City of Binghamton, New York

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Motor Equipment Operator

Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Location: Public Works
Salary: $15.41 - $21.62 per hour
Last Date To File: 11/09/2020
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.”

General Equipment Mechanic

Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Location: Public Works
Salary: $18.13 - $23.05 per hour
Last Date To File: 11/09/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.

Typical Work Activities:

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:

  1. Five years of experience in the repair of a variety of automotive equipment, including the rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines; or
  2. 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
  3. 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.

Heavy Equipment Operator

Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Location: Public Works
Salary: $16.44 - $23.10 per hour
Last Date To File: 11/09/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The duties involve responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of specialized heavy automotive equipment used in highway maintenance or construction projects.  Greater skill is required than in the operation of other types of equipment and there is a greater responsibility for the safety of others.  Additional responsibility is involved for making minor repairs to equipment and for ordinary servicing.  The incumbent will exercise supervision over subordinates assigned to work on specific projects.  The work is performed under general supervision.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Operation of equipment covered under MEO plus the following:  Bobcat/skid-steer, dozer, grader, roller/compactors, tractor trailers, snow loader, conveyors, street sealing equipment, belt loaders, snow-go crane, backhoe, front-end loaders, Paver. May be required to operate additional equipment as needed. Performs a variety of minor repairs on motor equipment and services small pumps and Heavy equipment; Performs routine preventive maintenance functions on all vehicles.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment and Tractor/trailers; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to make simple repairs to the equipment;  ability to supervise a small work crew;  mechanical aptitude;  dependability;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position,  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 make decisions on the spot when necessary and those that will have an effect on the outcome of the project.

Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of 6 months operating a combination of at least 2 pieces of equipment listed under typical work activities or their equivalence.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of the appropriate CDL motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment

Street Maintainer

Date Posted: 10/30/2020
Location: Public Works
Salary: $13.88 per hour
Last Date To File: 11/09/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the collection and disposal of refuse and maintenance of streets.  The work is performed in a close supervision at all times.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Assists in patching and grading of streets; Rakes, tamps and shovels cold patches; Cleans and flushes streets; Shovels and removes snow from streets; Collects and disposes of rubbish; Assists in repairing sweepers; Works on refuse collection route, lifting cans from curb to truck or emptying cans in truck; Oils and cinders streets; May clean vehicles after each shift; Assists in the paving of city streets.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Willingness to perform routine manual work; ability to lift heavy weights; willingness to work under all weather conditions; physical strength and endurance; sobriety; 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:

New York State Class 5 vehicle driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: CDLB must be obtained within the employee’s probationary period and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

NOTE:  Some experience in heavy manual labor is desirable.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 9/03/2020
Location: Various
Salary: $36.50/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

Housing Safety Specialist

Date Posted: 11/23/2020
Location: PHCD
Salary: $40,000
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This individual will serve as the liaison between the community and various City departments in regards to housing concerns. The work is performed under general supervision and direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Planning, Housing & Community Development with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. Works with and assists the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction for the enforcement of New York State Code and related municipal codes. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Develops, markets, and implements community outreach programs; Develops, markets, and implements a housing 9-1-1 call center for tenants; Works closely with Social Services, Building & Code Department, the Vacant Properties Officer, and Zoning Officer on concerns brought to them by community members; Ability to prepare precise and accurate reports on code violations which will be used in legal proceedings against violators; May aid in housing rehabilitation; Attends relevant City Board & Commission meetings and various community meetings; Preforms office duties as assigned.

 

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Personal Characteristics:

Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Ability to work with low income families and neighborhoods; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; Good judgment, tact, courtesy, and initiative; Good knowledge of the provisions of New York State Code and 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; Keen observations.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent; and

  1. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited two year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Planning, Construction, or related field with two years’ experience of relevant work experience;  or
  2. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited four year college or university, with a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Planning, Construction, or related field with one year experience of relevant work experience;  or
  3. Five years’ experience of relevant work experience in social work, planning, construction, or closely related field; or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must have a valid New York State driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

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