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JOB VACANCY #:                                  JV 2023-38

THE POSITION OF:                                         Electrical Inspector/Plans Examiner

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                      CD/Building & Trades

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                               Non-Exempt

CLASSIFICATION:                                        AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File

SCHEDULE:                                                       Full-Time

SALARY:                                                          $30.44/HR

POSTING DATE:                                              MAY 26, 2023


Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume at Questions – Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Electrical Inspector/Plans Examiner oversees every phase of construction from planning to finish to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and City of Reading ordinances. The Electrical Inspector/Plans Examiner has direct contact with both external and internal customers; therefore, the inspector must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Also, the inspector must be able to readily adapt to, interpret, explain, and implement changing codes and ordinances. Reports to the CD Deputy Director.

Typical duties may include but not limited to:

  • Review and approve electrical permit submittal documents.
  • Schedule and perform field inspections.
  • Maintain and submit records of field reports, inspection results, and plan reviews.
  • Assist developers, designers, and property owners with code-related problems.
  • Support other City departments as necessary.
  • Identify potential electrical system hazards and recommend abatement action.
  • Draft and mail notices of violation, citations, demolitions, and abatement orders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Educational Requirements/Experience

  • Minimum high school diploma/GED.
  • Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Commercial Mechanical Inspector.
  • Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Mechanical Plans Examiner.
  • Must possess a City of Reading Master Mechanical license or equivalent (Master Plumber License) for a minimum of 10 years.



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