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EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023, THE CITY OF BETHLEHEM WILL BE SWITCHING TO SINGLE STREAM CURBSIDE RECYCLING SERVICES.  PLEASE VISIT https://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/community-economic-development/recycling FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND SPECIFICS REGARDING OUR NEW CITY WIDE CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM
 
 

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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
$15.00/hour
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.
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.
Part-Time Auto Detailer
Department
PW/Mechanical Maintenance
Type of Position
Part-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$12.00 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.
 
Seasonal Golf Course Groundskeeper
Department
Golf Course
Type of Position
Full-time, seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$15.18 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.
 
Maintenance Worker II - Streets
Department
PW/Streets
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$22.39 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 air compressors and jack hammers; operates vehicles such as trucks, fork lifts, spray rigs and similar maintenance or construction equipment; makes repairs to pavements, gutters, curbs, drains, culverts and other structures; sets forms, mixes concrete and does cement work. 
 
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 tow heavy equipment.  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.
 
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Department
WSR/WWTP
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$27.89 per hour (if not certified); $29.09 per hour (if certified)
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be a high school graduate or possess equivalency certificate.  Technical school training past high school in water chemistry, bacteriology, hydraulics, mechanics, electrical/electronics, treatment plant protocol is expected.  Must have at least six (6) months hands on experience in wet chemistry laboratory analyses, extensive mechanical, plumbing, and electrical/electronics maintenance ability and some water distribution experience.  Valid driver’s license with possession of a CDL Class B with proper air brake endorsements is required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
This position is an Operator III if applicant possesses PA DEP Wastewater System Operator Certification with the following sub classifications: 1 (Activated Sludge) and 2 (Fixed Film Treatment).  Applicants not in possession of PA DEP Wastewater System Operator Certification and required sub classifications shall be an Acting Operator III and required to take the PA DEP Wastewater System Operator Certification exams on an annual basis and must obtain a passing score on the Certifications Exams within a 3 year period from date of hire and must obtain a Class “A”, sub classification 1 and 2 certification within a four year period from date of hire.  Once Operator Certification is obtained it must be maintained.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
The primary responsibility of this position is to operate and manage the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Reports directly to Operations Supervisor.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Operate, set, adjust and inspect all treatment plant equipment to achieve prescribed standards; collect samples and perform routine analytical work; adjust chemical feed rates as necessary to maintain quality standards; maintain neat work environment, including snow plowing/shoveling, cleaning of plant and equipment, cutting grass, and painting; operates and makes minor repairs to pumps, motors, and equipment; maintains lab equipment, records, and assists laboratory personnel; prepares and maintains operating data keeping records and making reports; maintains chemical inventories; supervises and trains subordinate operations staff; troubleshoots and takes corrective action to solve treatment, mechanical, electrical, and electronic problems during off-shifts; operates Plant vehicles and equipment, hauls sludge to disposal point; and attends seminars and trainings relative to wastewater treatment.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate effective orally and in written form; ability to work well with others; ability to supervise and train others; ability to work non-standard hours and in inclement weather; extensive knowledge of wastewater treatment, including chemistry, bacteriology, basic knowledge of hydraulics, mechanics, and electrical/electronics, good knowledge of math, knowledge of computers, and some plumbing knowledge required; ability to work alone and under pressure; excellent decisions making skills; ability to lift moderate to heavy items, climb, bend, stoop, and twist; ability to read and interpret blueprints; required to participate in duty rotation, which involves being available via phone to respond to emergency after hours calls or for shift coverage.
 
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.
 
Utility Maintenance Mechanic - Wastewater Treatment Plant
Department
WSR/WWTP
Type of Position
Full-time, union
Salary/Pay Rate
$26.75 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Experience and training in mechanical maintenance, electronics, and electrical, preferably in the maintenance of wastewater equipment.  Experience with troubleshooting and repair of pumps, motors and valves, electrical systems, and mechanical equipment.  Possession of a high school diploma or GED supplemented by course work in the instrumentation, mechanical and electrical fields.  Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the necessary required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License - CDL Class B.  Must be on-call weekly (when scheduled) and be available to respond to off-shift issues and work overtime if needed.
 
