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City of Reading Seeking Planning & Zoning Clerk (Part-Time)

City of Reading is seeking a part-time Planning & Zoning Clerk. Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Greets visitors and distributes information on specific properties by answering calls, emails and walk-in requests
  • Scans documents, enters information into database systems, and provides other required clerical and administrative support to Zoning, Planning and Historic Preservation
  • Receives and processes fees; maintains financial records pertaining to land use and zoning applications, and assists with payment of invoices
  • Assists with scheduling appointments and Right-to Know requests
  • Assists with tracking and follow-up on zoning enforcement activities
  • Receives and logs permit applications and contacts applicants for missing information
  • Assists zoning staff with researching properties by accessing City files
  • Provides assistance at site inspections or other meetings
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Division Manager

Educational Requirements

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Associates Degree preferred


  • Prior experience in an office or similar administrative setting required
  • Experience with municipal zoning, planning, historic preservation, or code enforcement preferred
  • Experience in public interaction highly desired
  • Minimum typing rate of 35 WPM and expertise with Microsoft Office suite required
  • Excellent Customer Service required
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

How to Apply
Qualified, interested candidates must submit a current resume and an employment application. Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities. Position open until filled.

Please email jobs@readingpa.gov