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Engineering Technician

Date Posted: 5/21/2019
Location: Department of Engineering
Salary: $35,000.00 - $40,984.00 per year
Last Date To File: 6/03/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a sub-professional civil engineering position with focus on routine civil engineering tasks such as design, survey and construction inspection.  The incumbent may be assigned tasks related to design for public works projects such as the construction of streets, sewers and water systems.  The incumbent may be assigned to computer-aided drafting and design work on various projects.  The work is performed under the general supervision of an Assistant Engineer or higher lever Engineer with selective leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment on routine tasks that require moderate use of engineering theory.  The incumbent may supervise sub-professional and technical assistants on specific assignments.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Prepares plans and designs of engineering projects from notes and sketches; develops plans and designs for routine projects, develops costs estimates of public works projects such as street reconstruction, water and sewer works, may act as a member of the survey party; may supervise subordinate technical staff on specific tasks; and may be assigned work in the inspection of construction projects.  Upon assignment from higher level engineers, conducts research on former project costs; responds to requests for information from the public and municipal officials on status of existing or proposed public works projects; and investigates complaints regarding construction and public works projects and operations. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of sub-professional engineering field and survey work;  good familiarity with the principles of physics and mathematics as they apply to civil engineering;  ability to compile engineering data and to make routine technical computations;  good knowledge of the methods, procedures and techniques used in street construction, water and sewer systems, or in renovation of public buildings;  working knowledge of principles and practices of drafting;  ability to inspect materials and workmanship in public works construction;  ability to interpret engineering maps, sketches and blueprints;  ability to interpret written and oral instructions and specifications accurately;  ability to supervise the work of others;  engineering aptitude, accuracy and physical condition to  commensurate with the demands of the position;  ability to utilize common office software programs including work processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed;  good working knowledge of AutoCAD (computer aided drafting software) and general computer knowledge.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with an Associate’s Degree in engineering technology, plus 6 months of experience, which may be from an internship, in sub-professional civil engineering work involving field survey, computer aided drafting and design, designing and inspection of construction; or
  2. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and eight years of experience in sub-professional engineering work which will have involved field survey, computer aided drafting & design, designing and inspection of construction; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology is acceptable.

Arborist

Date Posted: 5/16/2019
Location: Parks & Recreation
Salary: $15.53 per hour
Last Date To File: 5/28/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Under general supervision, an incumbent in this class performs and directs others in arborist work.  The incumbent is responsible for inspecting trees, shrubs and flowerbeds to determine the need for trimming, spraying or other appropriate treatment.  Responsibility includes planning and scheduling of work, keeping records of time and material, requisitioning supplies and preparing reports.  Work is performed with considerable independence within departmental and horticultural guidelines. 

Typical Work Activities:

Performs professional tree, shrub and flower work and assigns, instructs and directs tree trimmers and park grounds workers;  Directs tree spray programs;  Oversees the planting, pruning, tipping, felling, cabling and climbing of trees;  Operates power saws and spraying equipment;  Inspects trees, develops a tree inventory and determines appropriate action;  Advises and assists in turf management program;  Lays out jobs and estimates manpower and equipment needs;  Recommends new equipment and requisitions supplies;  Prepares information for budget requests;  Maintains records and reports for arborist maintenance program;  Does related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of tree maintenance and arboriculture;  thorough knowledge of pesticides and their application;  thorough knowledge of the safety precautions of the trade;  skill in the use of equipment of the trade including power and hand tools;  ability to climb trees and tie knots;  ability to identify tree species, flowers, common insects and diseases;  ability to plan, lay out and supervise the work of others;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in forestry, horticulture or urban forestry or closely related field;  OR:
  2. Associates Degree in forestry, horticulture or urban forestry or closely related field and 2 (two) years’ experience in tree work including climbing and spraying trees;  OR:
  3. Completion of a high school level vocational course in tree work and four years varied experience in tree work including climbing and spraying trees;  OR:
  4. 6 (six) years of full time paid experience or its part time equivalent, trimming, pruning, felling, planting and or transplanting trees;  OR:
  5. A satisfactory equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a), (b), (c) and (d).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSPossession of a New York State Class 3 CDL-B Driver’s License and maintain the license during the entire length of employment.  Must be enrolled in the International Society of Arborists or equivalent certification program during the probationary period.

