Applying To: Specialist on Aging I
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: $36,400.00
- Maximum: $56,888.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position are responsible for coordinating and monitoring a variety of support programs for the St. Louis Area Agency on Aging (SLAAA) so that older adults can remain independent. Duties include promoting agency programs and referral services; researching and applying for additional resources; monitoring services and contractors and providing technical assistance. Positions require some travel and weekend and evening assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for weekend and evening assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Specialist on Aging I
A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Occupational Therapy, or a related field; plus one year of experience in the social services field working with senior citizens. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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 license upon request.
Previous experience working with an agency on aging or working in the community health field with senior citizens.
When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience and training 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 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.
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
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