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City of St. Louis Department of Personnel Painter Foreman in St. Louis, Missouri

Painter Foreman

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


  • Minimum: $41,834.00

  • Maximum: $69,836.00

Applicants who meet the minimum experience and training requirements will start at $41,834 annually. Applicants who have successfully completed a bona fide apprenticeship program registered with the Department of Labor and obtained journeyman status will start at $54,704 annually. Proof of completion of apprenticeship program and journeyman status must be submitted upon request of the Department of Personnel.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position supervise a crew of journey-level painters and painter helpers and participate in painting projects.

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

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of experience as a journey-level painter. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must have knowledge of the methods of preparing surfaces for painting or refinishing, mixing and tinting paints, and various painting applications.

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 application and be able to present valid license upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application. Some positions may require a Commercial Driver’s License.

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 htt

When completing the Employment History Section of the application, please carefully describe your work experience involving the operating of mechanical spray painting equipment, compressors, paint-lining equipment and hand guns. Your 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. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment on the application. Incomplete/carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

MEDICAL: A "Drug/Alcohol Screen" will be administered as a part of the medical examination.

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.

Employees assigned to St. Louis Lambert International Airport may be eligible for a commuting allowance of $141.00 bi-weekly. A ten year background investigation will be conducted in accordance with FAA regulations for positions at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

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. 3109

May 13, 2020

3245-39T (No Wav)

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