City Of Reading Employment Opportunities

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Help Wanted -  Developer | Telecommunicator I – Part Time
Sewers Supervisor


Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Supervises the activities of assigned crew personnel and enforces working rules in accordance with established operating and safety procedures and advises and prepares disciplinary action when warranted.
  • Plans and schedules work on a daily basis and tracks team payroll and attendance as well as daily updates of data on team’s work activities based upon work orders.
  • Supervises the use of inspection, repair, excavation, and safety equipment by assigned crew.
  • Responds to emergencies as may arise in the sanitary sewer or stormwater collection systems while on shift and after-hours as necessary.
  • Reviews and inspects available records and technical data to prepare for assigned tasks; investigates, diagnoses and recommends methods for the correction of abnormalities occurring in conveyance systems to ensure team operations meet local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Responsible for the implementation of work zone traffic control and team safety practices.
  • Plans, schedules and supervises the use of staff, materials, and equipment in various operating modes to determine the most efficient mode of operation and use of personnel and equipment.
  • Communicates in a courteous manner with contractors and the general public as calls or inquiries may arise and determines appropriate course of action based on situation.
  • Collects data from crew personnel and prepares work order reports to chart actual time and materials in maintenance management system. Uses computer and appropriate software to input appropriate data, generate reports, and review data.
  • Recommends improvements and participates in projects to improve operations, maintenance, safety, and/or efficiency.
  • Attends professional seminars, meetings and conferences to obtain required certifications and to maintain professional competency.
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Answer telephones for emergency and non-emergency citizen requests for police assistance.
  • Complete Assignment Cards or Computerized Assignment entries and forward to the assigned Radio Dispatcher.
  • Sign out keys for unmarked police vehicles.
  • Retrieve and enter information into law enforcement computer systems.
  • Refer the public to other agencies for assistance.
  • Maintain various clerical duties as assigned.
  • Monitor burglar alarms, panic alarms, fire alarms, and security systems.
  • Operate police radio communications on a regular frequency.
  • Monitor City and County Fire, EMS, and Police Communications network if assigned.
  • Run License checks on computer for use by Central records, District Courts, and authorized City Agencies.
  • Dispatch police calls on assigned and unassigned calls, including assignment and backup units.
  • Handle complaints in absence of desk sergeants.

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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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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 .


To apply for employment with the City of Reading, download and complete an Employment Application 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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