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).


Entry Level Water Plant Operator


The Jefferson County Water Authority is accepting applications for an entry level water plant operator. This is a full-time, non-exempt position, which requires rotation of shift work (days, evenings, midnights, weekends and most holidays), and has an excellent benefit package.  Applicants must have a valid Missouri driver’s license, high school diploma and/or its equivalent and obtain a Missouri Department of Natural Resources “D” water license within 18 months of hire. Applicants must pass a drug screening and background check; physical requirements must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. along with being able to climb stairs, bend, stoop and lift. A current Missouri water license is preferred but not required.  Starting salary for entry level is $13.34 per hour or $27,747 annual. 

Applications and a general job description are found here.  Applications can be dropped off at Festus City Hall, located at 711 West Main Street, Festus, Mo. 63028 or Herculaneum City Hall, located at #1 Parkwood Court, Herculaneum, Mo. 63048 and will be accepted until 12:00 pm on Friday, March 9. 2018. 

Jefferson County Water Authority 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