Making a difference at the local level

Are you passionate about public service? Do you thrive on making a difference in your community? Then a career with the City of Philadelphia might be the perfect fit for you.

City of Philadelphia employees come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share a commitment to serving their communities. From emergency services to city planning, there are countless ways to contribute to the well-being of your city.

And the best part? There’s no one-size-fits-all path to a career with the City. Whether you have a degree in political science, economics, engineering, or any other field, there’s a place for you in public service.

Benefits of working with us

Choosing a career with the City of Philadelphia not only means contributing to your community but also enjoying a host of valuable benefits. Here are just a few perks that come with being part of our team:

  • Pay off your student loans faster: As a qualifying employer, City of Philadelphia employees can participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Join the ranks of hundreds who have already benefited from this program and achieved student loan forgiveness.
  • Unlock tuition discounts and scholarships: We’ve partnered with over a dozen esteemed colleges and universities in the area, ensuring our employees have access to a wide range of tuition discounts and scholarships. Experience savings of 10% to 40% on your educational expenses, which can extend to spouses and dependents in some cases!

Spring 2024 recruitment recap

We’re dedicated to connecting with talented individuals like you. That’s why we’ve been actively participating in college recruitment events each spring and fall, reaching out to students across various campuses to share the latest career opportunities.

Here’s a glimpse of the colleges and events we’ve been a part of this spring:

  • Commonwealth University Employer Summit
  • Penn State-ASCE Networking Event
  • Rutgers-New Brunswick
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Villanova University
  • Temple University-College of Engineering Fair
  • Lehigh University Virtual 2024 Spring Career Expo
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Pennsylvania-STEM
  • Rowan University-STEM
  • Temple University-School of Social Work
  • Saint Joseph University 
  • Temple-Fox Spring Connection
  • Arcadia University 
  • Rider University
  • Montclair State University
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Kutztown University
  • Cheyney University
  • West Chester University of PA
  • Fairleigh Dickinson
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Towson University
  • Morgan State University
  • Holy Family University
  • Cedar Crest College
  • Millersville University
  • Goldey Beacom College
  • LaSalle University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Lincoln University
  • Jefferson Healthcare Spring Fair
  • Bowie University
  • Rutgers University-Camden
  • Scranton University
  • Community College of Philadelphia

These events provide excellent opportunities for students to network with us, learn about available positions, and kickstart their careers in public service. Whether you’re interested in engineering, social work, healthcare, or any other field, we have something for you.

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