MO Project: Contextual Branding


  • Cosmetologist
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
  • How do I apply?
Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$23,976.00 – $38,028.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$999.00 – $1,584.50
Pay Grade: 

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This is licensed cosmetology work in a state facility cosmetology establishment.

Job Duties

Manages a state-operated cosmetology establishment; ensures that establishment is clean and organized.

Provides hair care services to facility clients including shampooing, conditioning, cutting, coloring, styling, providing scalp treatments, and applying chemical solutions.

Sterilizes, sharpens, and maintains cosmetology tools and equipment.

Schedules, trains, and supervises assistants performing cosmetology activities.

Schedules cosmetology appointments for clients.

Monitors inventory to ensure there are adequate supplies in stock; orders supplies and equipment as needed.

Consults with clients or other responsible persons regarding appropriate hair and scalp care methods, and products for use by individual clients.

Prepares and maintains records and reports of services provided and supplies used.

Performs work under general administrative direction.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility and may be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Possession of a current license to practice as a Cosmetologist in the State of Missouri.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of current cosmetology techniques and procedures.

Intermediate knowledge of the proper selection and application of hair and scalp care products.

Introductory knowledge of the current methods of tool and equipment sterilization.

Introductory knowledge of potential safety hazards and appropriate safety precautions involved in cosmetology activities.

Ability to operate and maintain hair care equipment such as clippers, scissors, dryers, brushes, and sterilizers.

Ability to provide services to clients with mental illness and/or developmental or physical disabilities.

Ability to supervise and train assistants in cosmetology activities.

Ability to perform a large volume of work on an assigned schedule.

Ability to work long hours while standing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, clients, and management.

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