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 - Assistant Municipal Operations ManagerUtilities EngineerLab Technician
Human Resources Generalist |
 Telecommunicator I
Public Works Director
| Foreman - Supervisor 1st Level
Residential/Commercial Building Inspector


Assistant Municipal Operations Manager

Assist in the supervision of all facets of the Citizens Service Center (CSC) daily operations and planning, including Treasury, the Call Center, Mailroom and the Counter.
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Reconciliation of Treasury daily functions and City banking, including wire transfers
  • Provide oversight to staff as needed in all CSC facets: Treasury, Call Center, Mailroom, and Counter
  • Research, resolve, and respond professionally to customers, co-workers, and professionals inquiries, requests, and complaints
  • Create standard operation procedures as needed
  • Assist in the oversight of taxes, utilities, licenses, and any other applicable city related fees collection and billing
  • Assist in the preparation of the reporting for the division
  • Court appearances on behalf of the City
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers and coworkers
  • Capable of training staff to perform required tasks
  • Ability to multi-task, work, and think independently
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

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Utilities Engineer

Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Prepare plans and specifications for utility system improvements and services.
  • Develop and manage utilities division project and programs plans and schedules.
  • Manage and/or assist with engineering data, manuals, prints, drawings, etc.
  • Support day to day lab, operations, maintenance, safety activities from a utilities engineering perspective.
  • Create necessary utilities division engineering files and records as necessary.
  • Evaluate and recommend any updates to software as deemed appropriate.
  • Prepare cost estimates for Utilities Division projects and programs.
  • Work with consulting engineer on Utilities Division projects and programs.
  • Prepare progress and final reports.
  • Attend meeting to gather, understand, document and respond to internal and external requirement.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Reconcile payment requests from contractors, consultants, and engineering service providers.
  • Work with contractors, consultants and service providers to monitor progress versus schedule, including receipt and review of required reports.
  • Required to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Detail oriented, and able to adhere to strict deadlines.

Lab Technician

Seeking a person to analyze and monitor wastewater and industrial waste samples.
Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Analysis of samples in the City’s accredited laboratory: Samples include but are not limited to: process, regulatory and industrial.
  • Sampling of Industries as part of the Pretreatment program.
  • General laboratory upkeep and sustainability.
  • Data input and analysis
  • Good Organizational, documentation, observation, troubleshooting and communication skills.
  • You may come in contact with wastewater, wastewater byproducts and/or exposed to wastewater related odors and fumes.

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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.


Telecommunicator I - Part-Time

Position Summary:

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Answering telephones for emergency and non-emergency citizens requests for police assistance.
  • Complete Assignment Cards or Computerized Assignment entries and forwards them to the assigned Radio Dispatcher.
  • Signs out keys for unmarked police vehicles.
  • Retrieves and enters information into law enforcement computer systems.
  • Refers the public to other agencies for assistance.
  • Maintain various clerical duties as assigned.
  • Monitors burglar alarms, panic alarms, fire alarms, and security systems.
  • Operate police radio communications on a regular frequency.
  • Monitors City and County Fire, EMS, and Police Communications network if assigned.
  • Runs 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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Public Works Director

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Managing Director, provides senior leadership, policy direction, and strategic focus for the Department of Public Works including all engineering, traffic engineering, transportation, fleet maintenance, facilities maintenance, parks, streets, wastewater treatment plant, sanitary and storm water collection, and solid waste services.


Foreman - Supervisor 1st Level

Position Summary:

  • Supervises the activities of assigned crew personnel and ensures adherence to established operational guidance and procedures developed in cooperation with management.
  • Enforces working rules in accordance with established operating and safety procedures.
  • Advises and prepares disciplinary action when warranted.
  • Plans, schedules and supervises staff work on a daily basis.
  • Ensures CDL licenses, medical cards and other personnel requirements are current.
  • Investigates accidents, submits completed reports and follows through with necessary actions.
  • Responsible for daily monitoring of missed stops and coordination of resolutions with the residents and personnel.
  • Responds to emergency situations that may arise.
  • Reviews and inspects available records and technical data to prepare for assigned tasks.
  • Responsible for scheduling vehicle repairs, maintenance and inspections.
  • Plans use of materials and various equipment to determine and ensure the most efficient mode of operation.
  • Communicates in a courteous and professional manner with contractors and the general public.
  • Responsible for ordering supplies for personnel, vehicles, and the facilities.
  • Recommends improvements for overall function of operations, maintenance, safety, and/or efficiency.
  • Participates in projects aimed at the improvement of the collection system or related work as required or directed.
  • Trains employees in the safe use and operation of equipment and materials.

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Residential/Commercial Building Inspector

Postion 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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