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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
$20.49 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from high school; considerable experience in water and sewer utility maintenance field. Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brake endorsement required.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. Must be able to work overtime or on call as needed and possess a valid driver’s license. Class A Commercial Drive
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position operates motorized equipment and performs semi-skilled manual tasks in the maintenance of water and sewer lines and supporting facilities.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks to construct, maintain and operate water and sewer lines, reservoirs, pump stations and all other related facilities. Utilizes all types of water and sewer maintenance filed equipment to perform tasks (includes various motor vehicles such as trucks, sewer rodding machine, flusher, and similar maintenance or construction equipment). Repairs/maintains mechanical and pumping equipment. Repairs pavements, manholes, culverts, and all other concrete/brick structures.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to operate a laptop/desktop computer; ability to analyze water samples in the field utilizing a hand-held chlorine analyzer; ability to operate leak detection equipment; demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness; ability to climb ladders, safely enter underground structures, bend, stoop, climb, twist, walk, stand for long periods of time and work in inclement weather.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send an application to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Seasonal Golf Course Groundskeeper
Department
Golf Course
Type of Position
Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$13.96 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or equivalent; must be at least 16 years of age with a valid driver’s license; minimum of 1 year landscaping experience preferred.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position assists Golf Course employees with maintenance of the Course including mowing and landscaping between the months of March through November.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Mows greens, tees, fairways, and rough; operates small equipment including string trimmers, hedge trimmers, and rake.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

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

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume or application to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov or mail to City of Bethlehem, Human Resources Bureau, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Water Filtration Plant Operator
Department
WSR/Filtration
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$26.29/hour (if not certified); $27.44/hour (if certified)
Deadline to Apply
March 18, 2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be a high school graduate or possess equivalency certificate.  Technical school training past high school in water chemistry, bacteriology, hydraulics, mechanics, electrical/electronics, treatment plant protocol is expected.  Must have at least six (6) months hands on experience in wet chemistry laboratory analyses, extensive mechanical, plumbing, and electrical/electronics maintenance ability and some water distribution experience.  Valid driver’s license is required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
This position is an Acting Operator III (JC13)(PA DEP Water System Operator Non- Certified) or an Operator III (JC14)(PA DEP Water System Operator Certified).  A Non-certified Acting Operator III must take the PA DEP Water System Operator certification exams on an annual basis and must obtain a passing score on the following detailed certification exams within a three (3) year period: Class WAE, Water Sub Classifications 2 (Direct Filtration), 7 (Corrosion Control and Sequestering), 8 (Chemical Addition), 10 (Aeration and Activated Carbon Adsorption), 11 (Gaseous Chlorine Disinfection) certification within a four (4) year period.  A certified incumbent Operator III without the E license must also take the PA DEP Water System Operator Class E Distribution and consecutive water systems without treatment Certification Examination on an annual basis, must obtain a passing score within a two (2) year period, and must obtain the above detailed certification within the same concurrent two (2) year period.  Once water operator certification is obtained it must be maintained according to the rules and regulations established by the State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators and the PA Department of Environmental Protection.  A certified incumbent must obtain certification within one (1) year for the Water Sub Classifications of any additional treatment added at the Water Filtration Plant.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
The position is in responsible charge for the maintenance and operation of a large, technically sophisticated water treatment plant, including making adjustments to flows and chemical settings in order to meet the prescribed needs of the system, training entry-level (Non-Certified) plant personnel as required, performing laboratory analyses, mechanical/plumbing/electrical maintenance repair activities, grounds maintenance and janitorial duties as required.  Works under the general supervision of the Operations Supervisor for operational matters and the Maintenance Supervisor for maintenance matters.  The incumbent is also responsible for the operation of the Water Distribution SCADA System, taking necessary corrective action, making investigations of the Water Distribution SCADA System data/information, operating pumps and valves to maintain tank/reservoir water levels and recording data/information on paper and in electronic format.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Operates and maintains plant equipment; adjusts chemical feed and water flow rates to maintain water quality and quantity; backwashes filters; fills chemical tanks maintains chemical inventory; prepares and maintains operating data; performs routine laboratory wet chemistry analytical work and sample collection; maintains and calibrates lab equipment and records; cleans flocculators and chemical feeders and adjusts flocculator chains; changes oil in various pumps; rebuild pumps and change out motors; run backup equipment (air compressor, generator, transfer switches); checks ventilation system and safety equipment; performs lawn care and grounds keeping; maintains plant structures and performs necessary janitorial duties; performs mechanical, plumbing, and electrical maintenance repair activities; conducts training of plant personnel as required; operates and monitors the Water Distribution System SCADA System including pressures, flows, pump operation, tank levels and alarms; reports any malfunctions or abnormal readings in the Water Distribution SCADA Systems.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

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

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
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.
 
Electrical Inspector
Department
CED/Code Enforcement
Type of Position
Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$55,135 - $77,201 per year based on experience
Deadline to Apply
3/18/2020
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from high school, three years’ experience in building construction and inspection work; 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.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.  Current certification through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in electrical for residential, commercial, electrical plan review, and commercial building.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Reviews a variety of electrical inspections (commercial and residential) to ensure compliance with City and National Electrical Code Standards.  This position works independently and reports to the Chief Building Inspector.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Inspects new and existing wiring and electrical installations in residence, business, public, and other buildings for conformance with safety standards, laws, ordinances, safety and zoning codes; plan specifications; and Uniform Construction Code.  Interprets code requirements and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, builders, and owners.  Issues notices for corrections. Performs inspections for certificates of use and occupancy for new construction and additions.  Maintains inspection records.  Investigates complaints received from the public.  Issues citations and appears in court for hearings.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of City Ordinances relating to electrical appliance and installations and of National Electrical Code standards.  Must be well versed in Uniform Construction Code (UCC), state laws, and process for issuance of UCC permits and Certificates of Occupancy.  Through knowledge of the methods and practices involved in constructing, installing, maintaining and operating a variety of electrical installations, equipment and appliances.  Ability to understand and work from construction and wiring plans, blueprints, drawings and diagrams.  Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to build good working relationships with residents, vendors, contractors, government officials, and employees. 
 
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 by May 1, 2019.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.