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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 and accompanying documents for each position are available by clicking on the applicable link. Once downloaded they can be filled out and mailed or dropped off at the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 123 South Third Street, Easton, PA 18042 between 8:30AM and 4:30PM, Monday thru Friday.


Full Time Positions


Entry Level Fire Fighter

Applicants please see the PDF link below. Any questions or request for information should be sent to humanresources@easton-pa.gov.

Entry Fire Fighter Application DOWNLOAD

The City of Easton is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.




Driver I/Laborer


Department of Public Works/Bureau Parks

Class Title: Driver I/Laborer
Department of Public Works/Bureau of Parks


Class Definition:Working under the direct supervision of the Supervisor of Parks and the Foreman of Parks, a person in this class involves the performance of a variety of manual labor, unskilled, semi-skilled, and technical tasks in the maintenance and operation of buildings, grounds, open spaces, parks and recreation systems within the Bureau of Parks using various types of municipal equipment and automotive or motorized equipment and power tools. Employees in this class are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of assigned equipment to provide a variety of services to the citizens of the City.

Distinguishing Features of Work: Work involves the performance of both heavy and light manual work of a routine nature. Works is usually done as a member of responsibility for the routine operations of any and all assigned vehicular equipment as required. Drivers are required to make minor repairs to equipment including the installation, removal and repair of tire chains and to be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the equipment. When not driving, repairing, or servicing equipment, drivers are required to do other manual work as directed. Assignments may follow an established and detailed routine. Work may be under immediate supervision, and is subject to check in progress and/or upon completion. Work may be done on an individual basis or as part of a team.

Examples of Work: (Note: The following examples are only illustrative of the kind of work to be performed by persons in this class and are not intended to be all inclusive or exclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position). This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Performs a wide variety of tasks in the construction, landscape, repair and maintenance of parks, including pick and shovel work, grading, patching, spreading gravel, stone or other construction materials. Cleans and sweeps streets and gutters. Drives required vehicles in the line of snow removal. Drives seasonal employees to and from work sites and assists them in whatever project may be assigned to them. Drags ball fields; lines fields for games. Maintains parks and open space areas such as baseball and soccer fields; mows and weeds; cleans and maintains various sports facilities; i.e., basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis, and any other facility designated. Inspects, washes, and performs routine maintenance of park drinking fountains and restrooms. Sweeps, washes, paints, and repairs or replaces park tables. Performs semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, and other unskilled and semi-skilled work. Performs routine maintenance on lawn and power equipment. Assists in the maintenance of the municipal swimming pools. Plants lawns, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Carries out the seeding, fertilizing, top dressing, soil, conditioning, watering and the pest and weed control of parks and open spaces. Maintains and adjusts specialized turfgrass equipment and tools, including tractors, mowers, and string trimmers, and bed edgers. Drives vehicles and equipment to various work sites, and then assists other personnel in whatever duties are to be performed. Shows proficiency in operating construction equipment and requisite attachments pertaining to utility tractors, skid-steers, compact excavators, wheel loaders, backhoes, mowers, various trucks and trailers, steam cleaners, washers, and other equipment as needed. Maintains current skills and knowledge in the proper and safe techniques of building and grounds maintenance functions. Collects and disposes of solid waste from buildings and grounds; picks up litter from premises. Opens and closes, locks and unlocks facilities as needed. Assists in setting up and taking down equipment for various park and recreation programs; prepares facilities for park and recreation program use. Installs and maintains goal posts and nets for sports facilities; including soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis and basketball. Assists in the construction of new parks facilities, including clearing, grading, drainage, and foundation work. Drives one ton dump truck for collection and removal of trash from parks and recreation sites throughout the city. Completes records, work logs as needed. Carries pager for occasional duty. Performs emergency and scheduled overtime duty as needed. Performs a variety of miscellaneous duties such as running errands, picking up supplies needed for the Bureau of Parks and Recreation.

