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How to get Permanent Work in the Philippine Government | Benefits, Qualifications, Req'ts, & Steps

There are times in your life thinking what career to take or push through, are you going to take a risk or continue to get going. Maybe you’re contemplating a change in your life and seem to get on a new journey. Possibly, you might be considering applying for a Government job. Having a permanent work in the Philippine Government is the dream for most people in the country; it is because of job security, competitive salary packages and other benefits one could get; who doesn’t want a job with all these secured benefits?

To get know more about the perks and benefits of a permanent government employee in the Philippines could offer you, below are the following:

-Enjoying Security of Tenure which means employee could not be easily remove from the service without any valid reason. Once you are appointed to the service, you are allowed to stay in the service until the age of 65 except you will chose to resign or avail early retirement from the service.

-Offers better compensation as compared to other private companies, but doesn’t intend that private employees received smaller rate. Also there are private companies that are giving salaries higher than what a usual government employee could receive.

-Enjoy a two-day off in a week or Saturday and Sunday off which is regularly not practiced in private companies.

-Entitled to a 15 days vacation leave and 15 days sick leave in a year. They have the option to consume these leave credits until the day of their retirement except the 5 days of mandatory leave or force leave which they have to utilize within the year. They can save as much as 25 leave credits in a year convertible to cash upon retirement while on the other hand public teachers can avail a two month with pay during vacation.

-Can join the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Social Security System (SSS), two of the country’s major retirement plan companies at the same time unlike private employees they can only become an SSS member.

-Receives midyear bonus every may and end year bonus every November, earlier than those who are working in private companies.

Careers in the Government | Photo : PhilJobNet.Gov

If you are persuaded with all the perks above, here are the specific qualifications, requirements and steps needed in order to get a permanent work in the Philippine government:


-You must be Bachelor’s Degree holder while some other entry level positions accept college undergrad or High School diploma.

-This consists of related professional working experience as well as internship experience for fresh graduates.

-Those candidates who have relevant trainings and seminars attended are often chosen by the government agencies.

-Must have Civil Service Eligibility, PRC license and/or special qualifications (i.e. cum laude)


Application Letter
- Prepare an application letter addressed to the director specifying the position and the name of the agency you are applying for.

Personal Data Sheet
- Provide a duly accomplished revised PDS 2017 form, affix with your recent passport size photo, community tax certificate, thumb mark and signified by the person administering oath.

 If Applicable 
- Copy of latest performance rating, certificate of employment and certificate of trainings attended.

Transcript of Record
- In every requirement for a job vacancy it is necessary to provide transcript of record but in most cases, your certificate of eligibility or any corresponding document will also be needed by the agency.


Step #1. Publication of vacant positions for at least 10 calendar days which you can view via online.

Step #2. Preliminary evaluation including assessment and review of requirements and examination.

Step #3. Deliberation of the Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board.

Step #4. Appointment by the Head of Agency.

Step #5. Verification of Civil Service Commission (CSC)

If you are one of those job seekers who would like to have a steady moving career, maybe applying in the government sector would be the best option for you.

All the details and information mention above are just the specific requirements, qualifications and steps needed in applying for a permanent spot in the government and could subject into changes and additions depends on the positions and agencies. 

Contributor : Rhea E.

This post first appeared on MagmaNews, please read the originial post: here

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