Program Coordinator (Youth Police Academy)

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-33 (PT Program Coordinator- Youth Police Academy)

THE POSITION OF:Part Time Program Coordinator (Youth Police Academy)
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Police/Special Services
CLASSIFICATION:Part-Time 28 hours a week (Non-Union)
SALARY:$13-$15 per hour depending on experience
POSTING DATE:August 2, 2017
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Email: jobs@readingpa.gov
 


POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Assist in developing and documenting Program curriculum.
  • Assist in developing and updating a Policy and Procedures Manual for the Academy.
  • Assist in developing a plan and schedule for a cadet summer program.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining a marketing and public relations program to promote the Academy in the school system and the community at large.
  • Establish a process and schedule for recruiting new cadets.
  • Establish a schedule of weekly activities for the Program year.
  • Establish and maintain a roster of instructors for all activities.
  • Assist in developing an annual budget plus two year projections.
  • Maintain accurate records of all income and expenses.
  • Produce and distribute monthly budget summaries in a timely manner.
  • Participate as an instructor and mentor in some of the cadet classes.
  • Establish and maintain records on each cadet including original application, attendance, physical fitness accomplishments, classes completed, disciplinary issues and other notes as needed.
  • Develop a communication plan and link to cadets and parents to report activities and progress.
  • Produce activity summary reports as directed by the Chief of Police.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational/Experience Requirements:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Familiar with Excel Spreadsheets.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Desire and enthusiasm to instruct and mentor youth.
  • Willing and able to participate in overnight activities with cadets as scheduled.

Equipment Operator II – Solid Waste

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017- 40 (Equipment Operator II – Solid Waste)

THE POSITION OF: Equipment Operator II
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Public Works/Operations-Solid Waste
CLASSIFICATION: AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File
POSTING DATE: September 12, 2017
STARTING PAY RATE: $20.47/ hour – 40 hours/week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume, application and cover letter to the Human Resources Department. Email to jobs@readingpa.gov
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks.
  • Clean trucks as scheduled and/or required.
  • Ensure trucks and equipment are safely and securely stored.
  • Participate in routine maintenance.
  • Practice workplace safety.
  • Collect solid waste from buildings, businesses and other areas as directed to ensure solid waste is removed, transported and disposed of according to set policies and procedures.
  • Collect bags and collection bins from residential buildings, businesses and other facilities as required.
  • Maintain records of pick-ups as required.
  • Pick up refuse in other areas as required.
  • Dispose of garbage according to set policies and procedures.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements
  • A High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Experience
  • Must have at least two (2) year’s experience in the operation of 5 ton and larger trucks.
  • Valid PA Class B CDL required.
  • Experience with bucket trucks, loaders, backhoes, sweepers, rollers, large & small plows & salt spreaders and compactors is preferred.
 
 

Fire Administrative Support - Secretary

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-37 (Fire Administrative Support - Secretary)

THE POSITION OF:Fire Administrative Support - Secretary
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Fire Department / Fire
CLASSIFICATION:AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File
POSTING DATE:August 29, 2017
PAY RATE:$19.69/hour, 35 hours/week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and an application to the Human Resources
Email resumes to: jobs@readingpa.gov
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide administrative support assistance to implement the City of Reading’s Fire Department Ordinance and procedures. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, holds the responsibility for administrative support, acting as an assistant to the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire Prevention Lieutenants and Administrative Officer. Has high level of public interaction and assists preliminary problem/question resolution.
 
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Perform clerical duties relating to the Fire Department.
  • Processes the fees and maintains financial information relating to Fire Permits, Inspections, Fire Reports and Needless Alarm Billing Program.
  • Processes ambulances memberships.
  • Processes cost recovery forms for fire department incident responses.
  • Formulate and organize monthly and annual reports for Fire Chief and Fire Marshal.
  • Coordinates fire inspections with office of Fire Marshal.
  • Reviews and processes fire plan review permit applications.
  • Maintains and updates information in applicable database systems.
  • Maintains and updates files in the Fire property file system.
  • Greets visitors and distributes information on specific projects by answering calls, emails and walk – in requests.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational/Experience Requirements:
  • High School or General Equivalency Diploma required.
  • Minimum one year prior secretarial experience in a professional office setting.
  • Ability to type 35wpm required.
  • Strong computer skills – including all Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent customer service skills – able to handle general and specific inquiries from the public on the phone or in-person.
  • Knowledge of the filing and permitting systems with implementation of the Fire Department Ordinance of the City of Reading.
  • Knowledge on fire incident reporting programs to implement monthly and annual reports.
  • Knowledge/Training on fire inspection program.
  • Knowledge of procedures for processing fees pertaining to permits, inspections, fire reports, and ambulance memberships.
  • Knowledge in every day fire department policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and skills in writing and communication in a clear, concise, and well composed manner.
  • Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner, and establish and maintain satisfactory work relationships.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under time constraints.
  • Strong organization skills in a multi – task environment, plan and work independently.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations.