General Equipment Foreman

Date Posted: 5/09/2019
Location: Department of Public Safety - Bureau of Fire
Salary: $39,508.00 - $50,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: 5/20/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is important work which entails responsibility for seeing that all vehicles and equipment of the Fire Bureau is repaired and maintained in such a state as to meet its emergency response obligations. General supervision is received from the Assistant Chief in charge of Equipment/Apparatus, allowing the employee to exercise considerable independent judgment in planning methods and order of tasks. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  Preforms the repair and maintenance of all vehicles and equipment of the Fire Bureau; does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

(Illustrative only) Preforms the repair and maintenance of all vehicles and equipment of the Fire Bureau, including fire trucks, passenger cars, pickup/vans, ambulances, boats and gasoline powered equipment, miscellaneous; Preforms the operation of machine shop equipment; Requisitions or purchases all repair parts, gasoline, oil, tires and general operating supplies; Maintains perpetual record on entire automotive fleet for insurance purposes, and maintains operating cost records for each unit of fleet; Draws up specifications for purchase of new vehicles and equipment; Estimates and prepares annual budget for motor repair plant; Keeps payroll time records; Makes annual inventory of parts, supplies and equipment.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITYThorough knowledge of the common practices, tools, terminology and accident precautions of the automotive mechanic’s trade; ability to work from, and interpret to others, plans and specifications; ability to draw up specifications for purchase of new equipment; ability to keep accurate records and make budget estimates; ability to get along well with others and secure their cooperation; dependability;  good motor and hand and eye coordination; mechanical skill and manual dexterity; 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.

ADDITIONAL DUTIESPosition requires the ability to work overtime, on an emergency basis.  This will include: Responding to multiple alarm fires or other emergencies as directed, to:

  1. Observe the operation of equipment to prevent its breaking down.
  2. In the event of breakdown, to (if possible) immediately effect emergency repairs.
  3. Assist, if necessary, in exterior operations i.e. running a pump, hooking up hose, etc.
  4. Other similar duties as may be assigned by the Chief in charge of the operation.
Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

  1. Five years of experience in the repair of a variety of automotive equipment, including the rebuilding of gasoline and diesel engines; or
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized two year college with an Associate’s Degree in automotive mechanics and three years’ experience described in (a): or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits defined in (a) and (b).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS:

  1. Must obtain a D.O.T. Heavy Truck Mechanic Certification within first twelve (12) months of employment and maintain the certificate during the entire length of appointment
  2. Must obtain a New York State Inspector’s Certificate within first twelve (12) months of employment and maintain the certificate during the entire length of appointment

 

Housing Specialist

Date Posted: 5/03/2019
Location: Planning, Housing and Community Development
Salary: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: 5/14/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the responsibility for assisting the HUD Manager in administering the City of Binghamton’s housing purchase program, rehab programs, and development agency program in accordance with Federal guidelines and policies. Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Maintains client and agency records; Maintains annual compliance reviews with agencies and clients; Compiles mortgages and legal forms such as discharges and subordinations; Files documents with the County as needed; Works with borrower’s legal and loan agencies to prepare for closings; Attends closings when needed; Keeps abreast of current Federal and State laws pertaining to housing; Maintains a working relationship with community service agencies to better serve the disabled and mentally ill regarding affordable housing opportunities; Prepares and submits written materials for case records, computer inputs, the courts and referrals on a timely basis; Answers housing phone calls and provides information to walk in applicants; Acts as the City’s Fair Housing Officer for complaint, education, and referral issues; Collects and manages data for reporting to Federal and State governments; Manages small repair program data for each client; Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the housing programs

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of financial and managerial accounting practices; Good knowledge of Federal and State housing laws, rules and regulations; Good knowledge of social and community problems involved in housing programs; Good knowledge of real estate laws and procedures; Identifying problems, obtaining, and analyzing information and determining and implementing solutions; Skill in mathematical calculations; Ability to prepare oral and written reports; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; 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:

(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.

*An individual will be accepted if they have a Master’s Degree in one of the areas described in option a.

