Missouri Merit System

The Missouri Merit System is a personnel system established by law and designed to protect employee's from arbitrary actions, personal favoritism, and political coercion. The Missouri Merit System provides a competitive examination process for recruitment and retention of a qualified workforce and governs the appointment, promotion, transfer, layoff, removal and discipline of employees. There are six state agencies, and ten organizations of three other agencies, that comprise the Missouri Merit System.

The following state agencies use the Missouri Merit System application process:

  • Corrections
  • Health and Senior Services
  • Mental Health
  • Natural Resources
  • Office of Administration
  • Social Services

In addition to the state agencies listed above, the following organizations within the state agencies use the Missouri Merit System application process as well:

  • Economic Development
    • Missouri Housing Development Commission
    • Office of Public Counsel
    • Tourism
    • Workforce Development
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
    • Administrative Operations
    • Employment Security
    • Mine Safety and On-Site Consultation Sections
    • Workers' Compensation Fraud and Noncompliance Unit
  • Public Safety
    • Missouri Capitol Police
    • State Emergency Management Agency
    • Veterans' Commission

 


Missouri Merit System Exams

After applying for a Missouri civil service job at any of the agencies that fall under the Missouri Merit System, you will be required to take a written exam. The Missouri civil service exam will test your knowledge, skills and abilities that are needed for that specific position.

Some areas you may be tested on are:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Interviewing
  • Customer Service Principles
  • Written Communication
  • Benefit Calculations

St. Louis Civil Service Jobs

St. Louis has established Civil Service jobs across a wide spectrum of fields such as:

  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Environmental Protection
  • Health Services
  • Skilled Trades
  • Law Enforcement
  • Telecommunications Technology
  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Landscaping
  • Graphic Design

MO Civil Service pre-employment aptitude tests are standardized and formulated to measure job-related knowledge, skills and traits that are essential for the effective performance of governmental jobs. The human resource goal of the City of St. Louis is to provide quality services to its citizens.


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