Applying To: Painter Foreman

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  • 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 $49,270 annually.  Proof of completion of apprenticeship program and journeyman status must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

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 at the time of the Oral Interview.  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.   Some positions may require a Commercial Driver’s License.

When completing the Employment History section of the application, please fully describe all painting experience and types of equipment used. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

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 or at the time of the Oral Interview.  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: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2700
December 27, 2017
Reopened 03/08/18
3245-39T (No Wav)

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