City of Binghamton, New York

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Motor Equipment Operator

Date Posted: 4/16/2021
Location: Public Works
Salary: $15.76 per hour
Last Date To File: 4/26/2021
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.”

Program Assistant

Date Posted: 4/09/2021
Location: Police Bureau and Planning, Housing & Community Development (Specify department on the application)
Salary: $33,564.00 per year
Last Date To File: 4/19/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for assisting in the planning, implementation, organization, and conduct of agency programs.  The incumbent performs a variety of tasks, both paraprofessional and clerical in nature, in assisting in the administration and coordination of agency programs.  Additionally, the incumbent performs duties which require substantial time operating an alpha-numeric keyboard such as a typewriter, word processor, or personal computer.  The work is performed in accordance with accepted policies and procedures under general supervision.  Will supervise subordinate clerical staff.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs routine administrative duties required for the implementation and coordination of agency programs;  Organizes and maintains central filing systems and procedures;  Assists in planning and administering in-service training programs;  Expedites and participates in the preparation of various reports and the maintenance of records;  Compiles payroll data and submits for payroll preparation and payment;  Participates in the collection, tabulation, and analysis of statistical and financial data relevant to the various programs undertaken;  May author routine correspondence required for the daily operation and implementation of the program undertaken;  Supervises the daily work assignments of clerical workers assigned to the office. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the policies and objectives of department programs;  Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures, and equipment;  Working knowledge of administrative principles and practices;  Ability to plan, implement and coordinate activities typically required in the administration of programs such as record keeping, report preparation and clerical supervision;  Ability to operate an alpha-numeric keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed;  Ability to understand oral and written instructions;  Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships;  Ability to clearly and effectively express oneself both orally and in written form;  Good judgment; 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:

Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an associate’s degree in business administration, secretarial sciences, or a related field including or supplemented by a course in the operation of an alpha-numeric keyboard;  or
  2. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years of experience in public administration, business administration, or a related field including the operation of an alpha-numeric keyboard;  or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

Street Maintainer

Date Posted: 4/09/2021
Location: Public Works
Salary: $14.19 per hour
Last Date To File: 4/19/2021
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.

Administrative Assistant

Date Posted: 4/08/2021
Location: Police Department
Salary: $42,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: 4/19/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is an administrative and public contact position involving responsibility for conserving the time of an administrator for planning, policy-making and coordinating the activities of a major department or agency.  The work involves independently handling correspondence and public contacts, collecting, analyzing and processing information and data and coordinating special assigned projects as directed.  Work is performed in accordance with policies and objectives outlined by the department head with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in applying policy to specific cases.  Supervision may be exercised over other staff members in carrying out special project assign​ments.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:
  • Assists the department head or administrator in matters related to administration, budget and office procedures;
  • Plans and coordinates and oversees special projects and explains and provides information on project to staff;
  • Assists in the preparation of required reports and collecting a variety of financial and statistical data;
  • Conducts surveys to obtain information on citizen needs and opinions;
  • Responds to complaints from various sources and follows up on their resolution;
  • Answers information requests from other agencies and the general public;
  • Explains department and agency functions and activities at meetings with civic groups and community organizations;
  • Acts as agency’s liaison with citizen groups and attends various citizen committee meetings;
  • Coordinates use of public facilities for community functions and meetings.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of general office administration, procedures and practices;  good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  working knowledge of modern practices and principles of office management, budget control and public relations;  working knowledge of the basic functions of municipal government;  ability to become readily familiar with specific laws, rules, regulations and policies;  ability to handle administrative details, correspondence and public contacts;  ability to collect, analyze and summarize organizational data and information;  ability to present data, reports and recommendations clearly and concisely in written and oral form;  ability to work effectively with others;  good judgment in solving administrative and clerical problems;  initiative and resourcefulness;  dependability;  courtesy;  ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited four year college or university, with a Bachelor Degree, with one year experience in public contact work;  or
  2. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited two year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Sciences, and three years of experience in public contact work;  or
  3. Graduation from high school and six years of responsible experience in public contact work;  or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined in (a), (b) and (c) above.

Real Property Tax Aide

Date Posted: 4/07/2021
Location: Department of Assessment
Salary: $30,333.00 per year
Last Date To File: 4/19/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is clerical work involving the receipt and processing of documents and records on the assessment of properties.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Assessor and his assistants and the incumbent may on occasion provide new employees on-the-job training for the position of Real Property Tax Aide.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Maintains records of real property transfer deeds and maintains the changes on tax maps; Identifies errors on tax rolls and makes corrections as directed; Records deeds, wills and changes that involve property title transfers on owners cards, deed sheets and in-field book, and prepares copies for water, sewer, code enforcement and real property tax office; Receives, checks and processes old age exemption applications and brings office records and field books up to date on exemptions;  receives, checks and processes requests for veterans as well as tax exemptions of property owned by religious and not-for-profit organizations; Types correspondence, maintains and files documents, letters and memoranda;  Answers telephone inquiries on real property taxes and exemptions;  Performs a variety of work and research in support of the Assessor and technical employees within the office;  Process information and documents in the County Clerk’s Office as well as with banks on the status of property deeds, mortgages and related material.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Working knowledge of real property valuation and assessment;  Working knowledge of the New York State Real Property Tax law and local policy; Working knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures, equipment and business English; Ability to read and understand property deeds, maps and other documents of a legal nature relating to property valuation and assessment.; Ability to deal effectively with the public; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to operate a personal computer or other data entry device and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet and databases as an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; Good knowledge of the practices and procedures in processing and maintaining assessment records including the receipt and recording of applications for property exemptions;  working knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the exemption of properties from taxes;  skill in the operation of office equipment; 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 understand and interpret written information; ability to make arithmetic computations accurately; clerical aptitude; thoroughness;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

A.        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and one year of full-time clerical experience, involving the maintaining, processing and recording of documents on real property assessments, requiring the operation of a personal computer or other data entry device;  or

B.         Two years of clerical experience involving entering and retrieving data using a personal computer or other data entry device.

Parking Ticket Writer (Part Time)

Date Posted: 2/12/2021
Location: Police Department
Salary: $16.00 per hour
Last Date To File: 2/22/2021
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This work involves removing the money box from parking kiosks, checking for parking meter violations and other standing traffic violations.  Work is performed under general supervision of the Police Officer in charge of the traffic unit in accordance with prescribed procedures and routines.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Issues summonses for standing violations; Checks to see if parking meters/kiosks are functioning properly and reports if meters/kiosks are malfunctioning and/or need repair; Collects money from kiosks; Advises drivers as to the reasons for issuance of summonses; Provides information to the public concerning location of private and public parking facilities; May operate a three-wheel scooter in the performance of duties; Makes periodic reports of activities to the traffic violations bureau;

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of local ordinances governing parking and parking meters;  Ability to keep simple records;   Ability to follow oral and written instructions;  Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner;  Ability to operate a motor scooter;  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. Ability to walk/stand for long periods in all weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or high school equivalency diploma.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of New York at the time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 1/05/2021
Location: Various
Salary: $38.50/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

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