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JV 2024-21

Confidential Secretary

Public Works



Full Time


May 14, 2024


Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume at Questions – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   



A Confidential Secretary is a crucial member of an organization's administrative team, responsible for providing high-level administrative support to executives, managers, or other senior personnel.

This position is responsible for administrative and secretarial duties.

  • Perform general administrative tasks such as managing correspondence, scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, taking minutes, and maintaining calendars for director or senior personnel.
  • Handle confidential information: Manage and maintain sensitive and confidential information, ensuring it is handled securely and in compliance with the public works policies and procedures.
  • Manage communication: Screen and prioritize phone calls, emails, and other forms of communication for executives or senior personnel. Handle inquiries, provide necessary information, and redirect or escalate as required.
  • Organize and maintain records: Establish and maintain an efficient filing system, both physical and digital, for documents, reports, and other records. Retrieve and distribute files as needed.
  • Coordinate special projects: Assist in coordinating special projects, events, or initiatives. Collaborate with team members and external stakeholders to ensure successful execution.
  • Maintain confidentiality: Uphold strict confidentiality in dealing with sensitive contracts, and other proprietary information.
  • Prioritize tasks: Efficiently manage multiple tasks and deadlines, ensuring that all assignments are completed accurately and in a timely manner. This includes all information, including personnel matters, legal documents, and financial data.


Educational Requirements/Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional certification as an administrative professional is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a Confidential Secretary or equivalent administrative role, preferably in a corporate setting.
  • Knowledge of confidentiality protocols and best practices.
  • Proficiency in office software: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other relevant software applications.


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JOB VACANCY #:                                                                 JV 2024-20

THE POSITION OF:                                                               Utilities Engineer

DEPARTMENT OF:                                                               Public Works

IN THE DIVISION OF:                                                             Sanitary Sewers

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                                     Exempt

SCHEDULE:                                                                            Full Time

SALARY:                                                                                 DOQ

POSTING DATE:                                                                   MAY 3, 2024


Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume at Questions – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   



The Utilities Engineer performs engineering tasks associated with the evaluation, design, bid, construction, inspection and operation/maintenance of utilities. Utilities include water/wastewater/storm-water systems and treatment facilities along with air quality, solid waste and related environmental systems.

Typical job duties may include but not limited to:

  • Ensures the Utilities Division’s engineering needs are supported and addressed from an overarching and all-encompassing perspective. Prepare plans and specifications for utility system improvements and services.
  • Assist with the preparation, updating and management of the various Utilities Division Capital Improvement Plans (CIPs). Develop and manage Utilities Division project and programs plans and schedules.
  • Manage and/or assist with engineering data, manuals, prints, drawings, etc.
  • Recordkeeping for wastewater/stormwater systems and treatment.
  • Support laboratory/operations/maintenance/safety activities from utilities engineering perspective. Provide technical guidance and expert advice on utilities engineering, management, operations, maintenance, laboratory and safety projects and programs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from a four (4) year college or university with major course work in civil, environmental, or closely related engineering discipline is required.
  • It is preferred that the Utilities Engineer possesses or be able to obtain an EIT certificate within two (2) years of hire. It is also preferred that the Utilities Engineer pursues a Pennsylvania PE certificate at the earliest authorized opportunity and obtaining a PE within two (2) years of starting the process is anticipated.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain the appropriate PaDEP Operators Certification is desired.
  • Possession of valid Pennsylvania motor vehicles operator’s Class C license or higher is required.


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JOB VACANCY #:                                                              JV 2024-18

THE POSITION OF:                                                               Zoning Administrator

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:                                                    Community Dev/Zoning

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                                     Exempt

SCHEDULE:                                                                           Full Time

SALARY:                                                                                DOQ

POSTING DATE:                                                                   ARPIL 5, 2024


Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume at Questions – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   



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

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/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, public administration, economics, etc. or a related field.  Applicants with a minimum of 7 years experience in planning, zoning or real estate will be considered.
  • At least 3 years of experience in supervision.
  • Knowledge of the PA Municipalities Planning Code.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products.
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.



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