Recruitment and Examination

The Recruitment and Examination Section implements recruitment strategies, administers examinations, establishes eligible lists, and contracts for temporary services.


The Department of Personnel is continuing to provide essential services to Civil Service City employees, retirees, applicants and the general public. To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, these essential services will not be provided in person. The normal hours for the Department of Personnel are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All general business and public inquiries for assistance should be communicated via telephone or email. For general departmental requests for assistance, please call (314) 622-4308. For Employee Benefits related inquiries, please call (314) 622-5726. For Employees Retirement System and Firefighter’s Retirement Plan related inquiries, please call (314) 622-3560. General applicant/public email inquiries for assistance email the Department of Personnel. For Employee Benefits related inquiries, please email: and Employees Retirement System.

The Recruitment and Examination Section is responsible for administering a multifaceted program that carries out various staffing functions for all departments and agencies within the City of St. Louis merit system.  

This includes:

  • implementing various recruitment strategies; 
  • developing and administering examination procedures;
  • establishing eligible lists; 
  • contracting for temporary services.   

Job Openings

Explore the City Job Center for current exams.

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