Applying To: Gardener
Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.
- Minimum: $31,460.00
- Maximum: $43,654.00
This position is selected for the Hiring Incentive Program. The incentive shall be in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1500.00). The hiring incentive will be paid (if funds are available) by the Department/Division which appoints the applicant.
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
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.
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.
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 http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs
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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