Philippine Government Job Vacancies (Updated Weekly)

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Looking to start a career as a civil servant? There are many advantages to working in the Philippine government, such as job security and pension benefits. Best of all, it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Filipinos.

According to the Philippine Civil Service Commission1, there are a total of 1,762,301 government employees as of August 31, 2020. This makes the government the largest employer in the country. Aspiring civil servants have the opportunity to be employed in various agencies and government units across all the regions of the Philippines.

Not sure which agency you want to apply to? Check out our list of Philippine government agencies below and their available job vacancies. 

Preparing for the civil service exam? Check out our Ultimate Civil Service Reviewer

 

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List of Government Agencies in the Philippines and the Latest Government Job Vacancies

 

1. Department of Agriculture (DA)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Administrative Aide IV (Clerk II)4May 12, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Agriculturist II15May 12, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Science Research Specialist I13May 12, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Senior Science Research Specialist19May 12, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Senior Agriculturist18May 12, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Administrative Aide VI (Clerk III)6May 12, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Administrative Officer V (Supply Officer III)18May 12, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Department Manager III (Administrative and Finance Department/Visayas) (SRA)14April 26, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Department Manager III (Research Development and Extension Department Luzon and Mindanao) (SRA)14April 26, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Department Manager III (Research Development and Extension Department/Visayas) (SRA)14April 26, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Department Manager III (Regulation Department – Visayas) (SRA)14April 26, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Legal Researcher III (SRA)11April 26, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Senior Sugar Production and Regulation Officer (SRA) 11April 26, 2022 – May 31, 2022

2. Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)

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  • Agency Overview: The Department of Agrarian Reform’s goal is to implement genuine agrarian reform by upholding the rights of tillers to secure and cultivate their agricultural lands3. They provide support through agrarian legal assistance and equitable land distribution. Their logo’s colors are green and white to symbolize economic growth and sound rural development. 
  • Website: https://www.dar.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: https://www.dar.gov.ph/announcements/category/job-postings 
  • Attached Organizations: Bureau of Agrarian Legal Assistance (BALA), Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development (BARBD), and Bureau of Land Tenure Improvement (BLTI).
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Attorney IV23May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Administrative Aide IV (Driver II)4May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Agrarian Reform Program Officer I11May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Agrarian Reform Program Technologist10May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Administrative Assistant III (Stenographic Reporter II)9May 12, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Senior Agrarian Reform Program Officer18May 12, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Cartographer II8May 12, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Supervising Agrarian Reform Program Officer22May 12, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Administrative Assistant III (Stenographic Reporter II)9May 12, 2022 – May 26, 2022

3. Department of Budget & Management (DBM)

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  • Agency Overview: Created in 1936, the Department of Budget and Management4 ensures the efficient use of government resources to achieve the goals of the entire government. They prepare the expenditure plan, make the rules for the management of resources, and implement the national accounting system.
  • Website: https://www.dbm.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: https://www.dbm.gov.ph/index.php/careers 
  • Attached Organizations: Budget & Management Bureau A to F (BMB A-F), Budget Technical Bureau (BTB), Fiscal Planning & Reform Bureau (FPRB), and Local Government & Regional Coordination Bureau (LGRCB).
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

4. Department of Education (DepEd)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Teacher I11May 18, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Teacher II12May 18, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Teacher III13May 18, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Director II (Office of the Director, Visayas National Museums) (NMP)26May 10, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Director II (Office of the Director, National Museum of Natural History)26May 10, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Senior Education Program Specialist19April 5, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Education Program Supervisor22April 5, 2022 – May 31, 2022

5. Department of Energy (DOE)

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  • Agency Overview: The mission of the Department of Energy6 is to improve the quality of life of Filipinos by ensuring access to reasonably priced energy. Their functions include creating programs for exploring clean and sustainable energy as well as distributing energy to every region. 
  • Website: https://www.doe.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: https://www.doe.gov.ph/job-opportunities
  • Attached Organizations: Energy Resource Development Bureau, Renewable Energy Management Bureau, Energy Utilization Management Bureau, Oil Industry Management Bureau, Energy Policy & Planning Bureau, and Electric Power Industry Management Bureau.
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

6. Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Forest Technician I6May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Forest Technician II8May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Forester I11May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Forester II15May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Forester III18May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Land Management Inspector6May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Information Systems Analyst II16May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Ecosystems Management Specialist II15May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Planning Officer III18May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Development Management Officer I11May 17, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Accountant (NRDC)11Until May 31, 2022
Chemist (NRDC)12Until May 31, 2022
Laboratory Assistant (NRDC)8Until May 31, 2022
SCADA Operator (NRDC)Until May 31, 2022

7. Department of Finance (DOF)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Attorney II (BIR)18May 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Revenue Officer I (Assessment) (BIR)11May 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Revenue Officer I (Non-Assessment) (BIR)11May 1, 2022 – May 31, 2022

8. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Administrative Officer II (Consular Officer)11May 10, 2022 – May 19, 2022
Administrative Officer I (Consular Officer)10May 10, 2022 – May 19, 2022
Administrative Officer III (Records Officer)14May 10, 2022 – May 19, 2022

9. Department of Health (DOH)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Administrative Officer I10May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Development Management Officer IV22May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Medical Officer IV23May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Psychologist II15May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Medical Officer III (Region I Medical Center)21May 11, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Administrative Officer II11May 11, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Administrative Assistant II8May 11, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Social Welfare Officer II15May 11, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Administrative Aide I (Utility Worker I)1May 11, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Health Physicist III21May 11, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Nutrition Officer II (NNC)14May 5, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Midwife I9April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022
Radiologic Technologist I11April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022
Pharmacist I11April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022
Nurse I15April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022
Nurse III17April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022
Nurse IV19April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022
Nurse VI 22April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022
Medical Officer III21April 22, 2022 – May 25, 2022

10. Department of Human Settlements & Urban Development (DHSUD)

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  • Agency Overview: Formally established in 2019, the Department of Human Settlements & Urban Development11 is the central housing authority in the country. Their mission is to provide Filipino families with access to adequate, affordable, and sustainable housing in well-planned communities. 
  • Website: https://dhsud.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: https://dhsud.gov.ph/careers/
  • Attached Organizations: Housing & Real Estate Development Regulation Bureau; Environmental, Land Use & Urban Planning Development Bureau; Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) or Pag-IBIG Fund; and Homeowners Association & Community Development Bureau.
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

11. Department of the Interior & Local Government (DILG)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Administrative Officer II11May 12, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Administrative Officer I10May 12, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Administrative Officer V15May 12, 2022 – May 22, 2022

12. Department of Information & Communications Technology (DICT)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Chief Administrative Officer24May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Planning Officer II15May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Planning Officer IV22May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Administrative Officer II (Budget Officer I)11May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Administrative Assistant II (Cash Clerk III)8May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022

13. Department of Justice (DOJ)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Director II (LRA)26May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Attorney IV (LRA)24May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Administrative Officer V (Cashier III) (LRA)18May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Deeds Registry Inspector II (LRA)18May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Attorney II (Land Registration Cases Division) (LRA)18May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Attorney II (Legal Division) (LRA)18May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Land Registration Examiner I (LRA)10May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Cartographer I (LRA)6May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Administrative Aide IV (Clerk II) (LRA)4May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Register of Deeds IV (LRA)27May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Deputy Register of Deeds IV (LRA)25May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Deputy Register of Deeds III (LRA)23May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Records Officer II (LRA)14May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Administrative Officer I (Records Officer I) (LRA)10May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Land Examiner I (LRA)10May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Administrative Aide IV (Clerk II) (LRA)4May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Administrative Officer V (LRA)18May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Administrative Officer III (Cashier II) (LRA)14May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Assistant Land Registration Examiner (LRA)7May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Administrative Officer I (Cashier I)10May 13, 2022 – May 31, 2022

14. Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Journalist (PRC)11May 16, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Instructor I (Tesda)12May 13, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Instructor II (Tesda)13May 13, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Instructor III (Tesda)14May 13, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Guidance Counselor I (Tesda)11May 13, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Administrative Aide I (Tesda)1May 13, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Administrative Aide III (Tesda)3May 13, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Administrative Aide IV (Tesda)4May 13, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Accountant III19May 11, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Mediator-Arbiter25May 11, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Labor and Employment Officer III16May 6, 2022 – May 23, 2022

15. Department of National Defense (DND).

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Information Technology Officer I (GA)19May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Administrative Aide VI (Mechanic II) (GA)6May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Toolmaker General Foreman (GA)11May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Administrative Aide V (Plumber II) (GA)5May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Munitions Operator General Foreman (GA)11May 16, 2022 – May 26, 2022
Medical Specialist II (VMMC)23May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Information Technology Officer II (VMMC)22May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Computer Programmer III (VMMC)18May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022

16. Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH)

