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Salary

Eligibles who meet the minimum experience and training requirements will start at $20.35 per hour. Journeyman who have completed a recognized apprenticeship program registered by the Department of Labor or equivalent will start at $20.66 per hour. Proof of completion of recognized Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and Journeyman status must be submitted at the time of filing Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

Nature of Work

This is skilled electrical work installing, maintaining and repairing building electrical systems, traffic signals, street lighting, substations, etc. (low, medium, and high voltage). Electricians also work with motors and motor control circuits. Some positions will require shift work. Please note on the Employment Application if you are available for shift work.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the Department of Personnel classification specification for this position at: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/personnel/documents/classification-specifications.cfm

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate's degree program in electricity from a recognized trade school, technical or military school, college or university;

OR, two years of recent full-time paid experience as a Trades Helper (electrical - assisting journeyman electricians) in the City Service, AND graduation from a two-year certificate program in electricity from a recognized technical or trade school. Vocational training must be beyond the high school level.

OR, licensure by the City of St. Louis as an electrician;

OR, three years of recent full-time experience as a Trades Helper (electrical - assisting journeymen electricians) in the City Service, AND successful completion of two courses in basic electricity from one of the recognized programs above. Vocational training programs must be beyond the high school level.

Considerable knowledge of standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the electrical trade, including knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions; good knowledge of National Electrical Code. Working skill in interpreting and working from sketches, penciled layouts and blueprints.

LICENSE: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present a valid driver’s license at the time of the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application, At the time of the Oral Interview, applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver’s license will be required to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Some positions will require a valid Commercial Driver's License.

Official proof of educational achievement or training must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. Acceptable proof of completion of the educational requirement would be a transcript from a recognized apprenticeship program, technical or military school, college or university indicating successful completion of the basic electricity courses, OR a certificate indicating complete title of electrical program completed, length of program, AND a detailed description of the subject matter covered in the curriculum or program. If you apply online, submit your documentation under separate cover to the Department of Personnel, 1114 Market Street, Room 700, St. Louis, MO 63101, Attention: Alexis Burnett.

To be eligible for veterans preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

When completing the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education. Resumes will not substitute for a fully completed application. List all jobs held over the last 10 years and other pertinent electrical employment beyond 10 years. Be as detailed as possible when describing your electrical experience, training and educational background including equipment, tools, materials and methods used relating to this position. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

CHARACTER INVESTIGATION: These positions require candidates to pass a "Character Investigation" prior to appointment. The Director of Personnel may reject the application, or refuse to test and/or eliminate an applicant from an examination as otherwise permitted by law.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen Test" as part of the medical examination.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Written Exam: 50%
  • Oral Interview: 50%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

    O.C. 2316
    August 31, 2015
    Reopened 07/25/16
    Reopened 10/05/16
    3223-36T (No Wav)

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