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Street Sweeper

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT
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DEPARTMENT OF STREETS, PARKS & FLOOD CONTROL
SWEEPER OPERATOR
MAINTENANCE LEVEL 3B

Posted: 4/13/2021
Application Due: 4/23/2021 (by 4:00 p.m.)
Type of Position: Full Time / AFSCME Union
Work hours: 40 hours, 5 days a week
Please send completed application to HRdirector@cityofwilliamsport.org . Deadline to apply is April 23, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:

Performs semi-skilled work requiring operation of a motorized street sweeper, light maintenance of various equipment, operation of hand and power tools and operation of various equipment related to street maintenance; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision of the Streets Foreman, Administrative Foreman, and General Manager.

This is considered moderate to heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, 50 pounds of force frequently, and in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or other related tasks. Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word, conveying detailed or important instruction to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communication and/or to make find distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection of defects in parts, use of measuring devises, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a respirator.

ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:

Operation, inspection, and maintenance of a vacuum assist street sweeper;
Operation of dump trucks and attachments; snow plow and spreaders, chippers, air compressor, roller, and tractors with attachments;
Operation of small equipment, such as power mowers, chain saws, snow blowers, jackhammers, asphalt sealing units, and sewer equipment;
Operation of hand and power tools;
Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of vacuum assist street sweepers and related equipment for the maintenance and repair of streets; thorough knowledge of small hand and power tools and related equipment. Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions accurately; ability to direct other workers when performing a task; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with coworkers, and associates.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of experience equivalent to graduation from high school and general knowledge of various street maintenance equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMNET:

Possession of a Commercial Pennsylvania Driver’s License, Class B with a good driving record status.

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Firefighter

The Williamsport Bureau of Fire is looking for men and women to apply to become a career Firefighter with the City of Williamsport. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, join us in taking the 2021 Entrance Exam on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Base Salary: $42,981.12

Benefits include: Health/Vision/Dental Insurance available
Paid Vacation and Sick Pension Benefits and Life Insurance

Minimum Requirements:

 Be a Citizen of the United States
 Be a high school graduate or equivalent
 Be 18 years of age on or before the date of the Civil Service Exam
 Pass a written examination
 Pass a physical fitness examination
 Pass a medical examination
 Oral interview
 Employment applicant must successfully pass the following background checks:
• Act 151 – Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Act 34 – Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• Act 114 – Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
 Establish & maintain a residence within twenty (20) miles of the outer border of the City in any direction within 90 days upon completion of his or her one-year probationary period
 Possess a valid PA driver’s license or be able to obtain one within 90 days of appointment
 Successfully complete & graduate from the Harrisburg Area Community College Fire Academy

Applications can be obtained at the Williamsport Bureau of Fire Office at 440 Walnut Street, Williamsport PA, from 10am to 2pm or online at www.Cityofwilliamsport.org under the Department of Human Resource

Deadline to submit an application is June 18, 2021 at 2pm.

If you have questions contact Reneé Smith at (570) 327-1602.
The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Summer Day Camp Counselor

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT
RECREATION DEPARTMENT

JOB TITLE: Summer Day Camp Counselor

REPORTS TO: Camp Program Manager and Recreation Director.

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Camp Program Manager, the Summer Camp Counselor will be responsible for managing a group of children ranging from ages 6-13 for the City of Williamsport Summer Camps. A Counselor is responsible for the supervision of campers, promoting and actively participating in all camp activities, providing a safe and fun learning environment, and serving as a positive role model for campers.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Supervise all campers and camp activities.
• Promote and actively participate in all camper activities and projects.
• Ensure all camp rules, regulations and policies are being followed.
• Identify and respond to behavior issues of campers.
• Communicate with parents about their child’s experiences and inform them of any concerns.
• Attend in-service staff trainings and meetings.
• Maintain a high standard of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff
• Set a positive example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing, clean-up, and sportsmanship.
• Other duties may be assigned as required
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRMENTS:
• Must be at least 16 years of age
• Required clearances:
o Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
o Pennsylvania Child Abuse History
• Ability to obtain CPR/ First Aid Certification (camp will provide an opportunity for primary or recertification during training week)
• Ability to exhibit characteristics of: adaptability, leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, integrity, and display a positive attitude every day.
• Ability to communicate effectively in both one-on-one and group settings.
• Ability to work as a member of a team.
• Must be able to work entire season (June through August).
• Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
• Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
• Past experience of working with public preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, kneel; reach above shoulder level and twist body periodically throughout the day.
• Must be able to frequently walk, nm or stand.
• Must possess sight and hearing senses.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to achieve essential functions of the position.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Must adhere to dress code requirements at all times.
• Work is performed in a field environment; may be exposed to adverse environmental conditions, including inclement weather, extreme temperatures, noise, and other conditions while performing the functions of this position.
• Ability to tolerate moderate to loud noise levels.
• Ability to work irregular scheduled hours.
• Subject to irregular work schedule.
• Subject to random drug testing.
How to Apply: Those individuals who are ready for the challenge of serving the City in this capacity are encouraged to submit a Recreation Department application (found on City website) to hrdirector@cityofwilliamsport.org. Deadline to apply, Monday, March 23, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Derek Slaughter, Mayor
www.cityofwilliamsport.org

