Applying To: Deputy City Counselor

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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: $102,726.00
  • Maximum: $161,356.00

Nature of Work

Incumbent in this position assists or acts in the absence of the City Counselor in the administration and management of all legal work and programs for the City. Responsibilities include: management and assignment of cases to subordinates; oversight and evaluation of various work sections within the Law Department; making recommendations on legal issues and departmental policy; contributing to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests; representing the City in complex/significant litigation and corporate matters, including those on appeal in Missouri and Federal Courts; responding to press and media inquiries; drafting, reviewing, and analyzing newly proposed legislation, and advising department heads and City officials.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Deputy City Counselor

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a school of law approved by the American Bar Association; current membership in the Missouri Bar in good standing; plus, ten years of progressively responsible legal practice including at least two years in a supervisory/management capacity.

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 September 22, 2021

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%
  • Service Rating: Pass/Fail

PROM 3317
September 08, 2021

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