City of St. Louis Department of Personnel Utility Worker in St. Louis, Missouri

Utility Worker

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  • Minimum: $25,714.00

  • Maximum: $40,196.00

Normal entry salary is $25,714.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position perform semi-skilled labor and equipment operation in streets, grounds and facilities maintenance. Examples of duties include: maintaining streets/alleys; removing obstructions, litter and debris; mowing, trimming, and fertilizing grass; removing trees/shrubs; repairing/assembling dumpsters; installing/replacing street signs and loading, hauling and unloading bulky items, soil, rock, debris, and plant material using dump trucks, loaders, forklifts and other equipment.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Age: Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing application.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver's license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of filing the Employment Application. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Some positions may require a Commercial Driver's license or permit (Class A or B). Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to submit a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: One year of full-time paid experience in general manual labor, grounds-keeping or construction work; OR one season with the City of St. Louis as a Laborer or Utility Worker.

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 a "Drug Screen" as part of their medical examination; CDL positions will include a drug screen and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing will be conducted in accordance with D.O.T. regulations.

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

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. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail

  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2857

October 23, 2018

3117-9G (No Wav)

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