City of Binghamton, New York

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Water/Sewer Systems Maintainer

Date Posted: 4/21/2021
Location: Water & Sewer Department
Salary: $16.09 per hour
Last Date To File: 5/03/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of skilled work in the maintenance and repair of water systems, sewer systems, and roads. Operates equipment required in the process of snow removal.  The incumbent performs work requiring specialized technical skills and may direct a small work force in activities concerned with the continued use and effective operation of the water and sewer systems.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Senior Water and Sewer System Maintainer and or Assistant Supervisor/Supervisor of the bureau. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs maintenance and repair on sewer mains and laterals and sewer system entries involving concrete and brick work; Lays storm and sanitary sewer lines; Lays water mains and makes taps on mains for services to consumers; Turns off and renews consumers’ services; Repairs and installs hydrants and meters; Tests for and repairs leaks in mains and services;  Caulks joints; Operates dump trucks in connection with the work; Rebuilds and repairs catch basins, sewer mains laterals and head stones; Makes minor repairs on small pumps; Operates a variety of equipment and uses power tools required to repair and maintain the city water and sewer systems; including water pumps, compressors,  black topping and cement mixing, vacuum  truck, bucket loaders, backhoes; Plows and Salts city streets as required for snow removal; Cares for tools, supplies and equipment; Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks. Does related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the principles, practices, tools, equipment, terminology and safety precautions involved in the maintenance of  water distribution systems and sanitary sewer collection systems;  working knowledge of the operation and repair of pumps and compressors;  ability to operate equipment in the repair and maintenance of the water and sewer systems;  ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;  ability to work with others and to lead in small work projects;  ability to keep minor records in the use of materials, supplies and equipment;  ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, excel spreadsheets, and Cartegraph database, at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;   physical condition as necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

(a)  Five years of progressively increasing experience in the construction, repair and maintenance  of either the City   of Binghamton’s water distribution and/or sewer systems; or

(b) Six years of external experience in the construction, repair and maintenance of water distribution and/or sanitary sewer collection systems. Candidates should be willing to demonstrate capability and proficiency in the use of all equipment.

Clerk - Part Time

Date Posted: 4/21/2021
Location: Treasurer's Office
Salary: $14.00 per hour
Last Date To File: 5/03/2021
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 CHARACTERISITCSWorking 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:

Either:

  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.

 

Motor Equipment Operator

Date Posted: 4/16/2021
Location: Public Works
Salary: $15.76 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a position involving the operation of a variety of motor equipment.  The type of equipment operated will be limited by the class of license possessed by the incumbent.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a supervisory level employee.  The incumbent will exercise supervision over subordinates assigned to work on specific projects.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Operates a variety of motor equipment, such as “one-man road patcher” packers, trucks, sweepers, backhoes and auxiliary equipment; Supervises a small work group in rebuilding and repairing catch basins, mains, sewers, hydrants, street repairs, patching streets and cleaning streets; Performs a variety of minor repairs on motor equipment and services small pumps and equipment; Performs routine preventive maintenance functions on all vehicles; Operates a television camera outfit in monitoring and reporting the condition of sewer mains and laterals for immediate or future repairs;  Keeps records on times, supplies and equipment used and reports work completed on work projects to supervisor;  Participates in a variety of street maintenance and repair activities;  Provides services for a variety of governmental operations such as transporting food for School District;  Operates a variety of recreational and maintenance equipment for the recreation department; Performs routine cleaning of screens, unplugging and maintenance of pumps, sample collection, and centrifuge operation for the Binghamton/Johnson City Joint Sewage Plant;  Supervises a small work crew;  Mechanical aptitude;  Dependability;  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:

Possession of a CDL-B motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment which must be maintained during the entire length of appointment.

For Parks DepartmentMEO applicants must have 2 years experience in Parks or grounds maintenance.”

Program Assistant

Date Posted: 4/09/2021
Location: Police Bureau and Planning, Housing & Community Development (Specify department on the application)
Salary: $33,564.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for assisting in the planning, implementation, organization, and conduct of agency programs.  The incumbent performs a variety of tasks, both paraprofessional and clerical in nature, in assisting in the administration and coordination of agency programs.  Additionally, the incumbent performs duties which require substantial time operating an alpha-numeric keyboard such as a typewriter, word processor, or personal computer.  The work is performed in accordance with accepted policies and procedures under general supervision.  Will supervise subordinate clerical staff.  Does related work as required.

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. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

Real Property Tax Aide

Date Posted: 4/07/2021
Location: Department of Assessment
Salary: $30,333.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is clerical work involving the receipt and processing of documents and records on the assessment of properties.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assessor and his assistants and the incumbent may on occasion provide new employees on-the-job training for the position of Real Property Tax Aide.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Maintains records of real property transfer deeds and maintains the changes on tax maps; Identifies errors on tax rolls and makes corrections as directed; Records deeds, wills and changes that involve property title transfers on owners cards, deed sheets and in-field book, and prepares copies for water, sewer, code enforcement and real property tax office; Receives, checks and processes old age exemption applications and brings office records and field books up to date on exemptions;  receives, checks and processes requests for veterans as well as tax exemptions of property owned by religious and not-for-profit organizations; Types correspondence, maintains and files documents, letters and memoranda;  Answers telephone inquiries on real property taxes and exemptions;  Performs a variety of work and research in support of the Assessor and technical employees within the office;  Process information and documents in the County Clerk’s Office as well as with banks on the status of property deeds, mortgages and related material.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Working knowledge of real property valuation and assessment;  Working knowledge of the New York State Real Property Tax law and local policy; Working knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English; Ability to read and understand property deeds, maps and other documents of a legal nature relating to property valuation and assessment.; Ability to deal effectively with the public; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to operate a personal computer or other data entry device and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases as an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Good knowledge of the practices and procedures in processing and maintaining assessment records including the receipt and recording of applications for property exemptions;  working knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the exemption of properties from taxes;  skill in the operation of office 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; Ability to understand and interpret written information; ability to make arithmetic computations accurately; clerical aptitude; thoroughness;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

A.        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and one year of full-time clerical experience, involving the maintaining, processing and recording of documents on real property assessments, requiring the operation of a personal computer or other data entry device;  or

B.         Two years of clerical experience involving entering and retrieving data using a personal computer or other data entry device.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 1/05/2021
Location: Various
Salary: $38.50/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

Title Exam Type Exam Posting
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Finance Payroll Specialist Open Competitive PDF icon Download
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Clerk - City School District Open Competitive PDF icon Download
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Parent Coordinator - City School District Open Competitive PDF icon Download
Housing Safety Specialist Open Competitive PDF icon Download

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