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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
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 Recycling Attendant
Department
CED – Recycling Bureau
Type of Position
Part-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$12.00 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 part-time, union position works no more than 29 hours per week at the City of Bethlehem's Theis/Cornfeld Recycling Center and the Bethlehem Yard Waste Facility and is responsible for assisting visitors with the handling of yard waste, compost, and other recyclable materials.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
  • Reviews driver's licenses and compost cards of visitors to confirm residency and accuracy; reports financial transactions and submits money to Recycling office; opens and secures the facility as scheduled; ensures proper placement of recyclable materials by assisting visitors and monitoring containers; maintains a safe and clean facility; completes required paperwork including payroll forms; assists in the distribution of recycling containers, lids, and bags; informs visitors of items that are accepted at Recycling facilities; safely operates Styrofoam machine, weed-wacker, compactor, shredder, baler, and other equipment.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good customer service skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; ability to work well with others; ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions (snow, rain, heat & cold); ability to lift or handle boxes/bags/materials of up to 50 pounds; ability to stand, walk, and bend for long periods of time; ability to safely operate Styrofoam machine, weed-wacker; compactor, baler, shredder, and other machinery as required; must be able to assist in snow removal activities when necessary; weekend work is required.
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
$22.39 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.
Police Officer
Department
Police Department
Type of Position
Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
2022 Annual Salary: $61,481.67
Deadline to Apply
June 3, 2022, 3:00 p.m.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
To apply, you must:
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  • - Be a citizen of the U.S. and resident of the U.S. for at least 5 years;
  • - Be at least 21 years of age on June 3, 2022; and
  • - Possess an Associate's Degree or a minimum of 60 credits from not more than 2 accredited colleges/universities (this requirement may be waived if you possess Act 120 Certification and 4,000 hours of service as a municipal police officer, or have at least two years active military service and an honorable discharge from such service); and
  • - Possess a valid driver's license.
REQUIREMENTS
Must successfully complete all elements of application process, including:
- Online application
- Written exam
- Physical fitness test
- Background investigation
- Administrative interview
- Certification by Civil Service Board
- Polygraph exam
- Psychological exam
- Medical exam
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Police Officers for the City of Bethlehem Police Department are responsible for safeguarding the lives and property of those who live, work, and play in the City of Bethlehem. 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
N/A
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
N/A
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, complete an online application and submit the following documentation by 3:00 PM, June 3, 2022:
  1. Completed and signed Application;
  2. Copy of high school diploma;
  3. Copy of degree and unofficial transcript and/or copy of Act 120 Certificate;
  4. Copy of birth certificate;
  5. Copy of valid driver's license;
  6. Copy of social security card;
  7. Notarized Civil Service Voucher;
  8. $50 non-refundable application fee;
  9. DD-214, Member 4 Form if you are a veteran claiming Veteran's Preference.

​Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail after the application deadline and required to undergo a written examination on July 9, 2022.  Applicants who pass the written examination will be required to undergo a physical fitness examination on July 30, 2022.

Any questions regarding the application process may be directed to the City of Bethlehem Human Resources Bureau at 610-865-7015.  Printable application packets are available upon request by emailing jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov.
Lifeguard
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Season
Salary/Pay Rate
$12.00 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 (or be able to obtain) current American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR 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.
 
Part-Time Recycling Enforcement Technician
Department
CED - Recycling
Type of Position
Part-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$12.00 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.
 
Part-Time Custodian
Department
Public Works/Building Maintenance
Type of Position
Part-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$12.00 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
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 I - Streets
Department
Public Works/Streets Bureau
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$17.80 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.
 
