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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, and businesses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

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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.
Maintenance Worker II
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.
Project Manager
Department
Water & Sewer Resources
Type of Position
Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$57,663 - $81,076 annually based on experience
Deadline to Apply
August 21, 2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree in natural or physical sciences, or engineering; 5 years experience in municipal government or utility setting.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Administrative, managerial, and technical work with a focus on project management.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Responsible for coordinating and managing assigned projects and providing critical services to the water department.Projects may involve operation and maintenance activities, capital improvement, regulatory reporting, data collection, technical writing and presentations.Areas of concertation include water treatment plant activities, watershed and supply concerns, facility improvements, computerization efforts, and regulatory reporting.
 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of water utility operations and maintenance; considerable project management experience; knowledge of Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office products, Geographical Information Systems Knowledge of asset management and CMMS programs preferred; working knowledge of drinking water regulatory reporting requirements to PA DEP, PA PUC and DRBC; general knowledge of SCADA system technologies; ability to write clearly and to communicate effectively both orally and in the written form; ability to plan, organize, direct and coordinate assigned projects; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
 
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.
 
Housing and Community Development Administrator
Department
Community & Economic Development (CED)
Type of Position
Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$60,736 - $85,079 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
August 28, 2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in political science, 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; professional experience in the areas of planning, housing and community development.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Community Health Practitioner
Department
Community & Economic Development/Health Bureau
Type of Position
Part-Time, Contract (22.5 hours per week)
Salary/Pay Rate
$31.36 - $35.48 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in nursing; completion of a state acceptable Nurse Practitioner's program; a minimum of one year’s experience in related field is desirable. National certification in specialty is preferred.  Pennsylvania State Registered Nurse License and if applicable State of Pennsylvania Nurse Practitioner certification with prescriptive privileges; proficiency in technology including: electronic health records, Microsoft Office, public health surveillance and database programs.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and current certification in CPR.  May be required to work evening and weekend events and clinics.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This is a professional nursing position which assures holistic care in the area of maternal and child health, sexually transmitted disease, family planning, immunizations, tuberculosis and related communicable disease programs.  Work is performed independently under the direction of the nursing director and health director.  Responsible for providing guidance to Health Bureau staff in clinical settings.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Provides comprehensive professional, public health nursing services through assessment, implementation, management and evaluation for individuals and their families in both the clinical and home setting; develops, implements, and evaluates public health prevention interventions in the community; coordinates the referral of patients to appropriate community agencies to ensure continuity and comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention; participates in health bureau and Pennsylvania Department of Health trainings and conferences related to personal health; prepares necessary correspondence and statistical reports as required; assists with orientation and supervision of new staff and student nurses; participates in regular preparedness drills and trainings; diagnoses, treats and plans appropriate health care for clients in the area of women's health care, family planning care and sexually transmitted diseases as appropriate for specialty; performs comprehensive physical assessment (including biological, social and psychological needs) as part of a women’s health/STD examination; and interprets lab test results and prescribes medications within area of specialty.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principals and practices of public health nursing; knowledge of interactions and effects of physical, social, and emotional illness in individuals and families; and knowledge of local, state, and national health and welfare resources and their applications at the local level. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, co-workers, subordinates and personnel of other agencies. Ability to oversee clinic operations and to prioritize office procedures. Interviewing and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to oversee and implement needs of clients exhibiting transient, evasive or non-compliant behavior in a confidential clinic setting. Ability to work independently and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Provide cultural competent care, deal tactfully and patiently with clients; perform and document related physical examination; obtain vaginal, cervical, urethral, oral and rectal cultures, papanicolaou smears, and other laboratory specimens as appropriate. Skill in diagnostic procedures for diseases and the drug therapy needed for treatment of these medical conditions. Must be proficient in the use of medical and laboratory equipment.
 
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.
Part-Time Custodian
Department
Public Works/Building Maintenance
Type of Position
Part-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$10.10 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent.  Minimum of 1 year of commercial building cleaning experience required.  Must be available to work between 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for performing routine custodial maintenance duties throughout City Hall.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Routine custodial maintenance tasks including dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and cleaning restrooms.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to perform manual work requiring efficient performance of cleaning tasks of a recurring nature; ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions; ability to operate vacuums and other related equipment; ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies; some knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment is preferred.  Must be able to work weekdays between hours of 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. with a maximum of 29 hours per week.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit application or resume to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov.
Part-Time Office Attendant
Department
CED/Recycling Bureau
Type of Position
Part-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$9.50 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent; minimum of 1 year of customer service experience.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment medical exam.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position provides clerical support for the City's Recycling Bureau, which includes the Yardwaste and Recycling facilities.  This position is 29 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Receives phone calls and answers customer questions, responds to customer issues including missed recycling pick-ups, and sets appointments for document shredding at Recycling Center; assists in enforcement of curbside recycling program; participates in and assists with educational recycling programs at local schools, businesses, and community events; manages bureau database and performs data-entry tasks.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of City of Bethlehem Recycling Ordinance; excellent customer service skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Office, Word, and PowerPoint; good verbal and written communication skills; bilingual in English and Spanish 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 or mail to 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.
COVID-19 School Coordinator
Department
CED/Health Bureau
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$30.00 - $35.00 per hour based on experience
Deadline to Apply
August 21, 2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in nursing or other public health related filed, Master’s degree preferred. 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.  May be required to work evening and weekend events.  Must have the ability to work from home, at the Bethlehem Health Bureau, and at the Bethlehem Area School District as needed.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
The Bethlehem Health Bureau is seeking a COVID-19 School Coordinator to assist the Bethlehem Area School District with the implementation of the District’s COVID health and safety plan as well as provide support with the development of additional prevention and mitigation strategies. This position is a 12 month contract position.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Keeps current with all guidance from the CDC, PA Department of Health and Bethlehem Health Bureau; reviews and revises procedures, policies, and protocols related to COVID-19; assists with implementation of the District’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan; serves as a point person for COVID-related questions from parents/guardians and staff; develops communication materials; identifies PPE and resources needed and assists in procurement; assists with development of training for staff and students; conducts contact tracing for confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 for student or staff member; manages return to school process for individuals under isolation and quarantine; ensures compliance with District’s Health and Safety Plan; provides support services to school nurses; participates in Surveillance & Investigation Program meetings and trainings; and systematically collects, records information in database; provides weekly data to the pandemic team and superintendent.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Understanding of, and ability to explain medical terms associated with COVID-19 and principles of exposure, infection, infectious period, potentially infectious interactions, symptoms of disease, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic infection, types of tests used to diagnose infection, and available prevention and control interventions; understanding of HIPAA; understanding of when to refer individuals or situations to medical, social, or supervisory resources; critical thinking skills, sound judgment, attention to detail; basic communication skills including active listening, empathy, cultural humility, and compassion; ability to refer patients and contacts for further care; proficiency in basic computing and ability to access and navigate various databases and software programs; and excellent organizational 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.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.