Working for the City

Join the City of St. Louis and find the reward of collaborating with scores of talented people on issues and services that matter.

Employees of the City of St. Louis are paid competitive salaries and receive substantial benefits, many of which are not matched by private sector jobs. These include:

Benefits and Insurance

City employees enjoy a full range of health benefits and other protections.

  • All full-time employees are eligible for comprehensive medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage. Spouses and domestic partners are eligible as well, as are dependent children under the age of 26.
  • Additional coverage for cancer care, intensive care, short-term disabilities, and accidents is available through outside companies.
  • Employees can easily enroll in affordable legal insurance and discounted vision coverage plans.
  • The City pays the entire cost of life insurance up to $250,000, and employees can enroll in more extensive coverage.

For more information, call the Department of Personnel at (314) 622-4308.


Once you join our team, you'll be enrolled in the Employee Retirement System, a pension plan that will help you enjoy your retirement comfortably. If you have any questions after looking at the ERS website, you can get them answered by calling (314) 622-3560.

Health and Fitness

The City of St. Louis and Barnes Jewish Hospital partnered up to create a health and fitness program that's free for all employees. BeeFit encourages employees to exercise, eat healthy, and stay fit by offering all kinds of classes and programs that help you feel well and stay healthy:

  • 10-week Weight Loss Challenge
  • Yoga
  • Low Impact Aerobics
  • Smoking Cessation classes
  • Diabetes at Work
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • The BJC Mammogram Van
  • Wellness screenings, designed to identify certain potential risk factors
  • Flu shots
  • Mile-by-Mile Marathon
  • Zumba

Working and Living in the City of St. Louis

All City employees are required to live in St. Louis –an opportunity to be part of an exciting, innovative, and friendly city. Many cultural attractions, such as the world-class St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Art Museum, are free to all visitors. Others, like the breath-taking Missouri Botanical Gardens, give discounts to City residents, which you'll be eligible for. Maybe the best attractions are the acres of public parks, including Forest Park, one of the largest public parks in the United States –even bigger than Central Park in NYC.

St. Louis is a safejust, and affordable City that was recently named one of the "Most Livable Cities in the United States." 79 diverse and exciting neighborhood makes up the City and give residents and visitors plenty to discover. 

Check out Explore St. Louis, the regional visitors' center, to learn more about all the great things in the City of St. Louis!

Work with a Purpose

Ultimately, working for the City is working in public service –selflessly, diligently, and for others. You'll be part of an innovative, expanding, and exciting team that does everything it can to make this City –and the lives of its more than 315,000 residents –as great as it possibly can be.


Read the Administrative Regulations that pertain to City Employees and Administration

Related Resources

Explore current openings, benefits, job specifications, and policies.

Classification Specifications
Classification Specifications of the City of St. Louis

Courtesy Notification
Request to be notified for up to five exam openings.

Employee Benefits
The Employee Benefits Section administers the full spectrum of employee benefit programs available to City employees and their families. The Benefits Section also administers the Retiree and COBRA insurance programs.

Employees Retirement System
Employees Retirement System information concerning Contributions, Eligibility, Employers and Retirees.

Residency Requirement and City Policies
Residency Requirement is a pre-requisite to employment

Work For the City
City of St. Louis Employment Opportunities

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