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  • Agency Overview: As the engineering and construction arm of the government, the mission of the Department of Public Works & Highways17 is to create quality infrastructure for the needs of Filipinos. Working at the DPWH means contributing to the planning, construction, and maintenance of infrastructures such as highways, flood control, and other public works. 
  • Website: https://www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh/ 
  • Career Page: https://www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh/careers/vacancies 
  • Attached Organizations: Bureau of Construction (BOC), Bureau of Design (BOD), Bureau of Equipment (BOE), Bureau of Maintenance (BOM), Bureau of Quality & Safety (BQS), and Bureau of Research & Standards (BRS).
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
District Engineer25May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Engineer II16May 17, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Engineer II (Civil Engineer)16May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022

17. Department of Science & Technology (DOST)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Science Research Analyst (PTRI)11May 10, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Senior Science Research Specialist (PTRI)19May 10, 2022 – May 30, 2022
Accountant III19May 11, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Project Assistant-II10May 11, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Project Development Officer IV22May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Science Research Specialist I13May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Chief Science Research Specialist (PTRI)24May 4, 2022 – June 3, 2022
Science Research Assistant (PTRI)9May 4, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Project Technical Assistant-IV (System Administrator) (ASTI)13May 4, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Senior Science Research Specialist19May 5, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Chief Science Research Specialist24May 5, 2022 – May 24, 2022
Science Research Specialist I13May 5, 2022 – May 15, 2022
Science Research Specialist II16May 5, 2022 – May 15, 2022
Supervising Science Research Specialist22April 22, 2022 – May 20, 2022

18. Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Information Technology Officer I19May 12, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Administrative Aide IV4May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Administrative Assistant II8May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Social Welfare Assistant 8May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Psychologist I11May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Social Welfare Officer I11May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Houseparent I4May 10, 2022 – May 20, 2022

19. Department of Tourism (DOT)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

20. Department of Trade & Industry (DTI)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Senior Trade and Industry Development Specialist18May 12, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Associate Technical Staff I (BOI)11May 5, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Associate Technical Staff II (BOI)15May 2, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Investment Specialist (Research and Policy Division) (BOI)15May 2, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Investment Specialist (International Relations Division) (BOI)15May 2, 2022 – May 31, 2022

21. Department of Transportation (DOTr)

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Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Administrative Assistant III (Motorpool Supervisor)9May 16, 2022 – June 15, 2022
Supervising Administrative Officer (Human Resource Management Officer IV)18May 16, 2022 – June 15, 2022
Administrative Officer II (Human Resource Management Officer I)11May 16, 2022 – June 15, 2022
Attorney III21April 12, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Administrative Officer II11April 12, 2022 – May 20, 2022
 

Other Government Offices

Aside from the executive departments, there are also many other government offices that have jobs available through their career pages. Just to give you an idea, here are some examples:

1. Civil Service Commission (CSC)

  • Overview: The Civil Service Commission’s task is to promote efficiency, integrity, and advancement in the civil service23. Their functions include setting the standards for civil service, conducting the civil service exams, and maintaining the records of all civil servants. Their career page is especially useful as it is a combined list of job vacancies from the various government agencies. 
  • Website: http://www.csc.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: http://csc.gov.ph/career/ 
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Information Systems Analyst I12May 13, 2022 – May 27, 2022
Supervising Human Resource Specialist22May 2, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Administrative Assistant III (Clerk IV)9April 27, 2022 – May 31, 2022
Attorney III21April 27, 2022 – May 31, 2022

2. Office of the President

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3. Office of the Vice President

  • Overview: The second highest office in the country, the Office of the Vice President25 supports the vice president in the performance of his/her executive, ceremonial, and advocacy functions. The office develops programs for the efficient delivery of social services. They also work with government and private institutions in supporting local government units. 
  • Website: https://ovp.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: https://ovp.gov.ph/career.html 
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

4. National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)

Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Project Support Officer20May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Chief Economic Development Specialist (Social Development Staff)24May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Chief Economic Development Specialist (Public Investment Staff)24May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Senior Economic Development Specialist (Infrastructure Staff)19May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Senior Economic Development Specialist (Public Investment Staff)19May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Senior Economic Development Specialist (Regional Development Staff)19May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Economic Development Specialist II16May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Economic Development Specialist I (Social Development Staff)13May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Economic Development Specialist I (National Policy and Planning Staff)13May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Administrative Assistant III9May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Administrative Assistant II9May 18, 2022 – May 28, 2022
Senior Economic Development Specialist (Government Staff)19May 12, 2022 – May 22, 2022
Chief Economic Development Specialist24May 12, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Supervising Economic Development Specialist22May 12, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Senior Economic Development Specialist (National Policy and Planning Staff)19May 12, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Economic Development Specialist II16May 12, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Economic Development Specialist I13May 12, 2022 – May 21, 2022
Senior Research Associate/Team LeaderMay 11, 2022 – May 20, 2022
Junior Research Associate/StatisticianMay 11, 2022 – May 20, 2022

