PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) is hiring two CITY PLANNER II staff members. The Philadelphia Streets Department and Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) are also hiring planners. Prospective candidates who sit for the civil service exam for the City Planner II role will also qualify for positions in these departments.

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2022.  

An optional online information session will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022, from 5 to 6 p.m.   

Applicants must provide documentation of education with their application. This hiring process is open and competitive. Starting salary ranges from $56,480 to $72,620, depending on qualifications.  

Successful candidates have enthusiastic interest in urban planning and policy, and two years’ city planning or community engagement experience. While a bachelor’s degree is required, a planning degree is not. Degrees in public policy or administration, historic preservation, community development, or any program that deals with themes and issues that regularly occur in PCPC work is accepted. Candidates who are interested in the position, but unsure if their educational and work backgrounds fit the requirements are encouraged to apply.  

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission is the City’s planning agency. The Commission and staff guide growth and development in Philadelphia. City planners on staff support that work in multiple ways. They work with developers, architects, local legislators, and community members to ensure that both private and public development supports a healthy, vibrant, and equitable city. PCPC is an agency of the Department of Planning and Development. 

PCPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The City has committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian, and other people of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people who are differently abled or neurodiverse are encouraged to apply. More information about the position and team will be available at the November 7th optional, online information session. 

In 2020, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission created and signed the Commitment to Change, which acknowledges the role of planning in segregation and represents a commitment to equity in planning.  

Register for the information session on Monday, November 7, 2022. 

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