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  Staff Associate


   Staff Associate


JOB VACANCY #                                                                   JV 2024-05

THE POSITION OF:                                                                Staff Associate

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                                               Human Resources

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                                      Exempt

CLASSIFICATION:                                                                N/A

SCHEDULE:                                                                            Full-time

SALARY:                                                                                 DOQ

POSTING DATE:                                                                    FEBRUARY 5, 2024


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The Staff Associate is responsible to assist with policies and procedures, programs and practices including recruitment planning, payroll, benefits, organizing, and retention. Additional responsibilities include departmental development, and employee relations. Reports to the HR Director.

  • Assists with statistics and metrics like employee performance, turnover, retention, and cost per hire rate.
  • Assists with performance metrics of a recruitment drive and provide insights and suggestions to improve recruitment process.
  • Assist in communicating and responding to potential job candidates; via telephone, email, or in-person, greeting and assisting current or prospective employees providing information, and other general customer service.
  • Processes personnel actions affecting employees in accordance with civil service laws, bargaining agreements, and federal rules and regulations including appointments, separations, promotions, leaves of absence, etc., and verifies or obtains pertinent data and prepares necessary paperwork.
  • Produces correspondence, creates, and revises job descriptions, special reports and forms, databases.
  • Handles highly confidential and sensitive information and correspondence including the drafting, collection, distribution and filing related issues.
  • Assists in maintaining weekly and monthly recruiting progress reports for the department; ensures confidentiality of information, departmental plans, personnel files, or other restricted access information within the guidelines of public disclosure law. Retrieves information from files as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resource management or related field required.
  • Minimum ten (10) years experience working in human resources providing services such as benefits, recruitment, payroll, retention, employee development, and new hire onboarding.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience in management/supervisory position.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, management, and Microsoft office skills.
  • Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner with personnel at all levels of authority. Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under time constraints. PA Drivers license required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required & PHR Certification preferred.

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JOB VACANCY #                                                                        JV 2023-57

POSITION:                                                                                  Accounting Manager

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:                                                         Finance/Accounting

SCHEDULE:                                                                               Full-Time

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                                           Exempt

SALARY:                                                                                    DOQ

 POSTING DATE:                                                                       DECEMBER 21, 2023


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The Accounting Manager is responsible for development and preparation of financial data to account for receipt and dispersion of City Revenues. Interact with Treasury, City Controller and Auditor’s is common in the planning and analysis of financial activity for the City. They must establish policies and procedures for accounting personnel and supervise the Accounting Department employees.

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervise employees in the Accounting department and work closely with Treasury employees.
  • Assist Accountant in maintaining City fiscal records.
  • Track the available money across all funds and coordinate with Treasury to ensure that the money is in the proper funds for the cash disbursements.
  • Work with Controller in identifying and correcting fiscal, administrative related problems, and operation and capital budget preparation.
  • Establish policies and procedures for Accounting and Treasury office personnel to guide them through daily routines.
  • Responsible for maintenance of fixed assets schedules.
  • Review of long-term debt activity, transactions, reporting, and issuance analysis
  • Ensure compliance with the myriad of State and Federal fiscal and administrative laws and regulations.
  • Provide financial reports as requested by the Administration.
  • Responsible for year-end close.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Educational / Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • Accounting/Finance certifications a plus.
  • Must have five (5) years accounting experience, public sector required.
  • Five (5) years previous management/supervisory experience preferred.
  • Microsoft office skills, Excel pivot tables, database manipulation required.
  • Previous experience working with Accounting/Finance software a plus, especially Tyler/Munis financial system.




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JOB VACANCY #:                                                            JV 2023-48

THE POSITION OF:                                                          Chief Building Official

DEPT/ DIVISION OF:                                                        CD Building & Trades

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                                Exempt

SCHEDULE:                                                                     Full Time/On call for emergency

SALARY:                                                                           DOQ        

POSTING DATE:                                                              AUG 9, 2023


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The Chief Building Official interprets and enforces the provisions of the PA Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC) and serves as the Building Code Official (BCO) for the City of Reading. The Chief Building Official works closely with other Division and Department managers to maintain continuity within the government continuing the efforts toward improving the community. This position reports to the CD Deputy Director.

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 construction permits.
  • 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.
  • Issue permits for construction, repairs or alterations as required by the PA Uniform Construction Code.
  • Conduct inspections with Building/Trades staff to ensure code compliance.
  • Investigate unsafe building conditions and provide resolutions in accordance with the City of Reading Building Code.
  • Respond to emergencies, as needed, requested by other City of Reading departments, sometimes after hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Educational Requirements/Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design preferred, or comparable degree or comparable experience required.
  • 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 Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner as required by PA Act 45 of 1999 as amended, known as the PA Uniform Construction Code.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in architectural design or equivalent experience, including supervisory experience.




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JOB VACANCY #:                                                              JV 2023-19

THE POSITION OF:                                                               Zoning Administrator

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:                                                    Community Dev/Zoning

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                                     Exempt

SCHEDULE:                                                                           Full Time

SALARY:                                                                                DOQ

POSTING DATE:                                                                   MARCH 28, 2023


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The Zoning Administrator is responsible for all activities related to land use laws in the areas of Zoning Administration and enforcement.

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Reviews applications for Zoning Permit and approves or denies in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance.
  • Acts on complaints received and violations observed. Requests or orders compliance verbally and/or in writing. Prepares case and arranges for prosecution of violators before District Justice.
  • Appears before the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Boards, the Reading Redevelopment Authority and the Historic Preservation Review Board to present plans.
  • Attends, coordinates and participates in day and evening community meetings, public hearings and other official meetings and events as required.
  • Performs official program administration including approval of all written reports, applications, official forms and documents.
  • Assists preparation of amendments to the Zoning Ordinance for review by the Planning Commission.
  • Ensure all planning, zoning and economic development activities are carried out in accordance with federal, state and local laws, policies and regulations.
  • Administers the planning, zoning, historic preservation, business development and economic development of the City of Reading.
  • Assures accountability of subordinate staff for program performance and supervises the work of subordinates.
  • Maintain statistical data for reports relative to zoning matters
  • Perform other duties as assigned:


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related field


  • At least 8 years of related experience in planning and zoning
  • Knowledge of basic law through education or experience
  • Basic understanding of Planning theory and municipal government
  • Technical training in plan reading
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License


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