Applying To: Neighborhood Improvement Specialist

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Notice:

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.

Salary

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

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 upon request.

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 upon request.

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.

When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position. Your experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your Experience and Training evaluation. Applicants must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history 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.

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.  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: 100%

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 3117
June 03, 2020
3871-14G (No Wav)

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