About Us FAQs

About Us FAQs

Managing the stormwater and wastewater systems for the St. Louis region is a complex job. The team at MSD is here to help you make sense of it all. Find answers to common questions About Us below. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.

Careers FAQs

Job announcements are posted on our Careers page. A list of current openings is posted on the page; for each title there is a link to the actual Job Announcement. MSD advertises through various agencies and websites.

You can only apply for today’s job listings; however, you’re encouraged to subscribe to MSD’s Talent Community. This feature provides you with the opportunity to select job classifications that interest you, which will generate automatic emails when a new position opens.

Yes, but you need to apply for each job that you’re interested in.

Yes. Your saved profile can be used to apply for multiple positions.

Free internet access is available for you to apply for MSD positions.

Locations include the St. Louis public library branches (contact the library for hours of operation) and the employment center located at MSD Headquarters, 2350 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. MSD’s Employment Center is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Recruitments usually have a specific closing date and applications must be received by the Human Resources Employment Division by midnight on the final filing or closing date. Open Continuous recruitments may close at any time, so application should be submitted as soon as possible.

Applications that you have saved in your account do not expire. You may use your existing profile to apply for multiple positions. Once you qualify for a position, your name will remain on an eligibility list for up to one year. Once your eligibility has expired, you will need to reapply for the position once it is reposted on the website.

You can check the status of your application by logging into your profile through the online application system.

The District encourages you to apply for promotional opportunities immediately — you don’t need to finish your probationary period before applying.

Free email services are available from service providers such as Yahoo and Google.

After you have submitted your online application, you will receive a confirmation notice via the system. You can also check your profile to verify that you have successfully submitted your application.

Your application will be reviewed by the human resources representative to see if your qualifications best meet those posted for that position.

It takes approximately 7 to 10 business days for processing. Positions that require passing an exam to qualify will necessitate additional processing time (scheduling and grading of the exam).

You may check your status at any time by logging into your profile. In addition, MSD’s human resources department will notify you via email about the final status of your application.

Yes, you may update your application before the close date of the position.

Go to Manage My Profile, log into your account, and update your profile as needed (contact information, skills, experience, education, etc.). These updates will apply to current and future applications.

Open Competitive/Open Continuous – available to anyone who meets the qualifications.

Internal Opportunities are available to MSD employees who meet the qualifications and received a proficient or higher rating on their last review.

There are several different kinds of tests or examinations that are used to determine the knowledge, skills, abilities, or competencies needed. Any one or a combination of tests may be given. Below are examples of the type of tests that can be given:

Written – generally multiple-choice items test specific areas of knowledge and abilities.
Oral – an interview panel asks questions to determine applicant’s knowledge and competencies.
Performance – evaluated an applicant’s skills or physical abilities, such as software operations, etc.

Application Evaluation (candidates do not appear) – recruitment analyst reviews application, supplemental questionnaires, etc. to determine possession of job requirements.

If scheduled for an examination, it is important that you arrive on time and bring picture identification with you. Failure to do so may result in not being allowed to take the examination. You would then have to reapply when the recruitment is opened again. Examinations generally are not rescheduled.

Several weeks after your examination, the Human Resources Department will notify you of your status via email.

If you have a disability and need special testing arrangements, please advise us in advance of testing. Our staff will work with you if possible.

You must receive a score of at least 60% to pass the examination and be placed on an eligibility list. Applicants are placed on the list in ranking order of final qualifying grade received, from highest to lowest. Your name will remain on that list for up to one year. The number of names of successful candidates that are sent to the hiring department for final selection, when a vacancy occurs, depends on the type of posting. Open Competitive and Open Continuous job announcements have the department receiving up to 10 names; Employee postings have all employees on the list referred.

The District’s Civil Service Rules and Regulations dictate that any applicant taking an examination for any job title who fails to make a passing grade shall not be allowed to file another application for examination for such job title until six (6) months after the date of the prior examination for such job title.

No. The login is assigned to one person and should not be shared.

Depending on the type of list, applicants may stay on the list of eligible candidates for a minimum of 3 months and up to 2 years from the issuance date of the list.