Applying To: Legal Investigator I
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: $36,400.00
- Maximum: $56,888.00
Nature of Work
Incumbents in this position are responsible for investigating facts and circumstances for civil claims against the City and City personnel. Duties include: contacting witnesses and claimants; taking witness statements; obtaining records; investigating/photographing accident sites; serving summonses and subpoenas; writing reports of findings; initiating liability recommendations and settlement of claims and testifying in court proceedings and hearings.
For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Legal Investigator I
An Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, or a directly related field; plus one year of experience conducting field investigations dealing with legal issues. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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 it upon request. Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.
Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Considerable knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures, knowledge of rules of evidence and court procedures, knowledge of legal terminology, skill in locating, analyzing and organizing facts and evidence and skill in oral and written communications.
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: 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: 100%
No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.
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