 

General Laborer

 

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-36 General Laborer

 

THE POSITION OF:General Laborer
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Public Works/Operations
CLASSIFICATION:Part-time
SALARY:$10.00/Hour
POSTING DATE:August 23, 2017

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled; Email: jobs@readingpa.gov


 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The candidate for this position must be able to work independently or on a crew in both indoor and outdoor environments, completing tasks as directed. This is a part-time position working about twenty-eight (28) hours per week, between Monday and Friday. The actual scheduling will be determined once the candidate is hired.
 
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • General grounds and property maintenance.
  • Custodial work including litter pick up and trash removal.
  • Performs clean-ups and general maintenance of City properties.
  • May paint as required.
  • Assist employees in their work.
  • Perform miscellaneous operations tasks as directed by management.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Able to lift minimum of 75 pounds.
  • Valid PA driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to understand written and verbal instructions.
 
 
*Hours are 7:00AM to 2:30PM (Monday – Thursday) OR (Tuesday – Friday)*

Relief Video Monitor (part-time)

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-34 (Relief Video Monitor)

THE POSITION OF:Relief Video Monitor (part-time)
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Police/Special Services
STARTING RATE:$11.00/hour
POSTING DATE:August 15, 2017
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled. Email: jobs@readingpa.gov
 

 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Keeps a constant surveillance on the monitoring cameras within the Video Surveillance Center.
  • Alerts police to suspicious activity and crimes in progress.
  • Operates all surveillance camera equipment, including but not limited to Monitors, Computers, Digital Recorders, Cameras and Controllers.
  • Bookmarks, Exports, Copies, and Archives video data as instructed. Interacts with police officers, investigators, and District Attorney Staff in securing video for investigation and evidence.
  • Maintains professional demeanor and attitude while viewing cameras. Adheres to policies and procedures of Center, especially in regards to citizen privacy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
Experience
  • Minimum of two years experience as an office assistant, telecommunicator, dispatcher/call taker or similar position in an office or public safety environment.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including the Microsoft suite of office software.
  • Must be able to operate video equipment with proficiency, including keyboards, joysticks, and computer mouse.
  • Must be able to multi-task, such as watching numerous monitors while relaying timely and accurate information via telephone and answering a radio.
  • Must be able to keep calm and set priorities in emergency situations.
  • Emergency response experience and public safety experience is also preferred.
Must be able to work any shift between 7 AM and 3 AM
Part-time (up to 28 hours per week)

 

Human Resources Generalist

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-30 (Human Resources Generalist)

 

THE POSITION OF:Human Resources Generalist
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Administrative Services/Human Resources
CLASSIFICATION:Management
SALARY:Depending on Qualifications
POSTING DATE:July 25, 2017
 
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department no later than August 11, 2017.
 

The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for regular daily operations within the Human Resources Department under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, which include the following functional areas: administering policies and procedures, programs and practices. 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.
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for personnel administration including: processing of unemployment, assisting with labor relations and completing EEO reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for responding to department inquiries and issues; via telephone, email, or in-person, greeting and assisting current or prospective employees or vendors, providing information, and other general customer service. Responds to regularly occurring requests for assistance and information and provides answers.
  • Produces correspondence, job descriptions, special reports and forms, databases, handles highly confidential and sensitive information and correspondence including the drafting, collection, distribution and filing of research and meeting memoranda, collective bargaining studies, proposals and contracts.
  • Develops and administers an effective recruitment program.
  • Assists in compiling statistical data and preparing various charts, graphs, and written summaries. Establish, develop and maintain Organizational Charts and MS Excel spreadsheets as needed for reporting, analysis or statistical purposes.
  • Processes personnel actions affecting employees in accordance with civil service laws, bargaining agreements, and federal rules and regulations including appointments, separations, promotions, leaves of absence, etc., and verifies or obtains pertinent data and prepares necessary paperwork.
  • Assists in the implementation of employee training and development programs.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or closely related field.
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
Experience/Requirements
  • At least 5 years experience in exempt level Human Resources work with a minimum of three (3) years in a unionized workforce.
 

