Applying To: Liquor Control Officer

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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: $35,802.00
  • Maximum: $47,502.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position are responsible for enforcing liquor laws and ordinances. Duties include investigating complaints, performing inspections, issuing summons and subpoenas, testifying in public hearings and in court, making arrests and seizing evidence. Positions require night, weekend and holiday assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for night and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Liquor Control Officer

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Law Enforcement, or closely related field; OR an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Law Enforcement, or a closely related field; plus two years of recent experience in law enforcement or a related investigative field.  OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Age:  Due to Federal and State regulations, applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of filing application.

Licenses: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following while employed by the City of St. Louis: a uniform exempt St. Louis Private Security Officer License and a valid Missouri driver's license. Applicants who do not possess a uniform exempt St. Louis Private Security Officer License must obtain it before completion of their working test period. Please note type of licenses, numbers and expiration dates on the Employment Application.

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Successful completion of a P.O.S.T. certified training program (minimum 600 hours) and Class A certification by the State of Missouri.  Previous liquor control/enforcement experience.  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

When completing the Employment History and the Educational/Training History sections of the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your education, training and experience relating to this position. Your employment experience and training will be used to determine whether you meet the entrance requirements for this position and to compute your experience and training evaluation. Applicants will only receive credit for their experience, training and education as shown on the application. Include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a Drug Screen Test, Physical Examination and successfully complete a Psychological Examination as part of the Medical examination procedure. Incumbents are subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests without advance notice 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.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

Examination Components and Their Weights

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

O.C. 3120
June 04, 2020
Reopened 08/17/21

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