Applying To: Gardener
- Minimum: $27,924.00
- Maximum: $43,654.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position are responsible for the growing, care and maintenance of plants, shrubs and flowers in municipal nurseries, parks and building grounds. Duties include: sowing seeds, planting flowerbeds and transplanting seedlings; watering, pruning, fertilizing, weeding, mulching, mowing, edging and spraying pesticides, herbicides and fungicides. For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Gardener at: https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/personnel/documents/classification-specifications.cfm
An Associate's degree in Horticulture or a directly related field; OR two years of recent full-time paid experience in gardening or landscaping; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess license at the time of filing application and be able to present it at the time of the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application. 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. Documentation of qualifying educational achievement must be submitted at the time of the Oral Interview.
A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying horticultural education, training and experience as listed on the Employment Application. Complete the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application even if you submit a resume. 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 a "Drug Screen" as part of the medical examination.
VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's 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.
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.
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