Administration

Job Opportunities

The City of Bethlehem is accepting resumes to be considered for the full-time position of Director of Recycling. Must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Salary range is $60,208- $84,209 per year. Job description is listed below. Send resume to City of Bethlehem, Department of Human Resources, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Resumes are due by July 16, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Summary:
This is a position in community organization and program implementation. The incumbent is responsible for all phases of program planning, design, implementation, and education and managerial oversight of all recycling, reuse and waste reduction programs. Acts as advisor to the administration on other solid waste issues. Manages 7-day a week operations. Supervises all personnel assigned to the Recycling Bureau. The employee in this class will be the primary person involved in the management of all aspects of planning, design and education for a recycling program that conforms to Federal, State and City laws and policies. The incumbent will also provide leadership and oversight in the implementation and daily operations of said programs. The employee in this position reports directly to the Director of Community and Economic Development.

Qualifications:
Minimum education shall be a bachelor’s degree or at least five years’ experience in a position relating to solid waste or public education/program development. Ability to attain State or National Certifications as a Recycling Manager and Compost Operator, Collections Manager and Integrated MSW Management Manager within one year.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, co-workers, subordinates and personnel of other agencies.
  • Understanding of the market economics and environmental impact of recycling.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with a wide variety of persons and groups Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of relevant state and local laws as they apply to the storage, transport, and disposal of solid waste.

Essential Functions:

Grant Administration:

  • Researches items appropriate for funding from state grants.
  • Coordinates grant requests with both County and State Recycling/Solid Waste officials. Implements approved grants and manages the budget of same by purchasing equipment and services IAW the grant contract.
  • Processes disbursements to the State to retrieve monies spent by the city in the implementation of the grants.
  • Reports on the progress of the grant funding/process to various City officials.
  • Oversees completion of yearly performance grant.
  • Has completed grants audited and forwards audit to appropriate State officials.

Community and Education:

  • Directs, manages and approves all aspects of a diverse education program to include informational advertising, newsletters, flyers, presentations and contracted shows.
  • Delivers presentations.
  • Writes informational commercials and articles for newsletters.

Commercial / Residential Recycling:

  • Oversees commercial recycling program. Performs waste audits and enforcement as required.
  • Writes contract for residential recycling.
  • Acts a primary contact for City with residential contractor.
  • Addresses issues such as scavenging, poor quality of materials, missed pick-ups and other related problems.
  • Levies fines against contractor/residents as required.

Drop-off Recycling/Compost/Mulch Operations:

  • Plans and designs drop-off Center(s)/ Yard Waste Facility.
  • Oversees construction and renovations of Center(s)/Facility.
  • Formulates policies involving the operation of Center(s)/Facility.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of Center(s)/Facility.
  • Creates specifications for and purchases all equipment used at or in support of Drop-off(s)/Compost Facility.
  • Directs maintenance of all equipment assigned as well as the physical plant of said
  • Center(s)/Facility.
  • Keeps abreast of current information relating to marketing and pricing of recyclable commodities.
  • Directs movement of recyclables.
  • Sells all tonnage derived from Drop-off(s)/ curb on open market.
  • Oversees the selling of finished compost/mulch products.
  • Develops event recycling for “other recyclables”.

Report Administration:

  • Oversees the design and usages of all reporting procedures.
  • Analyzes data from reports/surveys and makes statistical comparisons for planning purposes
  • Makes presentations to various groups based on report data.
  • Manages the compilation of the performance report and other reports to the counties and state.
  • Reports, as directed to county and state agencies concerning the City’s compliance with recycling laws, regulations, and grant requirements.
  • Attends meetings with recycling staff from other municipalities and counties and with state officials for planning and implementation purposes.
  • Works in cooperation with the county solid waste planner(s).
  • Serves on both Lehigh and Northampton SWAC

Budgeting:

  • Prepares Bureau’s annual budget request.
  • Justifies budget to Department, Administration and to Council.
  • Monitors spending of budgeted monies throughout the fiscal year.
  • Addresses Finance Committee on matters concerning Recycling.

The City of Bethlehem is hiring for the position of Part-Time Yardwaste Drop-Off Technician. This position works no more than 29 hours per week at the City of Bethlehem Compost Center and is responsible for assisting visitors with the pick-up and drop off of materials.

Job Duties:

  • Monitors all visitors at the Compost Center checking driver's licenses and compost cards;
  • Assists visitors in the drop off of yard waste and pick up of compost;
  • Maintains clean and safe facility;
  • Refers visitors' concerns to Recycling Bureau Administration for resolution;
  • Completes necessary paperwork;
  • Assists in distribution of recycling containers, lids, and bags.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Good customer service and communication skills;
  • Ability to work well with others;
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.10 /hour

To apply please submit a City of Bethlehem Employment Application to the Human Resources Bureau of City Hall located at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Applications are available on this page and in the Human Resources Office.

The City of Bethlehem is hiring for the position of Part-Time Recycling Technician. This position works no more than 29 hours per week at the City of Bethlehem Recycling Center and is responsible for assisting visitors, monitoring the placement of recyclables into proper containers, and maintaining a safe and clean facility.

Job Duties:

  • Assists visitors in placing recyclable materials in the proper containers;
  • Maintains a safe and clean facility;
  • Completes required paperwork;
  • Assists in the distribution of recycling containers, lids, and bags.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Good customer service and communication skills;
  • Ability to work well with others;
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $10.10 /hour

To apply please submit a City of Bethlehem Employment Application to the Human Resources Bureau of City Hall located at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018. Applications are available on this page and in the Human Resources Office.

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)