Commissioner of Parks

Date Posted: 4/26/2019
Location: Department of Parks & Recreation
Salary: $55,000.00 - $64,586.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for planning and implementing a comprehensive parks and leisure facilities program suitable to the needs and interests of the City.  Administrative activity focuses on coordination of community events and other community resources for the most economical and efficient implementation of services.  Administrative direction is received from the Mayor with broad authority for planning and carrying out assignments.  Supervision is exercised over all department personnel.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Administers the work of the Department of Parks and Recreation in accordance with the policies established by the Mayor and City Council.  Promotes the organization and administration of park operations and recreation activities to insure maximum efficiency.  Recruits, selects, assigns and trains department personnel.  Develops and maintains good working relationships.  Plans for the acquisition, design and construction of parks and recreation facilities as authorized.  Prepares, directs, controls and accounts for the fiscal operations of the departmental program.  Evaluates the effectiveness of the Department’s programs and services through research and studies.  Represents the Department at meetings involving other departments, community organizations and professional parks and recreation organizations.  Prepares annual report, yearly budget, annual revenue projections and makes such other reports at such times as may be required by the Mayor or City Council.  Develops and implements department policy, philosophy, goals, objectives and programs.  Negotiates agreements with special events and specialized recreation facility and outdoor programs.  Prepares reports regarding personnel and facility programs.  Administers contracts/permits with facility users.  Maintains records regarding attendance, cash ticket receipts and uniforms.  Maintains records regarding building and grounds maintenance and personnel. Ensures all facilities and structures are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of parks and recreation administration theory, programs, principles and practices, as well as maintenance techniques.  Thorough knowledge of community organization, public administration and principals and practices of supervision and management techniques.  Ability to organize, develop and maintain a comprehensive parks and recreation program under conditions where precedent is unavailable.  Ability to communicate and cooperate with other organizations, groups, individuals and the public at all levels and disciplines.  Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.   Ability to direct, control and interpret  the design, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of all grounds, parking, fields, drives, walks, together with all structures, roads, parking areas, equipment and appurtenances relating to parks and recreational facilities. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1.  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, physical education or a closely related field and three years of administrative experience in the management of  recreation or physical education activities;  OR
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an associate’s degree in Parks and Recreation, physical education or a closely related field  and five years of Parks and Recreation experience, of which two years must have been in an administrative capacity;  OR
  3. Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and eight years of parks/recreation experience, three years of which must have been in an administrative capacity;    OR
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a), (b) and (c) above.

NOTE:  Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Parks of Recreation Administration, physical education or closely related field may substitute for one year of experience.

Water Meter Repairer

Date Posted: 4/25/2019
Location: Water & Sewer Department
Salary: $13.76 per hour
Last Date To File: 5/06/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves responsibility for semi-skilled mechanical work in the installation, testing and repair of residential and commercial water meters.  Standard hand and power tools are used in this work.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Water Meter Supervisor and employees are permitted considerable freedom for independent action in planning and carrying out assignments.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Replaces old, defective or non-working meters in residential homes or commercial properties; Installs and tests meters on new services; May search for illegal and/or unauthorized connections to water systems in residential/commercial properties and reports violations to supervising personnel; Meets with water consumers to investigate complaints and inspect water meters and/or internal plumbing for excessive water consumption; Locates and shuts off, curb boxes to residential/commercial properties;   Removes meters from vacant residential/commercial properties; May maintain records on services and meters connected and replaced;  General housekeeping of city own vehicles and work areas;  May read residential/commercial meters during read cycle, if required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of the tools and equipment required in water meter installation, maintenance, testing and reading of meter reading equipment; Good knowledge of the municipal water transmission/distribution/geography systems which includes above and below ground control valves; Ability to read all kinds of water meters, either manual or thru the use of hand held electronic/radio devices; Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs; Mechanical and basic wiring aptitude; Skill in mechanical/plumbing repairs; Ability to maintain records; Manual dexterity; Good eyesight; Dependability; Ability to communicate with the general public;  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 demand of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and

           (a)        Two years of experience in working as a licensed plumbers helper or

           (b)        Graduation from a plumbing vocational/trade school or

           (c)        5 years of experience working in a mechanical repair position or

           (d)        An equivalent combination of training with experience within the limits of a, b, & c above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid New York State Drivers license appropriate to the vehicle and/or equipment to be operated and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Planner