Maintenance Worker I - Grounds
Department
Public Works/Grounds Maintenance
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$18.52 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Construction or maintenance experience at level of Laborer or above and education equivalent  to completion of 12th school grade or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides required knowledge’s and abilities. Valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License 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 Driver’s License preferred, Class B required. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for the landscape maintenance of City owned properties and facilities.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Performs landscape maintenance including grass cutting and trimming, pruning and trimming of trees and hedges; assists with collection of leaves; assists with snow removal.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to operate mower and power tools; landscape maintenance experience; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness; ability to climb ladders, bend, stoop, climb, twist, walk, stand for long periods of time and work in inclement weather. 
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume or 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.
Seasonal Laborer - Streets
Department
PW/Streets
Type of Position
Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$15.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver's license.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This seasonal position in the City's Streets Bureau works from May through August assisting the Bureau with general labor tasks.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
  • Assists in the patching of City streets by shoveling, spreading and raking gravel or asphalt.
  • Assists in clean up of City streets by removing debris.
  • Assists with painting duties.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in direct sunlight and in hot temperatures for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to understand and follow simple oral instructions.
  • Some construction or maintenance experience preferred.
HOW TO APPLY
Anyone interested in applying should submit an application 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.
Maintenance Worker III
Department
WSR/Wastewater Treatment Plant
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$24.13 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Considerable Water and Sewer Resources operation or maintenance experience and High School diploma or GED. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities can be substituted for the utility experience. Valid driver’s license with possession of a CDL Class B with airbrakes endorsement is required. 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.  Employees will be required to participate in duty rotation which involves being available through phone call or other method to respond to emergency after hours calls.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for maintaining equipment and facilities at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Responsibilities include plant sampler maintenance and record keeping of plant safety equipment.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a Maintenance Supervisor or Utility Maintenance Mechanic. 
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Responsible for inspection and record keeping of plant safety equipment; performs and assists in the installation, repair, operation and maintenance of  buildings, grounds, plant machinery and all related equipment; operates specialty maintenance/heavy equipment (track loader, dump truck, forklift, high reach, dozer, cabling/flushing vehicles, etc.); repairs/maintains mechanical and pumping equipment; performs maintenance tasks on buildings and grounds, painting, carpentry, plumbing, and other skilled labor work as required; requests supplies and materials; maintains accurate records and creates reports.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good ability to operate skid steer loaders, sewer cable/flusher vehicles, hand tools, small power tools/pumps and related equipment; ability to understand and follow complex oral and written directions; ability to climb ladders, safely enter and perform tasks in underground structures, bend, stoop, twist, stand for long periods, lift moderate to heavy items, work non-standard hours and work in inclement weather; ability to follow Lock-Out Tag-Out procedure and supervise the safety of others in confined space; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness; good knowledge of environmental rules/laws, safety regulations and utility industry construction techniques; ability to read blueprints; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships others; skill in the use and care of bench and hand tools, welders, fabrication, rigging, machinery and equipment of  electrical, electronic and mechanical trades; good judgment, dependable.
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 Auto Detailer
Department
PW/Mechanical Maintenance
Type of Position
Part-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$10.10 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least of 18 years of age with a valid driver's license.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment medical exam.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
  • This part-time position works 20 hours/week (between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday) for the City's Mechanical Bureau detailing City vehicles after they have been serviced.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
  • Thoroughly cleans interior and exterior of vehicles including - vacuuming interior; shampooing carpets and upholstery; polishing dashboard, steering wheel and interior trims and moldings; cleaning glass and mirrors; steaming engine; and washing, waxing, and buffing exterior.
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  • Repairs minor scratches and paint chips.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • - Must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license.
  • - Must be detail oriented.
  • - Ability to manage time efficiently and multi-task.
  • - Ability to follow complex instructions.
  • - Must be able to work with strong detergents and chemicals.
  • - Auto detailing experience.
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.
 
Assistant Superintendent - Wastewater Treatment Plant
Department
WSR/WWTP
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$61,169 – $86,005 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in the natural or physical sciences, or engineering; five (5) years’ experience in municipal government or utility setting; Project Management certification preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.Possess a PA DEP Wastewater Class A – Subclass 1 Activated Sludge, Subclass 2 Fixed Film Treatment Operator Certification upon hire or obtain certification within four years from date of hire.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This is a direct report to the Superintendent of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and assists in carrying out administrative, managerial, and technical work for the WWTP focusing on project management of assigned tasks and activities including: planning, directing, and coordinating project activities and exercising judgment and considerable independence and versatility in carrying out assigned projects and assignments.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Responsible for coordinating and managing assigned projects and providing critical services to the wastewater treatment plant.  Projects may involve operation and maintenance activities, capital improvements, regulatory reporting tasks, data collection and analysis, technical writing and presentations. Areas of concentration include wastewater treatment plant activities, process and facility improvements, computerization efforts, and regulatory reporting. 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of wastewater treatment plant and sanitary sewer system 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 a plus; working knowledge of wastewater regulatory reporting requirements to PA DEP 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; considerable independence, initiative, and judgment is required in carrying out projects and assignments within time constraints. 
 
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.
 
