Applying To: Legal Investigator I

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Department: Civilian Oversight Board


  • Minimum: $38,636.00
  • Maximum: $60,372.00

Position Specifications

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

Minimum Qualifications

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.  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 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. 

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3502

March 24, 2022

Reopened May 10, 2022
Reopened September 22, 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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