Applying To: Security Officer

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Department: Comptroller's Office


  • Minimum: $34,424.00
  • Maximum: $47,372.00

The eligible list from this examination will be used to fill both permanent and per performance positions. Per performance positions are paid $16.55 on an hourly basis, do not require City residency and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for protecting assets and maintaining order through patrolling and guarding the St. Louis Gateway Transportation Center. Duties include checking for valid tickets to travel on Greyhound/Amtrak; monitoring security desk camera systems, common area, and food court; enforcing rules, regulations and laws as directed, and detaining persons who violate such rules for arrest by the proper authorities; and submitting daily written reports of hourly patrols and issues that occurred or any maintenance items that need to be addressed.

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

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience working in security, law enforcement, or corrections. 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. 

Security Officer License:  Must possess and maintain a valid Security Officer License while employed by the City of St. Louis. Must obtain license upon offer of employment before start date – employer will assist to obtain license.

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.

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
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail

O.C. 3692

May 18, 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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