Apply For a Civil Service Job

Applying for jobs with the City of St. Louis online, in person, or by mail

Begin online


You can apply for a position with the City of St. Louis online, by mail, or in person. 

Please note that the Department of Personnel does not accept cover letters online. Cover letters may be sent via the U.S. mail.


Choose a Position

Find a position you are interested in and qualified for from the list of current examinations

Gather Education History Information

Gather names, locations, and dates for the following: 

  • Which schools did you attend for high school, technical school, and/or college? 
  • What certifications, licenses, and/or degrees do you have that might apply to this job?

Collect Work Experience Information

Gather information about your work experience, including: 

  • Employer organization names, addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Employment start and end dates.
  • Supervisor name.
  • Your job title.
  • Your work duties, responsibilities, and accomplishments.

Review City Policies and Requirements

Read and understand applicable policies, requirements, and regulations.


Applying By Mail or In Person

Applying by mail or in person involves filling out a paper application and mailing or delivering it to the Department of Personnel

Here are the steps:

  1. Download the Employment Application Form
  2. Fill out the form. You can fill it out with a computer or by printing it out and writing neatly by hand.
  3. Give complete answers to all questions. You must be able to substantiate any statement made on this application. A misstatement of material fact can result in your application being rejected.
  4. Return finished applications to the Department of Personnel.


City of St. Louis
Department of Personnel
1114 Market Street
Room 700
St. Louis, MO 63101

Applying Online

Please note that applying online requires that you have an email address. We do not recommend using a work-related email address. Please make sure that you type your email address correctly.

To apply online, first click on the job you would like to apply for in the list of current job openings. Next: 

  1. Click the "Apply" button.
  2. Review the City requirements and policies.
  3. If you already have an account in the City jobs system, log in here with your email address and password. If not, choose the "Create an account" button and sign up.
  4. If this is a new account, fill out each step in the process. If this is an existing account, please review your information for each step and make any necessary updates. Required fields are marked as being required and must be filled out.
  5. Once you have filled out and/or reviewed each step, you will be asked to review your application. You may make changes at this time if needed.
  6. When you are satisfied with your application, click the "Submit Application" button at the bottom of the Review and Apply page.
    If this step is missed, the application will not be submitted.

Begin online

What to Expect

Once you have completed your application, it goes to the Department of Personnel for review. The Department of Personnel will notify you via the U.S. mail as to the status of your application. Applicants may also be contacted by telephone and email.

If you applied online, you will get a confirmation email at the email address you provided.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Department of Personnel at (314) 622-4308 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.


Department of Personnel

(314) 622-4308

1114 Market Street, Room 700
St. Louis, MO 63101

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Contact the Department of Personnel

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