Operations Supervisor

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-29 (Operations Supervisor)

THE POSITION OF:Operations Supervisor
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Public Works/Wastewater Treatment Plant
CLASSIFICATION:Management
SALARY:Depending on Qualifications
POSTING DATE:July 13, 2017

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department.


 
POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for the operations of the wastewater pumping stations and treatment plant through Shift Supervisors and operational shift personnel. This individual directs all process control, solids management and air quality control activities for the attainment of state, federal, and local regulations and environmental standards.
  • Manages the wastewater Shift Supervisors and operational shift personnel and ensures that they are following established procedures as related to operations, maintenance, and safety for the wastewater facilities.
  • Analyzes plant performance. Plans, schedules and supervises the use of existing process, solids and air treatment equipment in various operating modes to determine the most efficient mode of operation. Diagnoses and recommends corrections of abnormalities occurring in any of the treatment or disposal processes to ensure that plant effluent, biosolids and air quality meets local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Coordinates and/or interacts with the Maintenance/Service Utility, Laboratory, Sanitary and Storm Sewers personnel, Electrical Engineers, Public Works managers, and various other City of Reading personnel. Also works with consultants, suppliers, contractors, vendors, manufacturers, and field representatives. Deals with the public and customers as it relates to odor complaints and other wastewater service related issues.
  • Ensures pumping stations and plant equipment are properly maintained in coordination with Maintenance Supervisor.
  • In coordination with the Laboratory Supervisor and Environmental Program Manager, reviews laboratory procedures, sampling locations and industrial waste tracking as they relate to operations and process control.
  • Undertake special studies, projects, assignments, or related work as required or directed.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A minimum of six years progressive experience at similar facility with previous supervisory experience in wastewater or closely related field.
  • Formal educational or vocational training in field is desirable.
  • Working knowledge of specific operational practices for wastewater processes, equipment, machinery, and pumps.
  • Shall possess an appropriate Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) wastewater operator certification for A, 2 and E, 4 at minimum. May be required to obtain other PaDEP certifications as regulations and/or processes change.
  • Must possess valid PA driver’s license. Possession of a valid PA CDL Class B, with tanker endorsement and airbrake certification driver’s license or greater is desirable.
  • Must possess basic computer skills including MS Office and use of SCADA systems.

Shift Supervisor-Administrative

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-27 (Shift Supervisor-Administrative)

 

THE POSITION OF:Shift Supervisor-Administrative 
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Public Works/Wastewater Treatment Plant 
CLASSIFICATION:AFSCME 3799
SALARY:$23.28/hour ($24.28 once certified)
POSTING DATE:July 10, 2017

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled. Email: jobs@readingpa.gov

 


POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for ensuring shift personnel adhere to operational guidance and directives received from management.
  • Reviews and inspects plant data and records and makes personal observations to determine plant performance.
  • Collects data from operations personnel and prepares summary reports to show impact on plant and/or system.
  • Uses computer and appropriate software to generate reports and input appropriate data.
  • Works to ensure that all shift personnel are following established procedures as related to operations, maintenance, and safety for the wastewater facilities.
  • Maintain appropriate payroll records for shift personnel to include use of paid time off, unpaid leave, and unexcused absences.
  • 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.
  • Develop, implement, and update Standard Operating Procedures to insure plant compliance.
  • Provide continued training for wastewater personnel.
  • Develop, implement update operational check charts.
  • Update work orders through the Antero system.
  • Monitor certified personnel continuing education credits and requirements.
  • Take inventory and order chemicals for the treatment of wastewater and air quality
  • Schedule solids dumpster removal at the treatment plant and its satellite pumping stations.
  • Conduct responsibilities associated with the safety program as assigned.
  • Perform the Operations duties of a Shift Supervisor and cover in the rotation as needed.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience at a similar facility.
  • Previous experience in utility supervision is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid PA CDL Class B, with tanker endorsement and airbrake certification drivers license or greater, or be able to acquire the PA CDL as described within six months of hire/promotion into the position.
  • Must also possess an appropriate Pennsylvania wastewater operator certification, or be able to pass all appropriate Pennsylvania wastewater operator certification examinations within 24 months of hire/promotion into the position.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of wastewater treatment and collection systems.
  • Must possess knowledge of analytical procedures applicable for wastewater.

