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Employment Opportunities

Current Openings

Community Health Nurse
Department
CED/Health
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$33.89 - $37.34 per hour based on experience and education
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate of a state approved diploma program in nursing, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from an NLN accredited program preferred. Pennsylvania State Registered Nurse License, valid driver’s license, and 2-3 years of community health and/or appropriate nursing experience required.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This is a professional nursing position which assures holistic care in the area of maternal and child health, sexually transmitted disease, family planning, immunizations, tuberculosis and related communicable disease programs. Work is performed independently under the direction of the nursing director and health director.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Provides comprehensive professional, public health nursing services for individuals and families in clinical and home settings through assessment, implementation, management and evaluation; develops, implements, and evaluates public health community prevention interventions; coordinates the referral of patients to appropriate community agencies to ensure continuity and comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention; participates in health bureau and Pennsylvania Department of Health trainings and conferences; prepares necessary correspondence and statistical reports; understands public health policies related to personal health programs; assists with orientation and supervision of new staff and student nurses; participates in regular preparedness drills and trainings; and participates in continuous improvement events as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Proficiency in technology including: electronic health records, Microsoft Office, public health surveillance and database programs; current certification in CPR; knowledge of the principals and practices of public health nursing; knowledge of interactions and effects of physical, social, and emotional illness in individuals and families; knowledge of local, state, and national health and welfare resources and their applications at the local level; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients, co-workers, subordinates and personnel of other agencies; ability to oversee clinic operations and prioritize office procedures; interviewing and interpersonal communication skills sufficient to oversee and implement needs of clients exhibiting transient, evasive or non-compliant behavior in a confidential clinic setting; ability to work independently; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov. 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
$15.60 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.
 
Pool Cashier
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Part-Time, Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$11.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 16 years of age, 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). 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position works at one of the City’s five pools, collecting entrance fees from patrons.  This position is seasonal running from June to August.  Shifts are daily, 11:45 am – 6:45 pm.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Collects fees from patrons by accepting cash, credit card and season passes using a point of sale (POS) system and makes change for cash customers; 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; must possess basic math skills and be able to make change for cash payments; must be able to accurately track attendance and the revenue collected daily.
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.
 
Playground Supervisor
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Part-Time, Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$11.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 16 years of age and have reliable transportation.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (including Child Abuse, FBI, and PA State Police backgrounds), and obtain necessary certifications (CPR and First Aid).
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Playground Supervisors are responsible for maintaining order and safety at the playground facility by preventing accidents through the enforcement of policies, rules and regulations of the park.  Also responsible for organizing activities and providing first aid to patrons, if needed. This position is seasonal running from June to August. Shift times are Monday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm throughout the summer at select park locations. In addition, special events will be held on select nights and weekends.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Open and close the park each day; organize, group activities/games with park patrons; follow arts and crafts lesson plan; maintain a clean environment in and around the park; assist patrons when appropriate or necessary; attend scheduled staff meetings and trainings; complete required documentation.

 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

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 park regulations; ability to work well with others.

 

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.
 
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.
 
Maintenance Worker II - Utility Maintenance
Department
Water & Sewer Resources – Utility Maintenance Bureau
Type of Position
Full-Time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$23.58 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 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.
Housing Inspector
Department
Community & Economic Development
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$58,000 - $80,000 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Considerable construction and public contact experience and completion of a standard high school course preferably supplemented by college level course 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. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for the inspection of dwelling units to secure compliance with the minimum housing standards and related codes. This position is supervised by the Chief Building Inspector.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Inspects dwelling units to determine violations of the minimum housing standards ordinance with respect to structure, plumbing, electric wiring, sanitation, and other features; informs owners of the inspection findings and conditions which must be corrected; investigates complaints received from public; issues citations and appears in court for hearings.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good knowledge of the building trade and applicable codes and standards; ability to apply knowledge of related codes including International Property Maintenance Code; excellent communication and customer service 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 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 I - Streets
Department
Public Works/Streets Bureau
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$19.50 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 II - Streets
Department
PW/Streets
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$23.58 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.
 
