Job Openings

There are Three Job Openings

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. Application procedure below.


PHDC Position:
Staff Attorney
Starting Salary: $72,861 year

The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC), a quasi-city agency that provides major home repairs, energy conservation and accessibility modifications to low- income Philadelphia residents seeks to hire a highly motivated attorney to join the legal department. Although a PHDC employee, the Staff Attorney will be hired to support the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA) in handling various litigation matters including condemnation actions, eviction/ejectment actions and other civil matters. The litigation will involve drafting pleadings, appearing in court on behalf of PRA and preparing discovery responses, subpoena responses and other litigation documents as required. The attorney is also expected to prepare and review contracts and other general transactional documents on behalf of PRA. Other job duties include legal research, compliance matters and interaction with outside counsel.

Authority Description:
The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority is a public government quasi-city agency charged with the redevelopment of the City of Philadelphia. Redevelopment activities are geared towards the ultimate goal of producing new residential and non-residential land use on land which is blighted, under used, or improperly used.

Education and Licensing:
Juris Doctor degree and admitted to bar, and in good standing, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Experience and Training:
Minimum three to four years of relevant experience in real estate and transactional law, preferably in a law firm or in-house environment, including both litigation experience and residential and commercial real estate transaction experience. The candidate must be able to understand and interpret statutes, administrative regulations and case law. The candidate must possess the highest professional and ethical standards and be able to work collaboratively with others. The candidate must be able to work under pressure, work independently, manage his/her own workload with little oversight, possess a strong attention to detail and keen analytical skills, and have an awareness of legal and commercial risks. Strong oral and written communication skills are also required.

Residency Requirement: Must establish and maintain City of Philadelphia residency within six months of hire date.

Also Includes:
Competitive Starting Salary, Superior Health Insurance, Generous Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation, Generous Paid Leave and Holidays

To be considered for this position, please submit cover letter, resume and law school transcript to PRA.HR@pra.phila.gov.


Philadelphia Land Bank Position:
Senior Development Specialist
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.


PHDC Field Position:
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.


Information

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.