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 - Human Resources GeneralistPurchasing AssistantTelecommunicator I
Residential/Commercial Building Inspector


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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Purchasing Assistant - Part-Time

Position Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Responds to questions from co-workers and vendors regarding bids, purchase orders and office supplies, and assists in problem resolution as necessary.
  • Keeps schedule of all pertinent bid dates and advises manager in advance of those dates.
  • Tracks recommendation memos and other multiple approval documents to ensure processing in a timely manner.
  • Opens and date stamps all mail.
  • Tracks duplication requests and assists in problem resolution as necessary.
  • Delivers supplies and materials as necessary.
  • Establishes and maintains all current, archival, tickler, and confidential files and related division data.
  • Researches PA contracts for various division requests.
  • Performs data entry and prepares correspondence.
  • Maintains a current vendor list.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials.
  • Deadline oriented with the ability to establish priorities.
  • Ability to make decisions and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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Telecommunicator I

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.


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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