Zoning Secretary

JOB BID #JV 2019-36 Zoning Secretary

THE POSITION OF: Zoning Secretary
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Community Development/Zoning
CLASSIFICATION: AFSCME 2763-Rank & File
STARTING PAY RATE: $20.48/hour, 40 hours/week
POSTING DATE: November 25, 2019
 
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and an application by December 27, 2019. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. *Questions – Please email: jobs@readingpa.gov

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provides customer service and other administrative assistance to implement City ordinances applicable to Zoning, Planning, and Historic Preservation.

 

Some tasks may include but are not limited to:
  • Greet visitors and provide basic information about zoning, planning, and historic preservation requirements applicable to specific districts or properties
  • Provide Spanish/English interpretation between customers and staff at the front counter, on site visits, and in meetings, including One Stop meetings
  • Review applications to ensure that all required information is included, contact applicants for missing information as needed or to notify applicants when permit reviews are completed
  • Maintain databases of permits, inquiries, complaints, appeals, and other activities
  • Process fees and maintain financial information for permit and appeal applications
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Division Manager as are necessary to support the functions of the Zoning, Planning, and Historic Preservation Division
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
Experience
  • Prior customer service and administrative experience required
  • Prior experience in zoning, planning, historic preservation, or other municipal service preferred
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to communicate in a professional environment in Spanish and English (both in writing and speaking) required

Telecommunicator I

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-34 Telecommunicator I (3 pm - 11 pm)

THE POSITION OF: Telecommunicator I
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Police/Special Services
CLASSIFICATION: AFSCME 2763-Rank & File
POSTING DATE: November 21, 2019
STARTING PAY RATE: $19.32 per hour. 40 hours per week
 
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application. 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 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: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm

*** Three positions available ***

Capital Projects Manager

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-33 Capital Projects Manager

 

THE POSITION OF: Capital Projects Manager
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Public Works/Operations
CLASSIFICATION: Management
SALARY: $75,000 - $95,000 DOQ
POSTING DATE: November 5, 2019

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume and application by December 5, 2019. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. *Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

 


 

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Capital Projects Manager’s primary responsibilities are prioritizing project execution, championing projects through the contracting and procurement process, and ensuring that the design and technical specifications are accurate and match the City’s needs. This position will work closely with the Director of Administrative Services whose department manages procurement, budgeting and other relevant financial functions.

 

Typical job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs all assigned duties and essential functions in a manner consistent with the Department of Public Works vision, mission and goals.

  • Monitors the Public Works portion of the City’s website on a regular basis and provides updates as appropriate.

  • Directs project development and implementation while maintaining compliance with City purchasing practices and contract specifications. Periodically monitor implemented projects and evaluate them to measure effectiveness in accomplishing policy objectives and expectations.

  • Provides regular oral and written reports to the Directors of Public Works & Administrative Services and/or their designee on the status of projects, program initiatives. Prepare documentation and reports required by various agencies as necessary, including semi- annually to the Mayor and City Council.

  • Develop metric systems that monitor and assess progress towards achieving performance goals of the Department of Public Works. References other existing, third party standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 37120 or equal as applicable.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four year college or university is required with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Public Works Management, Project Management, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture, or other job related field. Four (4) years of related experience with a minimum of 2 years in a related job capacity. A Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years of related experience.

Experience

  • Seeking innovative master collaborator who demonstrates superior project and program management skills that can develop an action plan for the Department of Public Works. PMP Certification preferred.

  • Using technology, candidate must possess planning, budget and financial management experience including the ability to establish meaningful performance metrics.

  • Strong organizational skills and with a superior ability to multi-task is required.

  • Knowledge and skill in writing and communicating in a clear, concise, and well composed manner; ability to think logically and work under circumstances that constantly change.

Outreach Internship

v3.1

2019-11-01

City of Reading: Outreach Internship

 

POSITION:

Outreach Intern

POSTING DATE:

November 1, 2019

DEPARTMENT:

Public Works/Sustainability

& Solid Waste

TERM:

Spring 2020

SCHEDULE:

Mon-Fri 7:00-3:30; some evenings/weekends

PAY:

$10.00/hr

Up to 20 hr/week

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume, cover letter, and transcript to the Sustainability & Solid Waste Manager at Kevin.Lugo@ReadingPA.gov

 


 

 

The purpose of this internship is to give students an opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop their skills, contribute to the local community, and expose them to the important work of local government. The City hopes this internship will inspire students to become leaders in the community and even consider public service in the future.

 

Position Summary:

The outreach and education intern will support the Department’s efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate education and outreach projects throughout the City of Reading. Working primarily with the Sustainability and Solid Waste Manager and Education and Outreach Coordinator, the intern will:

 

Design and implement environmental lessons

  • Research and develop new lesson plans and activities for both youth and adult audiences

  • Teach, or assist with teaching, groups in and out of the classroom

Community Outreach

  • Represent the City at public events and community celebrations

  • Educate the public on recycling, waste reduction, and sustainability

  • Create messaging and collateral for social media, print media, website, quarterly newsletter, etc.

     

    Additional duties may be assigned by the supervisors. Preference will be given to candidates who have morning and/or evening availability.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current student or recent graduate of an accredited higher education institution studying education, public relations, environmental studies, sustainability, or a related field

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, strong work ethic, and positive outlook

  • Ability to work and manage time independently with minimal supervision

  • Comfortable working with diverse audiences

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish highly desirable

  • Experience developing engaging lesson plans and educating youth

  • Understanding of basic marketing principles and ability to craft a creative messages

  • Familiarity with Facebook, Mailchimp, and basic graphic design

  • Familiarity with solid waste, recycling, zero waste, and waste diversion issues and practices; general knowledge of sustainability is helpful (energy, air, water, etc.)

