City Of Reading Employment Opportunities

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“The City of Reading, PA is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State, and Local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identities or expressions, national origin, religion, disability, protected veteran status and other protected classifications.  This policy applies to all employment decisions including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations."


Help Wanted -  Purchasing Assistant - Part Time | Network Administrator | Developer
Property Maintenance Inspector | Relief Video Monitor | Community Development Manager

Community Development Manager
Position Summary:

Serve as manager for the Community Development Division of the Community Development Department. Manage federal entitlement programs such as the NSP2 and ESG programs. Oversee other federal entitlement programs such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME. In addition, this position manages and applies for state, and local grants, HUD 108 loans, Brownfield Economic Development Initiatives (BEDIs), microloans to small businesses, economic development initiatives and the Blighted Property Review Committee while establishing and maintaining coordination among various nonprofit organizations and economic development entities.

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Relief Video Monitor
Position Summary:

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Keeps a constant surveillance on the monitoring cameras within the Center.
  • Alerts police to suspicious activity and crimes in progress.
  • Operates all surveillance camera equipment, including but not limited to Monitors, Computers, Digital Recorders, Cameras and Controllers.
  • Bookmarks, Exports, Copies, and Archives video data as instructed. Interacts with police officers, investigators, and District Attorney Staff in securing video for investigation and evidence.
  • Maintains professional demeanor and attitude while viewing cameras. Adheres to policies and procedures of Center, especially in regards to citizen privacy.

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Property Maintenance Inspector- This position will be responsible for inspecting single and multi-family dwellings within the City to ensure compliance to City-Housing Codes.
Position Summary:

  • Conduct daily inspection of single and multi-family dwellings.
  • Prepare inspection reports and send copy to owner of dwelling in violation, giving the appropriate amount of time to comply.
  • Make re-inspections after designated time to ensure compliance.
  • File prosecution with District judges if violations are not corrected.
  • Compile daily, weekly and monthly reports indicating quantity of inspections performed, number of violations found and status of corrections to violations.
  • Act as public relations representatives for City when making inspections.
  • Investigate complaints and attend court hearings as necessary.


Developer- Proven ability and flexibility to self-train and apply new principles and procedures, possess analytical, interpretive, organizational, and time management skills; demonstrable ability to multi-task and problem solve within a high stress environment, provable capability of maintaining a constant positive and professional attitude while under pressure, demonstrable ability to think quickly and effectively in the face of adversity, must be detail-oriented.
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Consult with users to identify current operating procedures and clarify program objectives.
  • Read manuals, periodicals and technical reports to learn ways to develop programs that
  • Meet user requirements.
  • Design programs to accomplish goals of users request.
  • Write documentation on program design and user operating procedures.
  • Assist the Lead Developer with development of new systems, updates to existing
  • systems, database maintenance, and answering questions from users.
  • Perform Web site development and updating.

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Network Administrator

Postion Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Install, configure and repair software/hardware, updates to the network, write specifications and assist in systems documentation and SOP’s.
  • Work with vendors to correct and solve problems encountered.
  • Monitor server performance and make recommendations to adjust server parameters to improve performance, and minimize user response times.
  • Diagnoses system hardware and software; recommends and performs remedial actions to correct problems.
  • Performs network administration functions which include, but are not limited to, adding users, defining, establishing and enforcing security access to data, identifying device access paths and availability, virus, back-up and security systems, as well as all other assigned systems/operations.
  • Performs other duties as needed.
  • On call 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

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Purchasing Assistant- Part Time
This position acts as an administrative assistant to the Purchasing Coordinator. The position is responsible for clerical duties within the office.
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If you are interested in becoming a City of Reading Firefighter/EMT, Firefighter/Paramedic or Police Officer please click their respective link for information on upcoming civil service testing .

You can also visit the City of Reading Pennsylvania Civil Service Board page on Facebook for information on upcoming Civil Service testing dates for both the Police Department as well as the Fire Department.


To apply for employment with the City of Reading, download and complete an Employment Application, and a Affirmative Action/EEO Information Request, specifying the type of employment/position you are applying for, attach resume' if applicable and send to:

Human Resources
City of Reading
815 Washington Street – Room 3-03
Reading, PA 19601
FAX: 610/372-3722

An EEO/AA Employer by choice.
Male/female/disability all given equal consideration

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