Applying To: City Planning Executive (Sustainability)

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Department: Planning and Urban Design


  • Minimum: $85,410.00
  • Maximum: $134,030.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for leading management, coordinating, facilitating, and advising the development, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of local government policies programs, and initiatives that promote local environmental, energy, economic, and social sustainability.  Examples of work include: directing staff, and advising department heads and elected officials on sustainability issues; coordinating partnerships with local nonprofits, academic institutions, businesses, and residents; setting the strategic direction of the Sustainability Division, in accordance with the City of St. Louis Adopted Sustainability Plan; identifying social, economic, and environmental urban issues and developing possible responses with an understanding of environmental justice.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for City Planning Executive

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning, Public Administration, or a related field; plus five years of experience in sustainability, urban, or regional planning. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master's degree in a closely related field or at least three years of experience supervising/managing staff involved in sustainability or related urban development programs is highly preferred. 

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. 

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%

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. 3668

April 07, 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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