Employment

You can find jobs posted here for the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Philadelphia Housing Development Corp. (PHDC), and the Philadelphia Land Bank. For job openings at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority follow this link.

There is also a website for jobs at other City agencies.


Philadelphia Land Bank Jobs


Senior Development Specialist – Land Bank (revised) Starting Salary: $59,239
PHDC is looking for a professional to support the leadership team of the Philadelphia Lank Bank.  Primary responsibilities include highly specialized and technical work in support of public and privately assisted programs and projects generally designed to produce community development projects including, but not limited to, business, economic and residential developments
Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university. Four years of progressive experience in real estate development and technical assistance programs, three years of which has involved the analysis of residential/commercial development projects utilizing complex financial techniques, coordination of technical assistance workshops and seminars and the preparation of funding proposals. Details


PHDC Jobs


Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC) is a quasi-city agency that provides major home repairs, energy conservation and accessibility modifications to low-income Philadelphia residents. PHDC offices are located in center city Philadelphia. For application procedure and guidelines see below.


Controller: Salary Range: $72,448 – $93,144
PHDC is looking for an experienced accounting professional. This is a managerial position under the general direction of the Director of Finance. The successful candidate will oversee all phases of professional work of the senior Finance staff including accounting, budgeting, billing and analysis reflecting the financial position of the agency.

REQUIREMENTS:

Training and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, and
  • Eight years of accounting experience, four of which have been in a supervisory capacity

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

  • Considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Skill in applying this knowledge to individual situations, including all phases of financial statement preparation and report support
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex technical accounting and financial issues and resolve problems encountered
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Finance Department and agency staff

Human Resources Generalist: Salary Range: $42,886 – $55,123
PHDC is looking for an experienced Human Resources professional. Under general supervision, the primary responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Office including the administration of various human resources policies, procedures, and programs; compensation and benefits administration; processing personnel transactions; timekeeping and payroll administration; ensuring legal compliance; employee relations; performance management; job classification; recruitment; employee development; and related work as required. Details


Housing Rehabilitation Inspector: Starting Salary: $42,650
Inspectors work independently to inspect homes of low-income Philadelphia residents to determine what services the program will provide and develop work specifications for subcontractors. Homes are generally in very poor condition and located throughout the city, with concentrations in North Central, West and South Philadelphia.
Minimum Requirements: HS diploma and five years hands-on experience in construction industry with at least two years performing field inspections to assure adherence to contract requirements, plans and specifications. Two year degree in construction technology, architectural design, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering may be substituted for some of the hands on experience. Strong knowledge of residential construction, including plumbing, heating, electrical, carpentry and structural work is required.


Bilingual Service Representative I: Salary Range: $29,810 – $32,402
Job Type: Full-time
This entry-level position is skilled public contact work giving information to and interviewing the general public in order to process applications and determine eligibility for housing assistance in the City. The Bilingual Service Representative I must determine what housing assistance is available based on the information provided by clients, explain what housing programs are available to meet their needs, determine what programs they qualify for, and inform the clients what process is involved to apply. Employees may take phone applications from callers and thereby directly provide access to housing assistance. Significant aspects of the work are full time contact with the general public to provide and elicit information, and the use of judgment to properly process documents.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Interviews applicants applying for vacant properties
  • Provides housing information and elicits information from applicants
  • Receives documents
  • Checks documents for accuracy, completeness and conformity with program requirements
  • Rejects improper documents
  • Completes application and determines eligibility
  • Processes applications
  • Checks computer for property status and to determine taxes, ownership, income information, water and lien delinquency
  • Prepares status reports
  • Performs filing, typing and other clerical duties
  • Uses Spanish language to communicate
  • Provides written and verbal translation of brochures, correspondence and other documents
  • Performs related work as required

All positions begin at stated starting salary. Salaries increase yearly to top of range for position based on satisfactory performance.

ALL POSITIONS INCLUDE: Superior health insurance (including prescription, vision and dental), generous retirement plan, life insurance, deferred compensation, paid vacation and sick time.

ONCE HIRED ALL EMPLOYEES MUST BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT AND MAINTAIN RESIDENCY STATUS IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applicants should submit cover letter (indicating position desired) and resume to:

Email: PHDC.Hiring@phila.gov or

Human Resources Department
Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation
1234 Market Street, 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

PHDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability ,marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status.