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Employment Opportunities

Current Openings

Part-Time Reserve Adult Crossing Guard
Department
Police Department
Type of Position
Part-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$11.20/hour; increase to $12.42 after first year of employment.
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent.
REQUIREMENTS
Crossing Guards must have their own transportation; Must be available to work 2 shifts per day (both morning and afternoon). Each shift is 60 - 90 minutes. Start time for morning shift is between 7:00
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Reflective vest and stop paddle are provided.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
n/a
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
n/a
HOW TO APPLY
For more information please contact Sergeant Robert Kieffer at 610-865-7153 or e-mail rkieffer@bethlehem-pa.gov.
Part-Time Recycling Center Attendant
Department
CED – 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 an application 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.
Maintenance Worker II
Department
Water & Sewer Resources – Utility Maintenance Bureau
Type of Position
Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$20.49 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
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 Drive
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 an application 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.
Part-Time Yardwaste Attendant
Department
CED - Recycling
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 yardwaste and compost materials at the City’s Compost Center.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Reviews all resident licenses and compost cards to confirm residency and check for accuracy; reports all financial transactions and submits money to Recycling office; opens and secures facility; maintains a professional appearance and work area; politely assists residents/customers; complete required paperwork and submits to Recycling office; immediately informs Recycling office any issues at the facility; promotes a safe work environment by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times; processes and empties yard waste bags; sells recycling containers, lids and bags;
operates Styrofoam machine, weed-wacker and other machinery; completes and submits payroll forms; distributes informational flyers.
 
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) and able to lift or handle boxes/bags/materials of up to 50 pounds if necessary.  Job requires frequent walking, standing, and bending for long periods of time.  Must be able to assist in snow removal activities when necessary.  Weekend work (Saturday and Sunday) is required.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should complete an application to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov or mail to City of Bethlehem, Human Resources Bureau, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


 
Recycling Center Supervisor
Department
CED - Recycling
Type of Position
Full-Time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$15.00 - $16.00 per hour based on experience
Deadline to Apply
January 31, 2019
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent.  Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for planning, organizing and supervising daily operations of the Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center and its employees.  This position reports directly to the Director of Recycling.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Manages employee schedules, including informing Recycling office of schedule changes, resolving scheduling issues, and maintaining staffing levels; collects money from residents/customers and submits funds to Recycling office; manages workload and completion of assignments; open, closes and secures Recycling Center; follows and enforces Recycling Center policies and procedures; promotes a safe work environment by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times; assists residents/customers with drop off of materials to proper locations; completes required paperwork; informs Recycling office of all issues; safely operates compactors, shredder, baler and any other equipment used on site; completes, collects and submits personnel payroll forms; distributes informational flyers/performs; trains new employees; sells recycling containers, lids and bags.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; able to work outdoors in adverse conditions (snow, rain, heat & cold); must be able to lift or handle boxes/bags of up to 50 pounds when necessary; must be able to participate in snow removal activities when needed; strong organizational and leadership skills with ability to multi-task and problem solve; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with a wide variety of individuals and groups, including union employees; weekend work (Saturday & Sunday) will be required with this position.
 
