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Department: Water & Sewer Resources – Utility Maintenance Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate: $20.49 per hour
Deadline to Apply: May 17, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school; considerable experience in water and sewer utility maintenance field. Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsement required.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must be able to work overtime or on call as needed and possess a valid driver’s license. Class A Commercial Driver’s License preferred, Class B with tanker endorsement required. Must be able to obtain a Class A CDL with an O endorsement (dump truck with tag trailer) within 2 years of date of hire. Must possess or obtain PA-DEP Operator Certification exam in Water Distribution System Operations (Class E Certification) and/or Wastewater Collection Systems Operations (Class E, 4 Certification) within 2 years of date of hire.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This position operates motorized equipment and performs semi-skilled manual tasks in the maintenance of water and sewer lines and supporting facilities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: : Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks to construct, maintain and operate water and sewer lines, reservoirs, pump stations and all other related facilities. Utilizes all types of water and sewer maintenance filed equipment to perform tasks (includes various motor vehicles such as trucks, sewer rodding machine, flusher, and similar maintenance or construction equipment). Repairs/maintains mechanical and pumping equipment. Repairs pavements, manholes, culverts, and all other concrete/brick structures.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to operate a laptop/desktop computer; ability to analyze water samples in the field utilizing a hand-held chlorine analyzer; ability to operate leak detection equipment; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness; ability to climb ladders, safely enter underground structures, bend, stoop, climb, twist, walk, stand for long periods of time and work in inclement weather.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 by May 17, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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.

Department: Public Works – Electrical Maintenance Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate: $25.53 per hour
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from high school, including courses in electrical shop work in a trade or vocational school; minimum 3 years as a journeyman electrician; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must be able to work overtime or on call as needed and possess a valid driver’s license. Class A Commercial Driver’s License preferred and if not in possession, must obtain within 3 months of date of hire.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This position performs highly skilled work involving responsibility for the performance of difficult and specialized electrical maintenance and repair operations. Maintains all City electrical systems and equipment in perfect working order under all conditions. Reports to Electrical Foreman.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Installs, maintains and adjusts electrical equipment. Tests, replaces and repairs components of defective or worn electrical equipment. Installs, maintains and adjusts electrical controls and instruments. Makes periodic checks on the operation of electrical systems and locates and repairs defects. Wires buildings and makes additions to existing wiring. Installs and repairs fluorescent, industrial and general lighting fixtures and connections. Installs and maintains electrically operated machinery in City owned buildings. Installs and maintains traffic signals and Christmas lighting. Installs spot lights and flood lights. Replaces faulty switches and receptacles. Answers emergency electrical calls. Operates and drives City equipment.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of standard practices, tools and terminology of the electrical trade. Knowledge of elementary theory; ability to make repairs to complicated electrical wiring, fixtures and equipment. Ability to lift 60 lbs. and perform overhead work. Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to build good working relationships with residents, vendors, contractors, government officials, and employees.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 by May 1, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Department: Public Works Department – Grounds Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate: $16.95 per hour
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. CDL B required, CDL A preferred.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This position is responsible for the landscape maintenance of City owned properties and facilities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Performs landscape maintenance including grass cutting and trimming, and pruning and trimming of trees and hedges. Assists with leave collection and snow removal.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Landscape maintenance experience including grass cutting and trimming, and pruning and trimming of trees; ability to use and service all related landscape tools and equipment; ability to perform heavy labor, lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in adverse conditions (snow, rain, heat and cold); ability to work steady nightshift (11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.) from January to mid-March during snow removal operations. Required to work overtime during emergency situation.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 by May 1, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Department: Public Works Department – Streets Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate: $16.95 per hour
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. CDL B required, CDL A preferred.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of City streets. Also responsible for leaf collection and snow removal.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Operates dump truck, flat bed truck or other vehicle in hauling gravel, cement, brush, or other materials involved in the maintenance of City streets. Operates a light tractor with gang or sickle bar mower attachment, roller or comparable attachments. Spreads and rakes gravel or asphalt in the patching and resurfacing of streets. Operates power tools including air compressor and jackhammer. Prunes, sprays, feeds and fertilizes, stakes, and otherwise cares for trees and shrubs along City streets.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Experience operating dump truck, flat bed truck, and tractor required. Ability to operate power tools such as air compressor and jack hammer. Ability to work various shifts during winter months. Ability to lift 50 pounds and work outdoors in adverse conditions (snow, rain, heat and cold). Required to work overtime during emergency situation. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlinin

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 by May 1, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Department: Community & Economic Development – Recycling Bureau
Type of Position: Part-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate: $10.10 per hour
Deadline to Apply: Ongoing

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This position assists residents and clients with handling of recyclable materials and monitors placement of recyclable items in the proper containers.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Politely assists residents and clients to ensure proper recycling procedures adhered to; removes incorrectly placed items from containers and moves to correct container; maintains a professional appearance and work area; educates residents and clients of what recyclables are acceptable at Center; safely operates compactors, shredder, baler and any other equipment used on site, as required; adheres to and enforces current Recycling Center Policies and Procedures; sells recycling containers, lids and bags as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with a wide variety of persons and groups. Must be able to work outdoors in adverse conditions (snow, rain, heat & cold) andable to lift or handle boxes/bags/materials of up to 50 pounds if necessary. Must be able to assist in snow removal activities when necessary.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 by May 1, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Department: Water & Sewer Resources – Quality Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $58,967 – $82,600 per year
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in civil, sanitary, or chemical engineering or microbiology or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Considerable experience in administering an industrial pretreatment program, laboratory analysis, and quality control work in a wastewater treatment or water treatment plant.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Wastewater Treatment Operator Certification strongly preferred. p>

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: Supervises the federally required municipal pretreatment programs, including writing changes to ensure compliance with permits, preparing violations, and conducting annual inspections of industrial customers. The employee reports directly to the Quality Manager.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Responsible for Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) compliance to Federal Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Program (MIPP); provides WWTP management team analytical support and data review for accuracy and compliance; assists Superintendent with generation of all regulatory reports relevant to wastewater permits; supervises MIPP Lab Technicians; facilitates industrial sampling, analysis, permits, and violation notices.p>

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Considerable experience in administering an industrial pretreatment program, laboratory analysis, and quality control work in a wastewater treatment plant; must possess a process orientation, capable of establishing and measuring treatment efficiency; thorough knowledge of principles of chemical and physical analysis; bacteriological examinations of water and sewage in accordance with standard methods; industrial pretreatment program including sampling, testing, permitting industries and adjusting to regulator program changes; capable of providing supervision to technical employees; ability to work well with others including interacting with regulatory agencies and other City employees; ability to write well and express oral directions clearly; excellent judgment and ability to work independently.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 by May 1, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Department: Public Works – Urban Forestry Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $53,529 – $74,953 per year
Deadline to Apply: June 7, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in forestry, horticulture, or landscape architecture and a minimum of five years of experience in a forestry related field, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Arborist certification by the International Society of Arboriculture or the ability to acquire such certification within six months of date of hire is required.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This is a professional forestry position in planning, organizing, implementing, directing, inspecting, and coordinating all urban forestry functions and regulations on public property under the direction of the Director of Public Works.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: The City Forester position also includes contributing work product and ideas to planning projects and programs, developing procedures related to urban forestry, and acting as a liaison between internal and external customers with a commitment to public services and responsible stewardship of the urban forest. Enforces City Ordinances and Regulations governing the protection of trees; investigates violations and issue warnings, citations, or notices. Reviews site plans and provides recommendations to ensure compliance with Ordinances. Plans, prepares, manages, and inspects contracted tree removal/planting projects. Reviews, inspects, and issues tree permit request and conducts follow-up inspections. Responds to inquiries and concerns regarding issues related to urban forestry.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must possess a thorough knowledge of urban forestry, arboriculture, botany, plant physiology, and horticultural principles/practices. Highly proficient with basic computer operations and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. GIS experience preferred.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018 by June 7, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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

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