Applying To: Water Maintenance Technician

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  • Minimum: $41,912.00
  • Maximum: $51,610.00

City residency requirement may be waived for this position.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position maintain and repair Water Division production and distribution systems, equipment and grounds for the purposes of maintaining the City’s water distribution system. Duties include: cutting, caulking and replacing pipes; excavating; operating pumps, trucks, tractors, and mowers; pavement breaking; pouring concrete; replacing asphalt and cleaning water settling basins. Positions require shift, weekend and holiday assignments, mandatory overtime and 24-hour emergency call. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application. Shift differential of 1% is paid for evening, night and weekend shifts.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Some experience in outdoor maintenance and/or grounds work.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must present license upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Some positions may require incumbents to obtain a valid Class B CDL as a condition of successfully completing their working test period.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience in water or sewer line construction. Skill in the use of engine driven pumps, power saws, jack hammers, air compressors and related construction equipment.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment 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 will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab "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.  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

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3137
August 20, 2020

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