City of Binghamton, New York

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Carpenter

Date Posted: 9/20/2018
Location: Parks & Recreation
Salary: $15.53 - $22.18 per hour
Last Date To File: 10/01/2018
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.

Code Inspector

Date Posted: 9/20/2018
Location: Building & Code Enforcement
Salary: $29,661.00 - $33,973.00 per year
Last Date To File: 10/01/2018
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.  

Typical Work Activities:

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.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in building construction or building inspection.
  2. 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. 
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

 

 

Part-time Clerk (temporary)

Date Posted: 9/05/2018
Location: Planning Department
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is routine work involving responsibility for the performance of a variety of clerical tasks.  The work is performed according to defined procedures with detailed instructions provided for new or unusual assignments.  The work is performed under direct supervision.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Receives, records, files and maintains routine legal, financial and in general, government documents, papers and records; Receives, logs in, issues receipts and counts money received in routine financial transactions; Maintains inventory of supplies and materials; Makes routine entries in ledger and journal accounts; Sorts, indexes and files ledger cards, makes file searches, issues and charges out books and periodicals, catalogs monographs and audiovisual software; Acts as a receptionist, answers the telephone, answers questions, takes messages, transfers calls and provides information; Files reference cards, mail, films and cross-reference files; Prepares data for statistical computations, keeps employee time records and accruals, tally on food orders and maintains census records; Performs typing on an incidental and occasional basis; Operates Xerox and audiovisual equipment.

**This part-time clerical position is in the Department of Planning, Housing, and Community Development as a temporary grant funded research position. Work will be conducted in support of the Vacant, Abandoned and Derelict (VAD) Property Grant awarded by the Attorney General’s Office:

(1). Age dependent impacts of VAD housing- Identify the possible impact to different age groups based on location of VAD properties in relation to neighborhood demographics; housing availability, neighborhood stability; availability and proximity of services.

(2). Climate dependent impacts – Climate change impacts and demographic correlation to VAD properties (current and projections) specifically flood risks.

(3). Community Outreach/ Foreclosure prevention– working closely with Metro Interfaith and other Housing Agencies in tracking data regarding foreclosure prevention successes through MAP and HOPP NY state programs; City Counseling and education; and assistance with applications. Collect data to be used with Vacant Property registry of abandoned homes facing foreclosure.

 

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; or
  2. One year of clerical experience*; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience.

*Perferred experience in Planning, Housing, and Community Development.

Housing Caseworker

Date Posted: 3/27/2018
Location: Planning, Housing and Community Development
Salary: $36,811.00 - $43,220.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.

Typical Work Activities:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

(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.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $32.50 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

Electrical Inspector

Date Posted: 8/02/2017
Location: Building Construction & Code Enforement
Salary: $41,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.

Typical Work Activities:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

a)                  Prior to or within 12 months of original appointment, must  pass  Master’s License, Class A Exam,  administered by the City of Binghamton or by a jurisdiction that has been recognized and approved by the City of Binghamton Board of Electrical Examiners.

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.

Commisioner of Public Works

Date Posted: 8/02/2017
Location: City of Binghamotn
Salary: $75,000-$110,000
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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.

 

Typical Work Activities:

 

The Commissioner of Public Works is a management position, appointed by the Mayor and reporting directly to the Mayor.

Duties include:

-          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

Minimum Qualifications:

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 lptestani@cityofbinghamton.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. 

 

 

Internships

Date Posted: 7/19/2018
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.   

Applications for Fall Semester are due no later than August 10th; Spring Semester due October 31st; and Summer Semester due March 31st. 

To apply, please fill out the Internship Application located on the Employment page and either:

  1. Email to lptestani@cityofbinghamton.com, or
  2. Mail to 38 Hawley Street, 4th Floor Office of Personnel, Binghamton, NY 13901, or
  3. Drop-off in person to the Office of Personnel.

*Please specify on the application which Department(s) you wish to intern with.

Typical Work Activities:

Dependent on the department: 

  • Attending, with a supervisor, a City of Binghamton authorized public event (i.e. press conference or community meeting)
  • Policy anaylsis
  • Research projects
  • Attending board and commission meetings
Minimum Qualifications:

Enrolled in a college or university.

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