Applying To: Utility Worker (Parks, Forestry and Refuse Divisions Seasonal Worker)

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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.




The eligible list for this position will be used for filling seasonal grass cutting and refuse collection vacancies. Positions are limited-term (approximately six months), are not covered by the Employee Benefits Program and do not require City residency. At the end of the season, the department can offer the opportunity to return to work the next season and career seasonal status.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position perform semi-skilled labor and equipment operation in streets, grounds and facilities maintenance. Examples of duties include: maintaining streets/alleys; removing obstructions, litter and debris; mowing, trimming, and fertilizing grass; removing trees/shrubs; repairing/assembling dumpsters; installing/replacing street signs and loading, hauling and unloading bulky items, soil, rock, debris, and plant material  using dump trucks, loaders, forklifts and other equipment.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 16 years of age at the time of filing application.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  One year of experience in general manual labor, grounds-keeping or construction work; OR one season with the City of St. Louis as a Utility Worker. Some positions require a valid driver's license or a valid Commercial Driver's license or CDL permit (Class A or B). Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.

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.

MEDICAL:  Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of their 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.  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%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3191
December 09, 2020
Reopened 06/02/21

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