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 Clerk Typist I

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-02 (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: January 17, 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.


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


JOB VACANCY #JV 2018-38 (Electrician)

THE POSITION OF: Electrician
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Public Works / Wastewater Treatment Plant
STARTING PAY RATE: Per CBA, 40 hours/week
POSTING DATE: 12/14/2018

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application by January 14, 2019 to the Human Resources Department, or email:

This position is responsible for independently performing corrective and preventative maintenance on electrical operating and control systems up to and including 480v. Works under direct supervision of the Electrical Supervisor or designated representative.

  • Perform all necessary electrical 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
  • Assist Operations and other teams with any and all corrective tasks that arise
  • Diagnoses malfunctions or breakdowns of electrical equipment, specifies parts required, repairs and adjusts the equipment for efficient operation.
  • Perform necessary process control decisions related to electrical maintenance needs and convey those changes to Operations team.
  • Plans assigned work projects and submits orders for parts, supplies, and equipment as required to complete work tasks.
  • Implements corrective and preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Performs wiring and electrical work as assigned.
  • Calibrates meters and electronic equipment.
  • Performs electrical hook ups for pumps, motors, etc.
  • Maintains an adequate spare parts inventory.
  • Works in accordance with National Electrical Code safety practices.
  • Performs all duties as assigned by Electrical Engineer.
  • Carries and operates a two-way radio, as supplied by the employer, to stay in constant communication with office and the other employees and management personnel.
  • Limited contact with visitors, vendors and suppliers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Educational Requirements

  • High School education or GED. Highly regarded classes in Electricity, and/or Electronics.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a licensed journeyman/master electrician.
  • Familiarity with the electrical components of wastewater equipment and telemetering devices.
  • Willingness to work shift hours as assigned and be available for call outs on weekends and Holidays.
  • Must be able to read electrical schematics and blueprints and be capable of creating "as built".
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvanian Class C driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Must possess or obtain within 1 year, Pennsylvania WWTP Operator’s certification minimum of class A, E subclass 1, 4.

Part Time Grounds Maintenance

JOB VACANCY # JV 2018-37 (Part-time Grounds Maintenance)

THE POSITION OF: Part Time Grounds Maintenance
DEPARTMENT: Public Works
CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time, Non-Union
SALARY: $11.00/ Hour, 28 Hours a week
POSTING DATE: December 13, 2018
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled. Email:


The candidate for this position must be able to work independently or on a crew in an outdoor setting, completing tasks consistent with grounds maintenance. This includes working in all elements of weather throughout the year.
Work schedule will be about twenty-eight (28) hours per week, between Monday and Friday. The actual scheduling will be determined once the candidate is hired.
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:
  • General grounds maintenance including mowing grass, gardening and weeding.
  • Completes custodial work including litter pick up and trash removal.
  • Paints as required.
  • Assist Parks and Properties employees in their work.
  • Perform miscellaneous operations tasks as directed by the Director of Operations.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Able to lift minimum of 75 pounds.
  • Valid PA driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to understand written and verbal instructions.

Human Resources Assistant

JOB VACANCY #JV 2019-03 (Human Resources Assistant–Management)

THE POSITION OF: Human Resources Assistant
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Administrative Services
DIVISION: Human Resources
SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
POSTING DATE: January 22, 2019

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

This position performs a wide variety of clerical, administrative and office duties in support of the City's Human Resources department.

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Basic human resources functions and procedures.
  • Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Provide customer service, both in-person and telephone; screen and direct calls; take and relay messages; answer questions from employees, and the general public, regarding human resource issues, responds to employment verification requests and other requests for information.
  • Regularly handles highly confidential and sensitive information with professionalism.
  • Assists in the compilation, verification and entry of payroll data.
  • Maintains employment/job tracking spreadsheet.
  • Compiles and maintains monthly Headcount spreadsheet.
  • Process garnishments and wage deductions.
  • Completes Unemployment Compensation paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Log all EEOC forms with accuracy; quarterly submissions to respective agencies.
  • Process third party vendor payments.
  • Understands and accurately follows instructions.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, and maintain, effective working relationships.
  • Performs a variety of general office support duties: filing; copies; maintain calendar of activities, meetings and various events for assigned staff; process mail including receiving, sorting, time-stamping, logging, and distributing incoming and outgoing correspondence and packages.


Educational/Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED required (Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred).
  • Must have Microsoft Office experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of Human Resources related experience required.
  • Two years of increasingly responsible technical or administrative experience in personnel administration activities.
  • ADP Workforce Now Experience required.
  • Ability to type 45 wpm with accuracy.

Property Maintenance Inspector

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JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-01 (Property Maintenance Inspector)

THE POSITION OF: Property Maintenance Inspector
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Community Development
POSTING DATE: 1/4/2019
SALARY: $20.26 per hour, per the CBA

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume application by February 4, 2019 to the Human Resources Department. Email information to

This position will be responsible for inspecting single and multi-family dwellings within the City to ensure compliance to City-Housing Codes. This position will entail frequent contact with other employees in the Division; as well as daily contact with housing dwellers. There is limited contact with City employees outside the Division.


  • Conduct daily inspection of single and multi-family dwellings.
  • Prepare inspection reports and send copy to owner of dwelling in violation, giving the appropriate amount of time to comply.
  • Make re-inspections after designated time to ensure compliance.
  • File prosecution with District judges if violations are not corrected.
  • Compile daily, weekly and monthly reports indicating quantity of inspections performed, number of violations found and status of corrections to violations.
  • Act as public relations representatives for City when making inspections.
  • Investigate complaints and attend court hearings as necessary.

Educational Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • ICC Property Maintenance Inspector Certification (#64) must be obtained within five (5) months of hire or promotion (2012 version).
  • Must possess a valid Class C PA driver’s license with clean driving record.



  • Minimum of two (2) years of construction experience (or related certifications/coursework) required.



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

An EEO/AA Employer by choice.
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."