City of Binghamton, New York

Part-time Clerk (temporary)

September 5, 2018 - 4:19pm -- lptestani
Date Posted: 
Planning Department
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. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
  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.

*Perferred experience in Planning, Housing, and Community Development.

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.

**This part-time clerical position is in the Department of Planning, Housing, and Community Development as a temporary grant funded research position. Work will be conducted in support of the Vacant, Abandoned and Derelict (VAD) Property Grant awarded by the Attorney General’s Office:

(1). Age dependent impacts of VAD housing- Identify the possible impact to different age groups based on location of VAD properties in relation to neighborhood demographics; housing availability, neighborhood stability; availability and proximity of services.

(2). Climate dependent impacts – Climate change impacts and demographic correlation to VAD properties (current and projections) specifically flood risks.

(3). Community Outreach/ Foreclosure prevention– working closely with Metro Interfaith and other Housing Agencies in tracking data regarding foreclosure prevention successes through MAP and HOPP NY state programs; City Counseling and education; and assistance with applications. Collect data to be used with Vacant Property registry of abandoned homes facing foreclosure.