Applying To: Utility Worker (Limited-Term) (Parks Department Seasonal Worker)

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Department: Parks



The eligible list for this position will be used for filling seasonal Parks maintenance vacancies. Positions are limited-term (approximately six months beginning April 15, 2024), 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.

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for a number of groundskeeping duties performing semi-skilled labor and equipment operation for the City’s Parks, primarily associated with grass/weed control.  Examples of duties include: mowing grass with agricultural type tractor with grass cutting attachments; maintaining grounds around ballfields, comfort stations, picnic areas, and garden areas by picking up litter and debris, emptying trash cans, planting/watering garden areas, trees, and shrubs, raking leaves and stone (ballfield areas), in addition to the loading and unloading of building materials and equipment (i.e., picnic tables, trash containers).  This position may require the use of various small power equipment, such as aerators, sprayers, cultivators, electric hedge string trimmers, and tillers.

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 may require a valid driver's license.  In order to be considered for positions that require a Driver's License, you must note the type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application, and you must provide proof of a valid Driver's License upon request.



Scoring Components and Their Weights

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

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 an oral swab "Drug Screen" as part of the Medical examination.

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.

The 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.

O.C. 3835

January 16, 2024

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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