ROAD SURFACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INTERNS: Students perform the following activities during the summer: collect road inventory and condition surveys; determine repair alternatives and associated unit costs; generate a prioritized listing of road repairs using CAMP-RS computer program; create a five year plan using prioritized listings; instruct a municipal employee on how to update CAMP-RS; prepare a final summary report; present report to the elected Board; provide a copy of the final report, including five-year plan, to CLRP and the municipality; complete an internship/program evaluation form; and assist the highway department in other roles as time permits. Training is provided over three-days on May 30th and 31st and June 1st. 1-1/2 days are with the municipal employee and the student together, who are taught about pavement management systems and CAMP-RS in particular. Municipal employees and students work together to survey real roads, input data into CAMP-RS, and generate reports.
Job Qualifications: College student in engineering field (preferred) with an interest in road and highway maintenance and management. DRIVER'S LICENSE IS REQUIRED.
The work involves responsibility for implementation, maintenance and support of information systems throughout the City and developing programs, procedures, workflow, and documentation to improve existing systems. The incumbent will also perform research and analytical tasks citywide. Work is performed under general direction of the Information Technology Manager, with considerable leeway for independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over subordinate Information Management & Technology personnel. Does related work as required.
- Researches new technologies being used in municipalities.
- Is the application specialist for SQL databases.
- Oversees development and maintenance of citywide website
- Assists in the maintenance of the various application databases and ensures data accuracy and integrity.
- Assists IT Manager in overseeing maintenance and support of all hardware and software used in the City
- Evaluates current business processes and recommends changes to same in relation to technology usage.
- Researches the procurement of hardware/software and upgrade/replacement of various computer technologies.
- Assists in the management of special projects dealing with vendors and support personnel citywide.
- Conducts maintenance of the system applications to identify incident trends and deployment strategies.
- Cross trains on all city software systems.
- 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 City technology staff in the preparation of training material for all city hardware/software.
- 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.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
- Proficiency in MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher
- Proficiency in SQL database management and programming
- General knowledge of various technologies related to municipalities 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.
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Computer Technology or related field, plus minimum of 2 year experience with computer technical support/training/programming; OR
- Associates degree in Computer Science or Computer Technology or related field, plus minimum of 5 years experience with computer technical support/training/programming; OR
- An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated with the limits of A) and B).
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.
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.
(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.
This is skilled work in repairing and maintaining a variety of automotive and related types of equipment. The scope of tasks ranges from the repair and rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines to the repair of truck and car bodies to specialized public works apparatus. The incumbent works independently on assignments from higher level department employees or officers, but usually from work orders or defective equipment as reported by equipment operators. The incumbent may be assigned senior supervisory or lead roles over other Mechanics, Attendants and Laborers in a satellite or split shift operation. Does related work as required.
Performs skilled tasks in rebuilding and repairing gasoline and diesel powered equipment, including cars, trucks, sweepers, rollers and specialized mechanical equipment such as bulldozers, graders, backhoes, salters and air compressors; Removes, repairs or replaces clutches, rear ends, brakes, exhausts, shock absorbers, manual transmissions, cooling systems and ignition systems; Assists in and repairs miscellaneous equipment and facilities including bridges; Inspects motor equipment to establish compliance with minimum safety standards for operating equipment; Makes repairs on equipment in the field and operates equipment in test runs and/or in returning defective equipment to the central garage; Repairs various equipment including hydraulic and electrical systems; Tunes, adjusts and where necessary, completely overhauls gasoline and diesel engines; Assists with or independently repairs body work, including the use of welding tools.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of standard automotive repair methods on both gasoline and diesel engines along with the terminology and tools of the trade; good knowledge in the repair of trucks, cars and other specialized mechanical equipment and apparatus such as hydraulic systems, aerial ladders and signaling equipment; working knowledge in the machinist trades used in structuring and welding automotive parts; ability to analyze mechanical and operating problems from test runs and motor Equipment Operators’ written and oral reports; skill in repairing, removing and replacing parts of motors such as ignition, exhaust, electrical and hydraulic systems; willingness to assume leadership responsibility in performing more difficult work; willingness to train subordinates in new or higher level skills; 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) Five years of experience in the repair of a variety of automotive equipment, including the rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines; or
(b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized two year college with an Associate’s Degree in automotive mechanics and three years of experience described in (a); or
(c) An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits defined in (a) and (b).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:
1. Eligibility for a New York State Inspector’s Certificate and possession at time of appointment and maintain the certificate during the entire length of appointment;
2. Eligibility for CDL-B Driver’s License whenever the work requires the operation of heavy motor equipment, which must be obtained within six (6) months after employment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.