Electrician II
Department
PW/Electrical
Type of Position
Full-time, Union
Salary/Pay Rate
$28.59 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from high school, including courses in electrical shop work in a trade or vocational school; minimum 3 years as a journeyman electrician; 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 be able to work overtime or on call as needed and possess a valid driver’s license.  Class A Commercial Driver’s License preferred and if not in possession, must obtain within 3 months of date of hire.
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position performs highly skilled work involving responsibility for the performance of difficult and specialized electrical maintenance and repair operations.  Maintains all City electrical systems and equipment in perfect working order under all conditions. Reports to Electrical Foreman.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Installs, maintains and adjusts electrical equipment.  Tests, replaces and repairs components of defective or worn electrical equipment.  Installs, maintains and adjusts electrical controls and instruments.  Makes periodic checks on the operation of electrical systems and locates and repairs defects.  Wires buildings and makes additions to existing wiring.  Installs and repairs fluorescent, industrial and general lighting fixtures and connections.  Installs and maintains electrically operated machinery in City owned buildings.  Installs and maintains traffic signals and Christmas lighting.  Installs spot lights and flood lights.  Replaces faulty switches and receptacles.  Answers emergency electrical calls.  Operates and drives City equipment.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good knowledge of standard practices, tools and terminology of the electrical trade.  Knowledge of elementary theory; ability to make repairs to complicated electrical wiring, fixtures and equipment.  Ability to lift 60 lbs. and perform overhead work.  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.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
 
Lab Technician
Department
Water & Sewer Resources/Laboratory Services
Type of Position
Full-time, non-union
Salary/Pay Rate
$61,000 - $77,000 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Associate’s degree from accredited college/university in chemistry, biochemistry, physics, environmental science, biology, microbiology, physical sciences, engineering, or other related field; minimum two (2) years of experience in the analysis of environmental samples following US EPA approved methods in an accredited laboratory, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; Must be in possession of PA DEP Water System Operator Certification, Class A, Subclassifications 2, 7, 8, 10, and 11, or be able to obtain within four (4) years from date of hire and maintain a valid certification thereafter.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position collects distribution system samples for a municipal drinking water laboratory in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) to maintain compliance with PA DEP and US EPA regulations, performs technical bacteriological and chemical analyses requiring a basic knowledge of microbiology, chemistry, and common laboratory skills, maintains accurate and thorough records of tests performed and related QC procedures, works day shift with occasional after hours work in emergency situations, and reports to the Quality Manager.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Collects routine distribution system samples to maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. Follows SOPs and laboratory safety rules to perform analyses such as total coliform, pH, alkalinity, hardness, fluoride, conductivity, temperature, chlorine, turbidity, orthophosphate, algal enumeration and identification, and total organic carbon on drinking water and source water samples. Adheres to laboratory quality control practices to ensure quality and integrity of lab data. Communicates with customers and coordinates sampling of water quality check requests. Submits regulatory results to PA DEP database to maintain compliance. Prepares media, standards, and reagents as needed for analytical methods. Maintains inventory of laboratory chemicals, instruments, apparatus, and supplies. Assists Quality Manager and Microbiologist on routine and non-routine tasks and projects as needed. Cleans and maintains laboratory, analytical equipment, and glassware. Safely handles hazardous chemicals and biological materials.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of water filtration plant operations and considerable knowledge of standard methods of physical, chemical, and bacteriological analysis of water. Proficiency in the use and maintenance of common laboratory equipment such as pH meters, spectrophotometers, and ion selective electrodes. Possess at least intermediate computer skills and the ability to learn laboratory data management software. Ability to perform laboratory tests in accordance with SOPs. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to maintain a professional working relationship with coworkers, regulatory agencies, and customers. Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to climb, bend, stoop, twist, walk, carry moderate to heavy items, and work in inclement weather. Ability to respond to emergency after hours calls.
 
