Relief Video Monitor (part-time)

JOB VACANCY # JV 2018-16 (Relief Video Monitor)

THE POSITION OF:Relief Video Monitor (part-time)
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Police/Special Services
STARTING RATE:$11.00/hour
POSTING DATE:May 22, 2018
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:
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the City cameras within the Video Safety Unit.
  • Alerts police to suspicious activity and crimes in progress.
  • Operates all surveillance camera equipment, including but not limited to Video Monitors, Computers, Digital Recorders, Cameras and Controllers.
  • Interacts with police officers, investigators, and District Attorney Staff in securing video for investigation and evidence.
  • Maintains professional demeanor and attitude.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures of Police Department and Video Safety Unit.
Educational/Experience Requirements
  • Must successfully pass background check by Police Department.
  • Must have High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as an office assistant, telecommunicator, dispatcher/call taker or similar position in an office or public safety environment.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be able to operate all video equipment with proficiency including keyboards, joysticks, printers, and computer mouse.
  • Must be able to multi-task, such as observing numerous video monitors while relaying timely and accurate information via dispatch radio and telephone.
  • Must be able to keep calm and set priorities in emergency situations.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the City including street names, locations, and directions.
  • Must meet training milestones within reasonable timeframe.
  • Emergency response experience and public safety experience preferred.
Must be able to work any shift between 7 AM and 3 AM
Part-time (up to 28 hours per week)


Sustainability and Solid Waste/Recycling Manager

JOB VACANCY # JV 2018-15 (Sustainability and Solid Waste/Recycling Manager)

POSITION:Sustainability and Solid Waste/Recycling Manager
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Public Works/Operations-Solid Waste/Recycling
POSTING DATE:May 9, 2018
SALARY RANGE:$68,000-$72,000

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

The Sustainability and Solid Waste/Recycling Manager is responsible for creating and managing a comprehensive sustainability plan and program as well as expanding and managing the existing multi-faceted solid waste/recycling plan and program that serves residential and commercial properties and all city-owned facilities. Additionally, this individual serves as the City’s representative for environmental groups, committees, organizations and as the liaison to Reading School District. These programs are mandated and partially funded under the PA Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988, ACT 101, P.L. 556.

Lead the development and execution of a broad-based, city-wide sustainability initiative and strategic performance plan for the City of Reading that addresses current goals, best practices, and moves the city towards the next step of a more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable future.
  • Collaborate with all City Departments to review and assess current sustainability services and programs and evaluate them for best practices, duplications, or overlapping programs, build sustainability principles into short and long-range operations, evaluate, enhance, and develop metric systems that monitor and assess progress towards achieving performance goals at all appropriate organizational levels.
  • Enable city administrative leadership to make informed decisions that focus on optimizing economic, social, and environmental impacts of sustainability program initiatives.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for any and all interfaces on the topic of sustainability.
  • Develop and implement educational programs that inspire the community to embrace sustainability practices and change the thinking, behavior and practice of individuals, organizations and government to a focus on sustainable development.
  • Advance progress on the City of Reading’s existing certifications and rankings from STAR Communities, PML Sustainable Communities, Bicycle Friendly Community, and Municipal Equality Index and pursue additional certifications in alignment with City priorities.
Assume a lead role in improving and expanding the city’s solid waste, recycling and alternative waste initiatives and programs to provide the citizens of Reading with cost-effective, environmentally sound and safe solid waste management services.
  • Establish and oversee a City wide solid waste/recycling education and communication program.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for any and all interfaces on the topic of solid waste.
  • Enable city administrative leadership to make informed decisions that focus on optimizing economic, social, and environmental impacts of solid waste programming initiatives.
  • Serve as the central point of contact for governmental agencies and elected officials.
  • Administer program to facilitate clean-up of properties in a timely and economic manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Public Works Director, Managing Director or others.
Educational Requirements
  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university or the ability to acquire said degree within two years of hire is required. Approved major coursework shall be in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture, or another sustainability and/or solid waste/recycling related field.
  • Willing and capable to acquire some combination of Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania, Solid Waste Association of North America and/or related certifications within two years as approved by the Director of Public Works.
  • Must have or be able to qualify for a criminal history clearance Act 31/Act 34, and child abuse clearance/Act 151.
  • A minimum of 4 years of sustainability related experience with a preference of at least 2 years in a managerial capacity is highly desirable. Demonstrated superior project management skills and have the ability to effectively develop and define a sustainability plan for the City of Reading.
  • Three years of work experience directly dealing with solid waste/recycling program management and clean city coordination is also highly desirable.
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) is a plus.

