City of Binghamton, New York

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Parking Ticket Writer (Part Time)

Date Posted: 2/13/2020
Location: Public Safety - Bureau of Police
Salary: $16.00 per hour
Last Date To File: 2/24/2020
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.

Building Inspector II

Date Posted: 1/30/2020
Location: Building, Construction & Code Enforcement
Salary: $40,000.00 - $44,362.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves the responsibility for the review and approval of plans and specifications submitted for local building permits.  Inspections are made of buildings, erected and under construction or repair for compliance with approved plans, specifications, local ordinance and codes, the New York State Multiple Residence Law and the entirety of the New York State Uniform and Fire Prevention and Building Code.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Public Works and under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction within the general policies and objectives of the department.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Reviews plans and specifications for the construction or renovation of buildings for compliance with codes, regulations and laws prior to issuing permits; Issues building permits; Inspects buildings and structures for compliance with approved plans, specifications and all requirements of applicable codes and laws; Inspects buildings and structures to ensure conformity with safety standards and building permits; Orders unsafe conditions to be rectified; Provides technical interpretation of State and local building code and other related laws to  contractors, design professionals, , owners of structures,  the general public and other departmental staff; Investigates complaints and issues violation notices and court appearance tickets when necessary; Maintains records and reports on inspections and decisions; Performs other building and construction division inspections as required; Assists other City departments with respect to building construction as required; Provides administrative support as required; Provides related technical recommendations to the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction; Maintains professional certification(s) and training in relation to building design and technology; Provides technical support to other building and construction division staff.

FULL PEFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSThorough knowledge of modern methods, principles, tools and materials used in building and general construction;  Thorough knowledge of the New York State Uniform Fire prevention and Building Code and Multiple Residence Law;  Good knowledge of various state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to construction  projects;  Ability to read and interpret building construction plans and specifications;  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other public officials, building contractors, building owners and the general public;  Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions;  Tact, good judgment; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common or specialized 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:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered two-year college or university with an Associates Degree in construction, engineering, or architectural technology or related field and two years experience in building construction or rehabilitation; or
  2. Four years experience listed in (a) above; or
  3. An equivalent combination of experience and training as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

 

Laborer

Date Posted: 1/30/2020
Location: Wter & Sewer Department
Salary: $13.64 per hour
Last Date To File: 2/10/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is routine work in the performance of a variety of unskilled tasks in the maintenance of buildings, grounds as well as in repair and maintenance of water and sewer systems and related public works activities.  Incumbents of this position work under the direct supervision of skilled Motor Equipment Operators, supervisors or journey level crafts persons.  Depending upon work assignments, incumbents may develop knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of higher level work assignments.  The Laborer may be considered as a trainee position for positions such as Carpenter’s Helper, Parks Maintainer and Motor Equipment Operator.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs a variety of unskilled work such as collecting and disposing of garbage and trash, shoveling and removal of snow from streets, raking, tamping and shoveling cold patch, cleaning and flushing streets, culverts and catch basins and the digging and refilling of trenches for water and sewer pipelines; Learns to and operates air compressors, jack hammers, concrete mixers and pumps; Works with Water Maintainers in tapping water mains and in the repair and maintenance of the water distribution system; Works with the Pump Station Operators in the repair, replacement and maintenance of pumps and pumping equipment; Works with Building Maintenance Mechanics or skilled trades persons in repairing heating and air conditioning machinery, repairing toilets and sinks, painting apartments and in electrical rewiring activities.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSWillingness to perform unskilled manual work; willingness to work under all weather conditions; ability and willingness to develop a broad range of skills in public works activities including the operation of motor vehicles and power equipment; ability to understand and carry out simple oral and written instructions; 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:

NONE

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

Legal Typist

Date Posted: 1/21/2020
Location: Office of Corporation Counsel
Salary: $30,231.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of difficult, confidential typing work requiring a knowledge of legal terms used in the preparation of briefs and other legal instruments.  Recording/entering (keying) and retrieving data and/or information in accordance with prescribed procedures.  In addition to legal typing duties, other routine clerical and typing tasks such as receptionist and operation of various office equipment are performed in this position.  Work is performed under general supervision.

Typical Work Activities:

Types legal briefs, petitions, motions, orders, personnel records, opinions, notices, collective bargaining agreements, proposals used in labor negotiations with city unions, grievance responses, confidential position papers and other legal documents;  Handles, reviews and processes confidential medical and worker’s compensation materials;  Proof reads such documents, including the checking of citations in original reference for accuracy and completeness;  Answers telephones, records messages and schedules appointments;  Sorts confidential correspondence, various legal documents, personnel and medical records regarding city employees and other documents addressed to the Corporation Counsel’s office:  Distributes the materials to the appropriate office staff for further action;  Collects, compiles and types statistics;  Operates word processing equipment using a standard input keyboard;  Operates photocopier and fax duplicating machines as well as other office equipment;  Establishes and maintains a computerized filing and index card system for legal documents, pending actions and such other filing systems as are needed;  Performs other clerical and typing duties as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:   Ability to learn law office methods, procedures, forms and legal terminology; working knowledge of Data Entry including Windows, Works, Excel, Access Software or equivalent knowledge and experience that demonstrates the ability to adjust and learn these systems;  good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  The ability to recognize, spell and properly use legal terms and expressions;  ability to type at a reasonable speed (i.e. not less than 40 wpm.) with good accuracy; good clerical aptitude;  good judgment;  neat appearance;  tact and courtesy;  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;  good physical condition.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and at least one year of clerical experience which will have included typing.

