Interim City Auditor

 JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-15 Interim City Auditor

THE POSITION OF: Interim/Temporary City Auditor, only until December 31, 2019
MONTHLY SALARY: $4,800 per month ($2,400 a pay period) for full time weekly hours
POSTING DATE: April 19, 2019

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a resume and a letter of interest no later than Friday, May 3, 2019 to:

Human Resources Department
ATTN: Elizabeth Fedorowich
815 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601


Please send requests for information to

Job duties (and prohibitions) are spelled out in the Home Rule Charter. A concise summary of City Auditor job duties include, but are not limited, to:

  • Exercising independent financial oversight of City finances and reviewing expenditures;
  • Reviewing the annual budget and making recommendations;
  • Attending City Council meetings and reporting to Council on the implementation of the annual audit and management letter;
  • Performing specific audits of City finances from time to time and assisting in audits conducted by independent auditors;
  • Interpreting and communicating audit policies to City management and staff; and
  • Directing internal financial security and loss investigation activities;


  • The Interim/Temporary City Auditor must have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Municipal Government, Accounting, Management or a related field.
  • Certifications related to the auditing profession such as CIA, CPA, CISA , CISSP, CISM, are 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.  

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

Wastewater Certified Shift Supervisor

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-13 (3rd Shift Supervisor – Wastewater)

THE POSITION OF: Wastewater Certified Shift Supervisor
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works/Wastewater Treatment Plant
CLASSIFICATION: AFSCME 3799 – First Level Supervisors
POSTING DATE: April 1, 2019
STARTING PAY RATE: $23.75/hour – 40 hours/week

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

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to supervise a wide variety of personnel
  • Requires working knowledge of wastewater operations, process control
  • Responsible for overall supervision of wastewater operations and activities
  • during shift; ensuring shift personnel adhere to operational procedures Must be able to effectively respond to emergency situations
  • Evaluate and appropriately adjust treatment processes based on
  • analytical and physical information
  • Position requires computer literate person; uses computer and appropriate
  • software to generate reports and input data with a thorough working
  • knowledge of wastewater operations and process control
  • Must be able to provide oversight and direction; follow written procedures,
  • including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) to ensure compliance Communicate professionally and effectively with both subordinates and
  • superiors

Educational/Experience Requirements

  • Must possess a valid PA CDL Class B, with tanker endorsement and airbrake certification driver’s license or greater, or be able to acquire the PA CDL, as described, within six (6) months of hire/promotion into the position.
  • Must possess PA Wastewater Operator certification, or be able to pass all appropriate PA Wastewater Operator certification examinations with two (2) years of hire/promotion into the position.
  • Requires basic mechanical and troubleshooting abilities
  • Requires basic computer skills including MS Office
  • Working knowledge of wastewater treatment and collection systems.

** HOURS: 9:00 pm – 5:00 am **

Relief Video Monitor (part-time)

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Small Engine Mechanic - Garage

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-09 (Small Engine Mechanic - Garage)

THE POSITION OF: Small Engine Mechanic
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works/Operations-Garage
POSTING DATE: March 12, 2019
STARTING PAY RATE: $20.45 per hour, 40 hours per week

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

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Make repairs on lawn mowers, tractors, weed eaters, snow blowers, chainsaws, generators and other small engines
  • May be requested to make minor repairs to other equipment
  • Candidate must have their own hand tools


Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • High school graduate or GED required
  • Position requires candidate to have two (2) years related experience
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Class C Driver’s License
  • Valid PA State Inspection License Class 7 preferred
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Familiarity with computer systems preferred

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: Depends on Qualifications
POSTING DATE: December 4, 201

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume, application and a letter of interest by January 4, 2019 to the Human Resources Department.


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.

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."