Applying To: Custodian

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Department: Board of Public Service - Facilities Management


  • Minimum: $32,344.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for performing a variety of routine building cleaning and custodial duties. This examination’s eligible list will also be used to fill Parking Garage Attendant vacancies. Applicants who wish to be considered for Parking Garage Attendant vacancies must possess a valid driver’s license and should note their type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Custodian

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience performing custodial work.  OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Qualifying experience must include knowledge of hard floor surface care, carpet care and cleaning, restroom care and general cleaning and safety procedures.  Ability to lift up to fifty pounds, push and pull to over one hundred pounds to perform custodial and cleaning duties such as picking up trash and pushing carts.  Ability to read, understand and follow written and oral instructions.  Ability to make minor repairs on cleaning equipment operated in the performance of duties.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Some positions may require a valid driver's license.

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. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab "Drug Screen" as part of their Medical examination.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.  

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the current vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

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

Residency Requirement: Saint Louis City residency is generally required within 120 days after a working test period is completed. Proof of residency will be requested.


O.C. 3330

October 04, 2021

Reopened November 22, 2021


Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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