Teleommunicator I

JOB VACANCY # JV 2020-17 (Telecommunicator I)

THE POSITION OF: Telecommunicator I
IN THE DIVISION OF: Codes – Property Maintenance
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Police/Special Services
CLASSIFICATION: AFSCME 2763-Rank & File
POSTING DATE: July 2, 2020
STARTING PAY RATE: $19.71 per hour, 40 hours per week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume by August 2, 2020. Submit applications and resumes at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Answering emergency and non-emergency citizen calls for police assistance.
  • Complete Assignment Cards, Computer entries; forward to Radio Dispatcher.
  • Signs out keys for unmarked police vehicles.
  • Retrieve and enter information into law enforcement computer systems.
  • Refers the public to other agencies for assistance.
  • Monitor burglar alarms, panic alarms, fire alarms, and security systems.
  • Operate police radio communications on a regular frequency.
  • Monitor City and County Fire, EMS, and Police Communications network if assigned.
  • Run License checks for Central records, District Courts, and authorized City Agencies.
  • Dispatch police calls on assigned and unassigned calls, including assignment and backup units.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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

Property Maintenance Inspector Supervisor

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JOB VACANCY # JV 2020-16 (Property Maintenance Inspector Supervisor)

THE POSITION OF: Property Maintenance Inspector Supervisor
IN THE DIVISION OF: Codes – Property Maintenance
DEPARTMENT OF: Community Development
CLASSIFICATION: AFSCME 3799 – First Level $22.36 per hour
POSTING DATE: May 28, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume by June 29, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for direct supervision for all Property Maintenance Inspectors and supervises Codes daily operations
  • Works to ensure that all personnel are following the established Standard Operating Procedures set forth by the Codes Administrator
  • Ensure that all Property Maintenance Inspectors are following the appropriate City of Reading Ordinances as well as The City of Reading’s Property Maintenance Code
  • Inspect single and multi-family dwellings in the City to ensure compliance with all City Ordinances and City Codes
  • Uses computer and appropriate software to generate reports and input appropriate data
  • 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
  • Must be able to work different shifts as assigned. Shifts will be based upon the work schedule of the Property Maintenance Inspectors, which will be set by the Codes Administrator
  • Discipline personnel if appropriate
  • Ability to supervise a wide variety of personnel
  • Must be able to accept instruction, formulate appropriate action plans, and ensure compliance with plans and procedures
  • Must be courteous and professional at all times with both City personnel and the general public

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements

  • High School Graduate or equivalent required; some college coursework or an Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • ICC Property Maintenance and Housing Inspector Certification (#64) must be obtained within five (5) months of hire.
  • Must possess a valid PA Driver’s License, Class C, with clean driving record.

Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years supervisory experience or combination of supervisory experience and related coursework or proven leadership roles required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years Code Enforcement or construction experience with municipality (preferred) or private sector.
  • Ability to type 35 words per minute.
  • Ability to supervise a wide variety of personnel
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills – able to handle inquiries from the general public on the phone or in-person
  • Strong computer skills including all Microsoft Office programs

Part-time Custodian

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JOB VACANCY # JV 2020-15 (Part-time Custodian)

THE POSITION OF: Part-time Custodian
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works/Public Buildings
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time
PAY RATE: $12.00
POSTING DATE: May 18, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume by June 19, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

The candidate for this position must be able to work independently in an office/ light industrial setting. The candidate must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and handle the physical demands of the job. This is a part-time position. Management has the right to adjust the schedule as needed.

Responsibilities will include general janitorial and custodial work which may include, but not be limited to:

  • Dusting / vacuuming carpets, mats, and rugs
  • Sweeping and mopping of floors
  • Office trash collection
  • Thorough cleaning of all bathrooms / locker rooms
  • Keeping the exterior of the building clean which may include shoveling/snow removal, leaf clean up, etc.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements

  • A High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Experience/Requirements

  • Valid PA Class C driver’s license is preferred.
  • Previous custodial or janitorial experience is preferred.

