Applying To: Trades Helper

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  • Minimum: $31,330.00
  • Maximum: $48,438.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for assisting journeyman trade workers in the performance of their duties.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience assisting journeyman electricians, machinists, plumbers, carpenters or related skilled trade workers; OR successful completion of a recognized two-year trades program which includes electrical, machinist, plumbing, carpentry or a related skilled trade from an accredited trade school or junior college (training program must be beyond the high school level); OR two years of experience in highway construction, new building construction, water or sewer line construction; OR two years of experience and current permanent status as a Utility Worker with the City of St. Louis; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.    

Proof of educational achievement/training must be submitted with the Employment Application or 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.  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.  Some positions will require incumbents to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (Class B) by completion of the working test period.

When completing the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your qualifying education,

training and experience.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  Include reasons for

changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment on the application.  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 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 or upon request.  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 website at

Examination Components and Their Weights

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

O.C. 3424
October 29, 2021

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