City of Binghamton, New York

Employment

Job Openings

Crossing Guard

Date Posted: 9/03/2020
Location: Various
Salary: $36.50/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

Assistant Corporation Counsel

Date Posted: 5/04/2020
Location: Office of Corporation Counsel
Salary: Up to $46,000 per year commensurate with experience
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The duties of this class are highly professional in nature consisting of assisting the Corporation Counsel in rendering legal counsel to the Mayor and to the City Council.  The work calls for a great deal of legal expertise as well as independent judgment and discretion and is under the general supervision of the Corporation Counsel.  The incumbent may give direct supervision to the Research Aide and clerical staff of the Department if needed.  Does related work as required. 

Typical Work Activities:

Acts as legal interpreter for the City Council in regard to City code, charter and ordinances; Prepares resolutions, ordinances and local laws for final drafting and approval; Provides legal counsel for the City of Binghamton in labor relations matters, civil service proceedings, personnel, human rights and EEOC matters and workers compensation; Represents the City of Binghamton as defendant in claims and suits regarding unemployment insurance, water and sewer bills, any damage claims not covered by  insurance; Represents City in it’s prosecution of City code violations and as plaintiff in collection and small claims procedures; may be appointed to serve as a hearing officer for a variety of issues, including condemnation, billing disputes and union matters.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Familiarity with the principles and practices of common law and of City, State and Federal laws, especially in fields of Criminal and Municipal Corporation Law;  familiarity with of civil court procedures and of the rules of evidence;  familiarity with  the general workings and activities of municipal government; skill in preparing drafts of legal instructions; ability to analyze and apply legal principles, facts and precedents to legal problems;  ability to plan and supervise work of subordinates;  ability to speak clearly and effectively;  initiative;  good independent and professional judgment in carrying out duties; diplomacy;  tact; 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 law degree from a regionally accredited law school

  1. Admission to the Bar in New York State or,
  2. Admission to the Bar in New York State within one year from the time of appointment.

 

Housing Safety Specialist

Date Posted: 7/29/2020
Location: PHCD
Salary: $40,000
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

This individual will serve as the liaison between the community and various City departments in regards to housing concerns. The work is performed under general supervision and direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Planning, Housing & Community Development with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. Works with and assists the Supervisor of Building Inspection and Construction for the enforcement of New York State Code and related municipal codes. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

Develops, markets, and implements community outreach programs; Develops, markets, and implements a housing 9-1-1 call center for tenants; Works closely with Social Services, Building & Code Department, the Vacant Properties Officer, and Zoning Officer on concerns brought to them by community members; Ability to prepare precise and accurate reports on code violations which will be used in legal proceedings against violators; May aid in housing rehabilitation; Attends relevant City Board & Commission meetings and various community meetings; Preforms office duties as assigned.

 

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Personal Characteristics:

Ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Ability to work with low income families and neighborhoods; Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; Good judgment, tact, courtesy, and initiative; Good knowledge of the provisions of New York State Code and municipal codes; Working knowledge of life safety, fire safety, and building construction systems and methodologies; Working knowledge in the principles and practices of inspecting properties; Keen observations.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent; and

  1. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited two year college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Planning, Construction, or related field with two years’ experience of relevant work experience;  or
  2. Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited four year college or university, with a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Planning, Construction, or related field with one year experience of relevant work experience;  or
  3. Five years’ experience of relevant work experience in social work, planning, construction, or closely related field; or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must have a valid New York State driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain the license during the entire length of appointment.

Motor Equipment Operator

Date Posted: 7/14/2020
Location: Public Works
Salary: $15.41 - $21.62 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
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.”

Street Maintainer

Date Posted: 7/14/2020
Location: Public Works
Salary: $13.88 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.

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