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

Executive Assistant

JOB VACANCY #JV 2020-10 Executive Assistant

THE POSITION OF: Executive Assistant
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Administrative Services
SALARY: $43,860.00 Annually
POSTING DATE: March 2, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume by April 2, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide professional administrative assistance for the Director of Administrative Services delivering highly effective, efficient, proactive and confidential support. Understand the key decisions, strategies and policies in order to fully support the Director of Administrative Service’s priorities and give information as requested. This role will act as a key interface with City of Reading staff, supervisors, managers and directors on behalf of the Director of Administrative Services.

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Act as a first point of contact for all verbal, written and telephone calls to the Director of Administrative Services office. Screen, organize and follow up with inquiries
  • Planning and organizing meetings, events, conferences, staff functions, accommodations and any special requirements. Ensuring the above is cost effective
  • Able to work a demanding schedule and delivery deadlines. Manage conflicting deadlines and being able to negotiate when deadlines conflict
  • Manage competing priorities and constantly changing diaries
  • Regularly handles highly confidential and sensitive information with professionalism.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • College coursework or college degree preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • High school diploma or GED equivalency required

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years prior experience in an advanced administrative capacity
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate in a professional manner
  • Strong time management skills
  • Accomplished and effective customer service
  • Confidence in dealing with difficult situations

Staff Attorney

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JOB VACANCY #JV 2020-09 (Staff Attorney)

THE POSITION OF: Staff Attorney
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Law Department
CLASSIFICATION: Management
STARTING PAY RATE: Depends on Qualifications
POSTING DATE: February 28, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates submit a letter of interest, employment application and current resume by March 20, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

POSITION SUMMARY:
To provide internal legal counsel and to work closely with the City Solicitor, the City Departments and Department Directors on matters involving all aspects of federal, state and municipal law.

  • Participates in the development and interpretation of City departmental policies
  • Reviews and drafts contracts and other agreements
  • Provide counsel and advice on legal matters and the important aspects of government relationships
  • Participates in, or conducts litigation, including preparing for and attending hearings, depositions and arbitrations
  • Coordinates the enforcement of the City’s codified ordinances and represents the City of Reading at hearings involving violations of the codified ordinances as assigned by the City Solicitor
  • Participates in meetings and hearings before government bodies, including some evening meetings/hearings
  • Furnishes legal advice with respect to City Administration and prepares City ordinances, resolutions and forms
  • Collaborates with outside legal counsel in various legal matters
  • Perform other related duties as needed

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania

 

Experience, Skills & Abilities:

  • One to five years experience strongly preferred, however newly admitted attorneys with strong academic background and other credentials will be considered
  • Some municipal experience required
  • Civil litigation experience helpful
  • Valid PA Driver’s License
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interface with all types of people in a professional manner

Communications Coordinator

JOB VACANCY #JV 2020-08 (Communications Coordinator)

THE POSITION OF: Communications Coordinator
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Office of the Managing Director
CLASSIFICATION: Management
STARTING PAY RATE: Depends on Qualifications
POSTING DATE: February 14, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates submit a letter of interest, employment application and current resume by March 14, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Communications Coordinator establishes effective working relationships with the public and mass media on behalf of the City. Responsible for writing press releases, manages public relations events, website and social media content. Compose, send press releases to increase public awareness and knowledge of the City’s services or recent developments.

  • Develop effective and cohesive communications strategy to support City objectives
  • Plan, write, and edit content for internal and external communications channels
  • Ensure communication messages are consistent across all mediums and internal City departments
  • Writes content for City website
  • Provide crisis management and preemptive planning
  • Cultivate an environment of alertness and readiness
  • Plan and coordinate events, roundtables, seminars and press conferences
  • Conduct presentations at management events
  • Manage media inquiries and prepare statements
  • Measure and evaluation online/print communications and media relations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Experience and knowledge in copywriting, editing and proofreading
  • Portfolio with proven track record of successful communications examples
  • Excellent written, verbal and editing skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or similar field
  • Photo editing/photography experience preferred
  • Bilingual English/Spanish required

 

Experience, Skills & Abilities:

  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills in a multitasking environment required
  • Produce accurate, effective work under tight deadlines
  • Simultaneously manage multiple projects with changing priorities
  • Creatively balance planning and scheduling; clearly defining how activities will be accomplished
  • Proven ability to develop positive working relationships both internally and externally with stakeholders across public, private, business and nonprofit sectors as well as community groups
  • High level of interpersonal skills and able to handle sensitive and confidential situations

Human Resources Manager

JOB VACANCY # JV 2020-05 (Human Resources Manager)

THE POSITION OF: Human Resources Manager
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Administrative Services/Human Resources
CLASSIFICATION: Management
SALARY: DOQ/Depends on Qualifications
POSTING DATE: January 27, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume by February 27, 2020. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

The Human Resources Manager is responsible for overseeing daily operations within the Human Resources Division, including administering policies and procedures, programs and practices, planning, organizing, training and development, departmental development, employee relations, benefits and compensation. The Human Resources Manager partners with the Director of Administrative Services to carry out practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture, emphasizing empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of the workforce.

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

  • Participates in the division’s annual budget preparation
  • Administers the personnel system of the City subject to the provisions of law, Charter, or Ordinance
  • Develops and administers an effective recruitment program
  • Develops and maintains position descriptions, classifications and pay plans
  • Establishes and maintains the employee handbook
  • Participates in labor relations including negotiations, contract administration, grievance procedures and related programs
  • Prepares position evaluation procedures and assists supervisors in implementation
  • Develops and coordinates training programs and professional development opportunities
  • Prepares and implements disciplinary procedures
  • Manages employee benefit programs including sick leave, vacation, compensatory time and insurance plans
  • Oversees the administration and ensures compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act
  • Directs the affirmative action plan, participates in the City Diversity Board and maintains the EEOC requirements
  • Oversees the Risk and Safety, Civil Service and Benefits Programs
  • Maintains and facilitates positive working relationships between the city, employees and collective bargaining groups
  • Ensures participation and compliance with all Human Resources related audits

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management or closely related field
  • PHR/SPHR certification

Experience/Requirements

  • 5 -7 years experience in exempt level Human Resources work with a minimum of three (3) years in a unionized workforce
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus

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: January 22, 2020
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume by February 22, 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.

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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