Applying To: Communications Center Coordinator (CEMA)

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  • Minimum: $42,978.00
  • Maximum: $67,184.00

Normal entry salary is $42,978.

Nature of Work


Incumbent in this position will serve as the City Emergency Management Agency's (CEMA) Public Information Officer, who will provide situational awareness to the Commissioner, while maintaining relationships with other city and regional public information officers and media contacts.  Duties include assisting the Commissioner across all phases of emergency management: prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation; coordinating the City of St. Louis Joint Information System to integrate incident information and public information into a cohesive organization, which is designed to provide consistent, coordinated, timely information during crisis or incident operations; managing the Joint Information Center during an incident that involves activation of the Emergency Operations Center or the City Unified Command Vehicle; drafting or updating emergency operating plans, writing and conducting tabletop/functional/full-scale exercises; also responsible for disseminating information utilizing social and traditional media, during press events, special events, and through community outreach and local emergency operations support. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Communications Center Coordinator

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Emergency Management, Safety Management, Risk Management, Business Administration, or a closely related field; plus two years of progressively responsible experience in public relations or emergency management with strong communication and presentation skills; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

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 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.

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 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%

O.C. 3565
July 25, 2022

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