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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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Pool Cashier
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Part-Time, Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$8.75 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 16 years of age.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (including Child Abuse, FBI, and PA State Police backgrounds). Possession of a valid driver’s license is preferred.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position works at one of the City’s five pools and is responsible for collecting fees from patrons.  This position is seasonal running from May to September.  Shifts are daily, 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Collects daily fees from patrons via cash, credit card and season passes; keeps record of attendance; secures and records daily deposit at the end of each shift.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely; previous money handling or cashier experience preferred; must be able to keep accurate attendance and revenue records.
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.
 
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.
 
Project Manager - 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.
 
Director of Planning and Zoning
Department
Community & Economic Development
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$95,000 - $103,000 annually based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
A 4-year degree in Urban and Regional Planning, architecture, environmental studies or closely related field is required.  A Master’s Degree is preferred, but not required.  Certification with the American Institute of Certified Planners is preferred.  Four years of municipal government planning and zoning experience is required.  Two years prior supervisory experience required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This full-time appointed position has the basic responsibility of managing the Planning and Zoning bureau and leads and administers all aspects of city planning and zoning programs and policies and reports directly to the Director of Community and Economic Development. 
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
The Director supervises the administration of the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and historic review boards; oversees and takes the lead in conducting basic studies, developing planning concepts, preparing and implementing plans; overseeing review of land developments, subdivisions and all other project or programs that require review and/or recommendation of the Planning Commission; and applying for grants related to planning and community development as applicable. 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of the physical, social, and economic implications of local planning activities and land development, and the ability to integrate diverse planning projects with the over-all objectives of a thriving City; thorough understanding of land-use concepts; the ability to direct the preparation of comprehensive and neighborhood plans; and the ability to speak effectively to make presentations at public meetings.
 
 
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.
 
Grants Specialist
Department
Community & Economic Development
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$46,289 - $64,687 annually based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university preferred, high school diploma required; three (3) years’ experience in grants administration; 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 assists in the administration of all aspects of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) programs.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Coordinates programmatic activities and training opportunities with program sub-recipients; provides technical assistance to sub-recipients to ensure programmatic and regulatory compliance; ensures contract compliance and required on-site monitoring of HOME and CDBG projects; assists in the preparation of City’s applications, program statements for federal, state and local grants/loans, ongoing compliance and support as needed and requested; assists with preparation and updates of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budgets in accordance with federal regulations and utilize the IDIS system for reporting as required; becomes an expert using Neighborly Software system for CDBG, HOME and other loan/grant programs that organize activity applications, sub-recipient monitoring and request for payments.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of federal funding regulations, specifically CDBG and HOME programs; understanding or willingness to learn HUD compliance requirements; ability to express ideas, concepts and technical information clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally; good judgment and skill in dealing with public agencies, sub-recipients, private groups and the general public; and good organizational skills.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov of City of Bethlehem, Human Resources, 10 E. Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Housing Construction Project Specialist
Department
Community & Economic Development/Health Bureau
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$26.14 – $36.60 per hour based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school diploma required; minimum of 3 years of construction/construction management experience required; must possess Lead Risk Assessor and Lead Supervisor licenses or be able to obtain licenses within 6 months of date of hire; valid Pennsylvania driver’s license required; ability to speak Spanish preferred.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test; required to work evening and weekend events.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position performs lead-based paint risk assessments, inspections and specification writing on dwelling units for enrollment Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead and/or Healthy Homes program; ensures compliance with locally adopted minimum housing standards and related codes, and provides the technical expertise needed to develop, implement and monitor the physical aspects of abatement and remediation projects; and assists with all requirements of HUD grants.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Conducts Lead Risk Assessments and Inspections as per HUD grant requirements; inspects dwelling units to identify housing deficiencies and encourage homeowner participation in the City’s Housing Rehabilitation and Lead and Healthy Homes Programs; works in conjunction with the other program staff in developing individual Lead and Healthy Homes cases; prepares housing deficiency lists and informs prospective program participants of inspection/risk assessment findings and conditions; develops abatement/remediation specifications and cost estimates; ensures abatement/remediation work conforms with applicable historic and environmental standards; educates homeowners on home improvement options with respect to varying costs, durability of materials, maintenance features, insulation values and possible incipient problems; meets with contractors to discuss contract bidding, specification documents and various problems with methods and scheduling rehab casework; inspects and reviews construction in progress and conducts final inspection to certify that all work has been completed as specified; interprets code requirements and recommends compliance procedures to contractors, builders and owners; maintains inspection records; and advises builder and the public concerning building regulations.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good knowledge of building trade; thorough understanding of minimum housing standards, methods of housing renovation, and building construction materials and practices; excellent writing skills and knowledge of specification writing and material selection; ability to efficiently and accurately prepare all technically related program paper work and to meet all necessary deadlines; ability to exercise good judgment and tact in dealing with program participants, building materials suppliers and contractors; ability to exercise good tact and secure the cooperation of homeowners and the general public;  must be willing to travel locally to clients’ residences in all types of weather conditions; must be willing to accept exposure to reasonable hazards present in clients home during inspection and construction; proficiency with varied computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability to learn other software as required; ability to gain a thorough understanding of municipal building and zoning ordinances;  and ability to read and interpret plans, specifications and blueprints accurately, and be able to compare them with construction in process.
 
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.