5. Commission on Elections (COMELEC)

  • Overview: The Commission on Elections26 or COMELEC is mandated to enforce and administer all laws related to the conduct of elections, referendums, and similar activities. They make the decisions regarding all questions connected to elections, such as the registration of voters, the location and number of polling places, and the appointment of election officials. 
  • Website: https://comelec.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: https://comelec.gov.ph/?r=Vacancies/VacTableList&svtl= 
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

6. Commission on Audit (COA)

Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

7. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)

  • Overview: Established on July 3, 1993, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is the central bank and monetary authority of the Philippines. It has administrative and fiscal autonomy from the National Government. There are jobs in BSP for professionals in banking, finance, economics, and other similar specialties. 
  • Website: https://www.bsp.gov.ph/ 
  • Career Page: https://erec.bsp.gov.ph/BSPeR.WebSite/ 
Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

8. Social Security System (SSS)

Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period
Senior Hearing Officer21Until May 23, 2022
Senior Analyst (NCR North Section)10Until May 23, 2022
Senior Analyst (NCR South Section)10Until May 23, 2022
Corporate Executive Officer V23Until May 23, 2022
Senior Technical Assistant21Until May 23, 2022
Junior Programmer8Until May 23, 2022
Senior Programmer10Until May 23, 2022
Junior Specialist12Until May 23, 2022

9. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)

Position TitleSalary GradeApplication Period

10. Local Government Units (LGU)

To apply for jobs in local government units, you can visit the respective website of the LGU you want to work for. You can also use a search engine to find LGU jobs that are available on job websites. 

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How To Find Job Vacancies in Philippine Government Agencies

As illustrated above, you can find job vacancies at a specific government agency through their respective career pages. If you don’t have a specific agency in mind though, you might want to try out the other methods below:

1. CSC’s Aggregate Job Vacancies Database

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) maintains a combined list of job vacancies across various government units on its website. It’s easy to find a vacancy that fits you by using the website’s filters to narrow down your search. 

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  • Search by Position shows job vacancies for the search term you have entered. For example, you can search for “teacher” and it will show all the vacancies available for teacher jobs. 
  • Filter by Agency Name shows only the job vacancies for the specific agency or government unit. If you have a specific agency that you want to work for, then use this filter. 
  • Filter by Region shows only the job vacancies for the location you have chosen. If you only want to work in a specific location, then use this filter. 

Note that the CSC is not responsible for entertaining your application. You still have to apply directly to the hiring government agency for the position you are interested in. 

2. Job Websites

The Philippine government also partners with job portals such as Jobstreet.ph in looking for employment candidates. You can simply use the search term “government” on the job website’s platform to look for job openings. 

3. Social Media

If you are not actively seeking a job in government just yet but want to be notified of opportunities, then social media might be for you. You can simply follow social media pages that publish updates for new available job positions.

However, be very careful about applying for government jobs through non-official channels. A legit job posting usually has a link to the official career page of the hiring government agency. 

4. Job Fairs

Keep on the lookout for job fairs from the Philippine government. For instance, the Civil Service Commission, in partnership with Jobstreet.ph, hosted an online job fair last September 20-24, 202127. More than 2,580 vacancies were opened across over 119 government agencies. 

 

What You Need To Know About Job Postings for Philippine Government Agencies?

For first-time applicants to government positions, there may be terms in the job postings that are unfamiliar. Here’s what you need to know about them: 

1. Type of Government Position Status

When applying for a government job, make sure you know what position status it is since it indicates the employment conditions (i.e., the duration, benefits, and nature of work). There are currently 6 types: regular/plantilla, casual, coterminous, contractual, job order, and consultancy/contract of services. Learn everything you need to know about them through our guide here

2. Salary/Job/Pay Grade

Philippine government job postings indicate the salary level for the position using a number, from 1 to 33, called the salary grade. It is also an indication of the difficulty of the job – the higher the number, the more responsibilities required. Check the minimum monthly salary equivalent of the job you’re applying for in our updated salary grade guide

3. Civil Service Eligibility

Except for special cases, most Filipinos need to pass the civil service exam to be eligible for a regular job in the government. Note that jobs classified under casual, coterminous, or contractual employment status don’t need civil service eligibility. Now, if you are set on getting a job as a regular government employee, make sure to prepare by reading our civil service exam reviewer.  