Laboratory Supervisor

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-26 (Laboratory Supervisor)

THE POSITION OF:Laboratory Supervisor
 DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works/Wastewater Treatment Plant
 CLASSIFICATION: Management
SALARY RANGE:Depending on Qualifications
POSTING DATE:July 10, 2017

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume application to the Human Resources Department. Email: jobs@readingpa.gov

 


 

The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for overall supervision of lab activities pertaining to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and sampling of the Industrial Pretreatment Program. Supervises the scheduling, collection and analysis of samples collected in the Treatment Plant Sampling and Pretreatment Program. Supervises the performance of complex analytical work of a detailed nature. Supervises the Laboratory staff which includes the sampling of the industrial program. Reports to the Wastewater Division Manager, and/or staff responsible for plant processes on matters involving plant sampling and analysis. Prepares the monthly DMR report to be submitted to the PADEP.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Supervises the activities of all laboratory personnel.

    Plans and supervises the collection and analysis of all in plant wastewater and biosolids samples.

    Supervises the collection and analysis of all industrial monitoring and pretreatment program samples.

    Educates technicians on sampling requirements for the Industrial pretreatment program as well as ensuring all industrial sampling requirements are met as per EPA Industrial Program guidelines and guidelines set by the Utilities Division Manager.

    Schedules and supervises routine and complex physical, chemical, and micro-biological analyses on samples of domestic and industrial wastewater, sludge, effluent, stream water samples, and other sample matrices as required.

    Reviews, evaluates, and interprets laboratory and field data.

    Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of laboratory reports, including permit-related reports and other regulatory agency reports.

    Is responsible for the successful achievement of Accreditation of Environmental Laboratories through Chapter 252 and any other regulatory requirements and maintains all requirements of Chapter 252 regarding the Accreditation of Environmental Laboratories.

    Recommends and coordinates all outside laboratory services, including analyses and lab related consulting.

    Creates Request for Proposals and participates in selection committee for any purchase or selection of professional services required for the laboratory.

    Is responsible for all laboratory-related research activities, including investigations into bench scale processes and new analytical techniques

    Create reports and supports design and development of any consent decree requirements.

    Keep up to date with all regulatory requirements/changes that may come about in regards to plant processes, industrial impacts and Chapter 252 Accreditation of Environmental Laboratories.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. Degree from an accredited college in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or environmental science.

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in a laboratory involving the analysis of water or wastewater as a chemist or equivalent.

  • Experience in the supervision of a laboratory for a wastewater or water treatment facility is desirable but not necessary.

  • Pennsylvania DEP Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license is required. Must also hold a lab supervisor WW 5 certification prior to application.

  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

  • Must meet requirements set in Chapter 252 Accreditation of Environmental Laboratories.

Benefits Coordinator

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-25 (Benefits Coordinator)

POSITION:

Benefits Coordinator

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:

Administrative Services/HR

CLASSIFICATION:

Management

POSTING DATE:

June 27, 2017

SALARY:

Dependent On Qualifications

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Email: jobs@readingpa.gov

 


 

The Benefits Coordinator is responsible for providing support to employees and internal departments while managing all benefits related inquires. Duties include but are not limited to processing benefits forms; entering new information and changes into multiple systems, reviewing, and verifying insurance/benefit billings on a monthly basis; conducting new hire orientation; and providing responsive employee service.

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Provides a summary overview of the eligible benefit offerings to new hires.

  • Organizes and leads benefit-related events and committees; Wellness Committee, Employee Health and Wellness Fair, etc.

  • Ensures all benefit plan documents, summary plan descriptions, booklets and information brochures are accurate and current for dissemination.

  • Conducts, plans and implements annual open enrollment.

  • Establishes employee and retiree eligibility, coverage and effective date and premium payment responsibility for employees and retirees.

  • Processes invoicing and accounting of benefits premiums through a payroll deduction.

  • Enters new member enrollment and status changes.

  • Verifies the calculation of monthly premiums statements for all group insurance policies and maintains statistical data relative to premiums, claims and costs.

  • Accounts for new hires, termination and assists in with retro adjustments for premium notices and any retro adjustments for benefit calculations.

  • Resolves employee and retiree concerns, in a timely and professional manner, by thoroughly researching and investigating the issue(s) and reporting back the finding to the employee or retiree.

  • Prepares, mails, and files various state and federal forms. Drafts and types letters, memos and other human resources documents.

