City of Binghamton, New York

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Engineering Technician

Date Posted: 7/13/2016
Location: Engineering Department
Salary: $35,000.00 to $38,400.00 per year
Last Date To File: 7/27/2016
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).

Assistant Engineer

Date Posted: 7/13/2016
Location: Engineering Department
Salary: $38,127.00 to $42,738.00 per year
Last Date To File: 7/27/2016
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of beginning level professional civil engineering work.  The work is primarily concerned with the design of civil engineering projects for the Public Works Department or in preparing specifications for private contractors.  The incumbent also facilitates the implementation of special City projects such as a sidewalk rebate program.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a senior level Engineer with wide leeway in exercising judgment in when and how work assignments will be completed.  Supervision is exercised over a small number of sub-professional and technical employees.  Does related work as required.  

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises the design, drafting and standard detailing work in the planning, designing and inspection of street construction and public building renovation work:  Upon request, assists public officials in the planning and design of public construction or reconstruction projects including feasibility studies and alternative action;  Designs plans for the construction or repair of facilities and systems such as street curbs, sidewalks, sewer and water lines, culverts, bridges, Parks and Recreation buildings and fire houses;  Designs, develops sketches and specifications for construction contracts for various City projects in Parks and Recreation, Water, Sewer, Maintenance and Streets:  Inspects, reviews and investigates specified engineering problems and complaints during the construction or extension of water or sewer distribution systems;  Supervises construction and assists Construction Inspectors on the more difficult or complex engineering problems;  Assists in planning and policy formulation for future public construction projects.

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 civil engineering;  or

(b)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate's Degree in engineering, architecture or related technologies and four years of technical engineering experience;  or

(c)        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six years of technical civil engineering experience;  or

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

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.

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