Urban Forestry Intern
Department
PW/Streets/Urban Forestry
Type of Position
Full-time, seasonal internship
Salary/Pay Rate
$11.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
April 22, 2022
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 18 years of age, possess high school diploma, and be currently enrolled in a BS or Master’s degree program with major in in urban forestry, ecology, horticulture, arboriculture, landscape design, or a related field.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (including Child Abuse, FBI, and PA State Police backgrounds) and possess valid driver’s license.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position participates in fieldwork activities including tree identification, tree inventory, and visual assessment of trees in urban and natural settings.  Intern will learn about tree and other natural resource management and proper safety practices.  Start date is June 1, 2022 and runs for a ten week period.  Hours of work are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Conducts record keeping; tree inspections; data entry and clerical work including sending and tracking notifications; researches land records; issues permits; monitors licensing requirements; and other general office duties.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Landscape design, ecology, or woody plant experience preferred but not required; strong written and verbal communication skills are essential; computer experience including working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required; self-motivation and ability to work independently required.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter indicating how this internship can help attain academic goals 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 Laborer - Hydrant Painter
Department
WSR/Utility Maintenance
Type of Position
Full-time, seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$15.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Driver's license.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (Child Abuse, PA State Police, and FBI backgrounds).
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This seasonal position is responsible for painting the City's fire hydrants during the summer months.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Scraping (removing rust and old paint), painting, and re-numbering City fire hydrants.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • - Must be able to operate a pickup truck safely.
  • - Must be able to work safely in areas with a high volume of traffic.
  • - Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
  • - Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 40 lbs.
  • - Must be able to work outdoors in direct sunlight and hot temperatures for an      extended period of time.
  • - Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, and stand for extended periods of time.
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.

 
Community Health Nurse
Department
CED/Health
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$29.99 - $34.36 per hour based on experience and education
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate of a state approved diploma program in nursing, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an NLN accredited program preferred. Pennsylvania State Registered Nurse License, valid driver’s license, and 2-3 years of community health and/or appropriate nursing experience required.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.
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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Provides comprehensive professional, public health nursing services for individuals and families in clinical and home settings through assessment, implementation, management and evaluation; develops, implements, and evaluates public health community prevention interventions; 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; prepares necessary correspondence and statistical reports; understands public health policies related to personal health programs; assists with orientation and supervision of new staff and student nurses; participates in regular preparedness drills and trainings; and participates in continuous improvement events as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Proficiency in technology including: electronic health records, Microsoft Office, public health surveillance and database programs; current certification in CPR; 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; 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 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; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Service Center Specialist
Department
Police/Bethlehem Service Center
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$38,452 annual
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or G.E.D.; and minimum of 1 year experience working in a call center managing multiple phone lines required.  Must be able to work day, middle, and night shift.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for answering phone calls to the Bethlehem Service Center and providing callers with the highest quality of service by ensuring efficient screening and processing of non-emergency calls for service.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Answers non-emergency and administrative calls for service, obtains pertinent information from the caller and responds to requests for information or makes referrals to appropriate department. Monitors City camera system.  Enters data in computer system and maintains logs and records of calls, activities, and other information. Performs PA One Call duties including, notifying utility companies via PA One Call System when the City will perform excavations; monitors PA Once Call process, monitors Tickets received, and responds to/closes out Tickets received via PA One Call System.  Operates Statewide National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) and the Commonwealth Law Enforcement Assistance Network (CLEAN) system to gather information for non-emergency police operations.  May be required to provide on-the-job training for new hires.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate and remain calm under all conditions; experience multi-tasking and managing multiple phone lines as an operator or customer service representative; strong communication skills including ability to speak clearly and articulately, ability to actively listen to callers to determine their needs and gather pertinent information, ability to read and understand directives and policies, and ability to communicate information legibly and accurately; good judgment and ability to effectively prioritize situations and information and make appropriate decisions based on information received;  must work well with others; must be able to work all shifts of a 24-hour period and be available for emergency overtime; must possess or be able to acquire a working knowledge of public safety communication equipment, practices and procedures, including but not limited to:  computer aided dispatch (CAD) system; telephone and radio consoles, TDD, and data entry equipment; ANI/ALI displays/information; functions and operations of manual call recording and dispatch system; basic telephone and radio procedure for handling incoming call and dispatching response units; basic law enforcement terminology and codes; basic fire complaint/dispatching terminology; proper responding agencies for various call types; proper use of state and NCIC computer systems and functions; familiarity with streets and locations in the City; data entry and computer experience is required;  knowledge of PA One Call process preferred.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send an application or 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 and Zoning Assistant
Department
CED/Code Enforcement
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$41,360 - $52,863 based on education and experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
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 medical exam.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for assisting the City of Bethlehem's Housing Inspection, Code Enforcement, and Planning and Zoning Bureaus with the Residential Rental program and construction permit process. This position reports to the Chief Building Inspector.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Supports the Housing Inspections, Code Enforcement, and Planning and Zoning Bureaus 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; reviews permits for accuracy and completeness; and assists in the preparation of Zoning Certification Letters.
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 an application, 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.