City of Binghamton, New York

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Carpenter

Date Posted: 10/09/2019
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $16.43-23.08 per hour
Last Date To File: 10/20/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

 

This position is responsible for the performance of skilled carpentry work involved in the construction, alteration and repair of existing and new facilities. The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level technical supervisor. Supervision may be exercised over semi-skilled or unskilled workers assigned for specific projects. Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Builds, repairs and installs items such as partitions, floors, counters, cabinets, doors, windows, concrete forms; Reads and interprets rough sketches and working plans; Draws up list of materials for the work to be done; Assembles materials, tools, and equipment required to accomplish the work; Lays out and cuts materials for the job using rulers, tape measures, hand and electrical tools; Draws rough sketches and working drawings; Works with materials integral to the carpentry trade, including wood, plastics, aluminum, concrete; Oversees and inspects the work of assistants or helpers assigned for specific projects; May recommend to supervisor, and order the kind, quantity and quality of materials to be used; May oversee and inspect the work of outside contractors.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Personal Characteristics:

Good knowledge of the practices, procedures, materials, tools, and safety precautions of the carpentry trade;  good  knowledge of building and safety codes and practices applicable to the carpentry trade; ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, working drawings and rough sketches; ability to plan and layout carpentry work, ability to understand written and verbal instructions; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates assigned for specific projects; thoroughness; 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; and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Two years of full-time experience as a Carpenter at the journey level;  or
  2. Four years of full-time experience in assisting a Carpenter or as a Carpenter’s Helper.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Eligibility for appropriate N.Y. State Driver’s License at time of application; possession at time of appointment.  Must maintain NYS Driver’s License during the entire length of appointment.

Spring Internship

Date Posted: 9/24/2019
Location: City Hall
Salary: N/A
Last Date To File: 11/29/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Students who intern with the City of Binghamton will accompany their supervisor to various community/governmental meetings; will gain local government experience; and will be given a research project that incorporates their interests within their field of study.

Supervision Received: Students will be under the direction and general supervision of a Department Head. They will also work closely with City employees and have opportunities to shadow those whose work relates to the students field of study.

Typical Work Activities:

Interns will be involved with various programs and events offered by the department; If there is a specific area with more interest, potential additional time can be spent being involved in that area; Research within the intern’s division of choice as it fits the department’s needs and budget.

Objectives: Develop public understanding and participation within local government through public relations activities; Establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with other public and volunteer community agencies; Work alongside City employees in conducting research or day-to-day activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Currently enrolled in an academic program. Once an application is received, you will be contacted for an interview. If offered the internship, you will be able to set a schedule, of 10-20 hours per week, with your direct supervisor. 

Finance Clerk

Date Posted: 9/19/2019
Location: Department of Finance
Salary: $31,038
Last Date To File: 9/30/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves responsibility for tasks requiring a high degree of accuracy in performance of a variety of data entry and clerical tasks.  Incumbents usually work under general supervision on routine assignments in accordance with defined procedures.  Detailed instructions are provided for new or unusual assignments.  The activities of employees in this class require knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices and procedures within the accounting field.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of immediate supervisor. Does related work as required.  

Typical Work Activities:

Performs all activities listed below within Finance, Information Management & Technology, Assessment, Treasurer and Purchasing departments as needed.

  • Reviews financial source documents for accuracy / completeness prior to data entry.
  • Performs data entry from a wide variety of source documents including, but not limited to claims for payment, purchase orders, journal entries, invoicing, budget requests, payroll time sheets, deduction requests, and various data collection forms into enterprise software database(s).
  • Visually compares edit sheets with source documents to identify and correct errors.
  • Works on special projects including implementation of software by performing data collection and input of information from a wide variety of sources.
  • Assists in training end users on appropriate data entry procedures for a variety of software modules.
  • Provide support for a variety of end users doing data entry
  • Generates financial reports/notices/billings pursuant to specifications
  • Use of desktop software including, but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Receiving and distribution of City equipment and supplies
  • Physically moves materials and supplies in and out of the storeroom
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of City equipment and supplies
  • Operates a variety of office machines including copier, scanner, printer, folding machine and postage machine.
  • Answers telephone, makes appointments and provides routine information.
  • Performs office tasks /data entry / filing
  • Waits on customers and processes payments

 

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Working knowledge of office terminology, procedure and equipment; good knowledge of commonly-used concepts , practices and procedures within the accounting field;
  • working knowledge of the practices of data entry operation;
  • ability to operate a data entry device at an acceptable rate of speed and accuracy;
  • ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common desktop software including word processing, spreadsheet and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;
  • ability to follow written and oral instructions
  • ability to work independently;
  • ability to get along well with others;
  • tact and courtesy;
  • physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and 2 years of full time clerical experience primarily involving data entry on a personal computer and the maintenance of financial accounts and records;  or:
  2. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited 2 (two) year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $34.50 per 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