Administration

Job Opportunities

The City of Bethlehem is accepting applications to be considered for the position of Part-Time Executive Assistant to the Mayor. Applicants must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Position is 25 hours/week and salary is $30,000/year. Job description is listed below. Send resume to City of Bethlehem, Department of Human Resources, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Resumes are due by January 20, 2018. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Summary: The Executive Assistant to the Mayor assists the Mayor in performing a variety of professional duties including coordinating the administrative activities of the Mayor and other departments. This position works closely with and provides assistance to the Mayor and Chief of Staff.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, City Website, etc.);
  • Ability to use discretion and judgement in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues;
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with citizens and address constituent concerns with tact, courtesy, and good judgement;
  • Ability to prepare and present information in a clear and concise manner for various audiences;
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Minimum of 1 – 2 years of experience as an Executive Assistant preferred.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Research, respond to, and prepare correspondence both internal and in response to constituent concerns;
  • Assist the Mayor and the Chief of Staff in the preparation of remarks and speeches for use by the Mayor at events;
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the Mayor;
  • Assist the Chief of Staff in the preparation of PowerPoint presentations for annual events including the Mayor’s State of The City and Budget Address;
  • Assist in responding to the Mayor’s incoming phone calls and perform the necessary follow-up;
  • Coordinate community outreach meetings with neighborhood groups and community organizations;
  • Conduct research on City issues and projects;
  • Issue press releases via social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, City’s Website);
  • Assume the role of Chief of Staff and Mayor’s Secretary in their absence;
  • Assist Chief of Staff in planning of daily activities;
  • Assist City Departments with the coordination of special events held in the City.

Salary: $30,000/year.

Benefits: 13 paid holidays/year.

The City of Bethlehem is accepting applications to be considered for this position, which is 20 hours per week during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Pay rate is $10.10/hour. Must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Full job description is listed below. Send resume to HR, City of Bethlehem, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary:
The Part-Time Auto Detailer works at the City’s Mechanical Bureau detailing vehicles after they have been serviced.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Repairs minor scratches and paint chips.

Requirements:

  • Current driver’s license
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to work 20 hours per week during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • 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 is preferred
  • Must undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations

The Bethlehem Police Department is currently seeking applications for the position of Reserve Adult Crossing Guards with the potential of Permanent Adult Crossing Guard. The position pays $10.76 per hour to start and hours vary week to week. Applicants must be able to drive and pass a background investigation. For more information please contact Officer Scott Weber at (610) 997-7669 or e-mail sweber@bethlehem-pa.gov.

The City of Bethlehem Public Works Department is accepting applications to be considered for the position of Maintenance Worker I in the Grounds Maintenance Bureau. Must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Must pass medical exam. CDL B driver’s license is required. Pay rate is $16.13/hour. Job description is listed below. Send completed resume or application to City of Bethlehem, Department of Human Resources, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the landscape maintenance of City owned properties and facilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs landscape maintenance including grass cutting and trimming, and pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs
  • Assists with collection of leaves
  • Assists with snow removal
Requirements:
  • High School diploma or G.E.D
  • Landscape maintenance experience including grass cutting and trimming, and pruning and trimming of trees
  • Ability to use and service all related landscape tools and equipment
  • Ability to perform heavy labor
  • Some experience in painting
  • Ability to take direction, follow up on work, and work independently
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License CDL Class B is required, Class A is preferred
  • Ability to work steady nightshift (11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.) from January to mid-march during snow removal operations

The City of Bethlehem Police Department is accepting applications to be considered for the position of Part-Time Communication Specialist for the 9-1-1 Center. Must have flexibility to work day, middle, and night shift as well as holidays and weekends. Must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Must possess APCO, NAEMD, First Aid, and CPR certifications in order to be eligible for hire. Pay rate is $15.50/hour. Job description is listed below. Send completed “Application for Paramedic or Dispatcher” to City of Bethlehem, Department of Human Resources, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary: This position serves as a critical link between citizens needing service and field personnel responding to their needs. The 911 Dispatcher receives requests from the public for services ranging from the uneventful reporting of a burned out street light to the gruesome act of one person having taken the life of another. The 911 Dispatcher, based on the information they receive, determines the extent of the emergency services required, dispatches the Police, Fire, or EMS staff as needed; maintains communication with the reporting party and also alerts other providers of services, if their expertise is required.