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.
 
Engineering Assistant - Stormwater
Department
PW/Engineering
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$53,000 – $74,000 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of a standard high school or equivalent experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities; prefer college and/or advance level courses in construction, Auto CAD and Civil Engineering.  Valid driver’s license required.

 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for inspecting stormwater related construction, recording job progress on assigned projects to determine payment, maintaining inspection records to assure quality and compliance to contract requirements, and providing as-built information.  Employee inspects existing stormwater facilities and assists with reporting for NPDES MS-4 permit with assistance/direction from the Stormwater Section Project Engineer and/or Section Engineer.

 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Assists project engineers preparing construction plans and specifications; inspects sites for runoff compliance and inspects/samples for illicit discharges to the stormwater system; inspects stormwater facilities and records findings for annual reporting; inspects stormwater construction projects; records and reports project progress to enable the calculation of progress for payments; make reports, keeps records, and prepares as-built drawings; assists project engineers preparing construction plans and specifications; advises and assists residents, contractors and others requesting stormwater permits and stormwater related services and maintains records accordingly.
 
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; ability to be trained to operate sewer meters and computer programs used to analyze sewer meter data.
      
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit 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.
 
Traffic Engineer/Superintendent
Department
PW/Traffic Maintenance
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$71,000 – $99,000 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis on transportation and/or related experience in the field is required.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is responsible for managing the Traffic Maintenance Bureau staff and operations including reviewing traffic studies, overseeing preparation and permitting of traffic signal plans, reviewing technical drawings for installation or modification of traffic controls or other transportation and public works infrastructure, and managing field activities for the installation and maintenance of traffic controls citywide.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Coordinates and manages daily activities of staff in the installation and maintenance of traffic controls; coordinates with city Bureaus to establish traffic control and detours; coordinates with contractors working within City rights-of-way to ensure work is being done safely; prepares traffic signal plans and permits; reviews technical drawings for installation or modification of traffic controls and other transportation and public works infrastructure; performs computations per published technical manuals; coordinates and determines applicable rules and regulations relating to traffic and implements required measures; reviews and comments on land development site plans; attends and presents information to planning, zoning boards and other community groups or organizations; reviews and evaluates traffic studies submitted by traffic consultants; coordinate and manages traffic controls for street closings and traffic pattern modification for the special events; maintains Traffic controls GIS database and fabricates traffic and parking control signs; computer skills; conducts and interprets speed and traffic studies; Ability to prepare annual budgets and make necessary purchases of all signs, paint, replacement and new parts, and hardware to operate Traffic Bureau; manages traffic related design projects; applies for and manages grant applications for traffic improvements.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must possess good management and communication skills; good knowledge of Pennsylvania Title #67 and traffic control regulations; good knowledge of Title #75, Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code; ability to prepare or oversee/manage preparation of and permitting of traffic signal plans; ability to react and coordinate efforts during emergencies; must possess graphic and computer skills; ability to read and understand site plan reviews, traffic signal reviews; basic knowledge of specialized painting equipment; ability to carry out duties and follow technical, oral and written instructions.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit 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.
 
