Applying To: Attorney III (Affirmative Litigation)

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Department: City Counselor


  • Minimum: $76,596.00
  • Maximum: $120,198.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position in the City Counselor's Office are responsible for providing legal advice to the Mayor’s Office, City department heads, and administrative boards and staff. Duties include performing as strategists and litigation counsel addressing public health concerns, predatory business practices, and civil rights matters that affect the people of the City of St. Louis as well as direct harms to and the constitutionality of laws impacting the City of St. Louis itself in proactive plaintiffs' litigation on behalf of the City of St. Louis.

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Attorney III

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a school of law approved by the American Bar Association; current membership in the Missouri Bar in good standing or licensure in another state with eligibility for reciprocity in Missouri; plus four years of legal practice in civil litigation.

Documentation of membership in the Missouri Bar or licensure in another state must be submitted upon request.  

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 for 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.  


Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City website at

Scoring Components and Their Weights

  • Experience and Training: 100%

O.C. 3856

February 09, 2024

Last Date For Filing Application Is May 03, 2024

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