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Equipment Operator II (Sewers)


Equipment Operator II (Sewers)



JOB VACANCY #                                                           
JV 2023-52

THE POSITION OF:                                                        Equipment Operator II (Sewers)

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                                       Public Works/Sewers

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                             AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File

SCHEDULE:                                                                    Full-time

SALARY:                                                                         Starting $24.56 Hour

POSTING DATE:                                                            SEPT 25, 2023

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Position requires experience with the operation and maintenance of underground utilities to perform repairs, replacement, and rehabilitation via excavation work, pipe inspection and cleaning using specialized in-pipe equipment, and preventive maintenance to maintain the sanitary and storm sewer facilities owned by the City of Reading.

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for performing all aspects related to excavation, inspection, & repair work pertaining to the City’s sanitary and storm sewer systems, including using any hand or power tools and operating heavy equipment.
  • Must be able to operate a combination sewer mobile line cleaning equipment such as vac/jetter truck independently.
  • Must be able to operate the in-pipe televisual inspection equipment hardware and software using industry-standard criteria and provide printed and/or electronic reports to supervision.
  • Responsible for providing accurate daily work performance reports used for PA DEP reporting to supervision.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Educational Requirements/Experience

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Class B CDL PA driver’s license with air brakes and tanker endorsement is required.
  • PA DEP Class E Collection System certification is preferred.
    • Employees who acquire PA DEP Class E Collection System certification will receive $0.50 per hour increase
  • NASSCO PACP certification is preferred.
  • Any new hire or employee outside Sewers bidding on positions will be required to obtain NASSCO PACP certification within two (2) years of date of hire or transfer

Employees who acquire NASSCO PACP certification will receive $1.00 per hour increase.

  • A minimum of two years’ experience with underground utility excavation work, including deep excavations, with other utilities in close proximity is required.
  • Prior experience with operation of appropriate mobile heavy equipment including dump truck, backhoe, front end loader, and tanker truck is required.
  • A background with CCTV inspection work is preferred.
  • Previous combination vac/jetter truck experience is preferred.
  • Confined Space entry and trenching & shoring background is preferred.
  • Prior experience with hand and powered hand tools including jack hammers, lasers, cutoff saw, chainsaw, drain cleaning equipment, and pipe cutters is preferred.

 

 

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TELECOMMUNICATOR I

TELECOMMUNICATOR I

JOB VACANCY #:                                                  JV 2023-49

THE POSITION OF:                                              Telecommunicator I

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                           Police

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                    AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File

SCHEDULE                                                             Full-time

SALARY:                                                                   $23.88/HR

POSTING DATE:                                                   AUGUST 22, 2023

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Handling emergency/non-emergency calls and additional requests for police service.
  • Successfully operate various systems, software, and radio console equipment.
  • Apply policies, procedures, and guidelines relating to emergency/non-emergency situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and stay calm under stressful situations in order to provide prompt responses to emergency situations.
  • Ability to lead, provide direction, and assist other department personnel in various situations when needed.
  • Work closely with other police divisions or agencies to ensure information is communicated efficiently.
  • Complete department training, testing and required certifications.
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime in order to maintain minimum manning with as little as one hour notice.
  • Work schedules are set based upon the department needs and seniority.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Maintain security clearances in order to access Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS).
  • Perform any and all other work as needed or assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Uphold a professional work environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Successfully pass a thorough background investigation, drug screening and maintain a clear criminal background.
  • No FELONY or MISDEMEANOR.
  • Ability to type 35 wpm with accuracy.
  • Pass the pre-hire Critical assessment test; scoring at least 85% or higher.

 

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MECHANICAL INSPECTOR/PLANS EXAMINER

MECHANICAL INSPECTOR/PLANS EXAMINER

 

MECHANICAL INSPECTOR/PLANS EXAMINER

 

JOB VACANCY #:                                 JV 2023-41

THE POSITION OF:                                      Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                   CD/Building & Trades

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                            Non-Exempt

CLASSIFICATION:                                     AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File

SCHEDULE:                                                    Full-Time

SALARY:                                                       Per CBA

POSTING DATE:                                           JUNE 6, 2023

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner oversees every phase of construction from planning to finish to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and City of Reading ordinances. The Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner has direct contact with both external and internal customers; therefore, the inspector must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Also, the inspector must be able to readily adapt to, interpret, explain, and implement changing codes and ordinances.

Typical duties may include but not limited to:

  • Review and approve HVAC permit submittal documents.
  • Schedule and perform field inspections.
  • Maintain and submit records of field reports, inspection results, and plan reviews.
  • Assist developers, designers, and property owners with code-related problems.
  • Support other City departments as necessary.
  • Identify potential electrical system hazards and recommend abatement action.
  • Draft and mail notices of violation, citations, demolitions, and abatement orders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • Minimum high school diploma/GED.
  • Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Commercial Mechanical Inspector.
  • Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Mechanical Plans Examiner.

Experience

  • Must possess a City of Reading Master Mechanical license or equivalent (Master Plumber License) for a minimum of 10 years.

