City Employment

The City of Festus employs around 110 full time, part time, and seasonal individuals to serve the needs of residents and visitors.  These employees, from police officers, firefighters, public works and administrative staff, work as a team to ensure the safe and efficient operation of city government and services.  The City of Festus provides its full-time employees with competitive salary and benefits package, health/dental insurance options and participation in the Missouri Local Government Employees' Retirement System (LAGERS).


Full-Time Police Officer

Festus Police Department is currently seeking applications for a full-time Police Officer.  All applicants must be 21 years of age and must have a Class “A” certification.  Benefit information is attached.  Applications can be picked up at the Festus Police Department or downloaded below.  Please make sure to use the Police Department Application Link.

Applications will close on 02-02-18 at 5:00 PM

The City of Festus is an equal opportunity employer.


(2) Part-time Custodian(s)

The City of Festus is accepting applications for two (2) part-time custodian positions.  One of the positions will do custodial work for the Festus Police Department for 4-5hrs each day, between the hours of 7:00am - 3pm M-F.  The other position will do custodial work between two Muncipal Buildings (City Hall & Festus Public Library) between the hours of 3pm - 8pm (Monday, Wednesday & Friday) and between 5pm - 8pm Tuesday and Thursday.  These are non-exempt positions working between 20-25 hours per week at $12 per hour.  There are some benefits after one year of service; vacation, sick and holiday pay pro-rated.

Applicants must have a valid Missouri driver's license, high school diploma and/or its equivalent and be able to pass a drug screening, physical, criminal history and background check.  Two year experience is strongly recommended, however four years is pereferred.  Applications and a general job description can be downloaded below or can be picked up at Festus City Hall, 711 West Main Street, Festus, MO. 
Applications will be accepted until 12:00 pm on Friday, December 29, 2017 and must specify which position they are applying for; police custodian or municipal custodian.  City of Festus is an Equal Opportunity employer.
General Job Application (see below)


Library Assistant

The City of Festus is accepting applications for a position at the Festus Public Library: 20 hours a week including evenings and weekends. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and candidate must have a valid MO driver’s license. Duties include, but are not limited to, computer skills, assisting patrons, shelving materials. Must be able to stand for duration of each shift, bend to low shelves, reach to high shelves. The employee will be expected to take training courses to become a passport acceptance agent. Applications are available online at cityoffestus.org or at the Library and City Hall and will be accepted until 5 pm Friday, December 8. The City of Festus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Employment Application - General Employees

Employment Application - Police Department

Employement Application - Jefferson County Water Authority

Employee Benefits

The City of Festus is committed to being fair and inclusive in our hiring and advancement practices.  We promote a working environment that views integrity, respect, honesty, teamwork, responsible stewardship, fairness, and excellence as our fundamental values, demonstrating the highest levels of ethical and professional conduct in all areas.  We are committed to training, developing and continuing education of our workforce to ensure our employees remain current with today's business practices.  We are seeking dedicated professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of others.  We believe that the core of the City of Festus programs' success is our employees.


Career Resources

Missouri Career Center

Festus City Hall
711 West Main
Festus, MO 63028
Fax: 636-937-2140
Open 8a - 5p M - F

Police & Fire
Dispatch:  636-937-3646

Police Department
100 Park Ave.
Festus, MO 63028
Records: 636-937-5184
Fax: 636-937-8086

Fire Department
212 North Mill Street
Festus, MO 63028
Firehouse: 636-937-7661

Public Works
950 North Fifth Street
Festus, MO  63028
Fax: 636-937-6619
Open 7:30a - 4:30p M-F

400 W. Main Street
Festus, MO  63028
M - Th 9:00a - 7:00p
Fri 9:00a - 5:00p
Sat 9:00a - 1:00p