Sustainability Intern

v2.0

2019-11-01

City of Reading Job Description: Sustainability Intern

 

POSITION:

Sustainability Intern

POSTING DATE:

November 1, 2019

DEPARTMENT:

Public Works/Sustainability

& Solid Waste

TERM:

Spring 2020

SCHEDULE:

Mon-Fri 7:00-3:30; some evenings/weekends possible

PAY:

$10.00/hr

Up to 20 hr/week

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume, cover letter, and transcript to the Sustainability & Solid Waste Manager at Kevin.Lugo@ReadingPA.gov

 


 

The purpose of this internship is to give students an opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop their skills, contribute to the local community, and expose them to the important work of local government. The City hopes this internship will inspire students to become leaders in the community and even consider public service in the future.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The sustainability intern will support the division’s efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate sustainability plans and initiatives throughout the City of Reading. Specific tasks will be dependent upon the skills and availability of the intern – focused areas could include GIS, data analysis, research, outreach, etc. Responsibilities may include:

 

  • Assist the City with key sustainability metrics including LEED for Cities and GHG Inventory

    • Collect data on existing energy use, water consumption, and other metrics

    • Develop data collection methodologies and tracking systems

  • Assist the City in developing a comprehensive sustainability plan

    • Make the case for Reading: Why invest in sustainability?

    • Research sustainability plans and developing best-practices reports

    • Develop outreach materials and programs for community engagement

  • General Program Support

    • Assisting the Education & Outreach Coordinator with various outreach projects

    • Develop reports and analyze data, field work and geocoding a possibility

       

      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current student or recent graduate of an accredited higher education institution studying engineering, environmental science, sustainability, economics, or a related field.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; attention to detail

  • Strong work ethic and positive outlook

  • Ability to work and manage time independently with minimal supervision

  • Eagerness and willingness to learn in a professional environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

     

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • First-year graduate student or undergraduate student in their Junior or Senior years. Local students strongly encouraged.

  • Experience performing research, data collection & organization, data analysis

  • Knowledge of one or more concepts in sustainability a major plus: Energy, Water, Transportation, Waste, and Quality of Life.

  • Interest in/commitment to improving the City of Reading

Benefits Coordinator

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-32 (Benefits Coordinator)

POSITION:

Benefits Coordinator

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:

Administrative Services/Human Resources

CLASSIFICATION:

Management

SALARY:

$45,000 - 48,000 DOQ

POSTING DATE:

November 1, 2017

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application by November 30, 2019. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. *Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov

 


 

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, this position is responsible for providing support to employees and internal departments while managing all benefits related inquires. Duties include, but are not limited to, processing benefits forms; entering new information and changes into multiple systems; reviewing, and verifying insurance/benefit billings on a monthly basis; conducting new hire orientation; and providing responsive employee service.

 

Typical job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducts, plans and implements annual open enrollment
  • Establishes employee and retiree eligibility, coverage and effective date and premium payment responsibility for employees and retirees
  • Processes invoicing and accounting of benefits premiums through a payroll deduction
  • Ensures all employees are informed of their benefit eligibility according to union contracts and agreements
  • Oversees and identifies claim issues/trends by working with employee(s) and insurance companies to resolve applicable issues; then reports any issues and trends to the Manager of Human Resources
  • Works with Broker to ensure compliance on all benefits related issues

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience

  • At least three (3) years of benefits administration experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office experience required
  • ADP Workforce Now experience preferred

Network Engineer

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-31 Information Technology (IT) Network Engineer

THE POSITION OF:

Network Engineer

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:

Administrative Services/Information Technology

CLASSIFICATION:

Management

SALARY:

$70,000 - $74,000 DOQ

POSTING DATE:

November 1, 2019

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application by November 30, 2019. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. *Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov


POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the IT Division Manager, manages and maintains the networks, data/voice communication and security systems, including installation and administration of all network functions.
 

Typical job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Install, configure and repair software/hardware, updates to the network, write specifications and assist in systems documentation and SOP’s.
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement new hardware and software for the entire network.
  • Monitor traffic flow and volume on the networks, server performance and make recommendations to adjust network parameters to improve performance, and minimize user response times.
  • Provide tier 3 support for IT staff and end users with regard to network and/or security infrastructure.
  • Performs network system functions which include, but are not limited to, adding users, defining, establishing and enforcing security access to data, identifying device access paths and availability, and maintains DR, virus, back-up and security systems, as well as all other assigned infrastructure systems/operations

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science & Technology, or related experience

Experience

  • 5 years working with computer networks in a business environment
  • 2 years as a Network Administrator in a 250+ node network

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
CLASSIFICATION: Management
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $82,000 DOQ
POSTING: Open until filled

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. *Questions - Please Email: jobs@readingpa.gov


POSITION SUMMARY:

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. Codes amended from time to time as revised by each code making organization. Position manages Building/Trades Inspectors and clerical support staff.
Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Review building plans and building permit applications. Issue permits for building construction or alterations for compliance with 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 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.
     

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational Requirements

  • Must possess current Commonwealth of PA, Department of Labor and Industry or International Code Council Certifications as a Building Code Official, Commercial Building Inspector, Building Plans Examiner, and Commercial Accessibility Inspector as required by PA Act 45 of 1999 as amended, known as the PA Uniform Construction Code.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License

Experience

  • At least 5 years experience in the building construction trade, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Plan review background required.

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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To apply for employment with the City of Reading, download and complete an Employment Application (Fillable) 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
EMAIL: jobs@readingpa.gov

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."

door hanger side 1 door hanger side 2