Job Postings

Deputy Fire Chief

Williamsport Bureau of Fire
JOB POSTING
DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

The City of Williamsport is seeking an administrative professional with leadership abilities to strengthen and maintain a focused team of paid firefighters. The Deputy Fire Chief is an administrative position responsible for administering and directing activities within the Bureau of Fire under the direction of the Fire Chief. Primary responsibilities include managing the day-to-day operations of the Bureau of Fire to include emergency response, training, and community risk reduction, and collaboration with the Fire Chief and direct reports to ensure bureau activities and programs align with established goals and objectives. The Deputy Fire Chief will ensure a high standard of performance is established with the Bureau of Fire personnel and foster an atmosphere of continuous improvement in all areas of life safety and risk reduction.
The Fire Department is comprised of two fire stations and currently has 33 employees (including Deputy Fire Chief, Command Staff, Firefighters, and Administrative Personnel).
The ideal candidate shall have the following minimum qualifications:
• 10 years of progressively responsible career fire service experience with at least four years at the rank of Captain or higher.
• Completion of an Associate’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Business/Public Administration, or a closely related field.

• Currently possess and maintain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (Out of state candidates must obtain National Registry or Pennsylvania state certification within 18 months of hire).
• Experience developing, managing and delivering fire department or emergency service training programs.
• Possess the following certifications:
o Firefighter II
o Fire Officer II
o Fire Instructor II
• Possess NIMS compliance in all of the following:
o ICS-100
o ICS-200
o ICS-300
o ICS-400
o IS-700
o IS-800
Preferred Qualifications
• Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Fire Science, Fire Administration, Business/Public Administration, or a closely related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.
• Fire Inspector I
Supplemental Information
Application Requirements & Deadline:
Salary: $82,859.08.
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following by Friday, May 8, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.:

Complete City of Williamsport online application;
• Resume;
• Cover letter; and
• Three (3) professional references.

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Information Technology (IT) Technician

City of Williamsport
Job Description
Job Title: Information Technology (IT) Technician
Department: Information Technology
Reports To: IT Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt/Hourly
Position Type: Full-time/At-Will
Position Summary: Responsible for the execution of all IT support functions (computers, networks, internet access, telephones, etc.) for City Hall, Public Works, Fire Station, River Valley Transit (RVT) and all City managed facilities. This includes supporting all IT operations to meet employee requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing infrastructures, applications, and deployment of new technical solutions.
Essential Functions:
• Serve as the initial point of contact on all IT support related matters for all City facilities (City Hall/Police, Public Works, Fire Station, River Valley Transit (RVT) and City managed facilities).
• Work closely with the IT Manager to ensure compatibility and consistency of systems and processes.
• Collaborate with City IT administration on implementing and promoting IT solutions relating to City technology plans and goals.
• Recommending various guidelines for evaluating the IT systems and determining where changes should be made.
• Assist in budgeting for IT expenses, including the purchase of new equipment, software, infrastructure, and other related services when needed.
• Develop, design, and implement new applications and changes to existing computer systems and software packages.
• Responsible for inventory, deployment, and disposition of hardware and software.
• Maintain and update the City managed websites.
• Monitor the City’s networks ensuring that they are running efficiently, securely, and optimally.
• Support all employee computers, tablets, cell phones, and in-vehicle technology.
• Work closely with all City employees to assess and respond to IT needs.
• Research and evaluate new technologies and update knowledge and skills as required.
• Maintain security and privacy of the technology systems, communication lines (telephone and cell phone) and equipment.
• Other related duties as assigned
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Able to interact with software effectively.
• Knowledge of desktop and mobile operating systems.
• Knowledge of networking, including but not limited to switches, firewalls, and routers.
• Knowledge of configuration, installation, maintenance; design, support, and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN/ WLAN networks supporting VOIP telephony, PCs, VPN and P2P networks and other systems.
• Knowledge of general troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
• Knowledge of server virtualization in an HA redundant environment.
• Able to prepare and present verbal and written reports clearly and concisely.
• Able to communicate, read, write and understand the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
• Able to work independently to complete required tasks.
• Able to be organized and maintain clean accurate files.
• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, City officials, other government agencies and the public.
• Able to work in a constant state of alertness and a safe manner.
• Able to work with minimal direct supervision
Qualifications:
• Graduate from college or university with an Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology.
• Preferred three (3) years of progressive experience in working in a technical support role.
• Any combination is equivalent to experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.
• Must submit to and pass a drug and alcohol screening.
• Due to access to sensitive law enforcement information, the candidate must submit to extensive background and criminal history checks and must be fingerprinted.
• The successful candidate must pass necessary CIJS coursework within 30 days of hire.
Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to sit at a desk for prolong periods of time using a PC work station, approximately 6-7 hours per day.
• Must be able to use a telephone and e-mail to communicate.
• Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, kneel; reach above shoulder level and twist body periodically throughout the day.
• Must possess sight/hearing senses so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
• Ability to utilize hands for repetitive actions.
• Reasonable accommodations will be made to achieve the essential functions of this position.
• Must be able to lift thirty-five (35) pounds.
Working Conditions:
• Will work alone, with others and around others.
• Will work mostly in an office setting.
• 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.