Tools and Equipment Used: Pickup truck, one ton dump truck, stake body truck, and other vehicles assigned to Parks and Recreation; lawn and landscaping equipment, including tractors, mowers, airifier, chain saw, edgers, weed trimmers, electric motors, pumps, sprinklers, irrigation systems; miscellaneous hand and power tools for turf maintenance, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, and cement finishing work; swimming pool equipment including chlorination system, pumps, boiler, valves, filtration devices, gauges, etc; janitorial equipment including floor buffers, steam cleaner, carpet cleaners, washers, vacuums, mops, brooms, and dusting equipment.

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 regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is required to work outside on a year round basis regardless of the season and the temperature or weather conditions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described her are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job; the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions which are often adverse. The employee works outside on a year round basis regardless of the season. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, fumes or airborne particles, insects, adverse conditions of all types while performing grounds maintenance, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk or electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee may also be required to work in a different bureau within the Department of Public Works, to aid in the completion of a task or project as needed.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Willingness and ability to perform manual labor. Will complete course work and obtain certification for Playground Safety Inspector if requested. Ability to perform occasional or continuous heavy labor and work all day at laborious and strenuous tasks under adverse weather conditions; ability to walk and stand for long periods of time; ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to understand, follow, transmit, and carry out assigned tasks on the basis of written and oral instructions; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the public. Knowledge of the laws and ordinances regulating the operation of vehicles upon the road. Must be thoroughly safety conscious, taking precautionary measures when performing duties. Proficient knowledge of the mechanics of gasoline and diesel powered equipment. Must be able to operate and be licensed for vehicles and/or equipment which are or which may be assigned. Ability to service, care for and make minor operating repairs and adjustments to automotive equipment. Ability to participate in setting up and breaking down vehicles and equipment used for seasonal work. Working knowledge and skill in the safe and proper use of equipment, materials, and supplies used in building and grounds maintenance; working knowledge and skill in the safe and proper use of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs. Must be able to efficiently operate manual transmission vehicles and/or machinery. Must be available for pager duty on occasional basis. Must be self-motivated. Must be reliable, thorough, dependable with the ability to work both independently and as part of a work team. Must be able to instruct employees regarding proper use of equipment or procedures. Must be able to operate tractors, ride-on zero-turn mowers, string trimmers, push behind mowers, snow blowers, backpack blowers, and all other bureau equipment.

Qualifications Required for Appointment: Must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license of a Class C or better and a safe driving record. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Some previous experience in the performance of heavy manual labor. Some previous experience in the safe use and operation of machinery and tools. Previous experience and knowledge in the lawn and landscape industry pertaining to turfgrass and general plant sciences, arboriculture and urban forestry, proper hardscape construction and maintenance, and have an ability to read and understand basic construction drawings is preferred. Sufficient training to insure ability to understand instructions; or any combination of experience and related education. Must be able to efficiently operate manual transmission vehicles and/or machinery. Must be available to work overtime for special events, weather-related events, and other city business. May be required to be on-call.

Work Schedule: Per established departmental policy.

To apply for this position, a completed application of employment, background investigation form, letter of interest and resume should be sent to The City of Easton, 123 South Third Street, Human Resources, Easton, PA 18042 or via e-mail to humanresources@easton-pa.gov. Forms can be completed on line, however they must be printed and signed. Electronic signatures are not acceptable. Deadline for receipt of completed application packet is Friday, February 26, 2016




Motors Mechanic


Department of Public Works/Bureau of Motors

Class Title: Motors Mechanic – Truck and Passenger Vehicle
Department of Public Works/Bureau of Motors


Class Definition: Working under the general direction of the Director of Public Works and the garage supervisor, the incumbent is primarily responsible for planning and executing complex truck & passenger vehicle repairs and maintenance.

Distinguishing Features of Work: Work involves the performance of maintenance and repair of all City vehicles and equipment. Maintenance work is both preventive and corrective in nature. The incumbent works independently and as part of a group under the general supervision of the Bureau Supervisor and Departmental Director. Work is subject to inspection while in progress and also upon completion. The work involves the performance of a variety of routine and complex administrative, skilled, and technical work in operating, maintaining, and repairing vehicles and motorized equipment used throughout the City. Repairs and maintenance are performed in accordance with industry-accepted mechanical standards and in compliance with federal and state regulations. Safety of vehicles and equipment is paramount.

