Applying To: Painter (Traffic Division) Per Performance Limited-Term

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Per Performance positions are paid on an hourly basis, are not eligible for the Employees Benefits Program and do not require City residency.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position prepare, prime and paint a variety of surfaces such as streets, bridges, ramps, parking lots and electric signals.  Duties include laying out, painting and repairing traffic intersections including crosswalks, stop bars, arrows, diagonals, chevrons, controller boxes and guardrails. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Painter

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of experience as a commercial painter including work operating spray painting machines and compressors, or work operating paint equipment on a paint-lining truck.  OR, completion of a recognized Painter apprenticeship program.   OR, an equivalent combination of training and experience.

License:  Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis.  Must be able to present license at the time of the Oral Interview.  Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.

When completing the Employment History Section of the application, carefully describe work experience involving the operating of mechanical spray painting equipment, compressors, paint-lining equipment and hand guns.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  Include reasons for changes in employers an explain any gaps in employment. on the application.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL:  A "Drug/Alcohol Screen" will be administered as a part of the medical examination.

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 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

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 2955
June 24, 2019

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