Essential Functions:

  • Answers 9-1-1 voice and TDD telephone calls received from the public. Questions callers to determine the nature and location of the problem; extracts and records essential information and gives proper advice and/or information to callers, including when appropriate, emergency medical pre-arrival instructions. Calls back disconnects to determine nature and location of problem, enters information as appropriate.
  • Dispatches, via a radio console, emergency calls requiring Police, Fire or EMS response, according to priority and availability of field units. Coordinates the response of back-up units and/or mutual aid as required. Maintains strict radio discipline at all times. Complies with FCC regulations and Center policies/procedures in transmission of all radio traffic.
  • Dispatches Police response units to non-emergency situations such as lock-outs, vandalism, abandoned vehicles, property damage reports, etc. as required.
  • Maintains proper records of all response units dispatched (assigned and unit self-initiated). Monitors dispatched unit’s activities and receive and transmit to field units, updated information as it is received.
  • Retrieves and accurately relays to requesting Police field units, information contained in the state computer system and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system. Enters information on wanted persons, stolen property, motor vehicle information, etc. into the appropriate computer system(s).
  • Dispatches the appropriate City department to emergency repair service calls such as broken water mains, downed power lines, etc.
  • Answers non-emergency calls and provides routine non-technical information upon request and refers all other questions to the proper person or agency.
  • Provides “receptionist” services by answering administrative lines and transferring calls to the appropriate Center/Department personnel.
Requirements:
  • High School diploma or G.E.D
  • At least one year experience working as a 911 dispatcher
  • Must be able to work 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. (night shift) as well as other shifts including weekends and holidays
  • Must possess APCO, NAEMD, First Aid, and CPR certifications
  • Must possess good computer, typing and communication skills
  • Must be able to multi-task and work well in stressful situations
  • Ability to remain calm in an emergency situation
  • Excellent diction and hearing
  • Ability to follow and understand complicated oral and written directions
  • Work well with others and be tactful and courteous when dealing with callers
  • Good knowledge of the geography of the City of Bethlehem
  • Ability to direct Police, Fire, and EMS units to the scene of an incident without hesitation

The City of Bethlehem is accepting applications to be considered for the position of Chief Building Inspector. Must pass and provide copies of State and Federal Background checks and Child Abuse Clearance. Salary range is $61,926 - $86,613 per year. Job description is listed below. Send resume to City of Bethlehem, Department of Human Resources, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 or jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary: The Chief Building Inspector has the responsibility of all building related inspection functions in the Department of Community and Economic Development and the enforcement of the City Building and Housing Ordinances. The employee develops programs and work objectives, and resolves difficult technical problems encountered by inspectors. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Community and Economic Development and/or Deputy Director of Community Development. Supervision is exercised over the work of the Building Inspector, Electrical Inspector, Mechanical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector, and Housing Inspectors.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Enforces the City Building and Housing Codes.
  • Plans and directs the work of the Inspections Bureaus.
  • Supervises the work of inspectors and other employees of the Bureaus.
  • Explains and interprets ordinances to architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners and other citizens.
  • Supervises the issuance of permits.
  • Reviews building permits issued.
  • Resolves serious complaints and emergencies.
  • Reports code violators to the Solicitor’s office for prosecution.
  • Establishes work procedures and instructs the various inspectors in their work.
  • Serves as a member of Historical and Architectural Review Board.
  • Provides proper forms for issuance of various permits, such as zoning, building, electrical, plumbing, and housing permits, and required certificates of occupancy.
  • Hires, discharges and disciplines personnel.
  • Provides information to the general public, Council Members and the Director of Community and Economic Development and/or Deputy Director of Community Development in reference to plumbing, mechanical, building, electrical code and housing violations.
  • Updates City Code as it relates to inspections.
  • Prepares Bureau budgets.
  • Monitors spending to see that Bureau expenditures do not exceed budget appropriations.
  • Compiles any necessary reports concerning the activities of the Bureau of Code Enforcement and the Bureau of Housing.
Requirements:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of zoning, mechanical and structural building practices as applied to the construction and inspection of houses, apartments and commercial and industrial buildings
  • Comprehensive knowledge of National, State and City applicable building, plumbing, electrical, housing and zoning codes and ordinances
  • Ability to evaluate work accomplishments
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form
  • Ability to supervise the work of others and maintain effective working relationships with the public
  • Extensive responsible construction and inspection experience and completion of a standard high school course supplemented by college level course work in building or structural engineering and electrical engineering; preferably college graduation; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Must hold the current State Certifications in residential building inspector, residential energy inspector, building inspector, energy inspector, accessibility inspector/plans examiner, building plans examiner, energy plans examiner, and building code official


Contact Human Resources

Phone: (610) 865-7015
Address: 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, 18018

General Employment Application (PDF)

Application for Paramedic or Dispatcher (PDF)