Applying To: Neighborhood Improvement Specialist

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  • Minimum: $41,730.00
  • Maximum: $65,234.00

Normal entry salary is $41,730.

Nature of Work

Incumbents act as a liaison between the City and community to assist in resolving neighborhood problems and complaints.  Duties include: meeting with citizens, community leaders and organizations to address complaints, developing action plans and driving assigned wards to verify complaints, monitor code enforcement and identify code violations. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Neighborhood Improvement Specialist

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning, Social Work, Business or Public Administration, or a related field; plus two years of recent experience in neighborhood improvement or effective community problem solving.  OR, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Incumbents must be available for some evening and weekend assignments.

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 it at time of the Oral Interview.  Applicants who do not have a Missouri driver’s license will have to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of the Oral Interview.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of City ordinances and regulations pertaining to physical and behavioral nuisance issues; knowledge of responsibilities of City departments relating to solving physical and behavioral nuisance issues and proficiency using MS Office, email, and social networking applications.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience.  Please be as specific as possible when describing your qualifying neighborhood improvement experience. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  Explain all changes in employment and any gaps in employment on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD214 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 Is April 19, 2019

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2901
February 04, 2019
3871-14G (No Wav)

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