Date Posted: 4/25/2019
Location: Planning, Housing and Community Development
Salary: $40,000.00 per year
Last Date To File: 5/06/2019
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is professional planning work in a municipal planning department with assignments and responsibilities in support of the development and implementation of the comprehensive plan, as well as the boards and commissions of the City. Work is performed under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Planning, with leeway for independent judgment. Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:
  • Interprets and applies applicable state, county and local codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Assists with updates and maintenance of Comprehensive Plan and land development regulations.
  • Conducts review of various development applications including site plan review, variance requests, administrative planning review, subdivision plat review, and rezoning.
  • Conducts extensive research in specific or general project areas.
  • Writes and presents formal and technical reports, working papers, and correspondence.
  • Identifies community problems, issues, and opportunities in particular neighborhoods that could be mitigated through better community planning.
  • Writes, or assists in writing, ordinances and regulations relating to development controls.
  • Writes, or assists in writing, grant applications for federal, state, and private funding, as well as helping ensure compliance with the environmental regulations associated with grants.
  • Attends substantial number of evening and weekend meetings.
  • Performs miscellaneous office work, maintains division records, and provides office coverage.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: 

  • Oral communication and interpersonal skills to present research findings to boards and committees
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to review plans and apply provisions of the ordinances and codes to determine compliance, and to apply regulations to field conditions
  • Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment as needed
  • Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind
  • Good knowledge of the principles, terminology and practices employed in urban planning
  • Good knowledge of current methods for collecting, analyzing and interpreting economic, environmental and sociological data
  • Working knowledge of Federal programs related to planning
  • Working knowledge of the sociological, economic, environmental, engineering, design and research factors in problems involved in community planning and development.
  • Ability to plan, train and supervise the work of others
Minimum Qualifications:

a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree* in planning, environmental studies, urban geography, or similar related field.

*An individual will be accepted if they have a Master’s Degree in one of the areas described in option a.

Sr. Water & Sewer Systems Maintainer

Date Posted: 4/15/2019
Location: Water/Sewer Department
Salary: $14.83/hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves leading and participating in the maintenance of the City’s water and sewer system.  An employee in this class is responsible for overseeing the work of small groups of workers to ensure that the work is carried out properly and diligently.  The position is distinguished from the Water and Sewer Systems Supervisor by the limited nature of supervision exercised and from the Water and Sewer Maintainer by the increased scope of supervisory responsibility.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Water and Sewer Supervisor.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Leads and participates in the layout, marking and maintaining of the City’s water and sewer system; Leads and participates in routine water and sewer maintenance activities; Assists the Water and Sewer Maintenance Supervisor in planning daily work activities; Inspects grounds and equipment to ensure that they are in safe condition; 

Instructs subordinates in safe and efficient methods of performing water and sewer maintenance tasks; Reviews work performed by subordinates by on-site inspection;  Leads and operates a variety of equipment and power tools in the repair and maintenance of the sewer system including water pumps, compressors, television cameras, blacktopping and cement making machinery, vac hauls, bucket machines and backhoes; May operate a variety of motor vehicle equipment; Answers complaints on water and sewer system operations; Locates breaks and investigates for reasons for water and sewer system failures; Leads and participates in the laying of storm and sanitary sewer lines; Leads in the rebuilding and repairing of catch basins, sewer mains, laterals and head stones; Makes minor repairs on small pumps and occasionally welds.

 

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:  Good knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, terminology and safety precautions used in the maintenance and repair of the water and sewer system; ability to work from rough sketches and blueprints; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to direct the work of others; skill in the operation of motor equipment and power tools; 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:

Five years of experience in water and sewer maintenance activities.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSPossession of appropriate level New York State driver’s license at time of appointment is required and must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

 

Wastewater Pump Maintainer

Date Posted: 4/04/2019
Location: Water/Sewer Dept.
Salary: $14.06 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is a skilled position in repairing, rebuilding and replacing pumps.  The incumbent is also responsible for the maintenance of pumping stations, equipment, generators and motors.  The work is performed under general direction and in accordance with prescribed procedures with wide leeway in planning and executing work assignments.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Repairs, rebuilds and replaces large capacity water and wastewater pumps and auxiliary equipment and parts; Supervises the installation and repair of mountings, pumps, drive shafts, universal joints and related pump parts; Plans, supervises and participates in the routine maintenance activities of pump stations such as mopping and waxing floors, painting walls, floors and ceilings and mowing grass; Operates drills, grinders and lathes in repairing and fabricating parts of pumps; Leads in and participates in rebuilding, repacking and repairing pumps; Sets up programs to maintain pumps at operational levels; Leads in the emergency operations of pumps and equipment during high water and flooding conditions; Operates motor equipment in transporting workers and equipment to pumping stations.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge in repairing, replacing, rebuilding and maintaining large capacity pumping equipment;  good knowledge in the operation and safety precautions of tools in fabricating and repairing pumps;  ability to read and follow specifications in the construction of concrete mounts and in replacing and rebuilding pumps;  ability to plan and supervise the work of others;  dependability;  ability to keep minor records in the use of materials and supplies and 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;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of experience in the repair, replacement, maintenance and rebuilding of large capacity pumps.

