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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.
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.

 
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.
 
Director of Budget and Finance
Department
Administration
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$86,000 - $100,000 annually based on education and experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, business administration, economics or related field and at least five years’ experience in accounting, business planning or operations, or financial analysis is required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for preparation and oversight of the City’s annual operating and capital budgets, long-term financial plans, and compliance reporting.  Shares accountability for the financial and operational success and sustainability of the City.  Fosters cooperative working relationships between the Administration and City Council/City Departments/Labor Unions.  Reports to the Business Administrator.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Performs long-term financial planning through the maintenance of a five-year plan; provides input to overall strategic plan of the City; manages the annual budget process; exercises independent action and judgment in the maintenance of efficient operations and in the review of budget estimates; analyzes revenues and expenditures to track performance to budget and identify areas of opportunity; designs and generates financial statements and City’s chart of accounts; optimizes healthcare and fringe benefit plans; maintains a close professional liaison with third party professionals such as labor attorneys, financial ad visors, benefits brokers, insurance providers, rating agencies, and other third party service providers to the City; participates in union contract negotiations; oversees Tax and Financial Services Bureaus; participates in annual update to the City’s capital plan; oversees annual financial statement audit process; coordinates with Director of Financial Services in the investment of City funds and cash-flow requirements; completes required Federal and State financial reports; prepares agenda and necessary documents for Finance Committee meetings; reviews City contracts for proper account certifications and fund availability.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of governmental accounting, budgeting, and public administration. Ability to create and manage municipal budgets.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, as well as budget creation and analysis software.  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads and employees. Ability to gather all pertinent facts and make thorough analysts, and arrive at sound conclusions. Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports that involve fiscal statements. Initiative and creativity in dealing with operational issues. 
 
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.
 
Engineering Assistant
Department
PW/Engineering
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$50,519 - $70,663 based on education and 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 and pre-employment physical.
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
Assists 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.