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Graduate Environmental Engineer

Graduate Environmental Engineer

Exam Number: 3B60-20240708-OC-00

Salary: $61,335 per year with a 10% hiring bonus (over $6,000 paid in 2 installments).

Certification Rule: Rule of Five (5)

Competition: Open-Competitive

Department: City of Philadelphia

Announcement Date: 07/08/2024

Close Date: 07/11/2025

General Definition

This entry-level environmental engineering role involves assignments of increasing complexity to develop knowledge and abilities in engineering. Work is supervised by a higher-level engineer and follows standard engineering practices.

Application Procedures


  • Analyst: April Graham
    • Address: City of Philadelphia – Office of Human Resources, 1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1530, Philadelphia, PA 19102-1675
    • Phone: 215-686-2342
    • Fax: 215-686-0861
    • Email:

General Inquiries:

  • Phone: 215-686-0880
  • Email:

Minimum Requirements

Anticipated Eligibility: Candidates within nine months of graduation may apply.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in environmental, civil, or chemical engineering from an accredited college or university.

Physical & Medical Requirements: Ability to perform duties and work in required environmental conditions.

Licenses & Certifications: Valid motor vehicle operator’s license from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania if required by work assignment.

Additional Requirements

Documents: Candidates must submit an official college or university transcript and any required licenses, registrations, or certifications at the time of application.

Upload Options:

  1. Electronic Upload: Attach documents to your online application.
  2. Paper Submission: Mail documents to April Graham at the address provided above.

Equivalency: Equivalent combinations of education and experience are acceptable.

Application Notes

Employer Values:

  • Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation, Empowerment, and Hard Work.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare, student loan forgiveness, work-life balance, room for growth, and valuable experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer: No 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/sexual violence victim status.

Residency Waiver: Must establish residency in Philadelphia within one year after appointment.

Preference Points

Philadelphia Residency: Priority for candidates who have maintained a Philadelphia residence for at least one year prior to the exam.

Veteran’s Preference: Ten points for eligible veterans.

Legacy Preference: Ten points for children or grandchildren of Philadelphia firefighters or police officers who died in the line of duty.

National Volunteer Service Preference: Up to five points for Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America service.

Philadelphia School District Career and Technical Education Preference: Up to five points for recent graduates of a Philadelphia School District CTE program.

Projected Exam Date

Training and Experience Evaluation: All approved applicants receive a score of 70, with additional points for preference. An eligible list will be established the week of August 19, 2024.

Test Review

Regulation 9.091D: Candidates may review test papers within 30 days of results being mailed. Contact 215-686-0880 to schedule a review.