 

Tips and Warnings

  • Found a government job you are interested in? You can learn everything you need to know about how to apply for government jobs in the Philippines in our step-by-step guide. You should know that you need to prepare a separate set of documents for each position you are applying for. 
  • Don’t leave your other job just yet. Expect a long hiring process that might take anywhere from two to six months. The government follows a strict protocol that involves many steps. As an example, check out this hiring process flowchart from the DOTC. 
  • Not sure which agency is the best fit for you? Before you begin applying, ask the people you know who are working in the government about what you can expect as a civil servant. If you don’t know anyone, you can go to online forums to ask about the specific agency you want to work for. 
  • Increase your chances of getting hired by doing your research on the agency you want to join. Then, customize your resume and cover letter according to the specifics of the job. Don’t forget to list down common questions you might be asked in the job interview and then practice your answers for them. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I get a job in the Philippine government without civil service eligibility?

Yes, jobs classified under coterminous, contractual, or casual employment status do not require civil service eligibility28. For other employment status types, civil service eligibility is required.

Note that the civil service exam is not the only way to get civil service eligibility. Under special laws29, individuals who fall under 11 different categories are granted civil service eligibility by the CSC even without taking the exam. These are:

  • Bar/Board Eligibility (RA1080) 
  • Barangay Health Worker Eligibility (RA7883) 
  • Barangay Nutrition Scholar Eligibility (PD1569) 
  • Barangay Official Eligibility (RA 7160) 
  • Electronic Data Processing Specialist Eligibility (CSC Res. 90-083) 
  • Foreign School Honor Graduate Eligibility (CSC Res. 1302714) 
  • Honor Graduate Eligibility (PD907) 
  • Sanggunian Member Eligibility (RA 10156) 
  • Scientific and Technological Specialist Eligibility (PD 997) 
  • Skills Eligibility – Category II (CSC MC 11, s. 1996, as Amended) 
  • Veteran Preference Rating (EO 132/790)

You can check out our guide for more details on these exemptions. 

2. Is it easy to get a job in the Philippine government?

Getting a job in the Philippine government is a long process that may take anywhere from 2 to 6 months. You have to meet the job’s qualifications such as education level, work experience, and civil service eligibility. It takes a lot of preparation but there are many advantages, like job security and pension benefits, that make the effort worth your time. 

3. What jobs are the most in-demand in Philippine government agencies?

You will know if a job is in demand if there are a lot of vacancies available at the Civil Service Commission’s database. Currently, there are thousands of job postings available at the CSC’s database across various professions, from agricultural technologists to information technology officers, and from security guards to administrative aides. Make sure to sort by posting date to see the most recent jobs available. 

4. Which Philippine government jobs pay the most?

The pay for jobs in the Philippine government is standardized which means each position is assigned a salary grade, from 1 to 33. The higher the grade, the higher the minimum monthly salary.  

The highest grades are reserved mostly for elected or appointed officials, such as the president, vice president, senators, and executive secretaries. 

Next, salary grades 9 to 33 are assigned for professional supervisory positions – those in a managerial role. And then, salary grades 8 to 30 are assigned for professional non-supervisory positions – those professionals who practice the arts or sciences.

So, make sure to do your research first on which careers can potentially reach a high salary grade if you want a high-paying and secure government job. Also, take note that there is a slow career progression in government. Promotions usually come only when a senior employee leaves. 

5. Are there jobs in the Philippine government available for my region?

To find Philippine government jobs available for your region, simply use the CSC’s database and select the region that you want to work in. 

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Please note that you still have to apply directly to the hiring agency. You can find detailed information on how to apply through the ‘View Details’ button. 

6. I am a [Your Profession]. Can I find a job in the Philippine government?

To find a job in the Philippine government specifically for your profession, go to the CSC’s database and use the Position search function. Simply type the position you are looking for in the text box.

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For this example, searching for “technician” positions showed results across various agencies and regions. Narrow your search further by using the other available filters.

 

References

  1. Civil Service Commission (CSC). (2021). Inventory of Government Human Resources [PDF]. Retrieved from http://web.csc.gov.ph/2014-02-21-08-28-23/pdf-files/category/1744-2020.html
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