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Assistant Director of Community & Economic Development

JOB POSTING
Job Title: Assistant Director, Community &Economic Development
Department: Community & Economic Development
Supervision: This position does not supervise
Residency Requirement: Per city ordinance, a successful candidate must reside within the city.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position Type: Full-time/Non-Union
Salary: $48,000- $50,000

Position Summary: This position is responsible to research grant programs, write funding applications and coordinate the activities of the grant programs, to plan and administer the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Programs. Work is performed under the direction of the Director of Community & Economic Development and is reviewed through performance reviews, reports submitted and results obtained. The employee must have a high level of attention to detail. This role routinely uses office equipment such as computers for various applications, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. The Assistant Director will be required to project and maintain a positive image on the City of Williamsport.
This position is completely funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Home Program in the Federal Budget.
Essential Job Functions:
• With community input, assist in establishing funding guidelines and priorities for community development and other grant programs.
• Implement and manage the annual application and evaluation process for the CDBG and Home programs, develop and administer the CDBG and Home programs, and other grant programs as assigned.
• Administer and maintain records, agreements, and contracts with public agencies, funding agencies.
• Provide technical assistance to prospective and actual CDBG & Home recipients and coordinate citizen participation requirements.
• Maintain project information within files and generate reporting documents from those files Develop requests for proposals for community development and housing projects.
• Manage CHDO and Home Rental project inspections and rental rates.
• Coordinate activities provided by community-based agencies and organizations with programs offered through the Community Development Department.
• Research grant programs, write funding applications, and prepare quarterly or annual reports as required by granting agencies.
• Review revenues and expenditures, project status, to ensure proper expenditures are made for grant projects.
• Assist in implementing, planning, developing, and completing economic development projects and programs.
• Coordinate and manage CDBG and Home Rehab program delivery.
• Coordinate City resources in completing other joint projects with the Chamber of Commerce and other economic development associations.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Must understand and administer laws and other regulations related to municipal planning and building construction.
• Must prepare and present verbal and written reports clearly and concisely.
• Must communicate, read, write and understand the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
• Must know municipal land use and development ordinances, zoning regulations, subdivision regulations, building codes, other construction-related ordinances, and other related public agency rules and procedures.
• Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, other government agencies, and the public.
• Must be knowledgeable of Graphic Information Systems (GIS).
• Must be proficient with computer systems and have a working familiarity with related office equipment.
• Must have a current valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and personal vehicle for work-related use.
Additional Responsibilities:
• Represent the City and act as a liaison between the City and local social service and community groups Prepare resolutions and documents for City Council meetings.
• Attend meetings, prepare agendas, and minutes of meetings as required.
• Assist the Director of Economic and Community Development in other duties as assigned.
Required Education/ Experience:
• Any combination equivalent to graduation from a four-year college and two years increasingly responsible experience in Community Development Block Grant program administration.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet applications.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and local funding regulations of community development activities Ability to interpret guidelines and monitor projects for compliance.
• Ability to deal effectively with representatives from public and private agencies, community groups, City officials, and the general public.
Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to sit at a desk for prolong periods of time using a PC work station.
• Must be able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
• Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, kneel; reach above shoulder level and twist body periodically throughout the day.
• Must possess sight/hearing sense so that the requirements of the position can be fully meet.
• Ability to utilize hands for repetitive actions.
• Reasonable accommodations will be made to achieve essential functions of this position.

Working Conditions:
• Will work alone, with others and around others.
• Will work mostly in an office setting. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, or construction sites.
• While performing duties, may be exposed to adverse environmental conditions, including inclement weather, extreme temperatures, noise, dust, fumes and other conditions while performing the functions of the position.
Hours of Work:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How to Apply: The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. If interested, please submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Three employment references
4. City application

The deadline to apply is February 22, 2021, apply to:
City of Williamsport, Human Resources
Joellen Gilbert, Director HR
245 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7571
Email: HRDirector@CityofWilliamsport.org (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Derek Slaughter, Mayor
www.cityofwilliamsport.org

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Codes Enforcement Officer I

Date of Posting, February 3, 2021
Title: Codes Enforcement Officer 1
Department: Bureau of Codes
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Type: Full-time/ AFSCME Union

Position Summary: The City of Williamsport is seeking qualified candidates to serve as its next Public Works General Manager. This is an extraordinary opportunity to step in and work with other leaders in the City to set the course for the next decade and beyond. The Public Works General Manager is responsible for a full array of services for the City, including street and park maintenance, facility maintenance, traffic control, flood control, and the recreation department. This position will work under the direction of the General Manager, Williamsport Bureau of Transportation. In addition, this position will coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies. This position takes a leadership role, and is provided considerable latitude to carry out operational management and leadership responsibilities. Overseeing the full Public Works Department, made up of 29 full-time employees and manages an annual department budget of $4.35 Million and a proposed 6-year Capital Improvement Budget of $38.4 Million.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have considerable experience in construction, maintenance, equipment operation, or related fields. Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Engineering, Business or other closely related degree. Minimum of a High School Diploma Required. Three years of professional field experience with a public agency. Two years of supervisory experience with a union. Must be available for off-hour emergencies. Must have a passion for the job and public service.
How to Apply: Those individuals who are ready for the challenge of serving the City in this capacity are encouraged to submit a current resume, cover letter, application (found on City website) and a list of three references that can speak to your work experience and character to hrdirector@cityofwilliamsport.org.