Maintenance Mechanic

JOB VACANCY # JV 2018-08 (Maintenance Mechanic - Garage)

THE POSITION OF:Maintenance Mechanic
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:Public Works/Operations-Garage
POSTING DATE:March 26, 2018
STARTING PAY RATE:$21.56 per hr, 40 hours per week
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume to the Human Resources Office:

This role is responsible for repair, inspection and maintenance of vehicles, machinery and equipment.
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Repair, service and maintain automotive and truck equipment.
  • Required to make major engine repairs to diesel and gasoline engines.
  • Removal or light repair of auto and manual transmissions, clutches and differentials.
  • Must be able to replace most brake systems and adjust, etc.
  • Test equipment and vehicles for problems and safety hazards in compliance to code standards.
  • Conduct state motor vehicle inspections and emissions testing on vehicles and equipment.
  • May be required to perform inspections and repairs of trailers and other equipment.
Educational/Experience Requirements
  • High School or GED required
  • Vocational and /or mechanical school training
  • Valid PA driver’s license Class B CDL required
  • Requires a valid PA State Inspection License Class 7 and a PA safety and state emission license
  • Minimum two years of maintenance mechanic experience
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Familiarity with computers is preferred
  • Experience in welding is preferred

Fire Department Civil Service Testing


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The Application Process is open to the Following Positions:

Fire Fighter/Paramedic, Firefighter/EMT


All applications received will be reviewed to determine eligibility for testing based on the established minimum requirements. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, not more than 35 and must hold a valid driver’s license. The selection process will include:

A written Civil Service Examination will be administered on Saturday June 16th, 2018 at the Reading Hospital School of Health Science, 601 Museum Road, Wyomissing, PA 19611. Please arrive by 8:30 am and bring candidate ticket and photo ID. Test will begin at 9:00 am.

  1. The Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic minimum passing score will be 75%. The top 50 with a passing score will move forward with the physical agility testing (CPAT).

  2. A Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Orientation Session (classroom only) will be held dur- ing the written test on Saturday June 16th, 2018 for all applicants.

  3. CPAT orientation sessions will be in August 2018 and practice sessions will be in September 2018 at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA 17545. Those that pass the written test as describe in #1 will be notified in writing of two times and dates of practice sessions to attend.

  4. The CPAT test will be administered on Saturday September 29th, test starting at 8:00 am at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA 17545.

  5. Finalists after CPAT testing will be required to complete an oral interview, background check to include criminal history and child abuse clearances, a physical examination, drug test, and driv-

    er’s license check. Finalists will be notified in writing of dates of this process.

  6. Veteran and City Residency points will be added to the overall final scores.


The Candidates Physical Ability Test (CPAT) includes the following: Stair Climb, Hose Drag Equip- ment Carry, Ladder Raise and Extension, Forcible Entry, Search, Rescue, Ceiling Breach & Pull. A copy of the CPAT Test Preparation Guide will be issued to each eligible applicant during the orienta- tion session on June 16th.

*An entry level firefighter candidate study guide for the written exam is available for purchase online at*


Questions regarding the application process may be emailed to


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, political affiliation or disability.

Director of Administrative Services

JOB VACANCY JV 2018-09 (Director of Administrative Services)

THE POSITION OF: Director of Administrative Services
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Administrative Services
SALARY: $90,000 - $110,0000
POSTING DATE: April 13, 2018
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application, current resume and letter of interest to the Human Resources Department. Email:


The Director of Administrative Services is responsible to plan, direct and evaluate the operations of the Administrative Services Department to include Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Purchasing and Citizens Service Center; to provide expert professional assistance to City Council, Managing Director and others; and to perform related work as required.

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Develops and directs the implementation goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Administrative Services Department.
  • Directs and Participates in the City's annual budget preparation.
  • Advises the Managing Director and City Council on a broad range of issues within areas of responsibility.
  • Establishes appropriate service and staffing levels and allocates resources subject to the provisions of law, Charter or Ordinance.
  • Creates and maintains a high level of accuracy and completeness of financial records and provides records as necessary to City Council and the financial industry.
  • Creates and maintains a high level of confidence in the handling of human resources issues and records.
  • Creates and maintains a high level service standards to be provided by the Citizens Service Center.
  • Forecasts long term Information Technology needs throughout City departments.
  • Administers municipal labor relations including conducting negotiations, contract administration, grievance procedures and related programs.
  • Attends and makes presentations as required at City Council meetings, community meetings, committee and other meetings and conferences.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or other related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 12 years of progressively responsible fiscal, administrative, technology and Human Resources management experience involving responsibility for the planning, organization, implementation and supervision of varied administrative work programs. At least 7 years must be at management level.
  • Proven administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development, implementation and control of human resources management, advanced principles and practices of fiscal management, information systems principles practices applications and equipment, and personnel management and supervision.
  • City residency shall be required within 12 months of being appointed to position.


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

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