City of Binghamton, New York

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Risk Assistant/Paralegal

Date Posted: 3/22/2017
Location: Corporation Counsel - Law Department
Salary: $38,467.00 (Max - Commensurate with Experience)
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Good knowledge of investigative methods relating to liability claims; Good knowledge of legal documents, procedures, and municipal law office routine; Good knowledge of local government operations; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports; Ability to perform accurate legal research; Ability to understand and carry out complex written and oral instructions; Accuracy; Initiative and resourcefulness; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Typical Work Activities:

Acts as intake official for claims against the City and general complaints made to the Corporation Counsel’s Office and deals with the general public on such matters; Investigates, documents, and reports to the Corporation Counsel on claims made against the City; Acts as liaison with outside counsel and outside adjusters on lawsuits based on tort and negligence claims against the City; Researches the law (statutes, case law, and regulations) on all aspects of governmental operations, tort and negligence, and any other area assigned by the Corporation Counsel: Writes memoranda, letters and reports on matters assigned or inherent in the other duties of the position; Does real property title searches using the Broome County Clerk’s indices and records as well as other sources; Performs administrative tasks for the department and the City’s risk management efforts; Serves as reporting secretary to the City’s Risk Management Committee; Utilizes personal computer for data base work and word processing on a daily basis.

Minimum Qualifications:
Either:
 
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, or in the processing and investigation of insurance claims; or
 
(b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree and three years experience as in (a); or
 
(c) Five years experience as in (a); or
 
(d) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a), (b), and (c).

Assistant To The Mayor For Youth & Neighborhood Affairs

Date Posted: 3/07/2017
Location: MAYOR'S OFFICE
Salary: 35,000 PER YEAR
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:
This position is an administrative position 
involving the responsibilities for improving collaboration and communication regarding constituents, 
neighborhood and youth initiatives with regard to the Mayor’s Office, as well as all other departments 
within City Hall. The work is performed under the general direction and within policy outlined by the 
Mayor.
Typical Work Activities:
Proactively establish lines of communication between City of Binghamton and key neighborhood and youth development 
stakeholders: attend community events and brief relevant Administrative personnel; Serve as primary liaison between 
Administration and constituents; address neighborhood concerns, solicit feedback, coordinate administrative projects and 
track completion; Act as principal liaison between the City of Binghamton and Binghamton City School District to 
improve coordination on community development collaborations between City Hall and School District; attend School 
Board meetings and presentations as necessary; Act as principal liaison with local non-profit and community groups, 
included by not limited to the Urban League, NAACP, Boys & Girls Club, etc., to increase and diversify youth civic 
engagement; Assist Parks and Recreation Department on neighborhood and youth outreach programs; Assist Binghamton 
Police Department with neighborhood and youth outreach efforts; Work with Grants Coordinator to research available 
grants and sponsorships for neighborhood and youth activities; Plan, organize, coordinate and direct all youth internships 
through the Mayor’s Office Coordinate scheduling and exhibition of youth and community art displays in City Hall’s 2nd Plaza Gallery; Special projects as needed
Minimum Qualifications:
a)  Possession of a Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited or New York State registered 
college or university; or
b)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or 
university with a Bachelor’s Degree in community relations, public relations, communications, 
public administration, public policy or business administration; or 
c)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or 
university and one year of experience in youth, community relations, public relations activities or 
related work; or
d)  Graduation with an Associate’s Degree in community relations, public relations, 
communications, public administration or business administration and three years of experience 
in youth or community development activities.

Program Assistant

Date Posted: 3/03/2017
Location: Personnel & Civil Service Office
Salary: $30,000 to $35,000 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Good knowledge of the policies and objectives of department programs; Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures, and equipment; Working knowledge of administrative principles and practices; Ability to plan, implement and coordinate activities typically required in the administration of programs such as record keeping, report preparation and clerical supervision; Ability to operate an alpha-numeric keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed; Ability to understand oral and written instructions; Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships; Ability to clearly and effectively express oneself both orally and in written form; 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 as necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs routine administrative duties required for the implementation and coordination of agency programs; Organizes and maintains central filing systems and procedures; Assists in planning and administering in-service training programs; Expedites and participates in the preparation of various reports and the maintenance of records; Compiles payroll data and submits for payroll preparation and payment; Participates in the collection, tabulation, and analysis of statistical and financial data relevant to the various programs undertaken; May author routine correspondence required for the daily operation and implementation of the program undertaken; Supervises the daily work assignments of clerical workers assigned to the office.

Minimum Qualifications:
Either:
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an associate’s degree in business administration, secretarial sciences, or a related field including or supplemented by a course in the operation of an alpha-numeric keyboard; or
(b) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in public administration, business administration, or a related field including the operation of an alpha-numeric keyboard; or
(c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

Code Inspector

Date Posted: 3/02/2017
Location: Building & Construction/Code Enforcement
Salary: $29,661.00 to $32,456.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:
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.
Typical Work Activities:

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Either:
(a) Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in building construction or building inspection or.
(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.