 

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ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR/PLANS EXAMINER

JOB VACANCY # JV 2023-37 ELECTRICAL INSPECTOR/PLANS EXAMINER

 

THE POSITION OF:                                      Electrical Inspector/Plans Examiner

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                   CD/Building & Trades

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                            Non-Exempt

CLASSIFICATION:                                     AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File

SCHEDULE:                                                    Full-Time

SALARY:                                                       $30.44/HR

POSTING DATE:                                           May 26, 2023

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner oversees every phase of construction from planning to finish to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code and City of Reading ordinances. The Mechanical Inspector/Plans Examiner has direct contact with both external and internal customers; therefore, the inspector must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Also, the inspector must be able to readily adapt to, interpret, explain, and implement changing codes and ordinances.

Typical duties may include but not limited to:

  • Review and approve electrical permit submittal documents.
  • Schedule and perform field inspections.
  • Maintain and submit records of field reports, inspection results, and plan reviews.
  • Assist developers, designers, and property owners with code-related problems.
  • Support other City departments as necessary.
  • Identify potential electrical system hazards and recommend abatement action.
  • Draft and mail notices of violation, citations, demolitions, and abatement orders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements

  • Minimum high school diploma/GED.
  • Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Commercial Electrical Inspector.
  • Must possess current ICC or equivalent certification for Electrical Plans Examiner.
  • Must be willing to acquire Building Code Official (BCO) certification within 1 year of hire date.

Experience

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience as an electrician or equivalent experience. Master Electrician status preferred.

 

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EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN (EVT)

JOB VACANCY # JV 2023-33 EMERGENCY VEHICLE TECHNICIAN (EVT)

 

THE POSITION OF:                                              Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT)

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                            Fire/Fire & Rescue

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                      IAFF Local 1802

SCHEDULE:                                                            Full-Time

SALARY RANGE:                                                $70,000 - $74,860                                                  
POSTING DATE:                                                       
MAY 8, 2023

 

Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume at www.readingpa.govQuestions Email ///department/department$/AS/HR/INTERNAL-EXTERNAL/2023%20Job%20Bids/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) provides skilled and thorough work maintaining emergency vehicles, maintenance records, and maintenance schedules for the City of Reading Fire Department.

Typical job duties may include but not limited to:

  • Determines preventative maintenance needs, provides necessary maintenance and repairs for all motor fire apparatus and related diesel equipment;
  • Performs annual State Inspections on Fire Department apparatus;
  • Repairs and adjusts engines, transmissions, brake systems, hydraulic systems, water pumps, and accessories applicable to tools, facilities, and equipment provided;
  • Performs general maintenance of all fire equipment.
  • Ensures fire apparatus conforms to commercial Department of Transportation and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards
  • Responds to multiple alarm fires or other large-scale emergency events to oversee apparatus operations, including evaluation and repair of apparatus and equipment as needed, if on duty or requested by Chief Officer
  • Provides input to staff regarding budget, equipment utilization, equipment replacement and equipment needs
  • Assists with the development of specifications for new fire apparatus and equipment
  • Comfortability or ability to learn asset management software and computer applications pertinent to asset management
  • Perform any other related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements/Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Class B CDL license (at all times of employment)
  • Valid Pennsylvania Code 7 (both Codes 1 & 3) vehicle safety inspection certification
  • Level 1 Fire Apparatus EVT Certification per NFPA 1071, Standard for EVT Professional Qualifications;
  • ASE Master Technician for commercial vehicles
  • Ability to obtain certification to the EVT Master Level III certification within two years of hire.

 

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MAINTENANCE WORKER II/ELEC MECH

 MAINTENANCE WORKER II/ELEC MECH

 

THE POSITION OF:                                              Maintenance Wkr II/Elec Mech

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION OF:                          Public Works/WWTP

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:                                      AFSCME 2763 – Rank & File

SCHEDULE:                                                               Full-Time

SALARY:                                                                $22.13/HR

POSTING DATE:                                                     April 18, 2023

 

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

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for maintaining all wastewater treatment equipment at the City of Reading facilities.

Typical job duties may include but not limited to:

  • Perform all necessary maintenance tasks to maintain compliance with all Clean Water Act/Clean Stream Law requirements, NPDES Permit parameters, and all other applicable regulatory requirements, industry standards and manufacturers recommendations
  • Assist Operations and other teams with any and all corrective tasks that arise
  • Communicate any disruptions of treatment units due to maintenance tasks to the Operations staff or others as appropriate
  • Respond to call-ins and address problems, emergencies and/or breakdowns as assigned.
  • Interact frequently with employees and contractors in work area and interact occasionally with employees in other departments throughout the City of Reading
  • Perform routine maintenance checks on wastewater facilities, machinery and equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Educational Requirements/Experience

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Trade School education in Mechanical. Electrical, Welding, Plumbing, or machine shop application is a preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Class C driver’s license.
  • Must have completed and passed 70% or better score five (5) of ten (10) TPC Basic Mechanical Course Books within six (6) months and all ten (10) of the TPC Basic Mechanical Course Books within twelve (12) months
  • One (1) year of industrial maintenance experience required.
  • Knowledge and competency on safe rigging, lifting and hoist/crane operations are required
  • Must become computer literate in Antero, Windows, Internet and e-mail. Must be willing to learn MS Office programs, GIS, CityWorks and other specialty programs as assigned.

 

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