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Civil Service Commission

Upholding the interest of the City's merit-based civil service system.

Civil Service Commission


The Civil Service Commission advises the mayor and the director of human resources on personnel administration in City service. It upholds the interest of the City’s merit-based civil service system. which is vital to the public interest.

The commission:

  • Serves as an appellate tribunal for employee appeals.
  • Rules on proposed changes to the Civil Service Regulations and the Classification and Pay Plans.
  • Rules on requests for exemptions from civil service and waivers of the residency requirement.

The commission is a quasi-judicial body and spends most of its time on its appellate function. It conducts fact-finding public hearings on employee appeals. It also issues formal written decisions containing factual and legal conclusions.


Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., 16th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Fax: (215) 686-2374


We hire year round!

The Philadelphia Department of Human Services is committed to supporting the placement stability of children and youth in the foster care and the juvenile justice systems. As part of this commitment, DHS regularly releases job announcements on the main webpage to support our hiring efforts. Please either apply for an open position or sign up for job alerts. Please share these announcements with your networks.

You can also review this jobs booklet to learn more about working at DHS.

Class Code Class Title Starting Salary Application Link
5A05 Social Work Services Trainee (General) (Bilingual) $44,467 Apply now.
5A07 Social Work Services Manager 2 (General) (Bilingual) $58,316 Apply now.
5B21 Juvenile Detention Counselor Trainee (General) $47,319 Apply now.
5B23 Juvenile Detention Counselor 2 (General) $52,898 Apply now.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive weekend road closures

The City will close Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to vehicular traffic from 7 p.m. on Friday through 7 a.m. on Monday. The drive will be closed to vehicles from the Falls Bridge to Sweetbriar Drive. The weekend closures begin on March 30, 2024 and last until late fall of 2024.

Closing MLK Drive to vehicles on weekends adds to the city’s recreation options. This shared space is great for walkers, runners, and cyclists. Be sure to check out the great views of the river and skyline!

Philadelphia Parent & Youth Resource Fair: April 27

Looking for free and low-cost summer activities that are safe and adult-supervised for children, teens, and families? Get the scoop when you attend the City of Philadelphia Philadelphia Parent & Youth Resource Fair.

April 27, 2024
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA (Entrance at Broad & Race Sts.)

Check out the event flyer here!


  • Apr
    CSC Virtual Hearing
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    CSC Virtual Hearing

    April 30, 2024
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
  • May
    CSC Virtual Hearing
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    CSC Virtual Hearing

    May 1, 2024
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours


  • May
    CSC Virtual Hearing
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    CSC Virtual Hearing

    May 7, 2024
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours