Applying To: Liquor Control Officer

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Department: Excise Commissioner


  • Minimum: $42,718.00
  • Maximum: $54,782.00

Position Specifications

Incumbents in this position are responsible for enforcing liquor laws and ordinances. Duties include investigating complaints, performing inspections, issuing summons and subpoenas, testifying in public hearings and in court, making arrests and seizing evidence. Positions require night, weekend and holiday assignments. Candidates must provide their availability for night and weekend assignments on the Availability Section of the Employment Application.

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

Minimum Qualifications

An Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, Law Enforcement, or closely related field; OR two years of recent experience in law enforcement or a related investigative field. OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

Licenses: Applicants must possess and maintain all of the following while employed by the City of St. Louis: a uniform-exempt St. Louis Private Security Officer License and a valid Missouri driver's license. Applicants who do not possess a uniform-exempt St. Louis Private Security Officer License must obtain it before completion of their working test period. Please note type of licenses, numbers and expiration dates on the Employment Application. 

Documentation of academic credentials must be submitted upon request.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Previous liquor control/enforcement experience. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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 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.

MEDICAL: Candidates will be required to pass an oral swab Drug Screen Test, Physical Examination and successfully complete a Psychological Examination as part of the Medical examination procedure. Incumbents are subject to random Drug Screen and Alcohol Tests without advance notice as a condition of their employment. 

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.

Scoring Components and Their Weights

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

O.C. 3868

March 01, 2024

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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