Applying To: Tree Trimmer (Trainee)
Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.
BI-WEEKLY PAY RATE: $1,200.
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this trainee position perform manual labor and operate aerial lift trucks and tree maintenance equipment to remove and maintain trees and shrubs on City property. Duties include performing tree trimming/removal work at varying heights with chain saws and related equipment and operating aerial lift trucks and chippers in the disposal of tree debris. Candidates must be available for 24-hour snow call, emergency windstorm call and overtime.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Tree Trimmer
Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing application. Must have the skills and abilities to climb trees and work at varying heights.
License: Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present it at the Oral Interview. Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Missouri Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or B) while employed by the City of St. Louis. Candidates that do not have a Missouri Commercial Driver’s License (Class A or B) at the time of hire must obtain said license as a condition of successfully completing their working test period. Please note type of license, number, class, expiration date and State where issued on application.
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. Complete the Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application even if you submit a resume. 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.
MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing will be conducted in accordance with D.O.T. regulations.
VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veterans 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 at the time of the Oral Interview. 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 anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs
Examination Components and Their Weights
- Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
- Oral Interview: 100%
- Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
- Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.
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