Project Engineer - Stormwater
Department
Public Works/Stormwater
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$67,000 – $95,000 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree with major work in civil engineering with advanced level courses in stormwater, hydraulics, and hydrology; Civil engineering experience with municipal stormwater projects; 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. 
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Work of this class involves applying engineering knowledge and skills to the management, administration and design in the overall execution of assigned projects. This position works in coordination with the Bureau of Engineering, and other Bureaus and Departments in the performance of its duties, including, design of stormwater facilities, reporting for NPDES MS-4 permit, and administration of the Stormwater Collection and Management Program. Position requires the use of independent judgment in the planning of projects and making technical evaluations.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Supervises various engineering and capital projects assigned by the Chief Engineer, including: construction, inspection, preparation of estimates and calculations of assessments; responsible for administration of the City Stormwater Collection and Management Program; prepares stormwater permits for the City including MS-4, PRP, and NPDES; prepares specifications and construction plans (using Auto CAD) for various Public Works projects including stormwater and works with engineering consultants to review and coordinate design work; answers questions and responds to complaints from the public, contractors and others requesting stormwater permits and stormwater related services and maintains records accordingly; reviews subdivision and site development plans, provides comments, and attends Planning Commission meetings.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as applied to development and construction with an emphasis on stormwater projects; ability to plan projects and prepare related designs (using Auto CAD), estimates and specifications; ability to maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to organize technical material in good report form; must possess good engineering judgment; ability to prepare permit applications for County, State, and Federal permits including NPDES, MS-4, E&S, etc.
 
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.
 
Maintenance Supervisor – Wastewater Treatment Plant
Department
WSR/WWTP
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$64,000 – $90,000 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or G.E.D; minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of heavy mechanical and electrical equipment used in a wastewater treatment plant; minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience; 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 is responsible for managing the physical maintenance (mechanical, electrical, buildings, and grounds), technical functions (electronics, computer, SCADA, PM, CMMS), and supervising the maintenance staff of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Work is performed under the general guidance of the Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Plans, schedules, and supervises the mechanical, electrical, and technical maintenance work of the plant to make effective use of employees, equipment and materials, within an approved budget and quality standards; maintains records and prepares reports; reviews the operating needs of the plant and develops maintenance procedures and programs; makes personal observations to analyze plant and equipment conditions and recommends corrective measures when needed; assigns employees to jobs, instructs them in proper and safe performance of work, and familiarizes them with rules and regulations and enforces same; directs training of maintenance personnel on equipment and procedures; prepares parts list and orders recommended spare parts to minimize downtime for all plant maintenance and housekeeping; assists in the preparation of reports and budget, reviews maintenance records and data, and develops recommendations.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the physical and technical maintenance requirements of wastewater treatment facilities, wastewater treatment mechanical systems, computer and SCADA systems; knowledge of current wastewater treatment plant principles, operating, and maintenance practices; ability to effectively plan and supervise the work of union employees; ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form; ability to develop and keep maintenance records, reports and communications; strong leadership skills; considerable experience in the maintenance of a wastewater treatment plant; knowledge of Predictive/Preventative Maintenance Programs, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and SCADA Control Systems.
 
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.
 
Deputy Director, Economic Development
Department
Community & Economic Development/Administration
Type of Position
Full-time
Salary/Pay Rate
$95,000 – $110,000 annual based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, with major coursework in public administration, business administration, and/or planning. Economic Development experience of at least five (5) years, preferably in local government, may be substituted for educational requirement.  Supervisory and Project Management experience of at least five (5) year required.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation, pre-employment physical, and drug test. 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is a direct report to the Department Director and assists in carrying out the administrative, financial, operational, and strategic economic development initiatives of the City of Bethlehem.  This includes managing staff and resources required to develop and implement innovative economic development and business assistance programs and strategies and managing the City’s interests and relationships related to the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation, Redevelopment Authority of Bethlehem, and the Bethlehem Revitalization and Improvement Authority to promote the city's assets to the greater Bethlehem community.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Assists in managing daily operations of the Bureaus of Code Enforcement and Planning and Zoning, as well as individual Economic Development positions, to further economic development and business assistance programs and strategies; directs various activities, including identification, analysis, and evaluation of technical information, to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed projects and programs in the area of economic development; recommends to the Department Director plans, projects, and programs designed to promote economic growth and stability; participates in planning and implementing economic development strategy for the City; supports City and regional efforts to generate leads and prospects to create new capital investment and jobs in the City; oversees administration and management of all local, state and federal grants funds and economic development incentives within the Department; provides support for the Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation, Redevelopment Authority of Bethlehem, and the Bethlehem Revitalization and Improvement Authority; assists in the development and implementation of short- and long-range department goals, objectives, policies, and operation procedures; assists with planning, developing and implementing strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the department; participates in public and/or public-private partnership events, forums, and committees to promote economic development as directed by the Department Director; attends staff, committee, and council meetings as directed; meets regularly with Department Director, department staff, and staff of other city departments to review the status and progress of outstanding projects, advance the City’s economic development interests, and provide professional guidance; troubleshoots problems in an attempt to remove obstacles, and coordinates the efforts of a diverse group of government, development, and business interests; investigates administrative problems, obtains required facts, evaluates factors and makes recommendation for solutions; prepares reports and correspondence as requested by the Department Director.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to analyze a variety of administrative problems, to make sound recommendations as their solution and to prepare working procedures; knowledge of municipal procedures, ordinances, and policies; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in the written form; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, city officials, and the general public; ability to exercise good judgment in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
 
