Applying To: Fleet Maintenance Technician II (Automotive Mechanic)

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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: $40,430.00
  • Maximum: $57,980.00

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will start at $40,430 annually.  Applicants who have completed a Department of Labor apprenticeship program and have achieved journeyman status will be paid at the minimum of $45,552 annually.  Applicants who have A.S.E. "Master Automobile Technician" certification through the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence will be paid at the minimum of $44,876 annually.  Some positions are per performance and are paid $19.44 per hour.  Per performance positions are not covered by the Employee Benefits Program and do not require City residency.

Proof of completion of apprenticeship program, journeymen status and A.S.E. certification must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for repairing, overhauling and maintaining fleet vehicles and equipment. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Fleet Maintenance Technician II

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience in the repair, overhaul, and maintenance of automotive or landscaping equipment such as utility tractors, lawnmowers, and two-cycle engines.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

Employees must furnish their own set of hand tools.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must be able to present license at time of the Oral Interview.  Some positions may require a Commercial Driver’s License (Class B) or permit by the completion of the working test period (usually six months from date of hire) and maintain license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  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.

Please be as thorough as possible when describing your qualifying automotive repair experience, training and educational achievements on the Employment Application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and gaps in employment on the application.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. 

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 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

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

    O.C. 2995
    August 22, 2019
    3262-35T (No Wav)

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