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 or mail to City of Bethlehem, Human Resources Bureau, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Seasonal Golf Course Groundskeeper
Department
Golf Course
Type of Position
Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$13.96 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent; must be at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license; minimum of 1 year landscaping experience preferred.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position assists Golf Course employees with maintenance of the Course including mowing and landscaping between the months of March through November.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Mows greens, tees, fairways, and rough; operates small equipment including string trimmers, hedge trimmers, and rake.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Must have the ability to operate mowers; lift up to 50 lbs.; and ablility to be flexible with scheduling including ½ days, weekends, and early morning shifts starting at 5:30 a.m.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume or application to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov or mail to City of Bethlehem, Human Resources Bureau, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Water Filtration Plant Operator
Department
WSR/Filtration
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$26.29/hour (if not certified); $27.44/hour (if certified)
Deadline to Apply
January 31, 2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be a high school graduate or possess equivalency certificate.  Technical school training past high school in water chemistry, bacteriology, hydraulics, mechanics, electrical/electronics, treatment plant protocol is expected.  Must have at least six (6) months hands on experience in wet chemistry laboratory analyses, extensive mechanical, plumbing, and electrical/electronics maintenance ability and some water distribution experience.  Valid driver’s license is required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
This position is an Acting Operator III (JC13)(PA DEP Water System Operator Non- Certified) or an Operator III (JC14)(PA DEP Water System Operator Certified).  A Non-certified Acting Operator III must take the PA DEP Water System Operator certification exams on an annual basis and must obtain a passing score on the following detailed certification exams within a three (3) year period: Class WAE, Water Sub Classifications 2 (Direct Filtration), 7 (Corrosion Control and Sequestering), 8 (Chemical Addition), 10 (Aeration and Activated Carbon Adsorption), 11 (Gaseous Chlorine Disinfection) certification within a four (4) year period.  A certified incumbent Operator III without the E license must also take the PA DEP Water System Operator Class E Distribution and consecutive water systems without treatment Certification Examination on an annual basis, must obtain a passing score within a two (2) year period, and must obtain the above detailed certification within the same concurrent two (2) year period.  Once water operator certification is obtained it must be maintained according to the rules and regulations established by the State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators and the PA Department of Environmental Protection.  A certified incumbent must obtain certification within one (1) year for the Water Sub Classifications of any additional treatment added at the Water Filtration Plant.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
The position is in responsible charge for the maintenance and operation of a large, technically sophisticated water treatment plant, including making adjustments to flows and chemical settings in order to meet the prescribed needs of the system, training entry-level (Non-Certified) plant personnel as required, performing laboratory analyses, mechanical/plumbing/electrical maintenance repair activities, grounds maintenance and janitorial duties as required.  Works under the general supervision of the Operations Supervisor for operational matters and the Maintenance Supervisor for maintenance matters.  The incumbent is also responsible for the operation of the Water Distribution SCADA System, taking necessary corrective action, making investigations of the Water Distribution SCADA System data/information, operating pumps and valves to maintain tank/reservoir water levels and recording data/information on paper and in electronic format.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Operates and maintains plant equipment; adjusts chemical feed and water flow rates to maintain water quality and quantity; backwashes filters; fills chemical tanks maintains chemical inventory; prepares and maintains operating data; performs routine laboratory wet chemistry analytical work and sample collection; maintains and calibrates lab equipment and records; cleans flocculators and chemical feeders and adjusts flocculator chains; changes oil in various pumps; rebuild pumps and change out motors; run backup equipment (air compressor, generator, transfer switches); checks ventilation system and safety equipment; performs lawn care and grounds keeping; maintains plant structures and performs necessary janitorial duties; performs mechanical, plumbing, and electrical maintenance repair activities; conducts training of plant personnel as required; operates and monitors the Water Distribution System SCADA System including pressures, flows, pump operation, tank levels and alarms; reports any malfunctions or abnormal readings in the Water Distribution SCADA Systems.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Extensive experience in the operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant, or similar experience as a semiskilled mechanic, plumber or electrician in the maintenance of motors, pumps, valves and related equipment; knowledge of water treatment, including chemistry, bacteriology, wet chemistry, laboratory analyses and equipment calibrations; extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, materials and equipment used in water processing; extensive knowledge of mathematics, hydraulics, plumbing, mechanics and electrical/electronics; working knowledge of SCADA Systems; extensive level of mechanical, plumbing and electrical maintenance ability required; ability to read blueprints, perform mathematical computations and follow wiring diagrams; ability to read gauges and indicators and to distinguish colors; ability to operate a personal computer including the use of Microsoft Office products; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form; ability to work well with others; ability to understand and follow complex oral and written directions/SOPs; ability to work non-standard hours, shift work, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime hours; ability to lift moderate to heavy items, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and meet other physical requirements on an as-needed basis; ability to work in inclement weather; ability to shovel, climb ladders, wear an Air Pak or Mask/Cartridge, no allergies to chemical odors and attend training courses; ability to participate in duty rotation, which involves being available through phone call or other method to respond to emergency after hours calls or for shift coverage.

