Municipal Aide II

JOB VACANCY #JV 2019-30 Municipal Aide II

THE POSITION OF: Municipal Aide II
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Administrative Services/Citizens Service Center
STARTING PAY RATE: $19.81/hour, 35 hours/week
POSTING DATE: October 14, 2019

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and an employment application. Application and resumes can be submitted at under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email

This position’s main function is to provide clerical support to the Citizens Service Center as needed.

Some tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Answers telephones, greets visitors.
  • Responds to complaints or requests for information.
  • Researches/processes information, enters data and maintains files.
  • Prepares and types written correspondence/reports.
  • Handles cash and other forms of payment.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
  • May be assigned to other departments/divisions as required.
  • Subject to flexible/non-traditional work schedule.

Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.


  • Three (3) to five (5) years increasingly responsible clerical and customer service experience.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Products.
  • Ability to interact and provide service to both internal and external customers.
  • Type minimum of 35 words per minute

General Laborer


JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-27 Part-Time General Laborer


THE POSITION OF: General Laborer
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Public Works/Operations
SALARY: $12.00/Hour - 28 hours a week
POSTING DATE: August 27, 2019

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and an employment application. Applications and resumes can be submitted at under employment opportunities.  Questions – Please email

The candidate for this position must be able to work independently or on a crew in both indoor and outdoor environments, completing tasks as directed. This is a part-time position working 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 and property maintenance.
  • Custodial work including litter pick up and trash removal.
  • Performs clean-ups and general maintenance of City properties.
  • May paint as required.
  • Assist employees in their work.
  • Perform miscellaneous operations tasks as directed by management.
  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Able to lift minimum of 75 pounds.
  • Valid PA driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to understand written and verbal instructions.
**Hours are 7:00AM to 2:30PM - 4 days a week**



JOB VACANCY #JV 2019-23 (Electrician WWTP)

THE POSITION OF: Electrician
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF: Public Works / Wastewater Treatment Plant
STARTING PAY RATE: Per CBA, 40 hours/week
POSTING DATE: 08/22/2019

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and application.  Applications and resumes can be submitted at under employment opportunities. Questions – Please email

POSITION SUMMARY:This position is responsible for independently performing corrective and preventative maintenance on electrical operating and control systems up to and including 480v. Works under the 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
  • Diagnoses malfunctions or breakdowns of electrical equipment, specifies parts required, repairs and adjusts the equipment for efficient operation; performs necessary process control decisions related to electrical maintenance needs and convey changes to Operations team.
  • Plans assigned work projects and submits orders for parts, supplies, and equipment as required to complete work tasks.
  • Performs wiring and electrical work as assigned; perform corrective and preventative maintenance procedures, calibrates meters and electronic equipment, performs electrical hook ups for pumps, motors, and preforms 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.
  • Willingness to work shift hours as assigned and be available for call outs on weekends and Holidays.
  • Must possess, or obtain within 1 year, Pennsylvania WWTP Operator’s certification minimum of class A, E subclass 1, 4.

Telecommunicator I

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-24 Telecommunicator I (11 pm-7 am)

THE POSITION OF: Telecommunicator I
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Police/Special Services
POSTING DATE: July 30, 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 under employment opportunities. *Questions – Please email:


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.
  • Maintain various clerical duties as assigned.
  • 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.
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

Auditing Coordinator

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-20 Auditing Coordinator

THE POSITION OF: Auditing Coordinator
DEPARTMENT OF: Administrative Services
SALARY: $43,000-$48,000 (Annually)
POSTING DATE: June 11, 2019

Qualified, interested candidates must submit a letter of interest, current resume and application to the Human Resources Department. Position open until filled. Email:

The Auditing Coordinator must assure that the City receives all revenues due and that timely and accurate expenditures are made.

  • Recommend methods of improved efficiency, accuracy and integrity for all City related operations and activities;
  • Work with the City’s Independent auditor to follow-up on implementation of audit findings and recommendations;
  • Review the annual budget with the City Auditor and suggest policy revisions or additions;
  • Support the City Auditor with all duties spelled out in the Home Rule Charter;

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with emphasis in auditing required.


  • Three (3) years accounting experience, public sector preferred.


  • All City of Reading employee management benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, vision, paid time off for holidays, personal days, sick days, and vacation.

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 RANGE: $70,470.00 - $75,000.00 DOQ
POSTING: Open until filled

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


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.

Educational Requirements

  • Minimum high school diploma/GED.
  • 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


  • At least 10 years experience in the building construction trade, with at least 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Plan review background required.


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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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