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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 - Utility Maintenance
Department
Water & Sewer Resources – Utility Maintenance Bureau
Type of Position
Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$21.10 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 Enforcement Technician
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.  Must possess valid Driver’s License and cleaning driving record.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the City's commercial and residential recycling programs in accordance with Federal, State, and City laws and policies. This position reports directly to the Director of Recycling.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Investigates complaints of unsanitary recycling conditions throughout the City of Bethlehem including photographing all complaint areas; investigates violations of recycling laws; performs commercial recycling waste audits; makes recommendations regarding enforcement of recycling laws where applicable; assists in monitoring residential recycling contract; keeps detailed records and provides statistical and historical reports; reports any/all noticeable violations within City limits to appropriate City Department; and works in cooperation with other city Departments and Bureaus to provide support for programmatic implementation and monitoring.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; proficient in Microsoft Excel required; knowledge of relevant State and Local laws as they apply to recyclables storage, transport and processing preferred; must have the ability to reason with, be flexible and open minded when dealing with residents, business owners and 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 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.
 
Commercial Building Inspector
Department
Community & Economic Development/Code Enforcement
Type of Position
Full-Time, Non-Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$55,135 - $77,202 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Considerable responsible experience in building construction and inspection work, and completion of a standard high school course; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Current certification through the state of Pennsylvania in building for residential and commercial, energy residential and commercial, and accessibility inspections and plan examining is required.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for ensuring plans, specifications, and buildings in the process of construction meet all requirements of relevant codes, standards, specifications and ordinances; inspecting dwelling units to secure compliance with minimum housing standards; reviewing new or difficult construction issues with the Chief Building Inspector; exercising technical judgment and discretion based on familiarity with the various construction ordinances and regulations for which he/she is responsible for enforcing.  This position reports to the Chief Building Inspector.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Inspects buildings and structures to enforce conformance to building, safety and zoning codes, plans, specifications and standards; issues notice for corrections; interprets code requirements and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, builders and owners; maintains inspection records; issues certificate of use and occupancy for new construction and additions; reviews building plans to ensure compliance with regulations and issues building permits; informs owner of the inspection findings and conditions which must be corrected; investigates complaints received from public; issues citations and appears in court for hearings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the building trade and applicable codes and standards including municipal building and zoning ordinances; ability to read and interpret plans, specifications, and blueprints; excellent communication and customer service 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 or 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.
 
Application Support Programmer
Department
Administration/Information Services
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$57,663 - $81,076 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field with minimum of 5 years programming experience with multiple programming languages in both legacy back-end development/database environments and front-end web design platforms; extensive knowledge of SQL development and relational databases; 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. 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for providing support and database administration for enterprise level revenue and financial based software suites and reports to the Application Support Manager. 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Provides support and database administration for Alarm Billing, Code Enforcement, Utility Billing, Real Estate Tax, Permitting, Zoning, Miscellaneous Billing, Cash Receipting, Service Requests, Fund Accounting, Budgeting, Fixed Assets, HR, Payroll, and Purchasing; provides support for Public Safety systems, GIS, Mobile apps, and web site development; works directly with end users to resolve issues, streamline processes, integrate with internal and third party applications, and implement new projects; develops and maintains custom software; provides SQL development for data queries, optimization, and data maintenance; creates logins, maintains security, and develops software roles for application users.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Experience with application integration and optimization; ability to work and script in both Windows and UNIX shell environments; experience with Report Writing Software (i.e. Cognos Version 10.2 Report Writer); must be organized, possess good communication skills, and have the ability to troubleshoot and resolve both familiar and unknown technical issues; firm understanding of all aspects of software development lifecycle including design, coding, testing, implementing, documenting, training, and support; must be able to read, interpret, and understand programming code; strong knowledge of relational databases.

