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
Network Engineer | Auditing Coordinator | Equipment Operator II - Recycling
Maintenance Worker II - Recycling | Maintenance Mechanic - Garage | Human Resources Assistant

Property Maintenance Inspector Supervisor | Equipment Operator II - Streets

 

Equipment Operator II - Streets
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Operate - loaders, backhoes, mowers, tractors, snow plows (small/large)
  • Indoor & Outdoor work of a physical nature as in raking, sweeping streets.
  • Temporarily filling in for other departments within Public Works.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Wide Variety of work areas including:
    • Snow removal
    • Road work
    • Truck driving
    • Heavy equipment operations
    • Leaf Collections
 
 

Property Maintenance Inspector Supervisor
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for direct supervision for all Property Maintenance Inspectors and supervises Codes daily operations
  • Works to ensure that all personnel are following the established Standard Operating Procedures set forth by the Codes Administrator
  • Ensure that all Property Maintenance Inspectors are following the appropriate City of Reading Ordinances as well as The City of Reading’s Property Maintenance Code
  • Inspect single and multi-family dwellings in the City to ensure compliance with all City Ordinances and City Codes
  • Uses computer and appropriate software to generate reports and input appropriate data
  • Communicate in a courteous manner with public as calls may arise and determine appropriate course of action based on nature of call.
  • Undertake special studies, projects, assignments or related work as required or directed
  • Must be able to work different shifts as assigned. Shifts will be based upon the work schedule of the Property Maintenance Inspectors, which will be set by the Codes Administrator
  • Discipline personnel if appropriate
  • Ability to supervise a wide variety of personnel
  • Must be able to accept instruction, formulate appropriate action plans, and ensure compliance with plans and procedures
  • Must be courteous and professional at all times with both City personnel and the general public
 
 

Human Resources Assistant- This position provides information and assistance to City employees and the general public regarding Human Resources and Payroll activities, processes, bargaining, policies and procedures.
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Basic human resources functions and procedures.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Perform a wide variety of responsible clerical, administrative and office support duties in support of the City’s Human Resources Department.
  • Provide customer service, both in-person and by telephone; screen and direct calls; take and relay messages; answer questions from employees and the general public regarding human resources and payroll issues, rules, and regulations relating to human resources management and compensation; respond to employment verification requests and other requests for information.
  • Regularly handles highly confidential and sensitive information with professionalism.
  • Compile, verify and enter payroll data such as hours worked, taxes, insurance and union dues to be withheld and other records. Compute and posts wages and reconcile errors to maintain accurate payroll records. After payroll is complete, sort and distribute paychecks.
  • Process garnishments and wage deductions.
  • Completes Unemployment Compensation paperwork.
  • Record changes affecting net wages, such as exemptions, insurance coverage and other payments for each employee to update master payroll records. Maintain a record of leave pay and nontaxable wages.
  • Process third party vendor payments.
  • Understand and accurately follow instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Perform a variety of general office support duties; make copies; maintain calendar of activities, meetings, and various events for assigned staff; process mail including receiving, sorting, time-stamping, logging, and distributing incoming and outgoing correspondence and packages.
 
 

Maintenance Mechanic - Garage- This role is responsible for repair, inspection and maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment.
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

• Repair, service and maintain automotive and truck equipment.
• Required to make major engine repairs to diesel and gasoline engines.
• Removal or light repair of auto and manual transmissions, clutches and differentials.
• Must be able to replace most brake systems and adjust, etc.
• Test equipment and vehicles for problems and safety hazards in compliance to code standards.
• Conduct state motor vehicle inspections and emissions testing on vehicles and equipment.
• May be required to perform inspections and repairs of trailers and other equipment.
 
 
 

Maintenance Worker II - Recycling

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

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions along with being able to operate small power equipment.
  • They must be able to lift 50-100 pounds, and because this is a labor type position they may come into contact with waste or spilled liquids.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and will be required to work some Holidays and Saturday’s as outlined with the work schedule.
  • They must be able to work overtime if required by supervisor.
  • The typical hours of work are 6:00 am to 2:30 pm with the exception of those requirements listed above.

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Equipment Operator II - Recycling

Position Summary:
The Equipment Operator II position in the Recycling Department will work with bucket trucks, loaders, backhoes, sweepers, rollers, large & small plow & salt spreaders, compacters. They will be asked to work winter shift work as assigned and will be required to work some weekends, and holidays.

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Auditing Coordinator

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

  • Coordinates internal financial and operational audit committee to assure satisfaction of City audit requirements.
  • Prepares in-depth audit reports for departmental review.
  • Works with independent auditors in order to follow-up on implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Interview employees and supervisors of various departments in order to gather information regarding a particular function.
  • Assist City Auditor in review and determination of policy revisions or additions.
  • Determines varied methods of auditing and is responsible for choosing the most appropriate method for a particular department.
  • Handles scheduling of departmental audits.
  • Develops and writes audit procedures for inclusion in uniformed manual to be used within the City.

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Network Engineer

Position 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.
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement new hardware and software for the entire network.
  • Work closely with vendors to correct and solve problems encountered.
  • Monitor traffic flow and volume on the networks, server performance and make recommendations to adjust network parameters to improve performance, and minimize user response times.
  • Diagnoses system hardware and software; recommends and performs remedial actions to correct problems.
  • Performs network system functions which include, but are not limited to, adding users, defining, establishing and enforcing security access to data, identifying device access paths and availability, and maintains DR, virus, back-up and security systems, as well as all other assigned infrastructure systems/operations.
  • On call 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

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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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Fire/Police

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.

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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
EMAIL: jobs@readingpa.org

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

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