City of Binghamton, New York

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Payroll Supervisor

Date Posted: 7/17/2019
Location: Finance Department
Salary: $42,798.00 - $45,794.00 per year
Last Date To File: Open
Distinguishing Features Of The Class:

The Payroll Supervisor coordinates, directs, reviews, and approves payroll data and benefits activities for all City departments. This involves review, coordination and instruction of all payroll personnel in departments, and data that comes from departments.  The work involves maintenance of parameter tables and similar tasks inherent with the management of a computerized payroll system. Reconciliation of the payroll is performed each pay period. This includes monitoring data input sheets and payroll data verification. Reports are generated to provide necessary information. Reconciliation to general budget ledger personal services lines is performed. Professional contact with outside agencies include retirement systems to ensure proper payment and member crediting as well as local financial institutions and State and Federal Agencies for the purpose of earnings, tax reporting and other required reports. Maintains City’s computerized database of health benefit information and enrollment for employees and retirees and audits bills from vendors. The Payroll Supervisor functions under the general supervision of Comptroller. Does related duties as required.

Typical Work Activities:
  • Directs and oversees payroll activities for all City departments  ensuring proper disbursement to employees as well as outside agencies;
  • Coordinates end of year payroll process including necessary adjustments to end of year W-2 wage file;
  • Assures compliance of payroll processing with Federal, State and Local laws;
  • Reconciliation of payroll each pay period to source documents;
  • Prepares reports to employee and governmental agencies including all necessary forms and information required by law (including but not limited to W-2 Federal wage reporting, retirement reports, EEOC Reports);
  • Monitors retirement system reporting, ensuring proper employee crediting and payment;
  • Builds working relationships with internal contacts and administrative staff as well as external contacts (government agencies, retirement system providers, financial institutions);
  • Reconciles payroll information in the City’s general ledger;
  • Prepares work files and summary reports on activity for Comptroller and personnel Director;
  • Maintains City’s computerized database of health benefit information and enrollment for employees and audits bills from vendors;
  • Supervises health insurance benefits for all city employees, retirees, and surviving spouses;
  • Prepares billing and reconciles health insurance payments;
  • Prepares reports for the Comptroller and Personnel Director to be used in contract negotiations;
  • Calculates retro-active salary payments pursuant to negotiated contracts;
  • Prepares annual salaries for annual budget process;
  • Prepares reports for the Comptroller to be used in the annual budget process;
  • Prepares annual benefit packets for employees.
  • Maintains both physical and computerized employee files
  • Oversees income verifications for NYS and banks

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Thorough knowledge of modern methods used payroll, payroll tax and withholdings; Thorough knowledge of payroll and benefit processing techniques; Good knowledge of the principles and procedures used in accounting and bookkeeping; Good knowledge of computer software applications; Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Ability to formulate logical decisions; Ability to plan and schedule work assignments; Ability to meet stringent deadlines; Skill in mathematical computations; Interpersonal skill in relation to internal and external contacts; Self-motivated; Cooperative; Dependable; Willingness to work extra hours when needed

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or closely related field and three years of full time paid experience maintaining payroll and benefits accounts and records; OR

Graduation from a regionally accredited or registered New York State college or university with an Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field and five years’ experience maintaining payroll and benefits accounts and records.

 

 

If we do not get qualified candidates for this position, the Payroll Specialist position may be filled. 

 

Laborer

Date Posted: 6/06/2019
Location: Water & Sewer Department
Salary: $13.34 per hour
Last Date To File: Open
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 CHARACTERISTICS

Willingness 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.

 

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.

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: $13.57 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

Civil Service Examinations

Title Exam Type Exam Posting
Engineering Technician Open Competitive PDF icon Download
Program Manager - Binghamton City School District Open Competitive PDF icon Download
Police Officer Open Competitive PDF icon Download