IT Division Manager

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-26 Information Technology (IT) Division Manager


THE POSITION OF: IT Division Manager
IN THE DIVISION OF: Information Technology
SALARY: $75,000 - $85,000 DOQ
POSTING DATE: August 15, 2019


Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application. Applications and resumes can be submitted at under employment opportunities. *Questions – Please email




Manages all the IT hardware and software activities for the City of Reading. Implements and maintains the policies and goals for the IT department to support the City’s needs. Ensures proper information system operations and plans necessary upgrades. Oversees the internal IT support.

Typical job duties include but are not limited to:


  • Provides strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of the information and technology systems

  • Manages an IT staff of six employees (programmer, web developer, GIS administrator, network engineer, and helpdesk staff)

  • Asset tracking of all IT equipment, procurement, and budgeting

  • Manages Network infrastructure (firewall and switches)

  • Oversees Microsoft Server implementation and maintenance

  • Oversees implementation and maintenance of Cyber security (to prevent malware ransomware, spyware, and viruses)

  • Create preventative maintenance schedules on PC’s, network and applications

  • Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and complies with the approved budget

  • Conducts research and recommends the selection of IT equipment, applications, and supplies



    Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related degree



  • Must have solid working knowledge of current security protocols and threats

  • Minimum of three years management experience and project management experience preferred

  • Demonstrated experience in quality customer relationships and service management

Telecommunicator I

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-24 Telecommunicator I (11 pm-7 am)

THE POSITION OF: Telecommunicator I
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Police/Special Services
POSTING DATE: July 30, 2019
STARTING PAY RATE: $19.32 per hour. 40 hours per week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application. Applications and resumes can be submitted at under employment opportunities. *Questions – Please email:


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 for Central records, District Courts, and authorized City Agencies.
  • Dispatch police calls on assigned and unassigned calls, including assignment and backup units.
Educational/Experience Requirements
  • Must be a high school graduate or have equivalent work experience.
  • Requires completion of a successful background check by the Police Department.
  • Must be able to operate radio dispatching equipment unit.
  • 3 years customer service experience required; dispatch center experience preferred.
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must be able to type at least 35 wpm with accuracy.
  • Must be familiar with Windows operating system.

Hours: 11:00 pm – 7:00 am

Auditing Coordinator

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-20 Auditing Coordinator

THE POSITION OF: Auditing Coordinator
DEPARTMENT OF: Administrative Services
SALARY: $43,000-$48,000 (Annually)
POSTING DATE: June 11, 2019

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled. Email:

The Auditing Coordinator must assure that the City receives all revenues due and that timely and accurate expenditures are made.

  • Recommend methods of improved efficiency, accuracy and integrity for all City related operations and activities;
  • Work with the City’s Independent auditor to follow-up on implementation of audit findings and recommendations;
  • Review the annual budget with the City Auditor and suggest policy revisions or additions;
  • Support the City Auditor with all duties spelled out in the Home Rule Charter;

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with emphasis in auditing required.


  • Three (3) years accounting experience, public sector preferred.


  • All City of Reading employee management benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, vision, paid time off for holidays, personal days, sick days, and vacation.

Chief Building Official

JOB VACANCY # JV 2018-36 (Chief Building Official)

THE POSITION OF: Chief Building Official
DEPARTMENT OF: Community Development
DIVISION OF: Building and Trades
SALARY RANGE: $70,470.00 - $75,000.00 DOQ
POSTING: Open until filled

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application. Applications and resumes can be submitted at under employment opportunities. *Questions - Please Email:


The Chief Building Official interprets and enforces the provisions of the City of Reading Building Code, The ICC International Building Code, the ICC International Existing Building Code, the ICC International Residential Code, the ICC International Energy Conservation Code, and the ICC Accessibility Code. Codes amended from time to time as revised by each code making organization. Position manages Building/Trades Inspectors and clerical support staff.
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Review building plans and building permit applications. Issue permits for building construction or alterations for compliance with the City of Reading Building Code.
  • Conduct inspections with Building/Trades staff to ensure code compliance.
  • Issue Certificates of Occupancy.
  • Investigate unsafe building conditions and provide resolutions in accordance with the City of Reading Building Code.
  • Develop and manage the Building/Trades Division budget.
  • Provide technical information and informed opinions to design professionals, contractors, lawyers, developers, real estate agents, and building owners on building code issues and other related regulatory requirements.

Educational Requirements

  • Minimum high school diploma/GED.
  • Must possess current Commonwealth of PA, Department of Labor and Industry or International Code Council Certifications as a Building Code Official, Commercial Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, and Commercial Accessibility Inspector as required by PA Act 45 of 1999 as amended, known as the PA Uniform Construction Code.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License


  • At least 10 years experience in the building construction trade, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Plan review background required.


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Human Resources
City of Reading
815 Washington Street – Room 3-03

Reading, PA 19601
FAX: 610/372-3722

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