Additional preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities: Development experience in 4gl programming languages; Knowledge of Kentico/CMS, HTML, Java, etc. web development tools; MS-SQL Database Administration; experience with Central Square Technologies FinancePlus 5.1 and CommunityPlus 9.1 software suites, Mobile App development, Windows Server administration, working in a Virtual Server Environment, and GIS Environments; strong background in general financial and accounting processes.
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 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.
Laboratory Technician
Department
Water & Sewer Resources/Wastewater Treatment Lab
Type of Position
Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$55,135 - $77,202 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Associate’s degree from accredited college/university in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, environmental science, biology, microbiology, physical sciences, engineering, or other related field; minimum 1 year of wastewater analysis experience following PA DEP and US EPA approved methods in accredited laboratory; if not already certified, must obtain a PA DEP Wastewater System Operator Certification, Class A, subclassifications 1 (activated sludge) and 2 (fixed film treatment), within four (4) years of hire date and maintain a valid certification thereafter.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
performs laboratory analyses and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures to maintain regulatory permits, laboratory accreditation, and industrial reporting requirements; works in compliance with City, PA DEP, and US EPA requirements; works day shift, weekdays with day shift weekend and holiday rotation; and reports to the WWTP Plant Chemist and Quality Manager.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
performs physical, chemical, and bacteriological analyses on wastewater samples following standard operating procedures and state and federal regulations and requirements; maintains records of tests conducted and related QA/QC procedures; maintains inventory of laboratory chemicals, instruments, apparatus, and supplies; cleans and maintains laboratory, equipment, glassware, plastic ware, etc.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
basic knowledge of wastewater plant operations; considerable knowledge of standard methods of physical, chemical, and bacteriological analysis of wastewater for tests such as ammonia, pH, alkalinity, BOD, COD, TSS, VSS, temperature, and dissolved oxygen; ability to perform laboratory tests in accordance with laboratory standard operating procedures; skill in use and care of common laboratory instruments (such as spectrophotometers, ion selective electrodes, and dissolved oxygen electrodes); effective oral and written communication skills; ability to maintain a professional working relationship with others; possess intermediate computer skills and ability to learn laboratory data management software; thorough knowledge of laboratory safety rules; ability to climb, bend, stoop, twist, walk, and carry moderate to heavy items on an as needed basis; ability to work non-standard hours and be available through phone call or other communication 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 or 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.
 
Engineering Assistant - Stormwater Section
Department
Public Works/Engineering
Type of Position
Full-Time, Non-Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$47,624 – $66,614 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
January 18, 2021
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of a standard high school or equivalent experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; prefer college and/or advance level courses in construction, Auto CAD and Civil Engineering.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for inspecting stormwater related construction, recording job progress on assigned projects to determine payment, maintaining inspection records to assure quality and compliance to contract requirements, and providing as-built information.  Employee inspects existing stormwater facilities and assists with reporting for NPDES MS-4 permit with assistance/direction from the Stormwater Section Project Engineer and/or Section Engineer.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Assists project engineers preparing construction plans and specifications; inspects sites for runoff compliance and inspects/samples for illicit discharges to the stormwater system; inspects stormwater facilities and records findings for annual reporting; inspects stormwater construction projects; records and reports project progress to enable the calculation of progress for payments; make reports, keeps records, and prepares as-built drawings; assists project engineers preparing construction plans and specifications; advises and assists residents, contractors and others requesting stormwater permits and stormwater related services and maintains records accordingly.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of construction techniques, engineering principles, and material testing; ability to record data accurately and apply data to engineering activities; ability to prepare design and field drawings and specifications under direction; ability to read and understand contract drawings and specifications; experience in concrete, asphalt and utility construction; ability to perform work in a construction atmosphere in a safe orderly manner; ability to be trained to operate sewer meters and computer programs used to analyze sewer meter data.
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 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.
 
Rental Housing Assistant
Department
CED/Housing Inspections
Type of Position
Full-Time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$37,820.38 annual
Deadline to Apply
February 1, 2021
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university or a high school diploma and two (2) years’ experience in community development, zoning, planning, housing inspections or code enforcement or any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the required skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the job.

REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for assisting the Residential Rental Housing Specialist and Permit Coordinator in support of the Residential Rental program and the construction permit process.  This position reports to the Chief Building Inspector.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Supports the Residential Rental Specialist and Permit Coordinator in assisting property owners to navigate the process of registration/licensing, inspections and permitting; serves as case manager for registration/licensing of the regulated rental units; communicates regulations to property owners; prepares registration/licensing materials for residential rentals; ensures registration/licensing compliance; generates and distributes residential rental registrations/licenses; manages and schedules inspections for residential rental properties; generates and distributes inspection reports; develops and improves administrative procedures for the residential rental program.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of municipal codes related to permits, City Zoning codes, non-technical building codes, and other regulations and City ordinances; ability to read, interpret, apply and explain codes, regulations, policies and procedures; ability to use complex computer programs; ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with owners and managers of residential rental units; ability to communicate effectively using tact, patience, and courtesy to explain rules, codes and standards; ability to maintain records and files; excellent customer service skills and attention to details; knowledge of construction permitting, contractor licensing, city procedures, rules and ordinances; knowledge of the International Property Maintenance Codes; ability to analyze, interpret and accurately review complex proposals.
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.
Part-Time Tax Technician
Department
Administration/Tax
Type of Position
Part-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$20.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of 1 year of auditing and/or tax collection experience; minimum of 3 years of customer service experience; high school diploma or equivalent; 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. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This part-time position works in the City of Bethlehem Tax Bureau assisting in the auditing and collection of Earned Income and Business Privilege and Mercantile Taxes.  This position is 25 hours per week and reports to the Tax Auditor.
 
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Schedules and performs tax audits of individuals and businesses for Earned Income and Business Privilege and Mercantile Taxes; assists taxpayers and businesses in understanding the provisions of the various ordinances, amendments and Rules and Regulations governing local taxation within the City of Bethlehem and its contracting taxing jurisdictions; provides analytical ability to identify stakeholders not currently paying taxes that require legal action; utilizes City’s ERP system, Microsoft Office, and runs Cognos report; enters data such as name, address, income and tax information into computer databases; answers telephone questions from taxpayers and businesses; follows through on requests for information, forms and corrections to accounts; maximizes hours and professional growth in all areas of tax administration.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to perform electronic data entry accurately; knowledge of tax laws and regulations relating to Earned Income, Business Privilege, and Mercantile taxes; competent in Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); ability to create, run and analyze Cognos reports; excellent customer service skills required including ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.
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 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.
 
Manager of Commercial Operations
Department
Water & Sewer Resources/Administration
Type of Position
Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$65,152 – $91,124 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree Business Management; three (3) years’ experience in municipal government or utility setting; minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience; 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 manages the Utility Billing and Meter Shop functions and is responsible for revenue planning, analysis, consumption metering, customer service, and the water and sewer customer database.  This position reports to the Director of Water and Sewer Resources and manages union and non-union employees.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Oversees Utility Billing and Meter Shop functions; maintains business planning tools such as projections of new development and anticipated; evaluates year-to-date invoicing by user class as compared to projections; stays up to date on Pa PUC tariff requirements; conducts monthly analysis of overdue accounts; monitors changes in consumption to identify and resolve metering issues; manages and ensures accuracy of customer database and records; remains current with industry technology including enterprise system development, radio read communications system, and meter technology; ensures highest level of customer service is provided and resolves issues; performs miscellaneous invoicing for Utility Billing and Meter Shop; prepares, coordinates and assists with City’s annual; responsible for the process, training and implementation of the Emergency Notification Automatic dialing system.
 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of modern accounting and customer service practices as applied to the operation of a utility billing system; thorough knowledge of the City’s software and related programs including but not limited to Community Plus, COGNOS, MS office suite, Level One or equivalent; ability to follow complex oral and written directions, and to prepare complex fiscal reports; good knowledge of the principles underlying State and City laws and regulations pertaining to utility clerical accounting practices; ability to plan the work of, and supervise others; use initiative and resourcefulness. Excellent ability to work with others.

 

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 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.