Examples of Work: (Note: The following examples of work are only illustrative of the kind of work to be performed by persons of this class and are not intended to be all inclusive or exclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.) This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Plans, carries out and evaluates preventive maintenance schedules for all trucks, construction equipment, passenger vehicles and other ancillary equipment. Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools. Tests, services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment. Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work. Repairs brake, engine, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems. Cuts and welds metal and performs body repair, touch up and related work. Changes and repairs tires and tubes. Evaluates status of mechanical equipment and vehicles and performs or schedules needed repairs. Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair, or replacement. Adheres to shop procedures and budget data for the maintenance and repair of vehicles and mechanical systems. Advises supervisor of the necessity to purchase equipment, parts, and supplies used for vehicle and mechanical system maintenance. Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate. Assists in the preparation of bid specifications for vehicles and mechanical equipment. Assists in the preparation and administration of mechanical budgets in conformance with adopted policies and procedures. Maintains records of maintenance performed, parts replaced, repairs made, and other specialized maintenance records of equipment and mechanical equipment. Operates specific types of City equipment such as front-end loaders, backhoes, small and large trucks, and fork lifts.

Tools and Equipment Used: Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing and diagnostic purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone, mobile or portable radio.

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 use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk sit and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Extensive and thorough knowledge of gas and diesel engine repairs and overall automotive mechanics; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade; considerable knowledge of transmissions, hydraulics, fire pumps and valves, generators, and welding; price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment; working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to municipal maintenance and repair activities; working knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools used in modern equipment maintenance. Skill in the operation of all tools and equipment required to maintain the municipal fleet, particularly heavy trucks and equipment. Ability to establish and maintain effective preventive maintenance programs, policies and procedures; Ability to maintain effective accounting procedures; Ability to effectively instruct subordinates in the proper methods, procedures and safety precautions involved in vehicle and equipment repair. Ability to direct jobs safely, efficiently, and economically. Ability to estimate the need for, and to requisition tools, equipment and materials. Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the public. Extensive knowledge of modern repair techniques and troubleshooting methods for passenger vehicles and commercial trucks and heavy equipment.

Qualifications Required for Appointment: Valid State Driver's License with ability to obtain CDL-B endorsement within one year of employment. Must possess a Valid PA inspection and emissions license. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent plus significant specialized training in automotive mechanics and maintenance. Significant knowledge and experience repairing and maintaining trucks, both diesel and gas, and passenger vehicles. Must have at least five (5) consecutive years of full-time employment experience in repairing and maintaining vehicles. Candidate shall have been employed as a vehicle mechanic within a period of one year prior to the advertisement of this position. Thorough knowledge of automotive electrical systems and troubleshooting/diagnostics is preferred. Educational achievements such as ASE, Master Technician, or manufacturer certifications are preferred. Ability to obtain certifications within eighteen (18) months of employment in this position such as Ford, John Deere, International, GM, or ASE as determined by the Director of Public Works and/or the Motors Supervisor. Willingness to attend training classes including as determined to be appropriate by the Director of Public Works and/or Motors Supervisor. Must be available to work overtime, respond to emergency call-outs, and be on-call for emergencies. Must have full complement of automotive hand tools in order to perform job duties.

Work Schedule: Per established departmental policy.

To apply for this position, a completed application of employment, background investigation form, letter of interest and resume should be sent to The City of Easton, 123 South Third Street, Human Resources, Easton, PA 18042 or via e-mail to humanresources@easton-pa.gov. Forms can be completed on line, however they must be printed and signed. Electronic signatures are not acceptable. Deadline for receipt of completed application packet is Friday, February 26, 2016




THE CITY OF EASTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER



Part-time Positions

There are no Part-time Positions available at this time.




All information should be submitted to:

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




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