Photo of Municipal Services Building CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
invites applications for:
Health Services Administrator 2 (General)
Exam Number: 10Q15F21

SALARY: $59,901 - $77,013 Annually
OPENING DATE: 07/27/2009
CLOSING DATE: 08/07/2009
COMPETITION: Health Dept-Only Promotional

This is full performance public health administrative work. An employee in this class either directs a health center providing categorical services or serving a neighborhood within a health district, acts as an assistant director of a large health district, or directs a specialized phase of limited scope of a major city-wide health services program. The employee supervises lower level public health administrators as well as medical, paramedical, nursing dental, environmental, and clerical personnel.

Conferring with officials of community groups and providing liaison between the program units, central departmental administrative units and the health districts are important aspects of the work. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative superior.


The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.

  1. Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status in the Health Department with a Performance Rating of Satisfactory or higher; AND;

    Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, industrial management or engineering, business administration, hospital administration, public health, or a master's degree in political science with major concentration in public administration. AND;

    One year of public health administrative experience in a large, complex personal health services agency. AND;

    One year of public health administrative experience in a large complex, personal health services agency above the trainee level. AND;

    One year of public health administrative experience in a large complex personal health services agency performing the administrative supervision of health services personnel engaged in the delivery of personal health services directly to patients.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources, which has included a master's degree as the educational minimum and the specific experience as described above.

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.


Training and Experience Evaluation or Oral Examination - 90%
Seniority Rating - 10%

This examination will be tentatively scheduled for the week of October 15, 2009. Please note that this examination date is subject to change.

DEPARTMENTAL-ONLY PROMOTIONAL. Only a departmental promotional eligible list for the Department of Public Health will be established as a result of the examination.

In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review. or, In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test.  Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.


When applying by U.S. mail, the application should be sent to:

City of Philadelphia
Office of Human Resources
1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Room 1640
Philadelphia, PA 19102

To apply in person, please visit the Employment Application Center on the Concourse Level of the Municipal Services Building, 1401 J. F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia, Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon) to 4:00 PM.

ALL Applications must be received by the close of business or postmarked no later than August 7, 2009.