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.
 
Head Lifeguard
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$12.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 18 years of age and skilled swimmer; must have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible shifts throughout the summer including weekends and holidays; previous lifeguarding experience required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (including Child Abuse, FBI, and PA State Police backgrounds); most possess current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certifications – training offered for applicants not in possession of certifications.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Head lifeguards are responsible for supervising lifeguards and maintaining order at the pool facility by preventing accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons.  Responsible for monitoring pool facilities for potential hazards or unsafe conditions, providing first aid to patrons, and custodial duties in maintaining the pool facilities.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Alertly and actively provide supervision of lifeguards and patrons; open the pool each day and close it down each evening; monitor pool-related activities closely, identify and address any safety issues; direct swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions; maintain a clean environment in and around the pool; assist patrons when appropriate or necessary; attend all scheduled staff meetings and trainings complete required documentation.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of water rescue methods and techniques; knowledge of swimming strokes and aquatic techniques; knowledge of and ability to perform first aid and CPR procedures; ability to exercise tact and judgment in maintaining order and discipline and in enforcing pool regulations; supervisory experience preferred; ability to work well with others.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send an application to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov or mail to City of Bethlehem, Human Resources Bureau, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Assistant Head Lifeguard
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$11.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 18 years of age and skilled swimmer; must have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible shifts throughout the summer including weekends and holidays.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (including Child Abuse, FBI, and PA State Police backgrounds); most possess current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certifications – training offered for applicants not in possession of certifications; lifeguard experience preferred.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Assistant Head Lifeguards are responsible for helping the Head Lifeguard supervise lifeguards and maintain order at the pool facility by preventing accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons.  Responsible for monitoring pool facilities for potential hazards or unsafe conditions, providing first aid to patrons, and custodial duties in maintaining the pool facilities.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Alertly and actively provide supervision of lifeguards and patrons; open the pool each day and close it down each evening; monitor pool-related activities closely, identify and address any safety issues; direct swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions; maintain a clean environment in and around the pool; assist patrons when appropriate or necessary; attend all scheduled staff meetings and trainings complete required documentation.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of water rescue methods and techniques; knowledge of swimming strokes and aquatic techniques; knowledge of and ability to perform first aid and CPR procedures; ability to exercise tact and judgment in maintaining order and discipline and in enforcing pool regulations; supervisory experience preferred; ability to work well with others.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send an application to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov or mail to City of Bethlehem, Human Resources Bureau, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Lifeguard
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Season
Salary/Pay Rate
$9.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 16 years of age and skilled swimmer; must have reliable transportation and be able to work flexible shifts throughout the summer including weekends and holidays.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (including Child Abuse, FBI, and PA State Police backgrounds); most possess current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR certifications – training offered for applicants not in possession of certifications; lifeguard experience preferred.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining order at the pool facility by preventing accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons.  Responsible for monitoring pool facilities for potential hazards or unsafe conditions, providing first aid to patrons, and custodial duties in maintaining the pool facilities.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Open the pool each day and close it down each evening; monitor pool-related activities closely, identify and address any safety issues; direct swimmers out of the pool in hazardous conditions; maintain a clean environment in and around the pool; assist patrons when appropriate or necessary; attend all scheduled staff meetings and trainings; complete required documentation.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of water rescue methods and techniques; knowledge of swimming strokes and aquatic techniques; knowledge of and ability to perform first aid and CPR procedures; ability to exercise tact and judgment in maintaining order and discipline and in enforcing pool regulations; ability to work well with others.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send an application to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov or mail to City of Bethlehem, Human Resources Bureau, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.