Applying To: Program Specialist I (Design Division)

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Department: Board of Public Service


  • Minimum: $32,240.00
  • Maximum: $48,932.00

Normal entry salary is $32,240.


Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for performing administrative, business, programmatic and support activities for the Design Division (DD) of the BPS Department of the President. This position is under the immediate supervision of the Chief of the Design Division.  Duties include scheduling, managing, and facilitating public meetings, assisting project managers and consultants; maintaining and updating the spreadsheets/databases that are required to track project budgets, and schedules; compiling and evaluating information used in the development of periodic statistical, budget, and financial reports; maintaining a schedule of design project deliverables (i.e. plans, specifications, reports, estimates, etc.).

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Program Specialist I

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field.  OR a High school diploma or equivalent with two years of clerical/customer service experience, knowledge of computers or city programs OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.


A Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field OR an Associate's degree and two years of related experience working with design and construction contracts.

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.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request.  The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

Residency Requirement: Saint Louis City residency is generally required within 120 days after a working test period is completed. Proof of residency will be requested.


O.C. 3659

March 15, 2023

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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