Applying To: Airport Police Officer

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  • Minimum: $36,660.00
  • Maximum: $54,860.00

Applicants meeting the minimum experience and training requirements will start at $36,660 and have their pay advanced to $38,324 after being granted Class A certification by the State of Missouri.  Applicants with a Class A certification from the State of Missouri will be paid an annual salary of $38,324.  Proof of completion of P.O.S.T. certified training program (minimum of 600 hours) and  Class A certification by the State of Missouri must be submitted at the time of the Written Test.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position enforce local, state and federal laws and FAA regulations at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.  Duties include patrolling assigned areas, making arrests, conducting investigations and appearing in court as needed.

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

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certificate.

Age:  Due to Federal and State regulations, applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of filing application.

Certification/Deputization: Must be certified as a Police Officer by the State of Missouri and deputized as a Police Officer by St. Louis County, Missouri by completion of the working test period.

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 at the time of the Written Test.  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.  Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.

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

PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE TEST: Applicants with a Class A certification from the State of Missouri at the time of the Written Test will not be required to take the Physical Performance Test.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass a "Drug Screen" as part of the medical examination.  

Employees assigned to St. Louis Lambert International Airport may be eligible for a commuting allowance of $141.00 bi-weekly.  A ten year background investigation will be conducted in accordance with FAA regulations for positions at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

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 or at the time of the Oral Interview.  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 

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Written Exam: 40%
  • Oral Interview: 60%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Physical Abilities Test: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

    O.C. 2990
    August 14, 2019
    2141-12G (No Wav)

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