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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

Based on Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order issued for Northampton and Lehigh Counties, Bethlehem City Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 pm today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice.
 
City Hall will remain operational but closed to the public. City employees will be available to assist residents via phone, email and website.

Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown, are requested to call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000. Do not call 911 for this issue.

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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.
 
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.
 
Urban Forestry Intern
Department
Public Works/Streets/Urban Forestry
Type of Position
Full-time, seasonal internship
Salary/Pay Rate
$11.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
April 17, 2020
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 May 26, 2020 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.