City of Binghamton, New York

Employment

Job Openings

Assistant Comptroller

Date Posted: 5/24/2016
Location: Finance Department
Salary: $52,286.00 per year
Last Date To File: 6/08/2016
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.

Typical Work Activities:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:
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.

Digital Technician

Date Posted: 5/05/2016
Location: Information Management & Technology
Salary: $36,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: 5/19/2016
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

An employee in this class is responsible for the installation, maintenance and problem resolution for digital video systems in the City including, but not limited to body worn cameras & in-car video and assist in maintaining mobile data terminals in public safety vehicles.  The position requires frequent contact with users in identification of needs and resolution of hardware and software problems. Additionally, an employee in this class is responsible for providing help-desk support as needed.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the City IT Director. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

·        Assigns, tracks, and maintains body-worn camera and in-car video equipment;

·        Oversees needed repairs or replacement of equipment through the vendor(s);

·        Controls user rights and access;

·        Verifies that all video is uploaded appropriately and accurately classified/tagged;

·        Initial and ongoing training of users;

·        Reviews logs of  video access/review by officers;

·        Release of video to District Attorney per policies & procedures;

·        Review and redaction of video pursuant to City policy as it pertains to FOI requests;

·        Ensure retention policy is followed, including destruction of recordings when required per retention time.

·        Assists in maintaining mobile data terminals and related peripherals (hardware and software) in public safety vehicles;

·        Maintains inventory of digital video equipment including maintenance and repair records;

·        Follows-up with employees to ensure problems are resolved and updates them regarding actions taken or planned.

Minimum Qualifications:

A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in computer science, computer technology, computer repair or a closely related field and one year experience of providing technology support in public safety environment; or

B)    High School degree and four years’ experience as indicated above; or

      C)   An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated within the limits of A)

      and B).

Tree Trimmer

Date Posted: 5/04/2016
Location: Parks & Recreation
Salary: $13.96 to $19.94 per hour
Last Date To File: 5/18/2016
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of semi-skilled tasks in pruning, trimming and felling of trees. The incumbent also performs a variety of tasks in relation to the parks maintenance including unskilled or laboring work. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Parks Maintenance Supervisor. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Trims, thins and tops trees as directed, using boom buckets when necessary around wires, houses and cars; Fells large trees and removes dangerous limbs as directed; Sprays trees, cleans and fills tree cavities and applies tree wound dressings; Plants and transplants trees in pre-determined locations; Maintains all equipment and tools used in tree trimming and pruning activities; Performs a variety of work in parks maintenance by operating equipment and vehicles and in doing a variety of work in support of other parks maintenance activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Either:
(a) Two (2) years of full-time paid experience, or its part-time equivalent, trimming, pruning, felling, planting and/or transplanting trees. OR;
(b) Successful completion of coursework in arboriculture, forestry, urban forestry or a closely related field at a regionally accredited college or university, or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees, may be substituted for the required experience with three (3) semester credit hours being equivalent to three (3) months of experience up to one (1) year.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of N.Y.S. Class 3 CDL-B Driver’s License and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Assistant Attorney

Date Posted: 5/04/2016
Location: Corporation Counsel - Law Department
Salary: Commensurate with experience up to $50,859.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The duties of this class are highly professional in nature, including assisting the Corporation Counsel in rendering legal counsel to the Mayor and to the City Council. The work calls for a great deal of legal expertise as well as independent judgment and discretion and is under the general supervision of the Corporation Counsel. The incumbent may give direct supervision to the Research Aide and clerical staff of the Department if needed. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Acts as legal interpreter for the City Council in regard to City code, Charter and ordinances; Prepares resolutions, ordinances and local laws for final drafting and approval; Represents City in City Court for housing and other violations; Provides legal counsel for the City of Binghamton in labor relations matters, civil service proceedings, personnel, human rights and EEOC matters; Represents the City of Binghamton as defendant in claims and suits regarding unemployment insurance, collections, water and sewer bills, any damage claims not covered by insurance; Act as a hearing officer in various proceedings.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a law degree from a regionally accredited or New York State college or university and,
(a) Admission to the Bar in New York State or,
(b) Completion of the New York State Bar Exam and admission to the Bar in New York State within six (6) months from the time of appointment.

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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Minimum Qualifications:

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