Applying To: Utility Worker

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Department: Parks, Recreation, and Forestry


  • Minimum: $38,012.00
  • Maximum: $52,052.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position perform semi-skilled labor and equipment operation in streets, grounds and facilities maintenance. Examples of duties include: maintaining streets/alleys; removing obstructions, litter and debris; mowing, trimming, and fertilizing grass; removing trees/shrubs; repairing/assembling dumpsters; installing/replacing street signs and loading, hauling and unloading bulky items, soil, rock, debris, and plant material  using dump trucks, loaders, forklifts and other equipment.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Utility Worker

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of filing application.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  One year of experience in general manual labor, grounds-keeping or construction work; OR one season with the City of St. Louis as a Laborer or Utility Worker. Some positions require a valid driver's license or a valid Commercial Driver's license or CDL permit (Class A or B). Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. 

In order to be considered for positions that require a Driver's License, you must provide proof of a valid Driver's License upon request.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation.  Applicants will only receive credit for their experience and education as shown on the application. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab "Drug Screen" as part of their medical examination; CDL positions will include a drug screen and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing will be conducted in accordance with D.O.T. regulations.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.  

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3484

March 02, 2022

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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