Applying To: Public Health Program Representative (COVID-19 Virus Contact Tracing/Investigator)

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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.


  • Minimum: $36,400.00
  • Maximum: $56,888.00

The eligible list for this position will be used to fill both permanent and per performance positions. Per performance positions do not require City residency and are not covered by the Employee Benefits Program. Per performance positions are paid on an hourly basis.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position perform contact tracing, investigative, educational, program coordination and patient intervention services for COVID-19 virus.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Public Health Program Representative

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Community Health Education, or Psychology; plus one year of health outreach experience in Communicable Disease. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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.

Candidates must be willing to train and perform counseling and testing services which include venipucture, OraSure testing, OraQuick testing and other STD testing as assigned.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Excellent verbal communication skills; the ability to maintain sensitive confidential information; experience performing counseling and testing services which include venipucture, OraSure testing, OraQuick testing and other STD testing procedures.

When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position. Your 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 must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

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 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 web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 2882
December 19, 2018
Reopened 09/06/19
Reopened 05/26/20

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