  • Assists with benefits portion of the annual budget.

  • Attends professional seminars, meetings and conferences to maintain professional competency and remain up to date on current trends.

  • Oversees and identifies claim issues/trends by working with employee(s) and insurance companies to resolve applicable issues; then reports any issues and trends to the Manager of Human Resources.

  • Collaborates with Payroll/Finance and other departments to ensure billing and payroll deductions are accurate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required (Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred)

  • Must be able to type at least 40 wpm with accuracy

Experience

  • At least three (3) years of benefits administration experience
  • Must have Microsoft Office Experience
  • ADP Workforce Now Experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Government Benefit Laws and Regulations, and familiarity with Collective Bargaining Agreements and contracts

Sewers Supervisor

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-23 Sewers Supervisor

THE POSITION OF:Sewers Supervisor
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Public Works /Sewers 
UNION CLASSIFICATON:ASFME 3799 – 1st Level
HOURLY RATE:Starting at $21.99 per/hour
POSTING DATE:May 30, 2017

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled. Email: jobs@readingpa.gov



POSITION SUMMARY:

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Superintendent with the implementation of the Municipal Seperated Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) operational plan, scheduling outfall and storm line inspections, supervising the spill response program.
  • Schedule sewer personnel as needed for pre and post storm responses to clean catch basins, etc.
  • Coordinate all MS4 activities with other City departments as needed.
  • 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 primarily in the 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Thorough knowledge of collection system operations, processes, facilities, equipment, standard design and construction practices, and current mapping and metering techniques. 
  • Knowledge of the principles and use of computerized maintenance management software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles and use of GIS and GPS for geospatial system mapping is desirable.
  • A minimum of three years related experience in similar position and previous experience in utility supervision is preferred.
  • Must have familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Must possess a valid PA CDL Class A, with tanker endorsement and airbrake certification at a minimum, or be able to acquire the PA CDL as described within six months of hire/promotion into the position.
  • Must also possess an appropriate Pennsylvania wastewater operator certification for collection systems, or be able to pass Pennsylvania wastewater operator certification examinations for collection systems within 24 months of hire/promotion into the position.

Planning Manager

JOB VACANCY # JV 2017-18 (Planning Manager)

 

POSITION: Planning Manager

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Community Development/Zoning & Planning

CLASSIFICATION: Management

POSTING DATE: March 31, 2017

SALARY: $57,000-$65,000

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume application to the Human Resources Department. Email: jobs@readingpa.gov

 

 


The City of Reading is seeking an energetic individual who will assume the challenging opportunity to address the planning needs of an urban city. This is a hands on position to help manage the planning activities of the City. This individual will be engaged in the One Stop Shop permit services that include Planning, Zoning and Codes.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying or related curriculum.

Experience

  • Prior experience in urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture, land surveying, and/or geography. Prior experience in public or private-sector planning.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer focused to develop good working relationships at various levels and to resolve complaints.

  • Must be innovative and detail-oriented.

  • Must have experience working on highly visible projects.

  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

School Crossing Guards

 

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CITY OF READING, PENNSYLVANIA

 

READING POLICE DEPARTMENT TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT (ROOM 1-18)

815 WASHINGTON STREET

READING, PA 19601-3690

(610) 655-6294

 

Crossing Guards Needed

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This employee will work under the supervision of the Traffic Enforcement office of the Police Department. This employee will provide child pedestrian safety by facilitating safe passage of school children across high traffic streets and intersections, while remaining alert to traffic hazards. This position is part-time and requires serious commitment to be at the crossing guard post on each school day, before and after school hours as required. This position works approximately 3 hours per day. Crossing Guards follow the school calendar and only work when school is in session.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to stand for up to an hour and a half per shift on an assigned crossing.

  • Ability to remain aware of and alert to a variety of environmental factors such as moving vehicles and weather.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make rapid decisions relating to speed and distance of multiple vehicles, traffic signal cycles, and pedestrian traffic.

  • Skill in interacting with the public, especially children.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to work specific hours in the morning and afternoon

  • Must be able to move and react at a moderate/fast pace in case of emergencies.

  • Must communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age at time of application

  • Must obtain a Child Abuse clearance report before you are hired.

 

To apply or if you have any questions please contact Lupe Polanco at 610-655-6294.

Fire/Police

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 .

 

 

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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
EMAIL: jobs@readingpa.gov

An EEO/AA Employer by choice.
Male/female/disability all given equal consideration

 

“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."