Applying To: Tow Truck Operator

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  • Minimum: $30,992.00
  • Maximum: $43,654.00
Normal entry salary is $30,992.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position operate a tow truck and tow vehicles.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Tow Truck Operator

Minimum Qualifications

Recent experience in the operation of a tow truck. Qualifying experience must be within the last five years.

License: Must possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B) or CDL permit at the time of filing application and be able to present it at the time of the Performance Test. Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Missouri Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or B) while employed by the City of St. Louis. Candidates that have a CDL permit at the time of hire must obtain a valid CDL (Class A or B) as a condition of successfully completing their working test period. Please note type of license, number, class, expiration date, and State where issued on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not have a Missouri driver’s license must submit a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

When completing the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience and training driving tow trucks and heavy or specialized automotive equipment and the types of vehicles operated. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. 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.

MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam 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 his/her DD 214 Certificates of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Performance Test. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

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

  • Performance Test: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

    O.C. 2613
    May 30, 2017
    3311-10G (No Wav)

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