Applying To: Photographer I (Police Division)

View all jobs Apply


  • Minimum: $27,924.00
  • Maximum: $43,654.00
Normal entry salary is $27,924.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position perform photography duties for the Police Division. Duties include taking/processing photographs of department employees, victims, suspects, and evidence, logging photographic evidence and developing and printing photographs from digital media. For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Photographer I at:

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of a General Education Diploma (G.E.D.); and, two years of experience in photography with experience working in a totally computerized photo lab; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

Must be knowledgeable of different camera formats, film types, photographic lighting, flash photography, and night photography. Have a good understanding of digital photography and how it relates to evidentiary imaging. Completion of courses in Law Enforcement Photography would be desirable.

License: Must possess and maintain a valid Missouri driver’s license while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of filing application and be able to present license at the time of the Oral Interview. Please note type of license, number, class, and expiration date on the Employment Application. Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver’s license will be required to present a “Driving Record Check” from their State’s Department of Motor Vehicles.

A limited number of applicants may be scheduled for the Oral Interview based on an evaluation of their education, experience and training as listed on the Employment Application. Complete the Employment History and Educational/Training sections of the Employment Application 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.

MEDICAL: The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and “DNA buccal swab”

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS: To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview. The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: Pass/Fail
  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 2444
May 31, 2016
Reopened 07/20/17
Reopened 08/08/17
2558-10G (No Wav)

View all jobs Apply

Was this page helpful?      

Comments are helpful!
500 character limit

Feedback is anonymous.

4 comments from people like you have helped us improve this page. Keep the feedback coming!