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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 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

Maintenance Mechanic

Department of Public Works/Property Maintenance

The City of Easton seeks applicants for the position of Maintenance Mechanic in the Property Maintenance Bureau which is a part of the Department of Public Works.

Working under the supervision and guidance, both directly and indirectly, of the Director of Public Works and the Supervisor and Foreman of Property Maintenance, Parking Garage, and Labor Pool, the incumbent performs proficiently at a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks at the journeyman’s level in such trades as carpentry, construction, plumbing, etc. at or on all city property. The degree of available supervision differs according to the location and nature of assignment.

Work involves the performance of both heavy and light manual work of a journeyman’s level in the aforementioned building trades both independently and as part of a team.

To apply for this position, a person must:

  • possess a current, valid PA driver’s license and a safe driving record. The City reserves the right to require a person in this position to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and will allow a period of twelve (12) months to do so.
  • possess a high school diploma or a GED equivalent;
  • have a minimum of three (3) years vocational instruction and training in carpentry, masonry, and plumbing and demonstrated significant experience working in the trades; equivalent experience, training, and/or education may be considered by management.
  • have considerable knowledge of grades or quality of materials and supplies needed in carpentry work;
  • have working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to municipal construction, maintenance and repair activities;
  • have the ability to apply journey level carpentry, construction, plumbing, and other trade skills to work projects and the ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion in a reasonable time;
  • be skilled in the operation and care of listed tools and equipment;
  • have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • be able to understand and carry out written and oral instructions;
  • have the ability to work under varying weather conditions;
  • be in good physical condition because work involves heavy lifting and/or other activities that are physically exerting and are performed for extended periods of time, often under adverse conditions;
  • have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and vendors;
  • be self-motivated and reliable;
  • be able to work independently or as part of a team;
  • be available for overtime for city special events, weather-related events, and other city business; and
  • must be available to be on-call when necessary

All applicants must complete an application and background investigation waiver form in addition to providing a cover letter and resumé. Applications and waiver forms are available by using the link below or may be obtained in the Human Resources Office on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 1 South Third Street. Completed applications, background investigation waiver forms, cover letters and resumés may be sent to the above address or to

The 2014 hourly rate for this position is $21.22. Please note that the hourly rate will be reduced during the eighteen (18) month probationary period in compliance with the Bargaining Agreement between the City and AFSCME, Local 447.

Deadline for receipt of complete application packets is Wednesday,September 24, 2014.


Part-time Positions

All information should be submitted to:

Human Resources Manager
1 South Third Street
Easton, PA 18042

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