Applying To: Plumbing Inspector I

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Department: Building Commissioner


  • Minimum: $45,084.00
  • Maximum: $64,584.00

Applicants who have successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program registered with the Department of Labor and obtained  journeyman status will start at $50,908 annually.  Proof of completion of a recognized Department of Labor apprenticeship program and journeyman status must be submitted at the time of filing the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position perform journeyman level work inspecting plumbing installations and construction sites to enforce plumbing codes and to approve sites for occupancy.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Plumbing Inspector I

Minimum Qualifications

Five years of experience as a licensed Journeyman or Master Plumber.

License: Incumbents must posses and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Applicants 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.

Incumbents must obtain a St. Louis City Plumbing License and certification in International Code Council (ICC) Property Maintenance Code by the end of the working test period.

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.  Some positions may require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment.

Some positions may require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment.

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.


Scoring Components and Their Weights

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

O.C. 3767

October 11, 2023

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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