Applying To: Attorney III (Transactions)

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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: $72,202.00
  • Maximum: $113,282.00

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position in the City Counselor's Office are responsible for providing legal advice to the Mayor’s Office, City department heads and administrative boards and staff.  Work will include contract and transactional matters, pensions, tax, bond and other municipal finance issues. This will include the drafting of proposed legislation and coordinating with the City’s development agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a school of law approved by the American Bar Association; current membership in the Missouri Bar in good standing; plus four years of legal practice in one of the above areas.

Documentation of membership in the Missouri Bar must be submitted after filing Employment Application.

Applicants who apply online can mail this documentation to: Department of Personnel, 1114 Market Street, Room 700, St. Louis, MO 63101 Attention Alexandria Mazzola, Recruitment and Examination. Copies can also be scanned and emailed to:

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:  Previous legal practice in municipal affairs and familiarity with the structure and operations of City government is highly preferred.

When completing the application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education relating to this position. Your 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 must provide explanation for all changes in employment and any gaps in their employment history on the application. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.

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.


Last Date For Filing Application Is October 15, 2020

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

O.C. 3142
September 03, 2020
2363-18G (No Wav)

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