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.

Operations Manager

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-18 (Operations Manager)

THE POSITION OF: Operations Manager
SALARY: $70,000 - $75,000 (Depending on Experience)
POSTING DATE:  June 3, 2019
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled. Email:


Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises subordinate workers; reviews and evaluates work performance, administers disciplinary action.
  • Prepares and recommends for approval plans, bid documents, resolutions, specifications, cost estimates and other technical phases of projects pertaining to construction of Public Works improvements and City facilities related to streets, parks, and property maintenance.
  • Provides regular oral and written reports to the Director of Public Works on the status of projects and management of Operations Division.
  • Oversees the management, operation and maintenance of City parks, streets/sign shop, vehicles, shade tree program, recycle operations and properties.
  • Prepares documentation and coordinates approvals required by various agencies as dictated by type of project involved.
  • Conducts informational meetings on Public Works projects.
  • Recommends a five-year capital improvements program for streets/sign shop, parks, property maintenance, recycle operations, shade tree program and fleet management projects.
  • Directs and provides guidance to developers, consultants, landowners and the general public with regard to Public Works improvements.
  • Manages the Liquid Fuels program.
  • Coordinates road improvements and maintenance with the PA Department of Transportation.
  • Prepares, evaluates and updates a comprehensive pavement management program.
  • Prepares grant applications and manages the implementation of various grants through PennDot, DEP, HUD or other sources.
  • Coordinates the implementation of the Emergency Operations Plan during a snow emergency or other crisis that requires the mobilization of Public Works crews and equipment.
  • Attends various committee meetings, Council Workshops, community meetings or other meetings as assigned by the Director of Public Works.
  • Prepares revisions to codes, ordinances and local regulations.
  • Assists the Director of Public Works with the annual department budget.
  • Visits construction sites as needed to make determinations that require professional judgment.
  • Manages the Operations safety program and building security systems.
  • Coordinates activities at City greenhouse.
  • Orders supplies as needed for all Operations Division activities.
  • Completes annual public buildings Time Study.
  • Serves as liaison with the City Shade Tree Commission.
  • Serves as member of the Safe, Clean, and Green Committee.
  • Attends professional seminars, meetings and conferences to obtain required certifications and to maintain professional competency.
  • Performs related work tasks as assigned by the Director of Public Works.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field; and/or five years progressively responsible management experience with emphasis in street rehabilitation and maintenance, construction, parks and property maintenance, fleet management, recycle operations, forestry management or related field.
  • Experience managing in a union environment is strongly desired.
  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required.

Clerk Typist I (Part time)

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-17 (Part Time Clerk Typist I)

THE POSITION OF: Clerk Typist I (Part time)
CLASSIFICATION: Part time (28 hours per week)
SALARY: $15.00 Hourly
POSTING DATE: May 14, 2019

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




This position performs routine clerical and typing functions.

  • Compile and type reports, statements, invoices and correspondence within the division.

  • Copy, collate and bind reports, statements, booklets.

  • Maintain accurate files on correspondence, reports, statements, invoices, bills, etc.; collect and distribute data as necessary.

  • Answer telephone, handle complaints, provide information and route messages.

  • Prepare statement, forms, invoices, and bills by researching and supplying necessary date for input.

  • Perform routine math calculations for report usage, operate calculator or other office equipment, etc.

  • Process mail through sorting and distribution to appropriate individuals.

  • May schedule appointments and maintain up-to-date calendar as requested.

  • May maintain inventory of office supplies as necessary.

  • May assist in payroll for division.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Educational Requirements

  • High school graduate or GED required.



  • At least 6 months clerical experience required.
  • The ability to type 35 words per minute with accuracy.
  • Knowledge of office practices, equipment and filing systems; business letter and report writing techniques and proof reading.
  • Knowledge of computers using Microsoft Office.
  • The ability to speak and understand the English language and use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling

Telecommunicator I

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-14 (Telecommunicator I)

THE POSITION OF: Telecommunicator I
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Police/Special Services
POSTING DATE: April 8, 2019
STARTING PAY RATE: $19.32 per hour. 40 hours per week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. 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 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.
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: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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: $70,470.00 Annually
POSTING DATE: December 4, 2018

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume, application and a letter of interest to the Human Resources Department. 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. Such codes are amended from time to time as revised by each code making organization. This position manages Building/Trades Inspectors and clerical support staff.
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Write modifications to the City of Reading Building Code.
  • Develop procedures for obtaining Building/Trades permits.
  • Make recommendations on hiring staff personnel.
  • Oversee the City of Reading, One Stop Program.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • 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.
  • Work closely with staff and all City of Reading departments to ensure compliance with City, State, and Federal regulations, statutes, and ordinances relating to the daily operations of the department and the building industry.
  • Consult with Building/Trades Inspectors to resolve issues in the built environment.
  • Address staff conflicts and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Review building plans and applications for building permits for compliance with the City of Reading Building Code.
  • Issue permits for building construction or alterations required by 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 prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reports as required.
  • Serve as liaison to the City of Reading Building/Fire Board of Appeals.
  • Attend Building/Fire Board of Appeals meetings as necessary, conducted after hours.
  • Respond to emergencies in the built environment as requested by other City of Reading departments, sometimes after hours.
  • Attend appropriate continuing education seminars/training to keep certifications current, sometimes conducted after hours.

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.

Part Time Crossing Guard


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READING, PA 19601-3690

(610) 655-6294


!Crossing Guards Needed!




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.




  • 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.




  • 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.

  • 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 Audra Schreiner at 610-655-6294

City of Reading Traffic Enforcement
815 Washington Street, Room 1-18
Reading, PA 19601


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 applications .

Information on upcoming Civil Service testing dates for the Fire Department are here and for the Police Department here.


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

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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."