Applying To: Laborer (Limited-Term) (Summer Youth Employment Program)

View all jobs Apply

Department: St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment



The eligible list for this position will be used for filling seasonal Parks maintenance vacancies with the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment’s (SLATE) Summer Youth Employment Program.

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for a number of grounds-keeping duties primarily associated with weed control in City parks and medians located throughout the city.  Performs general manual labor, including, but limited to, such tasks as cleaning comfort stations; picking up litter, rubbish, and brush; emptying trash cans, and pruning trees and shrubs. Operates various equipment such as aerators, sprayers, electric hedge trimmers, string trimmers, etc.; rakes and mulches leaves; rakes stones from ballfields, loads and unloads brush, building materials, and equipment (i.e. picnic tables and trash containers).

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

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a participant in the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment’s (SLATE)-Summer Youth Employment Program. 

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. 

Some positions may require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment

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.


Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail

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. 3657

March 29, 2023

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

View all jobs Apply

Was this page helpful?      

Comments are helpful!
500 character limit

Feedback is anonymous.

4 comments from people like you have helped us improve this page. Keep the feedback coming!