Administration

Job Opportunities

The City of Bethlehem will be accepting applications for the position of Police Officer beginning at 8:30 a.m., February 12, 2018 and ending at 3:00 p.m., March 23, 2018. Must submit Police Application and Civil Service Voucher via mail or in person to City of Bethlehem, Department of Human Resources, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. The Police Civil Service Entrance Examination will be conducted Saturday, April 28, 2018. Starting annual salary is $53,034.63.

Application Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the U.S. and resident of the U.S. for at least 5 years;
  • Be at least 21 years of age on March 23, 2018; and
  • Possess an Associate's Degree or a minimum of 60 credits from not more than 2 accredited colleges/universities (this requirement may be waived if you possess Act 120 Certification and 4,000 hours of service as a municipal police officer, or have at least two years active military service and an honorable discharge from such service); and
  • Possess a valid driver's license.

Application Process:

  • Application forms and Civil Service Vouchers may be obtained from the HR Bureau at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, M-F, 8 AM to 4 PM, or below:
    Police Application Instructions
    Police Application
    Police Civil Service Voucher
  • Please submit the following, postmarked no later than March 23, 2018:
    • Completed and signed Application for employment;
    • Copy of degree and unofficial transcript and/or copy of Act 120 Certificate;
    • Copy of birth certificate;
    • Copy of valid driver's license;
    • Copy of social security card;
    • Notarized Civil Service Voucher;
    • Money order for $50 made payable to "City of Bethlehem"; and
    • DD-214, Member 4 Form if you are a veteran claiming Veteran's Preference.
  • Please note: incomplete application packets will not be accepted. $50 registration fee is non-refundable. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or regular mail of time and location of examination. Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Bethlehem is accepting applications to be considered for this position, which is 20 hours per week during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pay rate is $10.10/hour. Must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Full job description is listed below. Send resume to HR, City of Bethlehem, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary:
The Part-Time Auto Detailer works at the City’s Mechanical Bureau detailing vehicles after they have been serviced.

Essential Functions:

  • Thoroughly cleans interior and exterior of vehicles including - vacuuming interior; shampooing carpets and upholstery; polishing dashboard, steering wheel and interior trims and moldings; cleaning glass and mirrors; steaming engine; and washing, waxing, and buffing exterior.
  • Repairs minor scratches and paint chips.

Requirements:

  • Current driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to work 20 hours per week during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Ability to manage time efficiently and multi-task
  • Ability to follow complex instructions
  • Must be able to work with strong detergents and chemicals
  • Auto detailing experience is preferred
  • Must undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations

The Bethlehem Police Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Reserve Adult Crossing Guards with the potential of Permanent Adult Crossing Guard. The position pays $10.98 per hour to start and hours vary week to week. Applicants must be able to drive and pass a background investigation. For more information please contact Sergeant Robert Kieffer at 610-865-7153 or e-mail rkieffer@bethlehem-pa.gov.

The City of Bethlehem Police Department is accepting applications to be considered for the position of Part-Time Communication Specialist for the 9-1-1 Center. Must have flexibility to work day, middle, and night shift as well as holidays and weekends. Must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Must possess APCO, NAEMD, First Aid, and CPR certifications in order to be eligible for hire. Pay rate is $15.50/hour. Job description is listed below. Send completed “Application for Paramedic or Dispatcher” to City of Bethlehem, Department of Human Resources, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary: This position serves as a critical link between citizens needing service and field personnel responding to their needs. The 911 Dispatcher receives requests from the public for services ranging from the uneventful reporting of a burned out street light to the gruesome act of one person having taken the life of another. The 911 Dispatcher, based on the information they receive, determines the extent of the emergency services required, dispatches the Police, Fire, or EMS staff as needed; maintains communication with the reporting party and also alerts other providers of services, if their expertise is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Answers 9-1-1 voice and TDD telephone calls received from the public. Questions callers to determine the nature and location of the problem; extracts and records essential information and gives proper advice and/or information to callers, including when appropriate, emergency medical pre-arrival instructions. Calls back disconnects to determine nature and location of problem, enters information as appropriate.
  • Dispatches, via a radio console, emergency calls requiring Police, Fire or EMS response, according to priority and availability of field units. Coordinates the response of back-up units and/or mutual aid as required. Maintains strict radio discipline at all times. Complies with FCC regulations and Center policies/procedures in transmission of all radio traffic.
  • Dispatches Police response units to non-emergency situations such as lock-outs, vandalism, abandoned vehicles, property damage reports, etc. as required.
  • Maintains proper records of all response units dispatched (assigned and unit self-initiated). Monitors dispatched unit’s activities and receive and transmit to field units, updated information as it is received.
  • Retrieves and accurately relays to requesting Police field units, information contained in the state computer system and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system. Enters information on wanted persons, stolen property, motor vehicle information, etc. into the appropriate computer system(s).
  • Dispatches the appropriate City department to emergency repair service calls such as broken water mains, downed power lines, etc.
  • Answers non-emergency calls and provides routine non-technical information upon request and refers all other questions to the proper person or agency.
  • Provides “receptionist” services by answering administrative lines and transferring calls to the appropriate Center/Department personnel.
Requirements:
  • High School diploma or G.E.D
  • At least one year experience working as a 911 dispatcher
  • Must be able to work 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. (night shift) as well as other shifts including weekends and holidays
  • Must possess APCO, NAEMD, First Aid, and CPR certifications
  • Must possess good computer, typing and communication skills
  • Must be able to multi-task and work well in stressful situations
  • Ability to remain calm in an emergency situation
  • Excellent diction and hearing
  • Ability to follow and understand complicated oral and written directions
  • Work well with others and be tactful and courteous when dealing with callers
  • Good knowledge of the geography of the City of Bethlehem
  • Ability to direct Police, Fire, and EMS units to the scene of an incident without hesitation


Contact Human Resources

Phone: (610) 865-7015
Address: 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, 18018

General Employment Application (PDF)

Application for Paramedic or Dispatcher (PDF)