How To Apply For a Civil Service Job

In order to be hired for a Civil Service job, you must take and pass a test and rank high enough to be called in for an interview. Once hired, you will be required to move into the City of Philadelphia within a specified time period (typically 6 months).

How To Apply FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions when applying for a Civil Service job with the City of Philadelphia.

Civil Service FAQ

This page answers some questions that you may have about Civil Service employment with the City of Philadelphia.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) FAQ

Guidelines and information concerning its use for City of Philadelphia municipal employees.

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) FAQ

Amercians With Disabilities Frequently Asked Questions.

Employee Disability (Regulation 32) FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Civil Service Regulation 32 (Employee Disability).


Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy

Policy for preventing sexual harassment in City Government.

Civil Service Appeal Guide

Appeal guide of the Civil Service Commission.

Political Activity Restrictions

Under the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, City officers and employees are subject to various restrictions on their political activity. Political activity is activity that is directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate, or partisan political group. Frequently Asked Questions on the political activity restrictions are answered on the Board of Ethics’ website. Board Regulation 8 details the political activity restrictions and provides helpful examples of permissible and prohibited behavior. A City employee with questions about the political activity restrictions should contact the Ethics Board by using the Ask for Advice Function on the Board’s website or by calling 215.686.9450.