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System maintenance on Saturday, Feb 24, 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. EST

Due to scheduled maintenance, all online tax filing and payment services are unavailable from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. on February 24, 2018. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Participate and present testimony at Technical Hearings

If you want to participate in Technical Hearings, you must file a notice to participate with the Rate Board, consistent with their requirements, by March 21, 2018, unless an extension is granted.

Such notice can be a letter addressed to the Rate Board and timely filed indicating your interest in participating in Technical Hearings. Upon filing the above notice, you then have the opportunity to participate in all hearings concerning the proposed rate increase. You can also receive all documents filed by other participants in the rate proceeding. Contact information can be found on this page.

Job Announcement: Equity Fellow

The Office of Sustainability is seeking an Equity Fellow to coordinate the Beat the Heat pilot, an effort to address inequities resulting in disparities in surface temperature among Philadelphia neighborhoods. The fellow will develop and execute a plan to engage and solicit input from community members and organizations about desired interventions to help them cope with high heat in the short term, and to reduce surface temperatures in the long term. This is a full time- 12 month grant funded position with the opportunity for extension. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Community engagement and relationship building
  • Researching potential heat mitigation strategies
  • Coordinating the Heat Team, made up of a variety of City departments and agencies
  • Working with an equity expert to organize trainings
  • Tracking progress and impact
  • Developing a toolkit that can be used to replicate success

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and relevant experience required.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Experience with managing community relationships is required.
  • Fluency in a second language preferred, but not required

Competencies, Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Sustainability and Social Justice Literacy – Knowledge of and interest in environmental justice and sustainability issues.
  • Communication – Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, considers the audience and nature of the information; writes and speaks in clear and convincing manner; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
  • Planning and Evaluating – Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others; develops and maintains effective relationships with others; may include effectively dealing with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed; relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations; is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

Additional Information

Interested applicants should include a current resume and cover letter

The City of Philadelphia 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. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to faqpchr@ phila.gov. For more information, go to: Human Relations Website: http://www.phila.gov/humanrelations/Pages/default.aspx 

Apply Today!

Notice of Advance Filing

On February 12, 2018, the Philadelphia Water Department filed its Advance Notice of proposed changes in water, sewer, and storm water rates and related charges with City Council and the Board. Read the Advance Notice and related information on the 2018 Rate Proceeding page.

Upcoming events

  • Feb
    24
    Philadelphia Department of Revenue Community Outreach
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    5200 Penn St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA (Mcllvain Recreation Center)

    Philadelphia Department of Revenue Community Outreach

    February 24, 2018
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    5200 Penn St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, USA (Mcllvain Recreation Center)
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    Councilwoman Maria Sanchez Conversations Series
  • Feb
    24
    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Working People’s Day of Action
    11:00 am to 11:30 am
    Thomas Paine Plaza, Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia, PA.

    Mayor Kenney to Speak at Philadelphia Working People’s Day of Action

    February 24, 2018
    11:00 am to 11:30 am, 30 mins
    Thomas Paine Plaza, Municipal Services Building, Philadelphia, PA.
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    The Mayor will deliver remarks at this day of action, hosted by AFT, SEIU, PSEA and community partners.
  • Feb
    24
    Maple Sugar Day
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Forbidden Drive, Forbidden Dr, Philadelphia, PA, USA

    Maple Sugar Day

    February 24, 2018
    11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 4 hours
    Forbidden Drive, Forbidden Dr, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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    Join us on Forbidden Drive (near Northwestern Ave) for our annual Maple Sugar Day. There will be ongoing maple sugaring demonstrations, pancakes with real maple syrup, a taste test of different pancake toppings, and freshly made maple candy to taste. Pennsylvania Maple Syrup products will be available for purchase. All ages. NO REGISTRATION. Just stop by for this FREE event.
  • Feb
    24
    Schuylkill Center: Winter Wellness Walk
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19128, United States

    Schuylkill Center: Winter Wellness Walk

    February 24, 2018
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19128, United States
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    Experience winter with some outdoor exercise on the trails. The walk will be led at a moderate pace; be prepared for uneven terrain.… http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/winter-wellness-walk-3/
  • Feb
    24
    TTF: Maple Sugaring Festival
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
    Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Gateway, N Tabor Rd & E Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120

    TTF: Maple Sugaring Festival

    February 24, 2018
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, 2 hours
    Tacony Creek Park, Tabor Gateway, N Tabor Rd & E Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19120
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    What makes maple trees special? How do we use them to make maple syrup? 

    "Tap" a tree and watch maple syrup being made. 

    Taste syrup on a waffle! 

    This is a FREE, family-friendly event, but please dress warmly. 

    RSVP: doryan@ttfwatershed.org or 215.744.1853

    **Rain/Snow Date is Sunday, February 25** 
    https://ttfwatershed.org/

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