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 - Maintenance Worker II - Recycling Purchasing Assistant - Part Time
Pension Coordinator | Arborist | HVAC Technician | Engineering Aide III
Residential/Commercial Building Inspector


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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Maintenance Worker II - Recycling

Postion 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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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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Pension Coordinator

Responsible for the administration of three (3) pension funds; Officers and Employees Retirement Board, Police Pension Fund and Firemen’s Pension Fund. This position reports to the Human Resources Manager and pension fund Board Members. The position includes frequent contact with other City department personnel and occasional contact with auditors, actuaries, retirees and employees.

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Engineering Aide III

Postion Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Locate and mark underground City infrastructure as requested by others via PA One Call system or directly from utilities.
  • Issues utility street cut permits and estimated total cost of same.
  • Maintain records all of permits, inspections, and actions which may follow.
  • Ability to operate precision survey instruments.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Ability to deal with the utilities and general public in a professional manner.
  • Plot cross-sections from field notes obtained by survey crews and calculate quantities of excavation of ground to be used by engineers for estimating total cost of street reconstruction.
  • Prepare plans from field notes for minor construction to storm and sanitary sewers.
  • On call on rotating basis with other engineering staff to locate City owned underground utilities.
  • Conducts on-site inspections to ensure that applicant is in compliance with the street cut permit issued.
  • Conducts on-site inspection to ensure that applicant follows the proper backfilling and paving requirements of the City of Reading.

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Postion Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Be able to meet the physical demands of tree care. This includes climbing, chipper operations, prolonged chain saw use, heavy lifting and other such demands.
  • Provide support for other departments within the City of Reading as directed by the Public Works Operations Division Manager.
  • Responsible for cleaning and maintaining all associated equipment.
  • Oversees the purchase of new equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining a tree inventory, managing the Shade Tree budget, handling street tree permits and leading daily work activities.
  • Attend Shade Tree Commission Meetings and represent the Shade Tree department at public meetings.
  • Must be able to speak to the public, perform grant writing duties, as well as write and administer contracts on behalf of the City.

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HVAC Technician

Postion Summary:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Must have extensive knowledge of working with sheet metal, boilers, various HVAC systems, duct work, computerized temperature control systems.
  • Ability to dismantle, assemble and test heating and cooling units.
  • Keep all equipment within compliance of all applicable standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist other tradesman with building maintenance tasks.
  • May supervise a small group of maintenance workers.
  • Duties may involve indoor and outdoor work and exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to lay out a job or to work with a group of trades workers.
  • Ability to operate equipment and tools associated with the HVAC trade.
  • Assist in inspections of City owned buildings and properties.

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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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