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Office of Human Resources

Civil service FAQs

Answers to common questions about civil service positions with the City of Philadelphia.

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for a civil service job?

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Who is eligible to take a test?

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What does it mean when “Or any equivalent combination of… determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources (formerly Personnel Department)” appears on the announcement?

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How do I know what’s available?

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How do I know if I’m approved to take the examination? If I am approved, how do I know when and where I take the test?

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What types of examinations are given?

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What types of eligible lists are there?

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Once I get on the civil service list, how long am I eligible for a job?

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What requirements apply after the test?

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Is there veterans’ preference?

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What benefits does the City offer?

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