MUST HAVE VALID NEW YORK STATE DRIVER’S LICENSE. Must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator (Temporary)

Date Posted: 4/01/2019
Location: Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $65,000.00 - $72,553.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

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   work is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent. Supervision is exercised over subordinate employees in the performance of their assigned duties. Does related work as required.    

Typical Work Activities:

Performs or reviews various lab analysis for process control and reporting; Issues instructions and guidance on the regulation of plant processes; Prepares periodic reports on plant operations; Prepares regular Discharge Monitoring Reports; Conducts training and education; Supervises and ensures that facilities and employees comply with all Federal and State Safety Regulations; Assists in coordinating plant work schedules; Delegates work assignments to plant Operators and Maintainers; Supervises and performs a variety of maintenance programs throughout the facility; Operates all plant equipment and major unit processes; Performs periodic employee disciplinary actions; Assists in employee performance evaluations; May be assigned responsibility for operating and maintaining the plant in the absence of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent; Provides quick response and direction in emergency situations.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of the practices used and the 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; working knowledge of the principles and applications of physics, chemistry and bacteriology as applied to wastewater treatment and disposal; skill in the operation and repair of pumps, valves and related mechanical and electrical equipment;  ability to read, understand and record data from gauges, scales, and meters; ability to supervise and delegate work to subordinates; ability to make routine laboratory and filed tests for control of plant operation;  ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity; ability to work with computer programs including, Windows based Excel and Word; 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 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 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 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).

  1. AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school in a NYSDEC approved curriculum, or
  2. AAS degree from a duly accredited university or school, plus eighteen months operating experience at a wastewater treatment plant, or
  3. 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
  4. 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 76 or greater.  The candidate must possess a Grade 3 certificate 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, and maintain the license and/or certificate during the entire length of appointment.

DEFINITIONS:

Operating Experience:

Is defined as work experience at a wastewater treatment 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.

CANDIDATES MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; BROOME, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, CORTLAND, CHENANGO, OTSEGO, OR DELAWARE, OR SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Head Electrician (Temporary)

Date Posted: 4/01/2019
Location: Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $62,000.00 - $69,316.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This is skilled work in installing, maintaining and repairing a variety of electrical equipment at the Binghamton/Johnson City Wastewater Treatment Facility and its Terminal Pump Station. The work is performed under the supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent. Incumbents of this position will make out work and time schedules, put together quote specifications, and purchase material and tools following the guidelines of the plants procurement policy. The incumbent will supervise the plant Electrician and or helpers. Does related work as required.

 

Typical Work Activities:

Installs, maintains and repairs electric motors, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), pumps and generators as well as associated circuitry; installs, maintains and repairs electric fixtures, switches, lamps and calibrates electronic equipment; installs rigid conduit, pulls and splices wire on new and renovation projects; performs work on existing S.C.A.D.A. systems and associated Programmable Logic Controls (PLC’s), power supplies and equipment; keeps accurate records of time and material used in electrical installations and repairs; may assist the painters, carpenters and plumbers in major department work projects; operates motor equipment in transporting equipment, tools and parts; supervises the plant electrician and or helpers; makes out work assignments, performs annual reviews and schedules time; designs new circuitry and projects within the scope of the Wastewater Treatment Plant; assists electrical engineers in detailing wiring configurations, as-built and interconnectivity with new and existing circuitry.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the practices, tools, terminology and safety precautions of the trade; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate and care for power equipment; willingness to work on departmental projects in other trades; willingness and ability to lead or supervise in work projects of department activities; ability to supervise and schedule subordinates; working knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s); ability to work with Windows based software; 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:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and Four (4) years verifiable experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment which will have included Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) and windows based software.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Journeyman Electrician License in the City of Binghamton or Johnson City or the ability to pass the test within the probationary period. Possession of the appropriate level Motor Vehicle Operator’s License at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

CANDIDATES MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; BROOME, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, CORTLAND, CHENANGO, OTSEGO, OR DELAWARE, OR SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Street Maintainer

Date Posted: 3/08/2019
Location: Department of Public Works
Salary: $12.67 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
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.

 

Assistant Engineer

Date Posted: 2/12/2019
Location: Department of Engineering
Salary: $38,127.00 - $44,178.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This position involves the performance of beginning level professional civil engineering work.  The work is primarily concerned with the design of civil engineering projects for the Public Works Department or in preparing specifications for private contractors.  The incumbent also facilitates the implementation of special City projects such as a sidewalk rebate program.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a senior level Engineer with wide leeway in exercising judgment in when and how work assignments will be completed.  Supervision is exercised over a small number of sub-professional and technical employees.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Supervises the design, drafting and standard detailing work in the planning, designing and inspection of street construction and public building renovation work:  Upon request, assists public officials in the planning and design of public construction or reconstruction projects including feasibility studies and alternative action;  Designs plans for the construction or repair of facilities and systems such as street curbs, sidewalks, sewer and water lines, culverts, bridges, Parks and Recreation buildings and fire houses;  Designs, develops sketches and specifications for construction contracts for various City projects in Parks and Recreation, Water, Sewer, Maintenance and Streets:  Inspects, reviews and investigates specified engineering problems and complaints during the construction or extension of water or sewer distribution systems;  Supervises construction and assists Construction Inspectors on the more difficult or complex engineering problems;  Assists in planning and policy formulation for future public construction projects.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering;  good knowledge of the principles of physics and mathematics as they apply to civil engineering;  skill in the use of engineering field and office instruments;  ability to compile engineering data and to make moderately difficult technical computations;  ability to express engineering concepts in drawing, designs, and written specifications; ability to supervise and inspect the work of others engaged in engineering projects;  accuracy;  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 commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

(a)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering;  or

(b)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate's Degree in engineering, architecture or related technologies and four years of technical engineering experience;  or

(c)        Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six years of technical civil engineering experience;  or

(d)        An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a), (b), and (c).

Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic

Date Posted: 10/05/2018
Location: Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $23.37 - $27.37 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The work involves performance of semi skilled and skilled tasks related to the repair, maintenance and construction of wastewater treatment plant equipment, vehicles, facilities, and grounds.  The work is performed in accordance with the practices involved in the preventive maintenance, repair and fabrication of wastewater treatment plant equipment including pumps, manual and electronic valves, digester units, gas and diesel engine, compressors, injection systems and motors.  The class differs from that of Waste Water Treatment Plant Maintainer by virtue of the responsibility for the skilled repair and fabrication of plant mechanical equipment.  The class differs from the Waste Water Treatment Plant Instrument Technician, because the Technician has responsibility for the skilled repair of complex electronic, electrical, pneumatic and related mechanical equipment.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the Head Mechanic, Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.  May, upon assignment, supervise the work of subordinate plant personnel.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Performs a wide variety of job repairs and preventive maintenance to pumps, valves, mechanical screens, degritting equipment, sludge and grit conveyors, gear drives, manual and electronic valves, digester units, chemical injection systems, blowers, compressors, gas and diesel engines, plumbing and piping and HVAC;  Designs and fabricates equipment modifications to increase performance and / or decrease equipment failure; designs and fabricates supports, pump bases, railings, grating covers, weirs, guards, some concrete repair and construction. Evaluates equipment failures and determines corrective courses of actions and performs preventive maintenance of pumping machinery, conveyors, motors, and other plant equipment;  Performs a variety of machine shop activities such as welding, brazing, steam fitting, tool fabrication;  Operates lathe, drill press, grinder, power saw, welding and other shop equipment;  Inspects plant for maintenance and repair needs;  Installs new mechanical equipment;  Rebuilds pump sleeves, pump pistons and other equipment;  Tightens chains, installs pipes, lubricates and repairs motors;  performs preventive maintenance and repairs on trucks and other moving equipment and buildings; Inspects equipment and specifications to determine maintenance needs and schedules; Repacks pumps; prepares time and equipment reports; assists in locating parts for repair and maintenance; performs skilled carpentry and plumbing tasks as need; performs gas and arc welding; demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures and safe work methods associated with working in confined spaces, handling biohazards, and working with hazardous chemicals; general housekeeping of plant facilities; performs other duties as assigned.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICSGood knowledge of practices, tools, terminology and safety procedures established for the maintenance and repair of a Wastewater Treatment Plant;  Good knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of large pumps and auxiliary equipment;  Knowledge of plumbing, preventive maintenance programs, gas and diesel engine repair, working knowledge of the functions and practices used in the maintenance of a Wastewater Treatment Plant, occupational hazards and standard safety practices including handling of toxic chemicals and biohazards;  skill in the use of tools and equipment used for mechanical repair and fabrication;  skill in repair of mechanical equipment;  ability to work from plans, specifications, and rough sketches;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  good eye/hand coordination;  mechanical aptitude;  manual dexterity;  knowledge of proper English, reading, spelling and grammar, methods and techniques for record keeping, basic principles of mathematics, willingness to work out of doors under adverse weather conditions;  physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position; Ability to work as a team member; Ability to work with computer interfaces and programs; must be physically capable of sustained climbing, walking, and lifting; 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;  Must be willing to work any day or shift.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School equivalency diploma and;

(a)        Three years of experience as a Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic’s Assistant; or

(b)        Three years hands on experience with industrial mechanical maintenance, including but not limited to industrial pumps, engines, motors, conveyance equipment or plumbing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Possession of an appropriate level motor vehicle operator license issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles with the ability to be covered under plant insurance policy at time of appointment, and must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment. 

CANDIDATES MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; BROOME, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, CORTLAND, CHENANGO, OTSEGO, OR DELAWARE, OR SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Instrument Technician

Date Posted: 10/05/2018
Location: Binghamton Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant
Salary: $23.37 - $27.37 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

Under general supervision, performs skilled electronic and electrical work involving the troubleshooting, installation, and repair of the sophisticated and elementary, instrumentation power and control systems in the wastewater treatment facility, or sewer systems.  The work involves responsibility for the installation, calibration, maintenance and repair of electronic instruments and devices used to operate, measure and monitor wastewater treatment processes. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Head Electrician with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out the details of the work.  Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Assist in the installation and repair of assigned instrumentation and electrical systems. Install, troubleshoot, and repair instrument and electrical equipment associate with controllers, transmitters, samplers, low elements, gas detection systems, level and temperature devices, pH analyzers, density probes and analyzers, variable frequency motor drives, programmable controllers, electrical distribution systems, automatic transfer switches, and on site power generation system. Isolate and correct end elements, such as transmitters and analyzers. Assists in maintaining and calibrating computer based telemetry equipment. Assist in troubleshooting, repair and calibration of complex control loops containing many elements such as: motor starters, pressure to current converters, pulse to current converters, voltage to current converters, level and/or flow devices, networks, and work stations. Solve interface problems between and elements and the computer control system, and maintain a daily log. Modify, replace, or rebuild old equipment to facilitate maintenance and/or upgrade instrument systems. Assist in preventive maintenance, calibration and testing program to carry out a continuous program of instrument inspection and maintenance in an effort to preclude equipment failure and related process control problems. 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Good knowledge of the principles and practices involved in maintaining, repairing and installing electronic instruments and equipment necessary to the operation of a wastewater treatment processes; Good knowledge of the practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of electronic equipment, including
- Electrical circuits and wiring systems including the advanced principles of electrical and electronic theory.
- The theory, principles, and applications of solid state circuitry as used in computers and programmable controllers.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in the work                                                                                                                          Knowledge of network linked computer systems and computer based real time control systems; Knowledge in installing and repairing and installing computers and computer related equipment such as controls, work-stations, networks, personal computers, etc. Skill in operation of hand and power tools; Ability to analyze and organize data and prepare records and reports; Ability to understand and interpret complex oral instructions and written directions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;             

Minimum Qualifications:

Either:

(a)       Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in electrical technology or electronics or closely related field and two (2) years of experience maintaining, repairing and installing electronic equipment; or                                                                                                                                                                                           

(b)       Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience as defined by the limits of (a); or (c)  An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) or

(c)        An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b)

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a New York State Driver’s License is required at time of appointment and must maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

 

CANDIDATES MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NEW YORK STATE; BROOME, TIOGA, TOMPKINS, CORTLAND, CHENANGO, OTSEGO, OR DELAWARE, OR SUSQUEHANNA, PENNSYLVANIA.

 

 

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