/2018
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.   

Applications for Fall Semester are due no later than August 10th; Spring Semester due October 31st; and Summer Semester due March 31st. 

To apply, please fill out the Internship Application located on the Employment page and either:

  1. Email to lptestani@cityofbinghamton.com, or
  2. Mail to 38 Hawley Street, 4th Floor Office of Personnel, Binghamton, NY 13901, or
  3. Drop-off in person to the Office of Personnel.

*Please specify on the application which Department(s) you wish to intern with.

Typical Work Activities:

Dependent on the department: 

  • Attending, with a supervisor, a City of Binghamton authorized public event (i.e. press conference or community meeting)
  • Policy anaylsis
  • Research projects
  • Attending board and commission meetings
Minimum Qualifications:

Enrolled in a college or university.

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