City of Philadelphia
January 10, 2022
Job Type
Work Setting


This is medical administration work directing, through subordinate supervisors, teams of medical, nursing, counseling, technical, and paramedical personnel engaged in providing primary, ambulatory medical care in one or more municipal health centers in the area of specialization or in the division of Disease Control. Employees in this class in the Internal Medicine, HIV Services, and Pediatrics specialties are responsible for ensuring the adequacy of medical care and related services provided by health center personnel and by other health care institutions to patients enrolled in a medical care program. The direction of medical care teams, contact with administrators and physicians of other health care institutions, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with representatives from managed health care organizations, and participating with managed health care organizations in the review of the medical care provided to health center patients are of major significance to the work. The employee in the Disease Control specialty is responsible for directing the division-wide activities of medical and administrative personnel to prevent, control, and report on diseases and health conditions that are contagious. Directing the development and implementation of public health emergency response plans for the City and ensuring Philadelphians are prepared for any kind of public health emergency is of significance to the work. Work may include directing and/or participating in program planning, grant writing, and overseeing the development and evaluation of standards associated with the program. Work is performed under the medical and administrative direction of a higher-level physician for all specialties except Disease Control. Work is performed under the direction of an administrative or medical superior for the Disease Control specialty.

Minimum Training, Education & Experience

The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards that will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.

1. CIVIL SERVICE STATUS – Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status in the Department of Public Health  with a performance rating of Satisfactory or higher;


Graduation from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy and completion of a residency in the appropriate area of specialization.
Possession of a certificate issued by the appropriate board of specialization;


3. GENERAL EXPERIENCE: Two years of experience in the practice of medicine, in the area of Internal Medicine/Family Medicine, beyond the formal training required of the above certificate;


4. SPECIFIC EXPERIENCEOne year of supervisory or administrative medical experience in the area of Internal Medicine/Family Medicine.

Physical & Medical Requirements
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
Required Licenses & Certifications

Possession of a valid unrestricted license to practice medicine or osteopathy in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued by the appropriate state board within six months of appointment for the Disease Control specialty and prior to appointment for all other specialties, and maintenance of the valid licensure during the tenure of employment as a Medical Care Clinical Director.

Eligibility for hospital admitting privileges in the appropriate specialty department, and possession of hospital admitting privileges within one year of appointment and during the tenure of employment for all specialties except for Disease Control.

Eligibility for an unrestricted Controlled Substances Registration Certificate from the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, and possession of such certificate within six months of the date of appointment and during the tenure of employment for all specialties except for Disease Control.

Other Requirements
Documentation Requirements
Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s) indicating completion of the educational requirement and all required licenses, registrations, or certifications at the time of application. Transcripts MUST indicate a conference of the appropriate degree.  Candidates with a degree from foreign colleges or universities must submit proof of degree as certified by a professional evaluation service.
Candidates MUST submit a copy of their license, registration, or certification.
If you have ever submitted a paper transcript, license, registration, or certification for any City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another document.
Equivalency Statement(s)

Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the specific experience described above.


DEPARTMENTAL-ONLY PROMOTIONAL – Only a departmental promotional eligible list for the Department of Public Health will be established as a result of the examination.

Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.

PREFERENCE FOR PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS – Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score. For Training and Experience evaluations, in which applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination, the residency preference eligibility date is the planned eligible list date listed on this application, February 7, 2022.
Your response to the residency question on this application will be used to determine eligibility for residency preference. Documentation of residence may be required if there is any question as to whether you meet the residency preference requirements.
Projected Exam Date
Training and Experience Evaluation – Applicants will be evaluated and scored based upon their training and experience credentials. Applicants will not be asked to appear to take a scheduled examination.

Scores in the Training and Experience Evaluation will be based on documentation of education and experience provided by the candidate. To receive full credit for your education and experience, you should submit all relevant documentation including college transcripts, licenses, certifications, paid out-of-class documentation, etc., and provide a detailed description of your education, experience, and credentials.

An Eligible List is planned for the week of February 7, 2022. Please note that this date may change.

Test Review

In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file a written appeal. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.

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