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Director, Community & Economic Development

NOTICE OF JOB OPENING
CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT

Position: Director, Community & Economic Development
Location: City of Williamsport
Posted: March 6, 2020
Application Due: March 16, 2020
Type of Position: Full-time/Non-Union
Work hours: 35 hours 5 days a week (Monday thru Friday)
Deadline Date: March 16, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, and City application to hrdirector@cityofwilliamsport.org

Position Summary: The primary purpose of the job position is to direct and supervise the activities of the Economic and Community Development Department. The position will work under the administrative direction of the Mayor, and assist the Mayor and Director of Administration with policy and legislative research and analysis related to planning and community development. In addition, this position will serve as technical advisor to the City Council, Planning Commission and Redevelopment Authority.

This position is completely funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in the Federal Budget.

Essential Functions:

• Represent the Economic and Community Development Department and adopted city policy with the general public, community groups and other agencies.
• Plan, direct and supervise the operations of the Economic and Community Development Department.
• Select, train and supervise Economic and Community Development personnel.
• Prepare, monitor and authorize expenditures of the Economic and Community Development Department budget.
• Prepare and present staff reports and recommendations on community development issues.
• Provide excellent customer service through effective communication with citizens, the development of industry, regulatory agencies and other public agencies; and through efficient organization of work to meet deadlines and budget constraints.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected and appointed officials, other managers, employees, other agency and professional colleagues, applicants and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner.
• Other related duties as assigned
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 have knowledge of 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 working familiarity with related office equipment.
• Must have a current valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and personal vehicle for work-related use.

Education and Experience:
• Graduate from college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning, economics, community development, public administration, geography, business administration or other field closely related to the position.
• Preferred three (3) years of professional field experience with a public agency or experience as a planning director.

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 sense, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
• Ability to utilize hands for repetitive actions.

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.

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Fire Chief

CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT
JOB POSTING
FIRE CHIEF

The City of Williamsport is seeking an experienced professional with proven leadership abilities to strengthen and maintain a focused team of paid firefighters and oversee the management and operations of the City of Williamsport Fire Department. The position, hired by and reporting to the Mayor, will ensure the department carries out the City’s values, including progressive innovation, productive communication, winning teamwork, trusted service, and valued employees. The position is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all Fire Department operations; managing a $6+ million budget; managing personnel and public information; and coordinating fire activities with other agencies, City officials, and the Mayor.
The Fire Department is comprised of two fire stations and currently has 33 employees (including 2 Deputy Chiefs, Command Staff, Firefighters, and Administrative Personnel).
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
• Positive and effective leadership abilities;
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills; and
• Extensive knowledge of fire administration, fire suppression operations including modern firefighting techniques and equipment, fire prevention, ISO, fire science accreditation process, national incident management system, and fire policies, laws, and regulations.
• The ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with City officials, City leaders, other law enforcement and the general public.
Minimum Qualifications
Successful candidates must possess:
• A bachelor’s degree with coursework in fire science, fire administration, business administration, or related field and extensive progressive administrative experience of a wide and progressively responsible nature in the fire services industry, including considerable supervisory experience in a career fire department. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted.
• Certification as a Fire Officer IV.
• A valid driver’s license.
Supplemental Information
Application Requirements & Deadline:
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following by Friday, February 14, 2020, at 5:00 pm:
• Complete City of Williamsport online application;
• Resume;
• Cover letter; and
• Three (3) professional references.

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