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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
$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 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
$21.52 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.
Lifeguard
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Season
Salary/Pay Rate
$10.00 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 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
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.
 
Engineering Design Assistant
Department
Public Works/Engineering
Type of Position
Full-Time
Salary/Pay Rate
$50,977 - $71,370 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or G.E.D. required, Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering preferred; minimum of 1 year of Auto CAD experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for applying sub-professional engineering principles to provide field and other data to create engineering drawings and specifications.  This position reports to the Section Engineer.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Reviews and administers Engineering Bureau permits using Community Plus; reviews and responds to Right to Know Requests; prepares and submits reports; computes grades and curves, area, cuts and fills, material quantities and costs; prepares designs, layouts and engineering drawings (using Auto CAD) for various public works projects; performs assigned tasks outside the office as required by the Section Engineer; advises and assists residents, contractors, etc. with City construction standards and ordinances; performs and coordinates project planning and design with other Bureaus and Departments; reviews and processes Sanitary Sewer Planning Modules and Exemptions; and utilizes and maintains sanitary sewer modeling software.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Good knowledge of engineering practices; ability to prepare drawings (using Auto CAD ) and specifications from field data and other documents; ability to carry out duties and follow relatively complex oral and written instructions to perform sub-professional engineering work; understanding of City ordinances, permit requirements, and standard details; understanding of field survey and inspection operations as well as practical knowledge of engineering principles applicable to public works functions.

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.
Maintenance Worker I - Grounds
Department
Public Works/Grounds Maintenance
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$17.80 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.
Engineering Assistant
Department
Public Works/Engineering
Type of Position
Full-time, non-union
Salary/Pay Rate
$48,576 – $67,946 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of a standard high school required, college and/or advance level courses in construction, Auto CAD and Civil Engineering preferred; minimum of one year of experience in construction, concrete, asphalt and utility construction; valid driver’s license; or equivalent experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for engineering duties including surveying, inspecting construction projects, and assisting in construction project management.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Assist in preparation of construction plans and specifications; performs sidewalk and curb inspections and associated reporting and filing; assist Chief of Survey; creates reports, keeps records, and prepares as-built drawings; inspects Public Works construction projects; inspects construction in the right of way including curb, sidewalk, driveway and sewer connections; assists in the administration of Engineering Bureau permits using Community Plus; collects sewer meter data, utilizing special computer hardware and software.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

General knowledge of construction techniques, engineering principles, and material testing; ability to record data accurately and apply data to engineering activities; ability to prepare design and field drawings and specifications under direction; ability to read and understand contract drawings and specifications; experience in concrete, asphalt and utility construction; ability to perform work in a construction atmosphere in a safe orderly manner.

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.
 
Maintenance Supervisor - Wastewater Treatment Plant
Department
Water & Sewer Resources/Wastewater Treatment Plant
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$58,816 – $82,697 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or G.E.D; minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of heavy mechanical and electrical equipment used in a wastewater treatment plant; minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skill and ability. 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for managing the physical maintenance, (mechanical, electrical, buildings, and grounds), technical functions (electronics, computer, SCADA, PM, CMMS), and supervising the maintenance staff of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Work is performed under the general guidance of the Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Plans, schedules, and supervises the mechanical, electrical, and technical maintenance work of the plant to make effective use of employees, equipment and materials, within an approved budget and quality standards; maintains records and prepares reports; reviews the operating needs of the plant and develops maintenance procedures and programs; makes personal observations to analyze plant and equipment conditions and recommends corrective measures when needed; assigns employees to jobs, instructs them in proper and safe performance of work, and familiarizes them with rules and regulations and enforces same; directs training of maintenance personnel on equipment and procedures; prepares parts list and orders recommended spare parts to minimize downtime for all plant maintenance and housekeeping; assists in the preparation of reports and budget, reviews maintenance records and data, and develops recommendations.
 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of the physical and technical maintenance requirements of wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater treatment mechanical systems, computer and SCADA systems; knowledge of current wastewater treatment plant principles, operating, and maintenance practices; ability to effectively plan and supervise the work of union employees; ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form; ability to develop and keep maintenance records, reports and communications; strong leadership skills; considerable experience in the maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; knowledge of Predictive/Preventative Maintenance Programs, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and SCADA Control Systems.

 

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 Laborer - Streets
Department
PW/Streets
Type of Position
Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$11.00 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.
Project Engineer - Stormwater
Department
PW/Stormwater
Type of Position
Full-time, non-union
Salary/Pay Rate
$58,816 – $82,698 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree with major work in civil engineering with advanced level courses in stormwater, hydraulics, and hydrology; Civil engineering experience with municipal stormwater projects; 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. This position works in coordination with the Bureau of Engineering, and other Bureaus and Departments in the performance of its duties, including, design of stormwater facilities, reporting for NPDES MS-4 permit, and administration of the Stormwater Collection and Management Program. Position requires the use of independent judgment in the planning of projects and making technical evaluations.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Supervises various engineering and capital projects assigned by the Chief Engineer, including: construction, inspection, preparation of estimates and calculations of assessments; responsible for administration of the City Stormwater Collection and Management Program; prepares stormwater permits for the City including MS-4, PRP, and NPDES; prepares specifications and construction plans (using Auto CAD) for various Public Works projects including stormwater and works with engineering consultants to review and coordinate design work; answers questions and responds to complaints from the public, contractors and others requesting stormwater permits and stormwater related services and maintains records accordingly; reviews subdivision and site development plans, provides comments, and attends Planning Commission meetings.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Good knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to development and construction with an emphasis on stormwater 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; ability to prepare permit applications for County, State, and Federal permits including NPDES, MS-4, 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.
 
Part-Time Office Assistant
Department
CED/Recycling
Type of Position
Part-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$9.50 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of 1 year of customer service or clerical experience; high school diploma or equivalent; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This positions provides clerical support for the Bethlehem Recycling Bureau including: answering phone calls, data entry, and calendar management.  This position is 29 hours per week and works Monday through Friday in the Recycling Office, located in City Hall.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Responds to customer concerns including missed pick-ups and requests for shredding appointments; assists in teh enforcement of curbside recycling practices including processing violations; participates and assists with educational recycling programs at local school, business, and community organizations; inputs data and manages bureau database and reports; and maintains office supplies.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of Bethlehem Recycling Ordinance; proficiency in using 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 or 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.