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).
This page answers some questions that you may have about Civil Service employment with the City of Philadelphia.
Guidelines and information concerning its use for City of Philadelphia municipal employees.
Amercians With Disabilities Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions About Civil Service Regulation 32 (Employee Disability).
Frequently Asked Questions About the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP FAQ).
Policy for preventing sexual harassment in City Government.
Appeal guide of the Civil Service Commission.
The Home Rule Charter, in Section 10-107, places certain restrictions on political activities of appointed and elected officials and employees of the City, including employees on leave of absence. In 1995 the City Solicitor issued the Law Department Political Activity Guide, a comprehensive guide that summarizes prior Law Department advice on Charter Section 10-107. We have distributed the Guide to all offices in the City at least yearly since. Also, the Guide is posted on the Law Department web page, and is published in the volume 1994-1996 City Solicitor’s Opinions.
The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to email@example.com. For more information go to: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations