Student Job Board

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This job board it is intended for students ages 14-18 who are eligible to work in the United States and have obtained working papers and recent graduates up-to age 24.

Please note that these jobs are not provided by the School District of Philadelphia and should be used as a resource in your job search.

To get help with applying for a job or updating your resume, contact us.

If you are looking for an approved PHLapprenticeship program, please click here.

Listed below are opportunities in the Philadelphia area. The different types of Career-Connected activities listed below will include: Internship/Mentorship & Part-time Seasonal Employment opportunities for current SDP students and career training programs for students who will (or have) graduated.

Summer Internship Opportunities for current SDP Students

Are you interested in a Law Enforcement Career?

The Philadelphia Police Explorer Cadet Program offers training to young adults in high school, ages 14-20, who are interested in a career in law enforcement and community service. This program helps you explore law enforcement in the local, state, federal, and military level.

To apply click here

The application deadline is September 17, 2022.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application please email us at collegeandcareer@philasd.org.

If you are 12-24 years old and looking for a summer work experience, check out WorkReady Summer. WorkReady takes place from July-August and will include at least 3 days of safe in-person experiences each week this year.

Earn up to $1,000!*

All participants receive compensation via wages or incentives depending on the program. Full completion of assigned program hours is necessary to receive the maximum amount.

*Figure based on estimated pay after taxes.

 

TO APPLY CLICK HERE

Power Skills Academy @ CCP

Students will participate in a 8-week program where they will learn professional skills, participate in a state registered pre-apprenticeship program (Information Technology, Manufacturing, and entrepreneurship), and take the CASAS exam/ACT WorkKeys to gain an industry skills certification

End of June – Beginning of Aug (TBA)

The program will take place Mon – Thursday (time TBA) and will be a hybrid program (TBA).

You will be:

·       Learning about power skills (soft skills) in theory and discussion of practice
·       Participating in ACT WorkKeys curriculum and taking the final assessments to measure proficiency of power skills (Gold and Platinum levels to pass)
·       Participate in a Pre-Apprenticeship program
·       Work-based learning (WBL) activities to put skills into practice
·       Exploration activities (field trips) to gain a deeper understanding of different industries
·       Earning a career readiness credential

This will be a stipend based program where students will earn up-to $1,000.

TO APPLY CLICK HERE AND COMPLETE THE GENERAL WORKREADY APPLICATION. ONCE YOU APPLY PLEASE EMAIL US WITH YOUR NAME AND SCHOOL ID NUMBER AT COLLEGEANDCAREER@PHILASD.ORG.

Part-time Job Opportunities for Current Students

Brown’s Super Stores, Inc. operates ten ShopRite supermarkets in the Delaware Valley.

Jeff Brown, a fourth generation Philadelphia grocer, is the founder, President and CEO of the company.

Brown’s employs more than 2,300 associates who are committed to making a difference for our customers and the local communities we serve.

Who can apply?

Young adults 16 years old and older.

If you are ages 16-17, you must obtain your workers permit and can only be considered for certain opportunities.

Applicants must be available to work evening and weekend shifts in order to be considered for a position.

Requirements

Requirements vary depending on the position. Available positions include:

Perishable
Bakery Cake Decorators, Bakery Clerks, Deli, Produce, Seafood, and Meat
Non-Perishable
Cashier, Carts, Levelers(which are stock clerks), Maintenance

Starting Salary

Starting salaries vary according to your position. Please check with the Brown’s Shoprite you are applying for.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online in order to be interviewed.

Please choose one of the Brown’s Shoprite Locations:
Shoprite
419- Parkside- 1575 N 52nd St Phila 19131
420- Oregon Ave. – 2301 W. Oregon Ave. Phila 19145
423- Island Ave. – 2946 Island Ave. Phila 19153
426- Cheltenham- 2385 Cheltenham Ave Phila,19150
430- Fox Street- 2800 Fox St. Unit A Phila 19129
519- Roxborough- 6901 Ridge Ave. Phila, 19128
Fresh Grocer
415 Fresh Grocer – Wyncote- 1000 Easton Road. Wyncote PA
456 Fresh Grocer – Monument- Monument Road- Philadelphia PA

 To Apply Click Here

Who can apply?
Young adults 16 years old and older.

If you are ages 16-17, you must obtain your workers permit and can only be considered for certain opportunities.

Applicants must be available to work evening and weekend shifts in order to be considered for a position.

Requirements
Requirements vary depending on the position. Available positions include:

Perishable: Bakery Cake Decorators, Bakery Clerks, Deli, Produce, Seafood, and Meat
Non-Perishable: Cashier, Carts, Levelers(which are stock clerks), Maintenance

Starting Salary
Starting salaries vary according to your position. Please check with the Fresh Grocer you are applying for.

How to apply
All applicants must apply online in order to be interviewed.

Please choose one of the Fresh Grocer Locations:

Progress Plaza – 1501 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122
Upper Darby – 421 S. 69th Street Philadelphia, PA 19082
Greys Ferry – 301 Greys Ferry Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19146
56th & Chestnut – 5601 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19319
LaSalle University – 5301 Chew Ave Philadelphia, PA 19138

 To Apply Click Here

Act Fast If You Want To Earn Extra Spending Money!

1. Only 2 spots available.
2. Must have working papers.
3. Must have a positive attitude.

Text your name and call back number to 337-842-6381 and schedule your interview ASAP.

Who should apply?

16-18 year old students who would like to be educated in food preparation and guest service and enjoy working as a part of a team. The education of food preparation, menu items and guest service lasts a lifetime.

How to apply:

Please send an email to: Mr. John Romano at johnr@anejorestaurant.com with your

Name
Address
Age
Telephone number
Any experience working in any job before (resume)
Workers permit number

If you are hired it is an expectation that you will need to provide:
copies of identification (birth certificate, student picture ID, soc. sec. card) available upon first day of employment.

Postsecondary Programs for Students who will be (or have) Graduated

Pre-Apprenticeship / Apprenticeship Programs (Free -Training)

Who should apply?

Goal-oriented, motivated individuals with a desire to obtain full-time permanent employment in the government and commercial shipbuilding industry. Successful candidates must thrive in a labor-intensive, fast-paced environment that operates in all weather conditions. Attention to detail and a safety-first mindset are a must.

What is the Shipyard Apprenticeship Program?

The Shipyard Apprentice Program is designed to connect participants to the professional and technical training, tools, and supports needed to build a meaningful career at Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI). This program consists of in-person sessions at the Navy Yard, which will maintain high standards of safety compliance in the face of COVID-19. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview for full-time Apprentice positions at PSI.

Register for an information session:
Join us for an upcoming virtual information session via Zoom! PIDC will provide an overview of the program, recruitment process, and attendees will meet with the employer partner, Philly Shipyard, Inc.

Friday, February 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Pre-register HERE!
Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Pre-register HERE!

Program Benefits:

  • Cutting-edge job connection strategies resulting in 95% of graduates finding employment
  • A $150 weekly stipend while enrolled in the program
  • The opportunity to interview for Apprentice positions at Philly Shipyard, Inc. starting at $17.13/hr.
  • Full training schedule for Shipyard Apprenticeship Program:
  • Participants must commit to the full training schedule on March 28 through April 11 and be willing to travel to the Navy Yard for in-person trainings. *Face coverings/masks are required for in-person trainings and will be provided.
  • Facilitated group conversations in-person at the Navy Yard, Mon – Fri, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Additional one-on-one and small group virtual meetings several times a week between 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Approximately 2 hours of daily reading and reflection exercises

Eligibility:
1. Be a current resident of Philadelphia
2. Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalency
3. Access to a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and high-speed internet
4. Commit to the full training schedule listed above
5. Have a strong desire to attain and retain full-time, permanent employment
6. Have reliable transportation to-and-from the worksite and classroom (public transit, car, or another form of transport) at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
7. Capable of completing a physically rigorous routine, occasionally in extreme heat or cold
8. Pass a pre-employment drug screen
9. Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by March 3, 2022

 

TO APPLY CLICK HERE

The School District’s Urban Technology Project (UTP) is currently recruiting high school seniors for the I.T. Pre-Apprenticeship 2020/2021 program. Pre-Apprentice serve as AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellow’s working alongside the Digital Literacy Teachers to support instruction and provide technical assistance. During their year of service within the school, Digital Service Fellow’s receive on-the-job experience, mentorship, technical and soft skills training, bi-weekly stipends, monthly transpasses and a scholarship. This is a great opportunity for graduating seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in Information Technology.

How to apply

All interested candidates must submit the AmeriCorps Digital Service Fellow  Pre-Apprentice Application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.   On occasion, we accept submissions mid-year to fill unforseen vacancies.

For more information about our program or the application process please email: dsf@utp-philly.org or click here

The Construction Apprentice Preparatory Program (CAPP) is a pre-apprenticeship program that instructs participants in the core skills and curriculum required to pass the Building Trades Unions Apprenticeship Exams.

 

Why Become A Union Apprentice?

Apprentices can earn up to 60% of the wages that licensed and trained construction professionals make, while they receive their training.
Unlike college, students work full-time while being trained for a well-paid construction trade and there’s no cost for the training – meaning no student debt!!
Apprentices are given real world, in-depth, on the job training that teaches them cutting-edge skills and the means to implement them across their careers.
The minimum requirements for the program are as follows:
Must be 18 years of age
Must have a valid Driver’s License
Must have a High School Diploma or GED
Must submit and consent to initial and random drug testing
Must attend Apprentice exam prep classes twice per week

For more information or to apply click here

The Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, inpartnership with Rebuild and PowerCorpsPHL,is recruiting young adults and returning citizensfrom Philadelphia to join a paid, hands-on jobtraining program for those interested inpursuing careers in masonry. At the end of eachphase, successful participants will have thechance to interview for the next stage.

Who Can Apply?

  • Philadelphia residency18-28 years old
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to pass a drug screening
  • Willingness to complete a background check(returning citizens are encouraged to apply)
  • Ability to engage in strenuous physical work

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply through PowerCorps PHL’s online application, found here.

The Connection Training Services paid Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is 100% free for young adults with special priority given to individuals in the foster care, justice and individuals parenting.

The pre-apprenticeship construction program is a hands on technically trade program for young adults, who live in Philadelphia ages 16 to 24 years and have obtained their high school diploma or GED. This program gives participants the opportunity to learn side by side construction professional and receive a pre-construction certificate. The program provides leadership development, job skills, employment placement and job retention services in collaboration with multiple construction companies throughout the City of Philadelphia. All participants receive an incentive-based stipend.

For more information or to register: Apply now

Workforce Development & Gap Year Programs  (Free -Training)

City Year AmeriCorps members serve in schools all day, every day, preparing students with the social, emotional and academic skills and mindsets to succeed in school and in life.

City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that help them and prepare them to be leaders in their communities and their careers.

As City Year continues to innovate alongside our school and district partners, we aim to share what we are learning and contribute to a broader conversation about how to ensure equitable access to learning opportunities for all students

Who can apply?

  • Be between the ages of 18 – 25 (by July 1, 2021)
  • Have earned your high school diploma or GED equivalent (by July 1, 2021)
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Be able to commit to working in school with students full-time
  • Have served no more than three terms as an active AmeriCorps member

How to apply

 To Apply Click Here

AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time service program that covers lodging and travel expenses, allowing young adults to serve on a team and make an impact in communities across the country while gaining valuable leadership skills.

Who can apply?

  • To serve as a Corps Member, you must be between 18-26* years old. To serve as a Team Leader, you must be 18 or older (no upper age limit). You may apply to Traditional Corps at 17, if you will turn 18 before arriving on campus. You must be 18 to apply to FEMA Corps.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (required for FEMA Corps), or a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.
  • Must pass an initial drug screening test upon arrival to the program. A positive test on a drug screen for any substance (including marijuana) at any time during service could result in dismissal from the program.
  • Team Leaders must have a valid driver’s license, as they will be expected to drive the team vehicle.
  • Must be available for 10-12 months of full-time service consisting of extensive travel.

Requirements

AmeriCorps NCCC has four options to choose from to engage in team-based, transformative service. Find the option that best fits your interest and experience by clicking here.

Starting Salary

Benefits include full room and board, travel, a living stipend, and an Education Award (approximately $6,000) at the end of service

How to apply

 To Apply Click Here

PowerCorpsPHL provides career-connected education and paid work experiences in collaboration with AmeriCorps and the city of Philadelphia, powered by EducationWorks.

Working closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Philadelphia Water Department, and partners in the public and private sector, PowerCorpsPHL builds opportunities for young people to create promising futures by tackling pressing environmental challenges and developing the skills required to secure meaningful work.

Who can apply?

  • Be between the ages of 18 – 28
  • Have earned your high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Resident of Philadelphia
  • Looking to connect to careers and advancing our communities
  • Unemployed or underemployed

How to apply

 To Apply Click Here

Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years. The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 by training them for meaningful careers and assists them with obtaining employment.

At Job Corps, students have access to room and board while they learn skills in specific training areas for up to three years. In addition to helping students obtain career technical skills and gain employment, Job Corps also provides transitional support services, such as help finding employment, housing, child care, and transportation. Job Corps graduates either enter the workforce or an apprenticeship, go on to higher education, or join the military.

Who can apply?

The applicant is a U.S. citizen, is a legal U.S. resident, or is a resident of a U.S. territory and/or is authorized to work in the United States.

Applicants must meet one or more of these conditions: receives public assistance, earns poverty-level income, is homeless, is a foster child, or qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch. Your admissions representative will help you determine your eligibility.

How to apply

To Apply Click Here

Temple YEP provides Philadelphia youth, ages 17 to 24 who have a GED or HS Diploma with career training opportunities. Eligible youth participants utilize a variety of resources including: job skills training, career / educational counseling, and academic support.

Activities include:

Workshops, literacy, job readiness, career exploration events, college/vocational school tours, internships opportunities; job shadowing and career-based mentoring and incentives

Who can apply?

  • Be between the ages of 18 – 24
  • Have earned your high school diploma or GED equivalent

How to apply

 To Apply Click Here

Year Up Greater Philadelphia provides opportunities for young adults 18-24 who are looking for careers in the Finance and Information Technology Fields. Year Up provides hands-on training, debt-free college courses, and a paid internship at a top company here in the Philadelphia area.

Who can apply?

  • 18-26 years old (temporary age expansion!)
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Low to moderate income
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent resident, DACA recipient, or employment authorization card
  • Live within commuting distance of a Year Up location
  • Available five days a week (M-F) for the full year of the program
  • Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skillsYear Up strongly supports DACA and welcomes young adults with DACA status. For more, see our DACA Guidance page.

Requirements

Classes begin in February/March and August/September at most campuses. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the class is filled. Please apply early as space is limited.

Check out the application checklist here

Starting Salary

You will receive a stipend for participating in this program. Please contact Year Up Greater Philadelphia for more information.

How to apply

 To Apply Click Here

Employment Opportunities for Graduating Seniors & Recent Graduates

Pay
The median annual wage for air traffic controllers (ATCs) was $138,556 in 2021. The wage for ATC Trainees, while attending FAA Academy training on a temporary appointment, is based on an annual salary of $32,552 – $33,637 for 2022, which includes locality pay.

Upon successful completion of the FAA Academy training, and assignment to a facility, developmental ATCs receive an annual wage of $41,101. There is also applicable locality pay. (Unless the ATCs has prior ATC experience, which qualifies for higher pay under the ATCs Collective Bargaining Agreement.)

The salaries for entry-level air traffic controllers increase as they complete each training phase. The annual salary for more advanced controllers, who have completed on-the-job training, varies with the location of the facility, the complexity of the airspace, and other factors.

 

How do I apply?
Interested applicants should visit www.usajobs.gov to build their application profile. Check back when the application window opens on June 24 to access the application.

Applicants must:

be a U.S. citizen
be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (Required for males born after 12/31/1959)
be age 30 or under on the closing date of the application period (with limited exceptions)
have either three years of general work experience or four years of education leading to a bachelor’s degree, or a combination of both
speak English clearly enough to be understood over communications equipment

I applied, what comes next?
It may take several months for applicants to find out if they have been selected into the ATC program. Individuals who meet the minimum application requirements will also be required to pass the Air Traffic Skills Assessment (ATSA) to be considered for employment.  We ask that applicants please be patient while waiting to be notified to take the ATSA.

Individuals who are selected are also required to pass all pre-employment requirements, to include a medical examination, security investigation, drug test, and the ATSA.

Because of the serious nature of this work and zero margin for error, selected candidates will train at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City. After successful completion of training, you will be placed in a radar facility or air traffic tower to gain on-the-job experience before becoming certified professional controllers. Applicants must be willing to work anywhere in the U.S.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Prepare and issue parking tickets.

Patrol assigned streets of Philadelphia via motor vehicle, bicycle, or on foot.

Contact a PPA dispatcher when parked illegal vehicles are eligible for towing.

Answer questions from the general public seeking directions, knowledge of  parking ordinances and regulations, and information of local attractions.

Maintain a log of activities and complete incident reports as necessary.

Report missing, unclear, and defaced signs and meters as well as unusual  parking problems.

May have to appear in court to give testimony relating to official duties.

Notes:

Must have a valid Driver’s License.

Compensation: $17.00+/hour

Hours: Hours/Days vary

Physical Test and Drug Test Required (reliable transportation required) Minimum Age: 18 years old

 

TO APPLY CLICK HERE and email COLLEGEANDCAREER@PHILASD.ORG your resume and name.

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE EMPOWERMENT TRAINING PROGRAM  SUMMER 2022

Operate a high pressure washer safely following the proper safety protocols and  guidelines on correct use of equipment.
Work in accordance with OSHA Safety Standards.
Inspect and prepare surface area prior to being repaired, cleared, and cleaned.
Be able to assist in line striping of parking spaces and meeting ADA standards for  parking.
Have fundamental math skills to take correct measurements of proper spacing of lines  and wayfinding symbols.
Ability to read plans for new parking layouts and assist in the installation of the new  markings of the facilities parking spaces and drive aisles.
Set up and remove construction signs and traffic control items at the job site.
Responds to requests from maintenance mechanics for support and assistance on repairs  or projects.
Assist with checking of equipment to safely ensure that tools are working correctly.
Performs related support tasks such as gathering tools and supplies to be used at worksite.

NOTES:

Compensation: $18.41/hour

Hours: 3 PM to 11:30 PM, Mon -Fri

Work Week: 37.5 hours/week, 7.5 hours/day

Period: Approximately 11 weeks

Work Location: 6801 Essington Ave

Physical Test and Drug Test Required (reliable transportation required)

Minimum Age: 18 years old

TO APPLY:
Please forward all resumes and indicated positions desired  collegeandcareer@philasd.org.

The Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) is a single point-of-contact for families, early learning providers and communities.

The ELRC for Region 18 provides a single point-of-contact for families, early learning service providers and communities to gain information and access services that support high quality child care and early learning programs.

This is a Full-Time (year round) position

Who Can Apply?
You must be 18+ years and have a HS diploma or GED

Job Descriptions

The Administrative Assistant for the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to a major functional or operational unit such as a department, division, or facility with functions and responsibilities such as providing word processing, providing administrative support for the Call Center services; maintaining files and records; answering and providing information on ELRC services via telephone calls and routing faxes; and assisting management with the administrative functioning of the unit.

Requirements
Knowledge of general office policies, procedures, and work methods.
Familiarity with Microsoft Word applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point.
Ability to multitask and work within time constraints.
Ability to communicate effectively and to work productively with employees, clients, program participants, families, and other human services organizations in a positive, pleasant, professional, and productive manner in writing, by telephone, and in personal contacts.

 

HOW TO APPLY
If you’re interested in learning more or to schedule an interview, please send an e-mail to Sheila Colon at scolon@caringpeoplealliance.org

The Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) is a single point-of-contact for families, early learning providers and communities.

The ELRC for Region 18 provides a single point-of-contact for families, early learning service providers and communities to gain information and access services that support high quality child care and early learning programs.

This is a Full-Time (year round) position

Who Can Apply?
You must be 18+ years and have a HS diploma or GED

Job Description

The ELRC Eligibility/R&R Specialist for the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) is responsible for all activities related to the determination and redetermination of eligibility of applicants and clients for subsidized childcare services; enhanced resource and referral services: ensuring compliance with funding source requirements through use of an automated client management and reporting system; and maintaining all files, records, and documentation. The ELRC Eligibility/R&R Specialist is cross trained in providing services in all areas that include TANF, Former TANF and SNAP.