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for preventative and corrective maintenance and repair of all Wastewater Treatment Plant facilities and equipment. 
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Performs preventive and corrective maintenance work on pumps, motors, valves and flow/level related equipment throughout the Plant; repairs or replaces piping, electrical wiring, hoses, belts, chains, bearings, sprockets, etc. in the maintenance of facilities; inspects, monitors and maintains operational process units, including bar screens, grit conveyors, clarifiers, aeration tank units, and chlorination facilities; inspects, monitors and maintains biosolids process units, including digester mixing, heating, gas storage units, gravity belt thickener units, and biosolids dewatering equipment; maintains inventory of operating materials and repair/replacement parts; keeps detailed, accurate maintenance records on all work performed.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and equipment for skilled technical, mechanical, electrical and electronics work in the maintenance and repair of wastewater facilities; knowledge of operations/maintenance of pumps, motors, and wastewater equipment; must have good mechanical ability and pass a Mechanical Aptitude test; knowledge of occupational hazards and ability to maintain a safe working environment; ability to properly utilize operation and maintenance manuals, blueprints, schematics, CMMS programs, tools and testing equipment of the electrical, electronics and mechanical trades to perform preventative and corrective maintenance actions; must be computer literate; required to work in inclement weather and non-standard hours, including on-call and overtime shifts; ability to climb, bend, stoop, twist, and lift moderate to heavy items repeatedly and stand for long periods of time.
 
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.
 
Automotive Mechanic
Department
Public Works/Mechanical Maintenance
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$28.59 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
CDL A with air brake and tanker certifications required. Requires multifaceted, high-level, technical expertise encompassing vehicle maintenance, trouble-shooting, and rebuilding/reconstruction of all vehicles in the City’s fleet. State certified Class 7 licensing in inspections and emissions and refrigerant recovery/recycling certification is required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position repairs and maintains a variety of makes and models of passenger automobiles, motorcycles, trucks and heavy and light public works vehicles and equipment; reports to the Fleet Manager.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Inspecting, maintaining, repairing, and intricate rebuilding/ reconstructing of vehicles within the City’s fleet; recovery/recycling refrigerants from motor vehicle air conditioners; maintaining motors at water and sewer pump stations throughout the City; providing inspections on policed-related accident investigations; performing changeovers to vehicles in police, fire and other units that may include installing radios, lights, computers, cages, etc. Must have knowledge of operating hydraulic press, machining brake drums and rotors, wheel balancing, front-end alignment, arc and mig welding, oxy acy burning and brazing, plasma cutter, recycling anti-free/Freon, auto body, framework, and painting on all equipment, computerized diagnostic equipment and scanning tools, and tow truck operation. Night and weekend hours are to be expected for stand-by, snow operations and other emergencies.
 
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to work on all types of equipment including, but not limited to cars, trucks, backhoes, motorcycles, compressors, generators, pumps. Must have knowledge of operating hydraulic press, machining brake drums and rotors, wheel balancing, front-end alignment, arc and mig welding, oxy acy burning and brazing, plasma cutter, recycling anti-free/Freon, auto body, framework, and painting on all equipment, computerized diagnostic equipment and scanning tools, and tow truck operation. Night and weekend hours are to be expected for stand-by, snow operations and other emergencies.
 
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.
 
Community Mental Health Specialist
Department
CED/Health
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$28.06 - $31.74 per hour based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in social work with a minimum of 1 year of social work experience preferred.  Bilingual (Spanish and English) preferred.  CPR certification and valid driver’s license are required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This is a professional position in the field of social work and mental health and is responsible for assisting individuals who have interactions with the Bethlehem Police Department, and other City departments as appropriate, for issues such as mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and other social service issues.  This position is required to act on referrals sent to the Health Bureau from the police department as well as conduct co-response in the field and on scene with police when appropriate.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Identifies clients’ needs through specific and general assessment techniques; promotes availability of social service programs throughout the community to improve resource referral systems; establishes and maintains partnerships with local social service agencies to refer and coordinate efforts for clients; serves as a case manager for clients and follows up to ensure they receive needed assistance; co-responds on scene with police officers when needed and conducts home visits; makes referrals; participates and contributes to the development and implementation for the department’s prevention strategies; understands and maintains client records; submits programmatic reports and statistical data as required.       
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good communication and interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and work with all age groups; ability to efficiently organize and manage time; ability to work independently to meet program objectives; ability to collect and analyze data; knowledge of computers and skilled in Microsoft Office; performs related work as assigned.  Ability to work evening and weekend events required.
 
 
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.