Applying To: Correctional Officer I

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  • Minimum: $33,306.00
  • Maximum: $47,502.00
City residency requirement may be waived for this position. Some per-performance, hourly paid positions are also available. Those positions are paid $16.05/hour and are not covered by the Employee Benefits Program, nor are they eligible for shift differential pay. Shift differential of 1% is paid for evening, night, and weekend shifts.

Nature of Work

This is work in maintaining order, keeping records, and supervising the activities of residents at the City correctional institutions. Candidates may be selectively certified based upon foreign language skills or other special qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of work experience AND a high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate. (Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience at a rate of 30 semester credit hours for one year.)

In order to be considered for this position applicants must be available to work all shifts which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays and to work at the assigned City Correctional institution: St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC) or Medium Security Institution (MSI). When necessary, Correctional Officers must be willing and able to work mandatory overtime, Correctional Officers must be able to pass classroom curriculum while in training. CPR and first aid training is required after hiring.

AGE: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of submitting the Employment Application.

Proof of age, education/training, and/or Form DD 214 must be provided upon request by the Department of Personnel.

To be eligible for veteran preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD214 Certificate of Release or discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Written Test. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CHARACTER INVESTIGATION: Must be able to pass a background investigation. Applicants who have unsatisfactory records of convictions may be eliminated from further consideration for this position.

MEDICAL: The Medical exam will include a drug/alcohol screen, tuberculosis test, and subsequent random drug/alcohol tests as a condition of employment.

The Employment History and Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application must be completed even if you submit a resume. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Written Exam: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • O.C. 2216
    November 03, 2014

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