Applying To: Clerk Typist (Police Division Area Station Clerk)

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Department: Police Department


  • Minimum: $34,164.00
  • Maximum: $43,576.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position perform clerical support duties for the Area Desk, Detective Bureau, Property Room, and Prisoner Holdover. Examples of work include processing, maintaining, and filing police records and reports; data entry, including route mapping route information for patrol cars on duty; providing customer service that requires performing R.E.J.I.S (Regional Justice Information System) and M.U.L.E.S. (Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System) searches; preparing arrest register information and maintaining information on seized or recovered property.  This position may include contact with prisoners and requires regular punctual attendance in a 24-hour facility.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Clerk Typist

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate; plus two years of recent, full-time paid clerical/secretarial work experience; OR, graduation from an accredited two-year secretarial college/office assistant program; OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Positions require shift, weekend and holiday assignments and some mandatory overtime assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for shift and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.

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. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application. When completing the Employment History section of the application, include reasons for changes in employers and explain any gaps in employment. Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of their DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or upon request. The Director of Personnel may, in their discretion, accept alternate documentation.

CITY RESIDENTS PREFERENCE POINTS: City residents who pass an examination for a position in the classified service and do not receive any other preference will receive a five (5) point preference on a scale of 100 points on the exam. An additional one (1) point shall be added to the passing score of City residents who receive any other preference on a scale of 100 points.  City residents must have resided in the City for at least one (1) year at the time of filing their application to be eligible for the preference points. 

Some positions may require candidates to pass a “Character Investigation” prior to appointment. As part of the “Character Investigation”, candidates must meet the minimum screening requirements for certification to access the Regional Justice Information System (REJIS) and must maintain said certification while employed by the City of St. Louis.

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.  

Scoring Components and Their Weights

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

O.C. 3669

April 10, 2023

Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill the anticipated vacancies. Please submit application as soon as possible.

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