This is an entry level position that performs technical, compliance inspections on structures and properties, with emphasis on property maintenance and as required to achieve compliance with the New York State Code and related municipal codes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the supervisor of Building Construction who reviews inspection reports and the recommendations for correcting violations. Does related work as required. New York Department of State Code Enforcement certification required within one year of employment.
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.
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.
(a); Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in building construction or building& inspection.
(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.
(d)New York State Class 5 vehicle driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.
This position plays an important role in the execution of the financial activities of the City. The position assists the Comptroller in all aspects of the accounting of city finances, including accounts payable, payroll, bond ordinances, cash management, journal entries, general ledger and preparing financial statements, within City policy and procedures. This position reports directly to the City’s Comptroller.
Prepare various financial reports accurately and according to City policy and procedures. Assist Comptroller in preparing annual budget; review and approve all purchase requisitions ‘review and approve all accounts payable; manage cash accounts and ensure the City is in compliance with federal, state and city law; monitors financial operations of joint sewage treatment plant; reconciliation of all general ledger accounts with supporting documentation; assist in writing procedures for all accounting function with Staff Accountant; assist in year-end audit; oversee payroll functions; file quarterly 941 and yearly W-2’s, 1099’s and 1095’s-5; make payroll tax payment timely and accurately; initiates wire transfers to pay debt and other expenses in a time manner; works with Department Heads to create budget amendments as needed; works with Staff Accountant on fixed asset system.
FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of accounting, strong analytical skills and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously within deadlines; intermediate to advanced computer literacy with Word, Excel and other financial software; ability to work with others under deadlines within a changing environment; ability to work independently and take initiative; excellent problem solving, communication skills, organizational and time management skills required; government experience in a financial office is helpful.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with a Master’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field, including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in accounting, with 2 years of relevant experience or
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a closely related field, with 18 semester credit hours in accounting, with four years of relevant experience.
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
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.
This is a professional engineering position assisting in the management of the BJCJSTP BAF Restoration and Rehabilitation Project, Flood Wall FEMA Mitigation Project, Terminal Pump Station FEMA Flood Mitigation Project and Water Quality Project. This position reports to the Project Manager and the Mayor of the City of Binghamton.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Engineering; knowledge of engineering research and economics; knowledge of operations of sewage treatment plant; knowledge of methods and procedures involved in the initiation, planning and design and development of sewage treatment plant; high degree of 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.
· Assists in providing lead agency oversight and coordination from a global prospective of all projects at the BJCJSTP;
· May review pay requests, invoices and purchase orders;
· Reports to the Project Manager on the progress of the project;
· Tracks project costs and schedules as it relates to budget, finances and the NYSDEC consent order;
· May provide representation on matters dealing with NYSDEC, EFC, and FEMA;
· Interacts with other City departments (Corporation Counsel and Comptroller) for legal and financial matters associated with the project;
· Coordination with the contract construction manager and design manager;
· Coordination with all parties involved with the FEMA components of each project;
· Assures the project is meeting all City, NYSDEC, EFC, FEMA, and EPA requirements;
· Other related duties as assigned.
Possession of a New York State Professional Engineer License and either:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with major work in Civil Engineering and five (5) years of Civil Engineering experience, three (3) of which relate to WWTPS; or
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered two year college with major work in Engineering Science or Civil Engineering Technology and seven (7) years of Civil Engineering experience, three (3) of which relate to WWTPS.
This is a key leadership position within the Department of Public Works. The Department of Public Works has an operating budget of approximately $14 million and a workforce of 161 employees. The work performed by this position involves a high degree of independence and solid judgment. Policy development, implementation and enforcement are a key component of the duties performed by the position. Providing project management and support/direction to first line field Supervisors and handling day-to-day personnel, safety/health and labor relations issues are also essential tasks assigned to this position. Frequent contact with the public regarding operational issues and complaints is required. This position reports directly to the Commissioner of Public Works.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; with a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, engineering, construction management, or a related field and five (5) years of field experience in a DPW or similar work setting; or
B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or equivalent; with a associate’s degree in public administration, engineering or a related field and seven (7) years of field experience in a DPW or similar work setting; or
C) Graduation from high school and ten (10) years of field experience in DPW, construction, with 5 years in management and supervision.
We offer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Commissioner of Public Works is a management position, appointed by the Mayor and reporting directly to the Mayor.
- 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
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.