2020 Summer Internship

Date Posted: 1/17/2020
Location: City Hall
Last Date To File: 3/31/2020
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

General Purpose

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.

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.

Typical Work Activities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled in an academic program with an accredited College or University.

All interested students must submit an internship application and resume.

Economic Development Director

Date Posted: 12/09/2019
Location: Department of Economic Development
Salary: $69,005.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The Economic Development Director in consultation with the Mayor develops all policy related to the formation and implementation of a comprehensive economic and industrial development plan for the City of Binghamton.  This includes formulating specific loan programs, establishing overall development plans and specific programs for downtown and neighborhood commercial areas, and providing overall director and technical assistance for all economic development activities.  The Director directly supervises all technical and clerical staff.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Serves as Executive Director of, and provides technical assistance to, the Binghamton Local Development Corporation (BLDC); Initiates and directs all commercial and industrial development and contracts execution projects; Initiates and supervises other economic development programs, such as the Minority Loan Programs; Establishes work program for and oversees general administrative activities of departmental staff; Supervises technical and clerical support staff; Confers and negotiates with prospective commercial and industrial representatives in planning new site locations and development projects and negotiating tax concessions; Develops and administers specific promotions projects designed to attract new businesses and industries; Meets with various City departments and committees, State and regional agencies, and civic groups about economic development programs; Meets with State and Federal officials to coordinate use of governmental programs vis-à-vis economic development projects; Directs the grants/ funding application process for all economic development projects and may provide technical assistance to developers in assembling financial packages involving grants and other Federal funds; Administers budget and programs set-up to complement economic development efforts; Reviews legislative proposals and statutes concerning economic development; Coordinates environmental review process of grant proposals; Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports pertaining to economic development activities. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws and programs relating to economic development activity; thorough knowledge of economic development theory and practices; thorough knowledge of industrial and community business development techniques; thorough knowledge of current literature and sources of information on industrial development; good knowledge of methods or promotional activities relating to the recruitment and retention of business and industry; good knowledge of real estate field, property appraisal, and planning factors related to economic development; ability to plan, organize, and supervise staff and work of the department; ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with developers, financial community, public officials, and general public; ability to work independently and act as a liaison between government and local business and industry; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; initiative; sound professional judgment; tact; resourcefulness; 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. Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration Management, Industrial Relations, Economics, Planning, Real Estate, or a closely related field and five years of professional experience in banking, public or business administration, urban planning, economic, or industrial development, real estate, public relations or a field related to the development and implementation of economic growth, two years of which was in an administrative or supervisory position; or
  1. Possession of a Master’s Degree in one of the fields listed in (A); plus four years of professional and administrative supervisory experience described in (A) above; or
  1. Nine years of the professional and administrative supervisory experience as described in (A) above; or
  1. An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C).

WasteWater Treatment Plant Superintendent

Date Posted: 10/16/2019
Location: Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $76,653.00 - $90,181.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a responsible technical and administrative position in charge of the complete operation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Binghamton-Johnson City Joint Sewage Board and involves the supervision over the plant personnel.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises the operation of the plant to assure the most efficient and economical use of equipment, supplies and personnel; Makes daily inspection of plant and plant machinery; Makes or supervises necessary tests for control of plant operation; Supervises the maintenance and repair of machinery; Assigns plant personnel to shifts; Instructs and supervises operators, trainees and other subordinate employees; Maintains inventory of supplies, chemicals and equipment; Requisitions materials; Maintains records and prepares periodic reports on the operation of the plant.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Through knowledge of the practices used and equipment required in the operation and maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater; good knowledge of the operations of a modern Wastewater Treatment Plant; good knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; ability to supervise the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment; ability to make routine laboratory and field tests for control of plant operation; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; mechanical aptitude; 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:

1. Graduation from an accredited university or school with a bachelor of science degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science or graduation from an accredited university or school with a bachelor of arts degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science; and

2. Satisfactory completion of an appropriate course of instruction by the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation and not less than two years of satisfactory experience in the actual operation of a wastewater treatment plant with a point score of 76 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 4 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 4 OPERATORS:

(Must also have required duration of approved experience-two (2) years):           

a)         BS degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from duly accredited university or school, or

b)         BA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, or

c)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school in NYSDEC approved curriculum, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

d)         AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school plus three years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

e)         AA degree with thirty credit hours of math and/or science from a duly accredited university or school, plus three years of operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or

f)         High school or equivalence diploma and 6 years operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant.

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS:

Must obtain and maintain operator license or certificate during the entire length of appointment.

Wastewater Treatment Plant with a point score of 76 or greater.

The candidate must possess a Grade 4 Certification issued under the provisions of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 11/21/2017
Location: City of Binghamton
Salary: $36.50 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

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