Applying To: Neighborhood Improvement Specialist

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  • 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 to assigned wards to verify complaints; monitoring code enforcement; and identifying 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.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their qualifying education, training and experience as listed on the Employment 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.

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.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

O.C. 3338
October 20, 2021

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