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 - Property Maintenance Inspector Supervisor | Human Resources Generalist
Residential/Commercial Building Inspector


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 Generalist

Position Summary:
The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for regular daily operations within the Human Resources Division under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, which include the following functional areas: administering policies and procedures, programs and practices: including planning, organizing, training and development. Additional responsibilities include departmental development, employee relations, benefits and compensation. The Human Resources Generalist carries out the practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented and a high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of the workforce.

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Residential/Commercial Building Inspector

Position Summary:
The Community Development Department is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, ICC Certified Residential & Commercial Building Inspector and plans examiner. This position is responsible for enforcing the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Codes (PA UCC) and City of Reading Amendments and Ordinances, ensuring their correct application in the field and reviewing construction documents & permit applications for compliance.

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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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