Applying To: Prisoner Processing Clerk
Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.
- Minimum: $31,200.00
- Maximum: $40,196.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position are responsible for processing newly arrested prisoners. Duties include: assessing initial security levels appropriate for prisoners, placing them in proper cells and processing documents relative to their arrest, booking and final release. Shift differential of 1% is paid for evening, night and weekend shifts.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Prisoner Processing Clerk
A High school diploma or General Equivalency Certificate (G.E.D.); plus one year of experience working in basic security, law enforcement, or in a jail and/or correctional facility. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Certification: Must be able to obtain REJIS certification by completion of the working test period. Prisoner Processing Clerks must maintain their REJIS certification as a condition of their employment.
In order to be considered for this position applicants must be available to work all shifts which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. When necessary, Prisoner Processing Clerks must be able to work mandatory overtime. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Skill in using word processing and/or database software applications, REJIS Certification and CPR training.
When completing the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.
MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of the Medical examination. Incumbents are subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests as a condition of their employment.
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.
LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION: Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted on the Internet. Visit the City web site at http://stlouis-mo.gov/jobs
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.
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