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City of Easton

Human Resources - Employment

The City of Easton's employment policies and practices are in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.

Located just 50 miles north of Philadelphia, 70 minutes from New York City and 30 minutes from the Poconos, the City of Easton, PA is a city with an interesting history dating back prior to the Revolutionary War. Home to 26,000 people, Easton is part of the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area, the third largest market in Pennsylvania.

Today it is a city on the edge of great happenings and wonderful opportunities with the recent adoption of a new Home Rule Charter. We are home to superior healthcare, excellent academic institutions, affordable housing, great arts community, historic business center with easy access to everywhere from the ABE International Airport.

THE CITY OF EASTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


The City of Easton is seeking qualified applicants for the listed positions. The job description links, where applicable, are listed below and/or can be obtained from the Human Resources Office at 1 South Third Street, Second Floor, Easton, PA or by phone requests at 610-250-6622.


Full-time Positions




Field Inspection Supervisor

Reports to Chief Codes Administrator

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary/Objective

Working under general supervision, this position is required to supervise staff, perform plan reviews, inspections and balance multiple complex objectives under time constraints utilizing various tools, software and technological devices to achieve these goals.

Position Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reviews plans and specifications submitted for compliance with the adopted codes, the zoning ordinance and applicable laws prior to issuing permits.
  • Inspections of buildings and properties for the enforcement of the adopted municipal ordinances and to insure their conformity with safety standards and elimination of fire hazards.
  • Inspects buildings and structures in the process of construction, alteration or repair for compliance with approved plans and specifications and all requirements of applicable ordinances and laws.
  • Issues building permits and furnishes the prescribed certificates of occupancy upon application.
  • Explains the requirements of the local building code, local zoning ordinances and other applicable laws to building contractors and to the general public.
  • Orders unsafe conditions in existing structures to be removed and arranges for condemnation notices to owners and builders of improper or hazardous structures.
  • Investigates complaints and assists in prosecuting violations of the building and fire prevention code and zoning ordinances.
  • Prepares reports and keeps related records.
  • Tabulates land use and other data; analyzes map data and drafts reports.
  • Develops planning data from interviews with agencies or persons involved in specific projects.
  • Reviews planning and environmental aspects of federal and state assisted projects; problems, zoning analyses, and performs related field studies;
  • Develops presentation material as assigned.
  • Attends day and evening meetings as required and/or requested.
  • Conducts field surveys of existing land use, urban renewal conditions, traffic.
  • Performs research investigations including statistical analysis, library research and personal contact with other agencies.

Analytical Ability
1. Demonstrate ability to identify problems and work creatively to resolve them.
2. Complete work within established time frames.
3. Communication proficiency.

Other Duties This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications Required for Appointment

Graduation from high school or GED, current certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry and the International Code Council in the following categories:
1. Commercial Building Inspector
2. Commercial Plumbing Inspector
3. Commercial Mechanical Inspector
4. Commercial Electrical Inspector
5. Commercial Energy Inspector
6. Any two other inspection or plan review categories

Education supplemented by three (3) years of experience in the building trades, engineering, code enforcement, architecture, building inspection; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

All applicants must complete an application and background investigation waiver form in addition to providing a letter of interest and résumé. Application and waiver forms are available for download below. Completed applications, background investigation waiver forms, letters of interest, and résumés may be sent to: City of Easton One S. Third Street, Human Resources Department - 2nd Floor Easton, PA 18042 or submitted via email to:humanresources@easton-pa.gov.

The cut-off for applications is Friday, July 24, 2015.

The City of Easton offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

  • Field Inspection Supervisor (download description))
  • Employment Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation



    DIRECTOR OF FINANCE


    Reports to City Administrator

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Summary/Objective
    Performs a variety of complex supervisory, professional, administrative and technical accounting and finance functions in maintaining the fiscal records and systems of the City.

    Position Responsibilities
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Manages and supervises assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed.
    • Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
    • Maintains and balances accounts against other accounting records; prepares monthly financial reports of City departments and other special reports and financial statements; makes adjustment entries as required.
    • Reconciles account balances and prepares schedules for independent auditors for annual audits.
    • Works with City Administrator in the preparation of annual budget.
    • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
    • Develops financial studies and plans. Forecasts, estimates, and monitors the financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal well being of the City.
    • Administers the financial aspects of payroll, employee benefits, and pensions.
    • Manages the investment and custody of all City funds.
    • Establishes and maintains internal control procedures and assures that state and national standard accounting procedures are maintained.
    • Supervises and directs preparation of the collection of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations.
    • Maintains financial records and prepares financial reports.
    • Oversees the central computerized financial and management information system; budget preparation and execution; and the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts of the City.
    • Serves on pension board when required by City Code.
    • Attends to other financial management matters as assigned by the City Administrator.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

    Other Duties
    This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Qualifications Required for Appointment
    Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible municipal finance work or shall be qualified to become a GFOA Certified Government Finance Officer as established by City Charter.

    Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    1. Knowledge of modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices.
    2. Familiarity of office automation and computerized financial applications, including Microsoft Excel.
    3. Understanding of public finance and fiscal planning; payroll and accounts payable and reporting systems.
    4. GAAFR, GAAP and GASB.
    5. Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures.
    6. Ability to effectively supervise staff, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the ability to communicate effective orally and in writing.

    All applicants must complete an application and background investigation waiver form in addition to providing a letter of interest and résumé. Application and waiver forms are available for download below. Completed applications, background investigation waiver forms, letters of interest, and résumés may be sent to: City of Easton One S. Third Street, Human Resources Department - 2nd Floor Easton, PA 18042 or submitted via email to: humanresources@easton-pa.gov.

    The cut-off for applications is Friday, June 26, 2015 but, the position will be open until filled.

    The City of Easton offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

  • Director of Finance (download description))
  • Employment Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation



    THE CITY OF EASTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



    Part-time Positions




    SEASONAL PART-TIME CDL DRIVERS WANTED:


    The City of Easton is seeking seasonal part-time CDL drivers to operate the Easton Trolley. The trolley is intended to be a free attraction that will primarily circulate around the City’s downtown area to highlight historic sites as well as bring visitors to Hugh Moore Park for the Canal Museum and boat ride.

    The 2015 Trolley season will generally run from June through September and tentative days of operation will be Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The hourly wage for this position will be $18.00/hr. Minimum requirements are a Class B CDL license with passenger endorsement and at least 3 years of commercial passenger driving experience.

    If you are interested in this opportunity applications may be downloaded by clicking on the link below. Questions or requests for information should be sent to: humanresources@easton-pa.gov.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the United States and that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

  • Trolley DriverEmployment Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation



  • Parking Enforcement Officer (download description)
  • Employment Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation



  • School Crossing Guard (download description)
  • Employment Application
  • Waiver and Release For Background Investigation



    All information should be submitted to:

    Human Resources Manager
    1 South Third Street
    Easton, PA 18042
    email humanresources@easton-pa.gov




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