Applying To: Program Specialist II (O.V.P)

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Department: Office of Violence Prevention


  • Minimum: $36,686.00
  • Maximum: $54,782.00

     ** City residency is not required. **

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for facilitating and monitoring program operations and acting as liaisons in order to provide quality services. Duties include assisting in the planning, developing, implementing and coordinating of outreach and education programs in order to prevent gun violence in the City. Duties will include working with at risk community  members/groups and the people that know them.

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

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED plus 2 years of experience de-escalating and mediating firearm related conflicts and working with victims and perpetrators involved.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing application and be able to present it at upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.


** Qualified candidates will be required to submit a writing sample documenting their mediation experience(s). **

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with at risk youth or training in crisis intervention and/or knowledge of street gangs is preferred.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request

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 pointsCity 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%

O.C. 3719

June 29, 2023

Reopened December 06, 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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