Working for the City

Join the City of St. Louis and find the reward of collaborating with scores of talented people on issues and services that matter.

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Benefits of Public Service

As an employee of the City, you'll join a staff of hundreds of people who love St. Louis and are committed to serving the people with whom we share this great City. City employees are paid competitive salaries and receive substantial benefits, many of which are not matched by private sector jobs.

Ultimately, working for the City is working in public service—selflessly, diligently, and for others. You'll be part of a team that does everything it can to make this City—and the lives of its more than 315,000 residents—as great as it can be.

Job Openings

Becoming an employee of the City of St. Louis means becoming part of the team that is leading our region's resurgence. 

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Health Insurance and Pensions


City employees enjoy a full range of health benefits and other protections.

  • All full-time employees are eligible for affordable comprehensive medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage. Spouses and domestic partners are eligible as well, as are dependent children under the age of 26.
  • Additional coverage for cancer care, intensive care, short-term disabilities, and accidents is available through outside companies.
  • Employees can easily enroll in affordable legal insurance and discounted vision coverage plans.
  • The City pays the entire cost of life insurance up to $250,000, and employees can enroll in more extensive coverage.

For more information, call the Department of Personnel at (314) 622-4308.


Once you join our team, you'll be enrolled in the Employee Retirement System, a pension plan that will help you enjoy your retirement comfortably. If you have any questions after looking at the ERS website, you can get them answered by calling (314) 622-3560.


Health and Fitness

The City of St. Louis and Barnes Jewish Hospital partnered up to create a health and fitness program that's free for all employees. The BeeFit program encourages employees to exercise, eat healthy, and stay fit by offering all kinds of classes and programs that help you feel well and stay healthy:

  • 10-week Weight Loss Challenge
  • Yoga
  • Low Impact Aerobics
  • Smoking Cessation classes
  • Diabetes at Work
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • The BJC Mammogram Van
  • Wellness screenings, designed to identify certain potential risk factors
  • Flu shots
  • Mile-by-Mile Marathon
  • Zumba


Living in the City of St. Louis

Living in the St. Louis area is an opportunity to be part of an exciting, innovative, and friendly city. Many cultural attractions, such as the world-class St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Art Museum, are free to all visitors. Others, like the breathtaking Missouri Botanical Gardens, give discounts to City residents, which you'll be eligible for. Maybe the best attractions are the acres of public parks, including Forest Park, one of the largest public parks in the United States – even bigger than Central Park in NYC.

St. Louis is a safe and affordable City that was recently named one of the "Most Livable Cities in the United States." 79 diverse and exciting neighborhood makes up the City and give residents and visitors plenty to discover. 

Check out Explore St. Louis, the regional visitors' center, to learn more about all the great things in the City of St. Louis!


Related Resources

Explore current openings, benefits, job specifications, and policies.

Classification Specifications
Classification Specifications of the City of St. Louis

Employee Benefits
The Employee Benefits Section administers the full spectrum of employee benefit programs available to City employees and their families. The Benefits Section also administers the Retiree and COBRA insurance programs.

Employees Retirement System
Employees Retirement System information concerning contributions, eligibility, employers and retirees

Enroll in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
The federal government offers the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to employees of government organizations to offer them relief from the burden of long-term compound interest and fees.

Job Opening Notification
Request to be notified for up to five job openings.

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