Deadline to apply for this position is Monday, February 15, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.

The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Derek Slaughter, Mayor
www.cityofwilliamsport.org

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Director of Finance—City of Williamsport

JOB POSTING
Director of Finance—City of Williamsport

Date of Posting, July 27, 2020

Title: Director of Finance
Department: Finance
Union: No
Residency Requirement: Per city ordinance, a successful candidate must reside within the city.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: $75,000-$90,000 (based on education and experience)

Summary Description:
The Director of Finance is responsible for all financial matters of the City. The director assists the mayor, department managers, and City Council in shaping and executing strategy and resource allocation to ensure maximum benefit for residents. The City’s finance director promotes transparency, efficiency, and accountability, and serves as financial advisor to Mayor, City Council, and administration.

Primary responsibilities include:
Budgeting – Plan, evaluate, and direct departmental policies, programs, and operations related to the financial and budgetary activities of the City government. Develop and monitor performance on annual budgets. Direct the audit and approves disbursements for goods and services within budget appropriations.

Financial planning, analysis, and forecasting – Engage department and functional teams to ensure accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual forecasting. Facilitate the planning and deployment of resources to achieve objectives through the establishment and implementation of efficient tools and processes. Direct the financial operations of the City by an established central accounting system within commonly accepted governmental accounting principles.

Partner in strategy formation and execution – Support a strategic review of ongoing and future operations and activities. Supervise the data processing functions to ensure that required programming is in place and that necessary records and reports are produced in a timely manner. Direct the Treasury collection activity and custody of public funds. Oversee the investment of City funds and the payment of bond obligations.

Reporting – Prepare, analyze, and disseminate periodic and ad hoc reporting as required to support decision-making by preparing financial statements and cost reports at regular intervals. Represent the city administration by preparing and presenting financial information to the City Council, committees, and other forums.

Optimize working capital – Develop and implement processes and procedures to maximize the city’s cash position: revenues (collections), costs, the timing of payments to third-party vendors, and other expenses. Provide guidance to city leaders regarding cash management.

Drive operational performance and internal controls – Understand primary city functions and activities as well as their impact on revenues, costs, and risks. Develop and monitor key metrics and performance indicators. Demonstrate ownership of internal controls and ensure compliance.
Identify and drive opportunities to streamline operations as well as reduce costs and risks.

Lead the finance team – Recruit, hire, manage, and retain strong talent to serve the City of Williamsport. Support professional development and growth opportunities for all employees. Maintain a deep bench and succession plan.

Functional competencies
Financial acumen:
• Deep knowledge of financial planning and analysis (FP&A).
• Strong understanding of financial statements, accounting practices, administrative policies, and principles, practices, and processes of municipal budgeting.
• Knowledge of municipal bonds and contracts and available investment opportunities

Negotiation:
• Understand market-based approaches for purchasing goods and services.
• Be well-versed in general contract terms and conditions.
• Engage counsel as needed.

Quantitative analysis and problem-solving:
• Gather information broadly and thoroughly to identify root causes.
• Effectively synthesize information from multiple and disparate sources before drawing conclusions.
• Supervise maintenance of complex administrative records and prepare reports.
• Recognize trends and sees connections among issues.
• Quickly identify errors, discrepancies, and/or faulty assumptions.

Communications:
• Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be able to communicate to a wide variety of stakeholders including, but not limited to, City Council, Committees, and other forums.
•Maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees, government officials, private organizations, and the general public.
•Must be effective in written and oral communication in contacts with local, state, and federal officials and the general public.

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to sit at a desk for prolonged periods of time using a PC work station.
• Must be able to lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
• Must be able to perform occasional field inspections and investigations.
• Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, kneel, reach above shoulder level, and twist body periodically throughout the day.
• Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
• Must possess the ability to utilize hands for repetitive actions.

Experience(s) and knowledge
• 15 – 20 years of financial, business, or public administration experience preferred.
• Preparing and executing annual budgets.
• Financial planning and analysis.
• Fundamental accounting principles.
• Audit results, corrective actions, and risk mitigation.
• People Management/Development.

Education
Minimum BS/BA in accounting, finance, mathematics, or similar discipline. MBA or Master’s in Finance or Accounting strongly preferred.

How to Apply: The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. If interested, please submit:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Three employment references
4. City application

The deadline to apply is August 10, 2020, to:
City of Williamsport, Human Resources
Joellen Chappelle, Director of HR
245 W. 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7571
Email: HRDirector@CityofWilliamsport.org(electronic submission preferred)

The City of Williamsport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Derek Slaughter, Mayor
www.cityofwilliamsport.org

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