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.
 
Housing Policy Lead
Department
CED/Community Development
Type of Position
Full-time, Contract
Salary/Pay Rate
$58,000 - $80,000 based on experience
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Professional experience in the areas of planning, housing, and community development and possession of a Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration, or a related field; minimum of 3 years of experience in housing, community development, or planning preferred; Master’s Degree in planning or related field may be substituted for experience.
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation and pre-employment physical.
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
This position is primarily responsible for assisting with the implementation of policy and programmatic recommendations of City’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy within the purview of the Community Development Bureau.  This position reports to the Deputy Director of Community Development.
 
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Assists in furtherance of City’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy; provides policy and programmatic support for all affordable housing development projects, including helping individuals and developers navigate finance options, zoning incentives, and land development and permitting process; manages creation of affordable rental construction program, develops program and policy guidelines, establishes compliance and monitoring documentation, and administers the program from project solicitation to closeout; serves as liaison with Bethlehem Housing Authority (BHA) to help get more vouchers in use through a landlord incentive program; supports the City team leading the two-year Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant; provides ongoing support to BHA to further joint housing goals and initiatives; serves as liaison with nonprofit community partners to advance eviction prevention programs; reviews, proposes, and advises on housing policy and programs.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Comprehensive knowledge of housing and community development and urban planning practices; knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local programs, especially compliance requirements; ability to analyze and interpret statistical information and data, understanding of accounting principles and their application; GIS proficiency and/or commitment to quickly acquire proficiency required; ability to express ideas, concepts, and technical information clearly and concisely; good judgment and skill in dealing with public agencies, private groups, and the general public.
 
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position at jobs@bethlehem-pa.gov.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Tennis Attendant
Department
PW/Recreation
Type of Position
Seasonal
Salary/Pay Rate
$15.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation.
 
REQUIREMENTS
Must pass a criminal background investigation (including Child Abuse, FBI, and PA State Police backgrounds).
 
NATURE OF WORK PERFORMED
Tennis attendants are responsible for maintenance of the specialized har tru surface and locker room facilities to ensure a clean and safe environment.  This position is seasonal running from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekend. Shift times are Monday - Sunday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm.
 
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Monitor tennis courts, locker rooms and surrounding areas and perform maintenance and light cleaning, as needed.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to perform court maintenance duties included but not limited to sweeping and rolling to maintain the specialized har tru surface.
 
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.
 
Lifeguard
Department
Public Works/Recreation
Type of Position
Season
Salary/Pay Rate
$13.00 per hour
Deadline to Apply
Ongoing
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 16 years of age and skilled swimmer; American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR certifications and prior lifeguard experience preferred, but not required to apply; 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) and obtain necessary certifications (including American Red Cross Lifeguarding and CPR).

 
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. This position is seasonal running from June to August.  Daily shifts are 11:00 am- 6:00 pm, 11:30 am – 6:30 pm, or 12:00-7:00 pm.

 
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.