 

2 PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Hours: Monday-Friday Day Shift

Public Works Director

JOB VACANCY # JV 2020-04 (Public Works Director)

THE POSITION OF: Public Works Director
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works
CLASSIFICATION: Management
SALARY: DOQ/Depends on Qualifications
POSTING DATE: May 18, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume by June 19, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

Under the direction of the Managing Director, provides senior leadership, policy direction, and strategic focus for the Department of Public Works including all engineering, traffic engineering, transportation, fleet maintenance, facilities maintenance, parks, streets, wastewater treatment plant, sanitary and storm water collection, and solid waste services.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Leads the development of the department’s strategic plan and five-year capital improvement plan.
  • Assures compliance with professional standards and overall engineering integrity of all facilities, equipment and rolling stock.
  • Directs the continuous cost evaluation process and initiates cost saving and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Serves as the City Engineer providing professional engineering consultation and advice to the Planning Commission, City Council and Administration.
  • Functions as a member of the senior leadership team, serving as a resource and partner to the Managing Director and other department directors in studying major issues and trends in identifying special concerns or needs and making recommendations for solutions.
  • Takes leadership role in public meetings related to Public Works issues.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, engineering or other related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Registration as a professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania or the ability to obtain the certification within six (6) months of hire.
  • Possesses valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License

Experience/Requirements

  • Must have five (5) plus years of experience in the field of Public Works Administration, preferably with exposure to utilities operations and a unionized workforce.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of the principals and practices of civil engineering, public works operations, and management theory.
  • Has the skill to be a coalition builder and collaborator with a track record of establishing strong partnerships internally and externally.
  • Possesses the knowledge of municipal finance, budgeting and capital improvement planning.
  • Well-developed communication skills and a participative, inclusive management style.

Accounting & Treasury Manager

JOB VACANCY #JV 2020-14 (Accounting & Treasury Manager)

THE POSITION OF: Accounting & Treasury Manager
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Administrative Services/Finance
CLASSIFICATION: Management
STARTING PAY RATE: DOQ/Depends on Qualifications
POSTING DATE: April 20, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an employment application and a current resume by May 20, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

The Accounting & Treasury Manager is responsible for development and preparation of financial data to account for receipt and dispersion of City Revenues. Interface with Treasury and City Auditor is common in the planning and analysis of financial activity for the City. They must establish policies and procedures for accounting personnel and supervise the Accounting Department employees.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Review investment portfolios with the Community Development Department to ensure accurate records and reconciliation of related projects
  • Track the available money in the funds and coordinate with Treasury to ensure that the money is in the proper funds for the cash disbursements
  • Work with Controller in identifying and correcting fiscal, administrative related problems, and operation and capital budget preparation
  • Responsible for maintenance of fixed assets schedules
  • Review of long term debt activity, transactions, reporting, and issuance analysis
  • Ensure compliance with the myriad of State and Federal fiscal and administrative laws and regulations to Director of Administrative Services

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Accounting/Finance certifications a plus

 

Experience:

  • Must have five (5) years accounting experience, public sector preferred
  • Five (5) years previous management/supervisory experience preferred

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

JOB VACANCY #JV 2020-13 (Industrial Maintenance Mechanic)

THE POSITION OF: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Public Works/Wastewater Treatment Plant-Utilities
CLASSIFICATION: ASFCME 2763 - Rank & File
POSTING DATE: March 30, 2020
STARTING PAY RATE: $22.00/hour - 40 hours/week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an employment application and a current resume by April 30, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for maintaining all wastewater treatment equipment at the City of Reading facilities.

  • Perform all necessary maintenance tasks to maintain compliance with all Clean Water Act / Clean Stream Law requirements, NPDES Permit parameters, all other applicable regulatory requirements, industry standards and manufacturers recommendations
  • Communicate any disruptions of treatment units due to maintenance tasks to the Operations staff or others as appropriate
  • Must be willing and able to respond to call-ins and address problems, emergencies and/or breakdowns as assigned. May be required to fill-in as needed on-call and respond to problems and/or breakdown
  • Frequent contact with outside contractors; limited contact with visitors, vendors and suppliers

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • PADEP Certified in Wastewater Treatment to be able to operate the City of Reading’s facilities where assigned. Must be PADEP Certified within 2 years of appointment into position
  • Must possess a valid Class B CDL (w/ air brake and Tanker Endorsements), or obtain within six (6) months of being appointed into position
  • Must complete and pass (70% or better score) five (5) of ten (10) TPC Basic Mechanical Course Books within six months, and all ten (10) of the TPC Basic Mechanical Course Books within twelve months

 

Experience:

  • Four (4) years of industrial maintenance experience
  • Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the modern practices, principles, techniques and equipment used in wastewater treatment plant and pumping stations operations maintenance and repair. Must be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the functions and lubrication requirements of wastewater plant machinery and equipment

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 applications .

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

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

Reading, PA 19601
FAX: 610/372-3722
EMAIL: jobs@readingpa.gov

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Male/female/disability all given equal consideration

 

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