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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.


 
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 Nurse 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.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III
Department
Water & Sewer Resources/Wastewater Treatment Plant
Type of Position
Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$26.29 per hour (if not certified); $27.44 per hour (if certified)
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
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 with possession of a CDL Class B with proper air brake endorsements is required.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
This position is an Operator III if applicant possesses PA DEP Wastewater System Operator Certification with the following sub classifications: 1 (Activated Sludge) and 2 (Fixed Film Treatment).  Applicants not in possession of PA DEP Wastewater System Operator Certification and required sub classifications shall be an Acting Operator III and required to take the PA DEP Wastewater System Operator Certification exams on an annual basis and must obtain a passing score on the Certifications Exams within a 3 year period from date of hire and must obtain a Class “A”, sub classification 1 and 2 certification within a four year period from date of hire.  Once Operator Certification is obtained it must be maintained.  Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
The primary responsibility of this position is to operate and manage the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Reports directly to Operations Supervisor.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Operate, set, adjust and inspect all treatment plant equipment to achieve prescribed standards; collect samples and perform routine analytical work; adjust chemical feed rates as necessary to maintain quality standards; maintain neat work environment, including snow plowing/shoveling, cleaning of plant and equipment, cutting grass, and painting; operates and makes minor repairs to pumps, motors, and equipment; maintains lab equipment, records, and assists laboratory personnel; prepares and maintains operating data keeping records and making reports; maintains chemical inventories; supervises and trains subordinate operations staff; troubleshoots and takes corrective action to solve treatment, mechanical, electrical, and electronic problems during off-shifts; operates Plant vehicles and equipment, hauls sludge to disposal point; and attends seminars and trainings relative to wastewater treatment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate effective orally and in written form; ability to work well with others; ability to supervise and train others; ability to work non-standard hours and in inclement weather; extensive knowledge of wastewater treatment, including chemistry, bacteriology, basic knowledge of hydraulics, mechanics, and electrical/electronics, good knowledge of math, knowledge of computers, and some plumbing knowledge required; ability to work alone and under pressure; excellent decisions making skills; ability to lift moderate to heavy items, climb, bend, stoop, and twist; ability to read and interpret blueprints; required to participate in duty rotation, which involves being available via phone 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.
 
Maintenance Worker I - Streets
Department
Public Works/Streets Bureau
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$17.45 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 High school diploma or equivalent.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.  CDL B required, CDL A preferred.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of City streets.  Also responsible for leaf collection and snow removal.
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 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.
 
Project Engineer
Department
Public Works/Engineering
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$57,663 - $81,076 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
November 2, 2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree with major work in civil engineering 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
Work of this class involves applying engineering knowledge and skills to the management, administration and design in the overall execution of assigned projects. Position works in coordination with other sections of the Bureau of Engineering, City Bureaus and Departments in the performance of its duties. Position requires the use of independent judgment in the planning of the project and making technical evaluations.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Supervises various engineering and capital projects as assigned by the Chief Engineer, including construction, inspection, preparation of estimates, calculation of assessments, and the attending public hearings relative to the projects; prepares specifications and construction plans (using Auto CAD) for various Public Works projects; answers questions and responds to complaints from the public; supervises and maintains necessary records and reports required in the performance of the duties; reviews subdivision and site development plans, provides comments, and attends Planning Commission meetings; works with engineering consultants to review and coordinate design work; performs a wide variety of other engineering functions as may be necessary.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to the development and construction of roads, utilities, wastewater treatment, and water filtration projects; ability to plan projects and prepare related designs (using Auto CAD), estimates and specifications; ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to organize technical material in good report form; must possess good engineering judgment; civil engineering field experience relative to the municipal type projects such as water, sewer, wastewater treatment, water filtration, streets, erosion control, buildings, etc.; ability to prepare permit applications for County, State, and Federal permits including NPDES, HOP, E&S, etc.
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.
Superintendent of Streets
Department
Public Works/Streets
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$70,375 - $98,503 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
November 6, 2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Extensive experience in highway construction or street maintenance, general construction and operations oversight/management, and completion of a standard high school course, preferably supplemented by some college courses in civil engineering; minimum of 5 years of management experience; 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 is an important supervisory and administrative position involving the use of mature judgment and planning ability. The employee in this class is responsible for budgeting, planning and supervision of the operation of the Bureau of Streets. The work is performed under the direction of the Public Works Director. The Superintendent of Streets supervises employees of the Bureau directly and through Foremen.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Maintains the roadway network within the City of Bethlehem; oversees and directs snow plowing and leaf collection operations; schedules manpower and equipment within the scope of the yearly budget; prepares and submits annual budget; plans, directs and coordinates repair and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, storm sewer and street appurtenances; plans the work, schedules activities and sets standards, rules and regulations for the various activities; interviews subordinates in charge of the various phases of the work, provides specific orders, discusses work progress, and ascertains the amount of materials and supplies needed; inspects jobs in process and makes recommendations for changes in practices; ensures records are properly kept and reports correctly prepared; checks for approval, or revises plans and specifications for all supplies, materials and equipment to be used in the work.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge principles and practices of street construction and maintenance; ability to develop work plans and coordinate street maintenance work; ability to prepare reports; ability to direct the work of union and non-union employees; ability to get along well with the public; and ability to lift up to 100 lbs.

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.