Applying To: Lead Abatement Inspector

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  • Minimum: $36,400.00
  • Maximum: $56,888.00
Normal entry salary is $36,400.

Nature of Work

This is work performing lead risk assessments on dwellings where children have been identified with Elevated Blood Levels, and enforcing the laws and regulations of the lead abatement ordinances. Incumbent will be responsible for conducting comprehensive environmental investigations involving lead hazards, preparing detailed reports of investigations, providing inspection information to nurse case managers, and testifying in court to provide information regarding hazards that owners have failed to remediate.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Lead Abatement Inspector

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or a closely related field and, one year of recent full-time paid experience in a related field such as lead, asbestos, housing repair or inspection, and/or environmental remediation work; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Qualifying experience must indicate knowledge of methods for abating lead violations and knowledge of medical complications arising from lead absorption.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

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 license at the time of the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who possess a driver’s license from a State other than Missouri will be required to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

Must successfully complete courses in lead inspections needed for certification and State of Missouri license by completion of working test period.

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.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application. Complete the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment 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.

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” as part of the medical examination.

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.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

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

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2469
August 01, 2016
5626-13G (No Wav)

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