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Department: Public Works Department – Streets Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate: $16.95 per hour
Deadline to Apply: July 16, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

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

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 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. 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: 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
Type of Position: Full-Time, non-union
Salary/Pay Rate: $62,014.37 – $86,735.55 per year
Deadline to Apply: July 15, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or G.E.D. Minimum of 3 years of supervisor experience in utility maintenance field.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must possess PaDEP certification in both water distribution and wastewater collection systems; candidates not in possession of certification must obtain certification within 2 years of date of hire. Ability to safely navigate work areas and confined spaces. Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and work non-standard hours during emergencies.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This is a professional, responsible position that oversees the work of crews of maintenance workers in the operation and maintenance of water distribution and sanitary sewer collection systems. Work is performed under supervision of the Superintendent of Utility Maintenance.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Participates in the safe, efficient operation of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems in accordance with state and federal regulations; plans and supervises all preventative maintenance activities of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems, including: water distribution leak detection program, hydrant maintenance program, distribution system flushing program, and water distribution system valve exercising program. Participates in stand-by rotation and provides guidance to crews.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively manage employees; working knowledge of principles and equipment related to water and wastewater system operation and maintenance; thorough knowledge of workplace safety rules and state/federal drinking water/wastewater regulations; strong ability to read and understand plans, schematics and equipment documentation; proficient use of computers including Microsoft Office suite of programs, GIS software, New World, and Inframap software; ability to operate rodding, flushing, and TV inspection equipment and all leak detection equipment; ability to operate GPS equipment for locating appurtenances; good knowledge of hydraulic principles related to water and wastewater systems; and strong communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

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 July 15, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Department: Community & Economic Development – Health Bureau
Type of Position: Full-Time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate: $24.88 – $28.87 per hour based on experience
Deadline to Apply: July 15, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must possess a Pennsylvania RN license and a BSN/BS degree in related field. Bilingual Spanish candidates are encouraged to apply. Must possess valid PA driver’s license and have reliable transportation.

REQUIREMENTS: Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must work some evenings.

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This is position works on the public health team in the City of Bethlehem’s Maternal Child Health, Family Planning, Immunization, Tuberculosis, Wellness and Sexually Transmitted Disease clinic areas.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Performs immunizations, disease investigation, patient education, treatment and case management of individuals in the areas of Maternal Child Health, Family Planning, Immunization, Tuberculosis, Wellness and Sexually Transmitted Disease programs. Home visitation to families living in the City of Bethlehem is required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Must possess adequate knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must possess phlebotomy skills. Bilingual Spanish candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidate must demonstrate interpersonal and team-building skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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 July 15, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Department: Community & Economic Development (CED)
Type of Position: Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate: $58,967 - $82,600 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply: August 2, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or a related field required; minimum of 3 years of experience in housing, community development or planning preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.

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

NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED: This position is responsible for ensuring federal and state and city funds are administered within the parameters specified by the funders and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations of the various programs. Oversees housing related issues including facilitating the development of affordable housing and blight remediation efforts. Supervises Housing Rehabilitation program and staff, grant writing, and management for related programs. This position receives supervision and performs duties in accordance with policies established by the Director/Deputy Director of CED.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Plans departmental activities related to Community Development and Housing; reviews and proposes new Community Development and Housing programs; assists Director/Deputy Director of CED in planning and developing the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant and HOME application, periodic program amendments and yearly performance report; assists in research and preparation of applications for federal and state housing and community development grants; assists in maintenance of City demographic statistics and with liaison activities with U.S. Bureau of the Census, and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; assists in the development and implementation of neighborhood planning efforts; manages local grant programs and ensures compliance with guidelines; oversees Housing Rehabilitation budget and management of program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of housing and community development and urban planning practices; knowledge of applicable federal, state and local programs, especially compliance requirements; ability to analyze and interpret statistical information and data, understanding of accounting principles and their application; ability to express ideas, concepts and technical information clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally; good judgment and skill in dealing with public agencies, private groups and the general public.

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 July 22, 2019. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


Contact Human Resources

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

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