Requirements
Interviews and reviews information received from applicants and clients for subsidized childcare services; assists applicants and clients in completing application process as needed; obtains all required documentation, including payroll, employment, and training verifications.

Analyzes applications for compliance with PA Department of Public Welfare eligibility requirements.

Assists families with additional services such as WIC, CHIP, quality child care such as Stars, Early Intervention, Home Visiting, Early Childhood Mental Health, Earned Income Tax Credit Registration, Voter’s Registration, language assistance, etc.

Responds to telephone, email and in-person inquiries from parents, clients and potential clients regarding childcare options in accordance with government and funding source eligibility requirements within one day.

May provide information and make referrals and suggestions to families, childcare service providers, caregivers, and others on day care availability options, funding availability, eligibility criteria, status changes, attendance requirements, etc.

HOW TO APPLY
If you’re interested in learning more or to schedule an interview, please send an e-mail to Sheila Colon at scolon@caringpeoplealliance.org

(Hiring for specific Police Districts as
announced)

Ability to read and write in English.

For job description and required ncompetencies, click here.

Exam Type – Training and Experience evaluation

Opens to the public in October/November 2021

Starting salary $62.39/day

Did you ever wonder what a career in the military would look like? Each year, more than 180,000 young Americans enlist for active duty service in the US Military. Check out the tabs and links for more military info!

The 7 Military branches consist of the: US Marine Corps., US Navy, US Army, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, US Army National Guard, and US Air National Guard. Together, as one US Military, members from these branches are responsible for the safety and protection of U.S. citizens both here in America and overseas. There are over 800 different types of jobs in every industry imaginable from STEAM, Communications, Healthcare, Trades, Mechanics, Transportation, Public Affairs, to so many more. It’s also important to note that about 85 percent the jobs in the military do not involve direct combat.

GET CONNECTED TO A RECRUITER HERE.

There are several steps to becoming a firefighter. At each step of the process, some people are removed from consideration.

1. A civil service examination. High scorers on the exam will be invited to the next phase.

2. Department interviews, criminal investigations, background investigations, and a medical examination.

3. A nine-month academic, practical, and physical training program at the Philadelphia Fire Academy. At the Academy, cadets learn basic firefighting and emergency medical services.

Once a person has completed training, they are sworn in as a firefighter and assigned to an engine or ladder company. Each new firefighter must complete a six-month probationary period.

To submit an interest form click here.

Check the City jobs page for the Civil Service exam announcement.

The City jobs page will list the position as a police communications dispatcher, even for PFD. The Police and Fire Departments hire dispatchers from the same applicant pool.

Due to a residency requirement enacted in 2020, you must have established residence in the City one year prior to appointment. Non-residents will not be eligible for job opportunities and will not be contacted as job opportunities arise until one year from the date that they establish residency. For additional information on residency, please contact the Office of Human Resources at hrhelpdesk@phila.gov.

2.Apply for the position.
If you’re selected, you’ll be notified of the exam date by email.

3. Take the exam.
Candidates are ranked by performance on a hiring list.

4. The PFD or Police Department will request the hiring list when they need to hire dispatchers.
Candidates are contacted in ranked order. If the PFD is hiring but you would rather work for Police, you can decline the PFD offer while keeping your rank on the list.

5. Interview with PFD.
These interviews are scheduled and conducted by PFD’s human resources department and FCC chiefs.

6. If you’re offered the position, complete your training.
Candidates must complete six to eight weeks of classroom training, and up to four weeks of on-the-job training. Trainees are paid during this time.

Salary
The starting salary for a fire equipment dispatcher trainee is $35,743. After a year of good performance, trainees are promoted to fire equipment dispatcher. The starting salary is $42,769 and goes up to $46,786. There are opportunities for overtime and promotions.

Become a police officer
If you’re interested in becoming a police officer in Philadelphia, visit JoinPhillyPD to learn more about the opportunities available at the police department, and the application process.

For more information, see:

Hiring process overview
FAQs
Salary and benefits