Information Technology Specialist - Public Safety (Police)

Date Posted: 2/07/2017
Location: Information Management & Technology Department
Salary: $50,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:
 Proficiency in MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher
 Knowledge of law enforcement applications (ie. TRACS, NWS AEGIS/RMS, and Mobile Data Terminal systems) is preferred.
 General knowledge of various technologies related to law enforcement is preferred.
 Thorough knowledge of operation, care and adjustment of computers and related peripheral equipment.
 Ability to resolve problems, be capable of thorough research, and develop alternatives and solutions.
    Possess strong analytical and communications skills; detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task.
 Ability to understand, actively learn and apply new technologies.
 Ability to work independently with moderate instruction.
 Skill in interpersonal relations.
 Skill in oral and written communication.
 Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

Typical Work Activities:
Researches new technologies being used in Police departments.
 Is the application specialist for New World Systems and other related applications used within the Police Department.
 Assists in the maintenance of the various application databases and ensures data accuracy and integrity.
 Maintains and supports all hardware and software used in the Police Department
 Researches the procurement of hardware/software and upgrade/replacement of the departments various computer technologies.
 Assists in the management of special projects dealing with vendors and support personnel within the Public Safety areas.
 Assist in building and maintaining the records management system (RMS) to include customizing the system configuration, agency preferences, building code and translation code tables, testing data migration, and troubleshooting functionality problems.
 Conducts maintenance of the records management system application to identify incident trends and deployment strategies.
 Cross trains on various public safety related records management systems (RMS) and other applications in order to serve as backup for other public safety technology positions.
 Evaluates the training needs of department personnel relative to computer technologies and assists in the coordination of the necessary training of internal personnel.
 Works with other Public Safety personnel and City technology staff in the preparation of training material relative to Public Safety technologies.
 Works on assignments that are moderately complex under direct or indirect supervision, where there is latitude for independent action decision making.
 Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Either:
A.) Bachelors degree in criminal justice or related field, plus minimum of 2 year experience with computer technical support/training; OR
B.) Associates degree in criminal justice or related field, plus 2 years criminal justice experience, plus
minimum of 3 years experience for computer technical support/training; OR
C.) An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated with the limits of A) and B).

Wastewater Treatment Plant Instrument Technician

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

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

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

Mechanic's Assistant

Date Posted: 9/26/2016
Location: Joint Sewage Plant
Salary: $19.41 per hour to $23.41 per hour
Last Date To File: 10/11/2016
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

 The work involves assisting in the performance of semi skilled and skilled tasks related to the repair, maintenance and construction of wastewater treatment plant equipment, vehicles, facilities, and grounds.  The work is performed in accordance with the practices involved in the preventive maintenance, repair and fabrication of wastewater treatment plant equipment including pumps, manual and electronic valves, digester units, gas and diesel engine, compressors, injection systems and motors. The class differs from that of Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintainer by virtue of the skilled repair and fabrication of plant mechanical equipment.  The class differs from the Waste Water Treatment Plant Instrument Technician, because the Technician has responsibility for the skilled repair of complex electronic, electrical, pneumatic and related mechanical equipment.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Head Mechanic, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent or Mechanic.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Assists in a wide variety of job repairs and preventive maintenance to pumps, valves, mechanical screens, degritting equipment, sludge and grit conveyors, gear drives, manual and electronic valves, digester units, chemical injection systems, blowers, compressors, gas and diesel engines, plumbing and piping and HVAC;  Assists in the Design and fabrication of equipment modifications to increase performance and / or decrease equipment failure; designs and fabricates supports, pump bases, railings, grating covers, weirs, guards, some concrete repair and construction. Assists in the Evaluation of equipment failures and determines corrective courses of actions and performs preventive maintenance of pumping machinery, conveyors, motors, and other plant equipment;  Assists in  a variety of machine shop activities such as welding, brazing, steam fitting, tool fabrication;  Operates lathe, drill press, grinder, power saw, welding and other shop equipment;  Assists in the  Installation of new mechanical equipment;  Assists in Rebuilding pump sleeves, pump pistons and other equipment;  Tightens chains, installs pipes, lubricates and repairs motors;  performs preventive maintenance and repairs on trucks and other moving equipment and buildings; Inspects equipment and specifications to determine maintenance needs and schedules; Repacks pumps; prepares time and equipment reports; assists in locating parts for repair and maintenance; performs skilled carpentry and plumbing tasks as needed; performs gas and arc welding; demonstrates a good understanding of applicable policies, procedures and safe work methods associated with working in confined spaces, handling biohazards, and working with hazardous chemicals; general housekeeping of plant facilities; performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and;

 

(a)        One year of experience as Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintainer or                           Operator Trainee; or

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(b)      One year hands on experience with industrial mechanical maintenance, including             but not           limited to industrial pumps, engines, motors, conveyance equipment or plumbing.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of an appropriate level motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with the ability to be covered under plant insurance policy at time of appointment, and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Engineering Technician

Date Posted: 9/09/2016
Location: Department of Engineering
Salary: $35,000.00 to $38,400.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a sub-professional civil engineering position with focus on routine civil engineering tasks such as design, survey and construction inspection. The incumbent may be assigned tasks related to design for public works projects such as the construction of streets, sewers and water systems. The incumbent may be assigned to computer-aided drafting and design work on various projects. The work is performed under the general supervision of an Assistant Engineer or higher lever Engineer with selective leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment on routine tasks that require moderate use of engineering theory. The incumbent may supervise sub-professional and technical assistants on specific assignments. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Prepares plans and designs of engineering projects from notes and sketches; develops plans and designs for routine projects, develops costs estimates of public works projects such as street reconstruction, water and sewer works, may act as a member of the survey party; may supervise subordinate technical staff on specific tasks; and may be assigned work in the inspection of construction projects. Upon assignment from higher level engineers, conducts research on former project costs; responds to requests for information from the public and municipal officials on status of existing or proposed public works projects; and investigates complaints regarding construction and public works projects and operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Either:
(a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate’s Degree in engineering technology, plus two years of experience in sub-professional civil engineering work involving field survey, computer aided drafting and design, designing and inspection of construction, or
(b) Graduation from high school or passion of a high school equivalency diploma and eight years of experience in sub-professional engineering work which will have involved field survey, computer aided drafting & design, designing and inspection of construction; or
(c) An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b).

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade 3

Date Posted: 3/11/2016
Location: Bing-JC Joint Sewage Plant
Salary: $27.01 to $28.59 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This routine, but important work, involves shared responsibility during an assigned shift for the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant. The work is carried out in accordance with procedures established to promote the efficient operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater. The class differs from that of Wastewater Plant Operator Grade 2 by virtue of the responsibility of the incumbent for the assistance in shift operations, and by its increased supervisory duties. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees. Does related work as require.

Typical Work Activities:
Is responsible for the operation, adjustment, maintenance and replacement of pumps, motors, air compressors, valves, screens, centrifuges and other related equipment; Operates computer controlled equipment; Is responsible for recording readings from meters and gauges; Is responsible for making necessary tests for the control of plant operations Assists in the inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair of pumps, valves, screens, and related mechanical equipment; Cleans channels, screens, tanks, and other equipment; Assists in the preparation and maintenance of activity records and reports;
Performs increasingly responsible duties as assigned in the operation and maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; Demonstrates proper safety protocol while performing duties at a wastewater treatment plant; Performs a variety custodial duties and building repairs and maintenance duties in and around plant; Records readings from meters and gauges; Treats and disposes of wastewater; Adds chlorine to wastewater; Takes samples for testing; Makes necessary tests for control of plant operation and makes adjustments to processes based on these results; Assists in the instruction of trainees;
Supervises the work of subordinate employees; Keeps logs of plant operations and related records;
Performs some custodial duties related to the maintenance of buildings and grounds.
Makes minor repairs to machinery and equipment.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation approved curriculum; and
2. Completion of an appropriate course of instruction approved by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; and Not less than eighteen months of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 56 or greater, and facilities of the appropriate type; and
3. The ability to conduct the routine laboratory and field tests required for the control of the operation of a wastewater treatment plant with such facilities.
Grade 3 can use one of the following options to meet the minimum education requirements:
The operating experience discussed under these options is required in addition to the approved operating experience.
QUALIFYING OPTIONS FOR GRADE 3 OPERATIONS: (Must also have required duration of approved operating experience- 18 months).
a) AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school in a NYSDEC approved curriculum, or
b) AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or
c) AA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or
d) High school or equivalency diploma and three years of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
(1) Wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 56 or greater. The candidate must possess a Grade 3 certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
(2) Possession of a New York State Driver’s License is required at time of appointment.
DEFINITIONS:
Operating Experience:
Is defined as work experience at a wastewater plant with a SPDES permit. A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the work experience must include hands-on operation of all unit processes at the WWTP.
Approved Operating Experience:
Is defined as work experience at a wastewater treatment plant with a SPDES permit having the same or higher point score for which certification is being sought. A minimum of fifty (50) percent of the experience must include hands-on operation of all unit processes at the WWTP.

Internships

Date Posted: 3/26/2010
Location: City Hall
Salary: None
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The City of Binghamton internships offers students an opportunity to work with one of New York's most progressive administrations, to experience local, municipal administration across a wide spectrum of constituent services, and to partner with residents and community leaders in restoring community vitality through focused, comprehensive neighborhood development. Internships may be available in the following departments: Clerk's Office, BEDO, Public Works, Planning, Parks and Recreation and the Mayor's office.   To apply: Send resume and cover letter stating interests and expectations to pakeppler@cityofbinghamton.com.

Typical Work Activities:
Minimum Qualifications:

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