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Overview

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Applications are being accepted now through December 16, 2016 at 4 pm EST. Interested candidates must print and drop-off a completed application in-person via the Future Track Application Box, located in the concourse of the Municipal Services Building (1401 JFK Blvd.).  

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The Program

Think it’s too late to get on track for a career in civil service? Think again! The Philly Future Track program provides the job-skill training and real-world work experience you need for a potential job with the City of Philadelphia. You must be eligible to work in the U.S., have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, and be a Philadelphia resident to qualify. Applicants are encouraged to be between the ages of 18-24 in order to maximize program benefits.

As a Philly Future Tracker, you’ll participate in a 5-month, paid program focused on improving neighborhood beautification and the City’s transportation network. You’ll earn in the classroom and through doing — gaining real, hands-on experience with City employees and programs. Working in teams on a variety of cleaning, transportation, and sanitation-related projects, you’ll get the skills and support you need for a potential career in City civil service and beyond (program completion does not guarantee full-time employment). 

 

The Tracks

Neighborhood Beautification:

Receives on-the-job training and experience with the objective of gaining meaningful work experience and skills to ensure preparedness for success in today’s workforce environment; performs clean up and community beautification work in designated neighborhoods, business corridors and alleyways; lifts heavy debris, clearing letter and illegal dumping sites; performs beautification and greening of assigned areas; takes appropriate care for and return of loaned equipment and supplies; maintains  a conscious commitment to safety while conducting responsibilities; performs other general support work in completing projects and assignments.

 

Roadway Maintenance:

Receives on-the-job and formal classroom training and experience with the objective of gaining meaningful work experience and skills related to maintaining and repairing city streets and roadways; learns how to use specialized tools and equipment in digging ditches and in breaking street surfaces, compacting loose earth with pneumatic or hand tools and using rakes and tampers to spread asphaltic road building material in patching street surfaces; works with higher-level maintenance workers to assist in preparing various roadway areas for maintenance and repair; may also learn how to rake/pour concrete and install line striping; learns the operation of basic machinery and equipment used in performing roadway maintenance; performs other general support work in completing projects and assignments.

 

Construction Inspection Support:

Receives on-the-job and formal classroom training and experience with the objective of gaining meaningful work experience and skills related to technical construction inspection support work; learns how to review and interpret basic construction blueprint plans and specifications; accompanies engineers and/or experienced technical staff  in supporting field inspections of assigned construction project locations; learns the basic concepts in developing preliminary sketches and specifications; may recommend minor modifications to sketches and plans; assists engineers and technicians in researching records to determine locations, measurements, dimensions or structural composition of bridges and/or roadways; may also perform field testing of construction materials, maintaining necessary contract documentation and preparation of sketches for pay quantities.

 

Traffic Investigation Support:

Receives on-the-job and formal classroom training and experience with the objective of gaining meaningful work experience and skills related to technical traffic investigation support work; learns how to review and interpret basic traffic sketches, plans and specifications; accompanies engineers and/or experienced technical staff  to assist in observing existing traffic regulatory and control signs, signals and markings for change, malfunctioning needs, damage, and inaccuracy, etc.; assists in investigating complaints relative to traffic conditions; learns how to prepare area sketches as required showing physical features and tape measurements; may make minor  recommendations to alleviate traffic problems; performs general support work in assisting engineers and/or technicians in the completion of projects and assignments.

 

The Training

  • On the job-training
  • Communication skills and team building
  • Promoting civic pride and values
  • Math aptitude skill development

 

The Eligibility & Requirements

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must be a Philadelphia Resident
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have 2 pieces of acceptable ID
  • Knowledge of the city of Philadelphia and its neighborhoods.
  • Ability to travel to various sites in the city.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the team.
  • Ability to work in periodically unfavorable weather conditions.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work for prolonged periods.
  • Personal qualities must include: punctuality, dependability, leadership, self-discipline, responsibility and overall good work ethics.
  • Ability to lift up to 45 pounds (for Neighborhood Beautification and Roadway Maintenance tracks only).
  • Ability to read and interpret basic schematics and diagrams (for Construction Inspection Support and Traffic Investigation Support tracks only).
  • Aptitude in the application and fundamental principles of mathematics (for Construction Inspection Support and Traffic Investigation Support tracks only).

 

The Process

Applications are being accepted now through December 16, 2016 at 4 pm EST. Interested candidates must print and drop-off a completed application in-person via the Future Track Application Box, located in the concourse of the Municipal Services Building (1401 JFK Blvd.).  

Click here to print the application

Click here to print the full job description